Askrigg Benevolent Society

This was set up in 1809 to help care for those in need. It was rather like an insurance and initially had 25 members who payed 3/6 per quarter, then if sick, would receive 7shillings per week for a time. It also paid death benefits and helped families who might be struggling to eg.pay for the funeral.

The society is still in existence and is more commonly known as The Askrigg Friendly Society.

The record begins in 1862 and entries include name of deceased, date of death, residence and notifier/relationship. From 1877, age at death and cause of death are also recorded.

Most names have obvious Askrigg and area connections. Others have residences listed elsewhere, but probably (I've not checked) upper dale roots.

A few examples - but do contact me if you think there might be someone whose name I can check for you.

  Name dod died at       notifier relationship  
Matthew Clapham 21/8/1862 Appersett     Richard Clapham brother  
John Trotter 15/06/1863 Askrigg     Richard Trotter father  
Jeffrey Dinsdale 3/10/1863 Askrigg     James Metcalfe guardian of the poor  
Ann Miller 19/2/1864 Yore Mill     John Miller husband  
Peter Storey 25/11/1865 Railway Terrace, New Shildon     Elenor Storey wife  
William Banks 25/4/1867 Wensley     Mary Banks wife  
Anthony Winnington 31/7/1867 Burnley     Christiana Winnington wife  
Alexander Tiplady 19/12/1868 Darlington   typhoid fever 6wks Francis Tiplady brother  
Mary Fawcett 7/6/1872 Mile House     Richard Fawcett husband  
John Dinsdale 17/3/1876 Grinton     Sarah Ellen Dinsdale wife  
James Crookey Graham 18/5/1877 Padiham 68 paralysis old age       chapel keeper
Margaret Kirkbride 17/5/1878 Mill House, Askrigg 38 enteric fever 27 days Thomas Kirkride wife Thomas lab
Christopher Caygill 5/8/1879 Newbiggin 25 septicemia 7 days       farm serv
Robert Robinson 28/1/1880 Luggas House 69 laryngitis exhaustion       farmer
Edward Mudd 22/10/1881 Marsett 87 old age George Coates grandson farmer
Mary Milner 14/11/1883 Thornton Rust 29 cold aftr confinement John Milner wife of mason
Sarah Elizabeth Little 30/4/1886 East Mill, Askrigg 30 childbirth 1day, hemorrhage Simpson   wife of farmer
John Preston 11/12/1888 Askrigg 31 congestion of brain       cattle dealer
Anne Webster 11/1/1896 Stalling Busk 74 senile decay George   wife of farmer
Margaret Weatherald Thompson 7/10/1899 Askrigg 70 senile decay Robert   wife of farmer retired

Report
Of the
ASKRIGG BENEVOLENT CLOTHING SOCIETY,
FOR 1863.
Established, April, 1860, for the benefit of poor Labourers
And Artisans.

 

£

S

D

 

£

S

D

Subscriptions

18

16

0

T. Little’s Bill for Clothing

37

14

10

Money deposited by members

18

16

5

Money returned to members and relatives of deceased members with interest

0

9

3

Interest from the Bank

0

12

6

 

 

 

 

Balance from last year

0

0

10

Balance on hand

0

1

8

 

38

5

0

 

38

5

9

 

List of Subscriptions
For the year ending November, 1863.

Rev. John and Mrs Metcalfe, Ings House

10

10

0

Miss Metcalfe, Grenada Hall

1

10

0

Right Hon, Lord Wensleydale

1

1

0

Right Hon. Lord Wharncliffe

1

1

0

Rev. James Metcalfe

1

0

0

Rev. R. Wood, junior, Wood Hall Park

1

0

0

J.T. Wharton, Esq

1

0

0

Mrs Scarr, Hawes

0

10

0

Mrs Cockbone, Bainbridge

0

5

0

Mr. Sykes, Askrigg

0

5

0

Mr. T. Little, Askrigg

0

3

0

Mrs. Sykes, Askrigg

0

2

6

Mrs. Daykin

0

2

6

Mrs. W. Thwaite

0

2

6

Mr. R. Mason

0

1

6

Mrs R. Mason

0

1

0

Mrs. E. Mason

0

1

0

 

18

16

0

The Subscription Book is kept at Mrs. E. Mason, Askrigg, who
Kindley undertakes the management of the Society on behalf of

Mrs. Metcalfe, of Ings House, Hawes.