Viscount Braye
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Thomas Richard Cave

Viscount Braye

United Kingdom, and Continental Business Magnate

British Landowner, Member of Parliament

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Cave Family History

17th Century

The Caves are a family of great antiquity, traced to the Conquest; originally from South and North Cave in Yorkshire. In the fifteenth century, they removed into Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, and were long of Stanford, in the former county.
Cave’s ancestors had resided at Stanford, on the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, as tenants of Selby Abbey in 1430. They purchased the land following the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540, but they were not a regular parliamentary family. The family was created a baronet on the eve of the Civil War; it was alleged that he had acted as commissioner of array and furnished the King with horses, arms, and money, but, although the estate was under sequestration for a time, there are no records of compounding. After the battle of Naseby, Sir Thomas helped King Charles I escape. He in turn was imprisoned by the parliamentary forces until his release by Charles II in 1666.

The family initially supported James II and joined his parliament, but was later removed from office in 1687. Later that year, the family switched allegiances during the start of the glorious revolution to support the future King William and Queen Mary, by joining Princess Anne and the future duchess of Marlborough in Nottingham, after the princess fled the court of her father. 

Upon the ascension of King Charles II, the first Baronet was created Baron Braye by writ and the special remainder, using a title that had fallen into abeyance in 1577, in honor of the loyalty to the late king. The first Baron would pass on his title and a separate estate to his second son, having fallen in dispute with his first son. Upon the death of the first Baron in 1671, his sons went to court over titles and lands. The court ruled by right of primogeniture, the Baronetcy of Stanford Hall remained with the first son, Sir Roger Cave, while the second son retained his right as Baron Braye for him and his heirs of body.

In 1702, the 2nd Baron Braye was elevated to Viscount Braye by Queen Anne, for support during the Glorious Revolution and providing means and support while she was a Princess.

18th Century

The first Viscount established his family in Ashmore, Middle Claydon. Near to his brother whom he later reconciled with. Their children would later marry, reuniting part of the family. The first Viscount died in 1711, succeeded by his son. He served as a Member of Parliament and joined his cousin the 3rd Baronet of Stanford Hall to support the brother of the later's wife, Earl Verney in his political career. The 3rd Viscount would go on to marry the daughter of Edward Finch-Hatton of Kirby Hall, Envoys Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia from 1739-1742. 

The current head of the family is Thomas Richard Cave, 4th Viscount Braye (b. 1768). He is married to Catherine Cave-Shuvalova, daughter of the very wealthy Count Shuvalov, a member of the Russian Court.


Madame Desireme Fallen
07 Apr 2011 02:56:41PM @madame-desireme-fallen:
Winks atthe Conte Bon....Welcome to the Ning!!!
Contessa Elena Marina Foscari
23 Apr 2011 07:05:40PM @contessa-elena-marina-foscari:

Caro Conte, It was a pleasure to meet you again, it is always a pleasure to meet a fellow Venetian. I believe my father may be friends with yours, he has certainly mentioned your family.

You must visit us at our "Villa" in Torbiato if you are travelling through Lombardy. We are staying there until "La Malcontenta" is repaired after the awful Floods we had this Summer. I do hope your properties were not too badly damaged.

I look forwards to our next meeting.

Contessa Elena Marina Foscari
23 Apr 2011 07:08:45PM @contessa-elena-marina-foscari:
....I believe we may meet soon,. there is a Ball at the residence of a fellow Venetian, who has opened his Palazzo for the season....
Lord Myron de Verne
24 Apr 2011 01:15:50PM @lord-myron-de-verne:

It was a pleasure tobe introduced toyou at the Spring Ball, Milord! I appreciated how you are'galant' to the Ladies, and ' courtois' to the Gentlemen, and I look forward to meeting you again soon!

Conte Myron di Loredan
18 May 2011 07:34:00PM @conte-myron-di-loredan:

My sincere congratulations to your new title and nationality Your Highness! Venezia lost a Conte but Versailles won a Prince in every respect! I wish you health and good fortune!

Conte Myron di Loredan