Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION

______________

STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 3rd day of March 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,

93

65

206

427

308

292

13

"

"

1404

Admitted during the Week,

3

1

13

58

13

17

1

"

"

106

TOTAL,

96

66

219

485

321

309

14

"

"

1510

Discharged during the Week.

Died,

"

3

2

3

18

"

37

"

4

1

2

"

2

"

"

"

"

"

65

7

Total Discharged and Dead.

3

5

18

37

5

2

2

"

"

72

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

93

61

201

448

316

267

12

"

"

1438

 

 

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                164

Hospital,

In Fever

Hospital             87

Total,               251

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 March 1849 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 relieved out 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.

741

1810

268

1205

1009

3015

No. II.

630

1502

118

505

748

2007

No. III.

529

1239

172

803

701

2042

No. IV.

595

1656

692

2384

1287

4040

No. V.

544

1273

574

1736

1118

3009

No. VI.

305

647

591

1696

896

2343

No. VII.

398

857

257

1025

655

1882

No. VIII.

327

778

491

1747

818

2525

No. IX.

107

475

197

754

304

1229

Car forward

4176

10237

3360

11855

7536

22092

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

PRESENT: In the Chair, Captain A.E. Kennedy. PLI. Act V. G. Other Guardians: Michl Meagher Esqre.

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.


The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16013 to No. 16179, both inclusive, by he signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.
The Out-door Relief Register was produced, examined, and authenticated from No. 11448 to No. 11657,inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

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 -                                              79.   14.   4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                            161.    5.    1
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                       1645.   9.    4
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

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

115

161

204

10

12

14

4

7

11

   

"

"

"

481

17

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

174

166

"

6

53/8

63/8

   

"

"

"

340

6

11
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

14

11

"

"

"

"

135

147

"

6

11

10

   

25

"

"

282

7

10
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

25

12

4

694

1

7
   

25

12

4

694

1

7
Stephen Stacpoole Killard

20

"

"

459

18

2
   

20

"

"

459

18

2
Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

5

3

"

12

9

"

3

9

142

163

54

9

12

12

1

9

4

   

9

2

"

360

14

2
  Total, -

79

14

4

3104

17

11

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 26 . 1. 7 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
73.  7s.  7d..
9917
                                                                                                                         s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                         92.   13.    "
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                                    1.      3
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:

    Wooden Wheels        24                  Butter            3 lb
    Milk                      4107 quarts       Soap              1 cwt
    Meat                      179 lbs              Salt              10 cwt
    Rye Meal                  1 Ton             Malt              "
    Barley Meal              1 Ton              Whiskey       1 Gallon
    Ind Corn                  1 Ton              Tea                1 lb
    Ind Meal                  1 Ton          Sugar            7 lb
    Oat Meal                  Ton           Turf             80 Loads
    1st Flour                  Ton
            Coal              4 Ton

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 March 49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                               s.     d.
    In money, - - - -
    In kind, - - - -                                                                           528.    10.   45/8.
    Total, - -
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

Ind Meal & Bread

Value

s. d.

No. I.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Molony

Thomas Guinnane

Nicholas Lillis

Anthony Corry

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Daniel Gorman

Sheedy McNamara

10 Ton

6 Ton

5 Ton

9 Ton

8 Ton

6 Ton

6 Ton

6 Ton

3 Ton

83. 18. 2

55. 14. 0

53. 18. 5

83. 2. "

96. 4. 3

59. 19. 5

59. 15. 8

55. 5. 0

27. 17. 0

Total  

61

555. 14. "

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 :
Emigration
Account.                                                                              s.     d.
Jeremiah Dowling in full for Clothes supplied to Emigrants               3     15     "

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account
JA Carroll Printing & co                                                                    9       6      "
Limk & Clare Examiner Advertising                                                 14     16     "
John Culligan Tin Work in full                                                            6     17     "
Patt Healy Collector Saly in Acct                                                        4      9      "

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account
John McNamara Chandlery                                                               20      "      "
Simon Boland for Turf supplied                                                          7       9      2

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account
William Lumsden for Prov in Acct                                                    10      0      0
Patt Robinson in Acct Distribution                                                    5       7      4
Laurence McInerney Do.                                                                    6      10     9
Molohan and Gibson Prov in Acct                                                     7      19     "
Peter Healy for Milk for Killard Dispensary                                        6       3      2

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

The Report of the Visiting Committee, was read, and Orders were made thereon as follows :

Resolved that the Paupers relieved under Sec 2 be required to work 10 hours every day viz’- from 8 in the Morning until 6 in the Evening and that the Relieving Officers communicate this in writing to the Stewards in their respective districts..

Ordered that the Rate Books which are filled be laid on the Table (completed) on next Board day and that a Rate be struck on such divisions as the Books are completed for.

The Reports of the Master and other Officers were read, and Orders made thereon, as follows :

In consequence of Mr Pattersons refusal to supply the Union with Barley Meal (as p Contract) the Clerk was ordered to advertise for same also for supplying the Union with Indian Corn p Ton, Rice p Ton, Tenders to be considered on the 24th., Instant.

Resolved that the appointment of Collectors be postponed until Saturday next the 17th Instant.

The following Orders of the Poor Law Commissioners were laid before the Board and directions given thereon, as follows :

The Clerk was ordered to advertise for raising and Roofing the Western Kiln of the Auxiliary Workhouse Store Leadmore. Particulars to be had from the Clerk. Tenders to be considered on the 24th Inst.

It being now past 6 O’Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to Two O’Clock on Monday the 12th Inst when the following Business was transacted.

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 March No 13336/1849 acknowledging the receipt of Mr Pat Foleys Quire Sheet and sanctioning his appointment at 30 p annum with rations.

The 2nd of the 9th March No 13873/49 in reference to the Vice Guardians resolution on the 24th ult granting the late Hospital Nurse an allowance of 3/= a Week for her maintenance, and stating that there is no legal authority for applying any portion of the rates in the way proposed

The 3rd of the 10th March No 13873/49 in reference to the appointment of Mr A Mc Mahon to act as Clerk of the Union temporarily and sanctioning same.

The Vice Guardians and Clerk attended at Court this day to prosecute Daniel Mc Donnell for disobedience of Orders &c . The Magistrates having heard and considered the case, fined McDonnell 2.

Mr George Brew was appointed to superintend the removal of Nuisances & Cleansing the Town of Kilrush on the 7th Inst.. Salary to be fixed on Next Board day and Michl Gehan was employed to fill up the rate Books. Recommendation to be fixed in same day.

A Check was drawn on the Treasurer in Mr Meaghers favour for 27. 9. 9 for payment of small demand.
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

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      19
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             19
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           145
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                44
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                44
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                          86

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday March 10th 1849.
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                                                  249
Admitted during the Week                                                                                             48
                                                                                                                                      297
Discharged cured     55
Died   
                       4                                                                                                   59
Total in Both places this day                                                                                        238
In Girls Dysentery Ward                                                                                              18
" Skin Disease Ward                                                                                                     77
" Old and Infirm Wards                                                                                               10
Total under Medical Treatment this day                                                                    343

Deaths Viz’
In Fever Hospital       4
Infirmary                   "
Total                          4                                              Edm Kelly Chair 

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on Saturday

the 17th day of March 1849.

(Signed) Alexr McMahon

Clerk of the Union

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