Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 14th day of April, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

________________

STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 7th day of April 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,

78

58

192

420

331

306

11

"

"

1402

Admitted during the Week,

4

4

18

38

15

22

2

"

"

101

TOTAL,

82

62

210

464

346

326

13

"

"

1503

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

1

"

1

"

8

2

26

4

8

1

8

1

2

"

"

"

"

"

54

Total Discharged and Dead,

1

1

10

30

9

9

2

"

"

8

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

81

61

200

434

337

317

11

"

"

62

 

 

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,          208

In Fever 

Hospital,            79

Total,               287

In separate

Wards,            2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,          5

Total,             7


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 7th day of April/ 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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

765

494

606

640

597

373

493

353

162

1946

1207

1458

1801

1306

940

928

817

419

414

260

193

744

695

630

353

589

254

1548

880

846

2388

1945

1581

1215

1932

813

1179

754

799

1384

1292

1003

846

947

416

3494

2087

2304

4189

3251

1521

2143

2750

1232

Car forward

4488

10823

4132

13148

8620

23971

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians at a Meeting held on Saturday the 14th day of April 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Captain Kennedy PLJ act. VG

Other Guardians : Edmund Kelly Esq.

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16407 to No. 16487, 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. 12214 to No. 12489, 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 the 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 -                                  15.     5.    10
Paid during the week, - - - -                                 36.     1.      0
And that Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                           1508.  12.     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.

A. McMahon Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl Mc Donnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

109

149

202

4

7

18

7

6

9

   

"

"

"

461

10

16
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysert

"

"

"

"

"

"

167

157

11

9

"3/8

83/8

   

"

"

"

325

"

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

127

144

"

6

11

10

   

"

"

"

271

7

10
W. Brew. Kilmurry

15

5

10

555

14

"
   

15

5

10

555

14

"
S. Stacpoole Killard

"

"

"

439

18

2
   

"

"

"

439

18

2
Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

120

163

54

13

12

12

11

9

4

   

"

"

"

338

19

"
  Total, -

15

5

10

2878

1

11

NOTE. - A Total is to be inserted in Red Ink at the foot of each Collector’s District, as well as 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 17. 19. 8d 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
91: 5s. 0 d.
9931 days                                                                                                 s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessities consumed was         95.     1.      7
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provisions 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 Necessities required for the ensuing week was examined, and Orders were duly made for the several articles specified, namely:

            Milk              4269                                  1st Flour     1 Ton
            Meat               186 & 224 = 410            Soup           "
            Rye Meal          "                                   Whiskey       1 Gallon
            Barley Meal     2 Tons                           Tea              2 lbs
            Ind Meal          1 Tons                           Sugar         2 Stone
            Oatmeal           1 Sack                            Pepper       1 Stone

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 7th day of April/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                           s.     d.
In money, - - - -                                          "      12     "
In kind, - - - -                                           591.    2.    7
Total, - -                                                   591.  14.    7

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 Moloney

Thos Guinnane

Nicholas Lillis

Anthony Corry

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Danl Gorman

Thomas McInerney

91/8

7

7

10

10

7

6

8

4

75. 16. 2

67. 11. 3

68. 3. 7

94. 5. "

89. 17. 0

67. 6. "

53. 15. 6

71. 10. 8

36. 0. 0

Car. forwd.   701/8 624. 5. 2

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 by the Treasurer, and Signed, namely:
                1. Clothing Account .                                                                   s.      d.
Patt O Connor for clothing in Acct                                                      68        19      4

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account
Simon Boland for Turf supplied                                                              6          9       4
Mrs. Stule Fever Hospital Nurse Saly to 25 March                                3         18      "
Mrs. Barry               Do.                                  Do.                                  3         18      "
Mrs. Smith Fever Hospital Nurse                   Do.                                   7         10      "
Mrs. Mc Donnell Infirmary Nurse                 Do.                                   5          "       "
Matt Scanlan for seed potatoes                                                                7         18      4
Doctor Considine Salary                                                                         8           3      "
Sheedy M’Namara R O Killballyowen Saly to 31st March                    7            3      "
Samuel Bourke collector in Acct                                                            20          0       0
Terence O’Brien Expenses in Kilkee Hospital                                        13          3       "
Franci Coffey R.V in acct Salary                                                           10          "       "
Alex McMahon collector in acct                                                             8          13      1
Patt Healy          Ditto                                                                            17          "      10
Debit Establishment Credit Treasurer,

Election Law & other expenses
Bryan Purcell Solicitor in Acct                                                             10           0       0
John Armitage for information etc.                                                          5           6       "
Jas McMahon for Coffins for Moyarta                                                    7          16       "

Debit Election Law with the several sums as above.
            4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Wm Lumsden for Bread in acct                                                             10           0       0
Thomas O’Donnell (p P. Healy) for Distribution Bal. in full                  5          19       3

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

Resolved that James Reidy Steward over stone Breakers in Kilfiddane be dismissed for inattention and that Patt Barry be appointed in his Stead at 6/- p Week

________________

Resolved that in accordance with Captain Kennedys Report to the Commissioners
(dated March 8th 1849) relatin’ to irregularities in the Accounts of Mr. Patt Healy, Rate Collector for Kilkee Moyarta & Kilballyowen the Vice Guardians directed that Mr. Healy be charged with a Sum of 17 . 0 . 10 which appears unaccounted for in his collection and that this sum be credited in due proportion to the deficits in Kilballyowen and Moyarta Electoral Divisions & further that a Sum making 67. 5s.’’ d. in the said Divisions which appears to the guardians to have been improperly charged against him be erased from the Minutes in each of the divisions in which it appears and that Mr Healy be credited with the amount respectively.

________________

Messrs. John N. Russell & Sons’ proposal to supply the Workhouse with the following was accepted for one Week at the terms specified namely,
    First Flour     @ 15.  ,,     p Ton
    Ind Meal       @    8. 15.    p  do
    Rye Meal      @    7. 15    p   do
    Barley Meal @   10.  "    p    do
    Oat Meal     @   12.  "    p   do
provided that payment be made upon delivery or in default thereof that 2/- a ton extra be charged for every week that payment is withheld, provided also, that it be obtional with the contractor to stop the supplies in case of nonpayment.

Resolved that in accordance with the recommendation & report of Captain Kennedy Poor Law Inspector to the Commissioners dated March 13th 1849 relatin’ to discrepancies in the accounts of Mr. McMahon Rate Collector for Kilrush Electoral Division. The sum of 8. 13. 1 be charged against him and credited to the Electoral Division and also that a sum of 18. 15. 4 appearing to be improperly charged against him be erased from the Minutes in the said division & that the Collector be credited with the amount. In each of the above cases the Vice Guardians fully acquit the Collectors of any intentional fraud.

________________

The following letters from the Poor Law Commissioners were read Viz -
The 1st of the 10th of April No. 21240 a Sealed order of the Commissioners appointing Capt. Kennedy a Vice Guardian in Mr. Meaghers absence.
The 2nd of the 12th of April No. 22065 relatin’ to Doctor Elliotts appointment & stating that if the appointment be made under the directions of the Board of Health the Commissioners sanction is unnecessary.
The 3rd of the same date & number relatin’ to the taxation of Doctor Donovans’ Bill of Costs & stating that the Commissioners leave the matter at the discretion of the Vice Guardians.

Captain Kennedy handed the Clerk a Bank receipt from the treasurer of the Union for the Sum of 487.10.0, also an Order for 212.10 worth of Biscuit, making an advance of 700. received from the hand of Assistant Commissary General Cameron, for the maintenance of the destitute poor in Kilrush Union. (See Commissioners Letter 6 July to the Vice Guardians)

Captain Kennedy read two letters of the 13th and 14th of April No. 24038 / 1849 relatin’ to the application of the above grants.

Resolved that in accordance with the Commissioners orders of the 5th of February ‘49 and with the Sanction of the Medical Officer, the dietary be adopted according to Sect 13 of the said order (for regulating the management of Workhouses in Ireland)

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      22
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                             "
The number of cases of provisional Out -door relief was - -                               "
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Resolved that Mr. James Kelly of Cree be accepted as one of the Sureties for Mr. John Lillis’
Rate Collector instead of John Ryan of Corgraig formerly named and who refuses to sign the Bond unless a consideration in money be paid to him for so doing

________________

Resolved that in consequence of the outbreak & spread of Cholera it was found necessary to open temporary Hospitals and dispensaries for the treatment of Diarrhoea at the following places in the Union
At    Carraigholt in the 13th of March ‘49
        Kilrush                  22nd      Ditto
        Kilkee                    24th       Ditto
        Kildysert               2nd        April   "
        Kilmurry             16th        Ditto

________________

Ordered that the Commissioners of Health be applied to for their sanction to the appointment of Medical Officers to take charge of the above named Establishments from the above dates and that the Medical Men so employed be paid at the rate of 10 / - Guardian

Resolved that in consequence of the death of Doctor Blair (in charge of the temporary Hospital in Kildysert) that Doctor Ryan be written to and offered the same amount of remuneration as that given to the late Doctor Blair namely - 10 / - P diem, & in case of his refusal to act for that sum the Commissioners of health be written to for a Medical Man to take charge of that district.

________________

Resolved that the Relieving Officers be directed to discontinue Outdoor Relief to all "Single Men" relieved under Sect 2nd from Saturday next and offer them the Workhouse

Resolved that Doctor Considine be paid one Guinea diem for his attendance at the Cholera Hospital at Kilkee on the 7th 8th & 9th of April.

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday April 14th 1849
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report                      250
Admitted during the Week                                                                 72
Discharged from both places     42                                                    322
Died                                          15                                                      57
Total in both places this day                                                             265
In girls dysentery wards                                                                    13
" Skin disease wards                                                                          68
" Old & Infirm wards                                                                          6
Total under Medical Treatment                                                       352

The following is a Return of the amount of the new Rate struck in each Electoral Division of the Union together with the arrear of 3/- or former Rate Viz’ =

Name of Division

Name of Collector

Arrears of Firm

Rate

Inspector of Rates

Poundage

Date

1849

Total of Collection

Kilrush Mr. McMahon

485

11

3

2020

2

"

4

"

March 19

485

11

3
   

485

11

3

2020

2

"

"

"

   

2505

13

3
Killimer

Knock

Dr. McDonnell

109

149

4

7

7

6

275

581

4

2

11

7

2

3

2

"

March

March

19

19

384

730

9

10

6

1

   

258

12

1

856

7

6

"

"

   

1114

19

7
Killofin

Kilfenora

KIldysert

Samuel Burke

202

167

157

18

11

9

9

"3/8

83/8

489

502

583

2

4

10

6

9

1

3

3

2

4

"

5

March

March

March

19

19

19

692

669

740

1

15

19

3

93/8

93/8

   

527

19

5

1574

17

4        

2102

16

9
Kilmihil

Kilmacdooan

John Lillis

127

144

"

6

11

10

634

945

15

3

"

7

4

4

"

"

March

March

19

19

761

1089

15

10

11

5

   

271

7

10

1579

18

7        

1851

6

6
Kilmurry W. McBride

555

14

"

1558

3

"

4

"

March 19

2113

17

"
   

555

14

1558

3

"        

2113

17

"
Killard

Kilkee

J Stackpoole

439

120

18

13

2

11

802

"

4

"

6

"

4

"

"

"

March

"

24

"

1242

120

2

13

8

11

   

560

12

1

802

4

6        

1362

16

7
Moyarta

Kilballyowen

Patt Henchy

43

54

12

12

9

4

1045

577

3

4

62/8

91/8

4

4

5

7

March

March

19

19

1208

631

16

17

33/8

11/8

Total  

218

5

1

1622

8

3        

1840

13

4
   

2878

1

11

10014

1

3        

12892

3

2

        Michael Meagher
            Chairman

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