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On the death of Eleanor, the sole Engaine heiress, in 1412 Clifton hall passed to her son from her first marriage to William Wybergh of St Bees and thus became the property of the Wybergh family.
Clifton Hall remained in the hands of the Wyberghs until the late 19th century, although their ownership came under threat in 1652 when Thomas Wyberghs estates were ordered to be sold owing to his support for the Royalists in the Civil War.
His family were lucky enough to remain in their home, despite financial difficulties and a legal dispute over ownership of the remainder of the estate. There was more trouble during the Jacobite risings: in 1715 William Wybergh was kidnapped by Scottish soldiers and, on 17 December 1745, the building was occupied and plundered shortly before the Battle of Clifton Moor, the last military engagement fought on English soil.