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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
Adams, Mary Mary17 October 1714303Baptism 
Ainsworth, William Edward William Edward17 October 1858159Baptism 
Anthonis, George George17 October 1779238Baptism 
Barber, Ann Ann17 October 1804213Baptism 
Bateman, Elizabeth Elizabeth17 October 1749268Burial 
Beech, Thomas
Astwood, Ann
Thomas17 October 1772245Marriage 
Bracegirdle, Samuel Samuel17 October 1784233Baptism 
Burgess, Tom Tom17 October 1916101Burial 
Dobson, Harriet Harriet17 October 193681Burial 
Dunn, Elizabeth Elizabeth17 October 1809208Burial 
Eachus, Charlie Charlie17 October 192988Burial 
Eachus, Elizabeth Elizabeth17 October 1824193Baptism 
Eachus, James K James K17 October 191998Death 
Eachus, Jane Jane17 October 1847170Baptism 
Eachus, Janet Janet17 October 1867150Birth 
Eachus, John John17 October 1849168Birth 
Eachus, John Howard John Howard17 October 192394Birth 
Eachus, Preston
Ford, Ann
Preston17 October 1844173Marriage 
Eachus, Thomas Thomas17 October 1796221Birth 
Finch, Mary Mary17 October 1784233Birth 
Fishburne, Eliza Eliza17 October 1835182Birth 
Fishburne, George
Hepworth, Mary
George17 October 1793224Marriage 
Fishburne, Thomas Thomas17 October 1686331Birth 
Hilldrup, John Joseph
Brownhill, Sarah
John Joseph17 October 1863154Marriage 
Holden, Sarah Sarah17 October 1841176Baptism 
Hosking, Richard Richard17 October 1834183Burial 
Hutchfield, Edward Edward17 October 1773244Baptism 
Lomas, Ann Ann17 October 1824193Baptism 
Lomas, William William17 October 1824193Baptism 
Marsh, William William17 October 1891126Birth 
Martinscroft, James
Brookes, Betty
James17 October 1830187Marriage 
Midwood, Josiae Josiae17 October 1875142Death 
Platt, Mary Mary17 October 1862155Baptism 
Popplewell, Aaron Aaron17 October 1804213Birth 
Popplewell, Moses Moses17 October 1804213Birth 
Rawle, William William17 October 1807210Baptism 
Sankey, Joseph
Clark, Ann
Joseph17 October 1752265Marriage 
Shandley, Bertram Bertram17 October 1890127Birth 
Sherlock, Margaret Margaret17 October 1830187Baptism 
Smith, Rufus E Rufus E17 October 1844173Birth 
Sumner, Ann Ann17 October 1864153Birth 
Tope, Jacob
Kail, Catherine
Jacob17 October 1822195Marriage 
Topham, Ann Ann17 October 1790227Baptism 
Walmsley, John
Cain, Elizabeth
John17 October 1785232Marriage 
Weaver, Abraham Abraham17 October 1852165Baptism 
Wickersham, James E James E17 October 1823194Birth 
Wickersham, Jesse Jesse17 October 1740277Birth 
Wilkinson, William Henry
Fairbrother, Sarah Jane
William Henry17 October 1869148Marriage 
Wright, Thomas Thomas17 October 1888129Death 
Yarwood, Sarah Sarah17 October 1790227Baptism 
Yates, Ann Ann17 October 1745272Baptism 

Total events: 51
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.