Born C1778, baptised Speldhurst, Kent, died 16 Mar 1846, 67 or 68 years, bur. Mar 1846 Speldhurst, Kent (MI). Occupations: Carpenter. Son of William Peerless and Mary ?
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".
Married 8 Feb 1803 Frant, Sussex (43 years married) to:
Born C1782 Frant, Sussex, baptised 1851 Speldhurst, Kent, died 8 Jan 1864 Speldhurst, Kent, 81 or 82 years, bur. Jan 1864 Speldhurst, Kent (MI). Occupations: Laundress (1851)
In 1851 Census she was a widow living at Speldhurst with daughter Elizabeth & a lodger. Will dated 26.9.1861, probate granted 8.3.1864 to William Davis, blacksmith of Langton, Speldhurst, her son-in-law and sole executor; beneficiaries included her 6 children, James, Mary wife of Edward Wheatley, Elizabeth, William, Harriet wife of William Hartridge & Ellen wife of William Davis. Her parents were Thomas (1737-24.11.1821) & Jane (1758-19.7.1844) Stiles, who were buried with her and her family at Speldhurst.
Born 6 Jun 1803 Speldhurst, Kent, baptised Bromley & Croydon, died 14 Sep 1877 Croydon, Surrey (Cemetery - MI), 74 years. Occupations: Master Carpenter
In 1851 Census he was a master carpenter employing 1 man, living at Bromley with his wife Maria. In 1861 Census he was widowed, living at Bromley with his unmarried sister-in-law Elizabeth Stewart (50,b.London) as his housekeeper, his nephew John Ralph (25,b.West Cliffe, Kent, carpenter) and 2 lodgers. In 1871 Census he was living at Vine Cottage, Sheldon Street, Croydon with his second wife Sarah.
Born 11 Apr 1805 Groombridge, Kent
Married Edward Wheatley. In 1881 Census he was shown as a builder, born at Lamberhurst c1822, living at Bordyke, Tonbridge with his wife Mary & children Edward (b.c1855, Pembury, Kent), Fanny (b.c1858, Leigh, Kent) & Albert (b.c1863, Leigh, Kent); his wife Mary was shown as born c1821 at Cranbrook, Kent and, judging by the ages of the children, this was a second wife or perhaps a later daughter of William & Elizabeth Peerless. Edward & Mary had other children baptised at Leigh in 1847, 1850, 1853, 1856 & 1860.
Born 9 Apr 1807 Speldhurst, Kent, died before 1861, at most 54 years
Born 16 Oct 1808 Speldhurst, Kent, died 1Q 1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 72 or 73 years. Occupations: Laundress (1851&1861)
In 1851 Census she was unmarried, living with her mother at Speldhurst; also in 1861 Census at Little Farnham, Speldhurst.
Born 4 Feb 1811 Speldhurst, Kent, baptised 1851 Langton Green, Speldhurst, Kent, died 1Q 1883 Ticehurst, Sussex, 71 or 72 years. Occupations: Carpenter
In 1851 Census he was a carpenter, living at Langton Green with his wife and four children, Ann, Louis, Mary & William. In 1861 Census he and his wife and children Lewis[sic], Mary & William were still at Langton Green; with them was their son-in-law Charles J Booker, a widower, who had married their eldest daughter Ann in 1859. ?In 1881 Census William Peerless, widower shown as born at West Wickham[?], Kent c1811, was lodging with Harriet Golding at Union Street, Ticehurst, Sussex.
Born C1814 Speldhurst, Kent (Adams Well), died before 1881, at most 67 years
Married William Hartridge (b.c1814, Ashurst, Kent; bpt.24.4.1814, Speldhurst), son of Francis & Ann Hartridge, whose daughter Ann married Harriet's brother William Peerless. In 1881 Census he was a widower, a carpenter living at Speldhurst with his daughter Mary Jane (b.c1855, Ashurst); other children were George Peerless Hartridge (bpt.5.4.1840, Speldhurst), Albert (bpt.1.10.1843, Speldhurst) & William (bpt.27.4.1845, Speldhurst).
Born C1815, died 18 Oct 1836, 20 or 21 years, bur. Oct 1836 Speldhurst, Kent (MI)
Born C1819, died 16 Jul 1830, 10 or 11 years, bur. 20 Jul 1830 Speldhurst, Kent (MI)
Born 13 May 1821 Ashurst, Kent, died 30 Jul 1840, 19 years, bur. 1840 Speldhurst, Kent (MI)
10)Eleanor (Ellen) Peerless
Born C1823, died before 1881, at most 58 years
Married William Davis (b.c1823 Speldhurst, blacksmith) at St George, Southwark 4Q 1848; Vicar-General Marriage Licence dated 30.11.1848, William of St George the Martyr, Southwark, Ellen of Tonbridge, both over 21. In 1881 Census he was widowed, an ironmonger living at his cottage & forge at Speldhurst with his brother Jno.Davis, his daughters Ann (bpt.10.6.1856 Speldhurst) & Emily (b.c1862 Speldhurst) and a grand-daughter Alice Broughton (b.1876 Speldhurst). Another daughter was Ellen (bpt.7.2.1849 Speldhurst [VRI]).