Born C1773 Groombridge, Sussex, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Mount Sion), died 28 Dec 1820 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 46 or 47 years, bur. Jan 1821 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI). Occupations: Breechesmaker/Fellmonger. Son of William Peerless and Mary Moon
In Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licence 31.7.1798, he was a "breechesmaker" of Speldhurst. Will of 7.12.1820 proved at London 11.5.1821, admon. to Daniel Dickenson of Pembury, farmer & James Richardson of Speldhurst, bricklayer. James Richardson, whose daughter Mary Anne married William Pearless of East Grinstead in 1837, also attended Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, Mt.Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells; Henry had been a Trustee of the Will of James's father John. His Estate included property at Rotherfield; beneficiaries his 4 children.
Married 2 Aug 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (15 years married) to:
Born 1775 Rotherfield, Sussex, died 22 Nov 1813, 37 or 38 years, bur. Nov 1813 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI)
Daughter of Richard & Mary Miles of Rotherfield. Married by licence at Rotherfield, she of that parish, Henry of Speldhurst.
Born 11 Feb 1800 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent, died 1826, 25 or 26 years. Occupations: Fellmonger
Will dated 27.2.1826 proved at London 30.8.1826, admon. to "his good friends" Daniel Dickenson of Pembury, farmer, and James Richardson of Speldhurst, bricklayer; beneficiaries were his brother Henry and his sisters Mary Ann & Elizabeth; his estate included property at Rotherfield.
Born 21 Jan 1803 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Mount Sion), died 22 Dec 1870 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 67 years. Occupations: Fellmomger & glover
Will dated 2.5.1856, proved at London 22.4.1871; probate to Mary Ann Austen, widow of Jeffery Austen, his sister and the surviving executor. He was unmarried and in 1851 Census he was living at Frog Lane, Little Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells with his sister Mary; "Royal Tunbridge Wells" (R.Farthing 1990) has a photograph of Frog Lane, showing the building "used by Mr Peerless the fellmonger for storing sheepskins". In 1861 Census he was still living at Little Mount Zion, but alone.
3)Mary Ann Peerless
Born 29 Nov 1805 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Occupations: Grocer (1851)
Married (?2Q1855, Tunbridge) Jeffery Austen (d.Bef 1871) of Tunbridge Wells, Grocer. In 1881 living at 34 St Johns Road, Tonbridge with her widowed cousin Maria L Wagon and her 4 unmarried daughters.
Born 4 Oct 1808 Tunbridge Wells, Kent