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DEWHURST of Wilpshire (Blackburn)
Posted by: Theresa Dewhurst Date: October 12, 1998 at 20:41:03
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From "History of Blackburn Town and Parish" by Wm. Alexander Abram, pub 1877 in Blackburn by JG&J Toulmin.
Chapter Title: "DEWHURST family of Wilpshire"

Dewhurst of Dewhurst in Wilpshire, &c.
William Dewhurst and Oliver Dewhurst, both of Wilpshire, paid the Subsidy levy in 1523.
John Dewhurst of Dewhurst in Wilpshire (names in the visitation of 1613) by a daughter of Isherwood of Shorrock-hey in Pleasington, had a son William.
William Dewhurst of Dewhurst occurs in 1568, and was assessed for lands in Wilpshire to a subsidy in 1570. He died about 1592, having given 20s. to Blackburn Grammar School. By Elizabeth his wife, daughter of ___ Aspinall of Standen, he had a son John.

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