Born C1752, died Feb 1812, 59 or 60 years, bur. 28 Feb 1812 Speldhurst, Kent
Will dated 2.5.1811 proved at London 29.8.1812, her sons William & John Peerless Executors; beneficiaries were her daughters Mary, wife of William Fowl, and Ann, wife of George Best, her sons Joseph, William, John, George, David & Abraham, and her grandson William, son of her late son Robert.
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Born 7 Jun 1745 Withyham, Sussex. Son of Edward Pearless and Laetitia (Lettie) Tye
He may have married either Mary Bourne 18.11.1770 at All Saints, Maidstone or Mary Langridge 21.11.1773 at St Martins-in-the-Fields, Westminster [IGI]. [Ancestor of the families at SPELDHURST, GROOMBRIDGE, etc]
Baptised 1824 Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Married firstly William Fowl, labourer of Tonbridge (d.bef 1824), then Thomas Gunner, labourer of Tonbridge, before 1824.
Born C1772, died 15 Nov 1843 Southwark, London SE. (Guy's Hospital), 70 or 71 years. Occupations: Labourer (1843)
Married by banns; witnesses John Pickett & Mary Hallam, who were themselves married by banns at Wilmington 17.4.1797. The cause of his death was given as "accidentally run over by a wagon".
Born C1778, baptised Speldhurst, Kent, died 16 Mar 1846, 67 or 68 years, bur. Mar 1846 Speldhurst, Kent (MI). Occupations: Carpenter
Witnesses at their marriage in 1803 were George & Ann Best. Will dated 28.1.1844 proved 9.5.1846; witnesses were James Hartridge & William Davis (a smith of Langton Green, Speldhurst); Admon. granted to Elizabeth, the widow - "no executor".
Born C1779 Groombridge, Kent, baptised 1824 Rotherfield, Sussex
Married George Best, farmer of Rotherfield, at Leigh, Kent 1798.
Born C1781 Groombridge, Kent, died Nov 1808, 26 or 27 years, bur. 30 Nov 1808 Speldhurst, Kent
Born C1784 Rotherfield (Groombridge), Sussex, baptised 1819/21 Greenwich, Kent (Limekiln Lane), died before 1861, at most 77 years. Occupations: Labourer
When in 1827 at St Nicholas, Deptford John Peerless, a widower, married Frances Oak, a widow, both of that parish, one of the witnesses was John's brother Joseph, who had also witnessed the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth at the same church one month before. In 1841 Census John was an agricultural labourer living with Frances and their son John at Withyham, in 1851 Census a road labourer living with Frances at Crowborough Lane, Withyham; he was not with her in the 1861 Census.
Born C1787 Groombridge, Kent, baptised 1824
?Died 3Q 1869, Steyning, age 82. In 1851 Census a George Peerless (b.Rotherfield, unmarried) was living at High Street, New Shoreham with William Bradley and his brothers Thomas & Richard, all grocers; he was described as a carter, aged 70..
Born C1789 Rotherfield, Sussex, died before 1811, at most 22 years
Born C1791 Rotherfield (Groombridge), Sussex, baptised 1824 Langton, Speldhurst, Kent, died Dec 1824, 32 or 33 years, bur. 17 Dec 1824 Speldhurst, Kent. Occupations: Carpenter
Unmarried? Will dated 27.11.1824 proved at London 16.8.1825, probate to William Peerless, the brother & Sole Executor; beneficiaries were his brothers Joseph, William, John, George & Abraham and his sisters Mary Gunner & Ann Best.
Born C1794 Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1870 Rusthall, Speldhurst Kent (Denny Bottom), died 18 Mar 1870 Rusthall, Speldhurst Kent (Denny Bottom), 75 or 76 years. Occupations: Road Surveyor, Contractor
In 1851 Census he farmed 60 acres employing 5 labourers, living at Rusthall with his wife, their children (H)ellen & Henry & 3 visitors; in 1861 Census he was alone at Denny Bottom, Speldhurst. Will, when described as a road surveyor & contractor, dated 28.5.1869, proved at London 10.5.1870; probate to Thomas Fitness, farmer, & Henry Whitley of Tunbridge wells, solicitor's clerk; beneficiaries included his widow Charlotte, sons William, James & Henry and daughters Harriett Huntley, widow, Jane Saltmarsh & Ellen Russell.