manEdward Pearless‏‎
Born ‎7 Jun 1699 Withyham, Sussex, baptised ‎ Withyham, Sussex, died ‎Nov 1781 Withyham, Sussex‎, 82 years, bur. ‎30 Nov 1781 Withyham, Sussex (St.Michael's) (MI). Son of William Pearless and Anne Midhurst
Married secondly Lettie Tye by licence, both of Withyham.

Married ‎28 May 1730 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist) (2 years married) to:

womanAnn Bridger‏‎
Died ‎Dec 1732, bur. ‎16 Dec 1732 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist)
Died in childbirth.

Children:

1)
manJohn Pearless‏
Born ‎Feb 1731 Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎ Cowden, Kent, died ‎1808‎, 76 or 77 years, bur. ‎11 Nov 1808 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene)
Banns read at Cowden Church 23.5.1762 (PR); witnesses to the marriage were Willm.Pearless & Willm.Rutland(?).
2)
manEdward Pearless‏
Born ‎Dec 1732, baptised ‎1769 Withyham, Sussex (Blackham), died ‎Jan 1812‎, 79 years, bur. ‎20 Jan 1812
Left a legacy of 20 shillings a year for five years under the Will of his uncle, John Pearless (1765). In 1783 he was working at Willett's Farm, Cowden, owned by his cousin William, son and heir of John Pearless; in 1779 he had "hired" his own son William to his cousin for two years, against a payment of of ยน2 for which he was "to find him in meat, drink, cloaths, washing and lodging".


2nd marriage
manEdward Pearless‏‎

Married ‎17 Apr 1745 Withyham, Sussex (St.Michael's) (36 years married) to:

womanLaetitia (Lettie) Tye‏‎
Born ‎C1717, died ‎1799‎, 81 or 82 years, bur. ‎31 Jan 1799 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist)
On 12.6.1742 a Letitia Tye was baptised at Penshurst, base daughter of Letitia Tye, father unknown; she married William Best (son of William Best & Susan Austin, bpt.Chiddingstone 17.4.1724) 2.7.1765 at Chiddingstone, had at least 9 children by him all baptised at Chiddingstone between December 1765 and August 1786, and was buried at Chiddingstone 9.8.1811.

Children:

1)
manWilliam Peerless‏
Born ‎7 Jun 1745 Withyham, Sussex‎‎
He may have married either Mary Bourne 18.11.1770 at All Saints, Maidstone or Mary Langridge 21.11.1773 at St Martins-in-the-Fields, Westminster [IGI]. [Ancestor of the families at SPELDHURST, GROOMBRIDGE, etc]
2)
manRobert Peerless‏
Born ‎20 Jan 1747 Withyham, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ Brasted & Hever, Kent, died ‎Nov 1828‎, 81 years, bur. ‎16 Nov 1828 Brasted, Kent
When married in 1774, both were of Brasted. When buried at Brasted his age given as 80 (born 1747/8).
3)
manRichard Pearless‏
Born ‎18 May 1750 Withyham, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ Cowden, Kent, died ‎1836‎, 85 or 86 years, bur. ‎6 Jul 1836 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene)
Married by Banns, both of Cowden.
4)
manThomas Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1752 Withyham, Sussex‎
[?Ancestor of the families at EASTBOURNE, BRIGHTON, etc -- See E1/458]
5)
womanAnn Peerless‏‎
Born ‎29 Jul 1756 Withyham, Sussex‎‎
?Married Jas.B.Hasselden at Chiddingstone 19.4.1786.