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. Son of John Pearless and Mary Edell
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".

Married ‎26 Jan 1767 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene) (20 or 21 years married) to:

womanMary Austen‏‎
Born ‎C1737, died ‎20 May 1805 Cowden, Kent‎, 67 or 68 years, bur. ‎30 May 1805 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene) (MI)
Married by licence, William of Cowden and she of East Grinstead; she was sole executrix of his Will in 1788. Under her father's Will in 1791 she inherited a 30 acre "farm . . called Elliotts" at East Grinstead, which was to pass to her son William on her death.

Children:

1)
womanJane Pearless‏‎
Born ‎C1768, baptised ‎1803 Cowden, Kent‎
Unmarried in 1803. Fac.Office Marriage Licence dated 18.4.1825 to marry Obediah Woodhams, widower of Edenbridge, Kent at Lingfield, Surrey, where Jane was then resident. In 1812 Obediah Woodhams was an Executor of the Will of William Durrant, the father-in-law of Jane's brother William Pearless; he was then a farmer of East Grinstead.
2)
manWilliam Pearless‏
Born ‎C1770, baptised ‎1826 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm), died ‎1 Nov 1826 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm)‎, 55 or 56 years, bur. ‎6 Nov 1826 East Grinstead, Sussex (St.Swithun) (MI). Occupations: Farmer
Inherited Willett's Farm under his father's Will, on the death of his mother in 1805. His marriage in 1807 was by licence, he of Cowden and Mary of East Grinstead; witnesses were Robt.Args.Durrant and Martha Durrant. Will dated 25.3.1825 with Codicil dated 26.5.1825, proved at London 7.4.1827 with probate to his widow Mary and James Stanford of Haxted, Lingfield, Surrey, with power reserved for Rev.George Mottram of East Grinstead the third Executor; beneficiaries were his widow and, after her death, all his children equally.
3)
manRichard Pearless‏‎
Born ‎Jun 1771‎, died ‎24 Feb 1772‎, 0 years, bur. ‎27 Feb 1772 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene)