Cave family arrives from Yorkshire to farm the land as tenants of Selby Abbey in Yorkshire with Richard Cave as minister to St Nicholas Church at Stanford on Avon.
Thomas Cave buys the land from Henry VIII following the dissolution of the monasteries.
Sir Thomas Cave was created 1st Baronet by Charles 1st for his services to the Royalist Cause.
Sir Thomas Cave hosts King Charles 1st to lunch before the battle of Naseby and resists a Parliamentary visitation after the battle to allow the retreating King to escape.
Sir Roger Cave becomes 2nd Baronet.
Sir Roger Cave commissions William Smith of Warwick to build the Hall and dies before moving in.
Sir Thomas Cave, 3rd Baronet, marries Margaret Verney through whom the Braye peerage descended and the couple live at Stanford Hall.
Sir Verney Cave, becomes 4th Baronet
Flying staircase is introduced by Sir Verney Cave.
Sir Thomas Cave, becomes 5th Baronet.
Sir Thomas Cave commissions William Smith of Warwick to build the Stable Courtyard.
Sir Thomas Cave alters the Hall and creates the Ballroom and original ceiling.
Sir Thomas Cave (his son) becomes 6th Baronet.
Sir Thomas Cave (his son) becomes 7th Baronet.
The Reverend Sir Charles Cave becomes 8th Baronet, sat briefly as MP for Leicester and died childless with the Baronetcy moving away from Stanford to Sir William Cave-Browne-Cave, great grandson of the 2nd Baronet, who becomes 9th Baronet. The current 17th Baronet is Sir John Robert Charles Cave-Browne-Cave, born 1957 and still living in Canada.
Sarah Otway-Cave, 6th Baronet’s only daughter inherits Stanford Hall and becomes 3rd Baroness Braye, bringing the Braye peerage out of abeyance, granted by Queen Victoria.
Sarah Otway-Cave purchases Royal House of Stuart Portrait Collection.
Henrietta, the youngest daughter becomes 4th Baroness Braye.
Alfred becomes 5th Lord Braye following the death of his mother Henrietta and his brother Edmund at the Battle of Ulundi.
Alfred commissions painting of Ballroom ceiling.
Adrian, his son, develops a hydroelectric plant on the river and introduces electricity to the Hall.
Lt Percy Pilcher, naval friend of Adrian, is killed flying in the Park.
Adrian becomes 6th Lord Braye following the death of his father.
The Hall is tenanted to the Sacred Heart Convent School for the duration of the War.
Thomas Adrian becomes 7th Lord Braye following his father Adrian’s death on his way to Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.
Thomas Adrian with the support and vision of his American wife, Dorothea formerly Donoghue, open The Hall to the public for the first time.
Penelope, their daughter, becomes 8th Baroness Braye, following the death of her father and takes over full responsibility for Stanford with her husband Lt. Col Edward Aubrey Fletcher, starting a significant programme of restoration.
Nicholas and Lucy Fothergill take over the Hall from Nicholas’ cousin Penelope and their son Ivor is born.
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