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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
Birtles, Thomas Thomas15 November 1797221Birth 
Bladen, Hannah Hannah15 November 1711307Death 
Bonner, Martha Martha15 November 1835183Baptism 
Bonner, Mary Mary15 November 1796222Baptism 
Booth, Robert Robert15 November 1767251Baptism 
Bradshaw, Mary Ann Mary Ann15 November 1840178Baptism 
Creffield, Margaret Holderway Margaret Holderway15 November 1835183Baptism 
Creffield, Walter Walter15 November 1835183Baptism 
Davison, Thomas
Dixon, Jane
Thomas15 November 1871147Marriage 
Dixon, Alice Alice15 November 1747271Baptism 
Dixon, Richard
Stookes, Sarah Ann
Richard15 November 1870148Marriage 
Eachus, Christopher Thomas Christopher Thomas15 November 1865153Birth 
Eachus, Mary Valerie Eedes Mary Valerie Eedes15 November 1881137Baptism 
Eachus, Richard Darvin Richard Darvin15 November 20117Death 
Eachus, Thomas Thomas15 November 1857161Baptism 
Fowkes, William William15 November 1817201Baptism 
Garner, Martha Martha15 November 1772246Baptism 
Godfrey, James James15 November 1849169Burial 
Goode, William
Remington, Jemima Elizabeth
William15 November 1813205Marriage 
Hannum, David Mercer David Mercer15 November 1812206Birth 
Henshaw, Isaac Isaac15 November 1806212Birth 
Hilton, Mary Mary15 November 1887131Death 
Holt, James James15 November 1769249Baptism 
Ireland, Alfred Reginald Alfred Reginald15 November 1890128Birth 
Jackson, William Lawrence William Lawrence15 November 1907111Birth 
Kerr, George C George C15 November 1916102Death 
Kitchen, Abraham Abraham15 November 1874144Baptism 
Lavery, Martha Martha15 November 1896122Birth 
Leedom, Richard Richard15 November 1772246Birth 
Lockerbie, Frederick Frederick15 November 1917101Death 
Martinscroft, Aaron Aaron15 November 1846172Baptism 
Mawdsley, James
Gibson, Rebecca
James15 November 1902116Marriage 
Memory, Harold Harold15 November 1901117Birth 
Moore, George William George William15 November 1884134Probate 
Ollier, John John15 November 1679339Baptism 
Pierpoint, John
Eachus, Eleanor
John15 November 1741277Marriage 
Platt, Thomas Thomas15 November 1759259Baptism 
Rawsthorn, Richard Richard15 November 1801217Birth 
Rayner, Eleanor Eleanor15 November 197840Death 
Rayner, John John15 November 1829189Baptism 
Riley, Martha Martha15 November 1826192Baptism 
Shakeshaft, Ann Ann15 November 1835183Baptism 
Short, Caroline K Caroline K15 November 1851167Birth 
Smallwood, Henry Henry15 November 1829189Baptism 
Steel, Elizabeth Elizabeth15 November 1776242Baptism 
Todhunter, Laura Laura15 November 1885133Baptism 
Tope, Elizabeth Elizabeth15 November 1787231Birth 
Walker, William William15 November 1812206Baptism 
Walmsley, Sarah Sarah15 November 1789229Baptism 
Whittaker, Harriet Harriet15 November 1890128Death 
Wickersham, Enoch Enoch15 November 1836182Death 
Wolstenholme, William William15 November 1840178Baptism 
Worthington, Mary Mary15 November 1818200Baptism 
Yoxall, Anna Anna15 November 1668350Baptism 

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.