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Welcome to the Eachus Family History. The information listed has been researched by many Family members over a 40 year period. Whilst we believe that the information in accurate, errors may occur, please use as a guide and always check the original sources. Updates and corrections are always welcome. To use the tree click on any family name shown or use the search box. Then click “All” to access the information of that family.

GEDCOM Statistics
The Eachus Family of Cheshire, England.
This GEDCOM was created using BROSKEEP 7.0.41 WINDOWS on 12 September 2015
Individuals
Males
13724
50.21%
Females
13595
49.74%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Other records
3
Total events
47147
Total users
10

Earliest birth yearRichard Watmore ‎(I18049)‎
Birth 1420 Prescot Lancashire, England
Latest birth yearBenjamin Taylor Griffith ‎(I6668)‎
Birth 12 July 1991
Death 31 October 1991 ‎(Age 3 months)‎
Earliest death yearWilliam Watmore ‎(I18045)‎
Birth 1472 23 Prescot, Lancashire, England
Death 1537 ‎(Age 65)‎ Stottesdon, Shropshire, England
Latest death year Fred Eachus, Jr ‎(I432)‎
Birth 1 December 1921 23 24 Rockwood, Tennessee. U.S.
Death 23 January 2015 ‎(Age 93)‎ Tennessee, U.S. ‎[age 93]‎
Person who lived the longest
106
Olive Ida Bucknall ‎(I15980)‎
Birth 1898 36 37 York, Yorkshire, England
Death February 2004 ‎(Age 106)‎ Doncaster
Average age at death
52
Males: 53   Females: 51
Family with the most children
16
James Bayley + Penelope Salmon ‎(F5004)‎
Marriage 29 June 1780 Wybunbury
Average number of children per family
2.91
 
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Most Common Surnames
ADAMSON, AINSWORTH, ALLEN, ASHTON, ATHERTON, BAYLEY, BEECH, BELL, BIRKETT, BLADEN, BONNER, BOOTH, BRACEGIRDLE, BRADBURY, BRADSHAW, BRAIN, BRATHERTON, BROWN, BUCKLEY, BUCKNALL, BURGESS, BUTTERWORTH, CADBY, CARTER, CHAPPELL, CHARLESWORTH, CHURCHILL, COLE, CORDWELL, CREES, CREFFIELD, CURTIS, DALE, DANIELS, DAWSON, DEAN, DERBYSHIRE, DIXON, DUTTON, EACHUS, ENGLISH, EVANS, FISHBURNE, FORSTER, GARNER, GASKELL, GIBBARD, GILBERT, GOULDING, GRAINGER, GREEN, GRICE, GUEST, HALL, HAMLETT, HARRIS, HARRISON, HEATON, HODKINSON, HOGG, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOPE, HOUGH, HUGHES, HULME, INGRAM, JACKSON, JAMES, JOHNSON, JONES, KELSALL, LAWMAN, LEA, LEES, LEGGATT, MARTIN, MASON, MASSEY, MAWDSLEY, MEMORY, MILLS, MOLYNEUX, MORREY, MOSS, MULLENDER, NEWTON, NORBURY, OGDEN, OLLIER, OWEN, PALIN, RAWLE, RAYNER, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, SHAKESHAFT, SHAW, SHELDON, SHIPTON, SIDDELEY, SIMPSON, SMITH, STRAWSON, SUMNER, SUTTON, TAYLOR, TELFORD, THOMAS, TINNION, TODHUNTER, TOMLINSON, TREWEEK, TURNER, VERDIN, WAKEFIELD, WALKER, WALMSLEY, WARD, WARREN, WELCH, WHARTON, WHITEHEAD, WHITTAKER, WICKERSHAM, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOLSTENHOLME, WOOD, WORRALL, WORTHINGTON, WRIGHT, YARWOOD, YOXALL
The Eachus Family of Cheshire, England.

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On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Bagnall, Mary Ann Mary Ann22 September 1833185Baptism 
Birkett, Sarah ‎(Sally)‎ Sarah (Sally)22 September 1779239Birth 
Boyd, James James22 September 1824194Baptism 
Bracegirdle, Mary Mary22 September 1754264Baptism 
Chalkley, William William22 September 1777241Baptism 
Cliff, George George22 September 1850168Baptism 
Cordwell, Jubal Jubal22 September 1822196Baptism 
Crossland, Sarah Sarah22 September 1771247Baptism 
Dixon, Alice Leonora Alice Leonora22 September 1916102Birth 
Dixon, Thomas Thomas22 September 1879139Birth 
Dutton, Edwin
Brindley, Eliza
Edwin22 September 1835183Marriage 
Eachus, Joseph Ruben Joseph Ruben22 September 1869149Birth 
Eachus, Thomas Thomas22 September 1845173Death 
Eachus, William William22 September 1745273Baptism 
Eachus, William H William H22 September 1894124Birth 
Farrall, William
Eachus, Ann
William22 September 1814204Marriage 
Fletcher, George George22 September 1844174Baptism 
Foster, James
Davis, Elizabeth
James22 September 1817201Marriage 
Garner, Mary Mary22 September 1782236Baptism 
Greely, Caroline Augusta Caroline Augusta22 September 1867151Birth 
Green, Maria Maria22 September 1777241Baptism 
Griffin, Alice Alice22 September 1679339Burial 
Harper, Ephraim Ephraim22 September 1839179Baptism 
Herring, John John22 September 1782236Baptism 
Hickson, Mary Mary22 September 1836182Burial 
Holland, John
Hickson, Mary
John22 September 1786232Marriage 
Hughes, Robert Robert22 September 1872146Death 
James, Sarah Sarah22 September 1799219Baptism 
Peover, Richard Richard22 September 1833185Baptism 
Rogers, William William22 September 1838180Baptism 
Shandley, Mary Mary22 September 196553Burial 
Shrigley, Alfred Townson Alfred Townson22 September 194969Burial 
Shrigley, Joseph Joseph22 September 1823195Birth 
Spary, Adam Adam22 September 1811207Baptism 
Spary, Thomas Thomas22 September 1811207Baptism 
Starkey, Thomas
Burrows, Sarah
Thomas22 September 1762256Marriage 
Tinney, Betsey Betsey22 September 1897121Death 
Townsend, Margery Margery22 September 1803215Birth 
Walker, Tom Tom22 September 1872146Baptism 
Wharton, Richard Richard22 September 194276Burial 
Wickersham, William W
Woodward, Jane
William W22 September 1750268Marriage 
Wolstenholme, Sarah Sarah22 September 1867151Baptism 
Wood, Jane Jane22 September 1833185Baptism 
Worrall, John John22 September 1782236Baptism 
Wrench, Harry
Mason, Florence Bromley
Harry22 September 1894124Marriage 
Wright, Thomas Thomas22 September 1826192Baptism 
‎(unknown)‎, Alice Alice22 September 1679339Burial 

Total events: 47
Origins

English Surnames record Localities or places where ancestors originated or from their occupation or physical attributes.

Eachus is an old English Surname, first mentioned in the field name Eachus Plan in Church Minshull, Cheshire in the year 1304 CE.

It is a local house name, perhaps with a first element related to addition or increase

The name Eachus comes from the Norman French word ēaca, which means land added to an estate.

Difficult Times

One of the things that would have effected our ancestors was the long hot summer of 1305, it was a summer of burning heat and drought which resulted in the hay harvest failing.
Later in 1316 we get the start of two years of terrible floods, which resulted in famine, and 1000s losing their lives.

Burning heat and drought.

Then in the Mid 16th Century a run of very cold winters and short growing seasons resulted in food shortages and famine. In 1557 the harvest failed for the third year running, this was followed bytwo years of heavy rains, which resulted in what was reckoned to be the worst famine that century. As well as starvation, thousands died from an outbreak of plague, one observer noted that, “The like whereof has never been known before”, to make matters worse prices rose sharply and in the previous year grain had cost double what it did in 1553. This was a disaster for the 60% of the population who lived at subsistence level, wage earners had to spend 80 to 90%t of their income on food. One of the big trades was the cloth trade, which collapsed as exports were down by 30%. Whilst there can be no information as to how this situation effected the Eachus family, it is a fact that the only written reference to any Eachus family members in the following years is in 1566 when on the 3rd day of May 1566 in Church Minshull, a child of Thomas Eachus was baptised named John.

Our story really starts with the person who is believed to be John’s brother Peter. The marriage between Peter Eachus and Margaret Pownall took place on the 21st April 1594, again in Church Minshull. All the Eachus family members alive today are descended from Peter & Margaret.