Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 7th day of July 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,       150

Fever Sheds,         ____

Total,                    2330

 

Male

 

Fem

 

Male

 

Fem

     

 

Male

 

Fem

 
Remaining on previous Saturday, as per last Reurn,

60

59

497

515

446

459

19

"

"

2055

Admitted during the Week,

"

2

41

55

24

18

3

1

"

144

TOTAL,

60

61

538

570

470

477

22

1

"

2199

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

6

"

"

54

"

92

1

13

"

21

1

1

1

"

"

"

"

181

9

Total Discharged and Dead,

6

"

54

93

13

22

2

"

"

190

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

54

61

484

477

457

455

20

1

"

2009

 

 

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,         178

In Fever

Hospital           87

Total,             265

In separate

Wards,               6

In Wards

with other

Inmates,            "

Total,                6


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

823

2125

524

1921

1347

4046

No. II.

900

2503

487

1097

1387

3600

No. III.

613

1482

419

1526

1030

3008

No. IV.

809

1651

937

3153

1746

4804

No. V.

651

1242

1283

3089

1934

4331

No. VI.

540

1611

604

1367

1144

2978

No. VII.

563

1175

490

1386

1053

2561

No. VIII.

381

896

811

2363

1192

3259

No. IX.

197

439

611

1444

808

1883

Car forward

5477

13,124

6164

17346

11641

30470


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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Captain Kennedy Inspector

Michael Meagher Esqre Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 18746 to No. 19021, both 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 Captain Kennedy              2803.      0.     0
Rate received                            436.     12.     5
Total                                   3239.     12.     5

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, -     3239.  12.   5
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                           3095.   3.   8
And that the Balance on the Account the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                        327.   6.    8
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

July 6th

Kilrush 9th

72

71

s.

11

2

d.

0

3

s.

d.
   

143

13

3

1388

2

7
   

143

13

3

1388

2

7
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

13

56

10

15

2

8

133

470

4

10

10

6

   

70

5

10

603

15

4
Samuel Burke Killofin

Kilfiddane Kildysert

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

403

350

442

3

18

4

"

113/8

103/8

   

"

"

"

1296

6

9
Nicholas Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

15

40

8

9

6

6

472

686

4

16

"

8

   

55

18

"

1159

"

9
William Brew Kilmurry

69

16

9

1050

3

3
   

69

16

9

1050

3

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

17

"

12

"

0

"

840

108

17

8

7

10

   

17

12

0

949

6

5
Patt Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

68

10

16

10

9

10

843

493

19

19

73/8

45/8

   

79

7

7

1037

19

"
  Total, -

436

13

5

7684

14

3


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,
97. 8s. d.
Collection days 14204                                                                                       s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was             148.       2.      5
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                             1.      5
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                         1.      9
Average cost in Fever Hospital, - -                                                               2.      1

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:

    Milk                   5403
    Meat                1463 lb
    Ind Meal               1 Ton
    Bread              4495 lbs
    Oatmeal                  Ton

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 7 day of July/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                     s.      d.
                In money, - - - -                                                                            10.     0
                In kind, - - - -                                                                  805.      11.     5
                    Total, - -                                                                      806.       1.      5

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 12 100. 16. 4
No. II. Jno Molony 11 97. 18. 9
No. III. Thos. Guinnane 9 81. 0. 9
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 13 115. 12. 9
No. V. Jno OGorman 11 102. 10. 4
No. VI. Patt Kelly 8 73. 9. 2
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 7 62 4. 4
No. VIII. Daniel Gorman 9 7. 16. 9
No. IX. Thomas Mc Inerny 5 48. 19. 4
Car. forwd.   86 762. 8. 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.
William Hennessy Clothing a /c                                                                              40          0          0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
George Taylor Lime & Slate in full                                                                           5          12         9
Nicholas Lillis Relieving Officer Saly on a/c                                                           15           0          0
Daniel Bermingham for Flags for Clothes Store                                                       4            1          3
Robinson Cooking apparatus                                                                                  20           0          0
Jno Devers Painter and Bill                                                                                      5           1          3

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account
George Brew Milk Balce in full to 1st May                                                             23          8       10
Jno Trousdell Balce in full to 17th July                                                                   15           3        4
Jeremiah Dowling Milk Balce. in full to 1st May                                                    18         12        6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Thomas Keating in full to 7h July for Rice                                                              60          1          3
Patt Cusack Distribution in Kilrush on a/c                                                              3          0          0

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

On account of the sickly state of Mr Pollens Health, the Vice Guardians have given him leave of absence for a fortnight from 6th Inst

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Mr Thomas Keatings tender to Supply Rice for 2 Months @ 15.10 was accepted

________________

Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with Moleskin, Check Blue Cotton, Calico and Boys & Mens Caps were postponed for consideration until next Board day.

________________

The Clerk was advised to advertise for Hand Bills for supplying the Workhouse with Fresh Butter.

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Vice Guardians have increased the Salary of Mr Mahony Schoolmaster from 20 to 30 p annum Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval

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Mr William Blaire’s tender for Supplying Oatmeal @ 12.15 for 2 Months and Indian Meal for one fortnight @ 8.13.9 per ton was accepted.

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The Clerk was directed to advertise again for Medical Attendant at Kilmurry (McMahon) and Kilmihill at former salary : applications to be considered on 28th Inst when the candidates will be required to attend.

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                                adjourned Meeting

The following Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners and others were read by the Clerk.

The 1st of the 2nd July No 435M/49 Inst requesting that the "Collection Return" for June may be forwarded on or before Monday 9th Instant at latest
The 2nd of the same date No 434M requesting that the Liability Return for June would be forwarded to them on the 14th Instant.
The 3rd of the 3rd Inst No 437M requesting that answers to certain enquiries would be transmitted by return of post.
The 4th of the same date No 438 accompanied with a sealed copy of an order presenting the form in which the "Rate in
Aid Cash Book" is to be kept.
The 5th of the 4th Inst No 21465/49 requiring that a return of Lunatics Epileptics & Idiots may be forwarded
The 6th of the 5th Inst No 4340/49 authorising Capt. Kennedy to act as Vice Guardian in Mr Kellys absence
The 8th of the 6th Inst relatin to the proposed increase to the salary of No 41441 and accompanied with a Copy of a letter addressed to Revd Mr Kelly R.C. Chaplain in which the Commissioners state that they do not feel justified in fixing the Salary at a higher rate than Eighty Pounds p annum
The 9th of the same date No 38842M/49 sanctioning the proposed increase to Mr Kelly Relieving Officers Salary.
The 10th of the same date No 42813/49 stating that a requisition had been forwarded to the Commissional Office for 933 in aid of the current expenses of the Union and stating that the Balance which may remain of the amount collected (after providing with the above Sum for the Week’s expenditure) may be applied towards payment of the Union debts.
The 11th of the same date No 42239/49 relative to the Wkhouse Books not being written up and requiring an explanation of Same.
The 12th of the 7th Inst No 40590/49 relatin’ to certain grants made for relief of the Poor in Kilrush Union and requiring the following information Viz - "Quantity of Biscuit received during the present year" "during what Weeks" and the "quantity consumed each Week."-
The 12th of the same date No 42239 stating that in future the particulars of each cheque for petty disbursements should be given
The 13th of the same date No 449/49 requesting that the "Liability Return" for May would be sent by Monday the 9th Inst together with an explanation of the cause of the delay.
The 14th of the same date No 44060 accompanied with queries relatin to the appointment of Mary Quinlivan as               "   Infirmary Nurse."
The 15th also of the same date No 470M49 (a Circular) requesting that the Weekly Estimates would be forwarded on Tuesdays in future -
The 16th of the 9th July /M/49 relative to the account of the Union and the delay in forwarding the Yearly Abstracts.
The 17th of the 10th Inst No 458M/49 stating that the Liability Return for June would be required for particular purposes at commencement of next Week.
The 18th of the 11th Inst No 42209M relative to the employment of "Clerks of Works in several Unions" to effect the execution of certain Works & Buildings.
The 19th of the 12th July No 44269/49 stating that a requisition for 988 had been sent to the Commissional Office in aid of the Current expenses of Kilrush Union.
The 20th also of the same date sanctioning that the proposed increase to Mr Lillis’ Salary would commence from 25th March 49.
The 21st of the 14th Inst No 44,406 that Commrs have received the approval of the Lord Lieutenant to the renting and purchasing of a piece of land adjoining the Kilrush Union Wkhouse.
The 22nd of the 13 July 44060/49 sanctioning the acceptance of Charles McDonnells tender for flooring and joisting 2 rooms in Infirmary and for shelving the Clothes Store.
The 23rd of the same date & No relative to the appointment of Medical Officers to take charge of certain districts in Kilrush Union.
The 24th of the dame date No 43716 stating that Commnrs have received the approval of the Lord Lieutenant to the renting or purchasing of a piece of land adjoining the Kilrush Union Wkhouse.
The 25th of the same date No 461 M/49 requesting that a return of the expenditure of the advances in aid of the Union for June may be sent with as little delay as possible.
The 26th of the 14th Inst No. 45523/49 acknowledging the receipt of the Clerk’s letter of the 9th accounting for the delay in transmitting the Liability Returns for May and June.
The 27th also of the same date No 464 M/49 requesting to be furnished by return of post with statements in a form annexed relatin to the Grants received from the British Relief Association for years Ending 25 march ‘48 29 Sept ‘48 and March 1849.

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                                                                                                                                    Edmd Kelly.

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