Great great granddaughter of Sir Robert Stanford visits Stanford

On 11 March 2015 I was very fortunate to meet a great great granddaughter of both Sir Robert Stanford and the very well-known Rev Andrew Murray. Colleen Ballenden, who spent the night at The Kleine River’s Valey house, once the farmhouse of her great great grandfather, is the daughter of the late Eric Stanford, son of Harley Daly Maurice Stanford, grandson of Sir Robert Stanford. Colleen still lives on their family farm, Stanford Farm, between Haenertsburg and Magoebaskoof in Limpopo Province.
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Harley was born in England on the 3rd of June 1869. He came to the Cape as a child with his parents, John Frederick and Fanny Elizabeth Stanford, but was educated at Dulwich College near London. He was a tax collector in the Pilansberg area and then Haenertsburg from 1911-1924. His nickname, Intabalen, meant “the one to be looked up to” because he was usually on horseback. He was also one of the first people to own a Buick.

Harley was 72 when he died of a heart attack while fishing on his own lake on the 8th of January 1941.
Colleen Ballenden, great granddaughter of Sir Robert Stanford in front of the original entrance to the Stanford farmhouse on what was then known as The Kleine River's Valey farm.

Colleen Ballenden, great great granddaughter of Sir Robert Stanford in front of the original entrance to the Stanford farmhouse on what was then known as The Kleine River’s Valey farm.

Colleen Ballenden, great granddaughter of Sir Robert Stanford, in front of the original entrance to the Stanford farmhouse on what was then known as The Kleine River's Valey farm with the present owner, Irene Tomlinson.

Colleen Ballenden, great great granddaughter of Sir Robert Stanford, in front of the original entrance to the Stanford farmhouse on what was then known as The Kleine River’s Valey farm with the present owner, Irene Tomlinson.

Me, Annalize Mouton and Colleen Ballenden

Me, Annalize Mouton and Colleen Ballenden

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