North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Wydergh


Wydergh Clifton

(In. N.). William . de Wybergh married Elianor ye only daughter & Sole Heir of Gilbert de Engayne of Clifton in ye County of Westmorld in ye 38 of K. Edwd ye 3d By wch Elianor came ye Manor of Clifton to ye Wyberghs. (Above is another stone slab with Arms of Wybergh “ or 3 bars sable in chief 2 mullets of 2nd," impaling Engayne " gu. fesse dancette between 6 cross crosslets fitchee or .” Crest, griffin's head erased or. with Esquire's helmet and Mantling. (Mr. Hill who visited the church 1848, notes this as at the porch, also the date 1738 below, and that on either side of the inscription hung 2 small escutcheons on parchment with narrow black frames about a foot long, resembling small pic tures, thereon the arms of Wyberh impaling Hilton and probably placed there on that marriage in 1713, or else in 1738. Hill MSS. vi, 87. Coll. Arms C. 3 g. 2nd cal. 17b.