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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
Ainsworth, Albert Albert23 October 1864153Baptism 
Axson, James Harry James Harry23 October 1885132Birth 
Barratt, Arthur Arthur23 October 192097Death 
Breckons, Jane Jane23 October 1836181Baptism 
Butler, Thomas Thomas23 October 1783234Birth 
Charlesworth, David Heathcote David Heathcote23 October 1878139Baptism 
Cotterill, Lawrence Gorden
Keen, Joan Eileen
Lawrence Gorden23 October 195463Marriage 
Davis, Martha Martha23 October 1802215Death 
Dixon, Ellen Ellen23 October 1870147Christening 
Dixon, Joseph
Moss, Mary Williams
Joseph23 October 1856161Marriage 
Downham, Eric Eric23 October 192394Birth 
Eachus, Dan Allen Dan Allen23 October 192691Birth 
Eachus, Edward A Edward A23 October 1912105Death 
Eachus, James James23 October 1831186Baptism 
Eachus, John John23 October 1808209Baptism 
Eachus, Sarah Sarah23 October 1805212Baptism 
Eachus, Thomas Thomas23 October 1785232Baptism 
English, John John23 October 1740277Baptism 
Fairbarns, Hugh Watkins Hugh Watkins23 October 1796221Baptism 
Garner, Daniel Daniel23 October 1812205Death 
Garner, Emanuel
Yates, Sarah
Emanuel23 October 1870147Marriage 
Gaskell, John John23 October 1814203Baptism 
Godfrey, George
Anthonis, Elizabeth
George23 October 1850167Marriage 
Grimshaw, Alice Alice23 October 1797220Baptism 
Herring, William William23 October 1842175Baptism 
Heseltine, Albert Albert23 October 1808209Birth 
Hughes, Sarah Jane Sarah Jane23 October 1871146Death 
Hyde, James
Stanton, Sarah
James23 October 1768249Marriage 
Jackson, Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth23 October 1831186Baptism 
Kerby, Abigale Abigale23 October 1687330Baptism 
Martinscroft, James James23 October 1808209Baptism 
Mason, John John23 October 1808209Baptism 
Mawdsley, James James23 October 1831186Baptism 
Paul, Jane Jane23 October 1828189Baptism 
Queenborough, Louisa Louisa23 October 1869148Birth 
Rawle, Thomasin Thomasin23 October 1684333Baptism 
Rawle, William
Avery, Joan
William23 October 1740277Marriage 
Riley, Martha Martha23 October 1826191Birth 
Roughsedge, Thomas
Harrinson, Mary
Thomas23 October 1826191Marriage 
Rylance, Robert Robert23 October 1836181Baptism 
Simpson, Henry Henry23 October 1831186Baptism 
Singleton, Frances Frances23 October 1840177Baptism 
Welch, Stephen Stephen23 October 1806211Burial 
Wheeler, Edward Edward23 October 1900117Death 

Total events: 44
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.



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