Born Dec 1732, baptised 1769 Withyham, Sussex (Blackham), died Jan 1812, 79 years, bur. 20 Jan 1812. Son of Edward Pearless and Ann Bridger
Left a legacy of 20 shillings a year for five years under the Will of his uncle, John Pearless (1765). In 1783 he was working at Willett's Farm, Cowden, owned by his cousin William, son and heir of John Pearless; in 1779 he had "hired" his own son William to his cousin for two years, against a payment of of ¹2 for which he was "to find him in meat, drink, cloaths, washing and lodging".
Married 13 Feb 1759 Cowden, Kent (St.Mary Magdalene) (52 years married) to:
Born C1736 Penshurst, Kent, died Jan 1812, 75 or 76 years, bur. 20 Jan 1812 Withyham, Sussex (St.Michael's)
Daur.of William Gibson and Ann Fullman (m.20.2.1727, Penshurst). Edward & Hannah married by Banns, both of Cowden.
Born 1759 Penshurst, Kent
Born 1761 Penshurst, Kent
?Buried 11.2.1811 at Penshurst.
Born 6 Oct 1765 Cowden, Kent, died 1838, 72 or 73 years
Married by banns to William Cronk, Cowden 14.10.1788, wit. Richard Peerless; had issue (see Cronk/Simmons tree). He died at Cowden in 1827 aged 65. Their son John, born in 1799 at Cowden, married Sarah Bridger of Penshurst.
Born 14 Mar 1769 Blackham, Withyham, Sussex, died 17 Nov 1853 St.Leonard's on Sea, Sx. (1 West Hill), 84 years, bur. Nov 1853 Penshurst, Kent (St.John the Baptist). Occupations: Labourer
"The first contemporary spelling of Peerless". Living (and working?) at Willett's Farm, Cowden between 1779 and 1781. When he married in 1790 he was of Withyham. In 1841 he was a labourer, living at Swaylands, Penshurst; in 1851 also a labourer but living with his son John at St.Leonard's on Sea. At other times he was described as a tollgate keeper (Penshurst?) and, at his death, a yeoman.
Christened privately 15th February 1771, publicly 18th March. Married by Banns, both of Cowden; witness Wm.Cronk, his brother-in-law.
Born C1774 Withyham, Sussex, baptised 1851 Chiddingstone, Kent, died before 1861, at most 87 years. Occupations: Ag.Lab.
When married by Banns at Withyham in 1801, both were of that parish. In 1851 Census he was living with his wife at Wilkins, Chiddingstone.
Born 1778 Withyham, Sussex