manJohn Pearless‏‎
Born ‎1689 Withyham, Sussex, baptised ‎ Blackham, Withyham, Sx. (Willett's Farm), died ‎26 Nov 1765 Cowden, Kent‎, 75 or 76 years, bur. ‎2 Dec 1765 Withyham, Sussex (St.Michael's) (MI). Occupations: Yeoman. Son of William Pearless and Anne Midhurst
He became owner of Willett's Farm in 1736 and left it to his son William, his residual heir and sole executor and, apparently, his only child. In his Will dated 11.11.1765 (qv), proved PCC London 11.1.1766, he provided for his wife Mary during her life, an annuity for 5 years to his nephew Edward Pearless, son of his brother Edward, and legacies to his sisters Margaret Page and Elizabeth West and to "the poor people of Cowden".

Married ‎18 Apr 1714 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene) (51 years married) to:

womanMary Edell‏‎
Died ‎Oct 1769, bur. ‎14 Oct 1769 Withyham, Sussex (St.Michael's)

Child:

1)
manWilliam Pearless‏
Baptised ‎1783 Blackham, Withyham, Sx. (Willett's Farm), died ‎1788 Cowden, Kent (Bassets)‎, approximately 5 years, bur. ‎3 Jun 1788 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene). Occupations: Yeoman/Farmer
Inherited Willett's Farm on the death of his father in 1765. In his Will dated 21.9.1783, proved at PCC, London, 26.7.1788 (qv), he left Willett's to his widow Mary and to his son William on her death; other properties in the area were left to William and his sister Jane, immediately or on the death of their mother. In 1775 he was a Churchwarden of St Mary's, Cowden. In the Cowden burial register he was described as "William Peerless Senr. from Bassets".