manEdward Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1834, baptised ‎1881 Fordcombe, Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill)‎. Occupations: Bricklayer journeyman. Son of George Peerless and Jane Chapman
In 1861 Census he was at Penshurst with his wife and son Edward; in 1871 Census he was a bricklayer living at Spring Hill Cottage, Fordcombe, Penshurst with his wife and children Edward, Agnes, George, Kate & Fanny; in 1881 Census he was still at Spring Hill Cottage, with his second wife Mary Ann, his daughters Kate & Fanny, and her daughter Eva Blackman & Emma Ansett. ?Died 2Q 1886, Sevenoaks, aged 49.

Married ‎4Q 1859 Tunbridge, Kent (16 or 17 years married) to:

womanEliza Nash‏‎
Born ‎C1839, died ‎3Q 1876 Sevenoaks, Kent‎, 36 or 37 years

Children:

1)
manEdward Peerless‏‎
Born ‎3Q 1860 Penshurst, Kent‎
2)
womanAgnes Flora Peerless‏‎
Born ‎4Q 1862 Penshurst, Kent‎
3)
manGeorge Percy Peerless‏
Born ‎8 Jan 1865 Spring Hill, Penshurst, Kent‎, baptised ‎ Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill)‎. Occupations: Gardener(Domestic) (1894)
In 1891 Census he was living at Spring Hill Cottage, Penshurst with his widowed step-mother Mary and a boarder; in 1901 Census he was at Spring Hill, Fordcombe with his wife, their children George, Mary, James & Harry, and his step-mother Mary Ann Peerless.
4)
womanKate Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1868 Fordcombe, Kent‎
In 1891 Census she was a domestic cook at Reed House, Wrotham, Kent.
5)
womanFanny Peerless‏‎
Born ‎15 Dec 1870‎, died ‎2Q 1885 Sevenoaks, Kent‎, 14 or 15 years


2nd marriage
manEdward Peerless‏‎

Married ‎2Q 1878 Tunbridge, Kent to:

womanMary Ann Blackman‏‎
Born ‎C1844 Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent‎, baptised ‎1901 Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill)‎. Occupations: Laundress
Previously married to William Ansett, 4Q 1872 Tunbridge; in 1881 Census, after her marriage to Edward Peerless, their household included her daughter Emma Ansett (b.2Q 1873, Rusthall). Also in the household was her daughter Eva Sophia Blackman (b.c1871, Rusthall), who married Robert Martin, Sevenoaks 3Q 1872, and who in 1894 was a witness at the marriage of Mary Ann's step-son George Percy Peerless to Martha Edith Blackman. In 1901 Census, a widow, she lived at Spring Hill with George & Martha Peerless and their family.