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:
Born C1836 Buxted, Sussex. Occupations: Charwoman (1881)
Daughter of Isaac & Elizabeth Wilmhurst of Hurstwood, Buxted. 1901 Census shows her as born c1831 at Crowborough.
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)Catherine (?Elizabeth) Peerless
Born C1867 Withyham, Sussex
The 1871 Census included Elizabeth Peerless, aged 5, born at Rotherfield.
3)Caroline Jane Peerless
Born 2Q 1868 Withyham, Sussex
Born 2Q 1870 Rotherfield, Sussex
Born 1Q 1876 Frant, Sussex. Occupations: Laundry girl (1901)
In 1891 Census she was living with her parents at Tunbridge Wells, a domestic servant.