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). Son of William Henry Peerless and Phoebe Ann Beddall
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.
Married 4Q 1889 St Olave's, London SE. (at most 11 years married) to:
Born C1868 Strand, London WC., baptised 1901 Camberwell, Surrey (51 Sandover Road)
In 1901 Census she was a widow, living at Camberwell with her children William George, Mabel E & Edith A, and her father George E Quinnell (60, cabman's groom, b.Westminster).
1)William George Peerless
Born 9 Sep 1890 Camberwell, Surrey (125 Barkworth Road)
2)Florence May Peerless
Born 23 Nov 1891 Bermondsey, SE. (43 Alderminster Road)
In 1901 Census she was an inmate of the Stockwell Orphanage, Clapham Road, Stockwell London SE. ?Married William E Aylen 2Q 1913, Camberwell.
Born 1Q 1895 Camberwell, Surrey, died 3Q 1899 Camberwell, Surrey, 3 or 4 years
4)Mabel Ellen Peerless
Born 2Q 1897 Camberwell, Surrey
5)Edith Annie Peerless
Born 1Q 1899 Camberwell, Surrey, baptised Canada
Emigrated to Canada; arrived at St John, New Brunswick 1.4.1928 on the "Montnairn" (Canadian Pacific) [Nat.Archives of Canada, Immigration Records].
6)Frederick George Henry Peerless
Born 12 Feb 1900 Camberwell, Surrey (51 Sandover Road), died 1Q 1982 Brentwood, Essex, 81 or 82 years
In 1901 Census he was a patient in the Camberwell Infirmary, Hart Street, Camberwell.