Henry Eachus  ‎(I150)‎
Name:
Henry Eachus

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 19 February 1826 45 37 Hurdsfield Cheshire, England ‎(on a Sunday)‎
Death: 12 September 1915 ‎(Age 89)‎ Coseley, Staffordshire ‎(on a Sunday)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 19 February 1826 45 37 Hurdsfield Cheshire, England ‎(on a Sunday)‎


Source: S13

Baptism 14 May 1826 ‎(Age 2 months)‎ Macclesfield Christ Church


Source: S1

Marriage Mary Platt - 25 December 1847 ‎(Age 21)‎ Prestbury


Source: S1


Show Details Note: Marriage: 25th December 1847, Prestbury, Cheshire.
Henry Eachus, age 21, Bachelor & Weaver of Hurdsfield
Mary Platt, age 24, Spinster of Hurdsfield
were married by Banns by W Pearson
Witness: William Eachus; Sarah ann Eachus X ‎(her mark)‎
Grooms Father: James Eachus, Joiner
Brides Father: Samuel Platt, Cotton Carder
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Occupation Weaver/Unitarian Minister


Source: S34


Note: The Unitarian Church in Macclesfield that Henry attended was originally a Presbyterian chapel, and later became Unitarian. It is constructed in sandstone with a stone-flagged roof, and has a pair of external staircases. The chapel is expressed in two storeys, with sides of six bays. Inside are east and west galleries, and a two-decker pulpit with a sounding board.
Death 12 September 1915 ‎(Age 89)‎ Coseley, Staffordshire ‎(on a Sunday)‎


Note: obituary ‎[misc DM 12 & DM 13]‎
Burial 18 September 1915 ‎(6 days after death)‎ Old Meeting house, Coseley, Staffs

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Parents Family  (F42)
James Eachus
1780 - 1859
Ann Archer
1789 - 1849
Mary Ann Eachus
1822 - 1900
John Eachus
1824 - 1896
Henry Eachus
1826 - 1915
James Eachus
1828 - 1828
Sarah Ann Eachus
1829 - 1886
Samuel James Archer Eachus
1835 - 1876

Step-Parent Family  (F41)
James Eachus
1780 - 1859
Frances Harper
1784 - 1820
Mary Eachus
1807 - 1807
John Eachus
1807 - 1808
John Eachus
1808 -
Edmund James Eachus
1811 - 1876
Robert Eachus
1813 - 1871
William Eachus
1814 - 1881
Mary Eachus
1820 - 1820
Ann Eachus
1820 - 1820

Immediate Family  (F76)
Mary Platt
1823 - 1895
Anne Eachus
1849 - 1913
Sarah Ellen Eachus
1853 - 1939
Emma Eachus
1856 - 1947
Samuel Henry Eachus
1860 - 1910


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Census Listings;
1841- Hurdsfield , Macclesfield son, age 15, Silk Weaver. ‎(41-02)‎
1851- Hurdsfield Terrace, Hurdsfield. Head ‎(m)‎. age 25. Hand Loom Weaver. ‎(51-538)‎
1871- 36 Old Marble Square, Cosely . Head ‎(m)‎. age 45. Unitarian Minister. ‎(71-3)‎
1881- 36 Old Meeting Rd, Sedgeley, Staffs. Head ‎(m)‎. age 55. Unitarian Minister. ‎(173)‎
1891- 41 Old Meeting Rd,Cosley Staffs. Head ‎(m)‎. age 65. Unitarian Minister. ‎(167)‎
1901- 41 Old Meeting Rd, Sedgeley, Staffs, Head ‎(wid)‎ . age 75. Unitarian Minister ‎(01-04)‎
1911 Coseley, Nr Bilston, Staffordshire, Head ‎(wid)‎. age 85. Unitarian Minister. ‎(11-52)‎

Henry was educated at the Brocklehurst School, Macclesfield.
Residence; 1911 Dudley, Staffordshire, age 85.
Residence; 1861 Belfast Street Index; Rev Henry Eachus 65 Bentinck Street, Belfast.

The Leeds Mercury 1st March 1865
The Rev. Henry Eachus has resigned his pastorate of the Unitarian church, Pudsey, having accepted an invitation to Cosely, near Birmingham, where he will commence his labours Sunday next.
Archive;
Memorial Notice ‎(OBIT 1/10)‎
Family Group Sheet ‎(FG1/3)‎
Obits and funeral material ‎[ A4/3]‎

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Memorial Notice THE INQUIRER. September 25th 1915.

THE REV. HENRY EACHUS.

We regret to announce the death of the Rev. Henry Eachus, for forty seven years minister of the Old Meeting House, Coseley, which took place on September 12th at the age of 89. Mr Eachus, who was the second son of the late James Eachus, a Leading educationalist in the district in which he lived, was born at Hurdsfield, in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire, on February 19th 1826. At an early age he was articled to Messrs. J.and T. Brocklehurst, silk manufacturers, of Macclesfield, with whom he remained until the age of 30 years. Ever desirous of acquiring knowledge he devoted his evenings to studying, attending several classes in the Mechanics Institute in Macclesfield. In his earlier life he engaged in Sunday School work amongst the
Wesleyans, but eventually joined himself to the little band of Unitarians worshipping in King Edward Street, Macclesfield. Here he found a congenial religious home and was brought into close contact with the late Rev. John Wright, the minister of the chapel. He engaged in missionery work in the town and occasionally conducted the religious services in the chapel.

Acting on the advice of his minister, he resigned the position he occupied in the silk trade and entered the Unitarian Home Missionary Board, Manchester. At the end of the curriculum of three years, he received an invitation to the post of Missionary to the Poor in Belfast. During his ministry the work of the mission prospered, and a new building, to be used as a Day and Sunday School, and a room for public worship were built in Stanhope Street. In the year 1862 he left Belfast to undertake the charge of the new church and school at Pudsey, near Leeds, where he remained for nearly three years. Receiving a
cordial invitation from the Trustees and Congregation of the Old Meeting House Coseley, he settled there in 1865, and remained the minister to the congregation untill his resignation owing to failing health in 1912. Thus terminated a ministry of forty-seven years, notable in many respects. During this period a new school was built in which Mr Eachus superintended the work of a day school for several years; and, principally as a result of his painstaking efforts, coupled with much personal self-sacrifice, the present beautiful Gothic chapel was erected. He was also actively engaged in philanthropic, educational, civic, and Liberal political movements. He had to do with the formation of the Sedgley School Board, and was a member of it for many years. On the establishment of the Coseley Urban District Council he was returned at the head of the poll and
elected Vice-Chairman, and afterwards Chairman of the council.

In July 1899, on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the Sunday School, a medal was issued in commemoration of the event, and also in recognition of the faithful, consistent, and self-sacrificing ministry of Mr Eachus, which, at that time, had extended over thirty-four years. On the completion of forty years in the ministry, he was the recipient of a purse of gold and an illuminated address testifying to the high esteem in which he was held by the members of his congregation and other friends in the district. The interment took place on Saturday last at Coseley Old Meeting House; the Revs A. H. Shelley, of Cradley, and W.G. Topping ‎(resident minister)‎ conducting the service. Among the congregation were representatives of the District Council and Education Committee, the local police, boy scouts, who attended with muffled drums, and other public bodies. After the close of the evening service in the Old Meeting House last Sunday, a resolution of condolence with the relatives of the deceased was carried in silence. At the parish church and several of the Nonconformist chapels in the district tributes were also paid to his memory.
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Minister: Domestic Mission, Belfast 1859-1862;
Pudsey, Yorks 1862-1865;
Coseley, Staffs 1865-1912;
President: Missionery Conference, 1901.
Member: Sedgeley School Board 1879-1882; 1890-1900; 1901-1903.
Chairman: Coseley Urban District Council, 1896-1897
Vice-Chairman: Coseley Urban District Council, 1895-1896; 1898-1904
Member: Coseley Education Committee, 1903-1910.

Quote: From the book MY LIFE AS A FARMERS BOY FACTORY LAD TEACHER &
PREACHER by Adam Rushton
"In due course the summons from the secretary of the U.H.M Board arrived, when Henry Eachus and myself proceeded to Manchester to begin our studies. Very uncomfortable were the lodgings we at first obtained, and my health began to fail. But shortly, Henry decided to bring his family to Lower Broughton, where he took a house, and I became his lodger and remained with him the whole of the term of three years. Ours studies commenced in Dr Beard's house, which was some half mile from where we lived. Here the old and new students-fifteen in all-were united in study."

A Message from Rev Henry Eachus.
After many years labour in the Unitarian cause, and rejoicing time after time in the progress it has made, and now, as I am drawing to the close of a strenuous life, I still rejoice in the pure, the true, the benign Christian principles which are deeply impressed upon my heart and mind. My faith in these pure principles of Unitarianism is therefore deeply rooted in the simple principles of Christianity. Unitarians have still a great work to do in making known to the world the ever-loving Fatherhood of God, ans to help the comong of his Kingdom upon earth by hastening on the time when the Might, With the Right, And the Truth shall be, And come what may, To stand in the way, That day the world shall see! Henry Eachus

CONTEMPORY PRAISE, ‎(auther unknown)‎
Rev Henry Eachus the "Grand old man of Cosely" who is now over eighty two years of age, has for the last forty-three years upheld the banner of Unitarian Christianity in the forefront at Cosely. He was born at Hurdsfield near Macclesfield on February 19th 1825, His father being James Eachus, a much esteemed educationist in that neighbourhood. In early life Henry Eachus worked in a silk manufactory at Macclesfield. Becoming identified with the Wesleyan body he was an active worker in the Sunday School, When about twenty-two years old he became a Unitarian, and with a number of others of similar theological trend he joined in holding religious services at Macclesfield, where he preached his first sermon. He afterwards attended the servces at King Edward Street and Parsonage Street Chapels. Mr Eachus in 1856 became a student at the College of the home Missionary Board Manchester, His first ministery ‎(1859-62)‎ was at the Belfast Domestic Mission, and during his ministry there the Stanhope Street Mission was built. His labours were very successful. He removed in 1862 to Pudsey near Leeds, where he remained for three years. In 1865 he became minister of the Old Meeting House, Coseley, Staffordshire, His present charge. The congregation and friends have upon several occasions shown their appreciation of Mr Eachus zeal and kind heartedness by making presentations, the one in 1905 being upon the completion of his forty years ministry at Cosely. Mr Eachus has identified himself not only with the denominational life, but with the public life of the district. Among other distinctions he has been chairman of the Cosely District Council and Justice of the peace.
Marriage Marriage: 25th December 1847, Prestbury, Cheshire.
Henry Eachus, age 21, Bachelor & Weaver of Hurdsfield
Mary Platt, age 24, Spinster of Hurdsfield
were married by Banns by W Pearson
Witness: William Eachus; Sarah ann Eachus X ‎(her mark)‎
Grooms Father: James Eachus, Joiner
Brides Father: Samuel Platt, Cotton Carder
‎[Archive - digital copy + written copy - Parish 6]‎
Marriage Marriage: 25th December 1847, Prestbury, Cheshire.
Henry Eachus, age 21, Bachelor & Weaver of Hurdsfield
Mary Platt, age 24, Spinster of Hurdsfield
were married by Banns by W Pearson
Witness: William Eachus; Sarah ann Eachus X ‎(her mark)‎
Grooms Father: James Eachus, Joiner
Brides Father: Samuel Platt, Cotton Carder
‎[Archive - digital copy + written copy - Parish 6]‎
Occupation The Unitarian Church in Macclesfield that Henry attended was originally a Presbyterian chapel, and later became Unitarian. It is constructed in sandstone with a stone-flagged roof, and has a pair of external staircases. The chapel is expressed in two storeys, with sides of six bays. Inside are east and west galleries, and a two-decker pulpit with a sounding board.
Death obituary ‎[misc DM 12 & DM 13]‎

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Baptism S1
Marriage S1
Marriage S1
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Occupation S34

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Family with Parents
Father
James Eachus ‎(I88)‎
Birth 5 March 1780 40 32 Minshull Vernon, Cheshire, England ‎(Sunday)‎
Death 13 February 1859 ‎(Age 78)‎ Hurdsfield Lane, Hurdsfield ‎(aged 80)‎ ‎(Sunday)‎
9 years
Mother
 
Ann Archer ‎(I147)‎
Birth 1789 30 35 ‎(of)‎ Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Death 16 May 1849 ‎(Age 60)‎ Hurdsfield Rd, Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England ‎(Wednesday)‎

Marriage: 15 July 1821 -- St Mary & St Nicholas, Nantwich, Cheshire (Saturday)
6 months
#1
Sister
Mary Ann Eachus ‎(I148)‎
Birth 1822 41 33 Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England
Death 1900 ‎(Age 78)‎ Macclesfield ‎(3rd Qtr)‎
2 years
#2
Brother
John Eachus ‎(I149)‎
Birth 1824 43 35 Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England
Death 1896 ‎(Age 72)‎ Linthwaite, Yorkshire
2 years
#3
Henry Eachus ‎(I150)‎
Birth 19 February 1826 45 37 Hurdsfield Cheshire, England ‎(on a Sunday)‎
Death 12 September 1915 ‎(Age 89)‎ Coseley, Staffordshire ‎(on a Sunday)‎
2 years
#4
Brother
James Eachus ‎(I151)‎
Birth 1828 47 39 Cheshire, England
Death 1828 Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England
1 year
#5
Sister
Sarah Ann Eachus ‎(I152)‎
Birth 1829 48 40 Hurdsfield, Cheshire
Death 1886 ‎(Age 57)‎
6 years
#6
Brother
Samuel James Archer Eachus ‎(I12474)‎
Birth 1835 54 46 Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Death 21 January 1876 ‎(Age 41)‎ Macclesfield Infirmary.
Father's Family with Frances Harper
Father
James Eachus ‎(I88)‎
Birth 5 March 1780 40 32 Minshull Vernon, Cheshire, England ‎(Sunday)‎
Death 13 February 1859 ‎(Age 78)‎ Hurdsfield Lane, Hurdsfield ‎(aged 80)‎ ‎(Sunday)‎
4 years
Step-Mother
 
Frances Harper ‎(I138)‎
Birth 1784 ‎(in/of)‎ Cheshire, England
Death 1820 ‎(Age 36)‎ Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Marriage: 4 April 1807 -- Mucklestone, Staffs
-3 months
#1
Half-Sister
Mary Eachus ‎(I139)‎
Birth 1807 26 23 Staffordshire, England
Death 1807 Gravenhunger, Staffs
#2
Half-Brother
John Eachus ‎(I140)‎
Birth 1807 26 23 Staffordshire, England
Death 1808 ‎(Age 12 months)‎
1 year
#3
Half-Brother
John Eachus ‎(I141)‎
Birth 1808 27 24 Hanley, Staffordshire, England
3 years
#4
Half-Brother
Edmund James Eachus ‎(I142)‎
Birth 1811 30 27 Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Death 1876 ‎(Age 65)‎ Park Lane, Macclesfield
2 years
#5
Half-Brother
Robert Eachus ‎(I143)‎
Birth 1813 32 29 Knighton, Staffordshire, England
Death 30 January 1871 ‎(Age 58)‎ 67 Osborne St Manchester
1 year
#6
Half-Brother
William Eachus ‎(I146)‎
Birth 1814 33 30 Hanley Green, Staffs
Death 10 May 1881 ‎(Age 67)‎ 1 Wood St, Hulme ‎(age 64)‎
6 years
#7
Half-Sister
Mary Eachus ‎(I144)‎
Birth 1820 39 36 Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Death 1820 Nantwich
#8
Half-Sister
Ann Eachus ‎(I145)‎
Birth 1820 39 36 Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Death 1820 Nantwich
Family with Mary Platt
Henry Eachus ‎(I150)‎
Birth 19 February 1826 45 37 Hurdsfield Cheshire, England ‎(on a Sunday)‎
Death 12 September 1915 ‎(Age 89)‎ Coseley, Staffordshire ‎(on a Sunday)‎
-3 years
Wife
 
Mary Platt ‎(I236)‎
Birth 1823 24 25 Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England
Death 16 March 1895 ‎(Age 72)‎ See M I

Marriage: 25 December 1847 -- Prestbury
18 months
#1
Daughter
Anne Eachus ‎(I237)‎
Birth 17 June 1849 23 26 Hurdsfield Rd, Hurdsfield
Death 8 August 1913 ‎(Age 64)‎ See M I
4 years
#2
Daughter
Sarah Ellen Eachus ‎(I238)‎
Birth 1853 26 30 Hurdsfield, Cheshire, England
Death 17 August 1939 ‎(Age 86)‎ Macclesfield RD
3 years
#3
Daughter
Emma Eachus ‎(I239)‎
Birth 1856 29 33 Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Death 6 May 1947 ‎(Age 91)‎
4 years
#4
Son
Samuel Henry Eachus ‎(I240)‎
Birth 1860 33 37 Ireland
Death 22 October 1910 ‎(Age 50)‎ Wolverhampton R D - Oxford