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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
Beech, John
Taylor, Sophia
John25 May 1836180Marriage 
Beech, Martha Martha25 May 1788228Baptism 
Bonner, Hannah Hannah25 May 1781235Death 
Borton, Ester Ester25 May 1667349Birth 
Bradbury, Reubin Reubin25 May 1806210Baptism 
Case, Opal Gertrude Opal Gertrude25 May 191898Birth 
Chaloner, Timothy Timothy25 May 1824192Baptism 
Charlesworth, Sarah Lydia Sarah Lydia25 May 1836180Baptism 
Collins, Edwin Edwin25 May 1844172Birth 
Crowhurst, Lydia Lydia25 May 1783233Baptism 
Dale, Mary Mary25 May 1766250Baptism 
Dawson, William William25 May 1867149Birth 
Eachus, Alice G Alice G25 May 1875141Birth 
Eachus, Elizabeth Elizabeth25 May 1612404Baptism 
Eachus, Emily Emily25 May 1854162Burial 
Eachus, John John25 May 1673343Baptism 
Eachus, John John25 May 1823193Baptism 
Eachus, Margaret Ward Margaret Ward25 May 199422Death 
Eachus, William William25 May 1831185Birth 
Fendall, Townshend Dade Townshend Dade25 May 1813203Birth 
Garner, Joseph Joseph25 May 1874142Death 
Gibbard, John
Winterbourne, Eliza
John25 May 1828188Marriage 
Gilbert, Henry Henry25 May 1790226Baptism 
Godfrey, William William25 May 1834182Baptism 
Grainger, Samuel
Tymings, Rebecca
Samuel25 May 1686330Marriage 
Green, Thomas Thomas25 May 1690326Baptism 
Hallhead, Mary Mary25 May 1760256Baptism 
Holland, John John25 May 1656360Birth 
Hough, Isaac
Foster, Margaret
Isaac25 May 1870146Marriage 
James, William William25 May 1766250Birth 
Little, Ann Ann25 May 1770246Baptism 
Merrill, Arthur John Arthur John25 May 1871145Death 
Nelson, Elizabeth Ann Elizabeth Ann25 May 1856160Baptism 
Rayner, James James25 May 1823193Baptism 
Robinson, Joseph
Simmons, Elizabeth
Joseph25 May 1825191Marriage 
Short, George Bogard George Bogard25 May 1884132Birth 
Singleton, Ralph Ralph25 May 1707309Baptism 
Spary, Thomas Thomas25 May 1811205Birth 
Sutton, Thomas Thomas25 May 1735281Baptism 
Thompson, George George25 May 1828188Baptism 
Verdin, Robert Robert25 May 1828188Baptism 
Wakefield, Alice Alice25 May 1858158Burial 
Weaver, Ada Ada25 May 1865151Baptism 
Wood, Ellen Ellen25 May 1806210Baptism 
Wood, John Henry John Henry25 May 1912104Burial 

Total events: 45
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.