Born 1Q 1845 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1881 Hever, Kent. Occupations: Agricultural labourer. Son of James Peerless and Ann Read
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.
Marriage/ Related to:
Sarah Ann Smith
Born C1852 Hartfield, Sussex
1)Kate Maria Peerless
Born 1Q 1874 Cowden, Kent, baptised 1901 Sundridge, Kent (The Workhouse). Occupations: General servant (1901)
In 1891 Census she was a farmer's servant at Pile Gate, Mark Beech, Cowden. In 1901 Census she was a pauper inmate at the Sundridge Workhouse, described as single; with her were Sydney and Robert Henry Peerless, both born at Sundridge, Gertrude being with her grandparents George & Sarah Peerless at Cowden.
Born 3Q 1875 Cowden, Kent
In 1901 Census she was a general servant at Toll Farm, Withyham.
Born 30 May 1878 Mark Beech, Cowden, Kent, died 24 Dec 1943 Bough Beech, Edenbridge, Kent, 65 years
In 1891 Census he was a farm servant at Pile Gate, Mark Beech, Cowden; his sister Kate also lived there. Will proved 1944, Probate to Lillie Peerless.
Born 3Q 1881 Hever, Kent, baptised 1901 Hastings, Sussex. Occupations: Domestic servant (1901)
?Married 3Q 1904, Sevenoaks.
5)Mercy ?Mary Peerless
Born 17 Feb 1884 Cowden, Kent, died 1Q 1975 Tonbridge, Kent, 90 or 91 years. Occupations: General servant (1901)
In 1901 Census she was a general servant at Bramsells, Hever, Kent.
Born 2Q 1887 Cowden, Kent. Occupations: Farm labourer (1901)
Born 2Q 1890 Cowden, Kent
Born 3Q 1895 Sevenoaks, Kent
When married by licence in 1915, his age was given as 28, not 18, his wife 30. He was then a "car-driver 1 Canadian Gen. Hospital", his residence given as Prospect House, Sandgate. His father's occupation was given as "Landscape Gardener" and witnesses were Elizabeth & Tom Furneaux.