Stephen George Peerless
Born 7 Aug 1857 Stockwell, London (3 Angel Place), baptised 1934 112 Grosvenor Rd, Chelsea (& FinchleyRd), died 6 Nov 1934 Hampstead, London N. (613 Finchley Road), 77 years. Occupations: Manufacturer. Son of George Read Peerless and Harriet Spalding
Joined G R Peerless & Co.in 1886. In 1891 living at Wimbledon with his wife & children Charles, Olive, Herbert, Harold & an unnamed infant daughter. In 1901 living at Reigate with his wife & children Olive, Ethel & Godfrey. 20.10.1916 announced that his partnership with his brothers Frederick & George, trading as Peerless & Sons Clothworkers & Shrinkers, was dissolved; Frederick & George continued trading under the same name. Admon.with Will dated 31.8.1886 granted to Rev.Herbert R Peerless, Clerk, 9.1.1935, his widow being sole beneficiary.
Married 3Q 1881 Camberwell, London SE. (52 or 53 years married) to:
Annie Frances Stevens
Born C1860 Camberwell, London SE., baptised 1923 Hampstead, London N. (9 Finchley Road), died 15 Apr 1935 Hampstead, London N. (613 Finchley Road), 74 or 75 years
Daughter of Charles Samuel & Ann Francis Stevens, of 36 Talfourd Rd, Camberwell; her father was Clerk to the Board of Guardians & Superintendent Registrar (b.c1834, Camberwell) [see 1881 & 1891 Census]. Will dated 12.8.1923 proved at London 31.5.1935, probate to Rev.Herbert Read Peerless & Rev.Harold Frederick Peerless, both clerks; beneficiaries were her husband and children, her daughters Olive Annie & Ethel Clara Peerless being particularly mentioned.
1)Charles Stephen Peerless
Born 3Q 1884 Camberwell, London SE., baptised Harrow, Middx. (1 Gerald Road), died 14 Aug 1916 France, 31 or 32 years, bur. 1916 Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Occupations: Officer, RFA
Joined G R Peerless & Co before serving in the Army in France. Second Lieut.,"C"Bty. 166th Bde., Royal Field Artillery; killed in France and buried at Dartmoor Cemetery (I.F.74), Becordel-Becourt, nr.Albert. Will proved 4.1.1917 at London; his widow sole Executor.
2)Olive Annie Peerless
Born 4 Mar 1886 Camberwell, London SE., died 1Q 1976 Chilterns, Bucks., 89 or 90 years
3)Herbert Read Peerless/, Rev
Born 1Q 1888 Camberwell, London SE., baptised 1934 Bethnal Green E. (St Simon Zealots Vic.), died 1962, 73 or 74 years. Occupations: Cleric
Unmarried. In 1901 Census with brother Harold boarding at School House, South Lees, Littlehampton, Sussex. Watercolourist: sketches in Suffolk R.O.Ipswich (Blythburgh Church, Aug.1910), Glos.R.O. (c1909) and Beds.Archives (Elstow, Aug 1909) given by his niece Miss M Peerless. Served WWI; commissioned from Inns of Court OTC, 2nd Lieut. 8th Bn.Sherwood Foresters 11.6.1915; Lieut., Notts.& Derbys.Regt. 1.6.1916.
4)Harold Frederick Peerless/, Rev. AKC
Born 14 Apr 1889 Camberwell, London SE., baptised 1935 Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middx. (Ingleby Ct.), died 14 Mar 1975 Worthing, Sussex, 85 years, bur. ?, West Sussex (St Mary). Occupations: Cleric
Executor, with his brother Herbert, of his mother's Will (1935). Ordained 1913 and a member of the Church Lads' Brigade 1909-1954; General Secretary of the Brigade 1935-1954. Unmarried.
Born Apr 1890 Wimbledon, Surrey, died before 1923, at most 33 years
6)Ethel Clara Peerless
Born 4Q 1891 Wimbledon SW., died 1937, 45 or 46 years
7)Geoffrey Samuel Peerless
Born 17 Aug 1893 Wimbledon SW., died 1Q 1976 St Marylebone, London W., 82 or 83 years
No issue. A Codicil to his father's Will dated 10.1.1930 read "my capital in 85 Kings Rd, Chelsea SW3, that is the business carried on by myself and my son Geoffrey Samuel Peerless remains in the said business".