Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 12th day of May, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 5th day of May 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.

74

65

267

477

347

345

17

"

"

1592

Admitted during the Week.

8

1

114

122

36

27

6

"

"

314

TOTAL,

82

66

381

599

383

372

23

"

"

1906

Discharged during the Week

Died . . . .

2

1

3

"

37

"

71

"

11

1

14

"

1

"

"

"

"

"

139

2

Total Discharged and Dead

3

3

37

71

12

14

1

"

"

141

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE.

79

63

344

528

371

358

22

"

"

1765

 

 

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,

In Fever

Hospital          ___

Total,              244

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,               ___

Total,


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 5th day of May 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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

756

589

507

720

587

399

508

352

169

1963

1459

1286

1944

1092

1195

947

819

405

415

284

391

872

980

624

326

708

407

1570

851

1350

2689

2374

1497

1164

2116

1048

1171

873

898

1592

1567

1023

834

1060

576

3533

2310

2636

4633

3466

2692

2111

2935

1453

Car forward

4587

11110

5007

14659

9594

25769


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 12th day of May 1849

PRESENT: In the Chair, Edmond Kelly, Esqr

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher, Esqre.

Capt Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 17121 to No. 17411, 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. 13374 to No. 13660, 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              383.    0.   0
Rate lodged                      209.   11.   4
                                        592.   11.   4

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, -                                                                          592.  11. 4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                              690.  15.  2
And that the balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                      1588.   7.  7
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

9

81

90

s.

"

18

18

d.

4

"

4

 

2350

s.

 

13

d.

6

   

90

18

4

2350

13

6

Danl. Mc Donnell Killimer

Knock

" "

"

"

"

"

347

702

18

15

11

10

   

"

"

"

1050

14

9
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

654

626

694

12

6

2

8

"3/8

13/8

   

"

"

"

1975

"

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

17

46

2

9

"

"

739

1015

18

"

8

8

   

63

11

"

1754

19

5
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

2104

16

3
   

"

"

"

2104

6

3
Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

17

"

12

"

"

"

1209

108

10

8

8

10

   

17

12

"

1317

19

6
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

37

"

10

"

"

"

1107

602

7

9

93/8

65/8

   

37

10

"

1709

17

4
  Total, -

209

11

4

12263

1

8


N
OTE. - 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 89. 13. 10 was produced and passed.

With reference to the "Clerks Report " that a considerable Number of receipts was missing, on account of cheques drawn on Treasurer in favor of the late Clerk for Petty Disbursements, the Vice Guardians ordered that the following letter be written to Mr. Mc Donnell and in the event of his non compliance with same that a Balance be struck on his account for any Items for which there are not Receipts.

May 11th 1849

Sir
In winding up the accounts of this Union for the half year ending 29 Sep 1848 I find that a considerable Number of Receipts are missing, on account of cheques drawn from time to time on the Treasurer in your favor for Petty Disbursements for which there are no vouchers save a few.
I am directed by the Vice Guardians to state that unless you forthwith produce the necessary receipts for the several Disbursements made by you for the Union, a balance will be struck on your account, and your securities held responsible for the Defecit
                                                                                                Signed
                                                                                                        EJ Kennelly,
                                                                                                                Clerk of the Union
To John Mc Donnell Esq
Ballyauna

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The Clerk was ordered to advertise for an Assist Master Salary 30: p ann with Rations, to be considered on the 26th Inst

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Mr Michael Mahonys (late teacher of the National School Ennis) Tender for the situation of schoolmaster @ 20 p ann with Rations was accepted subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners

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Anthony Corry having resigned his situation as Relieving Officer for Kilmurry (agreeably to the recommendation of Captain Kennedy and the Vice Guardians) which was accepted, the Clerk was ordered to advertise for a Relieving Officer in his stead, to be considered on the 26th Inst

Adjourned meeting
Tenders for the situation of Porter were postponed to the next Board day

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With reference to the Clerks Report as to the negligence of the Relieving officers they were called in and admonished by Captain Kennedy and the Vice Guardians, and told that in the event of a repetition of such neglect their dismissal would be recommended to the Commissioners

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The Rate Payers at Killard and Killofin having requested of the Guardians to postpone their revision of the Relief Lists to the ensuing Week, they have done so accordingly, and have fixed on the following days for the purpose -viz.
     Tuesday May 15 @ Labasheeda for  Killofin
     Friday     "     18 " Doonbeg       "   Killard.

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The Clerk was ordered to prepare all Bonds for Milk Contractors immediately.
Doctor Elliott not having furnished his Weekly Report agreeably to the orders of Doctor Phelan the Clerk was ordered to write to him to furnish such Return forthwith

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The additional accommodation at Leadmore was decided upon as 800

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The Clerk was ordered to write to Mr Purcells Solicitors for all the Bonds etc. in his possession

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Captain Kennedy laid before the Guardians a copy of sworn Evidence relevant to the fraudulent obtaining of a Rate Receipt by the Father of Mr Corry Relg Offr. for Kilmurry Elec. Division implicating the Rel Offr. as the Agent therein.
Captain Kennedy stated that he could entertain no doubt of this officers culpability and recomended that he be called upon to resign.
Captain Kennedy also stated that there were other grounds calling for this officers discontinuance in office.
Captain Kennedy informed the Guardians that on his recent visits to Carrigaholt he found the men employed under the 2nd Sec of the P.L. Exten Act idling in a very disgraceful manner, under Corbett the Steward in charge.
The Vice Guardians therefore ordered his dismissal.

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Captain Kennedy read portions of a letter from the Commissioners No. 27.270 dated 4 May/49

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Captain Kennedy handed Bank Receipts for 360 to the Vice Guardians being the amount of advances placed to their credit with the Treasurer

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Captain Kennedy recommended that the following persons be summoned under the 8th Sec of 10 vic Cap 31 for the amount of Relief given to Members of their Families whom they are bound by Law to maintain, namely
    2820.     Daniel McNamara Mount Ievers
    2782.     John Normile Clohans
    3197.     Bridget Doyle of Do.

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The Meal supplied by the contractor on last Week being considered of an indifferent quality it was deemed advisable that Mr Meagher V.G. should go to Limerick to purchase Meal and also some Wool.

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The Clerk reported that in winding up the accounts for the half year ending 29 Sep /48 he found a considerable Number of Receipts was Missing on account of cheques drawn from time to time on the Treasurer in favor of the late Clerk for Petty Disbursements for which there are no vouchers save a few.

The Clerk reported that Mr Patt Kelly R.O did not attend on last Wednesday with his Relief List etc.

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The Clerk reported that the monthly Return of Liabilities is delayed in consequence of Messrs. O’Gorman, Kelly and O’Brien (R Off.) not having furnished a list of expenses of Dispensary & Cholera Hospitals, in their respective Districts and as required from them, and also in consequence of the Masters illness and his books not being written up.

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The Clerk reported that the Relg Off. had not yet furnished him with the List of All Parties receiving outDoor Relief (and the expense thereof) for the half year ending 25 March 1849 in accordance with the Minutes of the 24th. of last March, which had been read for them all by the Clerk. He also added that on many occasions latterly Returns and other Documents required by the Commissioners had to be forwarded Kilrush and otherwise imperfect through the negligence of many of the Relg Off.

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The Clerk pointed out the inconvenience of the Stewards being obliged to attend from a considerable distance to receive their due and respectfully recommended that their wages should in future be handed to the Relieving Officers of the several Districts holding them responsible for same.

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In accordance with a letter from Mr Patt O’ Connor Contractor for Clothing, the Amount due to him for 200 pair of Blankets was transferred to the credit of Messrs. Kenny Scott & Co. of Kilkenny. The amount transfer to their credit (should have been 66 instead of 62) on same a/c last minutes.

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George Comerfords Tender to Supply the Parish of Killard with offices was accepted the prices to be same as at the Workhouse.

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Wm Blairs Tender to supply Bread Stuffs, on the same Terms as last Week (say Indian Meal 9.5 /p Ton) was accepted for a limited supply until Wednesday

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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      29
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                              "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           207
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               26
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               26
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                      150

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The following letters from the Poor Law Comms were read by the Clerk, viz the 1st of the 7th May No 20750/49 transmitting Returning Officers accounts and directing that the amount of same 15.3.0 should be paid. The 2nd of the 10th May No. 351 M/49 requiring a Return of the Inmates in the Workhouse for the Weeks ended the 24 & 31 March 7. 14. 21 & 28 April & 5 May 1849 for the corresponding Period in the year 1847 and 1848.

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The 3rd of the 11th May No 2991/1849 with respect to the Food Orders recd. from Sir A Routh and the British Relief Association

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The 4th of the 11 May No. 29095/1849 relative to the resignation of the late Schoolmaster.

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The 5th of the 11 May No. 29095/1849 relative to the substitution of adulterated for genuine Brandy sent for the use of the Kilkee Cholera Hospital

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The 6th of the 11 May No. 29095/49 with respect to the occupation of about 14A. 3R of land adjoining the Workhouse and requiring that a Memorial should be fowarded without delay.

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The 7th of the 11 May No. 29095/49 sanctioning an encrease to 50: year to the Salary of Mr Lillis Relg Off.

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The 8th of the 11 May No. 29095/49 requiring to know what directions the Vice Guardians gave, on the Clerks Report (contained in Minutes of the 28 April) relative to the Discrepancies between the Rect & Expen. Books of the R.Off & the order check books & the Minutes.

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The 9th of the 11 May 1849 requiring Return No 29,946/49.

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The 10 " " 12 May requiring Return No 30.446/49.

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  "  11 " " 12 Do. No 30387/49 stating that a requisition was sent on the 11th Inst to the Commissional office for 360 - in the name of Captain Kennedy.

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A letter dated 9 May 1849 was read from the Public Works Loan Commissioner Office requiring payment of 67.10. 3 instalments on Loan for Workhouse.

 Medical Report for the Week ending Saturday 12 May 1849
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                        244
Admitted during the Week                                                                   84
Discharged             57                                                                         328
Died                         9                                                                           66
Total in both places this day                                                               262
In Skin disease wards                                                                           82
" Old & Infirm Wards                                                                          12
" Girls dysentery Wards                                                                      10
                                                                                                           366

Deaths
In Infirmary         12
Fever Hospital       "
                            12

 Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on Saturday

the 12th day of May 1849.

(Signed) __________________ Clerk of the Union.


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