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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
Adamson, William William18 November 1776242Birth 
Allen, John
Webster, Grace
John18 November 1645373Marriage 
Beardmore, Isaac Kenderdine
Griffiths, Mary
Isaac Kenderdine18 November 1871147Marriage 
Bratherton, George George18 November 1832186Baptism 
Bratherton, Richard Richard18 November 1792226Birth 
Burgess, Betty Betty18 November 1802216Birth 
Cadby, George George18 November 1753265Baptism 
Charlesworth, Alan Alan18 November 194375Death 
Dale, Thomas
Large, Mary
Thomas18 November 1807211Marriage 
Dickinson, Jane Jane18 November 1821197Baptism 
Dixon, John John18 November 1876142Death 
Eachus, Doreen Mary Doreen Mary18 November 20144Death 
Eachus, James James18 November 1859159Birth 
Eachus, John John18 November 1667351Burial 
Eachus, Josephine Josephine18 November 1888130Birth 
Eachus, Phineas Phineas18 November 1856162Death 
Evans, Peter Peter18 November 1872146Birth 
Gadsby, George George18 November 1769249Burial 
Godfrey, George George18 November 1827191Baptism 
Hackney, Peter
Farrington, Elizabeth
Peter18 November 1818200Marriage 
Harris, Peter Peter18 November 1860158Baptism 
Herring, Julia Julia18 November 1838180Baptism 
Hulme, Emma Emma18 November 1832186Baptism 
Jackson, Mary Jane Mary Jane18 November 1860158Birth 
Knight, James James18 November 1781237Baptism 
Lawman, Elizabeth Elizabeth18 November 1664354Baptism 
Lees, Nelly Nelly18 November 197741Death 
Martinscroft, William William18 November 1832186Baptism 
Mills, Frederick Frederick18 November 1810208Baptism 
Morley, Ida Ida18 November 200414Death 
Neumann, Florence Nelly Florence Nelly18 November 1894124Baptism 
O'Connor, James James18 November 1891127Birth 
Phythian, Sidney Sidney18 November 1850168Baptism 
Pierce, Stephen Stephen18 November 1739279Baptism 
Poyner, Elizabeth Elizabeth18 November 1728290Baptism 
Rainford, Elizabeth Jane Elizabeth Jane18 November 1877141Baptism 
Rainford, Margaret Ann Margaret Ann18 November 1877141Baptism 
Ridgeway, Thomas Hope
Dootson, Margaret
Thomas Hope18 November 1838180Marriage 
Seaton, John W John W18 November 1889129Death 
Spary, Evelyn Gladys Evelyn Gladys18 November 199424Burial 
Stanton, Thomas
Mills, Mary Ann
Thomas18 November 1838180Marriage 
Stookes, Sarah Sarah18 November 1813205Baptism 
Wood, Ellen Ellen18 November 1805213Birth 

Total events: 43
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.