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Unlocking Stories from the Archives: the Records of Teare and Sons, Sail Makers and Ship Chandlers of Peel

Featured on the imuseum website – June 2017 Unlocking Stories from the Archives: the Records of Teare and Sons, Sail Makers and Ship Chandlers of Peel Posted on 16.06.2017 Manx National Heritage Library & Archives hold the archive of a … Continue reading

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Brothers Frederick and Frank Teare from Peel killed in the battle of Arras April 1917

Frederick and Frank Teare, stepbrothers born in Peel, were in two different armies when the battle of Arras started on 9 April 1917. They died within days of each other and despite being in the same battle and within miles … Continue reading

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John Henry Teare built the first bicycle on the Isle of Man 1867

Most people hearing of ‘cycling’ and the ‘Isle of Man’, will probably think of Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, both sportsmen who have achieved amazing success. But someone else who deserves recognition in the field of Manx cycling is the … Continue reading

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Denys Teare 1922-2015 – Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur

Denys Teare passed away peacefully in Ramsey Cottage Hospital on 1 December 2015 aged 93 years. I have posted previously about Denys and his book ‘Evader’. In 1944 he lived in France for over 12 months following the crash landing … Continue reading

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Teare genetics: Y-DNA and the origins of Manx family names

The Teare name is Manx in origin and its earliest recording is from 1599. It has developed and contracted to its modern spelling from the Manx Gaelic ‘Mac-y-teyir’ meaning ‘son of the craftsman or carpenter’. The Y-DNA project, which uses … Continue reading

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Wilfred Kneale Teare 1896-1919

Wilfred Kneale Teare was born in 1896 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire son of James Teare born in Ramsey, IoM and Anne Arnott born in Ripley, Derbyshire. She was totally deaf since the age of 19. His father worked as a hewer … Continue reading

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Charles Henry Teare 1895-1918

Charles Henry Teare was born 23 January 1895 in Douglas, IoM, son of John Teare, a general labourer and Lydia Margaret Clague. In 1901 the family was living at 12 Barrack Street and there were 5 siblings George S, John … Continue reading

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Philip Norman Teare 1892-1917

Philip Norman Teare was born 20 March 1892 near the town of Happy Valley, O’Halloran Hill, South Australia son of Philip Thomas Teare and Lucy Isabelle Kenihan. Philip worked as Porter on the South Australia Railways living in Keswick, South … Continue reading

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Herbert Douglas Teare 1897-1918

Herbert Douglas Teare was born 20 May 1897 in Peel IoM, son of William James Teare a General Labourer and Christian Caine.  In 1901 the family was living in Princess Street, Douglas and he was the youngest with 2 brothers … Continue reading

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Robert Killip Teare 1891-1918

Robert Killip Teare was born 19 November 1891 in Ballabeg, Lonan, IoM, son of Philip Christopher Teare and Margaret Killip and in 1901 the family was living at their uncle’s house – Ballabeg Farm. In 1911 Robert was working as … Continue reading

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