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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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RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Arculus, Emily Emily19 October 1829189Birth 
Ash, William Way Eachus
Makens, Nellie
William Way Eachus19 October 1904114Marriage 
Barber, William William19 October 1793225Baptism 
Bucknall, Robert J Robert J19 October 1911107Birth 
Costigan, Martin
Bleasdale, Mary Ellen
Martin19 October 1905113Marriage 
Cotterill, Michael Henry
Newcombe, Mary Ann
Michael Henry19 October 1862156Marriage 
Dawson, Jane Jane19 October 1788230Baptism 
Dofing, Cathleen Marie Cathleen Marie19 October 196058Birth 
Dofing, Cathleen Marie Cathleen Marie19 October 196058Death 
Dofing, Mary Ann Mary Ann19 October 196058Birth 
Eachus, Homer Thomas Homer Thomas19 October 1880138Birth 
Eachus, James James19 October 1826192Burial 
Eachus, Kate Ann Kate Ann19 October 1847171Birth 
Eachus, Minshall
Haycock, Hannah D
Minshall19 October 1837181Marriage 
Eachus, Peter Peter19 October 1632386Burial 
Eachus, Rebecca R Rebecca R19 October 1857161Birth 
Eachus, Virgil Trego Virgil Trego19 October 1819199Birth 
Fowell, Thomas
Hodgkinson, Frances
Thomas19 October 1821197Marriage 
Green, Hannah Hannah19 October 1751267Baptism 
Green, William William19 October 1843175Burial 
Hardy, John John19 October 1871147Burial 
Heaton, Alma Alma19 October 1902116Birth 
Ingham, Peter Peter19 October 1823195Baptism 
Kitchen, Frederick Frederick19 October 1838180Baptism 
Knight, Abraham Abraham19 October 1746272Birth 
Lawman, Edward
Knight, Anne
Edward19 October 1756262Marriage 
Lightfoot, Thomas Thomas19 October 1826192Baptism 
Lockler, Linda Susan Linda Susan19 October 197246Death 
Ollier, John
Weston, Elizabeth
John19 October 1721297Marriage 
Stokes, James James19 October 1828190Death 
Walker, John John19 October 1815203Death 
Walter, James James19 October 1885133Death 
Warn, Ann Ann19 October 1828190Baptism 

Total events: 33
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.



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