manRichard Peerless‏‎
Born ‎5 Dec 1807 Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎ East Sheen, Surrey, died ‎23 Mar 1864 Ramsgate, Kent (2 Rodney Place)‎, 56 years, bur. ‎1864 Ramsgate, Kent (St.Lawrence). Occupations: Bailiff & gardener. Son of William Peerless and Sarah Chapman
1841 Census describes him as the bailiff at Palewell Lodge, home of the Gilpin family; in 1851 the same, with Mary, his wife, a "milkmaid" and their eldest son George a "gardener". In 1861 Census he was a gardener, living with his wife Mary at Mount Pleasant Cottage, Rodney Place, Ramsgate.

Married ‎25 May 1830 Mortlake, Surrey (St.Mary the Virgin) (33 years married) to:

womanMary Read‏‎
Born ‎1806 Ramsgate, Kent, died ‎1880 Hackney, London E. (230 Wick Road)‎, 73 or 74 years, bur. ‎ London (Manor Park Cemetery)
In 1871 Census she was living with her daughter Jane at 28 Market Street, St George, Southwark.

Children:

1)
manWilliam Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1832, died ‎5 Feb 1832‎, under 1 year old, bur. ‎5 Feb 1832 Mortlake, Surrey (St.Mary the Virgin)
2)
manGeorge Read Peerless‏
Born ‎1832 East Sheen, Sy.(Bailiffs Lodge,Palewell), baptised ‎1881 Clapham, London (Park Hill House), died ‎2 Apr 1904 Clapham, London (Park Hill House)‎, 71 or 72 years, bur. ‎ Forest Hill, SE. (Camberwell Cmty. - MI). Occupations: Cloth Manufacturer
First a gardener at Palewell, at the time of his marriage a "merchants clerk". Joined a "cloth-shrinking" company, founded in 1689 by a Dutchman Bartholomew Vanderplank, and took over the firm in 1864, therafter trading as G R Peerless & Co.; the business prospered and later moved to 61 Old Street, EC. George retired in 1900 and the firm carried on under his sons, surviving until 1966, when goodwill, trade marks & plant were sold; Peerless St, EC was named after the firm. In 1881 Census George and his family were named "Pearless".
3)
manStephen Read Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1835 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), baptised ‎ Australia‎
In 1851 Census he was page to William Gilpin, Treasurer of Christ's Hospital, living with the Gilpin family in the Parish of Christ Church, Newgate Street, London EC.
4)
womanAlice Read Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1837 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), died ‎1843‎, 5 or 6 years, bur. ‎1843 Mortlake, Surrey (St.Mary the Virgin)
5)
womanMary Peerless‏‎
Born ‎11 Nov 1838 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), baptised ‎ Ramsgate, Kent (2 Rodney Place)‎
Married a confectioner from Essex; her father died at her home at 2 Rodney Place, Ramsgate.
6)
manRichard Peerless‏‎
Born ‎16 Feb 1841 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), died ‎24 Mar 1843‎, 2 years, bur. ‎1843 Mortlake, Surrey (St.Mary the Virgin)
7)
manWilliam Peerless‏‎
Born ‎23 Sep 1842 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), died ‎1845‎, 2 or 3 years, bur. ‎1845 Mortlake, Surrey (St.Mary the Virgin)
8)
womanJane Alice Peerless‏‎
Born ‎23 Jan 1845 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell)‎. Occupations: Confectioneress (1871)
In 1861 Census she was a house servant at 1 Ryan Place, Tunbridge Wells. Married a blacksmith 3Q 1875, Lambeth.
9)
womanMartha Mercy Peerless‏‎
Born ‎9 Apr 1847 E.Sheen, Surrey (Bailiff'sLdge,Palewell), died ‎21 Sep 1865 Newington, London‎, 18 years
Had been in service at Ramsgate, before her death of tuberculosis at 18.