Welcome to the Eachus Family Website
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
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
 
View statistics as graphs

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.

2 July 2016 - 4:43:37am
Hit Count:

On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Allen, Samuel Samuel2 July 1712304Baptism 
Basford, Eliza Eliza2 July 1831185Burial 
Cadby, James James2 July 1798218Birth 
Cordwell, Hiram Hiram2 July 1837179Baptism 
Dixon, James
Alford, Emmeline Holton
James2 July 1900116Marriage 
Eachus, George George2 July 192987Death 
Eachus, Hannah Mary Hannah Mary2 July 1888128Death 
Eachus, Harold Harold2 July 1898118Birth 
Eachus, Hector Baden Hector Baden2 July 1875141Death 
Eachus, John John2 July 191997Burial 
Eachus, Obed Alexander Obed Alexander2 July 1872144Birth 
Eachus, Sarah Ann Sarah Ann2 July 1863153Burial 
Eachus, Sydney Herbert Eedes Sydney Herbert Eedes2 July 1879137Baptism 
Fellows, Isaiah Isaiah2 July 1792224Baptism 
Grayson, John John2 July 1893123Death 
Grice, James James2 July 1866150Burial 
Hackney, Elizabeth Elizabeth2 July 1851165Death 
Harvey, Ann Ann2 July 1770246Burial 
Heaton, Alice Alice2 July 1826190Baptism 
Helsby, Jane Jane2 July 1838178Birth 
Higgins, Catherine Catherine2 July 1879137Probate 
Hosking, Richard
Rickard, Dorothy
Richard2 July 1775241Marriage 
Kent, Jane Jane2 July 1701315Baptism 
Kitchen, Abraham Abraham2 July 1874142Birth 
Lea, Samuel
Peck, Mary
Samuel2 July 1711305Marriage 
Lockerbie, Jane Jane2 July 1841175Baptism 
Marsh, Catherine Catherine2 July 1820196Baptism 
Mason, George George2 July 1802214Baptism 
Noverre, Charlotte Ada Charlotte Ada2 July 1877139Birth 
Parker, Mary Mary2 July 1868148Burial 
Rigby, Thomas
Stock, Alice
Thomas2 July 1854162Marriage 
Sellers, Charles Geoffrey Charles Geoffrey2 July 196947Death 
Shatford, Eliza Eliza2 July 1843173Baptism 
Shipton, Abraham Abraham2 July 1878138Burial 
Shrigley, Grace Elizabeth Grace Elizabeth2 July 194670Burial 
Taylor, Jenny Jenny2 July 1810206Burial 
Townson, Mary Mary2 July 1839177Baptism 
Walmsley, Ellen Ellen2 July 1752264Baptism 
Walthall, Joseph
Kirk, Anne
Joseph2 July 1810206Marriage 
Ward, Joseph Joseph2 July 1815201Baptism 
Ward, Mary Mary2 July 1815201Baptism 
Worthington, Martha Martha2 July 1761255Burial 
Yarwood, Frank Frank2 July 200412Death 

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.