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Welcome

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.



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.

Founder and President - Colonel Iain Swinnerton

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

Chairman - Julian Swinnerton Hawley

Vice-Chairman & PRO - Brian Swinnerton