In feudal times the peasants were bound to the lord of the manor, but at least they were protected and looked after. Often they had to depend on charity. One charity was the Poynton Dole. It was a charitable bequest from Robert Poynton. In 1810 records state: To distribute on every St.Thomas' Day amongst the poor of Ulley.
Robert Poyntons wife also set up a charity for taking care of the widows of Ulley and Treeton
More details of
- Elizabeth Poynton's Charity 1899-1948
- Robert Poynton's Charity 1911-1948
Poynton Avenue in Ulley was named after the Poynton's, who were well known in Treeton and Ulley.