I haven't come across many Jonathan Metters that were tailors so this is a possiblity.
Do you have any more information such as approximate date of birth?
NB - I never did find a registered birth entry for my Emma although someone in Devon was able to locate a very likely baptism record.
Pauls buildings formerly a factory#104
Jonathan Metters, head, mar., 39, tailor, Whitchurch, Dev.Deaf, not from birth.
Emeline Metters, wife, 38, Tavistock, Dev
William Metters, son, 15, copper miner, Tavistock, Dev (b:c1846)
Jessey Metters, dtr., 13, mine girl, Tavistock, Dev (b:c1848)
Henry Metters, son, 11, errand boy, Tavistock, Dev
Emma Metters, dtr., 9, scholar, Tavistock, Dev
Elizabeth Metters, dtr., 7, scholar, Tavistock, Dev
Sampson Metters, son, 5, scholar, Tavistock, Dev m: Dec. 1877
Reginall Metters son, 3, scholar, Tavistock, Dev
James Metters son, 3 weeks, Tavistock, Dev
Head: METTERS, JonathanNeighbors84361
Name Relationship Mar AgeSex OccupationBirthplace
JonathanMETTERS Head M 27 M Taylor Whitchurch-DEV
EmmaMETTERS Wife M 27 F --- Tavistock-DEV
JohnMETTERS Son - 7 M Scholar Tavistock-DEV
WilliamMETTERS Son - 5 M Scholar Tavistock-DEV
JessyMETTERS Daur - 3 F Scholar Tavistock-DEV
HarryMETTERS Son - 1 M --- Tavistock-DEV
HenryROGERS Lodg M 31 M Hair Dresser Blackfriess-SUR
Address: Brook St, Tavistock
Census Place: Tavistock Tavistock, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1883 Folio: 575 Page: 35 FHL Film: 0221032
As you can see there was a John in the household 1851 but disappeared by 1961.Do this help you?