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.