1861 census he is a nurse child in the William Lee home St Paul Parish, Exeter Devon, In the 1871 census Alfred is in the Bristol City Workhouse, Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England. William Lee, his mother, & son Eli are in the Exeter Workhouse.
1873 Alfred was listed as an orphan and with 11 other Home Children was sent to Canada with Annie MacPherson who had brought several hundred children to Canada, she had a half way house in Belleville "Marchmont" one in Galt " Blair Atol" and one in Knowlton Quebec, she later also worked with Dr Barnardo.
Alfred left Liverpool England 24 April 1873, on the Circassian and landed on 7 May 1873 in Quebec
The info from the Barnado records say his father died when he was about 5 or 6 and his mother ran off, he had no siblings or relatives. I've not been able to find a birth record, or marriage of his parents, nor death records for them. Would luv to connect the dots, I have done DNA testing and would luv to hear from any one interested in the EVIS or REID surnames.