Born C1732, baptised Rotherfield, Sussex, died 11 Oct 1800, 67 or 68 years, bur. Oct 1800 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI). Son of William Peerless and Mary Smitheman
When married by licence in 1760, he was of Rotherfield, she of Tonbridge. Will proved Archdeaconry of Lewes 1800.
Married 12 May 1760 Tonbridge, Kent (39 years married) to:
Born C1732, died 20 Sep 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex, 66 or 67 years, bur. 27 Sep 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI)
In his Will of 1768 her father, John Moon, bequeathed forty pounds to his grandchildren Elizabeth, William & Mary Pearless, to be equally divided between them. MI gives date of death 20.9.1798, aged 65.
Born C1761 Rotherfield, Sussex, died before 1768, at most 7 years
Born C1762 Rotherfield, Sussex
Married James Morgan of Hawkhurst, Kent by Banns at Rotherfield 30.6.1791; their daughter Mary, spinster, was a beneficiary under the will of her uncle William Peerless in 1844.
Born C1765 Groombridge, Sussex, baptised Rotherfield, Sussex, died 2Q 1844 Rotherfield, Sussex, 78 or 79 years. Occupations: Fellmonger
In 1841 Census he lived in Rotherfield village, with a servant Sarah Brown(60) & Martin Brown(60) a pauper. Will of 26.3.1834 proved London 16.10.1844 admon. to nephew Henry Peerless fellmonger, sole executor; beneficiaries nephew Henry & nieces Martha wife of Nathan Piper, Mary Morgan & Mary Ann Peerless. In 1807 John Moon, landlord of the George Inn, Rotherfield, died and his eldest son James (15) was admitted as his heir, with William Pearless chosen as his guardian, but in 1814 James, a butcher at Beckenham, sold the property.
Born C1767 Groombridge, Sussex, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent, died May 1807, 39 or 40 years
Will dated 3.5.1807 proved at London 21.5.1807, his widow Elizabeth sole executrix & beneficiary to whom Admon. was granted; Will witnessed at Tunbridge [Wells] by William & Henry Peerless, presumably John's brothers.
Born C1768 Groombridge, Sussex
Born C1770 Groombridge, Sussex, died Jun 1797, 26 or 27 years, bur. 22 Jun 1797 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI)
Born C1772 Groombridge, Sussex
Born C1773 Groombridge, Sussex, baptised Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Mount Sion), died 28 Dec 1820 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 46 or 47 years, bur. Jan 1821 Rotherfield, Sussex (St Denys) (MI). Occupations: Breechesmaker/Fellmonger
In Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licence 31.7.1798, he was a "breechesmaker" of Speldhurst. Will of 7.12.1820 proved at London 11.5.1821, admon. to Daniel Dickenson of Pembury, farmer & James Richardson of Speldhurst, bricklayer. James Richardson, whose daughter Mary Anne married William Pearless of East Grinstead in 1837, also attended Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, Mt.Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells; Henry had been a Trustee of the Will of James's father John. His Estate included property at Rotherfield; beneficiaries his 4 children.