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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
9

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
Barton, Mary Mary24 March 1819198Birth 
Bethune, Charles Goodwin Charles Goodwin24 March 1810207Birth 
Carlile, Terry Lee Terry Lee24 March 195265Birth 
Cessna, Helen Helen24 March 198334Death 
Coslow, Mary Mary24 March 195760Death 
Cotterill, Lawrence Gorden Lawrence Gorden24 March 192394Birth 
Craven, John
Johnson, Jane
John24 March 1822195Marriage 
Crees, Joseph Joseph24 March 1672345Baptism 
Dale, James James24 March 1805212Baptism 
Dixon, Samuel Samuel24 March 1911106Death 
Dowlman, Ellen Ellen24 March 1895122Birth 
Eachus, Alice Alice24 March 195562Death 
Eachus, Hannah Hannah24 March 1751266Baptism 
Eachus, Kate Kate24 March 195067Death 
Eachus, Mary E Mary E24 March 1881136Birth 
Eachus, Obed Alexander Obed Alexander24 March 193681Death 
Eachus, Robert Robert24 March 1897120Baptism 
Eachus, Thomas Thomas24 March 196057Probate 
Evans, Gladys Gladys24 March 1906111Birth 
Gaskell, William William24 March 1777240Baptism 
Gibbard, Sarah Sarah24 March 1818199Baptism 
Harrison, Sarah Sarah24 March 1810207Baptism 
Harry, Hugh
Wickersham, Elizabeth
Hugh24 March 1730287Marriage 
Holland, Sarah Sarah24 March 1759258Birth 
Holmes, George George24 March 1822195Baptism 
Holt, James James24 March 1771246Baptism 
Ingram, William William24 March 1815202Death 
Joinson, Jane Jane24 March 1833184Baptism 
Memory, Harold
Daniels, Sarah
Harold24 March 192493Marriage 
Midwood, Abraham Abraham24 March 1792225Burial 
Moors, Ellen Ellen24 March 1825192Baptism 
Mottershead, William
Emerton, Martha
William24 March 1789228Marriage 
Mullender, Richard
Martin, Mary
Richard24 March 1845172Marriage 
Palin, William William24 March 192790Death 
Rawle, Henry Henry24 March 1672345Baptism 
Rayner, Kenneth
Munro, Sheila
Kenneth24 March 195166Marriage 
Roby, William William24 March 1799218Baptism 
Sandbach, Elizabeth Elizabeth24 March 1799218Baptism 
Shakeshaft, Betty Betty24 March 1732285Baptism 
Sumner, William William24 March 193681Death 
Telford, Joseph Burton Joseph Burton24 March 1909108Baptism 
Thursfield, William William24 March 1811206Baptism 
Topham, John John24 March 1761256Baptism 
Travers, Hugh Hugh24 March 1737280Burial 
Wakefield, Alice Alice24 March 1867150Baptism 
Walker, Samuel Samuel24 March 1844173Baptism 
Whitehead, John John24 March 1816201Birth 
Wolsey, Hannah Hannah24 March 1832185Baptism 

Total events: 48
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.