manEdward Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1834 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex‎‎. Occupations: Ag.labourer. Son of William Peerless and Elizabeth ?
In 1861 Census he was living at Pilmerfield, Rotherfield, unmarried but with Phyllis Wilmshurst as his housekeeper. In 1871, married, they were at Ramsly Cottage, Eridge with children Ann, Elizabeth, Jane & Charles; in 1881 at 3 Haywards Cottage, Tonbridge with daughters Ann, Catherine & Frances; in 1891 at 26 North St, Tunbridge Wells with daughters Catherine & Frances and granddaughter Beatrice Peerless (b.1Q 1889, Frant); in 1901 at Whybairne Gate Farm with daughters Frances & Ann and granddaughter Beatrice.

Married ‎23 May 1868 Withyham, Sussex (St Michael) to:

womanPhyllis Wilmshurst‏‎
Born ‎C1836 Buxted, Sussex‎‎. Occupations: Charwoman (1881)
Daughter of Isaac & Elizabeth Wilmhurst of Hurstwood, Buxted. 1901 Census shows her as born c1831 at Crowborough.

Children:

1)
womanAnn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1861 Rotherfield, Sussex‎‎. Occupations: Laundress; monthly nurse
In 1881 Census she was a laundress; in 1891 a servant/nurse at 35 Bayhall Rd, Tunbridge Wells; in 1901 a "monthly nurse domestic". ?Died 2Q 1939, Tonbridge, aged 78.
2)
womanCatherine (?Elizabeth) Peerless‏‎
Born ‎C1867 Withyham, Sussex‎‎
The 1871 Census included Elizabeth Peerless, aged 5, born at Rotherfield.
3)
womanCaroline Jane Peerless‏‎
Born ‎2Q 1868 Withyham, Sussex‎
4)
manCharles Peerless‏‎
Born ‎2Q 1870 Rotherfield, Sussex‎
5)
womanFrances Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1876 Frant, Sussex‎‎. Occupations: Laundry girl (1901)
In 1891 Census she was living with her parents at Tunbridge Wells, a domestic servant.