This family was a wealthy Cardiff family where they owned significant property in the town centre. They took part in many community projects such as the library, the museum, and the Council. Their association with Llantwit Major came through Frederick Vachell who married Ellen Wilkins of West House. The last Vachell son to live in Llantwit was Ernest Frederick de Winton Tanfield Vachell ,also of West House, who died at sea in 1903. [See Vol.7]