Family History

Thomas Savage
Thomas Savage

The tithe maps, census returns, monumental inscriptions and places pages give some information about the inhabitants of the village over the past two centuries. More details about what are available are on the records page.

In the past many of the men of the village were involved in the day to day work of the church, and some became Churchwardens.

In the process of learning more about the village of Stretton increasingly the focus has developed in to the families who lived here and their links with each other. Further research has been undertaken into the history of the Ditchfield family tree StrettonSavage Family Tree Stretton and Darbyshire families. Other families researched includes Bennett; Berry; Cooper; Eyes; Heesom; Leather; Millington; Owen and Simpson.  As always the research has not included any living person.

Much more information is available than has been uploaded, so if you are particularly interested in any family with connections to Stretton, then do get in touch.

If you are a member of Ancestry then the pages are publicly available: look out for the ‘Heesom’ and ‘Stretton Landowner’ trees. There are over 8,000 members of these two trees so it’s highly likely that if your ancestor lived in Stretton between 1600 and 1939 they will be on. If you are not a member a guest access is also possible – please contact me:



4 thoughts on “Family History”

  1. Hi ,….

    Whilst browseing through your web sight here on the internet I thought that you would like to know regarding the photograpf on here with the people with the horse is Thomas Savage is a cousin of my Grandfather ( Ernest Savage ) as well a cousin of ( Fredwick Savasge ) for further info please get back to myself for very old photographs of proof ,……..

  2. Hi, I am currently helping a lady in Australia with her family tree. At the time of the 1911 Her uncle Thomas William Fletcher lived at the White House now the site of the Bupa Hospital in Stretton. Does anyone have a picture of the White House which I can forward to her?

    1. Hi Margaret
      I’m a great granddaughter of Thomas William Fletcher.The Warrington Museum may have a picture of the White House I haven’t contacted them myself.My mother was in contact with a former member of staff who sent her newscuttings about her grandfather ,this was in the 1980s.Next time I’m able to see my mother’s papers I’ll see if there are any pictures of the house.
      Cheers Sarah

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