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DEWHURST of Beardwood Green #1
Posted by: Theresa Dewhurst Date: October 13, 1998 at 11:26:41
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This too comes from the book "History of Blackburn Town and Parish" by Wm. Alexander Abram, pub 1877 Blackburn, by JG&J Toulmin.
Chapter titled "Families of Lesser Gentry and Yeomen"
Dewhurst of Beardwood Green and Billinge Carr.
The Dewhursts were copyholders in Blackburn Township. William Dewhurst of Beardwood Green, a first Governor of the Grammar School in 1567, by a copy of Court Roll of Clitheroe, dated May 25, 26 Eliz. (1583-4), was entitled to a messuage and 34 1/4 acres of land in Blackburn. He had a son and heir, John, and a younger son Roger was born in 1568, who had a son Thomas born in 1608, died in 1625.
John Dewhurst of Blackburn, a copyholder in 1617, by the Decree for the enclosure of Waste Lands in Blackburn was awarded for his 34 1/4 acres customary measure 17 acres of waste. He died in July 1626. He had, I think, sons John & James - the latter died in Oct 1603.
John Dewhurst the father was a juror at the Parliamentary Survey of 1650.


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