manJames Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1819 Speldhurst, Kent, baptised ‎ Camberwell, Surrey & Rusthall, Kent, died ‎24 Jul 1885 Rusthall, Speldhurst Kent‎, 65 or 66 years. Occupations: Carpenter/Joiner. Son of Abraham Peerless and Charlotte Cousins
When married in 1842 living at Rye Lane, Camberwell; in 1851 Census Lansdowne Place, Peckham; in 1861 Census 9 Shards Road, Peckham; in 1871 Census 7 Vestry Rd, Camberwell, a widower with 3 unmarried daughters Ellen, Mary Ann & Harriett; in 1881 Census at Denny Bottom, Rusthall with his second wife Maria and their children Walter, Ada, Jessie & Alice. Will of 2.7.1885 proved 21.8.1885, Maria Peerless sole executrix and beneficiary; witnesses included his aunt Ellen Russell & his wife Maria.

Married ‎29 Nov 1842 Camberwell, Surrey (St George's) (24 or 25 years married) to:

womanAnn Munday‏‎
Born ‎C1817 Peckham, Surrey‎, died ‎2Q 1867 Camberwell, Surrey‎, 49 or 50 years
Daughter of Richard Munday, shoemaker. When married in 1842 she was living at Kent Road, Camberwell; one witness was Mary Ann Munday.

Children:

1)
manHenry William Peerless‏
Born ‎4Q 1843 Peckham, Surrey‎, baptised ‎1871&1881 Camberwell, Surrey (5 Vestry Road), died ‎2Q 1911 Camberwell, London SE.‎, 67 or 68 years. Occupations: Joiner
In 1871 Census he was living in Camberwell with his wife, 3 children and a niece Mary Saunders (13); in 1881 Census still in Camberwell with 9 children. In 1891 Census he was at 10 Vestry Road, Camberwell with 8 of his children, his wife being elsewhere in Camberwell, working as a monthly nurse. In 1901 he and his wife were still in Camberwell with their children Helena, Frederick, Emily & Harry.
2)
manJames Peerless‏
Born ‎21 Jul 1845 Peckham, Surrey (Lansdowne Place)‎, baptised ‎1881 Peckham, Surrey (2 Sturdy Road), died ‎2Q 1920 Camberwell, London SE.‎, 74 or 75 years. Occupations: Carpenter & joiner
The full address of his birthplace in 1845 was "Lansdowne Place, Commercial Road, Old Kent Road" Peckham. In 1881 Census he was living in Peckham with his wife, their 5 daughters and a lodger; in 1891 Census they were still at 2 Sturdy Road, Peckham with their 3 youngest daughters and a lodger; in 1901 Census he and his wife were living at Whitstable, Kent with their daughter Elizabeth.
3)
manAlfred Peerless‏
Born ‎3Q 1847 Camberwell, Surrey‎, baptised ‎ East Indies & Tunbridge Wells, Kent, died ‎20 Mar 1909 Tunbridge Wells, Kent‎, 61 or 62 years. Occupations: Carpenter & joiner (1901)
In 1881 Census he was living at Denny Bottom, Speldhurst, with his wife and daughters Lissie and Agnes. In 1891 Census he was living at Spa Cottage, Rusthall Rd, Tunbridge Wells, with his wife and children Elizabeth & Edwin [sic] Alfred, in 1901 with is wife and Edward. Will dated 9.8.1906, his address given as Spa Lodge, Langton Rd, Tunbridge Wells, proved at London 15.4.1909; probate to his son Edward Alfred, the sole beneficiary.
4)
manEdwin James Peerless‏
Born ‎13 Jun 1849 Camberwell, Sy. (Commercial/Old Kent Rd)‎, baptised ‎1881 Hackney, London E. (36 Bentham Road), died ‎4Q 1909 Hackney, London E.‎, 59 or 60 years. Occupations: Butcher
Only "Edwin" appears on his Birth Certificate; he was born at 1 Lansdowne Place, Commercial Road, Camberwell, but his father, registering his birth, was of "1 Lansdowne Place, Old Kent Road". Shown in 1881 Census Index as "James E Pearliss", then living at Hackney with his wife and their children Florence, Edward, Alice, Sarah, Arthur & Walter; in 1879 they had been living at 19 Wick Road, South Hackney. In 1901 Census he was living at 26 Retreat Place, Hackney with his wife and children Walter, Alice and Edith.
5)
womanEllen Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1852 Peckham, Surrey‎. Occupations: Housekeeper (1871)
6)
womanMary Ann Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1854 Peckham, Surrey‎. Occupations: Dressmaker (1871)
7)
womanHarriett Jane Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1856 Peckham, Surrey‎
8)
manWalter Lewis Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1860 Camberwell, Surrey, died ‎4Q 1860 Camberwell, Surrey‎, under 1 year old


2nd marriage/ relation
manJames Peerless‏‎

Marriage/ Related to:

womanMaria ?‏‎
Born ‎C1837 Heckfield, Hants.‎‎. Occupations: Laundress (1891)
In 1891 Census she was living at the Calverley Laundry, Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, with her daughters Jessie & Alice.

Children:

1)
manWalter James Peerless/ RE‏
Born ‎3Q 1871 Camberwell, Surrey‎, baptised ‎1901 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Poplar Cottages), died ‎28 Oct 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey (on active service)‎, 43 or 44 years. Occupations: Painter & house decorator
Sapper, 1st/3rd (Kent) Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Commemorated (with his son) on the Helles Memorial standing on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsular, which bears over 20,000 names of those who fell in the Gallipoli campaign but have no known grave.
2)
womanAda Maria Peerless‏
Born ‎2Q 1873 Camberwell, Surrey, baptised ‎1896 Canterbury, Kent (12 Union Row,Ivy Lane)‎. Occupations: Nursery Governess (1896)
3)
womanJessie Mary Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1875 Camberwell, Surrey‎, baptised ‎1901 Lewisham, London SE.‎. Occupations: Domestic help
In 1891 Census she was an assistant laundress, living with her mother and sister Alice at the Calverley Laundry, Tunbridge Wells.
4)
womanAlice Clara Peerless‏‎
Born ‎3Q 1877 Camberwell, Surrey‎‎
In 1891 Census she was an assistant laundress, living with her mother & sister at Calverley Laundry, Tunbridge Wells; in 1901 she was a cook domestic at Croydon. ?Married 4Q 1904, Croydon.