womanMary Ann(e) Richardson‏‎
Born ‎27 Apr 1816 Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, baptised ‎1881 East Grinstead, Sx.(Northleigh, Moat Rd), died ‎4 Apr 1897 East Grinstead, Sussex (Sackville Cott.)‎, 80 years, bur. ‎9 Apr 1897 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery)
At her marriage at St.Luke's, Old Street in 1837 she was described as of that parish, whereas William Pearless was "of East Grinstead". Being a minor, her father James Richardson gave his consent to her marriage; he was also a witness, as were W.Aviolet and Susanna Aviolet, her aunt. She signed the register as Mary Anne. After her husband's death in 1875, she moved to St Agnes, Moat Road (renamed Northleigh), living there with some of her children until 1887. In 1891 Census she was with James & Isabella at 83 High Street.

Married ‎18 Feb 1837 London EC (St Luke's, Old St, Finsbury) (38 years married) to:

manWilliam Pearless‏‎
Born ‎10 Sep 1808 Cowden, Kent‎, baptised ‎ East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage), died ‎26 Aug 1875 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage)‎, 66 years, bur. ‎30 Aug 1875 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Solicitor & Landed Prop.. Son of William Pearless and Mary Wilson Durrant
Birth registered at Dr William's Library 7.3.1809; witnesses Wm.Pickance, Surgeon; Martha Sisley; Eliz.Atherfold.

Children:

1)
manWilliam Austen Pearless‏
Born ‎1 Nov 1837 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎1867,1874,1885 East Grinstead, Sx. (Uplands, Ship St), died ‎28 Jun 1885 East Grinstead, Sx. (Uplands, Ship St)‎, 47 years, bur. ‎4 Jul 1885 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Solicitor
Qualified 1858; partner, Pearless & Sons, Solicitors, E. Grinstead. Commanded the E. Grinstead Coy. of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers 1863-6, as Captain, and again from 1871 to his death in 1885; Hon.Major 1881. In 1874 described as owning a Freehold house and land, Uplands. His widow was sole Executrix of his Will dated 5.5.1884, proved 24.8.1885; no children, but he had adopted Sidney Pearless, younger son of his deceased brother Charles, and provided for him in his Will. Sidney and his brother Charles were living at Uplands in 1881.
2)
manJames Richardson Pearless/ LL.B‏‎
Born ‎1839 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎1906 East Grinstead, Sussex (Sackville Cott.), died ‎19 Sep 1917‎, 77 or 78 years, bur. ‎22 Sep 1917 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun's). Occupations: Solicitor
3)
woman(Nameless) Pearless‏‎
Born ‎10 May 1840 East Grinstead, Sussex, died ‎10 May 1840 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, under 1 year old, bur. ‎May 1840 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Born at 8am 10.5.1840; died of convulsions aged 13 hours.
4)
manCharles Durrant Pearless/, Dr‏
Born ‎4Q 1842 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎ Sevenoaks, Kent (The Vicarage), died ‎19 Nov 1874 Sevenoaks, Kent‎, 31 or 32 years, bur. ‎23 Nov 1874 East Grinstead, Sussex (Cemetery). Occupations: Surgeon
In 1871 Census, shortly before his marriage, he was living at Sevenoaks with his young brother Walter and 3 servants. In the 1874 Electoral Register for East Grinstead he was described as being "of Sevenoaks", but owning a share in a freehold house in Middle Row, East Grinstead. Died of Diphtheria 1n 1874. Will dated 1.9.1874, proved at London 9.12.1874; his brother William Austen Pearless and his wife Louisa appointed executors.
5)
manJohn Richardson Pearless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1844 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎1874 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Rocks)‎. Occupations: Solicitor's Clerk(1861)
In 1861 Census, apart from being listed with his parents and siblings at home at East Grinstead, he was also included as a boarder at 9 High Street, Tonbridge described as a law student. In the 1874 Electoral Register he was described as owning a share in a Freehold house at East Grinstead, The Rocks.
6)
manReginald Wilson Pearless‏
Born ‎14 Apr 1846 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ East Grinstead, Sussex (Green Hedges), died ‎13 Jan 1911 East Grinstead, Sussex (Green Hedges)‎, 64 years, bur. ‎17 Jan 1911 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun's). Occupations: Solicitor
Qualified as a Solicitor 1869. Living at East Grinstead when married in 1877, at 1 Thirsk Villa, Plaistow, Bromley, Kent 1878 and 2 Plaistow Rd, Bromley in 1881. Became a partner in Pearless & Sons, East Grinstead. By 1886 and until his death in 1911 he lived at Green Hedges, as did his widow until the house was sold in 1919. Commissioned in the East Grinstead Coy. of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers 1885-7. Will dated 14.4.1909, proved with codicils 6.2.1911.
7)
man(Nameless) Pearless‏‎
Born ‎1847, died ‎15 May 1847 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage)‎, under 1 year old, bur. ‎May 1847 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Twin of 9252.
8)
woman(Nameless) Pearless‏‎
Born ‎1847, died ‎15 May 1847 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage)‎, under 1 year old, bur. ‎May 1847 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Twin of 9251.
9)
manNugent Septimus Pearless‏
Born ‎2Q 1850 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎ East Grinstead & Tiverton, Devon, died ‎21 Oct 1926 Tiverton, Dev.(Saybrook Cott, Chapel St)‎, 75 or 76 years. Occupations: Solicitor
In 1881 he was lodging at Langport, Somerset with Honor Gillett, described as a Solicitor's Managing Clerk. In 1884 when witnessing his brother Austen's Will he was described as "Solicitor, East Grinstead". At his marriage in 1886 he was a "Fishmonger" at Tiverton, Devon; of the three witnesses signing the Register, none was a Pearless. In 1901 Census he was a fish, poultry & ice dealer, living at Tiverton with his wife and children Reginald, Nugent, Mary & William. His brother reginald left him a small legacy in 1905.
10)
womanAlice Maud Mary Pearless‏‎
Born ‎18 Jul 1851 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, died ‎6 May 1854‎, 2 years, bur. ‎12 May 1854 East Grinstead, Sussex (St Swithun) (MI)
Death Reg; JUN 1854; E.Grinstead; 2b 66.
11)
womanIsabel Marian Pearless‏‎
Born ‎3Q 1852 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎1923 East Grinstead (Forest View, High St), died ‎12 Feb 1923‎, 70 or 71 years
Unmarried. Living at various addresses with her brother James. Left a legacy in her brother Reginald's Will dated 19.6.1905 & granted Administration of the Estate of her brother James 27.10.1917. Her Will dated 28.2.1918 and Codicil dated 11.4.1918; Probate granted at London 28.3.1923 to Charles G de Rougemont as sole executor.
12)
manWalter Relf Pearless/, Dr‏
Born ‎19 Mar 1854 East Grinstead, Sussex‎, baptised ‎ Australia & New Zealand, died ‎23 Dec 1924 New Zealand‎, 70 years, bur. ‎ Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand (St.John). Occupations: Medical Practitioner
His father's Will provided for him to complete his professional education. "Travelled to Victoria, Australia as a ship's surgeon, returned and married there and later moved to New Zealand". Arrived at Wellington from Melbourne on the "Arawata" 11 July 1884 with his wife and family. "Public Vaccinator" Sep 1884, Waimea South (NZ); living at Wakefield (NZ) 1906. Served WWI NZ Army Medical Corps; Lt.Col.; Mediterranean Exped.Force, Mentioned in Despatches 12.6.1915; VD. Had 4 sons, 7 daughters.
13)
womanEdith Catherine Pearless‏
Born ‎1856 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎1881 Moat Rd.,East Grinstead, Sx.(Northleigh), died ‎after 1923‎, at least 67 years
Mr & Mrs Head and their daughters, Winifred and Norah, attended the wedding of Kathleen Pearless and Charles de Rougemont in 1902.
14)
manEdward Montague Pearless‏‎
Born ‎1Q 1858 East Grinstead, Sussex, baptised ‎1861 East Grinstead, Sussex (The Hermitage), died ‎1883 British Guiana, S.America‎, 24 or 25 years. Occupations: Medical practitioner
His father's Will of 1874 made provision to enable him to complete his professional education. In a report of the "deaths of British Guiana colonial officials with salaries over 100 pounds", transcribed from The Parliamentary Papers, Colonial General series, is included "Mr E M Pearless, Assistant Resident Surgeon, Colonial Hospital, [aged] 25" whose death occurred in 1883.