In 1870 (aged 17), Creswick was living at Pomona St, Eccalsall, Bierlow, Yorks.
1871 (aged 18), the census lists him as living at 92 Freedom Rd, Nether Hallam, Yorks. Creswick is listed as a knife grinder. The possibility is that his occupation as a knife grinder did not last very long. We can speculate that this might have been because of the adverse effect it may have had on his health.
1873. Marries Fanny Goodhall.
1874. Birth of son, William