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Parish Dole Balance Sheets

In this context the word Dole means a charitable money gift or provision of goods. The local charity committee will take what monies they currently have control over and allocate or ‘dole’ out money to those deemed most needy or deserving of such an act of charity. As well as money, the charity was often given in goods; eg: food, fuel, clothing or sometimes children's education.

SHELFANGER PARISH DOLE
BALANCE SHEET, 1893
£ s d £ s d £ s d
Balance in hand, Jan 1, 1893 10 17 0 | Poor rate 1 10 6
Rent of Allotments let to 20 Tenants, free of Rates, Tax and Tithe 20 15 0 | Surveyor's Rate' 0 13
| Land tax 0 18 11
Interest on Balance 0 2 6 | Tithe rate charge 3 12 4
| Printing (2 yrs) 0 11 0
| Gate mending 0 10 0
| ------------ 7 15 10½
| Given to 8 Widows and Old Persons over 80 for Fuel, Food, or Clothing 4 4 0
| Ditto to 37 Householders 12 0 6
| ------------ 16 4 6
| * Church Expenses 0 16 0
| * School 0 16 0
| * Pump Fund 0 16 0
| ------------ 2 8 0
| † Balance in hand, Dec. 31st, 1893 5 6
------------ | ------------
£31 14 6 | £31 14 6
------------ | ------------
* Being one half of the net Rent of old Town Land left by Roger Dale, and directed by Charity Commissioners’ Scheme of 1889, “to be applied by the Trustees at their discretion to any purpose for the General Benefit of the Parish of Shelfanger, or of the inhabitants thereof, subject to the approval of the said Commissioners.” This approval has been given. There is now £2 1 7 in the Pump Fund.
† It will be see that expenditure exceeds income £5 10 10½, again reducing Balance as resolved by Trustees.
E. CUPISS, PRINTER, THE WILDERNESS, DISS

SHELFANGER PARISH DOLE
BALANCE SHEET, 1896
£ s d £ s d £ s d
Balance in hand, Jan 1, 1896 2 15 | Poor rate 1 17 7
Rent of Allotments let to 21 tenants, free of Rates, Tax and Tithe 20 15 0 | Land tax 0 16 8
| Tithe rate charge 3 9 0
| Printing 0 5 0
| Gate mending 0 6 0
| Receipt book 0 3 0
| ------------ 6 17 3
| January 1896
| Given to 13 Widows and Old Persons over 80 for Fuel, Food, or Clothing 5 4 0
| Ditto to 29 Householders 6 10 6
| 11 14 6
| * School ................... 2 8 0
| Balance in hand, Dec. 31st, 1896 2 11
------------ | ------------
£23 10 | £23 10
------------ | ------------
* Being one half of the net Rent of old Town Land left by Roger Dale, and directed by Charity Commissioners’ Scheme of 1889, “to be applied by the Trustees at their discretion for any purpose for the General Benefit of the Parish of Shelfanger, or of the inhabitants thereof, subject to the approval of the said Commissioners.” The Parish Council having now taken over the repairs of the Pump, this money, with the sanction of the Commissioners has been given to the Parish School. The surplus of the Pump Fund, £3 11 10, was also given to the school.
E. CUPISS, PRINTER, THE WILDERNESS, DISS



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