George James Peerless
Born 20 May 1854 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Belgrave Terrace), baptised 1881 Ashford, Kent (24 Beaver Place), died 4Q 1931 Tonbridge, Kent, 76 or 77 years. Occupations: Railway signalman (1894). Son of James Peerless and Fanny Summers
In 1881 Census he was at Ashford with his wife Rebecca and daughter Kate; he was described as "Railway shunter (pointsman)". In 1891 Census after Rebecca's death and before he remarried in 1894, he was living at 31 Vale Rd, Tonbridge with his children Kate & Harry; his youngest child Olive was with his parents James & Fanny. In 1901 Census he was a railway signalman, living at 8 Woodside Rd, Tonbridge with Eliza, their children Philip & Ivy, and his step-sons Ernest and John.
Married 3Q 1880 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (5 or 6 years married) to:
Rebecca Frederica Ribbens
Born C1856 Kingsdown, Kent, died 4Q 1886 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 29 or 30 years
Daughter of Frederick & Rebecca Ribbens; he was a coachman at Tunbridge Wells (1861).
1)Kate J Peerless
Born 3Q 1880 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised 1901 London W. (St George's, Hanover Sq.). Occupations: Cook domestic (1901)
2)Harry William Peerless
Born 1Q 1882 West Ashford, Kent. Occupations: Gunner, Ryl.Marine Art'ry
In 1901 Census, a Gunner in the Royal Marine Artillery, he was a patient at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Alverstoke, Hants.
3)Olive Gertrude Peerless
Born 3Q 1884 West Ashford, Kent
In 1891 Census, after the death of her mother in 1886, she was living with her grandparents James and Fanny Peerless. In 1901 Census she was working as a "between-maid" at Lee, London SE.
|2nd marriage |
George James Peerless
Married 9 Dec 1894 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Parish Church) (36 or 37 years married) to:
Eliza Jane Shorter
Born C1865 Greenwich, Kent
Daughter of Ambrose Shorter, a labourer, but married as Eliza Mears, a widow; she was then living at Basinghall Street, Tunbridge Wells; witnesses were Sarah Jane Walter & Walter Walter. From her previous marriage she apparently had two sons, Ernest (b.c1892, Southgate, Middx) & John (b.c1894, Wood Green, Middx), who in 1901 Census were living with George & Eliza, and both were named Peerless.
1)James George Peerless
Born 16 Dec 1895 Tonbridge, Kent (86 Woodside Road), died 4Q 1933 Tonbridge, Kent, 37 or 38 years. Occupations: Railway signalman (1896)
In 1901 Census a James Peerless (grandson, aged 5, born at Tonbridge) was living at 49 Bannockburn Rd, Plumstead, Woolwich, London SE, with Thomas Clark and his wife Caroline; in 1881 Census Thomas & Caroline Clark and their family, including their only daughter Hannah M Clark, lived at 40 Bennett St, Greenwich.
2)Philip Arthur Peerless
Born 5 Jan 1898 Tunbridge (?Tonbridge), Kent, died 3Q 1972 Greenwich, Kent, 73 or 74 years
3)Ivy Grace Peerless
Born 2Q 1900 Tunbridge (?Tonbridge), Kent