The Vache was the family seat of the Fleetwood family. In 1660 George Fleetwood was found guilty of the regicide of King Charles I in January 1649, and although his life was spared, his estate of The Vache was confiscated and given to the then Duke of York, the future King James II.
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- Dictionary of National Biography (1885–1900) "Fleetwood, George pp. 265,266
- Memorial M1775, public memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disaster, National Maritime Museum
- BMC County Road Map and Gazetteer No.16 Berkshire Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire p. 94