Born 2Q 1858 Penshurst, Kent, baptised 1939 Folkestone, Kent (27 Cheriton Road), died 4 Feb 1940 Folkestone, Kent (27 Cheriton Road), 81 or 82 years. Occupations: Gardener. Son of John Peerless and Mary Waghorn
In 1881 Census he was unmarried, a gentleman's gardener lodging at 8 King Charles Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. In 1894 he was an "asylum gardener", living at Elsie Cottage, Knaphill, Woking. In 1901 Census he still lived at Elsie Cottage, with his wife and children Henry, Ernest, Ellen, Elsie, Lillian, William & Leonard. Will dated 7.12.1937 proved at London 1.4.1940, probate to Leonard Thomas Peerless, engineering draughtsman; beneficiaries his son Leonard and his daughters Ellen Elizabeth Clarke & Lillian Mary West.
Married 3Q 1881 Strand, London W. (58 or 59 years married) to:
Mary Elizabeth Potter
Born C1857 Isleworth, Middx.
1)Henry Herbert Peerless
Born 1Q 1882 Surbiton, Surrey, died 4Q 1946 Surrey SE., 63 or 64 years. Occupations: Ironmomger's Clerk (1901)
When married in 1908 he was living at Hawkes Town, Hailsham, Sussex, a storekeeper at the East Sussex County Asylum, Hellingly, where his wife was a nurse.
2)Ernest John Peerless
Born 16 Oct 1883 Surbiton, Surrey (21 Cleaveland Road), died 16 Mar 1917 France (Killed in action), 33 years. Occupations: Solicitor's clerk (1901)
Rifleman KRRC, 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade; commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier & Face 16B & 16C).
3)Ellen Elizabeth Peerless PRIVACY FILTER
4)Elsie Louisa Peerless
Born 1Q 1889 Isleworth, Middx., baptised 1932 Wallington, Surrey (6 Lodge Road), died 29 Dec 1932 Carshalton, Surrey (Memorial Hospital), 42 or 43 years
Admon. granted at London 31.1.1933 to Richard Peerless, retired gardener.
5)Lilian (Lily) Mary Peerless
Born 1Q 1891 Isleworth, Middx.
Married Oliver West of 27 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone (1939).
6)William Richard Peerless
Born 27 Dec 1896 Knaphill, Woking, Surrey (Elsie Cottage), died 7 Jul 1918 Thanet, Kent, 21 years, bur. Croydon, Surrey (Bandon Hill Cemetery). Occupations: Gunner
Gunner, 45th Anti-Aircraft Coy, Royal Garrison Artillery; commemorated on War Grave C.374 at Bandon Hill Cemetery.
7)Leonard Thomas Peerless
Born 3Q 1898 Knaphill, nr Woking, Surrey, baptised 1940 Romford, Essex (7 Hazel Rise,Gidea Park), died 1Q 1969 Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 70 or 71 years. Occupations: Engineering draughtsman