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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 Eliza21 January 1819200Baptism 
Ashcroft, Thomas Thomas21 January 1821198Birth 
Bate, Bertram Bertram21 January 196653Death 
Bracegirdle, Samuel Samuel21 January 1749270Baptism 
Bratherton, Rebecca Rebecca21 January 1766253Baptism 
Cadby, William William21 January 1720299Burial 
Colley, Mary Mary21 January 1817202Birth 
Costigan, Martin
McFarlane, Ellen
Martin21 January 1867152Marriage 
Dale, William William21 January 1809210Birth 
Deems, Sarah Lauranda Sarah Lauranda21 January 1831188Birth 
Eachus, Jane Jane21 January 1845174Birth 
Eachus, Martha Martha21 January 1803216Baptism 
Eachus, Samuel James Archer Samuel James Archer21 January 1876143Death 
Eachus, Walter Baker Walter Baker21 January 1874145Birth 
English, Walter Walter21 January 1877142Baptism 
Fell, Joshua Roman Joshua Roman21 January 1804215Birth 
Ford, Ann Ann21 January 1798221Baptism 
Garner, Daniel Daniel21 January 1804215Birth 
Garnham, Robert
Benford, Sarah
Robert21 January 1827192Marriage 
Gilbert, Joseph Joseph21 January 1776243Baptism 
Gould, Jessie Warburton Jessie Warburton21 January 1883136Birth 
Grice, Mary Ellen Mary Ellen21 January 1869150Baptism 
Halton, Christina Elizabeth Christina Elizabeth21 January 1900119Birth 
Hamlett, James James21 January 1855164Death 
Hough, Baby Baby21 January 1753266Death 
Hunt, William William21 January 1835184Baptism 
Hutchfield, Edward Edward21 January 1858161Death 
Hyde, Hannah Hannah21 January 1782237Baptism 
Kirkham, John
Eachus, Martha
John21 January 1817202Marriage 
Memory, Stephen
Caldwell, Mary
Stephen21 January 1690329Marriage 
Molyneux, Molly Molly21 January 1783236Baptism 
Mullender, Mary Mary21 January 1772247Baptism 
Putnam, Henry Henry21 January 1816203Baptism 
Rayner, Kenneth Kenneth21 January 200910Death 
Robinson, Amy Amy21 January 197247Death 
Robinson, Hannah Hannah21 January 194673Death 
Ross, James
Colvin, Martha Ann
James21 January 1868151Marriage 
Sadler, Henry Henry21 January 1816203Baptism 
Shaw, John John21 January 1810209Baptism 
Siddeley, Betsy Betsy21 January 1877142Baptism 
Singleton, Samuel
Leigh, Eliza
Samuel21 January 1831188Marriage 
Sixsmith, Jane Jane21 January 1794225Birth 
Smith, Mary Mary21 January 1792227Burial 
Springer, John Lewis John Lewis21 January 192792Death 
Stafford, William William21 January 1798221Baptism 
Taylor, Mary Mary21 January 1776243Baptism 
Tyrer, John John21 January 1827192Baptism 
Verdin, John John21 January 1766253Birth 
Wainwright, Elizabeth Ellen Elizabeth Ellen21 January 195960Probate 
Warn, Edward
White, Esther
Edward21 January 1818201Marriage 
Way, Robert Robert21 January 1668351Baptism 
Wells, Frances Delia Frances Delia21 January 1839180Birth 
Whittaker, Harriet Harriet21 January 1891128Probate 
Wolsey, Isaac
Brighouse, Margaret
Isaac21 January 1884135Marriage 
Wood, William William21 January 1840179Baptism 
‎(unknown)‎, Mary Mary21 January 1854165Death 

Total events: 56
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.