'Vachell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Vachell of Coley (Colley)

Although Visitation spells the hamlet where this family was seated with 2 Ls ("Colley"), we normally keep to the modern spelling - "Coley".
John Vachell or Fachel of Reading, Berkshire (d 1303)
1. John Vachell of Colley (aka Colle) or Coley, Reading, Berkshire (a 1329, MP)
  A. Sir John Vachell of Coley
  i.+ 2 sons (dspvp)
  B. Nicholas Vachell of Coley (a 1379, MP)
  i. William Vachell of Coley (a 1411, d 1481)
  a. Thomas Vachell of Coley
  m1. Elizabeth Cockworthy (dau/coheir of William Cockworthy of Yarnscombe)
(1) Thomas Vachell of Coley (b by 1500, d 09.12.1553, bailiff of Reading, MP)
  m. (by 1521) Agnes Justice (bur 20.10.1544?, dau of William Justice of Reading & Southampton)
  HoP reports that Thomas & Agnes had 4 sons (including Thomas) and 5 daughters. Of the children, Visitation (1623) shows only Walter which it shows as father of Thomas, Francis (who m. Anna Tanfeild), John (father of Tanfield), & Brigitta. Visitation (1665) shows Walter, John & Francis with the wife of Francis as Ann Tanfield (added in italics) with Francis & Ann being parents of Thomas father (by Margaret Meverell) of Thomas (m. Anne Taileur) & Letitia. There is confusion as to the generation of the Francis who m. Anna Tanfield. We follow Visitation (1623) as that is supported by an impressive web site on Berkshire History (see here).
  (A) Thomas Vachell of Coley (b by 1528, d 03.05.1610, MP) mentioned only by VCH & HoP
  m. (05.09.1546) Catherine Rede (dau of Thomas Rede of Barton Court)
  (i) Anne Vachell (b c1549, d 1565)
  (B) Walter Vachell of Sulhamstead Bannister named by VCH & Visitation (1623 & 1625)
m. Elizabeth Lee (dau of Sir Robert Lee of Buckinghamshire, widow of Thomas Tresham)
  (i) Sir Thomas Vachell of Coley, Sheriff of Berkshire (bur 20.07.1638)
  m1. (sp) Alice Brooke (dau/coheir of Hugh Brooke)
  m2. ??
  (a)+ 2 sons (dvp) probably of this marriage
m3. Lettice Knollys (dsp 1666, dau of Sir Francis Knollys or Knowles, m2. John Hampden)
  (ii) John Vachell of Warfield (d 1640)
  m. Maria Vincent (dau of Clement Vincent of Peckleton)
  (a) Tanfield Vachell of Coley, Sheriff of Berkshire (bpt 27.12.1602, dsp bur 01.06.1658, MP)
Tanfield is identified by VCH & Wikipedia as an MP but is not (yet) mentioned by HoP except in the article of the 'other' Tanfield Vachell MP (see below). Details of his wives come from Wikipedia.
  m1. Anne Cox (dsp 1651, dau of Richard Cox, alderman of London, by Mary)
  m2. (1652) Rebecca Leman (a 1658, dau of Sir William Leman, 1st Bart)
  (b) Elizabeth Vachell possibly of this generation
  m. Alexander Thistlethwaite of London & Danbury
  (iii) Francis Vachell shown a generation earlier
  (iv) Brigitta Vachell
  m. Ralph Cleff(ington?) of Oxford
  (C) John Vachell (dsp) named by Visitation (1665)
  (D) Francis Vachell 'of Berkshire'
  m. Ann Tanfield (dau of Robert Tanfield of Gayton)
  (i) Thomas Vachell (bpt 10.07.1605, d 1658, Colonel)
  Not mentioned by Visitation (1623), which shows his father a generation later, but identified by the above-mentioned Berkshire History site as the only surviving son. He is the only child mentioned by Visitation (1665).
  m. Margaret Meverell (dau of Otwell Meverell)
  (a) Thomas Vachell of New Windsor & Coley, Sheriff of Berkshire (b c1635, d 1683)
  m. Anne Taileur (dau of William Taileur or Tayleur alias Danvill or Danvil)
  ((1)) Tanfield Vachell of Coley (bpt 14.04.1668, d 19.10.1705, MP)
  m. (before 1685) Dorothy Breton (d 1726, dau of Thomas Breton of London)
((A)) Thomas Vachell of Coley (d unm 1719)
  ((B)) William Vachell, last of Coley, later in Cambridgeshire (a 1727)
  ((C))+ 4 sons (1 dvp) and 2 daughters
  ((2)) William Vachell
  (b) Letitia Vachell
  m. Thomas Denton of Warwell
  (ii)+ other issue (a 1623) - Knightley (b c1608, dvpsp?), Sarah, Elizabeth, Leticia
  m2. Margaret
  (2) Oliver Vachell 'of Bereton' of North Marston, Buckinghamshire (b c1518, d 24.05.1564, MP)
  The following is supported by Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Vachell, p336).
  m. (by 25.08.1537) Margaret Norton (dau of Richard Norton of East Tisted by Elizabeth Rotherfield)
  (A) Elizabeth Vachell
  m. Richard Joye of Farnham
  (B)+ other issue - Stephen of North Marston (a 1564), Thomas, Margery, Mary, Anne
  (3) daughter
  m. _ Brackenbury of the Rock

Main source(s): Visitation (Berkshire, 1623, Vachell of Colley), Visitation (Berkshire, 1665, Vachell of New Windsor), VCH (Berkshire, vol 3, 'The borough of Reading: Manors') with some input/support from HoP
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