John William Pearless
Born C1810 Hartfield, Sussex, baptised 1851 Hartfield, Sussex (Rogers Town), died before 1866, at most 56 years. Occupations: Gardener/Farm Labourer. Son of John Peerless and Frances (Fanny) Hards
When married he was living at East Grinstead. In 1841 Census he was living with Jane at Rogers Town, Holtye; in 1851 they were still at Rogers Town with their children William (9), George (6), Harry (4) & Eliza (9mos); in 1871 Census Jane, a widow, was living at Forest Row with daughters Eliza & Selina, and 3 boarders.
Married 1 Jun 1839 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun's) (at most 27 years married) to:
Born C1810 East Grinstead, Sussex, died 26 Sep 1878 East Grinstead, Sussex (Glen-Vue), 67 or 68 years
Daughter of William Huggett, labourer. When married she was living at East Grinstead; witnesses were John Huggett & Harriett Huggett. Other records gave her birthplace as Forest Row.
1)William John Pearless
Born 1Q 1842 Hartfield, Sussex, baptised 1891 East Grinstead, Sussex (30 Glen Vue Rd.), died Dec 1895 East Grinstead, Sx. (Green Hedges Ave.), 52 or 53 years, bur. 8 Dec 1895 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Carpenter
In 1861 Census he was in service at Ardingly, Sussex. In 1881 Census he was living with his wife and children William, Elizabeth & Harry in Glen Vue Road, East Grinstead; in 1891 still in Glen Vue Road with children Harry and Albert.
Born 5 Nov 1844 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1866 Bethnal Green, London E., died 2Q 1890 Battle, Sussex, 45 or 46 years. Occupations: Coachman
George and Elizabeth were married by Banns in 1866, both living in Bethnal Green; their fathers were deceased and William Pearless and Sarah Hollingdale were witnesses. In 1871 Census they and their daughter Elizabeth were lodging with William Annett & family at Church St, Walton-on-Thames, he described as a Flyman and both George & Elizabeth as born at East Grinstead. 1881 Census gave his birthplace as Shoebridges, Kent; he was then living at French St, Sunbury, Middx. with his wife and daughters Lily & Ada.
Born 4Q 1846 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1891 Mile End, London E. (3 Mile End Place), died 3Q 1939 Bethnal Green, London E., 92 or 93 years. Occupations: Police Constable
1851 Census gives birthplace as Cowden, Kent, 1881 & 1891 as Hartfield, Sussex and 1901 as Holtye, Sussex. When married in 1867 he was a groom at Forest Row, and the family were there in 1871 Census. In 1881 Census they were at 378 Cable St, Shadwell E.; in 1891 Census they were at Mile End with children Harry, Arthur, Jesse, Ellen & Emily; in 1901 Census he was a caretaker living at Bethnal Green with his wife and children Arthur, Flora, Jesse, Ellen, Stanley & Daisy.
Born 15 Jun 1850 Forest Row, Sussex, died 23 Oct 1925 Richmond, Surrey, 75 years
In 1861 Census she was living in Gt.College Street, St Pancras with her aunt & uncle, John & Harriett Garrod; Harriett was Eliza's mother Jane's sister (b.c1824,Forest Row) and John was described as "Grainer.Itinerant Baptist Minister". 1861 & 1871 Censuses gave her birthplace as Holtye.
Born 3Q 1853 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised 1877 East Grinstead, Sussex (West Street)
Witnesses at her marriage were William Pearless (her brother-in-law?) and Louisa Arnold.