I've perused your Alderson information at length - I was very interested in it as I have many Aldersons from Swaledale in my tree.However, I can't immediately find a connection with my lot:
My grandmother's grandmother (my 2nd great grandmother) was Hannah Alderson - b 1859 in Ravonseat, Muker.
Her parents were James Alderson, Born Hilltop, Birkdale, Muker before 1820, and Elisabeth Scott, born 1831 in Thwaite.They had additional children Christopher, Ralph, James, Jemima, John, George, and another James, between 1859 and 1879.
Parents of James Alderson were Christopher Alderson, born around 1789 at Birkdale, Muker, and Jemima Metcalfe, born 1787 in Mossdale, Wensleydale.They had additional children Christopher, Alice, Jane, Charles, Elizabeth, Betty and John.
Parents of Christopher Alderson were James Alderson born about 1732, and Alice, born about 1741, who were married at Muker.
As I said, I couldn't see any immediate connection, but as with all Swaledale families, they are bound to be connected somehow!
I can shed some light on the Bible though.Lord Wharton left a considerable sum of money (in his will I think) to educate the children of Swaledale in religious matters - every child who could learn and recite several specific prayers and sections of the bible were presented with their own copy.My grandmother has one.I'm not sure whether this still goes on today or not.