manWilliam Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1823 Rotherfield, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ Crowborough, Sussex‎. Occupations: Ag.lab./ Sawyer (1861). Son of William Peerless and Elizabeth ?
In 1851 Census he was living at Crowborough with his wife & children William, Ann and Henry. In 1861 Census the family were living at Hadlow, Kent; in 1881 Census William and his wife were living at 4 Pilmer Lane, Rotherfield with children Edward, Rose, Florence & Jane; in 1901 Census he was widowed, "living on own means" at 1 Pilmer Road, Crowborough. ?Died 3Q 1909, Uckfield aged 80.

Married ‎26 Apr 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex (46 or 47 years married) to:

womanEliza Crittall‏‎
Born ‎12 Feb 1832 Rotherfield, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1881, died ‎3Q 1894‎, 61 or 62 years
When married in 1847 she gave her age as 19. In 1871 Census, when she was on her own at Rotherfield with her children Edward, Elizabeth, Rose & Flora, her age was given as 41.

Children:

1)
manWilliam Peerless‏
Born ‎15 Jun 1847 Crowborough Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1881 Hadlow, Kent (Ashes Lane), died ‎1Q 1909 Tonbridge, Kent‎, 61 or 62 years. Occupations: Timber sawyer
In 1891 Census he was a sawyer living at Pits Wood, Hadlow with his wife and their children Stephen, Charles, Alma, Rose & Alice. In 1901 Census he was an agricultural labourer, living at Hadlow with his wife and children Stephen, Charles, Rose & Alice.
2)
womanAnn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1 Feb 1849 Crowborough Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex‎‎
3)
manHenry Peerless‏
Born ‎15 Dec 1850 Rotherfield, Sussex (Slaugham Gill)‎, baptised ‎1901 Hastings, Sussex (40 St Mary's Road), died ‎4Q 1904 Hastings, Sussex‎, 53 or 54 years. Occupations: Builder's labourer (1891)
1881 Census gives birth c1856, 1891 & 1901 Census c1852, & Death Reg.c1853. In 1881 he was living at 11 Earl Street, Hastings with his wife and children Frances & James; in 1891 he was at 7 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with his wife and children Frances, James, Albert, Flora & Alfred; in 1901, described as "Labourer (Digging & General Work)", he was at 40 St Mary's Road, Hastings with his wife and children Alfred & George.
4)
womanEmily Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1853 Crowborough, Sussex‎
5)
manCharles Peerless‏
Born ‎8 Apr 1856 Rotherfield, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1881 Greenwich, Kent (105 Calvert Road), died ‎2Q 1935 Greenwich, London SE‎, 78 or 79 years. Occupations: Gen.Lab. (1881)
In 1881 Census he was living at Greenwich with his wife and children Ellen, Charles & Eliza.
6)
manEdward Peerless‏‎
Born ‎4Q 1858 Hadlow, Kent‎‎
In 1881 he was unmarried and living at home. ?Died 3Q 1884, Malling, age 26.
7)
womanElizabeth Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1859 Hadlow, Kent‎‎
In 1861 Census she was 9 months old. Married James Henry Fermor, son of Obed Fermor, 23.6.1879 at Eridge Green; in 1881 Census James (b.c1854, Rotherfield) was a railway porter, living at Wonersh, Surrey with Elizabeth, their son James (10mos) and a lodger.
8)
womanFrances Peerless‏‎
Born ‎2Q 1862 Golden Green, nr Hadlow, Kent‎‎. Occupations: Domestic Servant (1881)
In 1881 Census she was living at 123 Windmill St, Gravesend, Kent, servant to Mrs Elizabeth Eimett.
9)
womanRose Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1867 Hadlow, Kent‎. Occupations: Domestic Servant (1881)
10)
womanFlorence\Flora Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1870 Rotherfield, Sussex‎‎
11)
womanJane Peerless‏‎
Born ‎3Q 1872 Rotherfield, Sussex‎‎
In 1891 Census she was a general domestic servant with John Noyes and his family at 13 Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells.