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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
Bayley, Ann Ann25 April 1820197Baptism 
Binns, Sophia Sophia25 April 195859Death 
Bonner, William William25 April 1808209Baptism 
Bradbury, Alice Alice25 April 1736281Baptism 
Bruner, Michael B Michael B25 April 1835182Birth 
Caldwell, Margaret Margaret25 April 1664353Baptism 
Chappell, Joseph Joseph25 April 1835182Death 
Cooper, Eliza Eliza25 April 1834183Baptism 
Costigan, John John25 April 1901116Burial 
Coulton, James William Henry James William Henry25 April 1894123Baptism 
Darbyshire, Beatrice Beatrice25 April 1896121Birth 
Dixon, John John25 April 1830187Baptism 
Done, Daniel
Speakman, Elizabeth
Daniel25 April 1857160Marriage 
Eachus, George Maurice George Maurice25 April 1895122Birth 
Eachus, Peter Peter25 April 1911106Burial 
Farr, Mary Ann Mary Ann25 April 1879138Baptism 
Garratt, Francis Francis25 April 1808209Baptism 
Goode, Susannah Susannah25 April 1841176Baptism 
Grainger, Edmund Cecil Edmund Cecil25 April 1897120Death 
Guest, Joseph
Taylor, Mary
Joseph25 April 1778239Marriage 
Hacker, James James25 April 1743274Burial 
Hall, Samuel Samuel25 April 1845172Baptism 
Hickson, Thomas
Newton, Ellen
Thomas25 April 1753264Marriage 
Hurst, Charles
Eachus, Elizabeth
Charles25 April 1743274Marriage 
Hutchfield, Mary Jane Mary Jane25 April 1837180Baptism 
James, Samuel Samuel25 April 1810207Birth 
Johnson, George George25 April 1823194Baptism 
Leedom, Elizabeth Elizabeth25 April 1775242Birth 
Lucas, Esther Esther25 April 1821196Baptism 
Marsh, William William25 April 194374Death 
Marsh, William William25 April 194374Death 
Mason, Jonathan
Biker, Hannah
Jonathan25 April 1791226Marriage 
Meade, Edith Phoebe Edith Phoebe25 April 1915102Birth 
Messent, Clarence Cotterill Clarence Cotterill25 April 197542Death 
Molyneux, Thomas Thomas25 April 1819198Birth 
Nightingale, William
Latham, Mary
William25 April 1713304Marriage 
O'Connor, Patrick Joseph Patrick Joseph25 April 199324Burial 
Sankey, Catherine Catherine25 April 1819198Baptism 
Scholes, Betty Betty25 April 1794223Burial 
Shepherd, Frances Frances25 April 1836181Birth 
Shipton, John John25 April 1783234Baptism 
Simcoe, Esther Esther25 April 1830187Baptism 
Todhunter, Richard Richard25 April 1823194Death 
Travers, Easter Easter25 April 1736281Baptism 
Wakefield, Mary Mary25 April 1751266Baptism 
Walmsley, Gertrude Elizabeth Gertrude Elizabeth25 April 1871146Baptism 
Welch, Sarah Brisco Sarah Brisco25 April 1790227Baptism 
Wolstenholme, Florence Florence25 April 1906111Baptism 
Wolstenholme, William William25 April 1899118Burial 
Worthington, Elizabeth Elizabeth25 April 1682335Baptism 
Yoxall, Frederick Edward Frederick Edward25 April 1909108Burial 

Total events: 51
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.