Martha Edith Blackman
Born C1866 Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, died 1Q 1936 Lewisham, London SE., 69 or 70 years
Daughter of Joseph Blackman, a coachman, and presumably related to her stepmother-in-law Mary Ann Peerless. When married in 1894 she was living at Fordcombe, as was George Peerless; witnesses were Richard Pope Scrace and Eva Sophia Martin (nee Blackman).
Married 8 Sep 1894 Fordcombe, Kent (St Peter) (41 or 42 years married) to:
George Percy Peerless
Born 8 Jan 1865 Spring Hill, Penshurst, Kent, baptised Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill). Occupations: Gardener(Domestic) (1894). Son of Edward Peerless and Eliza Nash
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.
1)George Edward James Peerless/, MM
Born 29 Oct 1894 Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill), baptised 1940 Wandsworth, London SW. (6 Ridgemount Rd), died 26 Oct 1940 London W. (Curzon St.House, Curzon St), 45 years
Served WWI; Private, Royal W.Kent Regt.; Military Medal 22.1.1917. Died as a result of enemy action WWII; commemorated in the City of Westminster section of the Civilian War Dead Register.
2)Mary Alice Peerless
Born 4Q 1897 Penshurst, Kent
Born 15 May 1900 Penshurst, Kent, died Jan 1985 Lewisham, London SE., 84 years
Born Apr 1901 Penshurst, Kent, died 1Q 1967 Surrey SE., 65 or 66 years
Born 7 Feb 1902 Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill), died 4Q 1979 Dartford, Kent, 76 or 77 years. Occupations: Royal Navy