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. Son of John Peerless and Mary Waghorn
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.

Married ‎3Q 1881 Strand, London W. (58 or 59 years married) to:

womanMary Elizabeth Potter‏‎
Born ‎C1857 Isleworth, Middx.‎

Children:

1)
manHenry Herbert Peerless‏
Born ‎1Q 1882 Surbiton, Surrey, died ‎4Q 1946 Surrey SE.‎, 63 or 64 years. Occupations: Ironmomger's Clerk (1901)
When married in 1908 he was living at Hawkes Town, Hailsham, Sussex, a storekeeper at the East Sussex County Asylum, Hellingly, where his wife was a nurse.
2)
manErnest John Peerless‏‎
Born ‎16 Oct 1883 Surbiton, Surrey (21 Cleaveland Road)‎, died ‎16 Mar 1917 France (Killed in action)‎, 33 years. Occupations: Solicitor's clerk (1901)
Rifleman KRRC, 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade; commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier & Face 16B & 16C).
3)
womanEllen Elizabeth Peerless‏‎ PRIVACY FILTER
4)
womanElsie Louisa Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1889 Isleworth, Middx., baptised ‎1932 Wallington, Surrey (6 Lodge Road), died ‎29 Dec 1932 Carshalton, Surrey (Memorial Hospital)‎, 42 or 43 years
Admon. granted at London 31.1.1933 to Richard Peerless, retired gardener.
5)
womanLilian (Lily) Mary Peerless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1891 Isleworth, Middx.‎
Married Oliver West of 27 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone (1939).
6)
manWilliam Richard Peerless‏‎
Born ‎27 Dec 1896 Knaphill, Woking, Surrey (Elsie Cottage)‎, died ‎7 Jul 1918 Thanet, Kent‎, 21 years, bur. ‎ Croydon, Surrey (Bandon Hill Cemetery). Occupations: Gunner
Gunner, 45th Anti-Aircraft Coy, Royal Garrison Artillery; commemorated on War Grave C.374 at Bandon Hill Cemetery.
7)
manLeonard Thomas Peerless‏
Born ‎3Q 1898 Knaphill, nr Woking, Surrey, baptised ‎1940 Romford, Essex (7 Hazel Rise,Gidea Park), died ‎1Q 1969 Southend-on-Sea, Essex‎, 70 or 71 years. Occupations: Engineering draughtsman