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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
Adamson, George George11 December 1817201Burial 
Adamson, Nancy Nancy11 December 1864154Baptism 
Adamson, Thomas Thomas11 December 1828190Birth 
Atherton, John John11 December 1814204Baptism 
Barrett, Eliza Eliza11 December 1890128Probate 
Bladen, William William11 December 1791227Baptism 
Bracegirdle, Joseph
Bracegirdle, Ann
Joseph11 December 1816202Marriage 
Crass, Ann Ann11 December 1864154Baptism 
Curtin, Catherine ‎(Katie)‎ Catherine (Katie)11 December 1898120Birth 
Dawson, Isaac
Thompson, Mary
Isaac11 December 1842176Marriage 
Dixon, Robert Robert11 December 1894124Birth 
Eachus, Elizabeth Elizabeth11 December 1779239Burial 
Eachus, John John11 December 1696322Birth 
Eachus, Lavina Kate Lavina Kate11 December 1908110Burial 
Eachus, Martha Martha11 December 1763255Baptism 
Eachus, Mary Mary11 December 1778240Baptism 
Farish, Barbara Barbara11 December 1890128Death 
Guest, William William11 December 1803215Baptism 
Hacker, Sarah Sarah11 December 1768250Baptism 
Harrison, Samuel Samuel11 December 1825193Baptism 
Heath, Sarah Sarah11 December 1791227Baptism 
Hobson, Elizabeth Elizabeth11 December 1808210Baptism 
Jackson, Joseph Joseph11 December 1836182Baptism 
Kennedy, William
Lockerbie, Jane
William11 December 1866152Marriage 
Lambert, Elizabeth Elizabeth11 December 1772246Baptism 
Lea, Mary Mary11 December 1776242Baptism 
Leigh, Ada Ada11 December 197147Death 
Massey, Charlotte Charlotte11 December 1864154Death 
Midwood, Francis Christopher Francis Christopher11 December 196256Death 
Mullender, Marrianne Marrianne11 December 1831187Baptism 
Mullender, Richard Richard11 December 1831187Baptism 
Munro, Sheila Sheila11 December 20108Death 
Newton, Hannah Hannah11 December 1817201Birth 
Newton, John John11 December 1817201Birth 
Norbury, Hannah Hannah11 December 1636382Birth 
Richardson, Henry Henry11 December 1836182Baptism 
Shrigley, Kathleen Kathleen11 December 193187Death 
Simcoe, Mary Mary11 December 1825193Baptism 
Starkey, John John11 December 1743275Baptism 
Stookes, William William11 December 1874144Baptism 
Strawson, Mary Mary11 December 1726292Baptism 
Taylor, John
Massey, Ellen
John11 December 1586432Marriage 
Thomas, Richard Richard11 December 1803215Baptism 
Ward, Hannah Hannah11 December 1796222Baptism 
Wardle, James
Bratby, Anne
James11 December 1861157Marriage 
Wharton, James James11 December 1853165Baptism 
Wheeler, George
Yarnold, Harriet
George11 December 1864154Marriage 
Wilcock, Jane Jane11 December 1811207Birth 
Wolsey, John
Eachus, Harriet Emily
John11 December 1915103Marriage 

Total events: 49
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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