Born 9 Nov 1795 Blackham, Withyham, Sussex, baptised Penshurst, Kent, died 1Q 1886 Penshurst, Kent, 90 or 91 years, bur. 1886 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist). Occupations: Labourer Gardener. Son of William Peerless and Sarah Chapman
Eight children of George & Jane Peerless were baptised at Penshurst between 1823 and 1838. In 1851 Census he was living at Saints Hill, Penshurst with his wife and their daughter Fanny. In 1871 Census he was living at Penshurst with his wife and their grand-daughter Mary J Peerless (14,b.Ashurst). In 1881 Census he was a widower living at Redleaf Lodge, Leigh with his daughter Mary Cole & her husband Joseph.
Married 20 Oct 1822 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist) (at most 59 years married) to:
Born C1796 Chiddingstone, Kent, died before 1881, at most 85 years
Born C1823 Penshurst, Kent, died 1Q 1898 Brentford, Middx., 74 or 75 years. Occupations: Gardener
In 1851 Census he was a gardener lodging at South Park House, Penshurst. In 1871 Census William & Emma were at Wherwell, Hants. with their children Emily & William. In 1881 Census they were at 34 2nd Cross Road, Twickenham. In 1891 Census they were still at Twickenham. His ages given in the Censuses were 25 in 1851, 44 in 1871, 40 in 1881 and 57 in 1891; his Death Registration in 1898 gave 75, which is presumably correct!
Born C1824 Penshurst, Kent, baptised 1896 Mark Beech, Cowden, Kent (Spood Lane), died 3 Jan 1896 Mark Beech, Cowden, Kent (Spood Lane), 71 or 72 years, bur. Mark Beech, Cowden, Kent. Occupations: Gardener
In 1851 Census he was a farm labourer, living at Saints Hill, Penshurst with his wife, son William & daughter Emily. In 1861 Census he was a gardener, living at Lodge Gate House, Tonbridge with his wife and children William, Emily, Mary & George. In 1881 Census he was a "gardener (domestic)", living at Mapletreuse House, Cowden with his wife, son George & daughter Fanny. Will dated 5.12.1892 proved at London 23.3.1896, probate to George Henry Peerless, waiter, and Fanny Peerless, spinster.
Born C1826 Penshurst, Kent
Married Joseph Cole (b.c1830, Chiddingstone; cowman); her widowed father was living with them at Redleaf Lodge, Leigh in the 1881 Census. ?In 1861 Census she was unmarried, a nurse with a family at Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells.
Born C1829 Penshurst, Kent
In 1851 Census she was a nurse with James G Brenner & family at 15 Selwood Place, Brompton, London SW7.
Born C1832 Penshurst, Kent, baptised 1881 Ashurst, Kent (Stone Ness Lodge Gate), died 3 Mar 1905 Tun.Wells (Culverden Hse, Rock Villa Rd), 72 or 73 years. Occupations: Butcher/Ag.lab./Gardener
In 1851 Census he was an unmarried "Butchers Man" at High Street, Tonbridge; in 1861 Census he was a butcher at Poundsbridge, Penshurst with his wife and children John, Ellen, Richard & Henry;in 1881 Census a cowman at Ashurst with his wife & son Thomas; in 1891 Census at 53 Meadow Rd, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells with his wife. Will dated 18.3.1904 proved at London 26.4.1905, probate t0 W C Cripps of Tunbridge Wells, solicitor; he was living at Kirkdale Road, Tunbridge Wells in March 1904.
Born C1834, baptised 1881 Fordcombe, Penshurst, Kent (Spring Hill). Occupations: Bricklayer journeyman
In 1861 Census he was at Penshurst with his wife and son Edward; in 1871 Census he was a bricklayer living at Spring Hill Cottage, Fordcombe, Penshurst with his wife and children Edward, Agnes, George, Kate & Fanny; in 1881 Census he was still at Spring Hill Cottage, with his second wife Mary Ann, his daughters Kate & Fanny, and her daughter Eva Blackman & Emma Ansett. ?Died 2Q 1886, Sevenoaks, aged 49.
Born C1836, died 1837, 0 or 1 years, bur. 1837 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist)
Born C1838 Penshurst, Kent
In 1861 Census she was a "shop woman" boarding with her uncle John Peerless at St Leonard's-on-Sea.