Howdy Alan, I know the family you mean, unfortunately he married in Bradford and they are still in England in 1881 so I have had to eliminate them.
Marriages index June 1/4 1849: Moorhouse Edward Bradford Yorks 23 226 SpouseSarah Atkinson
1881 Census: 26 Frederick St., Bradford, Yorks film: 1342062 4441-77-27
Edward Moorhouse head married 55 street sweeper b. Bradford, Yorks Sarah Moorhouse wife married 53 b. Bradford, Yorks
So far have drawn a blank trying to locate your Edward in 1851 census or 1841 census, Though there is an Edward in Salford, Lancashire in 1851 that might fit. Ancestry.com has him indexed and though I own the cd set for Lancashire 1851 I'm blessed if I can spot him in Regent Road where he purportedly was according to Ancestry index, or anywhere else in Salford for that matter. Cheers Mark.