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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
Atherton, Sarah Sarah22 July 1832185Christening 
Binns, Caroline Elizabeth Caroline Elizabeth22 July 1820197Birth 
Bladen, William William22 July 1764253Baptism 
Blything, John
Roby, Jane
John22 July 1805212Marriage 
Brock, Oswald Oswald22 July 1866151Baptism 
Brossman, Charles M Charles M22 July 1902115Birth 
Cordwell, George Chenaniah George Chenaniah22 July 1869148Baptism 
Dixon, George George22 July 1886131Birth 
Eachus, Elizabeth Elizabeth22 July 1866151Baptism 
Eachus, Henry
Robinson, Emma
Henry22 July 1889128Marriage 
Eachus, Jessie Jessie22 July 197839Death 
Ellery, Catherine Catherine22 July 1829188Baptism 
Fairbarns, Francis Francis22 July 1833184Birth 
Goodyere, Alfred Alfred22 July 1828189Death 
Harrison, Joseph Joseph22 July 1884133Death 
Harrison, Norman Norman22 July 1832185Baptism 
Herring, Edward Matthew Edward Matthew22 July 1857160Baptism 
Herring, Harriet Ann Harriet Ann22 July 1857160Baptism 
Herring, Julia Julia22 July 1857160Baptism 
Hickson, Sarah Sarah22 July 1795222Baptism 
Hodkinson, James
Dixon, Martha
James22 July 1872145Marriage 
Jackson, Hannah Hannah22 July 1892125Burial 
Lambert, George George22 July 1792225Baptism 
Middleton, Joseph Joseph22 July 1821196Baptism 
Moseley, Sarah Ann Sarah Ann22 July 1849168Baptism 
Mottershead, Peter Peter22 July 1779238Burial 
Mullender, Thomas Thomas22 July 1761256Burial 
Newcombe, Susannah Susannah22 July 1789228Baptism 
Norbury, Thomas Thomas22 July 1792225Baptism 
Rawle, Ann Carthew Ann Carthew22 July 1765252Baptism 
Saunby, John John22 July 1830187Burial 
Shipton, Abraham
Nicholas, Ann
Abraham22 July 1782235Marriage 
Shipton, John John22 July 1720297Baptism 
Siddeley, Joshua Joshua22 July 1787230Baptism 
Springer, John Lewis John Lewis22 July 1860157Birth 
Stafford, Fanny Fanny22 July 1793224Baptism 
Starkey, Joseph Joseph22 July 1832185Baptism 
Starkey, Sarah Sarah22 July 1832185Baptism 
Taylor, Jenny Jenny22 July 1804213Baptism 
Todhunter, Dorothy Dorothy22 July 1875142Death 
Wakefield, John
Worrall, Hannah
John22 July 1750267Marriage 
Walker, Mary Mary22 July 1787230Baptism 
Wharton, Richard Edward Richard Edward22 July 1869148Birth 
Yarwood, Hugh Hugh22 July 1699318Burial 

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.