The first Tearle to come to St Albans was Richard b1754 in Stanbridge. He married Mary Webb in Sandridge, just outside St Albans, in 1778. In the 1780s Richard was recorded as a member of the Sandridge militia. As the last son of Thomas 1710 he is the originator of his own branch, Richard 1754.  This is St Leonards, Sandridge where the first three of Richard and Mary’s children were born.

There are memorials to just three Tearle men in Hertfordshire and all of them are very closely related. The second family to come to St Albans lost one of their sons in World War 1 and he is listed on the war memorial alongside St Peters church. His name was Leslie James b1896 in St Albans.

Here are all the Hertfordshire Tearles that we have been able to find, click on the names to read more about them:

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