Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 15th day of September, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 8th day of September 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 Reurn,

46

62

330

372

551

536

34

"

"

1931

Admitted during the Week,

1

7

65

77

117

105

1

"

"

373

TOTAL,

47

69

395

449

668

641

35

"

"

2304

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

3

8

108

3

146

5

152

2

140

1

7

3

"

"

"

"

564

14

Total Discharged and Dead,

3

8

111

151

154

141

10

"

"

578

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

44

61

284

298

514

500

25

"

"

1726

 

 

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,           120

In Fever

Hospital             88

Total,               208

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           _

Total,               9


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 8th day of Sept’ 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.

707

1822

147

741

854

2564

No. II.

694

1605

127

767

821

2372

No. III.

491

1226

169

952

660

2178

No. IV.

612

1793

290

1279

902

3072

No. V.

553

1093

517

1658

1070

2751

No. VI.

421

1072

179

573

600

1645

No. VII.

432

1051

73

429

505

1480

No. VIII.

373

914

348

1360

721

2274

No. IX.

135

316

145

522

380

838

Car forward

4418

10892

1995

8281

6413

19.173


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 15th day of September 1849

PRESENT :     In the Chair, Edmond Kelly

                    Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 20808 to No. 20981, 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. 17123 to No. 17231 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               600.     0.    0
    Rate received                  327.  19.   11
                                          927.   19.  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, -                                                        927. 19. 11
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                     1058. 12.   6
And that the Balance on the Account to credit of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                   279.   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.

 

Alexr McMahon

Kilrush

12

s.

8

d.

"

970

s.

8

d.

2

   

12

8

"

970

8

2
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

2

20

12

7

"

6

53

303

1

18

1

11

   

22

19

6

357

0

"
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

7

8

28

18

14

16

11

"

3

292

226

297

8

2

13

4

23/8

13/8

   

45

9

2

816

3

7
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

412

553

18

4

3

10

   

"

"

"

966

3

2
William Brew Kilmurry

46

6

"

674

11

11
   

46

6

"

674

11

11
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

14

172

13

18

"

"

746

683

15

19

11

"

   

187

11

"

1430

14

11
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

2

10

9

16

8

7

610

336

19

8

63/8

"5/8

   

13

6

3

947

7

7
 

Total, -

327

19

11

6162

9

6

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 11. 17. 6 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
123. 5s. 5d.
Collective days 12170                                                                                      s.        d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was             88.        4.        0.
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                    1.       01/8
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                         1.       4
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                 1.       63/8

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             quarts              Indian Meal
            Meat             lbs                   Butter               6  lbs
            1st Flour      2 ton               Oatmeal             2 Tons
            Tea              6 lb
            Sugar          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 8th day of Sept/ 49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                .       s.      d.
    In money, - - - -                                                          12.     8
    In kind, - - - -                                                    332.   12.    "
        Total, - -                                                        333.    4.     8

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 5 Tons 31. 13. 9
No. II. Jno Molony 6 " 38. 0. 6
No. III. Thos Guinnane 5 " 31. 13. 9
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 6 " 41. 3. 10
No. V. John O Gorman 6 " 38. 0. 6
No. VI. Patt Kelly 2 " 15. 16. 10
No. VII. Terence O Brien 2 " 15. 16. 10
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 3 " 19. 0. 3
No. IX. Thos McInerny 2 " 12. 13. 6
Car. forwd.   38 " 243. 19. 10

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 Brew for Wool Supplied                                                           5        8        0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
J. A. Carroll for printing on account                                                    8          0         0
Michl Meagher Esq V.G. 3 Months salary                                        62         10        0
Hanna Houlihan Milk to Kilrush Dispensary                                     6         15         0
Andrew Madigan Sundries on a/c                                                    21          1        11

Doctor Tuite for Salary on a/c                                                           70          0         0
Doctor OGrady Salary from 11h April to 28h July @ 5/=                27          0         0
Charles Mc Donnell for Timber etc. on a/c                                     100          0         0

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair for Provisions supplied                                               53         10         0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Jno N Russell Provisions Supplied                                                  296        17        6
Francis Spaight Ditto on a/c (M Pattersons transfer)                      24          0         0
William Lumsden Ditto in full                                                         10          8         4
William Blair Ditto on a/c                                                              400          0         0

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

Election Law & other expenses
William Brew for Law expenses               5.     0.    0
  Ditto                          Ditto                      8.     1.    8
Debit Election Law etc. credit Treasurer

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The Vice Guardians have fixed the following days for revising the Relief Lists and have issued notices to that effect
    Wednesday for Kilkee at Kilkee
    Thursday for Killimer at Killimer Chapel

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Messrs. Blaine Pattersons & Russells tenders for Indian Meal were considered and that of the latter (being the lowest) was accepted for one week @ 6.6.9 p ton

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John M. Shannon superintendant over Stone Breaking has been allowed one Week to wind up his accounts after which he is to be discontinued.

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All stewards are to be discontinued & the Relieving Officers ordered to see that their implements are brought in and deposited at the Workhouse.

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Thomas Liddane’s tender for the purchase of 100 yds of Broken Stone at Cross @ 7d. p yard was accepted.

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adjourned Meeting Monday the 17h

The Clerk was directed to advertise in the Limerick & Clare Papers and by Hand Bills for supplying the Union until the 25 March 1850 with the following. Tenders to be considered on the 29h Inst Viz -

Moleskin       p yard                 Shovels & Mopps p Dozen                   Ink Black & Blue p Jar
Calico          p do                      Combs (Ivory & Horn p do)                Steel Pans (Best) p Box
Irish Poplin p do                       Metal Pots     p lb                                Writing Paper p Ream
Blankets p lb or p Dozen          Kettles etc      p do                               Ruled      do      p   do
Men’s & Boy’s caps                 Iron Win      p do                                 Lapping do      p   do
Marked in front with the}        Hoop Iron    p do                                  x. xx & xxx &c.. Tin p Box
words "Kilrush Union}           Perforated Zinc p do                           Iron Spoons p Gross
Bass Brooms p Dozen              Black Lead p do                                  Rape Oil p Gallon
Sweeping Brushes p do
Whitewash do p do                  Twine & Rope p do                            Hops p lb
Black Lead do p do                   Razors p pair                                     Malt p Stone
Bath Bricks    p do                   Tailors Scissors p do                          Locks (for Boxes etc) each
Iron Screws  p do                    Small do p do                                     Oaten Straw p ton
Thimbles      p do                     Can do (Wool) p do                           Oatmeal p do
Patent Pen Holders p do          Metal Hinges p do                            Rye & Barley Meal p do
Sewing Needles p do                Pins p Sheet                                      1st Flour p do and
Knitting do p do                      Tapes p piece                                     Rice p do

and also for Supplying the Fever Hospital for the same period with the following Viz
Best  Beef & mutton p lb              New Milk p quart
  "     White Bread p do               Porter p Dozen
  "     Sugar Lump & Soft p do   Oatmeal p cwt
  "     Pepper p lb                         Rice p do
  "     Starch & Blue p do            Trench Barley p Stone
  "     Candles & Lard p do          Salt p do
  "     Soap p lb                             Arrow Root p do
  "     Black & Green Teas p lb    Sago p do
  "     Spirits p Gallon                 Coffins of all sizes (at an average price)
  "     Turf     p Creel                   Shrouding p yard

The Contractors to enter into Bonds respectively for the due performance of their agreements

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Mr. William Brew Poor Rate collector for Kilmurry having proved to the satisfaction of the Vice Guardians that he had incurred an expense of 5.0.0 in testing the genuineness of receipts passed by the late Collection, the Vice Guardians have allowed Mr Brew the amount, the particulars of which were annexed

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Cheques for payment of the following Items were drawn on the Treasurer in favour of the Master, Assistant Master & Clerk respectively Viz
Carpenters amt Bills                               3.    12.      0           Master
Masons             Ditto                                1.     12.      8           Cheque
Carhire                                                      3.      0.      4            12. 17. 4
Bowen for Lattices                                    ".     11.      3           2/= Short
Keane Tailor                                             2.     18.      6
Boland for Straw                                      ".     12.      7
McCarthy Baker                                       ".     10.     0
Boland for Milk Tubs                                ".       2.     0            12.    19.    4
McInerny Shovels a/c                               ".       9.     6           Asst Master
Rudy for Straw                                         ".       9.     9
Carpenters Bills (5)                                   4.       8.     8
Masons      Do. (4)                                    4.       0.     0
Quilty Building in a/c                              2.     18.     6
Horsehire                                                  1.       8.     0            13.    14.    5
Collins Steward                                        ".     18.     0           Clerk
Corbett        do                                          2.     14.     0
O Loughlin do                                          ".     18.     0
Mead         do                                           ".       9.      0
O Donnell do                                           ".       6.      0
Quealy     do                                            ".     18.      0
Russell     do                                            ".     18.      0
Blair Meal to Kilmurry dispensary         1.      11.   10
Hanrahan Porter Kilrush Hospital         ".        7.     0
Sheridan Porter Kilkee
Cholera Hospital                                      ".     12.     0
McInerny Rent of Dispensary at Cross  ".     15.      0                10.    6.   10

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    106
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          107
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                              15
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                              15
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         0

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

 Medical Report Week Ended 15 Sept ‘49
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report       195
admitted into both places this Week                            49
Discharged     33                                                       244
Died                 3                                                         36
Remaining in both places this day                            208
In Girls dysentery wards                                           19
" Skin disease wards                                                  99
" Old & Infirm wards                                                  4
                                                                                 330

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary          2
" Fever Hospital   1
" Nursery            1
                            4

Mr. Charles McDonnell (his tender being the lowest) was declared contractor for the Building of the Store and Mill House to the rear of the Infirmary to be 48 feet long by 20 wide in the clear and 24 feet high, wall two feet thick, the whole to be finished in a workmanlike manner & built with best Materials. for 192.7.0
Subject to any changes that Captain Kennedy may request after his return from Tipperary

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The following letters of the Poor Law Commissioners were read by the Clerk Viz
The 1st of the 10 Sept Inst No 571 M/49 a circular accompanied with 3 Copies of the 2nd annual report for ‘49
The 2nd of the same date No 56993 stating that a requisition for 600 had been sent to the Commissional Office in Captain Kennedys name in aid of the Current expenses of the Union
The 3rd of the 13h Inst No 16608 from the central Board of Health approving of Doctor ODonnell’s appointment as Medical Officer to the temporary Fever Hospital at Kilrush at a salary of 5/= p day
The 4th also of the same date No 59.433 -/49 a sealed order of the Commissioners extending the period of Out door Relief under Sec 2 to the 20h Inst inclusive
The next of the 8h Inst a sealed order prescribing the forms of all rates to be struck in future in the Union
The 6h of the 14h Inst No 578 M/49 requesting the guardians attention to the order referred to above
The 7h of the same date No 58065 to the Vice Guardians in reference to the Clerk’s application for an Assistant to be paid at the expense of the Union

                                                                                                                                        Edm Kelly Chamn

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