Born C1826 Buxted, Sussex, baptised 1891 Buxted & Rotherfield, Sussex, died 2Q 1904 Godstone, Surrey, 77 or 78 years. Occupations: Farmer/Pork Butcher. Son of Thomas Peerless and Elizabeth Miller
In 1851 living with his mother and siblings Joseph & William and William's wife Ann at Hurstwood, Buxted. In 1873 he owned 3 acres at Crowborough, Rotherfield. In 1881 he was living at Rotherfield with his wife, sons Walter, Albert & Keith, and daughters Betsy, Jane, Alice & Harriett. In 1891 Census he was a pork butcher living at The Beacon, Crowborough with his wife, and daughters Emma & Daisy[?Harriett] whose descriptions were "assists at home".
Married 6 Sep 1852 Buxted, Sussex (51 or 52 years married) to:
Born C1830 Keymer, Sussex, baptised 1891
?Died 1Q 1914, Croydon, aged 83.
1)Elizabeth (Betsy) Peerless PRIVACY FILTER
Born 1Q 1855 Buxted, Sussex, baptised 1881 Hove, Sussex, died 19 Jul 1896 Tonbridge ("Telegraph Inn", Priory Rd), 40 or 41 years. Occupations: Carpenter; innkeeper
Will dated 20.3.1896 proved at London 10.8.1896, probate to Harriet Ann Peerless, widow. In 1881 Census he was an unmarried carpenter, boarding at 9 Ellen St, Hove with George Saunders, a policeman, and his family. In 1891 Census he was living at Oxted, Surrey with his wife and daughter Harriet
Born 4Q 1856 Buxted, Sussex, baptised 1917. Occupations: Pork Butcher (1891)
In 1881 Census, a Butcher Journeyman, he lived at Chapel Green, Rotherfield, alone with his wife; in 1891 he lived at South View, Crowborough with his wife and children Rupert, Lilian, Frederick, Ralph, Gilbert & Sidney. By 1901 he was widowed, a navvy living with his children Gilbert & Elsie at Hove; his sons Frederick & Ralph were hotel pages in Brighton and Sidney was at a Brighton orphanage. Other children may have been Georgina (b.2Q1882, Uckfield) and Laura (b.1Q1890, Uckfield). ?Died 4Q 1927, Reigate, aged 71.
4)Jane Peerless PRIVACY FILTER
Born 1Q 1860 Crowborough, Sussex, died 1Q 1935 Ticehurst, Sussex, 74 or 75 years
In 1881 Census she was a housemaid at 6 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells. In 1901 Census she was a cook domestic at Heathercroft, Withyham, Sussex. Unmarried by 1921.
Born C1862 Crowborough, Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1881 St Pancras, London WC. (237 Gt.Coll St), died 1Q 1913 Steyning, Sussex, 50 or 51 years. Occupations: Grocer's assistant (1881)
In 1891 Census he was a grocer's assistant, boarding at 100 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne; in 1901 Census he was an assistant grocer, living at 105 Cowper Street, Aldrington, Hove with his wife & children Joseph, David, Walter, Wilfred and Kathleen.
Born C1864 Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1881 Rotherfield, Sussex. Occupations: Pork Butcher's Asst(1881)
Born C1866 Crowborough, Sussex, baptised 1901 West Croydon, Surrey (97 Eaton Road), died 4Q 1912 West Ham, London E., 45 or 46 years. Occupations: Asst.schoolmaster (1901)
In 1891 Census he was an assistant schoolmaster boarding with a family at Rye; in 1901 Census he was living at Croydon with his wife and son Walter.
9)Harriett (?Daisy) Peerless
Born 1Q 1868 Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1901, died 3Q 1918 Croydon, Surrey, 49 or 50 years
In 1891 Census she was unmarried and described as "Daisy", living with her parents at Crowborough; in 1901 Census, still unmarried, she was living at Hilders Farm, Edenbridge with her sister Elizabeth Marten and her husband.
Born C1870 Rotherfield, Sussex, baptised 1917 Brighton, Sx (1a Whitehawk Rd, KempTown), died 18 Mar 1922 Brighton, Sx (1a Whitehawk Rd, KempTown), 51 or 52 years. Occupations: Grocer
Will dated 18.7.1917 & Codicil dated 26.5.1921 proved at London 8.5.1922, probate to Benjamin Ashdown of Bank Buildings, Bletchingley, Surrey, assistant overseer, his friend and sole executor; beneficiaries included his nephew Albert James Peerless, his brothers Keith and James Peerless, his sisters Elizabeth Marten, Jane Latter, Emma Peerless & Harriet Peerless, his niece Caroline Hunt, and his wife. In 1891 Census he had been a grocer & draper's assistant, boarding at 197/8 London Road, East Grinstead.
Born 3Q 1874 Crowborough, Sussex, baptised 1921, died 4Q 1927 Brighton, Sussex, 52 or 53 years. Occupations: Mail driver (1901)
In 1901 Census he was living at Edenbridge, Kent with his wife & son Albert.