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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
Ann, Sarah Sarah28 May 1846171Death 
Bagnall, John
Meakin, Martha
John28 May 1832185Marriage 
Bleasdale, Richard
Calvert, Ellen
Richard28 May 1849168Marriage 
Boyd, Jennet Jennet28 May 1823194Baptism 
Butterworth, Joshua
Binns, Sarah
Joshua28 May 1798219Marriage 
Caldecott, William
Downes, Mary
William28 May 1809208Marriage 
Chalkley, Jemima Elizabeth Jemima Elizabeth28 May 1772245Birth 
Creffield, Daniel Daniel28 May 1803214Burial 
Curtis, Thomas Henry
Pounder, Mary Wilson
Thomas Henry28 May 1898119Marriage 
Dale, Sarah Sarah28 May 1837180Burial 
Daniels, Frederick
Green, Eliza
Frederick28 May 1877140Marriage 
Eachus, Archer Archer28 May 1871146Baptism 
Eachus, Eliza Eliza28 May 197344Death 
Eachus, Frances Ann Frances Ann28 May 1834183Burial 
Eachus, Frank Frank28 May 194572Death 
Eachus, George George28 May 1871146Baptism 
Eachus, Hugh Hugh28 May 1629388Burial 
Eachus, Sidney Sidney28 May 193186Burial 
Eachus, William William28 May 192295Birth 
Eachus, Winifred Winifred28 May 195166Death 
Etches, Thomas Thomas28 May 193384Death 
Fairbrother, James
Bowers, Martha
James28 May 1890127Marriage 
Faulkner, Henry William Henry William28 May 1809208Baptism 
Gibbard, Elizabeth ‎(Betsey)‎ Elizabeth (Betsey)28 May 1848169Baptism 
Godsall, John
Barber, Mary
John28 May 1829188Marriage 
Griffiths, Joseph
Colewood, Elizabeth
Joseph28 May 1885132Marriage 
Hope, Richard Richard28 May 1727290Baptism 
Jacklin, Matthew Matthew28 May 1830187Baptism 
Jackson, William Lawrence William Lawrence28 May 198829Death 
Midwood, Joshua Joshua28 May 1755262Baptism 
Molyneux, Richard Richard28 May 1816201Baptism 
Noverre, Richard Philip Richard Philip28 May 1837180Baptism 
Pritchard, Sarah Sarah28 May 1865152Death 
Rayner, Henry Henry28 May 1834183Baptism 
Remington, Sarah Sarah28 May 1812205Baptism 
Riebel, Lorayne Lorayne28 May 1912105Birth 
Riley, Dorothy May Dorothy May28 May 1905112Birth 
Skerratt, Martha Martha28 May 1776241Burial 
Skerrett, Sarah Sarah28 May 1778239Baptism 
Snape, Janet Jane Janet Jane28 May 1870147Baptism 
Taylor, William William28 May 1815202Baptism 
Verdin, John John28 May 1793224Birth 
Wallis, Henry Henry28 May 1849168Baptism 
Walthall, Harriot Harriot28 May 1813204Baptism 
Welch, Ann Ann28 May 1775242Death 
Whittaker, Margaret Elizabeth Margaret Elizabeth28 May 1854163Baptism 
Yarwood, John John28 May 1797220Baptism 
York, Joshua Joshua28 May 1858159Burial 

Total events: 48
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.