Born C1821 Cowden, Kent, baptised Cowden, Kent, died 3Q 1887 Sevenoaks, Kent, 65 or 66 years. Occupations: Agricultural labourer. Son of Richard Pearless and Elizabeth Glover
In 1851 Census James was living at Cowden, with his wife and children James, George & Ann; in 1861 at Grove Cottage, Cowden with his wife, their children George, Ann & Ellen, and a niece Ann Reed (b.c1845, Edenbridge) a domestic servant; in 1881 still at Grove Cottage with his wife, their unmarried son Abraham, and a sister-in-law Elen Shirley (b.c1809, Lingfield, Surrey).
Married 2Q 1841 Sevenoaks, Kent (45 or 46 years married) to:
Born C1820 Hartfield, Sussex, baptised 1902 Penshurst, Kent (Walters Green), died 3 Mar 1902 Penshurst, Kent (Walters Green), 81 or 82 years
Will dated 8.5.1897, proved at London 16.4.1902, probate to sons James, park constable, & Abraham Peerless [sic], labourer. In 1891 Census she was living at Grove Cottage, Mark Beech, Cowden with her widowed sister Elen Shirley (b.c1810, Lingfield, Surrey "living on private means"); Ann was described as "Pensioner on an estate".
In 1861 Census she was a housemaid at a Ladies School at 25 Milner Square, Islington.
Born C1841 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1881 St Leonards-on-Sea, Sx.(7 Peyton Road), died 2Q 1928 Tonbridge, Kent, 86 or 87 years. Occupations: Gardener & Park constable
In 1871 Census he was a coachman at 7 Cross St, Hastings with his wife and 3 children, in 1881 Census at St Leonard's with 4 children. In 1891 Census he was a gardener living at 5 Shornden Terrace, St Leonard's with his wife and son Henry, with 6 boarders & lodgers; in 1901 Census at the same address he was a jobbing gardener, living with his wife and grand-daughter Lily Edwards (b.c1894, St Leonard's). In 1902 he was executor of his mother's Will, described as a park constable.
Born 1Q 1845 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1881 Hever, Kent. Occupations: Agricultural labourer
In 1881 Census he was living at Hever with his wife Sarah Ann, their children Kate, Jane & George, and two illegitimate daughters, Nelly Smith (b.c1869, Hartfield) & E Smith (b.1874, Cowden). In 1891 Census he was at Buckhurst, Mark Beech, Cowden with his wife and their children Rhoda, Mercy, Alfred & Emily. In 1901 Census they were still at Mark Beech, with their son Alfred, and their daughter Kate's daughter Gertrude (described as their daughter in the Census, with Sarah Ann's age given as 45). ?Died 4Q1919, Sevenoaks age 73.
Born C1847 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1866 Mark Beech, Cowden, Kent
Married firstly 10.11.1866 at Mark Beech to Thomas Burfoot of Mark Beech (age 23, a labourer, son of William Burfoot, a labourer); witnesses included Ellen Pearless & James Pearless [MCert]. Married secondly 8.5.1871 at Hartfield to Joseph Sheppard, son of William Sheppard. In both marriage registers her surname was spelt Pearless.
Born 4Q 1852 Cowden, Kent
Born 1Q 1859 Sevenoaks, Kent
Born 2Q 1862, baptised 1901 Hever, Kent, died 1Q 1947 Tonbridge, Kent, 84 or 85 years. Occupations: Ag.Labourer
In 1891 Census he was an agricultural labourer, living at "Two House No.1", Lingfield, Surrey with his wife; in 1901 at Hever with his wife & son William.