Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 9 

Meetings held from 5th June 1850 - 5th July 1850


[1] Meeting held on 5th June 1850.

State of the workhouse for week ending 1st June 1850
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided 2625
[WH 900; Aux. WHS 1675; Permanent Fever Hospital 50]
Admitted during the week

123

Discharged during the week

64

Died

18

Remaining on above date

2981

[WH 1124; Aux. WHS 1811; P.F.H. 46]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2156

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

5948

H.H. Briscoe Esq. P.L.C. attended.
The register book was signed from no.3807 to no.3905.
[2] The out door relief register was signed from no.22408 to no.______

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

   


s

 
d
Received during the week

588

16

10
[Government advance

500

0

0
Paid during the week

393

19

11
Balance in favour of the guardians

204

3

11
Rates collected and lodged

88

16

10
Rates remaining

5063

2

11
[3] Cost of provisions and necessities received

134

7

2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

136

8

1 1/4
General average cost of an inmate

10

1 1/2
Total expenditure in out door relief

116

8

0
[4] Clothing Account

   

s

d
Pat O'Dwyer, material

30

0

0
Establishment Account
Keleher and Malone, turf

9

11

3
Dr. Shannon, salary to 23rd February

10

0

0
J. Clancy, a/c, salary to 23rd February

21

2

6
Dr. O'Dwyer, medicine

10

0

0
Donald Kean, salary in full

9

12

0
Russell, car hire and parcels

4

4

6
Workhouse Invoice Account
Messrs. J. Bannatyne and Son

62

18

9
Michael Howard, bread

15

1

3
John O'Loughlin, soap

3

15

0
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. J. Bannatyne and son

106

0

0

[5] Medical Report
Remaining in infirmary 154, fever hospital 46. 13 new cases of fever during the week and 24 dysentery. 13 died during the week - 1 of fever, 8 dysentery, 2 diarrhea [sic] , 1 measles, and 1 an infant of convulsions.
The number on hospital diet at Lahinch Auxiliary at the above date were 44. 2 died during the week, 3 children died at Sandfield. James Shannon M.D.

[6] Letters of the commissioners and others were read.
- 27th May 1850, copy of a memorial from Mr. William Burton about rates due on the lands of Riverston and alledging [sic] that Mr C. O'Brien was liable for the rates, with a copy of the commissioners' reply to him.
Resolved that the clerk do write to the collector of Rath Electoral Division to proceed to distrain the lands of Riverston and recover all rates and arrears of rate due thereon, and if not done before next board, his bond will be proceeded on.
- 27th May 1850, intimating that altho' paupers remove the union clothes on their person they are not liable to indictment.
- 30th May 1850, directing to distinguish the number of persons chargeable to Corofin and Ballyvaughan Unions on the face of the workhouse weekly return of inmates.
[7] - 1st June 1850, memorial of Hugh O'Loughlin praying for out door relief.
Ordered that it be referred to the board of guardians of the Corofin Union.
- 1st June 1850, intimating that the assistant employed during the illness of the clerk be paid by the board.
- 1st June 1850, intimating that the commissioners could not, under existing circustances interfere with the existing arrangements of the Boundary commissioners, in having annexed the Inagh district to this.
- 27th May 1850, about certain rates declared irrecoverable at meeting of the 21st ultimo.
Ordered that the clerk do explain to the commissioners why the several items of rate was declared irrecoverable and to give the particulars of such, as far as he is able.
- 28th May 1850, intimating that the collectors' abstracts should not be delayed on account of the nonattendance of the collectors.
The clerk stated in explanation to the board, that he forwarded all the abstracts that were due clerk stated in explanation to the board up to the period to Mr Briscoe, the Inspector, on the 4th inst. and noted on the abstracts the nonattendance of collectors.
[8] - 31st May 1850, circular letter in reference to the several classes of irrecoverable rates and pointing out liability of collectors.
Ordered that a copy be forwarded to each of the collectors. The clerk read a letter dated the 1st. June 1850 from Mr. Burton, solicitor, intimating that a declaration has been filed in the case of "Jourdan" & the Ennistymon guardians for a sum of 90, the nature of the debt being for services as revising valuator. The board directs the clerk to write to Mr. Burton and request of him to defend the action in as much as "Jourdan" did not authenticate his valuation books at the time of giving them up, and that the duty performed by him was unsatisfactory. Mr. Burton also requested to know if he would give a confession for a sum of 126.10.9 due the representative of the late Mr M. Daly for meal for out relief paupers. The board decided on not giving the confession, and intimated to the clerk that Mr. Burton might act in the above case, in the same manner as he was doing in reference to the action of the Messrs. Bannatyne for a similar debt.
[9]
The clerk read letter from Mr Simms, auditor, dated the 4th instant, intimating that he would attend at the boardroom on the 12th inst. for the purpose of auditing the union accounts to the 23rd. February.
Resolved
- That our timber now in Lahinch be removed to the parent house and converted to workhouse purposes by the master and paupers forthwith.
- That immediately on the clerks receiving the valuation books of any of the electoral divisions of the union from the valuator that he prepare the rate books for signature of the board to enable them to put the rate in course of collection.
- That the clerk do write to Mr Cullinan's clerk and send him particulars of rates due by Mr. Creagh with instructions to have him processed forthwith to the next Ennistymon Sessions.

The board proceeded to consider tenders for the supply of soap for the whole union up to the 29th September 1850. It was resolved that the tender of Anne Donnollan be accepted for best Irish soap as per sample at 1.9.0 per cwt.
The clerk submitted an estimate as follows to the board, for the maintenance of paupers in this workhouse from Corofin Union which was adopted by them.

   

s

  d

February

20.

10.

3.
March

102.

14.

8.
April

120.

10.

7.


[1]
Meeting held on Friday 14th June 1850.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 8th June 1850

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

Admitted during the week

2625

109

Discharged during the week

46

Died

16

Remaining on above date

3028

[WH 1114 ; AUX. WHS 1870

Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2316

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

6476

[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

168

0

0
[Government advance

100

0

0
Paid during the week

258

14

4
Balance in favour of the guardians

113

9

7
Rates collected and lodged

68

0

0
Rates remaining

4995

2

11
[3]Cost of provisions and necessities received

326

17

2 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

137

3

10
General average cost of an inmate

10

1/2
Total expenditure in out door relief

117

4

11 1/2

H. Briscoe Esq. P. L. Inspector attended.
The register book was signed from No. 3906 to No. ----
The out door relief register was signed from No. 22408 to No.-----

[4] Establishment account

   

s

  d
Fergus Curtin, salary to 23rd February

10

0

0
William Lawlor, tin work

2

8

6
Workhouse Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne, meal

98

0

0
Pat Crowe, milk

18

5

4
Michael Liddy, milk

12

0

0
James Cullinan, milk

6

12

9
Michael Quinn, turf

5

0

0
Michael Howard, bread

25

0

0
Refund of Rate
James Shannon

8

9

10
E.N. Burton

9

7

6
J. Davoran

3

12

4
Small Accounts
Clerk

7

12

4
Poundage
M. O'Brien

13

16

9

Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne and son

106

0

0

[5] Medical Report
Remaining under medical treatment in infirmary 152, fever hospital 44. New admissions during the week 11, with fever 2, dysentery 11, measles and diarrhea 7. Died during the week, 3 of fever, 3 dysentery, 3 measles, 1 asthma and 1 diarrhea, total deaths 11.
Remaining under medical treatment in Lahinch Infirmary 56. 3 children died at Sandfield during the week.
     James Shannon M.D.

[6] Letters of the commissioners and others were read.
- 8th June 1850, that the emigrant girls from this union conducted themselves remarkably well on their passage to Sydney.
- 10th June 1850, that service of notice of Sandfield House was made personally on Mr. O'Brien.
- 10th June 1850, requiring a return of the net annual value of every townland in the union as now constituted.
- 10th June, from J.S. Bruckwod, secretary to the Public Works Loan Office, requesting payment of the following instalments for the building of the workhouse 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th amounting to 2520.
(no order made)
[7] - 12th June 1850, requiring a return of payments on account of temporary advances. The clerk stated he had forwarded the information.
- 13th June 1850, requiring a return relative to the medical establishments in the union.

Resolved that upon no occasion shall a cheque be signed unless funds are in the the hands of the treasurer.
Resolved that the clerk do advertise for the sale of fruit at Ballykeale garden.
The clerk intimated to the board that the contract of Messrs J. Bannatyne and Son for outdoor relief would expire on the 25th inst.
The board directs that the clerk do advertise, inviting tenders from persons desirous to contract for the necessary supplies for 2 months from the expiration of the present contract.
The clerk submitted the following estimates to the board which were adopted.

Reservation order: Ballyvaughan Union
[8] Estimated expense:
29.16. 8 from 23rd February to 28th February
149. 8. 8 for the month of March
175. 6. 5 for the month of April
175. 0.10 for the month of June
120. 6.10 for the month of June for Corofin Union

On the report of the master the following was ordered
500 yards lining calico
a suit of curtains for the altar
4 tons of straw
1 ton of hay
Immediately before the board adjourned the clerk was served with a process for 10.14.0 in the case of "Guthrie" & the board of guardians to be tried at the sessions to be held at Ennistymon on the 27th instant.

 
[1] Meeting held on the 21st June, 1850.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 15th June 1850
No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided 2625

Admitted during the week

79

Discharged during the week

47

Died

20

Remaining on above date

3041

[WH 1093; Aux. WHS 1910; P.F.H. 38]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2347

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

6565

[2] The register book was signed from No.3906 to No. 4093.
The out door relief register was signed from No.22408 to No. -

The clerk reported that
he has to complain very much of the irregular attendance of the collectors for settlement of their accounts, they are required to do so only once a fortnight. The last day appointed for their attendance was the 17th inst, and on that day only 3 attended out of 12 collectors. viz. Messrs Considine, Kerin and Hynes.

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

   

s

  d
Received during the week

65

13

6
Paid during the week

153

6

9
Balance in favour of the guardians

25

6

4
Rates collected and lodged

65

13

6
Rates remaining

4929

9

5

 

   

s

  d
[3] Cost of provisions and necessities received

97

17

7
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

140

9

6
General average cost of an inmate

10

1/2
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

118

88

2
[4] Clothing account

   

s

  d
Woods, shoemaker, salary to 10th inst

4

11

10
Fitzpatrick, tailor salary to 10th inst.

4

0

0

Clerk, payment of sundry bills


28


2


2
Clerk, medical relief

22

2

10
Establishment Account
James D. Lysaght, printing

3

0

0
James Menzies, polcies of insurance on the auxiliary workhouses

19

13

9
Lawlor for tinwork

3

8

2
Building
M. Russell, a/c of boundary wall at Sandfield


16


0


0
Martin Touhy, a/c of boundary wall at Sandfield

10

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
Messr. Bannatyne and Son

45

0

0
Messr. Bannatyne and Son

25

0

0
Pat Flanagan, turf

10

0

0
M. O'Dwyer, groceries

6

3

4
Thady Flanagan, groceries

3

0

0
Michael Liddy, milk

6

0

0
Pat Crowe, milk

15

0

0
Howard, bread

20

0

0
M. McMahon, bread

14

9

7
Carroll

10

0

0
Cullinan, milk

10

0

0
Lynch, meal

8

0

0
Donnollan, groceries

6

0

0

Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
Messrs. J. Bannatyne and Son

94

0

0
Medical Relief
Pat Lynch

12

13

6
Burials
Pat Quinn

4

15

5
Calaghan

4

6

7
Refund of rate to Capt. McNamara

57

17

0

[5] Medical Report.

Remaining under treatment on the above date, 167 in infirmary and 38 in fever hospital.
Admitted during the week 45 to infirmary of which number 5 were afflicted with dysentry, 10 with diarrhea and 11 with measles.
Admitted to fever hospital 7, deaths during the week 13, 4 from fever, 5 measles, 2 dysentry and 2 diarrhea.
Remaining in Lahinch Infirmary at the above date 45. 1 child died there of diarrhea and 3 infants died at Sandfield of measles terminating in bowel affections.
In the Miltown Infirmary under treatment on the 15th 42, 3 deaths from chronic dysentry.

Master's Report.
The milk supplied on the 19th inst. curled [sic] when boiled.
Ordered that the clerk do advertise inviting tenders for skimmed milk, tenders to be received on the 5th July and to continue in force to 29th Sept '50.
The master also complained of the very inferior quality of bread supplied by the contractor (no order made). He also brought under the notice of the board the overcrowded state of the burial ground (no order made).

[6]
Read sealed order dated 14th of June '50, authorising the returning officer to issue notices for the election of a guardian in Kilfenora and Clohanes electoral divisions.

Letters of the Commissioners were read.
10th June '50, with copy of a letter addressed by the commissioners to auditors about the mode of keeping the accts. after the division of union.
- 10th June '50, with copy of a letter addressed to the guardians of Ennis and Kilrush Unions calling attention to the adjustment order - authorising a transfer of funds.
- 13th. June '50, authorising a transfer of funds to the unions of Gort, Corofin and Ballyvaughan in accordance with the adjustment order.
- about the process served by Mr. Guthrie for services performed as secretary of the Ennistymon Sanatery [sic] Committee.
Ordered that the clerk do write to Mr. Callinan, solicitor, directing him to defend the process at the

next sessions.
[7] The clerk read letter from Mr. John Burton dated 19th inst. intimating that notices of trial in the case of Daly & guardians and Jourdan & guardians had been served for the ensuing assizes of Ennis.ordered that the clerk do write to Mr. Burton and request of him to defend the above cases.

The following orders were made by the board.
That in consequence of an application from Mr. Pollen, late master of the workhouse, relative to a charge of 1000 lbs of bread made on him by the auditor, the following committee be appointed to enquire into the matter and report the result to the board at their next meeting, viz. Thomas Stack, Peter O'Loughlin and J. McNamara.

Ordered that any grant obtained from the Poor Law commissioners' be placed to the credit of the union as a special account with the treasurer, and that the signature of Mr.H.H. Briscoe, the inspector of the union, be necessary to any cheque issued by the board, and a copy of this to be sent to the treasurer.

[8] Resolved that the clerk do advertise for the supply of Indian meal to 31st August in the Limerick Examiner, Clare Journal and Limerick Chronicle.

[1] Meeting held on the 28th June 1850.
State of the workhouse for week ending 22nd of June 1850

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

76

Discharged during the week

95

Died

20

Remaining on above date

3002

[ WH 1022; Aux. WHS 1931; P.F.H. 49]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2397

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

6734

 [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

96

3

7
[Government aid

200

0

0]
Paid during the week

103

4

9
Balance in favour of the guardians

8

5

2
Rates collected and lodged

89

10

11
Rates remaining

4839

18

6

[3]

   

s

  d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

152

17

1 1/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

135

5

6 1/2
Average cost of an inmate

1

0

1/4
Total expenditure in out door relief

121

8

2 1/2

The register book was signed from No. 4093 to No. 4173. 
The out door relief register was signed from No. 22408 to No.____

[4] Establishment Account

   

s

  d
Thomas Howard, Co. Cess

3

7

7

[5]

Medical Report
Remaining under medical treatment at the above date, 155 in infirmary and fever hospital 49. Admissions during the week 48, of which number 20 were afflicted with fever, 3 with dysentry, 11 with diarrhea and 8 measles.
Died during the week 11, 1 of fever, 5 of dysentry, 4 of measles and 1 diarrhea.
Remaining under medical treatment at Lahinch Infirmary 41. 6 children died at Sandfield Auxiliary of measles anddiarrhea. Admitted to Miltown Infirmary since last report 12, discharged 23, died 1 of dysentry.
                      James Shannon M.D.

[6] [Blank page.]
[7] The inspector Mr. Briscoe handed the acting clerk a receipt for 100 pounds.


[1] Meeting held on the 5th July 1850.
The register book was signed from No.4173 to No.4229.The out door relief register was signed from No.22408 to No.23237.

State of the workhouse for the week ending 9th June 1850

No. of inmates for which accommodation is provided

2625

Admitted during the week

76

Discharged during the week

59

Died

21

Remaining on above date

2998

[WH 975; Aux. WHS 1968; P.F.H. 55]
Destitute cases relieved out of workhouse

2427

Destitute persons, including applicant and family

6824

[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

116

15

5
[Government aid

100

0

0]
Paid during the week

131

1

1
Balance in favour of the guardians

43

9

0
Rates collected and lodged 16 15 5

16

15

5
Rates remaining

4823

3

1

[3]

   

s

  d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

130

9

9
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

137

14

0 1/2
General average cost of an inmate

10

1/4
Total expenditure in outdoor relief

123

2

6

[4]

Clothing account

   

s

  d
James Daly, straw

4

0

0
Establishment Account
William Lawlor, tinwork

8

6

8
M. Kean, purchase of timber

27

0

0
M. Kean, porter's salary to 25th June

2

10

0
Reverend Andrew Quinn, salary to 23rd May

10

0

0
The clerk for petty cash payments

3

0

0
Workhouse Invoice Account
F. Hehir, milk

9

13

3
J. Callinan, milk

26

0

0
M. Carroll, milk

6

5

0
M. Liddy, milk

6

5

0
J. Bannatyne, meal

105

0

0
Outdoor Relief Invoice Account
J. Bannatyne, meal

207

0

0

[5] Medical Report
Remaining in infirmary 154, in fever hospital 55. New admissions 46, of which number 22 had fever, 6 diarrhea and 11 measles. Deaths during the week 14, 5 of fever, 2 of dysentry, 3 diarrhea, 1 measles, 1 small pox and 2 of asthma. Remaining under treatment at Lahinch Auxiliary 52, 1 died at Lahinch of diarrhea, and 5 infants at Sandfield.
                                                  James Shannon M.D.

The clerk reported to the board that he has been summoned to attend at the assizes in Ennis on the 1st inst., to give evidence in the cases of Daly & the guardians, for a debt of 26-4-9 and Jourdan & same, for 40 pounds, the court in both instances gave judgement against the guardians with costs.
The clerk further reported to the board that he had been served this day with a writ for 21-1-9 for services performed by James Campbell, solicitor, Dublin
Ordered that the writ be forwarded by the clerk to Mr Cullinan together with Mr Campbell’s bill of costs to have it taxed with a view to its immediate payment.

[6]

Read sealed order dated 28th June 50, amending the present form of rate books and collecting books.

Letters of the commissioners and others were read.
24th June 1850, intimating that the notice of election for Kilfenora and Cloghain Electoral Division would be forwarded.
The returning officer stated that he had received the notices and had forwarded them to the Constabal [sic] to be posted.
- 29th July 1850, requiring a return of expenses in this union and proportion chargeable to Corofin and Ballyvaughan.
Ordered that the required information be forwarded.
- 29th June 1850, copy of a circular addressed to the clerks of the Corofin and Ballyvaughan Unions about expenses and debts.
- 1st July 1850, requiring information about current rates and new rates if agreed upon. The clerk stated he had forwarded the necessaryinformation.
[7] - 1st July 1850, about workhouse policies expiring on the 24th ult.
The clerk states that the policies were received on the 24th ult.
- 1st July 1850, enclosing sealed order amending form of rate and collecting books.
-3 rd July 1850, about debts due by the unions of Ballyvaughan and Corofin to this union.
- 3rd July 1850, about instalments due on loan for workhouses no 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
- 24th June 1850, returning the returning officers' account of election expenses for correction.
- 28th June 1850, intimating that notice had been served on Mr. Comerford for the surrender of Ballykeale House on the 15th inst.
- 4th July 1850, about a sum of 54 advanced under the temporary relief advances, and appointed in the ledger to the electoral divisions, being the amount for the union at large.
Ordered that the clerk do reply to this letter.

The board proceeded to consider tenders for the supply of Indian meal for out door relief purposes as follows:

[8] Mr M. McNamara, best yellow Indian meal to be delivered free of carraige at 8-9-0 per ton. Messrs J. Russell and Sons, Indian meal at 7-18-5 per ton.
Messrs J. Bannatyne and Son, best Indian meal at 7-17-6 per ton.
It was resolved that the tender of Messrs Bannatyne and Son be accepted on the above terms and to continue in force until 31st August inclusive.
Tenders for skimmed milk were received, but were subsequently rejected by the board.
Ordered that the porter, Michael Keane, be transferred from the Farmyard House to the auxiliary workhouse at Miltown, at a salary of 6 per annum and the usual porter's rations.
Mr J. Stack gave notice of motion that he would, on this day fortnight, move the board that the poundage on the rate to be collected under the new warrants be reduced and the present districts limited.

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