Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 8

Meetings held from 9th April 1850 - 25th May 1850

[51] Meeting held on the 9th April, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 6th April 1850
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

85

Discharged during the week

15

Died

26

Remaining on above date

2699

[WH 900; Aux. WHS 1740; P.F.H. 59]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1718

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

4465

[52]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been



s


d
Received during the week

232

10

0
Paid during the week

299

4

9
Balance in favour of the guardians

18

5

2
Rates collected and lodged

232

10

0
Rates remaining

6313

15

7
[53] Cost of provisions and necessities received

112

19

11 1/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

119

9

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

80

6

10 3/4

[55] Medical Report
In the week ended Saturday 6th April there were 152 under medical treatment in infirmary and infirm wards and 59 in fever hospital. We had 15 deaths in the house, 7 of dysentry, 1 diarrhea, 1 measles, 1 dropsy, 1 anasarca and a child died suddenly in probationary ward and 3 of fever. 5 died at Lahinch, 3 of dysentry, 2 of diarrhea and 2 children at Sandfield.
                                                                                James Shannon, M.D.
[56]
The following letters from the P.L.C.'s and others were read.
- 2nd April 1850, copy of a letter from Mr. Daly relieving officer respecting chargeability of paupers etc. with commissioners' reply thereto.
- 2nd April 1850, requiring a return of persons relieved in and out of the workhouse on the last day of February distinguishing males from females.
- Requiring a return of the total number of tenements in the union rated above the respective amounts of 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50.
- 2nd April 1850, requiring the expenses of the election of guardians for the present year.
[section not legible]
[57]
It having been proposed that Cornelius O'Brien Esq. be elected chairman for the ensuing 12 months, carried unanimously.
Proposed that Francis M. Calcutt Esq. be elected vice chairman, carried unanimously.
Proposed that Andrew Lysaght Esq. be elected deputy vice chairman, carried unanimously.
Resolved
- That Mr. Donald Kean act as clerk during the illness of Mr. Kean, clerk of the union, who is in fever.
John O'Dwyer gave notice of motion that he would on this day fortnight move the board to rescind the contract entered into for perfecting a certain drain leading from the workhouse and have same readvertised for. Michael Kenny gave notice of motion that he would on this day fortnight move that the Miltown Malbay Fever Hospital be reopened.
- That in as much as Mr. Poulet Scrope has given notice of motion to enquire into the state of certain distressed unions in Ireland that we forward a petition to the House of Commons praying that such inquiry be granted with respect to the Ennistymon Union and that a copy of this
[58] resolution be forwarded Mr. Scrope.
- That Thomas Stack, John Donnollan and Peter O'Loughlin do form a committee to enquire into the state of our burial ground and to report therein with a view of making such suggestion as they may see fit.
- That the proceedings instituted by this board against C. O'Brien Esq. be abandoned and that our collector be directed to distrain the lands on which the rates are due.
- That the commissioners be requested to order elections for the divisions of Kilfenora and Clohanes for which there were not any nominations received.
- That the following guardians - Capt. McNamara, Mr. Calcutt, Burdett Morony, Mr. Kenny, Mr. O'Dwyer, and Mr. Stack be a committee to report to the board.....23rd. April the rates necessary to be struck......
[59] - That the following be a visiting committee for the parent house, Capt. McNamara, Mr. Stack and Peter O'Loughlin.
For Miltown House, Mr. Kenny, Mr. B. Morony, Mr. F.G. Morony and Mr. Donnollan.
For Ballykeale House - Mr. John O'Dwyer.
For Lahinch House - John Rynn.
For Sandfield and Moymore - Mr. O'Loughlin Mr. Considine and Mr. John McNamara. The chairman to be on all committees.
- That in as much as we are indebted to Messers Bannatyne and son for meal delivered since February 9th. ultimo, in the sum of 713.9.9 and unable to discharge said debt, that interest at the rate of 5 per cent be allowed on said sum until same shall be discharged and that no cheque be issued except for current expenses until said demand be liquidated Mr. Bannatyne having agreed to enable the guardians to keep the house supplied during the current week,
- That the process of Mr. Hynes' suit for 10.4.6 1/2 served on the board be defended by Mr. Cullinan.
The board proceeded to consider tenders for turf for Miltown Aux. Workhouse when Michael Quinn's tender was accepted at 3 3/4 d per box.
Resolved that the contract for best Irish soap be annulled and that fresh tenders be advertised for.
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[60] Resolved that the returning officers be compelled to attend each Wednesday at 11 o'clock a.m. at the boardroom for the purpose of submitting the applications of their several districts to the board and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded by our clerk to each of them.


[61]
Meeting held on 16th. April, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 13th April 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

47

Discharged during the week

27

Died

28

Remaining on above date

2691

[WH 914; Aux. WHS 1723; P.F.H. 54]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1778

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

4644

[62] The acting clerk reported that he has been served on the 12th April 1850 with an ejectment of the Ennistymon Union Workhouse for the non-payment of rent amounting to 21-0-0

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



s


d
Received during the week

324

9

2
Paid during the week

263

1

2
Balance in favour of the guardians

79

13

2
Rates collected and lodged

324

9

2
Rates remaining

5989

6

5
[63] Cost of provisions and necessities received

122

10

8 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

123

19

11 1/4
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

84

1

9
[64] Medical Relief

s

d
Thomas Keane

6

17

6
Establishment Account
Rev. A. Quin, salary to 23rd February

6

19

10
Pat Jourdan, poundage on account

6

5

0
Pat Jourdan, poundage on account

13

8

0
Thomas Russell, parcels

5

0

6
Refund of Rate
John Forde

1

13

9
John Healy

3

8

4
Michael Kerin

3

3

0
John Kelleher

1

2

0
James Flannagan

2

2

0
John Cahill

2

0

9
C. O'Brien

3

18

3
Petty Cash
Donald Kean

3

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account

s

d
Pat Crowe, milk to the 13th April 1850

36

8

9
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

50

0

0
      [not legible ]

50

0

0
      [not legible ]

50

0

0

[65] Medical Report
We had 156 patients under medical treatment in infirmary and infirmary wards and 54 in fever wards. There were 20 new cases of fever during the week. We had 18 deaths in parent house, 9 from dysentry, 2 diarrhea, 4 measles and 2 children died suddenly. There are 65 children receiving medical treatment at Lahinch Infirmary. 2 died there of diarrhea and four at Sandfield of measles terminating in dysentry and chest infections, which were caused in a great measure by the cold comfortless state of the house.
                                                                                                James Shannon M.D.

Ordered that the carpenter be directed to proceed at once to Sandfield to glaze and repair the house where necessary.
[66] The following letters of the P.L.C. and others were read.
- 10th. April, 1850, stating that the non-resident justices cannot act as ex-officio guardians for the current year in the new union.
- 11th. April 1850, expressing their regret at the clerk's illness and requiring to know what provision has been made during his illness.
- 12th. April, 1850, with copy of an ejectment served on the commissioners with regard to the workhouse site and reccommending the guardians to pay the rent without delay.
[section not legible]
[67] - 13th April 1850 referring the clerk to their circular letter of the 18th of May 1848, requiring an annual report of the numbers vaccinated in the workhouse to the 25th March 1850.
Resolved that the several rate collectors do forthwith furnish to the proprietors of land in their respective districts the particulars of their demands and that each rate collector furnish to this board on this day week a copy of the statements given to each proprietor.
Resolved that all the business of this board be transacted for the future on one day only and that our first day of meeting for that purpose be Tuesday the 23rd April 1850, and notices of this resolution be given to several relieving officers of the union.
The board made the following orders.
Ordered that advertisements for Irish soap be abandoned and that English soap be advertised for. Contractor be declared on the 23rd inst.
[68] Ordered that advertisements appear for turf to be used for the parent house and auxiliary work house of Lahinch. Contractor to be declared on 23rd April 1850.


[71] Meeting held on the 23rd April, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 20th April 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

55

Discharged during the week

17

Died

17

Remaining on above date

2712

[WH 939; Aux. WHS 1718; P.F.H. 55]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1820

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

4814

[72]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been



s


d
Received during the week

296

4

0
Paid during the week

292

6

7
Balance in favour of the guardians

83

10

7
Rates collected and lodged

296

4

0
Rates remaining

5693

2

5
[73] Cost of provisions and necessities received

108

6

3
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

123

0

6 1/2
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

86

18

5
[74] Medical Relief

s

d
Michael Lidd

5

19

0
Refund of Rate
Pat Conole

2

14

10
John Davoran

8

6

10
Establishment Account
Thomas Cahill, poundage on account

26

2

0
Daniel Considine, poundage on account

10

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

50

0

0
Michael Howard, bread

1

6

8
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

50

0

0
[not Legible ]

50

0

0

[75] Medical Report
At the above date we had 159 patients receiving medical treatment in infirmary and infirm wards and 55 in fever hospital. The deaths for the week in parent work house was 41, 2 of fever, 4 of dysentry, 1 phthisis, 1 of paralysis, 2 of measles, 1 of anasarca, 1 child of convultions, and an old man suddenly.
There were 125 children in Lahinch infirmary of which number 69 are on sick diet. One died during the week there, and one at Sandfield.    
                                                                    James Shannon M.D.
The following letters from the P.L.C.s were read:
- 16th April 1850 - Requiring the return of monthly liabilities by return of post.
- 16th April 1850 - Requiring a return of tenements valued at 5, 8, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50 within the union.
- 16th April 1850 - Requiring to know whether any letters dated the 16th ultimo did not reach until after the 19th.
[section not legible]
[77] Resolved that a committee be appointed for Tuesday next for the purpose of examining the persons in the house who are by law entitled to out-door relief and such person be removed from the work house and put on out-door relief in order to make room for testing the able bodied paupers and that the committee be approved of the board.
The notice of motion given by Mr. Michael Kenny on this day fortnight, the 9th. April, to re-open the Miltown Hospital having been brought before the board for discussion, a poll was called for when it was lost by a majority of 5 votes.
The notice of motion given by John O'Dwyer on this day fortnight the 9th. April, 1850 having been brought before the board for discussion, it was resolved that the contract entered into for building the drain leading from the workhouse be rescinded and that new advertisments be
[78] issued for the supply of stones to build some and that Capt. McNamara, Mr. John O'Dwyer and Mr. Calcutt do examine the place and thereon, it having appeared to the board that several of the collectors have not used due dilligence in collecting or lodging the rates, it was resolved that their several accounts be referred to Messers Andrew Lysaght, Mr. Calcutt and Mr. Stack for their report and that they meet at the workhouse at 12 o'clock p.m. on Friday next and that our clerk do write to the collectors accordingly.
The board made the following order:
That the master of the parent workhouse do proceed forthwith to the late temporary fever hospital at Miltown and remove therefrom all the bedding, furniture, etc. of said hospital. same being required for Moymore Hospital immediately.
Resolved that John Herbert, builder and architect, is entitled to the respect and gratitude of the board for [79] his efficient and zealous conduct during the time he acted as clerk of works during the building of our parent workhouse and that we consider him fully competent to become a contractor for building one of the houses to be erected at Corofin and Ballyvaughan.
The board proceeded to declare tenders when the following were declared accepted: Thady Flanigan for English soap at œ1 per cwt for the entire union to 29th Sept 1850.
John Kennedy for turf to be supplied at Lahinch Auxillary at 5 1/4d per box for 12 months from this date, Pat Flanigan for turf to be supplied to the parent workhouse at 7d per box for 12 months from the 25th day of March last.

 
[81] Meeting held on the 30th of April, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 27th April, 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

54

Discharged during the week

17

Died

21

Remaining on above date

2713

[WH 945; Aux. WHS 1719; P.F.H. 49]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1884

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

5020

[82]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been



s


d
Received during the week

133

19

9
Paid during the week

205

17

10
Balance in favour of the guardians

11

12

6
Rates collected and lodged

133

19

9
Rates remaining

5737

4

8
[83] Cost of provisions and necessities received

129

19

10
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

126

17

11 1/4
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

90

13

0
[84] Establishment Account

s

d
Bridget McDonough, postage to 22 April

15

17

1
Martin Hynes, poundage on account

20

0

0
Michael O'Brien, poundage on account

8

1

10
Michael Kerin, poundage on account

20

0

0
Refund of Rate
John McCarthy

3

14

7
Michael O'Brien

4

10

0
Austin O'Brien

5

7

8
Workhouse Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

63

6

3
Pat Crowe, milk

36

17

1
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

90

0

0

[85] Medical Report.
There were 151 patients in infirmary and infirm wards and 49 in fever hospital. The health of the house is improving, only one new case of dysentry, 8 of fever and 7 of diarrhea during the week. We had 15 deaths in this house, 6 of fever, 3 dysentry, 2 diarrhea, 3 measles and 1 of dropsy. I have to report the supply of milk has being irregular (at the hour I write this 2 o'clock pm) my fever patients have not had a drop this day.
There are 68 patients in infirmary at Lahinch where we had 2 deaths from diarrhea and one dysentry. 3 children died at Sandfield of measles.
                                                                        James Shannon. M.D.
[86] Read sealed orders:
- 24th April 1850, reserving for the Corofin Union 1/8th part of the workhouse accommodation existing in this union.
- 20th April 1850, reserving for the Ballyvaughan Union 2/11th parts of workhouse accommodation.
Ordered that the clerk do make the estimate required by the above sealed order.
The following letters from the P.L.C. and others were read.
- 22nd April 1850, referring to the interest allowed by the board of guardians at 5 per cent to Mr. Bannatyne.
No order made.
- 23rd April 1850, requiring a return of orphan girls sent to Australia.
The clerk forwarded the return.
- 23rd April 1850, requiring to know what time the accounts will be prepared for audit.
The clerk stated that he wrote to auditor intimating that the abstracts would be forwarded by the 7th of May.
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[87] - requiring the abstract returns of rate collected and lodged.
The clerk stated that he handed Mr. Briscoe the return of the 26th April 1850.
- 27th April 1850, memorial from certain magistrates and rate payers in the Miltown Malbay Electoral Division for the reopening of the temp. fever hospital in Miltown Malbay.
Ordered that the commissioners be referred to the board of guardians' minutes of proceedings of 23rd inst. in reference to the hospital.
- 29th April 1850, reference to imigrant girls sent out to Australia, Port Adelaide.
Resolved that in as much as our contractor Mr. Bannatyne has refused to supply meal for the current week for the support of the paupers of this union upon credit and as not withstanding every effort upon our parts, we find ourselves utterly unable to provide sufficient funds to meet his demands, we will be under the painful necessity
[88] of stopping relief altogether unless the means of continuing it are supplied by the Poor Law Commissioners and that our inspector be requested to forward to them this resolution.
Resolved that our clerk do forthwith send to the several collectors the sheets for the return of uncollected poor rate with directions that they shall be filled up and sent back to the clerk before 11 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday next and that the clerk do communicate to them that their bonds will be put in suit if one case of favour is discovered and that the collectors do attend to answer any inquiry that may be made.
Resolved that our clerk do communicate with the clerk of the Kilrush Union to the effect that we are ready to receive the 12 paupers chargeable to the Annagh electoral division in this union.
[section not legible]
[89] . . . . whereas it has been found that they do not exceed 14 years: Thomas Coughlin, Peter Murtough, James Doherty, Tom O'Loughlin, Michael Hogan, Michael O'Loughlin, Tom Flaherty, James Lahiff, Pat Neylan, Pat Liddy, Tom Moran, Connor Neylan.
Resolved that the auxiliary called the Farm yard be appropriated to any class of paupers approved of by the following committee and they give the necessary directions to carry the resolution into effect - Burdett Morony, Michael Kenny, Peter O'Loughlin and Michael Considine.
Resolved that Mr. Daniel Shine be appointed to take charge of the paupers who are to be sent to the auxiliary workhouse Farm yard in Miltown at a renumeration of 2 per month with first class rations and with the understanding that he instructs the children.
Thomas Stack gave notice that he would on this day fortnight move that all persons receiving relief (outdoor) from 9 to 15 years of age do get 1lb of meal daily.
Thomas Stack gave notice that he would also on this day week move that a uniform rate be struck within the Ennistymon Union of 2/6d in the sterling.
 

[91] Meeting held on the 7th May, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 4th May 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

184

Discharged during the week

45

Died

14

Remaining on above date

2838

[WH 1011; Aux. WHS 1775; P.F.H. 52]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

649

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

2036

[92]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been



s


d
Received during the week

138

12

11
Paid during the week

129

5

11
Balance in favour of the guardians

20

19

6
Rates collected and lodged

138

12

11
Rates remaining

5598

11

9
[93] Cost of provisions and necessities received

116

15

0 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

124

16

7 1/4
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

11

9

0 1/2
[94] Establishment Account

s

d
Mathew Kenny, poundage on account

37

11

9
Thomas Kean, salary on account

5

0

0
J. B. Knox, advertisements

15

0

0
Charles Carrigg, salary on account

5

0

0
Burdet Morony, rent on account

8

8

9
John Moran, salary on account

10

0

0
Refund of Rate
Burdet Morony

22

7

5
James Shannon

4

6

3
Michael McKey

2

17

0
Pat Jourdan

3

3

4
William .......

1

12

3
Petty Cash
Donald Kean

4

6

11

[95] Medical Report.
Admitted into infirmary and fever hospital in week ending Saturday May 4th.
Fever 13, dysentry and diarrhea 10, measles 1, scroffula 1, small pox 1.
Died during the week fever 1, dysentry and diarrhea 4, anasarca 1. Remaining under treatment May the 4th in infirmary 151, fever hospital 52, total 203.
Besides contagious diseases under treatment at Lahinch infirmary same date (besides skin disease) 55, 3 deaths of dysentry and diarrhea. At Sandfield we had 5 deaths from diarrhea and teething.
I have to inform the board that the quality of the bread supplied to the workhouse and auxillaries under my charge is of a most inferior description. It is not fully baked nor is the flour the best and is never sent to the house in proper time. One day the patients of Moymore Hospital had no breakfast until after 3 o'clock.
At the workhouse it is also sent much too late. The bread is then sent hot and I had a 4 lb loaf weighed in the morning when received 4 lb 2 ozs ..... weight it was only 3 lb. I inspected the bread on Saturday with Mr. Briscoe and found it ...... unfit .... [section not legible]
[96] The following letters from the P.L.C. and others were read.
- 27th April 1850, forwarding for the information of the board of guardians a copy of the Colonization Circular issued in March 1850.
- 29th April 1850, requiring a return of the aggregate amount paid for advertisements, year ending 1848.
Return forwarded 2nd May.
- Read letter from Messrs. Geale and Dwyer dated 30th April 1850, enclosing notice of surrender to be served on the proprietors of Ballykeale and Sandfield Auxillary workhouse.
[section not legible]
[97] Resolved - that all money received from the poor law commissioners by the hands of the inspector of the union H.H Briscoe be lodged with the treasurer in the name of the board of Guardians and H.H. Briscoe.
- that the cost of the meal supplied for week ending 2nd March to Ballyvaughan and Corofin Union be applied for to the several boards.
- that the collectors for Miltown do allow Mr. Henry Morony 2 11 0, overpaid for rate in the balance of rate to be paid by him.
- that in as much as we have no funds for the purchase of clothes for paupers, that an application be made to the commissioners for a grant for the purpose of purchasing clothes and bedding for the inmates.
-that in all cases in future where a complaint is proferred against a contractor for delivering inferior articles that the bond of such contractor and his sureties be put in suit forthwith.
[98] - that the following committee be appointed to enquire into the persons in the house on the union at large who ought to be charged on Ballyvaughan or Corofin and that the committee do attend on Thursday at 12 o'clock and that the relieving officers do attend. Thomas Stack, Peter O'Loughlin, John Mc Namara and Michael Considine.
The notice of motion given by Mr. Slack on last board day having been brought before the board, it was proposed that a rate of 2/6d in the œ stg. be struck on the new valuation on the entire union.
Carried unanimously.
Inspector H.H. Briscoe reported that he had received from the Poor Law Commissioners for relief of the destitute poor of the union, the sum of 200.
[section not legible]
[99] . . . absconding with the workhouse clothes - that the magistrates have hitherto confined themselves to infliction of punishment for absconding under 1 and 2 vic cap 56 sec 58. That this punishment has been found totally insufficient for the repression of this crime by reason of the short period of imprisonment given by the statutes and that additional punishment of hard labour cannot be effectually inflicted from the very crowded state of our county jail - that we deem it necessary to call the attention of the commissioners to the important question whether paupers removing on their persons union clothes are not guilty of larceny and of submitting to them that the impression of the union stamp on each article of clothing is evidence that the property on them remains in the union - that some difference of opinion on this subject exists amongst the assistant barristers and that it would consequently be most desirable to have the opinion of the law advisors of the crown upon it.
Ordered that the following persons be discharged from the workhouse, Peg Mulquiny, Mary Mulquiny, Peggy Mulquiny, and Michael Mulquiny.
 

[101] Meeting held on the 14th May, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 11th May 1850
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

113

Discharged during the week

25

Died

23

Remaining on above date

2903

[WH 1036; Aux. WHS 1809; P.F.H. 58]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1911

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

5156

[102]
The acting clerk reported
that Mr Cahill, poor rate collector, did not attend for settlement of his accounts and he is therefore unable to forward the copy of the rate abstracts for weeks ended 27th April and 4th May

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



s


d
Received during the week

438

10

3
Paid during the week

434

13

1
Balance in favour of the guardians

24

16

8
Rates collected and lodged

238

10

3
Rates Remaining

5360

1

6
[103] Cost of provisions and necessities received

156

11

9
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

129

18

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

92

19

0
[104] Clothing Account

s

d
Pat Fitzgerald, tailor

1

12

0
John O'Dwyer

3

5

0
Establishment Account
Mary Brennan, salary as nursetender

5

10

5
Medical Relief
John Kelleher

3

0

0
Michael Howard

2

14

8
Petty Cash
Donald Kean

9

2

7
Workhouse Invoice Account
Bridget Molony, bread

10

3

10
Michael Howard, bread

10

15

9
John O'Loughlin, soap

1

3

0
Daniel Neylen, milk

3

0

0
Pat Flanigan, turf

10

0

0
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son, meal

73

11

3
Pat Lynch, meat

14

0

0
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. Bannatyne and Son

106

0

0

[105] Medical Report.
Admitted into infirmary and fever hospital 21. Dysentry and diarrhea 17, dropsy 2, measles 5, small pox 1, scroffula 1, mamilary disease 1, absess of the thigh 1, total 49.
Died, fever 2, dysentry and diarrhea 7, measles 3, scroffula 1, old age 1, disease of heart 1. Under treatment at Lahinch Infirmary, exclusive of skin disease, 52. 4 deaths of phthisis and dysentry. One death at Sandfield. We will be unable to vaccinate the children if the subscription to the Vaccine Institution in Dublin is not paid. It is only a guinea a year. I have asked the clerk several times to procure it for me and he has stated none will be sent until the subscription is paid up.
The bread for the past week has been much better but is never delivered early. Enough for 2 days bread should be sent at a time so that the breakfast for the 2nd. morning be in the house to avoid the necessity of getting in bread hot.
[section not legible]
[106] Read sealed order dated 6th. May, 1850. Instructions as to the adjustment of the union accounts.
The following letters from the P.L.C. and others were read:
- 9th. May, 1850, calling for a return of the number of cases vaccinated in the workhouse during the year ended 24th. March, 1850. forwarded the 11th. inst.
- Intimating that the commissioners forward to their Inspector Mr Briscoe œ200 for payment of the current expenses.
[107] Resolved that the contract for English soap be annulled (for the workhouse) and that it be re-advertised for. The supply of Irish soap to be taken into consideration this day week.
- that the commissioners be pleased to refer to the minutes of proceedings of the board of guardians on the 9th April, requesting that an election may be granted in the electoral divisions of Kilfenora and Clohanes in this Union.
- that in consequence of the want of funds this board are unable to provide the necessary cloathing and bedding for the inmates of the workhouse and upon the same grounds are not in a position to open the auxiliary of the Farm yard capable of containing 200 persons --- The sum necessary will be 600 stg., and the board earnestly request the commissioners to obtain the amount from the "rate in aid " fund.
The clerk submitted the following estimate of the probable expenditure of the Ennistymon Workhouse for the month of May 1850, in maintenance 541-6-5, establishment account 10, cloathing 175-10-0, rents 59-13-4, officers' salary 75-1-10, medical relief 158-3-8.
The 2/11th part of the above estimate to be changed to Ballyvaughan Union and 1/8th to the Corofin Union.
Resolved that the above estimate be adopted by the board and that a copy of it be sent to Ballyvaughan and Corofin boards.
Resolved that the tender of Mathias Hickey be accepted for purchase of the manure on the workhouse premises for 15 shillings stg.
Notice of motion given by Mr Stack on this day fortnight the 30th ultimo to increase the amount given to out door relief paupers from the age of 9 to 15 years having been brought before the board for consideration it was passed by a unanimous voice of the board.

[111]
Meeting held on the 21st May 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 18th May 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

94

Discharged during the week

66

Died

15

Remaining on above date

2916

[WH 1124; Aux. WHS 1746; P.F.H. 46]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1090

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

5341

[112]

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



s


d
Received during the week

171

10

3
Paid during the week

169

10

8
Balance in favour of the guardians

26

16

3
Rates collected and lodged

171

10

3
Rates remaining

5188

11

3
[113] Cost of provisions and necessities received

128

11

7
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

134

9

7 1/2
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

97

11

0
[114] Establishment Account

s

d
Fergus Curtin, salary as R. O. on account

18

2

6
Alex Thom for books

5

12

9
Anne Donnollan, sundries

22

18

11
Refund of Rate
W. L. Skerritt

8

8

0
P. Flanagan

5

2

0
H. Sexton, salary

8

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne and Son

65

5

0
Michael Howard

20

3

1
Michael Hill, turf

6

1

8
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne and Son

98

0

0

[115]Medical Report.
Admitted to infirmary and fever hospital in the week ending May 18th. Fever 15, dysentry and diarrhea 10, after fever 6, child birth 1, measles 1, anasarca 1, accident 1, total 36. Died in the same week, fever 1, dysentry and diarrhea 7, measles 1, and one infant.
Remaining under treatment on Saturday in infirmary 160, fever hospital 46, total 206. Under treatment in Lahinch inclusive of skin disease 56. 2 deaths for the week. At Sandfield 1 death.
The bread though not bad is not as good in some days as it should be and is never sent in proper time. If the guardians do not insist on it being in the house at 8 in the morning then the patients cannot have it at the time they should and I must refer them to my report of last week, to the loss sustained in getting it in hot.
                                                                        Charles Finnucane M.D.
[116]
The following letter from the P.L.C was read.
-18th May 1850. Intimating that the Commissioners could not hold out any hope that they could advance money to purchase clothing and bedding.
[117]
Resolved that we are at present utterly unable to provide funds for this week's current expenses of the union, either for indoor or out door relief. That we already owe 200 for the expenses of last week, that we have already exhausted our credit with Mr Bannatyne, our meal contractor, that notwithstanding every effort on our part, we are not yet in a position to strike a rate, and that unless we receive assistance from the Poor Law Commissioners we must suspend all relief to our poor at this the most trying season of the year.
- also that our inspector be required to bring our very critical condition before the Poor Law Commissioners.
- that our collectors be directed to destrain forthwith for all arrears of rate where such a remedy is available and where it is not that they proceed by Civil Bill and have the parties processed.
- that the following sums be declared irrecoverable in the following Electral Divisions:
Ennistymon  121-15-3.        Kilshanny     9-6 3/4 d -
Killilagh       91-17-3 1/4     Kilfenora    39-8-1 1/4 -
Killonahen   33-10-0 1/2      Rath            4-14-4 1/4 -
Rathborney 3-14-11 1/4.

Resolved that in rate struck 27th Sept. 1849, Miltown Division, No. 226 - Situation of property Legard - Hotel and land, occupier Vice Guardains - extent 11a-1r-9p, nett annual value 7-10-0. Rate 5/8d in the amount 10-12-6 arrears -5-0, total 16-17-6, the sum of 8-8-9 be accepted from the landlord Burdett Moroney Esq. and that the balance -8-9 be returned as uncollectable.
- that the estimate of probable expenditure for the month of May under the workhouse reservation order No 21,430 /50 is as follows - In maintanance 41-6-5 . . . . . . expenses 0 clothing a/c 75, workhouse officers' salaries 7,
medical relief . . . . . .. rents 67.
[118] Total 93-9-5. One eight part be charged to Corofin union and two elevenths to Ballyvaughan Union and that the estimate as entered upon the minutes of the 14th inst. was incorrect.
- that the board do adjourn until the 24th of May for the purpose of examining inmates that come under sec 1 with the view of placing them on out door relief and that the board meet at 10 o'clock in the morning.

Adjourned meeting held on the 24th May 1850.
Present in the chair C. O'Brien Esq.

It was resolved that the Poor Law Commissioners be requested to take into consideration the distressed state of the district comprising the electoral divisions of Ballyea, Fermoyle, and Cloonenaha, and to point out to the board of commissioners the necessity of apportioning . . . . . [section not legible].
[119] Resolved also that this union as originally constructed was one of the poorest and most thickly inhabited in the south of Ireland, and that as it is at present constructed some of its most wealthy divisions have been transfered to the union of Ballyvaughan and Corofin and it has been burdened with the support of paupers from the above districts, certainly one of the most impoverished in the Kingdom.

 
[121] Meeting held on the 25th May, 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 25th May, 1850.
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

136

Discharged during the week

89

Died

23

Remaining on above date

2940

[WH 1200; Aux. WHS 1682; P.F.H. 58]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

1960

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

5302

[122] The clerk reported that he wrote to the respective collectors to act as the board directed at their last meeting for the recovery of the arrears of rate.

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



s


d
Received during the week

36

11

6
Paid during the week

54

0

9
Balance in favour of the guardians

9

7

0
Rates collected and lodged

36

11

6
Rates remaining

5151

19

9
[123] Cost of provisions and necessities received

124

2

3
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

130

0

1 1/4
General average cost of an inmate 10 1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

88

10

2
[124] Clothing Account

s

d
Pat Quin, material

30

0

0
Establishment Account
John Moran, salary in full

14

0

0
Thomas Drew, iron

3

10

0
M. Kean, payment of sundry bills

22

18

8
Mrs. Hemsworth, nurses salary

4

0

6
Mort Culliny, salary to 23rd. February

10

0

0
Petty Cash
M. Kean

6

16

6
M. Kean, petty cash

5

0

0
Refund of Rate
M. Curtin, Killonohen

4

0

10
Collection
M. Owens, poundage

10

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account

s

d
J. Bannatyne and Son, meal

56

1

6
Messrs Hynes and Cuffe

20

0

0
Daniel Neylen, milk

6

13

6
Pat Lynch, meat

20

0

0
Michael Howard, bread

16

17

9
John O'Loughlin, soap for workhouse

4

2

6
Thady Flanigan, groceries

10

0

0
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs Bannatyne and Son, meal

98

0

0

[125] Medical Report.
Admitted week ending May 25th, fever 31: to infirmary of dysentry and diarrhea 16, measles 13, small pox 1, after fever 5.
Deaths in the week fever 2, dysentry and small pox 7.
Disease of the heart 1, measles 2, dropsy 1, phthisis 1, small pox 1, total 15.
Remaining under treatment on Saturday May 25th, in infirmary 151, fever hospital 58. Total 209.
In Lahinch Infirmary 54, 2 deaths at Sandfield, 4 deaths from masles, hooping cough and dysentry.
[126] The following letters from the P.L.C. and others were read.
- Monthly returns of expenses and liabilities 22nd May, 1850. The clerk submitted a copy to board.
- 22nd May 1850, requiring information about current rates and rates agreed upon. Information forwarded.
- 22nd May 1850, about the rate abstracts not having been forwarded since the 20th April '50.
The clerk stated in explanation the cause of the abstracts not having been forwarded was not attendance of 2 of the collectors Messrs Cahill and Kerin and [127] that he reported the circumstances to the board.....
- 23rd May 1850 with copy of a memorial from Peter Beaky praying for relief. Ordered that the relieving officers do take his application and bring it before the board at their next meeting.
- Read letters from Mr M. Cullinan, solicitor, dated 25th instant. requesting to know from the board if it was their intention to defend the action brought by Messrs Bannatyne against them for debt due them.
The board ordered that opinion of council should be taken by Mr. Cullinan on the subject of the defence and that he was not to give a confession for the debt unless so advised.
Mr Briscoe, Poor Law Inspector, handed in to the clerk deposit receipts for 300 dated the 27th May 1850.
Mr Andrew Lysaght gave notice of motion that he would on this day fortnight move the board to change the day of meeting from Tuesday to Friday in each week.
[128] Resolved that the master do furnish the clerk on every Monday morning when giving in his provision check account invoices of all provisions and clothing received from the respective contracters, together with the board orders issued at their previous meeting and each invoice duly certified by the master
- any contractor neglecting to furnish the master with the above vouchers, the board will not hold themselves responsible for the payment.
Resolved that the relieving officers do furnish the clerk with their accounts not later than 12 o'clock on each Monday and any relieving officer neglecting to do so will be considered incompetent.
Resolved that the board do adjourn to Wednesday the 5th of June.

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