manPercy Walter Peerless‏‎
Born ‎14 Sep 1875 Camberwell, London SE. (18 The Terrace), baptised ‎ Clapham, London SW. (101 Rodenhurst Rd), died ‎28 Jan 1956 Streatham SW. (55 Tooting Bec Gardens)‎, 80 years, bur. ‎ London SW. (South London Crematorium). Occupations: Umbrella manufacturer. Son of George Read Peerless and Harriet Spalding
Educ.Dulwich Coll. Joined Peak & Winch, tea merchants in the City, later apprenticed to architects, Barry & Hyams/Himes. Joined Frank Kleinwort, his brother-in-law, to make umbrella handles, walking sticks, etc, trading as Kleinwort, Peerless & Lewin of Clerkenwell, later Peerless, Lewin & Co. In Aug 1940 he and his sons Percy & Claude, trading as Peerless & Co, umbrella & sunshade manufacturers of Fouberts Place, W1, dissolved the partnership, Percy & Claude continuing. The firm prospered until sold, then closed down in 1972.

Married ‎6 Jun 1903 Clapham, London SW. (Holy Trinity) (42 years married) to:

womanMabel Mary Smith‏‎
Born ‎1881, baptised ‎1945 Streatham, SW. (55 Tooting Bec Gardens), died ‎31 Oct 1945‎, 63 or 64 years, bur. ‎ London SW. (South London Crematorium)
Sister of Florence & Rose Smith, who married Percy's brothers George & Bart. Their parents lived at 19 Elms Road, Clapham. Will proved 1945, Probate to Percy Walter Peerless, umbrella manufacturer.

Children:

1)
manPercy George Peerless‏
Born ‎5 Apr 1904 Clapham, London SW. (101 Rodenhurst Rd), baptised ‎ Wallington, Surrey (80 Park Hill Road), died ‎2 Dec 1993 Sutton, Surrey‎, 89 years
Served WWII, RAF; Plt.Off.24.9.1940; Flg.Off.1.8.1941; Flt.Lt.1.1.1943; Mentioned in Despatches 14.1.1944.
2)
womanMary Rose (Molly) Peerless‏‎
Born ‎2Q 1908 Streatham, London SW. (63 Stanthorpe Rd), died ‎1942‎, 33 or 34 years
Married in 2Q 1938 at Wandsworth to Roy Edmund Sidney Judge (1911-2000) as his 1st wife; their son Alan Frederick Judge was born in 1939.
3)
manClaud Walter (Bob) Peerless‏
Born ‎28 Jul 1909 Wandsworth, London SW., died ‎13 Dec 1978 Sutton, Surrey‎, 69 years
4)
womanDorothy Mabel (Nod) Peerless‏‎ PRIVACY FILTER