Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 10th day of February, 1849

Kilrush UNION

______________

STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 3rd day of February 1849.

Number of Inmates for which

accommodation is provided:-

Workhouse,            1100

Temporary

Buildings,

 

Aged

and

Infirm

 

Able-bodied.

 

Boys

 

Girls

 

Children

under

2 years.

 

Born

 

 

 

Total

Additional

Workhouse,             280

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,           150

Total,                     1530

 

Male

 

Fem

 

Male

 

Fem

     

 

Male

 

Fem

 
Remaining on previous Saturday, as per last Reurn,

103

94

228

418

342

345

16

"

"

1546

Admitted during the Week,

8

6

36

79

11

5

1

"

"

146

TOTAL,

111

100

264

497

353

350

17

"

"

1692

Discharged during the Week,

Died, . . .

11

1

11

2

27

"

57

"

23

2

24

2

3

"

"

"

"

"

156

7

Total Discharged and Dead,

12

13

27

57

25

26

3

"

"

163

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

99

89

237

440

328

324

14

"

"

1529

 

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS.

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

In Work-

house

Hospital,    180

In Fever

Hospital     84

Total,        264

In separate

Wards,           2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,         5

Total,             7


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 3rd day of February 49 authenticated and laid before the Board of Guardians at this Meeting.

 

Destitute Persons relieved out of the Workhouse,
under 10 Vict. c. 31,s. 1.

Destitute Persons relievedout of the Workhouse, but not comprised in Sec. 1.


Total relieved out of the Workhouse.

 

RELIEF

DISTRICT

 

Number of cases relieved.

Number of Persons, including Applicant and Family, dependent on him or her.

 

Number of cases relieved.

Number of Persons, including Applicant and Family, dependent on him or her.

 

Cases

 

Persons

No. I.

705

1706

270

1240

975

2946

No. II.

426

962

156

782

582

1744

No. III.

404

908

169

771

573

1679

No. IV.

572

1567

501

953

1073

3520

No. V.

522

1238

407

1437

929

2675

No. VI.

281

607

478

1492

759

2099

No. VII.

367

812

232

956

599

1768

No. VIII.

308

744

384

1496

692

2240

No. IX.

107

475

197

754

304

1229

Car forward

3692

9019

2794

10,881

6486

19900

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 10th day of February 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Chairman Michael Meagher Esq

Other Guardians: Edmund Kelly Esq

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

________________

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 15748 to No. 15777, both inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.
The Out-door Relief Register was produced, examined, and authenticated from No. 10245 to No. 10633, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

    Price of Broken Stone Viz
    p Kilmurry     1.  13.  10
    Kilkee             1.    ".    6
                       2.   14.   4
    Rate            11.     1.   4
    Total        13.    15.   8

 
The Ledger was produced by the Clerk, posted up to the last day of Meeting, with the proper Debits and Credits, as ordered on that day.
The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week, -                 13. 15. 8
Paid during the week, - - - -                  96. 12. 4
And that the Balance on the Account
against the Guardians was - -                248. ".  9
The Book was signed by the Chairman.

The Weekly balance-sheets of the several Collectors were laid before the Board, their accuracy having been first ascertained and authenticated by the Clerk.

The lodgements made of Rates collected in the several Electoral Divisions appear to have been as follows :-

Name of each Collector.

Name of Electoral Division.

Collected and Lodged.

Remaining.

 

Alex Mc Mahon

Kilrush

11

s.

1

d.

4

501

s.

19

d.

"

   

11

1

4

501

19

"
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

121

179

222

10

12

"

4

10

11

   

"

"

"

523

4

1
Samuel Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

189

233

18

17

63/8

93/8

   

"

"

"

423

16

33/4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

149

166

"

6

113/4

101/4

   

"

"

"

315

7

10
  Kilmurry

Killard

"

"

"

"

"

"

793

534

8

"

81/2

"3/4

   

"

"

"

1327

8

91/4

Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

179

187

64

2

18

1

"

11

1

   

"

"

"

431

2

"
 

Total, -

11

1

4

3522

18

"

NOTE.- A total is to be inserted in Red Ink at the foot of each Collector’s District, as well as for the entire Union.
Debit the Treasurer and Credit the several Electoral Divisions, with the respective amounts lodged.

The Clerk’s Account of petty Disbursements made by him since last Meeting, amounting to 17. 19. 10 was produced and passed.
The following Books were exhibited by the Clerk, he having first ascertained the accuracy of the entries made therein by the Master of the Workhouse, and authenticated the same by his signature :
                1. The Weekly Relief List and Abstract.
                2. The Provision Check Accounts.
                3. The Provision Receipt and Consumption Account.
By which it appeared that the Cost of Provisions and Necessaries received during the week, was 115. 5 s. 10  

collection’ days. 11141..                                                                                s.       d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was             96.     6.     9
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                          1.      4
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                      2.      "
Average cost in Fever Hospital, - -                                                            2.      2

The Master’s estimate of Provisions and Necessaries required for the ensuing week was examined, and Orders were duly made for the several articles specified, namely:

    Milk                    4248 quarts    Indian Meal       1 Ton
    Meal                    179 lbs           Malt                   4 Stone
    First Flour             1 Ton       Candles            84 lbs
    Rye Meal               1 Ton          Soap                   1 Cwt
    Barley Meal           1 Ton       Whiskey             1 Gallon
    Oatmeal                 "                 Tea                     2 lbs
                                                     Sugar                 2 Stones.

The following Books were also produced by the Clerk, their accuracy having been previously ascertained by him, and authenticated by his Signature :
                1. The several Clothing Accounts.
                2. The Medical Officer’s Books
The Out-door Relief Lists and Weekly Receipt and Expenditure Books of the several Relieving Officers were then produced by the Clerk, their accuracy having been previously ascertained by him, and authenticated by his signature.
The Abstract of the Out-door Relief Lists was also produced by the Clerk, having been duly entered up by him for the last week ended Saturday, the 3rd day of Feby Inst ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                        s.          d.
In money, - - - -
In kind, - - - -                                                                        491.      7.         37/8
Total, - -                                                                                491.      7.         37/8

Credit each Relieving Officer, as per Receipt and Expenditure Book.

The requirements of each Relieving Officer for the ensuing week having been duly considered and estimated by the Board, checks on the Treasurer, and orders on Contractors, were duly signed and delivered to each of them, of the following amounts and value, respectively :

   

By Order on Contractors.

RELIEF

DISTRICT.

Name of Relieving Officer.

Article and quantity
Rye Meal,,

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 8 Tons

65. 14. 8

No. II. Jno Molony 6

50. 12. "

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 5

44. 18. 3

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 9

75. 10. "

No. V. Anthony Corry 7

63. 1. 11

No. VI. Patt Kelly 5

48. 4. 6

No. VII. Terence O’Brien 4

39. 15. 8

No. VIII. Patt Foley 6

50. 3. "

No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3

25. 6. "

Car. forwd.   53

496. 7. 5

Credit Treasurer with Checks ; Debit each Relieving Officer with Checks and Orders.

On the Report and recommendation of the Finance Committee, the following Bills having been duly examined, and found to be correct, and in accordance with the several Orders were directed to be paid, and Checks for the several amounts were duly drawn on the Treasurer, and Signed, namely :
                                                    Clerk of Union Account                       s.      d.

Clerk of Union for payment of small amounts                                  27       1      1.

Debit Clerk of Union and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.

John OConnell Schoolmaster July to 29 Sep 48                                8       15     "
John Molony R.O. Balce July to 29 Sep 48                                       5        0      0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.

                Election Law & other Expenses
Charles McDonnell for Coffins in Balce full to 29 Sep 48                52      0      0

Debit Election Law Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.

Wm Blair for Provisions in Account                                              668       4     11
John N Russell for Provisions in full                                               412     13    10
Irwin W Patterson ditto in Acct                                                     200

Credit Treasurer and debit Out-door Relief Invoice Account with the several sums as above.

The following tender for the purchase of Broken Stone at the undermentioned Depots were accepted Viz.
Michael Culligan         7d p  yard stones Broken at Doneal
Peter Gibson and
Michl Quealy             7d p do for 60 yds at              Kilbaha
Patt Foley                  7d p do 40 yds                        Dunaha
Daniel Mc Grath       7d p do                                   Rhynagonaght
Thady Corry             7d p do do                               Derreene

________________

Mr. Stephen Stackpoole was appointed to collect the arrears of Poor rate in Killard Electoral Division on condition that he would enter into Security to have the Collection closed on the 12th March next
Mr. William Brew was appointed to collect the arrears of Poor Rate in Kilmurry in the same conditions .
Securities’ named by the former Viz Mr. Edmd Mahony of Knocknagore and Mr. Francis ODonnell of Kilkee and by the latter Viz
Mr. Michael Studdert of Drumelihy and Mr. James Brew of Moyaddre. The above appointments are subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners

_______________

At this stage of the Proceedings the Vice-Guardians adjourned to 11 O Clock on Monday the 12th Instant when the following Business was transacted Viz.

The Clerk was advised to advertise in the Limk and Dublin papers for erecting Sheds for Old Clothes in the back room yards. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 24th Instant

In compliance with the Commrs letter of the 2nd February No 4060, the Vice Guardians in the course of last Week advertise in the Limk Examiner and Dublin advertiser for a Clerk of the Union the situation having become Vacant by the resignation of Mr McDonnell.

The following Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners and others were read by the Clerk, and directions given to answer them respectively, to the following effect, (or, Orders made on them respectively, as follows :)

The 1st of the 2nd of February No 4060 relative to the Vice Guardians report of the 15th ult requesting that the Commrs would suspend the acceptance of the Clerks resignation, the Commrs regret to state that they cannot accede to Vice Guardians request

The 2nd of the 7th of February No 5541 relatin’ to the estimate amount of Rate required in Kilrush Union up to the 1st of July and requesting that the Vice Guardians would report as to the amount of late considered to be collectable before harvest next

The 3rd of the same date No 7374 in which the Commissioners sanction the appointment of Mr Francis Coffee as revising Valuator of the Union @ 35 a year.

The 4th of the same date No 8813 acknowledging the receipt of a letter of Credit on Lieutenant Henry for 23. 4. 7. Emigration Expenses

 The 5th of the 8th of February No 131 M/49, calling the attention of the Vice Guardian to the proviso at the close of Sec 26. 1&2 Viz. Cap 56, under which the appointment of Vice Guardians in any Union can continue only for one year after the date of Appointment and no longer, and informing the Vice Guardians that the Clerk has received the necessary instructions relating to the Election of a Board of Guardians for Kilrush Union

The 6th of the same date No 7375 sanctioning the appointment of Sheedy McNamara as Relieving Officer for Kilballyowen @ 30 p annum..

The 7th also of the same date No 8568 stating that the Lease of Messrs Gabbetts premises has been duly executed and stating also that the Vice Guardians may take immediate possession of the Premises..

The 8th of the 7th of February M/8480, a Circular requesting that a return of the Rating on all Fisheries in Kilrush Union may be transmitted to the Commrs without delay. The Vice Guardians state that there are no fisheries rated in Kilrush at present.

The cases of provisional relief, and applications for relief were considered and decided on, as set forth in the Application and Report Books.
The number of provisional admissions to the Workhouse confirmed was       4
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                             23
The number of cases of provisional Out door relief was - -                                72
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                72
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officers Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         295

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Ordered that the Steward over the Stonebreakers of the Kilrush Depot in Crag do furnish twelve men and a Ganger for cleansing the lanes &c of this town

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for supplying the Workhouse with Flax Wheels. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 24th Instant.

The Offal of the Workhouse together with a lot of old Iron, Metal &c was ordered to be advertise for sale

Tender for supplying the Workhouse with Wooden Shoes (Clogs) were postponed until next Board day, and the Clerk was ordered to write to the persons tendering for samples.

Mr John Curtins Tender for Broken Stones at Kilrush.(accepted on the 3rd) should be at 7d p yard instead of 6 as stated in last Minutes

The Clerk was directed to advertise for Rate collector (in the Limerick Papers and by Hand Bills) for the following Districts Viz..
No  1
"    2
"    3
"   4
"   5
Rate of Poundage to be 12 d. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 24th of February Inst

Agreeable to the Commissioners letter of the 19th of October 1848 No 52407 the Master of the Workhouse was ordered to put Men to work in sinking a Tank

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday the 10th of February 1849.
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                       264
Admitted into both places during the Week                                        50
Discharged Cured                                      31                                   314
Died                                                           11                                      42
Total in both places this day                                                              272
In Girls dysentry wards                                                                      23
" Old and Infirm wards                                                                      10
" Skin disease Wards                                                                          85
" Probationary 1
Total under Medical treatment this day                                           391
Deaths Viz..
In Fever Hospital                                        5
Infirmary                                                    6
Total ..                                                      11
 
The Vice Guardians having thought adviseable to form additional Stone Breaking Depots in Killfiddane Kildysart and Moyarta, ordered the Clerk to advertise for a Steward for each of the above named Divisions forthwith

Edmd Kelly.

 
Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 17th day of February 1849.

 

(Signed) John Mc Donnell

Clerk of Union. 

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