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

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

manJohn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1784 Rotherfield (Groombridge), Sussex‎, baptised ‎1819/21 Greenwich, Kent (Limekiln Lane), died ‎before 1861‎, at most 77 years. Occupations: Labourer, ‎1st marriage to: Ann Gunner, ‎2nd marriage to: Sophia May, ‎3rd marriage to: Frances Oak. 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.

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)‎‎