Welcome to the web pages of

"The Heath Family of Staffordshire".

Anyone who now visits the new website will find that some pages have restricted access. This means that you will have to send a request via the "Contact Page" to gain access and it will only be granted to someone with a bona fide connection to the Heath family or someone doing research and with a genuine interest in the Heath family.


This site is intended to become a resource for any would be "HEATH" researcher out there who wishes to follow their pedigree by taking advantage of knowledge already fully researched and which has already been looked at by at least a family member with a vested interest in ensuring that it is as accurate as it can be It concentrates mainly on the HEATH's of Horton, near Leek in Staffordshire but there are now relatives throughout the UK and even out in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. There are also some interesting links to Pennsylvania in America.

There are four main contributors of information to this site: Denise JOHNSON, Melanie MYATT, Harry BURN and Mark HEATH, all are related through direct blood line or marriage to the Heaths of Horton Parish in Staffordshire. There are many other contributors though and the aim is to counteract some of poor research that has built up over the years on the internet with information that has been verified and known to be correct.

There will eventually be links added to other useful sites. We hope to include the odd pedigree that has been worked upon but not tied in as yet to the Horton clan. Rather than leave these in a cupboard gathering dust, they will be placed on here to encourage information exchange. Please bear with us as the website is developed and extra features etc are added. There is a forum included where you can discuss the family and if anyone has any requests please don't be shy pop it onto the forum.


2018 Heath Get Together.

'The 2018 Staffordshire Heath Family Reunion will take place on Saturday 8th September at Rudyard Methodist Church, Lake Road, Rudyard [ ST138RN ] from 1pm-4pm. It will be an informal get together with the opportunity to chat and view the family trees along with displays of photographs and information. Please feel free to bring along any photographs or research you don't mind sharing.
Rudyard is in the heart of the Horton Heath homeland but please do not feel it is just for the Horton Heath family, all Staffordshire Heath Families are invited. Rudyard also offers an interesting day out. Horton Church is a very short drive away and Rudyard Lake is only a short walk away. Food and drink are available at the cafe on the dam head at Rudyard Lake or at the nearby The Lake Hotel. So please come along and enjoy a day out.'

We would welcome a donation of £2 per person to help cover costs.


Heath Family Tree

The main "Heath Family Tree" is located on the Tribal Pages site and is the result of a lot of hard and sometimes frustrating work carried out by of our very own Mark Heath and contains in excess of 20,000 individuals of our extended family. This is the link to the site [ Heath Family Tree Tomfields 2014 ] this site now requires you to contact Mark to request an invitation.

Mark Heath

Hannah Heath


Found this in the archives amongst George Heath's papers, written 151 years ago today.
'October 13th


This morning my dear sister Hannah went home to rest Farewell beloved one escaped from our keeping gone home to thy crown and thy treasures at last. Sorrow affliction temptation and weeping are fled like the feverish dream of the past.' Hannah was just 23 years old.

Melanie Myatt


By George Heath 1844 - 1869



Farewell, beloved one, escaped from our keeping,
Gone home to thy crown and thy treasure at last,
Afflictions and sorrows, temptations and weeping,
Are fled with thy feverish dream of the past.

[ Click here to download a PDF file of the 1880 Memorial Edition ]


Last updated 08/08/2018 by Harry Burn.