William Austen Pearless
Born 1 Nov 1837 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised 1867,1874,1885 East Grinstead, Sx. (Uplands, Ship St), died 28 Jun 1885 East Grinstead, Sx. (Uplands, Ship St), 47 years, bur. 4 Jul 1885 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Solicitor. Son of William Pearless and Mary Ann(e) Richardson
Qualified 1858; partner, Pearless & Sons, Solicitors, E. Grinstead. Commanded the E. Grinstead Coy. of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers 1863-6, as Captain, and again from 1871 to his death in 1885; Hon.Major 1881. In 1874 described as owning a Freehold house and land, Uplands. His widow was sole Executrix of his Will dated 5.5.1884, proved 24.8.1885; no children, but he had adopted Sidney Pearless, younger son of his deceased brother Charles, and provided for him in his Will. Sidney and his brother Charles were living at Uplands in 1881.
Married 16 Jul 1863 Brighton, Sussex (St.Nicholas) (21 years married) to:
Louisa Elizabeth Evershed
Born C1843 Brighton, Sussex, baptised 1891 East Grinstead, Sussex (Uplands)
Witnesses at her first wedding were Ewen Evershed and Elizth.Evershed; at her second they were "Ellen Shapland, Ada Freeman Gell, A F Terrel Shapland & Harry Edgell".