Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 11th day of August, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 4th day of August 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,              1080

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,             150

Total,                      2330

 

Male

 

Fem

 

Male

 

Fem

     

 

Male

 

Fem

 
Remaining on previous Saturday, as per last Return,

45

60

413

436

454

449

22

"

"

1879

Admitted during the Week,

"

"

49

104

17

22

6

"

"

196

TOTAL,

45

60

462

540

471

471

28

"

"

2077

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

"

"

"

48

1

35

"

10

2

16

2

"

1

"

"

"

"

109

6

Total Discharged and Dead,

"

"

49

35

12

18

1

"

"

115

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

45

60

413

505

459

453

23

"

"

1962

 

 

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                   101

Hospital,

In Fever

Hospital              162

Total,                  263

In Separate

Wards,                  6

In Wards

with other

Inmates,               "

Total,                   6


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 4h day of August/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. 796 2091 486 1889 1282 3980
No. II. 871 2405 367 945 1238 3350
No. III. 624 1590 365 1530 989 3120
No. IV. 718 1672 882 3114 1600 4786
No. V. 667 1267 1318 3171 1985 4438
No. VI. 474 1519 495 1219 969 2738
No. VII. 533 1163 355 1142 888 2305
No. VIII. 378 889 796 2328 1174 3217
No. IX. 187 427 621 1439 808 1866
Car forward 5248 13023 5685 16777 10933 29800


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 11th day of August 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqr

Other Guardians: Edmond Kelly Esqr

Captain Kennedy & Mr. Lynch Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 19409 to No. 19608, 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. 16443 to No. " , inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Clerk’s Report on the execution of Orders previously made by the Board was read, to the following effect:

p Capt Kennedy           989.     0.      0
    Rate received              476.     0.    10
                                  1465.     0.    10

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, -                                                  1465.     0.   10
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                  1320.     5.     3
And that the Balance on the Account to credit of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                 382.     4.     1
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.

 

Alexr McMahon

Kilrush

53

s.

10

d.

9

1146

s.

2

d.

10

   

53

10

9

1146

2

10
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

2

65

16

15

4

5

109

374

17

9

6

3

   

68

11

9

484

6

9
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

22

7

"

8

19

"

2

5

"

310

250

365

5

7

12

8

63/8

113/8

   

30

7

7

926

6

1
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

7

24

8

6

8

0

428

583

19

18

9

2

   

31

14

8

1012

18

"
William Brew Kilmurry

65

15

0

849

5

3
   

65

15

0

849

5

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

18

68

0

16

0

0

803

1102

"

12

9

9

   

86

60

"

1905

13

6
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

112

26

7

17

8

5

626

402

18

14

93/8

115/8

   

139

5

1

1029

13

9
 

Total, -

476

"

10

7354

6

4


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 34. 6. 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
105. 14s. 7d.
                                                                                                                         s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was              97.        15.   11
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, - -
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 Meal       4 Tons        Salt              12 cwt
    Butter                           6 lb             Tea                4 lbs
    Meat                         200 lbs            Rice               1 Ton
    Ind - Meal                   2 Tons         Milk         5300 qts

Collective days 13463

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 Officers’ 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 4h day of Aug/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                .        s.      d.
In money, - - - -                                               10.     0
In kind, - - - -                                        584.    12.    4
Total, - -                                                585.      2.    4

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

Value.

. s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 10 68. 1. 3
No. II. John Molony 8 53. 18. 0
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 6 43. 15. 16
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 11 77. 9 7
No. V. John O Gorman 9 60. 12. 9
No. VI. Patt Kelly 6 42. 2. 2
No. VII. Terence O Brien 6 40. 8. 6
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 7 47. 3. 3
No. IX. Thos McInerney 3 23. 11. 11
Car. forwd. Total 67 457. 3. 4

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. Clothing Account
                                                                                                                           s.    d.
Robert Keane for Straw supplied                                                                  7     19     2
Patt OConnor Clothing on a/c                                                                   50      0     0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Mr Nolan attendance at Cholera Hospital                                                  15       0      0
Geo Taylor Lime                                                                                           5     13      4
Pat Robinson Kilkee Distribution on a/c                                                    10      0       0
Miss Shannon in full to 10h Inst                                                                 5     12      6
Geo Quilty Building on a/c                                                                        13      0       0
Jno Devers for Painting                                                                               4       9      6
Miss Shannon Saly to 25 June                                                                    7     10      0
Michl ODonnell Bal Salary                                                                        7       5      8

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Thomas Keating Rice on a/c                                                                       50      0     0
Wm Blair Provisions supplied                                                                    60      8     6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Patt Roughan Meal on a/c                                                                        105      5     3
Wm Blair Provisions supplied                                                                   551    17    0
Mr Lumsden Ditto                                                                                     40     12    6
Mr Blaire Ditto                                                                                         106    15    7

Baln of a/c furnished 19 May

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

Tenders for the situation of Assistant Matron were this day considered and Miss Alicia Shannon’s was accepted @ 15 a year with apartment & Ration’s. Subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners

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Mr William Lumsden’s proposed to Supply the able Bodied recipients of Out-door Relief in Kilrush divisions with Rye and Barley Bread @ 3d p 4 lbs Loaf was accepted

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Michael and John Scanlons tender for painting repairing and rendering the roofing to the entrance of the Leadmore auxiliary Premises for 4. 10 was accepted

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Tenders for the erection of a Free Pump & Water Cistern at Leadmore was postponed for consideration until next Board day.

The Clerk was directed to advertise In Hand Bills to the effect that the Vice-Guardians would on the 18th Inst receive tenders for flooring the ground floor of the Mill & distillery rooms at Leadmore Wkhouse tenders to specify the shortest possible period when same would be completed

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

The several Relieving Officers of the Union now called before the Vice Guardians and directed to state all able bodied Men with one and two dependents in their respective districts and test them with the Workhouse.

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At this period 6 o Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to 11 o Clock on Monday the 13 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 10h Inst No 50. 454/49 accompanied with a Copy of a letter from Mr Danl Egan relatin to the Valuation of his farm and a Copy of the Commsrs. reply thereto
The 2nd of the same date No 51338 accompanied with a letter from Mr Jas Casey a copy and of the Commissioners reply thereto .
The 3rd of the 11th Inst No 51.265/49 relatin to the extension of the Loan of 2000 made to the treasurer and inquiring what arrangements have been made relative to the payment of the Interest thereon

The following Tenders (accompanied with Samples) for Supplying the Union for one week with Ind Meal was considered by the Vice Guardians Viz -
        Jno. N. Russells      @   6.   17. 5. p ton
        I. W. Patterson’s    @      6.   16. 0  p do and
        William Blares       @    6.   14. 9  p do
Mr. Blare, being the lowest, was accordingly declared Contractor for the above period @ 6. 14. 9 p ton

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The Clerk was directed to invite Mr Kelly Lessee of the Fever Hospital in connection with the Workhouse calling his attention to the roofing of same and requiring that same may be repaired forthwith.

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Mr William Nolan (Wkhouse apothecary) having been engaged for 73 days in the compounding of Medicine for and attendance on the Cholera patients in Kilrush during the prevalence of that disease the Vice Guardians have agreed that he be allowed a sum of 15 stg for his services during the above period.

________________

The following tenders for the supplies named hereunder were amended and the undermentioned persons were declared contracted at the prices affixed and for the Periods specified Viz.

Groceries -
Garrett Doherty until 25 March/50 Viz’-
Whole Pepper @ 1/= p lbs Whiskey @ 6/6 p Gallon     Vinegar 1/9 p Gallon (equal to sample)
Michl McGrath
Tea @ 4/ = p lbs     Lump Sugar 6d p lbs      SoftSugar 5/ p Stone     Washing soda 1/4d p lb
Starch 3/6 (equal to Samples)

Clothing a/c
Patt O Connor for the same period - Viz
Linsey 10d p yard     Freize No 1@2/6 p yard (striped)  Shrouding No 2 @ 2d p yard and
Ticken No 3 @ 8 p yard equal to samples

Timber
C McDonnell
Best Quebec Red Pine @ 3. 10. p ton
Yellow Pine 2. 12 /6 p lbs
1st quality deals @ 3/6 each     length - 12 Feet      breadth - 9 Inches     thickness - 3 Inches
2nd ditto    3/= each                                                same dimensions

Chandlery
Michael McGrath
Best Brown soap 25/6 p cwt     Best white soap 34/6 p do equal to sample.
John McNamara
Dipt Candles @ 5/6 p Dozen lbs     Mold Candles @ 6/= Dozen lbs      white lard 6d. p lbs
Salt 1/8 p cwt.

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Captain Kennedy handed the Clerk a receipt from the Treasurer for 950, a remittance from the Government in aid of the Current expenses of the Union

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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        27
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                                "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was                               128
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                  31
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                  31
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books                         1
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                            68

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered - 

Medical Report of a Week Ending 11h Aug 49
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                      242
Admitted into both places this week                                           76
Discharged Cured         74                                                       318
Died                                8                                                         82
Remaining in both places this day                                           236
In Girls dysentery wards                                                           22
" skin disease wards                                                                117
" Old & Infirm wards                                                                 6
Total under Medical treatment                                               381

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary         4
" Fever Hospital  4
Total                   8

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Establishment a/c
Patk Foley Asst Master for payment of the following Viz
Carpenter Bill                                                           4.      0.     6
Masons       "                                                               2.      4.     3
Scanlon for Slating                                                             16.     0
                                                                                    7.      0.     9

Patt McInerny Master for payment of the following Viz
Masons at Workhouse                                              ".    15.     0
Mrs Browne for Spindles                                          ".      4.     0
Carpenter at Wkhouse                                              3.    15.     6
Casey for Nails                                                         1.    14.     9
                                                                              6.     9.      3

Debit Establishment Credit Treasurer

Clerk of Union a/c
Meade Steward                                                    1.     7.     0
Hanrahan Carter                                                            7      0
Steam Company                                                           18.     4
Donnell Steward                                                          18.     0
                                                                            3.   10.     4

Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit Treasurer

                                                                                                                                    Edmd Kelly - Chairman

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 Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 18 day of August 1849.

(Signed) E J Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

 

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