Coghill, Thomas, Sir -1659)
Sir Thomas Coghill, of Bletchingdon in Oxfordshire, was the second son of John Coghill, Merchant of London, and Susannah, daughter of Denis Viell, Esquire, of Charleval in Normandy. He married, 20 October 1622, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Sutton, Merchant of London, was Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1633, and knighted at Woodstock on 27 August 1633. They had eleven children, of whom nine survived them. It could also be the elder brother, Henry Coghill (1589 1672), at first a Merchant of London, afterwards of Bushey, and later of Aldenham Hall, both in Hertfordshire, of which he was Sheriff in 1632. He married, 16 January 1620, Faith, daughter and coheir of John Sutton, Merchant of London. Guillam in his Display of heraldry. London, 1724 gives `Gules, on a chevron argent, three pellets with a chief sable' as the arms of `Henry Coghill of Aldenham in the County of Hertford and Thomas Coghill of Blechington in the County of Oxon, sons of John Coghill of London, merchant, a descendant of the Coghills of Coghill Hall in Knaresborough in the County of York, as I find by an attestation sign'd by Richard St George Clarencieux.' Duff says the stamp is that of Sir Thomas Coghill. The Coghills of Coghill Hall have different arms, Ermine a chevron between three cocks gules, and the cock in the crest is or not ermine, and is ducally crowned.