My Great Grandmother is also a Flecknell whose family came fromHoughton Regis. Her name was Ethel Gertrude Severn Flecknell, and she was the daughter of Henry Flecknell and Mary Emma Severn. Henry was the son of Eli Flecknell (born in Houghton Regis) and Sarah Innes. Eli's parents weere James Flecknel(born in Ellesborough, Beds) and Mary Facer, and James's father was Samuel Flecknal, married to Elizabeth. The furthest back I have gone is Samuel's father, William Flecknall, born in 1761 to William and Sarah Flecknall. My grandmother believes the family originally came to England from Germany, and may have been Jewish, but I can find no verification for this. Nor can I tell how Vesey (whose father was I believe called Richard) fits in to the family tree. Any enlightenment would be gratefully received.