Dear Ina, thank you for your kind posting. I think I was following the wrong Samuel Pope when I thought I was connected to the Stretch family. At this time I am unsure of any connection. It seems that most of the Pope family originated in the Southern and South West Counties so the Pope married to a Stretch in Cheshire, and my Pope line,(they seem to have lived in the Alvanley area) might be connected far back. The Popes seem to have been congregated in Seaport areas. Perhaps they came in through Liverpool? I do appreciate your Stretch family information and perhaps in the future it may be valuable to me.