I am quite pleased that he's come to live here and like him quite a lot despite the fact that he's something of a mystery. By that I mean, I'm not sure who made him. Usually, the puppet-maker would leave a mark inside the puppet, often around the base of his neck. This one, however has no sign of such a mark or signature.
My guess, and it's only a guess based on his physical characteristics, is that he's the work of Victorian Punch and Judy man, Albert Smith. Compare my little fellow to this example of Smith's work on this Punch and this Joey the Clown and see what you think.