manWilliam Peerless‏‎
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]

Marriage/ Related to:

womanMary ?‏‎
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.

Children:

1)
womanMary Peerless‏‎
Baptised ‎1824 Tunbridge Wells, Kent‎
Married firstly William Fowl, labourer of Tonbridge (d.bef 1824), then Thomas Gunner, labourer of Tonbridge, before 1824.
2)
manJoseph Peerless‏
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".
3)
manWilliam Peerless‏
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".
4)
womanAnn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1779 Groombridge, Kent‎, baptised ‎1824 Rotherfield, Sussex‎
Married George Best, farmer of Rotherfield, at Leigh, Kent 1798.
5)
manRobert Peerless‏
Born ‎C1781 Groombridge, Kent‎, died ‎Nov 1808‎, 26 or 27 years, bur. ‎30 Nov 1808 Speldhurst, Kent
6)
manJohn Peerless‏
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.
7)
manGeorge Peerless‏‎
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..
8)
manJames Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1789 Rotherfield, Sussex‎, died ‎before 1811‎, at most 22 years
9)
manDavid Peerless‏‎
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.
10)
manAbraham Peerless‏
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.