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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
10

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
Amison, Eliza Eliza14 December 1817200Burial 
Bayley, Bertie Pelham Bertie Pelham14 December 195166Burial 
Beech, Joseph Joseph14 December 1735282Baptism 
Bracegirdle, George George14 December 1718299Baptism 
Bracegirdle, Martha Martha14 December 1673344Baptism 
Bracegirdle, William
Brown, Ellen
William14 December 1817200Marriage 
Bratherton, Watkin Watkin14 December 1817200Baptism 
Brindley, Eliza Eliza14 December 1850167Burial 
Broughton, Ronnie Ronnie14 December 199126Death 
Coslow, Mary Jane Mary Jane14 December 1853164Birth 
Dixon, Walter Walter14 December 197443Death 
Eachus, Claude Wesley Claude Wesley14 December 196651Death 
Eachus, Frank
Ward, Victoria Elizabeth
Frank14 December 1896121Marriage 
Eachus, Homer Byron Homer Byron14 December 1879138Birth 
Eachus, Samuel Henry Samuel Henry14 December 1910107Probate 
Fairbarns, Thomas Edwards Thomas Edwards14 December 1767250Baptism 
Gilbert, Ann Ann14 December 1777240Birth 
Hayllar, William Pratt William Pratt14 December 1831186Burial 
Heath, Samuel Samuel14 December 1798219Burial 
Lamb, Hannah Hannah14 December 193582Death 
Lomas, Elizabeth Elizabeth14 December 1831186Baptism 
Lucas, Robert Robert14 December 1800217Baptism 
McPherson, Lilian Edith Lilian Edith14 December 195661Death 
Mawdsley, Ellen Ellen14 December 1798219Baptism 
Mottram, Harold Harold14 December 192394Birth 
Newett, John J John J14 December 199720Death 
Nicholls, William William14 December 1615402Baptism 
Norbury, John John14 December 1788229Baptism 
Preshous, Frederick Hewison Frederick Hewison14 December 1851166Baptism 
Roby, Roger Roger14 December 1802215Birth 
Smith, Jemima Jemima14 December 1825192Baptism 
Strawson, Elizabeth Elizabeth14 December 1734283Baptism 
Welch, Valerie Elisabeth Valerie Elisabeth14 December 193978Birth 
Wolstanholme, William William14 December 1791226Baptism 
Wolstenholme, Peter Peter14 December 1788229Baptism 
Yoxall, Samuel Samuel14 December 1866151Death 

Total events: 36
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.