Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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

93

61

201

448

316

307

12

"

"

1438

Admitted during the Week,

"

2

19

107

17

18

1

"

"

164

TOTAL,

93

63

220

555

333

325

13

"

"

1602

Discharged during the Week,

Died

11

"

10

1

35

1

101

"

10

"

16

2

1

"

"

"

"

"

184

4

Total Discharged and Dead

11

11

36

101

10

18

1

"

"

188

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

82

52

184

454

323

307

12

"

"

1414

 

 

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,        138

In Fever

Hospital         100

Total,             238

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 March 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, in-cluding 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.

770

1844

264

1199

1034

3043

No. II.

561

1341

133

599

694

1940

No. III.

555

1272

176

810

731

2082

No. IV.

595

1656

692

2384

1287

4040

No. V.

545

1273

584

1739

1129

3012

No. VI.

305

648

595

1736

900

2384

No. VII.

412

888

291

1088

703

1976

No. VIII.

324

775

486

1739

810

2514

No. IX.

107

475

197

754

304

1229

Car. forward

4174

10172

3418

12048

7592

22220

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esq

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esq

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16180 to No. 16250, 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. 11658 to No. 11697, 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, -          71. 11.  8
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                             220. 11. 10
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                       1794.  9.   6
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

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

115

161

204

10

12

14

4

7

11

   

"

"

"

481

17

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

6

8

9

16

5

10

167

157

11

9

"3/8

83/8

   

15

6

3

325

"

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

8

3

"

"

"

"

127

144

"

6

11

10

   

11

"

"

271

7

10
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

37

12

3

656

9

4
   

37

12

3

656

9

4
S. Stacpoole Killard

"

"

"

459

18

2
   

"

"

"

459

18

2
Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

8

"

"

13

"

"

2

"

"

133

163

54

15

12

12

11

9

4

   

8

13

2

352

"

"
 

Total, -

72

11

8

3032

6

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 29. 9. 9 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
96. 15s. 5d.
10340                                                                                                    s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was     93.    18.     7
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision 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 Necessaries required for the ensuing week was examined, and Orders were duly made for the several articles specified, namely:

    Milk                4054 quarts          First Flour     1 Ton
    Meat                 186 lbs                Pepper          1 Stone
    Rye Meal              1 Ton              Butter          4 lbs
    Barley Meal         1 Ton              Whiskey        1 Gallon
    Indian Meal         1 Ton              Tea                2 lbs
    Oatmeal   
              Ton              Sugar            2 Stones
                                                       Turf           400 Loads

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 March 49 whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                   s.         d.
In money, - - - -
In kind, - - - -                                                                                  541.      13.      31/8.
Total, - -                                                                                          541.      13.      31/8.

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 77/8

65. 17. 11

No. II. John Molony 5

51. 2. 10

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 5

53. 18. 4

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 10

92. 4. 4

No. V. Anthony Corry 8

76. 4. 6

No. VI. Patt Kelly 6

62. 5. 1

No. VII. Terence O’Brien 6

59. 15. 8

No. VIII. Danl Gorman 6

55. 5. 0

No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3

27. 17. "

Car. forwd.   595/8

544. 10. 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 :
            2. Establishment Account                                    s.         d.
Michael Meagher Salary to 10th                              62         10          "
Doctor Considine in acct salary                                 5           "          "

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Daniel Grady for Turf                                              20           0          0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
            4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account
James Kelly Distribution to 25 Nov 48 -                     6          16         3
Credit Treasurer and debit Out-door Relief Invoice Account with the several sums as above.

Mr George Brew appointed to superintend the removal of Nuisances in Kilrush having resigned it was resolved to appoint another person in his stead against next Board Day..

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In accordance with the Vice Guardians determination: Tenders for the Collection of Rate for the following Divisions were received and considered and the undermentioned persons were appointed at a remuneration of one shilling p . subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners

Samuel Bourke - Kilofin
                         - Kildysart
                         - Kilfiddane
John Lillis         - Kilmihil
                         - Kilmacdooan
Patt Healy        - Moyarta

                         - Kilballyowen

Securities named by Mr Bourke viz = Robert Cox of Kilrush & Patt McNamara of Kildysart.
by Mr Lillis’ = John Ryan of Corgrig Thomas Lillis of Churchtown Richd Pilkington of Ahigagh and John Pilkington of Tarmon
and by Mr Healy = Mr Edward O Dwyer of Cragaknock Mr Arthur O Donnell of Drumine Mr Burton Brew of Newtown and Mr Thomas Liddane of Tullig.

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Tender for the situation of relieving officer for Knock and Kilofin were postponed for consideration until next Board day.

One letter of the 12th March No 209 requesting that the Estimate for the Month of March may be read with the Dispatch consistent with the correct preparation thereof

The Vice Guardians at this period it being passed 6 O’Clock adjourned to 12 O’Clock on Monday the 19th Inst when they transacted the following business.

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Mr Sheedy McNamara Relieving Officer for Kilballyowen having tendered his resignation which was accepted the Clerk was ordered to advertise for a person in his stead. Tender to be considered on the 31st Instant.

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The following Letters of 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 follows :)

The 1st of the 16th March No 17629 in reference to an allowance of 3/= a Week to the late Hospital Nurse and stating that the Guardians should treat her only as a Pauper and give her merely as much as would relieve her destitution officially
The 2nd also of the 16th March No 17629/49. A Sealed Order of the Commissioners authorising the continuance in Office of Michael Meagher and Edmund Kelly Esqres as Vice Guardians of the Kilrush Union until the 1st day of November next

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Tenders for supplying the Wkhouse with Ruggs and Blankets were postponed for consideration until next Board day

________________

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      11
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            11
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                            57
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               37
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               37
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         59

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The Clerk was again directed to advertise for Building a Wall round the Auxillary Wkhouse at Leadmore on the same specifications as contained in the former advertisement. Tenders to be considered on 31st

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Applications for the situation of the "Clerk of the Union" having been received & considered Mr EJ Kennelly was appointed at a Salary of 100 p Annum: Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners Approval.

________________

The Vice Guardians on this day received possession of the Kilrush Fever Hospital temporarily until the next assizes.

________________

By the directions of the Vice Guardians the Clerk (during the course of last Week) noticed Mr Danl McDonnell to attend & close up his Accounts in the following Form Viz..

Board Room Kilrush Wkhouse March 13/49

Sir, As Guardians of the poor of the Union of Kilrush we require of you as rate Collector of the Electoral Division of Killimer Knock and Killofin to come in here on or before Friday next the 16th Inst and lodge all your Books, Accounts etc. and wind up your Collection to that Period also. to have your Arrear sheets and Balance sheets finally closed to that day: otherwise, we will take such proceedings against you as the law directs

To    Mr Danl McDonnell                      Michl Meagher
        Rate Collector                                 Edmd Kelly                                  Guardians
        Tarmon

________________

Requisitions from Kilrush Kilkee etc. having been received by the Vice Guardians relative to the Removal of Nuisances Cleansing it was resolved that the Relieving Officers be requested to set a Number of Men to work in their respective districts for the above purposes.

________________

The Vice Guardians appointed Michael McMahon to superintend the Removal of Nuisances & Cleansing of Kilkee at 6s p Week.

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The Clerk having informed the Vice Guardians that the Rate Books were all written up and filled it was resolved that a Rate be struck in each of the following Electoral Divisions of the Union for the Divisions of Killard and Kilkee striking a Rate being postponed until next Board Day at the annexed scale

Kilrush             4/= in the Pound
Killimer            2/2              ditto
Knock                3/=            ditto
Killofon             3/4             ditto
Kilfiddane         3/=             ditto
Kildysart          2/5              ditto
Kilmihill           4/=             ditto
Kilmacdooan    4/=             ditto
Kilmurry          4/=             ditto
Moyarta           4/5             ditto
Kilballyowen    4/7             ditto

Note = The Poundage of 5d in Moyarta and 7d in Kilballyowen in addition to the 4/= is required to cover Emigration Expenses incurred in both of these divisions.

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James Scanlon’s proposal to supply Lime for the cleansing and whitewashing of Carrigaholt was accepted @ d p Barrel

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A Check for 27. 0. 8 was drawn on the Treasurer in Mr Meaghers favour for petty disbursements.
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

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The Clerk was ordered to advertise to supplying the Wkhouse for six months with Wool p Stone to be considered on the 31st Instant

Michl Meagher
Chairman

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Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 24th day of March 1849.

(Signed) A McMahon Act

Clerk of the Union

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