Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 7 

Meetings held from 10th October 1849 - 31st October 1849

[1]
Meeting held on Wednesday the 10th day of October 1849
The register book was signed from No. 13198 to No. -----
The outdoor relief register was signed from No. 22408 to No. -----
R. M. Lynch, P.L.I., and H. H. Briscoe, P.L.I., attended.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 6th Oct.18
Number of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2723

[WH 900; Aux. WHS.1530; Permanent Fever Hosp. 50]
Admitted during the week

18

Discharged during the week

78

Died

28

Remaining on the above date

2723

[WH 871; Aux WHS. 819; Permanent Fever Hosp. 33]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

3590

Destitute persons including applicant and family

8420

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

s

d
Received during the week

515

16

11
[Government advance

400

0

0]
Paid during the week

352

7

5
Balance in favour of the guardians

236

11

4
Rates collected and lodged

584

6

7
Rates remaining

1728

7

2
[3] Cost of provisions and necessities received

127

9

6
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

134

8

7 1/2
General average cost of an inmate 11 1/4
Total expenditure in out door relief

177

9

3 1/2
[4] Workhouse Invoice Account

s

d
Bannatyne and Son

100

0

0
Out-Door Relief Invoice Account
J.N. Russell and Son

183

2

6

[5]Medical Report
There were 33 patients in fever hospital on Saturday last and 62 in infirmary, fever and dysentery on the increase and both of rather a fatal character. During the week ending Saturday last there were 14 deaths in parent house, 4 dysentery, 4 fever, 2 of diarrhea, 1 measles, 1 of severe burns, 1 of asthma and one of dropsical affection. 11 died at Lahinch Auxiliary principally of dysentery, diarrhea and malignant sore throat setting in after measles, 2 children died at Sandfield. 
                                                                James Shannon M.D.

Cost of Fever Hospitals for the week ended 6th October.

Miltown

5.

3.

2
average cost including officers' rations

2.

1
Moymore

6.

10.

11 1/2
average cost including officers' rations

1.

8

[6] The following letters were read and orders given thereon.
- 4th October 1849, enclosing copy of a memorial from Mr. McGuire about payment for flags supposed to be delivered by him with a copy of the Commissioners' reply.
- 5th October 1849, enclosing copy of a memorial from Bridget Honan for the amount due her late husband.
- 5th October 1849, requesting to know of the necessary accounts have been opened in the treasurer's "rate in aid a/c book".
- Sir Lucius O'Brien, 6th October 1849, intimating that he would act as ex-officio guardian in the union under
[7] the 12th Vic. Cap. 104. The vice guardians having proceeded to elect [a] relieving officer for the electoral division of Burren and Carron and Kilonahan and the several candidates having been duly examined it was resolved that John Hanlon be appointed to the electoral divisions of Burren and Carron at a salary of 45 per annum and Patrick Mulqueney for the electoral division of Killonahan at a salary of 25 per annum - subject to the approval of the Commissioners. 
The respective candidates applying for the situation of assistant schoolmaster for the Miltown Malbay school having been examined it was resolved that Thomas Lysaght be appointed at a salary of 20 per annum with an apartment and rations.


[1]
Meeting held on Wednesday the 17th October 1849.
H.H.Briscoe Esq., P.L.I., attended. 
The register book was signed from No. 13199 to No. 13208.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 13th Oct.1849
Number of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2584

[WH.900; Aux WHS.1530; Permanent Fever Hosp.50]
Admitted during the week

6

Discharged during the week

126

Died

18

Remaining on the above date

2584

[WH.832; Aux WHS.1706; Permanent Fever Hosp.46]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2869

Destitute persons including applicant and family

6990

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

s

d
Received during the week

318

1

6
Paid during the week

246

7

10
Balance in favour of the guardians

408

5

0
Rates collected and lodged

584

6

7
Rates remaining

1728

7

2
[3] Cost of provisions and necessities received

110

9

8
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

104

18

6
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/2
Total expenditure in out door relief

147

8

8 1/4
[4]
Establishment Account

s

d
Michael Morgan, smithwork, Ballykeale

2

7

6
Dr. Finnucane, 1/4 salary

12

10

0
Emigration Expenses

s

d
Dr. Finnucane for defraying to Plymouth

40

0

0
Medical Relief
Dr. Armstrong, cholera attendance

10

10

0
Dr. Costello, attendance

20

6

0
Michael Flynn

11

2

8
Workhouse Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne and Son

40

0

0
Out-Door Relief Invoice Account
J.N. Russell

169

18

1

[5]
Medical Report
On Saturday last there were 78 patients in infirmary and 42 in fever hospital. During the week there were 17 new cases of fever of which disease 5 died. 2 died of dysentery and one of diarrhea in the house; 6 died at Lahinch Infirmary of measles, dysentery and diarrhea, and 4 died at Sandfield.
                                                                                    James Shannon M.D.

[6]
The letters of the poor law Commissioners and others were read and orders given thereon.
- 10th. October 1849, enclosing queries to be answered by Mr. M. Kenny, lately appointed poor rate collector.
- 10th. October 1849, enclosing amended forms of contracts and bonds.
- 10th. October 1849, intimating that the advances would be ascertained to the respective electoral divisions up to 29th September on being furnished with the amount chargable to each electoral division.
- 12th. October 1849, authorizing the returning officer to employ assistance if absolutely necessary for the completion of the election.
- 15th. October 1849, returning leaf of the minutes for the correction.
[7] - 15th. October 1849. About payment of 2.2.0 to Dr. Finnucane for inspection of the emigrant girls.

Resolved
- that the Commissioners be informed in reply to their communication of this date that Dr. Finucane was directed by the clerk on the authority of Captain Kennedy to inspect the several girls selected by Lieut. Henry from Ennistymon, that those girls were at this time dispersed in the several auxiliary houses of Ballykeale, Sandfield and Miltown Malbay, that Dr. Finucane proceeded to the several auxiliary houses to make his inspection before the vice guardians had received any intimation of Captain Kennedy's directions - that had Captain Kennedy conferred with the vice guardians they would have directed the better arrangement of ordering in the girls from the several auxiliary work houses - but as Dr. Finucane (acting on the message he received) had travelled 7 miles to part of the auxiliary houses and having furnished a bill for 3 guineas to the vice guardians as compensation for his extra time, expenses, and labour, the vice guardians deemed that he was entitled to be paid the sum of 2.2.0 as ordered for him on the minutes of the board's proceedings.

- 15th. October 1849, about employing the master of the Sandfield Auxiliary Workhouse in bringing up arrears in the work house books.
[8] Resolved
-
that the Commissioners be informed that Mr. Reynolds was recently employed by the vice guardians to bring up the arrears in the relief list which had not been entered up from the 25th. March last but he left the union in a day or two after his arrival and, before he had done anything towards bringing up the arrears, the vice guardians were obliged therefore to transfer the services of Mr. Lysaght, assistant master at Sandfield to assist in the master's office at the relief list without any additional remuneration beyond his salary as assistant master - Mr. Lysaght has since been appointed assistant schoolmaster at the Miltown Malbay Auxiliary Workhouse, but will not enter on his duties until the relief list is completed.

- 15th October 1849, queries to be answered by Mr. John Hanlon and Mr. Mulqueeney, lately appointed relieving officers.
- 15th October 1849, queries to be answered by Mr. Lysaght, appointed assistant schoolmaster at Miltown Auxilary Workhouse.
- 16th October 1849, enclosing copy of a communication from Messrs. Bannatyne & Son about the debt due them, with the Commissioners' reply thereto.
- 16th October 1849, about an error in the case of Mary Jourdan having received relief for a longer period than was sanctioned by the vice guardians.

The vice guardians having taken into consideration the appointment of a matron for the Lahinch Auxiliary Workhouse in the stead of Mrs. Griffin who had been removed to Sandfield Auxiliary,
Resolved that Mrs. Margaret Edwards be taken on trial for two weeks and if, at the expiration of that time, the vice guardians find her competent to discharge the duties, that she be returned as matron salary 15 per annum with the usual rations and an apartment.

Resolved
that tender of Maurice Welsh be accepted for the supply of 300 pairs of mens' shoes at 2/10 and 200 womens' at 2/2 per pair of various sizes.


[1] Meeting held on Wednesday the 24th of October 1849
.

The register book was signed from No. 13209 to No. 13329.
The outdoor relief register was signed from No. 22408 to No. ----

State of the workhouse for the week ending 20th Oct.1849
Number of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2603

[WH.900; Aux.WHS.1700; Permanent Fever Hosp.50]
Admitted during the week

106

Discharged during the week

71

Died

16

Remaining on the above date

2603

[WH.802; Aux.WHS.1753; Permanent Fever Hosp.48]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2837

Destitute persons including applicant and family

7010

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

s

d
Received during the week

1131

2

10
Paid during the week

406

14

1
Balance in favour of the guardians

1132

13

9
Rates collected and lodged

1080

0

0
Rates remaining

15200

7

2
[3] Total expenditure in out door relief

148

3

10
[4] Clothing Account

s

d
Pat Lynch, wool

30

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Francis Hehir, milk

27

8

3
J.N. Russell

14

5

0
Pat Cuff, bread

30

0

0
M. Hynes, bread

20

0

0
J. Bannatyne and Son

40

0

0
Out-Door Relief Invoice Account
J.N. Russell

139

3

6

[5]
Medical Report
On Saturday last there were 87 in infirmary and 48 in fever hospital. During the week we had 16 new cases of fever of which disease one died. 3 died of measles, 1 of dysentery, 1 of dropsy, 1 of apoplexy and 5 of diarrhea. In all 12 deaths in the house. Four died at Lahinch, 2 of measles, 1 of dysentery and one of diarrhea. One died at Sandfield.
                                                            James Shannon. M.D.

Cost of fever hospitals for the week

Moymore

6.

14.

0 3/4
Average cost including officers' rations

1.

7 1/2
Miltown

4.

17.

4 3/4
Average cost including officers’ rations

1.

10 1/4

[6] The following letters were Read and orders given thereon.
- 18th October 1849, about the copy of the collections balance sheets not having been forwarded regularly.
- 20th October 1849, enclosing copy of a memorial from Thomas Clanchy for balance of account due him.
- 23rd October 1849, enclosing copy of a communication from Patrick Rafferty praying to be allowed out door relief with the Commissioners' reply thereto.
- 19th October 1849, relative to the collectors bonds with balances sheets in duplicate.

[7] Resolved that the tender of Patt Flanigan for the supply of turf to the workhouse be accepted at 9 3/4d per box tothe 25th. March, 1850.
Resolved that the tender of Patt Reynolds be accepted for the conveyance of stones to the Sandfield Auxiliary Workhouse for erection of a boundary wall at 11d per ton.Mr. Bannatyne having attended at the boardroom and carried three writs and notices to be served on the vice-guardians and clerk for the sum of 6575.14.2 for supplies of meal to 25th. March last,
Resolved that that the writs and notices be forwarded to Mr. Cullinan with directions that he take the necessary steps [for the] protection of the union.

[1]
Meeting held on the 31st. of October, 1849
.

H.H. Briscoe, P.L.I. was present.
The register book was signed from No. 13330 to No. 13499.
The outdoor relief register was signed from No. 22408 to No. _____.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 27th October 1849:
Number of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2719

[WH.900; Aux.WHS.1700; Permanent Fever Hosp.30]
Admitted during the week

179

Discharged during the week

44

Died

19

Remaining on the above date

2719

[WH.885; Aux.WHS.1782; Permanent Fever Hosp.52]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2668

Destitute persons including applicant and family

6640

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

s

d
Received during the week

1262

7

3
Paid during the week

1003

1

7
Balance in favour of the guardians

1391

19

5
Rates collected and lodged

1257

7

3
Rates remaining

13942

19

11
[3] Cost of provisions and necessities received

93

11

0 1/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

121

19

1 1/4
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/2
Total expenditure in out door relief

130

0

0

Clerk's Report
Mr. Hynes, the R. officer for the Burren division did not forward his accounts for settlement for week ended 27th.inst.

[4] Clothing Account

s

d
Payment of sundry clothing account

18

7

1
Establishment Account
J. F. Blake, advertisments

4

15

0
Michael Considine, lime

3

7

4
Pat Gately, repairs

6

13

5
Michael Herbert, repairs

4

16

0
Daniel Shine, sundries

4

10

2
Peter Blake, repairs

4

2

4
J. D. Lysaght, printing

4

0

0
Wm. Anderson, brushes

6

6

0
Mrs T. Morony, stables

5

0

0
Payment of sundry expenses bills

75

0

0
D. Leydan

4

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Cullinan

30

0

0
John O'Loughlin, pepper

4

16

4
Anne Donnolan

3

16

10
Michael Kennedy, turf

8

11

1
Payment of sundry invoice bills

20

17

16
J. N. Russell, meal

146

16

10
Pat Cuff, bread

30

0

0
J. Bannatyne and Son

30

0

0
B. Molony, bread

50

0

0
Out-Door Relief Invoice Account
Edward O'Dwyer, rice

4

4

9
Pat Quinn

6

18

0
John Carmody

6

18

0
Thomas Russell

5

10

0
Rev. John Sheehan

60

0

0
Rev. John Mc Mahon

10

0

0
Pat Quinn

16

5

10
John Kelly

11

11

6
Mary Moran

50

0

0
Michael Kerin

1

9

2
Mat Culliny

1

5

0
Alice O'Donnell

7

10

0
Medical Relief
Pat O'Dwyer

3

1

9
John O'Loughlin

4

3

3
Anne Donnolan

3

4

8
Mary Brennan

3

6

8
Michael Kean, porter

3

10

10
Pat Lynch

4

10

1
Anne Donnolan

3

9

10
Payment of sundry medical relief bills

36

3

0
C. Naish

35

12

3
James Ward

45

17

9
C. Sullivan

17

10

0
M. Kerin

45

0

0
M. Kerin

178

2

6
William Cannon

50

0

0
John Herbert

50

0

0
John Mc Beath

40

0

0
M. Liddy

60

0

0
T. Hehir, milk

10

3

1
Mary Lynch

5

2

11
P. Lynch

40

0

0
P. Flannagan

10

0

0
M. Hynes

30

0

0
R. Reynolds

15

0

0
James Dixon

10

0

0
Wm. Lawlor

7

18

4
M. Talbot

50

0

0
W. Cahill

50

0

0
Ellen Sexton

4

0

0
Michael Gutherie

5

0

0
M. Owens

50

0

0
M. Kerin

25

0

0
M. Kerin

15

2

2
J. Mc Carthy

60

0

0
D. Considine

40

0

0
M. Hynes

20

0

0
T. Hogan

20

0

0
Thomas Cahill

15

0

0
Anne Donnollan

50

0

0
T. Horken

6

0

0
E. Comber

25

0

0
Mary Kerin

25

0

0
M. Hill

20

0

0
Dr. Costello

3

17

0
M. Touhy

15

0

0
George Blackwell

30

13

9
Pat O'Dwyer

27

7

4
Anne Donnollan

23

18

9

[5] Master's Report
Cost of the fever hospitals for the week.

Moymore 6. 12. 0 1/4
average cost including officers' rations 1. 8
Miltown 4. 15. 5
average cost including officers' rations 1. 10

[6]
The following letters were read and orders given thereon:
- 22nd. October 1849, circular about the rate in aid a/c.
- The Secretary, C.B.H., 23rd. October 1849, requiring a return about payments to medical officers for attendance at cholera hospital.
- 23rd. October 1849, memorial of Patrick Rabbat applying for out door relief.
- 24th. October 1849, approving of the appointment of Mr.Thomas Lysaght as assistant schoolmaster at Miltown.
Salary 20 per annum.
- 24th. October 1849, approving of the appointment of Mr. John Hanlon as R. officer at 45 per annum.
- 24th. October 1849, approving of the appointment of Mr.Kenny as collector. Remuneration, 1/0 on the .
[7] - 25th. October 1849, memorial of Patrick Rabbat for out door relief.
- 25th October 1849, enclosing copy of a communication from Dr. Costello about an increase of salary for attendance at temporary fever hospital Miltown.
- 26th October 1849, about the treasurer not forwarded [sic] the ...... of the rate received to the credit of the paymaster of civil services.
- 27th October 1849, requesting the vice guardians' reply to letter of 10th inst. about boundary wall at Sandfield.
- 27th October 1849, intimating that alteration can be made in the rate books previous to signature.
- 26th October 1849, with memorial from James McCarthy praying for relief.
- 29th October 1849, about the bringing up of the arrears in the master books and that the expenses should be charged to the master
Resolved
-
That in consequence of the inmates of the BallykealeAuxiliary Workhouse having increased from 240 to 500 some months past that the medical officers' salary be increased from 30 to 40 per annum.
[8]
- That the following dietary be adopted for the use of the sick inmates as submitted by the medical officer subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners,
Admission Diets:

No. 1. 2 oz of bread and one quart of whey.
No. 2. 4 oz of bread, 1 qt. whey and one quart of barley water daily.

The barley water to be made with half a pound of pearl barley one quarter of a pound of sugar to one gallon of water. The tea and soup to be made according to the form given in the Poor Law Commissioners' order of the fifth of February 1849.

No. 3. Eight ounces of bread, one oz of rice and one quart of milk daily.
No. 4. Twelve oz of bread, 2 oz of rice, 3 pints of milk daily.
Middle diets.
No. 5. Breakfast 4oz bread, 1/2 pint tea.
Dinner 4 oz bread, 1 pint soup.
Supper 4 oz bread, 1 pint milk.
No. 6. Breakfast 4 ozs bread, and 1 pint tea.
Dinner 8 oz bread, 1 pint soup.
Supper 4 oz bread, 1 pint milk.
No. 7. 4 oz bread, 1/2 pint tea
Dinner 6 oz bread, 4 oz meal, 1 pint soup.
4 oz bread, 1/2 pint milk.
No. 8. 6 oz bread, 1 pint tea.
Dinner, 8oz bread, 6 oz meal, one pint soup.
Supper 4 oz bread, and 1 pint milk.

[9]
Mr. Michael Kerin having tendered his resignation as collector,
Resolved
- That it be accepted. The clerk having submitted the rate book for the electoral division of Ennistymon.
- That a rate be this day signed at 6/8 in the pound on the net annual value which was accordingly done.
- That Patrick Brew be appointed superintendant of labour protem at a salary of 10 per annum, Mr. John Hanlon having been appointed relieving officer in the Burren electoral division. Mrs. Edwards having resigned the appointment of matron of the auxiliary workhouse at Lahinch where she had been appointed on probation,
- That Miss Anne Sproule a former candidate be taken on probation for a fortnight in her stead.

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