Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 6 

Meetings held from 4th July 1849 - 24th/25th/26th July 1849

[141]
Meeting held on 4th July, l849

Captain Kennedy P.L.I. attended.
The register book was signed from No. 10480 to No. ______
The outdoor relief register was signed from No.21443 to No. 21575.

State of the workhouse for week ending 30th June, 1949.

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2250

Admitted during the week

100

Discharged during the week

96

Died

26

Remaining on above date

2381

Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

8602

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

19975

[142]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

922

13

1
Paid during the week

743

6

1
The balance in favour of the guardians

292

9

7
Government loan

775

0

0
Rates collected and lodged

147

13

1
Rates remaining

4452

12

0
[143]
Cost of provisions and necessities received

147

8

2 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

153

9

0
General average cost of an inmate

1

2

1/2
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

590

4

8
[144] Clothing Account

s

d
Michael Woods, salary
as shoemaker to the 22nd June


3


2


8
Establishment Account
James D. Lysaght, printing

3

0

0
James Menzies, insurance, Lahinch

5

0

0
Robert Weldon, salary to 30th June

3

0

0
Pat Fitzgerald, conveyance

5

0

0
Michael Kean, salary

20

0

0
Thomas Studdert, levy

5

8

2
Cholera Expenses

s

d
Margaret Gallaher, nurse at Ennistymon

3

0

0
Work House Invoice Account
Patrick Keating, rice

8

15

0
Out Door Relief Invoice Account
Michael Mc Namara, Indian meal

150

0

0
Bannatyne & Son, Indian meal

450

0

0

[145]
Medical Report:
In the week ending 30th of June, we had new cases of fever 16, dysentery and diarrhea 9, measles 24, cholera 3, other disease, anasarca 5. Died in the week, fever 6, dysentery and diarrhea 4, measles 8, cholera 2, anasarca 1. Remaining under treatment, infirmary 86, fever hospital 43. We have a great many cases of measles at Lahinch House. Sandfield is healthy.
                                                                Charles Finucane M.D.

[146]   
Read sealed order authorising outdoor relief to all classes until the 31st day of July.
The following letters from the P.L.C. were read.

Read commissioners' letter:
- 27th June, l849, directing notice to be given to the treasurer when rates are made relative to the rate in aid.
- 29th June, l849, intimating that a requisition for 780 had been forwarded to the commissioner.
- 2nd July, l849, requiring the monthly collection of rates by 9th inst.
- requiring the return of a monthly liabilities by the l4th inst.
- 2nd July, l849, enclosing copy of a letter from George Green requesting outdoor relief and the commissioners' reply thereto.
[147]
- 2nd July, l849, about the collectors not making lodgments as appeared by minutes of proceedings of 21st ult.
- 3rd July, l849, enclosing queries to be answered by Mr. James Dixon as relief officer.

Resolved
that the clerk be directed to inform the commissioners that the vice guardians were unable to examine the indoor register in consequence of having the relieving officer engaged with the auditor in settling their accounts.
The master having applied for leave of absence it was ordered that he be allowed 4 days leave for the pupose of going to see how the workhouse books are kept in the Limerick Union.

[151]
Meeting held on 10th, 11th, 12th days of July 1849.

The register book was signed from No. 10480 to No. 10647.
The outdoor register was signed from No. 21576 to No. 21599.

State of the workhouse for week ending 7th July 1849.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided ----

Admitted during the week

68

Discharged during the week

97

Died

30

Remaining on above date

2322

Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

8714

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

20171

[152]
The clerk reported that the following collectors did not attend for settlement of their a/cs on Monday 9th inst Thomas Morony, John Cahill and James Leyden.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

881

14

2
Paid during the week

1093

12

8
The balance in favour of the guardians

80

11

1
Government advance

780

0

0
Rates collected and lodged

101

14

2
Rates remaining

--------

[153] Cost of provisions and necessities received 148 16 8 1/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

150

14

10 3/4
General average cost of an inmate

1

2
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

598

8

8 1/2
[154] Establishment Account
Alice O'Donnell, salary

5

0

0
Fergus Curtin, relieving officer,
salary to 25th March


28


0


0
Thomas Keane, salary to 7th inst.

4

10

0
Revd. A. Quinn, salary

10

0

0
John Murphy, as relieving officer

3

0

0
M. Hynes, salary as relieving officer,
to 25th March


25


0


0
R. Weldon, salary to 7th inst.

1

10

0
William Lawlor, tin work

3

15

0
Building, J. Herbert, Miltown

30

0

0
Thady O'Connor, conveyance

9

13

0
M. Morony, cholera expences

4

17

11
Martin Hill

25

6

0
James Harrison

2

7

11
M. Hennessy

1

15

0
M.Kean, cholera expenses

28

2

1
Workhouse Invoice Account
Michael Malone, turf

3

3

0
Thomas Kellaher, turf

1

4

4
Michael Liddy, milk

20

0

0
Pat Keating, rice

37

15

6
Pat Cuff, 20 and Hynes 20

40

0

0
Pat Lynch, meat

10

4

8
John Kennedy, turf

2

3

4
Clerk, petty cash

20

0

0
M. O'Brien

7

13

4
James Quinn

4

11

6
Out Door Relief Invoice Account
Michael McNamara, meal

170

0

0
J. Bannatyne and Son, meal

450

0

0

[155]
Medical Report
For the week ending Saturday the 7th, we had new cases of fever 8, dysentry and diarrhea 5, measles 6, small pox 1, cholera 3. The deaths for the same week, dysentry and diarrhea 3, measles 9, cholera 3, anasarca, pox, asthma 4, infants 2.
Total under treatment on Saturday in infirmary 76, fever hospital 43.
                                                                                Charles Finucane, M.D.
[156]
Read commissioners' sealed order
bearing date 28th day of July 1849 prescribing the form in which the "Rate in Aid" account is to be kept by the treasurer of the union.

Read commissioners' letter
- Of the 3rd of July- Queries to be answered about rates it made in June.
- Of the 3rd of July 1849 - forwarding sealed order about the Rate in Aid account.
- Of the 6th of July 1849 - intimating that a requisition had that day been forwarded to the commissariat for 750
- Of the 9th of July 1849 - intimating that Mr. Wilkinson was [sic] of opinion that the charges in Mr. Whitston's bill was professional.
- Of the 9th of July 1849 - approving of the appointment of Mr. William Cannon as valuator of this union at a remuneration of 250.
[157] - Of the 9th of July 1849 - requesting to know if the union accounts are yet prepared for audit.
- Annual report of the Cow Pock Institution, year ended 31st March 1849.

Resolved
- that the salary of Cornelius O'Sullivan, schoolmaster of the Miltown Auxiliary Workhouse, be reduced from 35 to 25 per annum with rations.
- that the commissioners be requested to appoint the Revd. Michael Connoly chaplain to the aux.workhouse at Sandfield at a salary of 20 per annum.
- that the clerk do post notices in the several electoral divisions of the union inviting tenders from persons desirous to contact with the vice guardians for conveyance of poor persons afflicted with fever to the Moymore Temporary Fever Hospital, such tenders to state the amount of each separate case and for those when two or more patients are carried from each electoral division, tenders to be considered on 28th inst.
[158]- that the clerk do summon the attendance of the several collectors at the board room upon Saturday the 14th inst. for the purpose of a further scrutiny of their collection books, the vice guardians observing with regret that those officers have failed in the due discharge of their duties and that the clerk do, at the same time, intimate the intentions of the vice guardians forthwith to place their bonds in their solicitors' hands for the purpose of issuing execution against them and their surities.
- that the clerk be directed to enquire from the clerk of the Limerick Union what amount of compensation was paid by the Limerick Board of Guardians to medical gentlemen in attendance on the cholera hospital of that city distinguishing Drs. from apothecaries.

Mr. Cannon, the lately appointed valuator of the union, having this day intimated to the vice guardians that he could not undertake the duty except on the terms that he be paid the amount remuneration agreed on for his services viz.- 250 by five instalments of 50 each on the completion of a fifth proportional part of the duty and to which the vice guardians see no reasonable objections,
[159]Resolved that the clerk be directed to enquire from the P.L.C. whether the vice guardians are privileged to make such payments keeping in view that Mr. Cannon is to be taken into surety in the sum of 500.

Resolved
that the tender of Mr. John Herbert be accepted for the removal of the hot plates at Lahinch for the sum of 34 10 0.
The porter of the parent house having applied for leave of absence for 4 days, it was ordered that it be granted.

[161]
Meetings held on the 17th, 18th and 19th days of July, 1849.
The register book was signed from no. 10648 to no. 10851.
The outdoor relief register was signed from no 21600 to no. 21816.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 14th July 1849

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided
[WH 900; Aux. WHS 1550; Permanent Fever Hosp. 50]

2500

Admitted during the week

176

Discharged during the week

119

Died

22

Remaining on above date

2357

Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

8615

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

19737

[162]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

891

4

3
Paid during the week

907

10

8
The balance in favour of the guardians

64

4

8
Government loan

750

0

0
Rates collected and lodged

141

4

3
Rates remaining

4209

13

7
[163] Clerk's account of petty disbursements

35

8

1 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities received

174

17

6
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

150

19

3
General average cost of an inmate

1

2

1/2
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

592

6

5 3/4
[164] Clothing Account
George Blackwell

50

0

0
Pat O'Dwyer

50

0

0
John Carmody

12

0

0
Establishment Account
Vice guardians, car hire to July 7th

20

10

3
Lancelot Hemsworth, salary to 25th

2

10

11
William Cahill, iron monger

20

0

0
Robert Weldon, salary to 14th July

1

10

0
John Healy, porter, Ballykeale

2

10

0
Burial account, Thady Flannagan

2

8

0
Pat Quinn, coffins

10

0

0
Garret Fitzgerald, salary relieving officer

5

5

0
H. Kean, school requisites

19

11

1
Cholera expenses
M. Kean, Ballyvaughan

17

17

3
John O'Hara, Kilfenora

2

0

0
Miltown hospital
Bridget O'Dea, nurse

4

15

10
Bridget Corry, nurse

4

10

0
Dr. Whitestone

5

0

0
Thomas Burke, porter

5

0

0
Clerk, petty cash

20

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Anne Donnellan, meal

19

1

4
Edward Comber, bread

5

12

2
Bridget Molony, bread

50

0

0
Pat Crowe, milk

50

0

0
Mal Hynes, bread

10

0

0
Pat Cuff, bread

10

0

0
Francis Hehir, milk

11

13

7
James Harrison, meal

4

7

1
E. O'Dwyer, groceries

20

0

0
Thady Flanigan

8

18

2
Patt Flanigan

9

7

0
Out Door Relief Invoice Account
Michael McNamara, meal

170

0

0
J. Bannatyne and Son, meal

450

0

0

[165]
Medical Report.
Admitted in week ended 14th, new cases fever 7, cholera 10, measles 6 , dysentry and diarrhea 11, asthma 2, in confinement 1, _____ 1, total 38. Died in the week ending 14th, fever 2, cholera 6, measles 6, 2 infants of convulsions. Remaining under treatment on the 14th in infirmary 80, fever hospital 35, total 115.
Lahinch house under treatment on the 14th measles 50, dysentry and diarrhea 10, total 60. The deaths for the week of measles and dysentery 3.
                                                                    Charles Finucane M.D.

[166]
Read commissioners' letter:
- Of the 12th July 1849 - intimating that a sum of 780 had been forwarded on the name of Captain Kennedy.
- Of the 12th July 1849 - about an offer made by Mr. Comerford in giving land free of rent attached to Ballykeale Workhouse.
[167]
The vice guardians having discovered that John Murphy, r.officer for Killonahan electoral division, had placed on his relief list persons possessed of property and that Michael Hynes R.O. for Burren and Carron Electoral Divisions had given rations to ablebodied persons for more days than they appeared at the working depot or on the stewards' books and, not having rendered a sufficient explanation to the vice guardians, it was resolved that the clerk do communicate with each of the r. officers requesting of them respectively to send in their resignations forthwith.
Information having reached the vice guardians that several paupers from the parent and auxiliary houses are in the habit of frequently absconding, it was resolved that the masters of the several houses shall at each board day forward a list of the paupers who have absconded in the preceeding week and that on discovery of each case - they cause information to be forthwith sworn before a magistrate and a warrant of arrest procured.

[168]Resolved
that the clerk do invite tenders for the supply of 35 tables and 70 forms for Ballykeale and Sandfield auxiliary workhouses according to the pattern to be seen at the workhouse-tenders to be considered on the 1st August.

Resolved
that the clerk do advertise for an assistant master for the parent house at a salary of 25 per annum with apartments and rations, the election to take place on the 2nd August.

[171]
At meetings on the 24th, 25th and 26th days of July 1849.

The register book was signed from no.10852 to no. 11034.
The outdoor relief register was signed from no. 21817 to no. 21841.
State of the workhouse for the week ending 21st July 1849

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2500

Admitted during the week

195

Discharged during the week

150

Died

23

Remaining on above date

2379

Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

8575

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

19662

[172] Clerk's Report.
The clerk has to report that in the treasurers a/c as furnished by him for week ended 14th inst. credit was given by mistake to Michael O'Brien, collector for Drumcreehy, for a sum of 39 13 4 which should have been credited to Michael Owens of Corofin. The clerk could not detect the error until the collectors' attendance on the 23rd.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

1912

3

11
Paid during the week

998

0

9
The balance in favour of the guardians

978

7

10
Government advance

578

0

0
Rates collected and lodged

334

3

11
Rates remaining

3875

9

8
[173] Clerk's account of petty disbursements

20

3

5 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities received

137

1

2 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

152

19

10 1/2
General average cost of an inmate

1

3

1/2
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

574

16

1 3/4
[174]
Clothing Account
Pat Cuff, shoes

50

0

0
Establishment Account
Anne Donnellan, repairs etc

7

17

10
Pat O'Neill, carpenting work

2

16

0
Thomas Kean, salary to 21st inst.

3

0

0
Robert Weldon, salary to 21st inst.

1

10

0
Thomas McMahon, balance of cash in his hand as on being dismissed from office handed to his sucessor.

4

3

2
Mort Culliny, salary to 25th March

7

10

0
Cornelius O'Brien, rent of Sandfield

31

10

0
Bridget Creagh, rent of auxiliary workhouse,
Lahinch

12

10

0
Henry Daly, salary

40

0

0
James Clancy

46

5

0
Anthony Considine

40

0

0
M. Kean, salary

35

0

0
Michael McNamara, salary

15

0

0
Clerk, petty cash

20

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Michael Fitzgerald, milk

23

19

7
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Michael McNamara, meal

160

0

0
Michael McNamara, meal

40

0

0
Bannatyne & Son

450

0

0

[175]
Medical Report.
In the week ended 21st - new cases fever 9, cholera 7, dysentry and diarrhea 12, measles 5, and 3 infants. Under treatment on Saturday, infirmary 84, fever hospital 21.
The Lahinch Houses are more healthy than they have been, Sandfield is quite healthy.
                                                                            Charles Finucane.

[176] Read commissioners' letter
- Of the 13th of July 1849 - requiring return of advances and balances against electoral divisions.
- Of the 18th of July 1849 - intimating that a sum of 798 had been forwarded in aid of the current expenditure.
- Of the 20th of July 1849 - requiring a return of the deaths of workhouse officers.
- Of the 20th of July 1849 - requiring the abstract forms 5A & B for the half year ended 29th September.
- Of the 20th of July 1849 - requiring a return of advances under the Temporary Relief Act 10 Cap7.
- Of the 20th of July 1849 - enclosing forms of a return to be filled up with particulars about rates and chargeability to each electoral divisions.
- Of the 21st of July 1849 - about accounts if disallowed by the auditor.
[177]- Of the 21st of July 1849 - Secretary, Education Office, acknowledging receipt of 19 11 1 for school requirements.
- Of the 23rd of July - sanctioning the appointment of Mr. James Dixon but requesting to know the amount of salary proposed to be given.
- Of the 23rd of July 1849 - about Messrs Morony, Cahill and Leydan not attending for settlement of their accounts.
- Of the 23rd of July 1849 - requiring to know upon what grounds the vice guardians propose reducing the salary of the schoolmaster at Miltown.
-Of the 23rd of July 1849 - about paying Mr. Cannon by instalments for valuing the union.
[178]
The master requires the following for the use of the workhouse -400 Glengarry caps for men, 200 for boys, 300 yards of cheque, 500 yards of Drogheda linen, 500 yards corduroy, 20 lbs of upper leather, 10 lb of insole leather, 2lb of wax, 4 lbs of steel tacks , 1400 nails, 10 lbs of hemp, 3 doz tips, 1200 needles, 12 large scissors, 2 doz thimbles, 2 doz shovels and handles and 50 stone of wool.
For Lahinch workhouse, 4 clothes horses, 40 yards of rope. Ballykeale workhouse, 1 ton of straw, 2lbs of turnip seeds, 100 platters , 200 saucepans.

Required for the fever hospital Moymore, fifty shifts, fifty chemises, 6 scrubbing brushes, 6 sweeping brushes and 1 popes head, ordered that the several requests be procured from the contractors.

Resolved
- that the clerk do take immediate steps to insure the auxiliary house at Sandfield and Gibson premises, as also the temporary fever hospitals at Moymore and Miltown Malbay.
- that 20 stretchers be procured from the Sandfield and Gibson auxiliary houses.
[179] - that the tenders be invited by handbills for drawing to the parent and auxiliary house at Ballykeale, the turf cut for each of these establishments, tenders to be considered on 2nd of August, the master tendering to undertake to deliver the entire quantity within 14 days.
- that the clerk do ascertain from Andrew Gardner of Ennis what charge he will make for repairing the pumps at the auxiliary workhouse and temporary fever hospital.
- that the clerk do invite tenders for setting 2 boilers at the temporary fever hospital Miltown Malbay, the boilers (now out of use) being supplied from the parent house, tenders to be considered on 9th August.- that a copy of the letter addressed to the vice guardians by Mr. Octavius O'Brien, the solicitor of Messrs Bannatyne and Son, be inserted on the minutes and that a copy be also forwarded to Mr. Cullinan the solicitor of the vice guardians for his advice and direction.

                                                                        47 Fleet Street Dublin
                                                                                21 July 1849.
Gentlemen,
A sum of 6298 8 8 1/2 up to the 25th March being due to Messrs Bannatyne of Ennis by the Ennistymon Union, I am directed by the gentlemen to ask you to give him a plea of confession or other security for that sum and which will carry interest, as it could not be expected that he would have outstanding such a sum except upon equitable terms.
                                                                            Octavius O'Brien.

Resolved
that the tenders of Martin Hill be accepted for the supply of straw to the Miltown Auxiliary Workhouse to the 29th Sept at 1 per ton.
Resolved that the tender of James Daley be accepted for the supply of oaten straw to the parent and auxiliary workhouse Lahinch until the 29th Sept at 1 per ton.
[180]
The vice guardians having received a letter from Mr. John O'Brien, M.P., dated 25th inst. complaining that a sufficient value of labour for the numbers employed was not to be seen at Kilfenora stone breaking depot,
Resolved that the superintendant of labour in that district be required to measure the stones broken, walls built and other works executed at the depot and report to the vice guardians at their meeting at Noughaville on the 31st ult. the result of his measurement with a view to discover whether the steward in charge is fulfilling his duty in requiring a fair days labour from each recipient of relief and to report generally on the conduct of the officers.

The vice guardians having seen in the annual report of the commissioners of Education for 1847 a recommendation that the minimum amount of salary to each teacher of the union workhouse National School be fixed at 30,
Resolved that the resolution of the vice guardians on the minutes of proceedings of 10th, 11th and 12th reducing the salary of Cornelius O'Sullivan from 35 to 25 be rescinded and that said salary be now fixed at 30 per annum.

Resolved
that the clerk do write a cautionary letter to the following collectors expressing the surprise of the vice guardians at the nonfulfillment of their promise to lodge a reasonable amount of the outstanding rates upon the 21st inst, John Cahill, Martin Hynes, Michael O'Brien, Michael Kerin, Daniel Considine, Mathew Hehir and at the same time to summon on the attendance of all the collectors at the board room on Wednesday the 30th inst. for the purpose of scrutinizing the collecting books.

Resolved
that the following letters be addressed to the Secretary of Education Office, Dublin.

Board room.
Ennistymon,
July 26th 1849.

Gentlemen,
[186] I am directed to report to you that a school for boys exceeding 300 in numbers has been, for nine months past, established under the national Board of Education at Miltown Malbay, one of the auxiliary houses of this union.
As your inspectors have not as yet visited or examined the progress of the boys at this school, the vice guardians deem it desirable to report officially to you that the school is in appropriate order that it may come under the immediate supervision of your officers.
                                                                                  Signed
                                                                                  Carrol Naish
                                                                                  M. Kean, Clerk of Union

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