The two families were brought together by the marriage of Margaret de Crofton and Isold Brisco. Margaret was the daughter of Sir John de Crofton, Knight and Margaret de Whinnow. Margaret brought with her the estate of Crofton as part of her dowry. She married Isold who was the son and heir of the Brisco lands as Brisco and Brisco - on - Esk. Isold was the son of Lord Robert Brisco and Matilda Musgrave. All part of the great border reiver families. Isold Brisco would go on to fight in the Crusades and ended up living his life as a hermit.
The Brisco family would participate yet again in one of the major events of the middle ages. Loyal to King and country, they would raise their banner and sail to France with Henry V. 7 Brisco's would leave to fight at the Battle of Agincourt. John Brisco Knight would be a man at arms while his son was an archer. They would sail home alive and victorious. The lands of Crofton would be further improved following this show of loyalty to the Crown.
The battle of Solway Moss was one of the last major battles between the Scots and the English until the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century. Robert Brisco, Lord of Crofton Kt was leading his troops on the call of his cousins and leaders of the English troops; Lord Wharton and Sir William Musgrave. While commanding the battle Robert Brisco was killed in action. Henry VIII granted substantial land and money to Robert's widow and heir John Brisco (who was an infant at the time) as thanks for Roberts sacrifice. The English comprehensively won the battle and following the defeat James V took seriously ill and soon died after this many say from grief.
In 1642 England broke into civil war when the Parliamentary troops fought the Royalists. The Brisco family like many in the period were split in their loyalty. As they had been for over 500 years previously most of the family were loyal to the crown and fought in the Cavalier Army alongside King Charles I, an ancestor of the current family. However not everyone! Colonel William Brisco MP was known to be a strict Parliamentarian and served under Cromwell, at first to his reward but ultimately his downfall.
Like many country estates following the First World War, Crofton Hall saw a decline in its fortunes during the 1920's & 30's. After the outbreak of the second world war the house became a temporary hospital for injured soldiers as well as housing children evacuees in the hall.
31st January 2017 - Crofton & Hall Limited is registers with companies house and the brand is formed with the aim of attracting the very best in British fashion & accessories. Working with some of the longest serving and most well known British brands as well as supporting the future, with exciting, quality new British brands all part of the C&H world.
2018 - As of October 2018, Crofton & Hall opened it's first high street store in the quint market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Located in Cumbria near the boarders of both Lancashire & Yorkshire. Affirming our commitment to bringing the very best of British fashion to the North of England.
In November 2018 C&H were proud to announce Lady Tatiana Mountbatten as their new brand ambassador. Promoting the world of C&H, Lady Tatiana hosted an event at the Lanesborough Hotel in London.