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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
6

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
Adamson, Sarah Sarah5 December 1756260Baptism 
Ashcroft, John John5 December 1813203Birth 
Bagnall, John
Smith, Mary
John5 December 1780236Marriage 
Barnard, Nannie Mae Nannie Mae5 December 20106Death 
Bell, Leonard Leonard5 December 1841175Baptism 
Birks, John John5 December 1824192Baptism 
Blane, James James5 December 1858158Baptism 
Brownbill, Oliver
Eccles, Maria
Oliver5 December 1891125Marriage 
Cooke, Philip Philip5 December 198432Death 
Eachus, Doris Doris5 December 192987Baptism 
Eachus, Edmund James Edmund James5 December 1876140Burial 
Eachus, Ellen Elizabeth Ellen Elizabeth5 December 1848168Burial 
Eachus, Ervin Richard Ervin Richard5 December 200016Burial 
Eachus, Jack Jack5 December 193581Burial 
Eachus, Sarah Sarah5 December 1800216Birth 
Gibbard, William William5 December 1737279Burial 
Greenough, Sarah Sarah5 December 1787229Birth 
Hall, Robert Bamlet Robert Bamlet5 December 1846170Death 
Hamilton, Rudolph Rudolph5 December 1888128Baptism 
Heaps, Grace Grace5 December 1790226Baptism 
Heseltine, James Altham James Altham5 December 1777239Birth 
Hooley, Maria Maria5 December 1847169Burial 
Jackson, Susanna Susanna5 December 1763253Baptism 
Joynson, Mary Mary5 December 1840176Death 
Lightfoot, Robert
Shenton, Anne
Robert5 December 1825191Marriage 
Lockerbie, Annie Annie5 December 1887129Burial 
Mason, Ellin Ellin5 December 1642374Death 
Molyneux, Betty Betty5 December 1826190Baptism 
Mullender, Jane Jane5 December 1784232Baptism 
Owens, Elizabeth Annie Elizabeth Annie5 December 196056Death 
Sears, Oliver Franklin Oliver Franklin5 December 199125Death 
Shandley, Frederick Frederick5 December 1873143Birth 
Sixsmith, Peter Peter5 December 1829187Birth 
Snape, Paul James Paul James5 December 1852164Baptism 
Sorton, Levi Levi5 December 1904112Burial 
Taylor, Patricia Mary Patricia Mary5 December 200511Burial 
Wakefield, Joseph Joseph5 December 1784232Baptism 
Yarwood, Thomas Thomas5 December 1794222Birth 

Total events: 38
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.