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The Tates

The Tates
The Tate family arrived in Emmerdale in November 1989 and consisted of Chris, his sister Zoe, father Frank and stepmother Kim

Played By
Daughter of Frank and his 1st wife Jean.
Born: 27 April 1968
Has a daugher, Jean Tate (b. 24 January 2003) by Scott Windsor.
Leah Bracknell
12 December 1989 - 13 August 2004, 9th November 2004 - 22nd September 2005 (may be back in around 9 months)
Born: 1 October 1937
Married 1st: Jean (d.1984)
Married 2nd 1986 Kim Barker divorced 1993/94,
re-married: 22 Dec 1994
Died: 27 May 1997
Head of the family.
4 children: Chris & Zoe (from 1st marriage) and James (from 2nd marriage) and Liam Hammond (from an affair in 1961)
Norman Bowler
14? November 1989-27 May 1997

AKA Kim Marchant.
M 1st as his 2nd wife, Frank Tate
Mother of James Tate.
Born: 19 or 21 January 1959
Married 2nd 17 May 1998: Steven ("Steve") Marchant.

Claire King
16? November 1989-5 February 1997, 22 May 1997-19 January 1999
son of Frank and his 1st wife Jean.
Born: 11 December 1963
Died: 17 September 2003
M 1st 5 Nov 1991 Kathy Merrick (nee Bates) divorced 1995
M 2nd 7 Dec 1995 Rachel Hughes divorced around 1997 with whom he had a son Joseph Mark Tate (born 8th June 1995)
M 3rd 27 Nov 2001 Charity Dingle
with whom he had a posthumous son Noah Tate born 1st March 2004
Peter Amory
16 November 1989 - 17 September 2003
1st wufe of Chris
SEE under Bates

Rachel Tate




(nee Hughes) 2nd wife of Chris Tate.
Daughter of Kate Hughes from her 1st marriage to a David Hughes.
Stepdaughter of Joe Sugden.
Mother of Joseph Tate.
Born: 16 September 1971
Married: 7 Dec 1995 Chris Tate
Divorced: around 1997
Died: (murdered by Graham Clark) 11 May 1999
Glenda McKay
(nee Dingle) 2nd wife of Chris
b. 1978
Emma Atkins
30 March 2000 - 1st March 2005
Son of Chris and Rachel
Born: 8 June 1995.
Oliver Young
circa 8th June 1995 - 22nd June 2005
Born 24 January 2003. Daughter of Zoe Tate & Scott Windsor.

Meg Pearson (originally played by twins, but Meg was in the role since at least summer 2003 until character left)

Born: 24 January 2003 - 22nd September 2005
Son of Frank and Kim
Born: 24 September 1996.
Elliot Suckley,
Jake Meays.
Sam Silson.
Oliver Carroll,
Bradley White.
24 September 1996 - 19 January 1999
Illigitimate son of Frank
Born: 9 Aug 1961
Died ('lawfully killed' by Zoe Tate): 11 November 1999
Mark Powley
(33 episodes End August 1999 - 11 November 1999)

posthumous son of Chris Tate by 3rd wife Charity (nee Dingle)

Born 1st March 2004

Played 1st by a doll then :-

Alfie Mortimer (in 2004 and played him the longest)

Sam Duffy (in 2005)

1st March 2004 - 1st March 2005
Jean Tate
1st wife of Frank - died 1984 of cancer and assisted suicide.


(never seen)

15 Years of the Tates - Family Portraits 1989-2004

The Tates arrived in 1989 consisting of Chris, Zoe, Kim and FrankThe Tates arrived in 1989

Chris married Kathy Bates in 1991

Frank threw Kim out of Home Farm on Christmas Day 1992 after finding out about her affair with Neil inCaid

Kim and Frank got re-married December 1994, Zoe and Chris and bridesmaid Alice look on

December 1995 Chris married Rachel Hughes, seen here with their 6 month old son Joseph Mark

Zoe & Emma's blessing ended in disaster in May 1996

Chris on his wedding day with third wife Charity dressed in red velvet.  In the background cn be seen Chloe and Seth

The height o bad taste Chris and Charity's wedding

Chris and Charity's wedding - with Chloe, Seth, Betty, Louise, Rodney, Terry and Joseph

12th June 2003 - The Tate family as it was at the end!

Rev. Ashley Thomas celebrates Baby Jean's Christening with the Tate family. Pictured: (L-R) (Back row) Ashley (JOHN MIDDLETON), Zoe (LEAH BRACKNELL), Debbie (CHARLEY WEBB) and Charity (EMMA ATKINS). (Front row) Joseph (OLIVER YOUNG) and Chris (PETER AMORY).

Thursday 12 June 2003:  Baby Jean's Christening. Pictured: (L-R) Paddy (DOMINIC BRUNT), Chris (PETER AMORY), Jack (CLIVE HORNBY), Zoe (LEAH BRACKNELL), Joseph (OLIVER YOUNG), Debbie (CHARLEY WEBB), Rev Ashley (JOHN MIDDLETON), Charity (EMMA ATKINS), Chloe (AMY NUTTALL) and Scott (BEN FREEMAN).

Then there were ...

16th October 2003 - the last of the Tates, Joseph, Zoe and Jean leave for Chris' funeral

9th June 2004, Christopher's Christening  - The new Tate's - Jean with her father  Scott Windsor, Christopher & Zoe

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(last update 22nd September 2005)