manJohn Peerless‏‎
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. Son of George Peerless and Jane Chapman
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.

Married ‎2Q 1854 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist) (45 or 46 years married) to:

womanMary Waghorn‏‎
Born ‎C1833 Tudley, Capel, Kent‎, died ‎1Q 1900 Tunbridge Wells, Kent‎, 66 or 67 years

Children:

1)
manJohn Peerless‏
Born ‎4Q 1854 Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎1881 St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex (80 Marina), died ‎5 Mar 1931 St Leonards-on-Sea, Sx.(5 Mercatoria St)‎, 76 or 77 years. Occupations: Footman; Lic.Victualler
In 1881 Census he was a footman to Mrs Ann Brabam, a widow, at St Leonards. In 1901 he was a licensed victualler, living at Hollingbourn with his wife. Will dated 8.10.1929 proved at Lewes 27.4.1931, probate to Ellen Brooker, widow, and Sarah Drury, wife of William Drury, his sisters and joint sole beneficiaries.
2)
womanEllen Peerless‏‎
Born ‎4Q 1855 Penshurst, Kent, died ‎after 1931‎, at least 76 years. Occupations: Housemaid (1881)
In 1881 Census she was unmarried, a housemaid to a widow, Mrs Sarah Glendenning, and her son Alexander at 11 Hungershall Park, Tunbridge Wells. Married ? Brooker: he died before 1929 and Ellen then lived with her brother John at 5 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.
3)
womanSarah Peerless‏‎
Born ‎2Q 1857 Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎1939 5 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sx., died ‎after 1931‎, at least 74 years
Married William Drury; in 1929 living at St George's Court, Gloucester Rd, Kensington SW7.
4)
manRichard Peerless‏
Born ‎2Q 1858 Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎1939 Folkestone, Kent (27 Cheriton Road), died ‎4 Feb 1940 Folkestone, Kent (27 Cheriton Road)‎, 81 or 82 years. Occupations: Gardener
In 1881 Census he was unmarried, a gentleman's gardener lodging at 8 King Charles Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. In 1894 he was an "asylum gardener", living at Elsie Cottage, Knaphill, Woking. In 1901 Census he still lived at Elsie Cottage, with his wife and children Henry, Ernest, Ellen, Elsie, Lillian, William & Leonard. Will dated 7.12.1937 proved at London 1.4.1940, probate to Leonard Thomas Peerless, engineering draughtsman; beneficiaries his son Leonard and his daughters Ellen Elizabeth Clarke & Lillian Mary West.
5)
manHenry Peerless‏
Born ‎23 Oct 1860 Penshurst, Kent‎, baptised ‎ Croydon & Addiscombe, Surrey, died ‎10 Apr 1940 Addiscombe, Surrey (85 Coniston Road)‎, 79 years. Occupations: Butcher('81)Coachman('91)
In 1881 Census he was an unmarried butcher boarding at 17 Down Lane, Tonbridge Kent; in 1891 Census he was a coachman living at 36 Lancaster Mews, Paddington with his wife and their son Herbert; in 1901 still a coachman, the three lived at Croydon. In his Will dated 27.7.1939, proved at London 24.5.1940, he was a Retired Church Verger; probate to Messrs. Marten, solicitors, Croydon. Beneficiaries included his sister Mrs Sarah Drury, brother Richard Peerless, son Herbert Henry Peerless, grandsons Alan & Jim Peerless and others.
6)
womanSarah Peerless‏‎
Born ‎4Q 1863 Penshurst, Kent‎‎
7)
manThomas Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1870 Poundsbridge, nr.Penshurst, Kent, baptised ‎1891 Tonbridge, Kent (2 Vicarage Road), died ‎1Q 1909 Tonbridge, Kent‎, 38 or 39 years. Occupations: Gardener (1891)
?Married 4Q 1899, Tunbridge to Helen Warren or Annie Mitten.