Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the Workhouse for the Week ending Saturday, the 3 day of Novem 1849

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS

provided:-

Workhouse,          1100

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,         1580

 

 

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

 

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,        ____

Total,                   2680

  In Work-

house

Hospital,         121

In Fever

Hospital          ___

Total,              121

In separate

Wards,                7

In Wards

with other

Inmates,             2

Total,                 9


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 3rd day of November/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 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.

697

1763

"

"

693

1763

No. II.

511

1460

"

"

511

1460

No. III.

496

1353

"

"

496

1353

No. IV.

665

1880

"

"

665

1880

No. V.

486

1201

"

"

486

1201

No. VI.

479

1169

"

"

479

1169

No. VII.

400

987

"

"

400

987

No. VIII.

355

909

"

"

355

909

No. IX.

196

472

"

"

196

472

Car forward

4281

11194

"

"

4281

11194


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 10th day of November 1849
PRESENT : In the Chair, Benjamin Cox Esqre.
                Other Guardians:                      Jonas Studdert            Francis Keane
Thos Studdert             Ambrose Moore        John Pilkington           RH Donovan
Thos Lillis                   Michl Myers             Francis Corry             Francis ODonnell
Francis Green            Thomas Daly             Michl Studdert           Hy Burton
Rick Fitzpatrick         Denis Hynes              Wm ODonnell            Geo Studdert
Daniel Mulvahille      Cornelius Doherty    Robert Borough           Edmund Mahony
Jerry Moloney            Timothy Kelly            Major Ball                  George Taylor
Thomas Linnane        John Healy                 Daniel OGrady           Michael Brew
                                                 Captain Kennedy Inspector Present


The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 21936 to No. 22086 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. 18024 to No. 18139 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, -                                                          218.    8.    4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                          566.    9.    9
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                     1698.   12.   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 McMahon Kilrush

48

s.

"

d.

3

706

s.

8

d.

9

   

48

"

3

706

8

9
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

9

25

16

3

5

5

67

183

6

11

6

7

   

34

19

10

250

18

1
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

160

153

183

18

16

15

"

31/8

"1/8

   

"

"

"

498

9

3
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

23

14

3

17

7

6

276

367

11

3

8

7

   

38

1

1

643

15

4
Wm Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

468

17

2
   

"

"

"

468

17

2
Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

26

20

10

4

11

4

468

304

2

17

1

3

   

46

15

3

772

19

4
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

44

6

3

8

7

4

366

139

1

6

91/8

105/8

   

50

11

11

505

8

7
 

Total, -

218

8

4

3846

16

9

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 ". " . " 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
25. 2s. 4d.
                                                                                                                                 s.         d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                     101.      14.      11
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -
Average cost in Infirmary, - -
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -

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 :

        Rye & Barley Bread            4 Tons
        Meat                               148 lbs
        Milk                             4480 qts
        Ind Meal                           2 Tons

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 List was also produced by the Clerk, having been duly entered up by him for the last week ended Saturday the 20th day of Nov/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                s.       d.
        In money, - - - -                                    ".        14.       2
        In kind, - - - -                                     221.      13.       6
                    Total, - -                                 222         7.       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
Indian Meal

Value

s. d.

No. I.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Boland

Francis Guinnane

Nicholas Lillis

John OGorman

Patt Kelly

George Brew

Danl OGorman

Thos McInerney

4 Tons

4

3

5

3

3

3

3

1

31. 16. 9

31. 16. 9

24. 15. 3

35. 7. 6

24. 15. 3

24. 15. 3

21. 4. 6

21. 4. 6

8. 16. 10

Car. forwd.   31 224. 12. 7

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 :
                1. Collection Account.                                                    s.        d.
Samuel Bourke for collection on a/c                                        4        10        "

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Anthony Corry for balance of Saly.                                        20       11        0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
JN Russell & Sons for next weeks supplies                         224        12        7

Credit Treasurer and Debit 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 in consequence of the uniform good conduct of the collectors (Messrs Burke & D McDonnell) the Board are of opinion that a reprimand instead of dismissal would be sufficient under all the circumstances. The collectors being held responsible for any loss of rate occurring from the irregularities alleged against them viz
Mr. Bourke 16. 5. 0}
McDonnell   6. 2. 3} Subject to the sanction of the Commissioners

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Resolved that a select Committee be appointed for the purpose of investigating the Financial State of the union and that they report on the next day of Meeting the propriety of reducing the expenditure of the Union in every possible way practicable and also reducing the salaries of the paid staff of the Board.

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

Resolved that considering the general depression and low prices at present given for Agricultural produce and other marketable commodities that a higher rate than 3/= in the could not possibly be levied or collected with the outstanding arrears and considering this that we strike a uniform 3/= union rate on the present revision.

________________

Major Ball proposed as an amendment that a rate proportional to the expenditure in each division be struck which on being proposed from the chair was lost by a majority of 10.

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

Resolved that we call the Commissioners attention to the state of the finances of the union on our assuming the duties of Guardians and request their assistance in meeting the current expenses, otherwise we consider it will be impossible to go on until the new rate which we have this day agreed upon becomes applicable, and in the event of the Commissioners assisting us we pledge ourselves to use every exertion and to direct our officers to do the same to put the union funds in a better position.                                         Wm Burton Proposed Motion
                                                                Ball Seconded Carried.

adjourned Meeting

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 7th Inst requesting that queries relatin to the appointment of Mr. Geo Brew may be forwarded.
The 2nd of the same date No 693 M/49 requesting that a return of the particulars respecting the current rates and any new rate that may be agreed upon would be forwarded.
The 3rd also of the same date No 692 M.49 accompanied with a form of Notice to be given after the making of a rate.
The 4th of the 10th Inst relatin to irregularities in the Bonds of certain Union Officers and requesting that steps may be taken to have them rectified.

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The cases of provisional relief, and application 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         58
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                                 "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                              144
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                   46
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                   46
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                             82

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The Bonds and other securities in force were laid before the Guardians by the Clerk, together with his Report thereon, as follows: (this on the second Meeting after the Annual Election in every year).

Captain Kennedy read a letter from the Commissioners No. 70.060.5 November 1849 relative to the taking of Mr O’Gradys store @ Kildysart and the Guardians acquiesced in the taking of this store on the terms proposed on the Minutes of the 27th October 1849.
Ordered that a map of Mr. OGradys premises be made out and forwarded to the Commissioners with a view to having a lease drawn. Mr John Bindon Scott the proprietor having agreed to give any lease which he is empowered to give @ 12 p annum

Mr. Francis ODonnell gave notice that on the 17th Inst he would propose that a competent person should be advertised for to revalue the union, in consequence of the deterioration in the value of land and its agricultural produce which has been uniformly taking place those years past.

The following Gentleman were appointed to act on the Finance & Visiting Committee
Thomas Studdert                     RH Donovan
Francis Keane                         Robert Borough
Michael Brew                         Denis Hynes
George Taylor
Jonas Studdert
Major Ball
Benjamin Cox
Francis ODonnell

The Clerk was directed to advertize for supplying the Wkhouse until the 29th of September/50 with the following supplies Viz-
        Best Beef and Mutton P lb
        Straw P ton and for supplying until the 25th March 1850 the following Viz-
        Oatmeal Indian Meal & 1st Flour p ton of the best description
        to advertize also for a Master Tailor (salary to be fixed on the day of appointment)
Tenders to be received and considered on the 24th Inst.                                                              Benjamin Cox Chairman


Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 17 day of Novem 1849.

(Signed) E.J. Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

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