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The Swinnerton family originated in Staffordshire, and has been comprehensively traced back to the twelfth century. The Swinnerton Family Society is continuing the on-going study of the family, and this website shows some of the material that has been amassed to date.

The Society holds a comprehensive collection of genealogical material tracing the family name back for 900 years. We also have a complete collection of books written by Swinnerton authors, in addition to many other documents and artefacts in connection with the Swinnerton name. Please see our Names page, our People page, and our Pottery Museum for more details of these.

The Society publishes a magazine, The Swinnerton Saga, which is available to members as part of their subscription.

News: The Swinnerton Run

George Wade, son of Annabel Wade nee Swinnerton, has written to us to tell us about his forthcoming charity bid:

October 1st 2022 is 90 years to the day since my great grandfather, Frank Swinnerton, walked from Stoke to Worcester. He was bet in his local pub to take on the 64 miles challenge, which was not something people did in 1932! He got a lot of local publicity and it has been in our family folklore ever since.

It will also be two days after my 40th birthday, so I have decided to re-enact the challenge and will be running from Stoke to Worcester in aid of two superb charities.

The full story is on my "Just-Giving" page - please visit.

Hopefully if it goes well this year we will be back in 2032 for the 100 year edition!

  • Family Gathering 2024

    Due to the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was no Gathering since the one held in 2019.

    Arrangements for a possible Gathering in 2024 will be announced here.

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  • Swinnerton Saga Magazine

    The Spring 2024 issue is now available.

    The "Saga" magazine has been published continuously since 1976, and back issues are now available on this website.

The Swinnerton Family Society

The Society was founded in 1974 succeeding a loose correspondence group assembled by the Revd. Charles Swynnerton in the mid-1880s which died out with his death in 1923.

The objects of the Society are:

  1. To research and record the history of the Swinnerton Family.
  2. To establish links with members of the world-wide Swinnerton Family to promote a sense of kinship and to encourage them to study their own family history and contribute it to the history of the whole family.
  3. To publish a magazine - The Swinnerton Saga - to record that history.
  4. To preserve those records together with associated objects and ephemera.
  5. To assist, where possible, in the welfare of St. Mary's Church, Swynnerton.

Patron - The Rt Hon.The Lord Stafford DL FRAgS

Founder and Late President - Colonel Iain Swinnerton

Vice-Presidents - Diana Cunningham (USA),  Glenda Simpson (Australia),
Elizabeth Livesey,  Elizabeth Swynnerton

Chairman - Julian Swinnerton Hawley

Vice-Chairman & PRO - Brian Swinnerton