Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 16th day of June, 1849

Kilrush UNION

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 9th day of June 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,

68

62

446

533

398

415

26

"

"

1948

Admitted during the Week,

1

1

109

100

50

55

4

"

"

320

TOTAL

69

63

555

633

448

470

30

"

"

2268

Discharged during the Week,

Dead. . . .

"

7

1

6

45

"

51

"

10

"

5

3

3

2

"

"

"

"

115

18

Total Discharged and Dead

7

7

45

51

10

8

5

"

"

133

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

62

56

510

582

438

462

25

"

"

2135

 

 

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,         210

In Fever

Hospital           82

Total,             292

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,          __

Total,               6


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 9th day of June/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.

796

2069

504

1843

1300

3912

No. II.

766

1942

307

1058

1073

3000

No. III.

602

1514

376

1327

978

2841

No. IV.

590

1599

894

2991

1484

4590

No. V.

619

1179

1036

2710

1655

3889

No. VI.

518

1423

566

1410

1084

2833

No. VII.

552

1151

444

1260

996

2411

No. VIII.

370

875

778

2304

1148

3179

No. IX.

197

441

558

1297

755

1738

Car. forward

5010

12193

5463

16200

10, 473

28393


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 16th day of June 1849

PRESENT : Edmund Kelly Esqre.

                        Michael Meagher Esqre. Chairman

                        Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 18342 to No. 18517, 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. 14659 to No. 14850 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:
Rate                                    658.    12.  4
p Cap Kennedy                   40.      0.   0
Total -                             698 .  12.   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, -                                                   698.      12.     4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                  1356.     19.     6
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                 987.     13 .    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.

 

Alexr McMahon

Kilrush

108

s

9

d.

6

1718

s

1

d.

6

   

108

9

6

1718

1

6
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

 

 

 

 

 

254

654

2

11

9

6

   

"

"

"

908

14

4
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

6

69

50

"

"

11

"

3

1

549

449

522

10

"

8

6

33/8

73/8

   

125

11

4

1520

19

4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

38

42

17

10

"

6

496

749

11

19

6

2

   

81

7

6

1246

10

9
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

290

"

6

1267

12

6

   

290

"

6

1267

12

6

S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

53

"

3

"

6

"

882

108

7

8

7

10

   

53

3

6

990

16

5
Patt Healy Moyarta

Killballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

960

534

18

10

43/8

75/8

   

"

"

"

1495

9

"
 

Total, -

658

12

4

9148

3

5


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 36. 1. 2d. 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.
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 9th day of June/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                                      s.     d.
In money, - - - -                                                                                               754         9.      1
In kind, - - - -                                                                                                                11.      6
Total, - -                                                                                                          755.        0.      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

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 12 106. 15. 0
No. II. John Moloney 10 98. 5. 0
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 8 84. 7. 0
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 12 122. 12. 6
No. V. Anthony Corry 11 108. 2. 6
No. VI. Patt Kelly 7 76. 2. 3
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 8 78. 6. 3
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 8 83. 3. 10
No. IX. Thomas Mc Inerney 5 49. 2. 6
Car. forwd.   83 806. 16. 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.
Edmund Blandy Wool supplied                                                                   5          8      0
E S Beveridge Clothing on a/c-                                                               100          "       "
Edmd Allender Clogs supplied in full
                                                        4         19      "

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
JA Carroll Stationary Endg 16th Inst                                                         9        16      3
Geo Taylor Lime & Slates in full                                                                 6          5      8
John Scanlan Slating Clothes Stones                                                          3          0      0
EJ Kennelly Salary on a/c-                                                                        10          0      0
Mrs Shannon Salary in full to 25 March                                                  15         0      0
JT Wilkins as for Repairs-                                                                           5          1      0
Jno Griffin M.D. attendance at Moyarta
Dispensary Ending 31st Jan ‘49                                                               27          5      0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
J N Russell Prov Supplied                                                                         16          2       6
W Lumsden Ditto                                                                                      46          3      9
John Curtin Milk on a/c                                                                            10          8      "
Jeremiah Dowling Ditto                                                                             30          0      0
Wm Brew Ditto                                                                                         30          0      0
John Kelly Milk in full to 1st May                                                             63        12    10
Mrs Culligan Ditto Ditto                                                                           13          2     6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
J N Russell Provisions Supplied in full                                                     709         16    10
William Lumsden Ditto                                                                              40           2      1
John Kelly Distribution in Moyarta - in a/c                                               20           0      0
James Kelly Ditto Kilmurry                                                                        20          0      0

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

The Vice Guardians at the recommendation of Captain Kennedy ordered that Mr. O’Gorman Relieving Officer for Kilmurry be directed to assemble all the Male Paupers above 12 Years of age at Mullough on Tuesday next at 12 o’Clock when Captain Kennedy will attend to make some enquires relative to their classification. The Medical Officer of the district and the stewards will also attend:
Captain Kennedy recommended that the whole of the Male Paupers on out-door Relief be medically inspected with a view to their proper classification
Captain Kennedy called upon the Relieving Officers for a nominal Return of all men relieved in the respective divisions under Sec 2. to be furnished on this day Week, showing the Number in Application and Report Book - age - whether married or single.

The Vice Guardians having reason to doubt the genuineness of tickets purporting to be given by Landlords or their Agents as certificates to Relieving Officers (as to parties giving up their land) believing that many of their documents are forgeries appointed Friday 22nd Inst to attend at Cross Kilballyowen to inquire into the circumstance. The Relieving Officer was advised to give Notice to the Rate payers to that effect

________________

Mrs Shannon Matron got three Weeks leave of absence in consequence of her health being much impaired
The Clerk was ordered to advertise again for an "Infirmary Nurse" to be considered on the 30th Inst

________________

The Cholera Hospital at Kilmurry (Mullough) was ordered to be closed and the Clerk was directed to communicate same to the nurses & Medical attendant there

________________

It being now past 6 OClock the Vice Guardians adjourned to 12 O’Clock on Monday the 18th Inst when the following business was transacted Viz

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

The 1st of the 11th of June 49 No 403 a circular relatin’ the substitution (in some cases) of Meal of a different quality from the Sample upon which the contract was made and stating that measures should be adopted for checking this practice.
The 2nd of this 15th Inst No 37086 relative to the proposed increase to Revd Mr Kelleys Salary & stating that the Commissioners alone had power to make the change but upon being furnished with a Return of the No of each class in each Building & they would give the Matter every consideration
The 3rd of the 15th Inst No 411 M accompanied with a sealed order of the Commissioners authorising the Guardians to make provisions for a "Rate in Aid" in the next Rate to be struck in Kilrush Union

The Vice Guardians having in Minutes of                           recommended that the District of Mr Lillis’ Relieving Officer should be divided in consequence of its great extent to which the Commissioners acceeded as p letter of Jany 24th and Mr Lillis’ having subsequently consented and continued to discharge the duty of both to the of the Vice Guardians they by minutes of                            recommended that to increase his salary to 50 in which the Commissioners also sanctioned under the circumstances the Vice Guardians deem it but Justice from his long and laborious duties that the advance of Salary should backdate from the 25th of March last, Subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners.

Michael Scanlons tender for Slating the Kiln of the Leadmore Auxiliary Workhouse (being furnished with the slate and mortar on the upper loft) @ three shillings p square was accepted.

________________

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 confined was        26
Ditto, disallowed - - - - - "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          138
The number of cases of provisional Out -door relief was - -                            156
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                             156
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       347

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered

 Medical Report for Week Ending June 16/49
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report    256
Admitted during the Week                                       80
Discharged Cured        63                                       336
Died                               9                                         72
Remaining in both places this day                          264
In Girls dysentery Wards                                         16
Skin disease wards                                                   84
Old and Infirm wards                                              14
Total under Medical Treatment                             378

Deaths Viz
In Fever Hospital     3
Infirmary                 6
Nursery                   2
Total                      11

A cheque for   32 . 8 . 6 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for petty disbursements;
Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit Treasurer

________________

Election Law & other Expenses
Mrs Holohan milk to Kilrush paup                       11.     4.    9
Martin Mahony meal for Cholera Hosp                    7.      7.    0
Wm Blair Oatmeal for Dispensaries                        10.      6.    3
John Haugh Coffins to Kilkee                                    6.      4.    6
Doctor O’ Grady sundries for Kildysert
        Cholera Hospital                                               4.     10.   0
Debit Election Law & Credit Treasurer
            Edmd Kelly Chairman

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 23rd day of June 1849.

(Signed) EJ Kennelly.

Clerk of the Union

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