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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
13727
50.22%
Females
13595
49.74%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Other records
3
Total events
47150
Total users
4

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
Barber, Thomas
Leek, Susan
Thomas4 May 1792224Marriage 
Bracegirdle, Philip Philip4 May 1748268Burial 
Bradburn, Thomas Thomas4 May 1740276Baptism 
Brock, Thomas
Mills, Mary Hannah
Thomas4 May 1869147Marriage 
Cadbury, Philip Philip4 May 1692324Baptism 
Charlesworth, Penelope Penelope4 May 1832184Baptism 
Chell, Alice Alice4 May 1845171Baptism 
Daniels, Matthias Matthias4 May 1829187Birth 
Eachus, Betty Betty4 May 200610Death 
Eachus, Edwin Elvin Edwin Elvin4 May 1852164Birth 
Eachus, Walter Benjamin Walter Benjamin4 May 1898118Birth 
Fellows, Isaiah Isaiah4 May 1915101Death 
Fishburne, Charles James Charles James4 May 1844172Birth 
Fishburne, Edward Edward4 May 1843173Baptism 
Fleming, Dorothy Dorothy4 May 1825191Baptism 
Forster, Frank Frank4 May 1890126Baptism 
Garratt, Samuel Samuel4 May 1804212Baptism 
Gill, William
Crossland, Elizabeth
William4 May 1806210Marriage 
Grimsditch, Elizabeth Elizabeth4 May 1750266Baptism 
Guest, Sarah Sarah4 May 1790226Birth 
Guile, Frank Ernest Frank Ernest4 May 196155Death 
Haigh, Harriet Hannah Harriet Hannah4 May 193878Death 
Hamlett, James James4 May 1806210Baptism 
Harrison, Thomas
Gilbert, Eleanor
Thomas4 May 1820196Marriage 
Hilldrup, Joseph Joseph4 May 1879137Baptism 
Hilldrup, Thomas Thomas4 May 1879137Baptism 
Hogg, Andrew George Andrew George4 May 1825191Baptism 
Holland, John John4 May 1816200Birth 
Hope, William William4 May 1807209Baptism 
Hough, Samuel Samuel4 May 1823193Baptism 
Jones, William William4 May 1825191Birth 
Kent, Maria Maria4 May 1707309Baptism 
Latimer, William William4 May 194076Death 
Leggatt, Samuel Samuel4 May 1774242Birth 
Lord, Richard Henry
Curtin, Mary Ann
Richard Henry4 May 1906110Marriage 
Massey, Catherine Catherine4 May 1830186Burial 
Noden, Henry Henry4 May 1828188Baptism 
Palin, William William4 May 192789Probate 
Peart, Charlotte Charlotte4 May 1800216Baptism 
Pinkerton, Anna R Anna R4 May 1879137Birth 
Popplewell, Joseph Joseph4 May 1799217Birth 
Powell, Caroline Caroline4 May 1838178Death 
Roberts, Audrey Audrey4 May 1815201Burial 
Rourke, William William4 May 191799Burial 
Royle, Alfred Alfred4 May 198432Death 
Shakeshaft, Ann Ann4 May 1807209Baptism 
Snape, John Thomas John Thomas4 May 1873143Death 
Sumner, Harriet Harriet4 May 1851165Birth 
Tetlow, Mary Jane Mary Jane4 May 1856160Baptism 
Thomason, John John4 May 1781235Birth 
Wakefield, Sidney Sidney4 May 1801215Burial 
Ward, Elizabeth Elizabeth4 May 1821195Baptism 
Watmore, Joan Joan4 May 1581435Baptism 
Watmore, John John4 May 1712304Baptism 
Whittaker, Alice Alice4 May 1753263Baptism 
Whittaker, James James4 May 1786230Birth 
Williamson, Lily Lily4 May 197739Cremation 
Wright, Arthur Edward Arthur Edward4 May 1900116Death 
Wright, Mary Elizabeth Mary Elizabeth4 May 1823193Baptism 

Total events: 59
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.