obsolete spelling of cheer (n.).
Examples from the Web for chear
Historical Examples of chear
Though our chear is but wretched, yet our hearts are ready to receive you.The Vicar of Wakefield
Forget what's past, as I do; and chear your family with smiles.The Gamester (1753)
A little harmless Mirth will chear your drooping Spirits, my dear, (returnd tother, taking her by the Hand) come!The Works of Aphra Behn
Good Mr. Devil, tell him we are almost starv'd; and desire him to send us some of his good Chear.The Life and Death of Doctor Faustus Made into a Farce
They received me in a very pleasant manner, drew a chear, asked me to seat down.The Autobiography of a Cornish Smuggler