Lear baronets

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Arms of Lear: Azure, a fess raguly between three unicorn's heads erased or, as visible on the mural monument to Sir Peter Lear in Bishopsteignton Church, Devon

Two baronetcies both created for Peter Lear, West India merchant

Lear of London[edit]

The Baronetcy of Lear of London was created in the Baronetage of England on 2 July 1660 for Peter Lear. The baronetcy became extinct upon his death about 1684.

Lear of London (1660)[edit]

Extinct on his death

Lear of Lindridge[edit]

The new Baronetcy of Lear of Lindridge was created in the Baronetage of England on 2 August 1683 for Sir Peter Lear of London, Baronet, whose Devon residence was Lindridge House, Bishopsteignton, with a special remainder to his nephews, he being without issue.

His eldest nephew was Thomas Lear of Lindridge Devon, MP for Ashburton. The baronetcy became extinct upon the death of his brother the third Baronet in 1736.

Lear of Lindridge (1683)[edit]

Extinct on his death


  • Lear of London, Lear of Lindridge. by John Burke Extinct and Dormant Baronetage Scott Webster and Geary, London 1861