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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
8

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
Bradshaw, Mary Mary23 January 1777240Baptism 
Brownsword, Esther Esther23 January 1694323Baptism 
Carlile, Robert Henry
Zweifel, Elfrieda Anna
Robert Henry23 January 194869Marriage 
Crees, Joseph Joseph23 January 1703314Baptism 
Dempsey, Andrew S Andrew S23 January 1804213Birth 
Dixon, Samuel Samuel23 January 1825192Baptism 
Eachus, Abigail Fleming Abigail Fleming23 January 1864153Death 
Eachus, Anne Anne23 January 1707310Baptism 
Eachus, Evans
Johnson, Anna Mary
Evans23 January 1867150Marriage 
Eachus, Fred, Jr Fred23 January 20152Death 
Eachus, James James23 January 1842175Birth 
Eachus, James James23 January 1884133Birth 
Eachus, John William John William23 January 197245Death 
Eachus, Lewis M Lewis M23 January 1880137Death 
Eachus, Mary Mary23 January 1826191Death 
Eachus, Robert Robert23 January 1704313Baptism 
Eachus, William Henry William Henry23 January 1854163Birth 
Eachus, William Newton William Newton23 January 1866151Death 
Eagan, Annie Annie23 January 196057Burial 
Eichelberger, Helen Cessna Helen Cessna23 January 200512Death 
Francis, Isaac George Isaac George23 January 1774243Baptism 
Garner, James
Hobson, Elizabeth
James23 January 1853164Marriage 
Gibbard, Thomas Thomas23 January 1611406Burial 
Gilberts, Elizabeth Elizabeth23 January 1746271Birth 
Godfrey, Thomas Thomas23 January 1884133Burial 
Grainger, Henry Clifford Henry Clifford23 January 1882135Death 
Hamlett, Thomas Thomas23 January 1774243Baptism 
Heaps, Peter Peter23 January 1871146Death 
Heath, Ethel May Ethel May23 January 196156Death 
Holland, Thomas Thomas23 January 1814203Burial 
Holland, William William23 January 1787230Birth 
Hoopes, Hannah Eachus Hannah Eachus23 January 1843174Birth 
Johnson, Elizabeth Elizabeth23 January 1801216Burial 
Latham, John
Dimmock, Mary
John23 January 1799218Marriage 
March, Mary Mary23 January 1763254Burial 
Midwood, Arthur William Arthur William23 January 192295Birth 
Orritt, John John23 January 1819198Birth 
Partington, James James23 January 1886131Burial 
Pover, Elizabeth Elizabeth23 January 193879Burial 
Pratt, Helen Helen23 January 1896121Birth 
Queenborough, Pacey Pacey23 January 1801216Burial 
Queenborough, Susan Beatrice Susan Beatrice23 January 1802215Baptism 
Rawle, Jane Jane23 January 1683334Baptism 
Salmon, Richard Richard23 January 1901116Baptism 
Taylor, John John23 January 1812205Baptism 
Tomlinson, James James23 January 1825192Baptism 
Trethewey, John John23 January 1820197Baptism 
Wakefield, Thomas Thomas23 January 1785232Baptism 
Walker, Ann Ann23 January 1884133Burial 
Watmore, John John23 January 1653364Baptism 
Whitehead, Lucy Lucy23 January 193285Death 
Whitehead, Samuel Samuel23 January 1846171Birth 
Wickersham, Mary Mary23 January 1791226Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Catherine Catherine23 January 1832185Burial 

Total events: 54
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.