obsolete spelling of cheer (n.).
Examples from the Web for chear
They received me in a very pleasant manner, drew a chear, asked me to seat down.The Autobiography of a Cornish Smuggler|Harry Carter
Though our chear is but wretched, yet our hearts are ready to receive you.The Vicar of Wakefield|Oliver Goldsmith
Forget what's past, as I do; and chear your family with smiles.
And every duty of a fond and faithful wife, be doubly done to chear and comfort him!
A little harmless Mirth will chear your drooping Spirits, my dear, (returnd tother, taking her by the Hand) come!The Works of Aphra Behn|Aphra Behn