Born 5 Jun 1831 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised Crowborough & East Grinstead, Sussex, died 1Q 1913 East Grinstead, Sussex, 81 or 82 years. Occupations: Sawyer & timber merchant. Son of William Peerless and Elizabeth ?
In 1851 Census he was a servant at Bank Farm, Capel, Kent. When married in 1855 he & Maria lived at Slaugham Gill, Rotherfield; in 1861 Census at Crowborough with children Thomas & Lucy; in 1871 with children Thomas, Lucy, Rose Ann, Clara, Francis & David; in 1891 he was at Medway(?) Farm, Kingscote, East Grinstead with his second wife Naomi, their daughter Flory & her children Arthur, Mary Jane, Henry & Nellie. In 1901 Census he was a patient at Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, his wife was at East Grinstead with Flory.
Married 17 Dec 1855 Rotherfield, Sussex (28 or 29 years married) to:
Maria (Emily) Wood
Born C1830 Lingfield, Surrey, died 4Q 1884 Uckfield, Sussex, 53 or 54 years
Daughter of John Wood of Lingfield, a labourer. In 1851 Census she was unmarried, a servant at St Piers, Lingfield, Surrey.
Born 14 Jun 1856 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1942 Crowborough (Springdale, Queen's Road), died 27 Jul 1942 Crowborough (Springdale, Queen's Road), 86 years. Occupations: Ag.lab./sawyer/gardener
In 1881 Census he was an ag.lab. living at Holly Tree Cottage, Crowborough with his first wife Lucy Ann, a step-daughter Alice Bedwell and a visitor John Bedwell. In 1891 Census, newly widowed, he was a general labourer at Holly Tree Cottage with children Amos, William Henry & Bertie, and Alice Bedwell. Will dated 3(?).3.1939 proved at Llandudno 14.9.1942, probate to his son Amos Ernest Peerless, railway platelayer, & James Giles Tungate, gas company's labourer, his "son-in-law".
2)George Frederick Peerless
Born 2Q 1858 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex
??Died at sea of "infln.of brain" 10.11.1873 on board "Lady Jocelyn", but age given as 18.
Born 1Q 1860 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex
Married James Winter at Uckfield 4Q 1878; living at Upper Spoods Farm, Hadlow Down in 1929. In 1881 Census they were living at Hadlow Down, Sussex, with their daughter Rosetta (b.c1880, Mayfield), James being an Ag.Lab.
4)Rose Ann Peerless
Born 4Q 1862 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex
?Married ? Seal at Sevenoaks 4Q1886; living at Pigdown Farm, Hever, Kent in 1929.
Born 2Q 1865 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex
Married Frank Gilbert at Uckfield 2Q 1890; living at Parkside Cottages, Forest Row, Sussex in 1929. In 1881 Census she had been unmarried, a servant at the Hamsell Public House, Rotherfield.
Born 2Q 1867 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex
In 1891 Census she was a cook domestic at 24 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells. Married ? Baldwin 4Q 1893 at Tunbridge; living at 1 Western Road, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough in 1929.
7)David Walter Peerless
Born 30 Mar 1870 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex, died Aug 1926 Hartfield, Sussex (Butcherfield Cotts.), 56 years, bur. 27 Aug 1926 Hartfield, Sussex
Served WWI as a Private, Army Service Corps [NArch].
|2nd marriage |
Married 14 Jun 1886 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (16 or 17 years married) to:
Born C1847 Worth, Sussex, baptised 1901 East Grinstead, Sussex (9 Moat Road), died 3Q 1903 East Grinstead, Sussex, 55 or 56 years. Occupations: Laundress (1901)
Daughter of John Foster, a farmer dec'd before 1886, married previously to ? Goodwin who was dec'd before 1881; in 1881 Census she was a farmer of 10 acres, living at Turners Hill Road, East Grinstead with her children Louisa (10), Mary Jane (6), Arthur William (6) & Harry (4). When married in 1886 they were both widowed and living at East Grinstead; witnesses were Abraham and Margaret Foster. In 1901 Census she was at East Grinstead with her daughters Mary Jane (Polly) & Nellie Goodwin (19), laundresses, and Flory Pearless.
Born C1888 Sussex
Described in 1891 Census as the stepdaughter of George Pearless, but presumably the daughter of his second wife Naomi.