The Overseers of the Poor Accounts for 1801-1802 show the following income from Doles:


Allerthrop Dale paid at Christmas and Whitsuntide 3s and 4d a Time


Sir William Anderson Dale paid at Christmas 3s. 4d.


Young Dale Paid by Thomas Boast 3s 4d Whitsuntide


Mr George Knottingham Dale paid out of the Fordale 10s. at Whitsuntide


Charity Commissioners, 1824

The following are from the 11th Report of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, page 727, (1824).


Sir Hugh Bethell’s alms-houses, founded by will, dated 1st August 1610. These consist of three very ancient dwellings. £20 per annum is divided among six almspeople, and there is an allowance to each of three chaldrons of coals.


William Bethell, Esq.'s charity, by will, proved at York 25th February 1696.  £1. 10s. per annum, to be given in bread weekly to such poor persons as have no relief from the Hospital.


Poor's Land. Twenty-one acres. Rent distributed.


Wood's dole, 3s. 4d. per annum.


Allerthorpe dole. 6s. 8d. per annum rent-charge on a cottage belonging to Mr. Hall, of York.


Payment by Mr. William Richardson. Rent-charge of 10s. per annum to the poor.


Payment by Mr. Thomas Boast. Rent-charge of 3s. 4d. per annum to the poor.


Charity Papers 1878

TNA Ref: CHAR 2/329

These papers provide a little more detail on the Almshouses:

"Sir Hugh Bethell by his will dated 1 Aug 1610. In his will he talks about poor people being placed in his Almshouse (indicating it was already built). The Almshouse was a very ancient building (in 1873), containing 3 dwellings, one of them inhabited by a man and his wife, and the other two each by two poor women (i.e. a total of 6 persons). The Almspeople are placed there by the agent of Mr W. Bethell, the successor to Hugh Bethell. The six poor share £20/year, [ie £3 6s 8d/year, or a little over 1s 3d / week] and have 3 chaldrons of coal annually."