Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 17th day of February, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 10th day of February 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,

99

87

237

440

328

324

14

"

"

1529

Admitted during the Week,

2

4

4

12

2

3

"

"

"

27

TOTAL,

101

91

241

452

330

327

14

"

"

1556

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

5

4

11

3

12

"

20

"

13

2

12

2

"

"

"

"

" "

73

11

Total Discharged and Dead,

9

14

12

20

15

14

"

"

"

84

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

92

77

229

432

315

313

14

"

"

1472

 

 

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,        185

In Fever

Hospital           87

Total,             272

In separate

Wards,                   2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,                5

Total,                     7


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 10th day of Feby 1849 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.

721

1749

276

1256

997

3005

No. II.

448

1013

161

797

609

1810

No. III.

418

920

165

777

583

1697

No. IV.

578

1607

602

2104

1180

3711

No. V.

529

1249

479

1565

1008

2814

No. VI.

284

614

497

1573

781

2187

No. VII.

392

866

257

977

649

1843

No. VIII.

314

759

420

1581

734

2340

No. IX.

107

475

1917

754

304

1229

Car forward

3791

9252

3054

11384

6845

20636

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 17th day of February 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqr

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esq

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. 15778 to No. 15802, 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. 10,634 to No. 10,700, 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 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 -                     139.   17.   2
Paid during the week, - - - -                  1002.   14.   8
And that the Balance on the Account
against the Guardians was - - -              1110.   18.   3
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 Mc Mahon

Kilrush

16

s.

7

d.

9

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

16

7

9

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

6

7

7

"

16

10

"

3

"

115

171

214

10

16

10

4

7

11

   

21

6

3

501

17

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

12

51

13

19

7

11

177

181

4

17

112/8

102/8

   

64

13

6

359

2

92/4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

149

166

"

6

113/4

101/4

   

"

"

"

315

7

10
Wm Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

793

8

81/2

   

"

"

"

793

8

81/2

Stephen Stacpoole Killard

12

5

8

521

14

43/4

   

12

5

8

521

14

43/4

Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

14

9

1

10

1

12

7

2

3

164

178

62

11

17

8

5

9

10

   

25

4

"

405

18

"
 

Total, -

139

17

2

3383

"

10

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 27. 1. 1 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 110. 5s. 1d.
Collection days  10693 
                                                                                s.         d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was         96.       9.          3
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                         1.         4
Average Cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                    2.    
       "
Average Cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                            2.          2
 
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                  4281quarts       Starch          1 Stone
    Meat                   179 lbs            Candles              "
    First flour             1 Ton         Blue             1 lb
    Rye Meal              1 Ton        Whiskey       1 Gallon
    Barley Meal         1 Ton          Tea              1 lbs
    Ind Meal              1 Tons       Sugar            Stone
    Oatmeal                Ton          Turf          118 Cars

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 10th day of Feby 49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                         s.          d.
In money, - - - -                                                        "          "           "
In kind, - - - -                                                          503.      14.        2
Total, - -                                                                 503.      14.        2

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

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 8 Tons 72. 10. 8
No. II. Jno Molony 6 55. 14. =
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 5 47. ". 8
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 9 87. 13. 5
No. V. Anthony Corry 8 76. 14. 3
No. VI. Patt Kelly 6 58. 2. 8
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 4 43. 16. 5
No. VIII. Patt Foley 6 55. 5. 0
No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3 27. 17. =
Car. forwd.

Total

56 524. 14. 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 on the Treasurer, and Signed namely :
                1. Clothing Account.                                                      s.     d.
Patt O Connor for Clothing in Account                              150          "      "

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Daniel Hanley repairs a/c                                                        3          9       "
J.M. Shannon General Overseer salary in Acct                      4           0      0
Debit Establishment Credit Treasurer

________________

Election Law a/c
Mr. Purcell for Law Expenses                                               20          "       "

                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Simon Bolan for Turf supplied                                                7          7        6
Michl Brew (Thos) for Milk in Acct                                       6       10         "
Martin Moloney for Meat in Acct                                        20        "          "
Matt Kelly for Groceries in Acct                                          30        "          "
John McDonnell for Rice in full                                           16         "         "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above:
                Clerk of Union
Clerk of Union for Payment of small Demand                      19        16       9   
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

________________

                Out door Inv Acct
James Kelly in acct full -                                                        5          0      0
Molohan & Gibson in Acct Meat                                       15          4      1

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

Pursuant to advertisement applications for the situation of assistant Master were considered and Mr.Patt Foly was appointed at a salary of 30 a year Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.

________________

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for Building a Wall round the Auxiliary Workhouse Stores at Leadmore to be 10 feet high one foot 10 Inches thick and to have 11/2 foot scotch coping in the Top, Materials to be of the best description. Tenders to be considered on the 24th Inst. also for Glazing the Auxilary Workhouse at - p foot tenders to be considered on the same day

________________

 

Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with coals were postponed for consideration until next Board day
Also for supplying the Workhouse with Wooden Shoes

________________

At this period it being now 6 O Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to One O Clock in Monday the 19th Inst when they transacted the following Business Viz,

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

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for a Relieving Officer for Moyarta Division in place of Mr.Foley appointed Assistant Master to the Auxillary Workhouse to be considered on Saturday the 3rd of March next
Cornelius O Brien was appointed Returning Officer by the Vice Guardians for conducting the forthcoming Election

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 follow:)

One of the 16 February No 11141/49 calling the attention of the Vice Guardians to Article One of the order for the regulations for conducting the Election of Guardians in which the Clerk is Returning Officer but should his office be at any time Vacant the Guardians have the power of appointing a person in his stead

________________

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for Milk Pints and stirabout Tins in three sizes, samples to be sent of the Best Material to the Vice Guardians accompanied with Tender to be considered on Saturday the 3d March

________________

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday the 17th Feby 1849.
Number in Infirmary Fever Hospital by last report               272
Admitted into both places during the Week                            40
Discharged cured                  31                                            312
Died                                        7                                               38
Total in both places this day                                                 274
In Girls Disentry Wards                                                         21
" Skin disease Wards                                                              73
" Old and Infirm Wards                                                          9
Total under medical Treatment this day                              377
Deaths Viz
In Fever Hospital                  1
Infermary                             6
Total -                                  7

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      13
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                             43
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                44
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                44
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officers Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         138

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 24th day of February 1849.

(Signed) Alex McMahon

Act Clerk of the Union.

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