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. Son of William Pearless and Mary Austen
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.

Married ‎15 Dec 1807 East Grinstead, Sussex (St.Swithun) (18 years married) to:

womanMary Wilson Durrant‏‎
Born ‎1780‎, died ‎14 Apr 1833 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, 52 or 53 years, bur. ‎19 Apr 1833 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Baptismal date also given as 1.4.1781 (IGI).


manWilliam Pearless‏
Born ‎10 Sep 1808 Cowden, Kent‎, baptised ‎ East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage), died ‎26 Aug 1875 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage)‎, 66 years, bur. ‎30 Aug 1875 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Solicitor & Landed Prop.
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 7.3.1809; witnesses Wm.Pickance, Surgeon; Martha Sisley; Eliz.Atherfold.
manJohn Pearless‏
Born ‎12 Nov 1809 Cowden, Kent‎, baptised ‎ Lingfield, East Grinstead & Redhill, died ‎1 Dec 1893 London W.(17 Rylett Rd, Shepherds Bush)‎, 84 years, bur. ‎6 Dec 1893 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Chemist; Gentleman
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 5.10.1810. In 1851 Census he was with his brother Joseph at Godalming; in 1864 living at Dormans Land, Lingfield, probably with his sister Mary; after marriage in 1866 he & Anne lived at East Grinstead, Redhill & finally Shepherd's Bush; in 1881 Census they were lodging at Brighton. In his Will of 2.1.93, proved 30.1.94, he left legacies to his & Anne's nephews & nieces; his brother-in-law, Rev.James Cattell, sole Executor.
manRichard Pearless‏
Born ‎3 Jun 1811 Cowden, Kent‎, baptised ‎ Tunbridge Wells, Kent & Kingston, Surrey, died ‎11 Nov 1875 Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey‎, 64 years, bur. ‎ Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 26.2.1812. Gentleman; no issue? His Will of 5.3.74 & Codicils 11.1.75 & 6.11.75, proved 8.12.75; Executors James Cattell his brother-in-law, Minister of the Gospel of Ramsey, Hunts., & Henry Crundwell of Southborough, Kent; various legatees including his housekeeper, Mrs Maria Austen. In 1864 Richard & Caroline Pearless of Tunbridge Wells witnessed the Will of Eliza Pearless, his sister-in-law. ?Sold Rendley and Girdlers Farms, Rotherfield 2.5.1863 to Marquess of Abergavenny [ESRO Arch.].
womanAnn Pearless‏
Born ‎11 Jan 1813 Lingfield, Surrey‎, died ‎15 Dec 1870 Ramsey, Hunts. (High Street)‎, 57 years
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 18.1.1813. When married in 1852 she was living at 9 Hardres Street, Ramsgate, as was James; witnesses were John, Jane and Mary Pearless and Mary E Hart. In 1861 Census she, her sisters Mary & Jane and her brothers John & Henry were boarding with Phoebe Dawes at 10 Nelson Square, Southwark; all five were described as living on income from funds. In 1867 she witnessed the marriage of her sister Jane at Ramsey, when her husband officiated.
womanMary Pearless‏‎
Born ‎12 Nov 1814 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1864 Dormans Land, Lingfield, Sy.(Ford Villa), died ‎28 Aug 1864 Kensington W. (London Surgical Home)‎, 49 years, bur. ‎2 Sep 1864 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 14.9.1815. Unmarried. Will proved 24.9.1864; executors were her brothers, William Pearless of East Grinstead, Solicitor, and John Pearless of Dormans Land, Gentleman.
manThomas Pearless‏
Born ‎9 Aug 1816 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ Guildford,Mkt.Lavington,IofWight,London, died ‎16 Jan 1890 Stockwell, London SW. (23 Hargwyne St)‎, 73 years. Occupations: Master miller; baker
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 11.7.1817. In 1851 Census he was living at 51 North Street, Guildford with his family; in 1861 Census at Market Lavington, Wilts. with his wife & children Kate, Thomas, Harry, Joseph, Mary Anne, Frank & Matilda; in 1881 Census at 127 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight with his wife and children Thomas, Harry, Mary Anne & Frank, where he and his sons were bakers. In his wife's Will of 1885 he was described as a gentleman.
manEdward Pearless‏
Born ‎22 Apr 1818 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1858 Peterborough, Northants. (St Anne), died ‎23 Jan 1858 Peterborough, Northants.‎, 39 years, bur. ‎29 Jan 1858 Peterborough (St.John the Baptist). Occupations: Draper
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 5.1.1819. Will of 19.2.1856, proved 24.4.1858; Executors his wife Eliza, his brother John Pearless & George Hart.
womanJane Pearless‏
Born ‎14 Apr 1820 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1874‎
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 19.6.1821. In 1867 she was a spinster living at Ramsey; William Shepperson, son of Joseph Shepperson dec'd a farmer, was also a farmer and a widower living at Benwick, Cambs. They were married in "the Salem Chapel according to the Rites . . . of the Particular Baptists by Licence" by James Cattell, her brother-in-law; witnesses were Ann Cattell, Martha Shepperson and Isaac & Eliza Saunders. In 1896 Jane's brother Henry left legacies to the children of Joseph William & Harriet Shepperson.
womanLucy Pearless‏‎
Born ‎Oct 1821‎, baptised ‎1822 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm), died ‎Apr 1822 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm)‎, 0 years, bur. ‎27 Apr 1822 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
manHenry Pearless‏‎
Born ‎25 Oct 1821 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm)‎, baptised ‎1873 Ramsey, Hunts., died ‎2 Apr 1896 London W.(17 Rylett Rd, Shepherds Bush)‎, 74 years
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 23.2.1825. Unmarried? In 1851 Census he was an annuitant, living at Coronation St, Cambridge with his unmarried sisters Ann, Mary & Jane and their niece Kate Peerless, aged 8. Will 24.1.1896 proved 27.6.1896, probate to Arthur John Farmer, printer & stationer of 26 Nassington Rd, Hampstead & James Cattell of Bessels Green, Kent; legacies to each child of Arthur & Kate Farmer and of Joseph William & Harriet Shepperson.
manJoseph Pearless‏
Born ‎16 Dec 1823 East Grinstead, Sussex (Holly Bush Farm)‎, baptised ‎1851 Godalming, Surrey (Mill Lane), died ‎6 Jun 1903 West Chiltington, Sussex (Scotland Hse.)‎, 79 years, bur. ‎Jun 1903 West Chiltington, Sussex (St Mary) (MI). Occupations: Mining Engineer
In 1869 he was an Importer at 218 Church Street, New York; in 1871 Brookhurst, East Grinstead with wife & son, and visitors Edward Applegarth (b.1848 Canada) & John Crawford (b.1835 America); in 1873 owned 95 acres, in 1874 freehold, of Godwin Farm, East Grinstead, but occupying Brookhurst; in 1881 an Agent, with wife & son at Lewisham; in 1891 living at Willesden; in 1901 retired merchant at 11 Norfolk Mans, Santos Rd, Wandsworth, his son's wife & daughter living nearby. His siblings' Wills seem to exclude him in favour of his wife and son.