Charles Durrant Pearless/, Dr
Born 4Q 1842 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised Sevenoaks, Kent (The Vicarage), died 19 Nov 1874 Sevenoaks, Kent, 31 or 32 years, bur. 23 Nov 1874 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Surgeon. Son of William Pearless and Mary Ann(e) Richardson
In 1871 Census, shortly before his marriage, he was living at Sevenoaks with his young brother Walter and 3 servants. In the 1874 Electoral Register for East Grinstead he was described as being "of Sevenoaks", but owning a share in a freehold house in Middle Row, East Grinstead. Died of Diphtheria 1n 1874. Will dated 1.9.1874, proved at London 9.12.1874; his brother William Austen Pearless and his wife Louisa appointed executors.
Married 12 Apr 1871 Roehampton, Surrey (Holy Trinity) (3 years married) to:
Louisa Blanche Maud Harrison
Born C1851 Roehampton, Surrey, baptised 1901 South Bearsted, Bognor, Sx. (SouthCroft)
Daur.of William & Sarah Harrison of Roehampton, who were witnesses at their marriage; other witnesses were Mary Ann Pearless and Mr Pearless(sic). In 1881 Census, 6 years after her husband's death, she and her daughter Fanny (7) were living with her parents at Ellenborough House, Putney. When she remarried Dr Francis Tayler in 1889 her residence was East Grinstead and witnesses were James R Pearless, M E Young and E C Head. She was a witness at her the marriage of her son Charles in 1897.
1)Charles Wm. Pearless/ CMG.DSO. Brig.Gen
Born 14 Feb 1872 Sevenoaks, Kent (The Vicarage), baptised 1940 Gerrards X, Bucks (Rokeby,Latchmoor Ave), died 19 Mar 1940, 68 years. Occupations: Army officer (SWalesBord)
In 1881, after their father died in 1874, he and his brother were scholars living with their uncle, Wm.A Pearless, at East Grinstead. Joined South Wales Borderers; served S.African War 1900-02 and WW I 1914-19; DSO 1917; CMG 1918; Temp.Brig-Gen.1918-9; DA & QMG Peshawar District 1920; Temp.Col.on Staff 1921; AA & QMG Burma 1923-4; retired 1925. At CGdeR/KMCP wedding 1902. Will 14.1.36 proved at London 7.5.1940, executors his widow & F C Woodbridge, solicitor.
2)Sidney Harrison Pearless
Born 6 Feb 1873 Sevenoaks, Kent (The Vicarage), baptised 1931 East Grinstead, Sussex (?Fairlight), died 17 Jun 1939 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Kent & Sx.Hosp.), 66 years. Occupations: Tea Planter in Ceylon
Under two when his father died in 1874; adopted by his uncle W A Pearless who provided for him in his Will. Educ.Brighton Coll.& Clare Coll.Camb (1891). Tea planter, Ceylon; witnessed brother Charles's marriage 1897. Served WWI 1914/9 (Rifle Brigade; France 1914/8; Capt.RASC). His Will of 8.12.1931 left legacies to 5 employees, mostly living at Fairlight, E.Grinstead, residue to his niece Joan Garrington, Burgess Hill, but no mention of his wife Mary; probate London 7.7.1939 to G W Mason, Solicitor, East Grinstead. Effects ¹26.
3)Fanny Maud Catherine Pearless
Born 2Q 1874 Sevenoaks, Kent
In 1901 Census she was living with her mother and her step-sister Mabel C Tayler at South Croft, South Bearsted, Bognor, Sussex. Married Gerald Arthur Garrington 3Q 1907, Havant, Hants. and had a daughter Joan Mary, who was a beneficiary under the Wills of both her maternal uncles.