William Henry Peerless
Born 2Q 1843 Poplar, Middx., baptised 1866 Lewisham, London SE. (15 Molesworth St), died before 1879, at most 36 years. Occupations: Police Constable (1866). Son of Edward Peerless and Ann Simmons
In 1861 Census he was a waiter. ?Died 3Q 1876, Guildford, age 32.
Marriage/ Related to:
Phoebe Ann Beddall
Born C1849 St George's-in-the-East, Middx., baptised 1881 Mile End Old Town, E.(10 Heath Street). Occupations: Dressmaker (1891)
In 4Q 1879, St Saviour, she married secondly Henry Thorne, a carpenter, and in 1891 Census they were living at 8 Brunswick(?) Lane, Bermondsey with her children Samuel E & Eliza Peerless, and a son named John Peerless (age 7, b.Marylebone) who was presumably a son of her second marriage.
1)William Henry Peerless
Born 11 Jun 1866 Lewisham, London SE. (15 Molesworth St), baptised 1890 Camberwell, Surrey (125 Barkworth Road), died before 1900, at most 34 years. Occupations: Cab driver (1900)
In 1881 Census he was a servant/warehouse keeper to John J Pearson, pawnbroker of 128 Rathbone Street, West Ham, Essex. In 1890 when William George was born he was a pawnbroker's assistant living at 125 Barkworth Road, Camberwell, and in the 1891 Census 7 months later he was still there with his wife & son; when Florence was born in Nov.1891 the family were at 43 Alderminster Rd, Bermondsey, William being a cab driver. The Certificate for Frederick's birth in Feb.1900 shows William as having died by then.
2)Phoebe Ann Peerless
Born 2Q 1870 Camberwell, Surrey
In 1891 Census she was a mantle cutter, boarding with Sarah Jones, a mantle maker, and her family at 10 Huntingdon Buildings, Bethnal Green. Married 2Q 1891, London C. to George J Jones, son of Sarah Jones, and in 1901 Census George was a fishmonger living at 21 London Street, Greenwich with his wife, their daughter Olive and Phoebe's sister Eliza.
3)Samuel Edward Peerless
Born 3Q 1872 Camberwell, Surrey, died 4Q 1903 Whitechapel, London E., 30 or 31 years. Occupations: Printer (1891)
In 1891 Census he was living with his mother and step-father in Bermondsey. In 1901 Census a shoeblack of this name was lodging at "Whittington Club and Chambers & East London Blue Shoeblack Society", 86 Leman Street, Whitechapel.
4)Eliza H Peerless
Born C1876 Walworth, London SE.. Occupations: Housemaid (1901)
In 1881 Census she was living with her grand-parents, Edward & Anne Peerless at Lambeth. In 1891 Census she was living with her mother and step-father in Bermondsey. In 1901 Census she was living at Greenwich with her sister Phoebe and her family.