manJohn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1784 Rotherfield (Groombridge), Sussex‎, baptised ‎1819/21 Greenwich, Kent (Limekiln Lane), died ‎before 1861‎, at most 77 years. Occupations: Labourer. Son of William Peerless and Mary ?
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.

Married ‎12 Nov 1810 Speldhurst, Kent (at most 2 years married) to:

womanAnn Gunner‏‎
Died ‎before 1812


2nd marriage
manJohn Peerless‏‎

Married ‎23 May 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex (at most 15 years married) to:

womanSophia May‏‎
Died ‎before 1827
When John & Sophia married in 1812, John was a widower.

Children:

1)
womanJane Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1814 Withyham, Sussex‎‎
At her baptism her father was described as a labourer of Withyham.
2)
manJames Peerless‏
Born ‎23 Mar 1819 Greenwich, Kent (Limekiln Lane)‎, baptised ‎1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (7 Belgrave Road), died ‎2Q 1892 Tunbridge Wells, Kent‎, 72 or 73 years. Occupations: Railway switchman (1859)
When married by Banns in 1841 James was a labourer and he and Fanny were both living at "Tunbridge"; their fathers' names were not given in the marriage register, witnesses William Summers, Mary Ann Robinson and E Strodolph[?]. In 1851 Census he was a railway labourer, living at 4 Belgrave Terrace, Tunbridge Wells with his wife and children William, John, Sophia & Henry. In 1881 Census he, a porter, his wife and daughter Alice were at Tunbridge Wells; also in 1891 when they had their son George's daughter Olive with them.
3)
manWilliam Peerless‏‎
Born ‎19 May 1821 Greenwich, Kent (Limekiln Lane)‎‎


3rd marriage
manJohn Peerless‏‎

Married ‎23 Sep 1827 Deptford, London SE. (St Nicholas) (at most 34 years married) to:

womanFrances Oak‏‎
Born ‎C1796 Deptford, Kent‎, died ‎1 Jun 1864 Mark Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex‎, 67 or 68 years
When married in 1827 she was a widow and of Deptford parish. In the 1861 Census, when she was living with her son John and his wife at Burwash, she was described as "blind 2 years". In her death registration in 1864 she was described as "widow of John Peerless a farm labourer".

Child:

1)
manJohn Peerless‏
Born ‎C1825 Greenwich, Kent‎, died ‎23 Aug 1894 Uckfield, Sussex‎, 68 or 69 years, bur. ‎Aug 1894 Groombridge, Sussex (MI). Occupations: Superintendent of Police
In 1851 Census he was a Police Officer living at West Side, Rottingdean, Sussex with his wife. In 1861 Census he was a Sergeant of Police, living with his wife and his mother at the Square, Burwash, Sussex. In 1881 Census he was a Superintendent, living at the Police Station, Uckfield with his wife. In 1891 Census he was a Pensioner from Police Service, living with his wife at Brick Lane, Rotherfield. Will dated 18.9.1871 proved at Lewes 21.9.1894, probate to his widow as sole executrix and beneficiary.