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".

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


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.