Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 13th day of October, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 6th day of October 1849.

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS

provided:-

Workhouse,             1100

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,             1080

 

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,            150

Total,                     2330

  In Work-

house

Hospital,        119

In Fever

Hospital          57

Total,            176

In separate

Wards,              9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           2

Total,             11


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 6th day of October/ 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.

679

1713

   

679

1713

No. II.

566

1700

   

566

1700

No. III.

492

1502

   

492

1502

No. IV.

670

2088

   

670

2088

No. V.

486

1154

   

486

1154

No. VI.

419

1033

   

419

1033

No. VII.

375

947

   

375

947

No. VIII.

332

844

   

332

844

No. IX.

216

510

   

216

510

Car forward

4235

11491

   

4235

11491


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 13th day of October - 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esquire

                Other Guardians: Edmond Kelly Esquire

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

 

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 21404 to No. 21497 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. 17559 to No. 17701 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:
Poor Rate received                             473.     8.    4
Costs of Potatoes sold                             13.     7.    7
                                                            486.   15.   11

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, -                                                           486.    15.   11
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                           721.    12.     6
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                     1108.    12.     0
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

56

s.

6

d.

9

829

s.

8

d.

8

   

56

6

9

829

8

8
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

96

237

14

4

10

4

   

"

"

"

333

19

2
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

34

1

10

7

2

13

4

6

10

238

219

229

4

11

9

2

101/8

51/8

   

46

3

8

687

5

5
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

18

47

14

8

6

6

368

445

1

11

3

10

   

66

3

"

813

13

2
William Brew Kilmurry

30

"

5

581

7

"
   

30

"

5

581

7

"
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

76

100

16

10

11

7

650

512

11

11

"

8

   

177

7

6

1163

2

8
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

45

51

18

8

6

6

519

206

18

10

11/8

45/6

   

97

7

"

726

10

5
 

Total, -

473

8

4

5135

6

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
8 . 10. 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
221 . 14s. 11d.

Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.                                      s.     d.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                          83.      16.    5
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                                         1.     0
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                                     2.     4.
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                             2.     0

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:

                Meat              193 lb.
                Milk            4582 quarts

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 6th day of Oct/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                    s.      d.
    In money, - - - -                                             ".       11.    8
    In kind, - - - -                                              214.       9.    4
            Total, -                                                215.       1.    0

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 4 Tons 31. 16. 9
No. II. Jno Molony 4 30. 1. 4
No. III. Thos. Guinnane 4 28. 6. 0
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis. 5 48. 18. 3
No. V. John O Gorman 3 24. 15. 3
No. VI. Patt Kelly 3 24. 15. 3
No. VII. Terence O Brien 2 17. 13. 9
No. VIII. Danl. Gorman 2 17. 13. 9
No. IX. Thos McInerny 1 10. 12. 3
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. Clothing Account.                                                                               s.        d.
Doctor Donovan for Law Expenses                                                                 24.       16.      4

Debit Electoral Law a/c and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
James Kelly distribution on a/c                                                                        20         0        0
John Mason for Cleaning cess pools                                                                  3         0        0
Mrs Shannon Matron Saly to 29’ Sept                                                            7        10        "
Doctor ODonnell Salary to 29’ Sept
as attendant of Fever Hospital                                                                           5          5       "
Patt McInerney Balance distributor to 29’ Sept                                              12         4       7

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Fever Hospital Account
Honoria Houlihan Milk to Kilrush Dispensary                                              3          18        9
Michl Darcy Milk to Kilrush     do                                                                 3           7         2

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blair Balance in full                                                                       266         14        11
Jno N Russell for last Week supply                                                             201          16         6

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

The Vice Guardians have appointed the following days to attend at the undermentioned places for the purpose of Revising the Relief Lists Viz
    on Tuesday      at Kildysert for Kildysert
     "  Wednesday at Corlnaeene for Kilfiddane
     "      do           at Mullough for Kilmurry
     "  Thursday   at Wkhouse Board Room in Kilrush

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The Vice Guardians have permitted Mr Foley assistant Master to withdraw his resignation
subject to the approval of the Commissioners

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Tenders for the situation of Relieving Officer for Kilkee were posponed for consideration until next Board day

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

Mr J A Carrolls proposal for the printing of the Workhouse according to a specification of prices accompanying this tender was accepted.

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Michael Quinlivans’ tender for the erection of as many Weaving Looms as may be required (by finding himself in all materials comprising same) for 3 Sly each was excepted.

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The appointment of Thomas Meagher & James Reedy late Stewards having been omitted to be inserted on the Minutes the Vice Guardians have resolved notwithstanding to pay them their wages Subject to the approval of the Commissioners.

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

The Vice Guardians at this period (5 O Clock) adjourned to 10 O Clock on Monday the 15th Instant when the following business was transacted Viz

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The Vice Guardians having only received the Tender for the Building at Fever Hospital which they consider too high have directed the Clerk to advertise again for same tenders to be considered on 27th Sept

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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 10th Inst No 61803 M/49 circular accompanyed with Copies of Revised forms of circular Bonds
2nd of the 11th Inst No 63795 sanctioning the appointment of Mr Francis Coffey as Revising Valuation @ 50 for the Revision
The 3rd of the 12th Inst No 65471 in reference to a letter of credit for payment of Messrs Geale & Dwyer
The 4th of the 12th Inst requesting to be furnished with an account of the expenditure of Advances during the Month of September.

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The Vice Guardians having discovered that relief had been given to several persons sanctioned by them on the application & Report Books in the Kilmurry Electoral division but which had been omitted from the Relief Lists the Vice Guardians have resolved to allow the distributor credit for same (amounting to " tons 7 cwt 2 qts 13 lb subject to the approval to the commissioners

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Medical Report for the Week Ending 13 Oct /49
Now infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                  176
Admitted during the Week                                                   32
Discharged Cured              45                                            208
Died                                     4                                              49
No. Under Medical treatment in both places                     159
In Girls dysentery Wards                                                    12
Skin disease Wards                                                              93
Old & Infirm Wards                                                              6
Total under Medical Treatment                                        270

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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         41
Ditto, disallowed -     -     -      -     -                                                                                 "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                              115
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                   10
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                   10
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                             16

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Cheques for Payment of the following items were duly drawn on the treasurer in favour of the Master, Assistant Master & Clerk respectively Viz
Master Carpenter Bills                                                                       5.       2.    8
            Masons       do                                                                           3.     10.    6
            Carmens     do                                                                           1.     17.    3
            Weavers     do                                                                            1.     14.    8
            Labourers  do                                                                                      2.    0
            Boland Balce turf                                                                      1.       0.    0
            Jno Boland for Hay                                                                   ".       6.    0
            Keane Tailor                                                                             1.       6.    0
            Russell for Sand                                                                       ".       7.    6
            McCarthy Baker                                                                      ".     10.    0
            Devers Painter                                                                         ".     13.    6
            Culligan Tinman                                                                     ".       6.    6
            Dowling Clothing for Emigrants                                             2.     17.    3                              17.    13.   10

Asst Master     Carpenters Bills                                                           3.     15.    6
                         Mason’s      do                                                             2.       0.    0
                        Carmen’s     do                                                             ".     12.    0
                        Land for Leadmore                                                       ".     10.    6
                        Devers Painter                                                             6.       9.    0                              13.    7.    "
Clerk                 McMahon Postage
                        24th Sept to 11th Oct                                                ".     15.    5
                        Boland Steward                                                           1.        7.    0
                        Miss Shannon asst Matron                                         1.      17.    6
                        Salary to 29 Sept
                        Healy Steward                                                             ".     18.    0
                        do for Horsehire                                                           ".       7.    6
                        Meade Steward                                                           ".       9.    0
                        Creighton Surveyor                                                    ".     10.    9
                        Doherty for Carriage
                        of Implements                                                              ".      7.     6                                6.    12.    8

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