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). Son of John Peerless and Sophia May
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.
Married 7 Mar 1841 Tonbridge, Kent (Parish Ch) (50 or 51 years married) to:
Born C1820 Tonbridge, Kent, baptised 1881
1)William Saunders Summers Peerless
Born 1Q 1842 Tonbridge, Kent, baptised 1891 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (27 Belgrave Rd), died 1Q 1916 Tonbridge, Kent, 73 or 74 years. Occupations: Grocer & dealer (1891)
In 1861 Census he was a seaman at Portsea, Hants, a visitor at 17 Northam Rd. In 1891 Census he and his wife had his stepson Albert Wm.Gilbert (14), a shoemaker's apprentice, living with them. In 1901 Census, a furniture porter, he was living at 77 Goods Station Rd, his wife at 20 Ely Lane, both at Tunbridge Wells.
Born 3Q 1844 Tonbridge, Kent, baptised 1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Up.Grosvenor Rd.), died 4Q 1885 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 40 or 41 years. Occupations: Greengrocer & Cow keeper
In 1881 Census he was living with his wife, daughter Alice, and visitors George Dann, his wife Emma & daughter Bernice.
Born 2Q 1847 Tonbridge, Kent
Married 4Q 1873, Tunbridge. In 1881 Census she was living at Lewes with her husband Martin Langridge, an ironmonger traveller, and their three children.
4)Henry James Peerless
Born 3Q 1849 Tonbridge, Kent, baptised 1874 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (6 Auckland Road), died 3Q 1879 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 29 or 30 years. Occupations: Builders's Lab. (1874)
Born C1852 Tonbridge, Kent
6)George James Peerless
Born 20 May 1854 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Belgrave Terrace), baptised 1881 Ashford, Kent (24 Beaver Place), died 4Q 1931 Tonbridge, Kent, 76 or 77 years. Occupations: Railway signalman (1894)
In 1881 Census he was at Ashford with his wife Rebecca and daughter Kate; he was described as "Railway shunter (pointsman)". In 1891 Census after Rebecca's death and before he remarried in 1894, he was living at 31 Vale Rd, Tonbridge with his children Kate & Harry; his youngest child Olive was with his parents James & Fanny. In 1901 Census he was a railway signalman, living at 8 Woodside Rd, Tonbridge with Eliza, their children Philip & Ivy, and his step-sons Ernest and John.
7)Alfred Jeremiah Peerless
Born 25 Oct 1856 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Belgrave Terrace), baptised 1901 Corby, Northants. (Town Hill Lane), died 4Q 1944 Kettering, Northants., 87 or 88 years. Occupations: Railway platelayer
In 1901 Census he was living at Corby with his wife, their children Sarah Lillie, Samuel, Harry, James, Daisy & Olive, a cousin William Corral (b.c1851, Deene) and a boarder.
8)Edward Albert Peerless
Born 12 Apr 1859 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Station Road), baptised 1901 Corby, Northants., died 3Q 1926 Kettering, Northants., 66 or 67 years. Occupations: Railway platelayer (1901)
In 1891 Census he was living at Corby with his wife; in 1901 Census they were at Weldon Rd, Corby with his step-son Bert Streather (b.c1885, Corby), a bricklayer's labourer.
Born 4Q 1861 Tunbridge (?Tonbridge), Kent
Born 2Q 1864 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised 1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Occupations: Domestic servant
In 1881 & 1891 Censuses she was unmarried, living with her parents; in 1891 a dressmaker.