Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the Workhouse for the Week ending Saturday, the 10th day of Novem 1849

Number of Inmates for
which accommodation is
provided:-
Workhouse              1100
Temporary
Buildings,
Additional
Workhouse,             1580
Permanent
Fever Hospital,
Fever Sheds             ____
Total,                       2680


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 10th day of Nov/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.

697

1780

"

"

697

1780

No. II.

555

1540

"

"

555

1540

No. III.

307

1390

"

"

507

1390

No. IV.

674

1912

"

"

674

1912

No. V.

481

1186

"

"

481

1186

No. VI.

480

1199

"

"

488

1199

No. VII.

421

1043

"

"

421

1043

No. VIII.

355

908

"

"

355

908

No. IX.

199

493

"

"

199

493

Car forward

4377

11451

"

"

4377

11451

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

PRESENT : In the Chair,                                Benjamin Cox Esq. V.C.
                Other Guardians :                     H.S Burton J.P           Jonas Studdart         J.P. Robt Borough J.P.
Geo Studdert J.P.       John Healy                Michl Meeres              Michl Studdert        Denis Hynes
Thomas Daly              Timothy Kelly           Jerry Molony             George Taylor           Ml O’Donnell
Corns Doherty           Thomas Lillis             Ambrose Moore          Ml Lynch                 Michl Brew
Doctor Donovan        Thomas Linnane       Dan Mulvihill
Rich Fitz Patrick        Edmond Mahony     Thomas Studdart
Francis Greene

                                                                        Captain Kennedy     Inspector present

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 22087 to No. 22364, 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. 18140 to No. 18244, 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, -                                                            90.    10.    4
Paid during the Week - - - -                                                              20.    11.    0
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                      1628.    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.

Alex McMahon Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

706

s.

8

d.

9

   

"

"

"

706

8

9

Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

67

183

6

11

6

7

   

"

"

"

250

18

1
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

13

26

"

1

5

"

4

1

160

140

157

18

14

9

"

11

11

   

39

6

5

459

2

10

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

14

15

6

14

6

3

262

351

5

9

2

4

   

30

"

9

613

14

7

Wm Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

468

17

2

   

"

"

"

468

17

2

Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

468

304

2

17

1

3

   

"

"

"

772

19

4

Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

13

"

17

"

4

366

125

1

9

91/8

65/8

   

13

17

4

491

11

3

  Total, -

83

4

6

3763

12

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
66. 1 s. 6 d.
                                                                                                                            s       d
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                  91 .      1 .     7
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                                         11
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                             1.     11
Average cost in Fever Hospital,

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:

        Rye & Barley Meal            4 Tons
        Meat                              148lbs
        Milk                            4488qts
        1st Flour                           1 Ton
        Oatmeal                            2 Tons
        Ind meal                           2   do

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 3rd day of Nov 49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                    s        d
            In money, - - - -                                      " .     11.      3
            In kind, - - - -                                       225.     11.      "
                                Total, - -                           226.       2.      3

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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Moloney

Thos Guinnane

Nicholas Lillis

John OGorman

Pat Kelly

George Brew

Danl OGorman

Thos McInerny

5 Tons

4 "

4 "

5 "

3 "

3 "

3 "

2 "

1 "

35. 0 . 0

31 . 10 . 0

28 . 0 . 0

35 . 0. 0

21 . 0 . 0

24 . 10 . 0

21 . 0 . 0

17 . 10 . 0

10 . 10 . 0

Car. forwd.   32 224 . 0 . 0

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.
Jno McInerny Kilkee for distribution on account                                              2         1        6

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account
N Russell for Provisions supplied                                                                    74          3         "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
J N Russell & Sons for provisions supplied                                                   224          0         0

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

The Report of the Visiting Committee was read, and Orders were made thereon as follows :

Captain Kennedy recommended that the Relieving Officers make an abstract of the names of Children in the Wkhouse who are either "orphans" or "Deserted" (from a return made out by the master) and report in writing upon each case on thro’ day week - stating whether informations have been lodged & warrants issued when necessary.

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Captain Kennedy communicated the purport of a letter from the Commiss (in reference to Minutes of 13th Oct ‘49) permitting Mr. Foley Asst Master to withdraw his resignation.

On the recommendation of Mr Lynch Inspector. - Mr Burton proposed seconded by Doctor Donovan. That the Clerk do advertize for an assistant School Master for an Assistant Matron Salary 15 a year each with apartment & rations also for an assistant Schoolmistress Salary 10 a year with apartment & rations tenders to be considered on the 1st of december ‘49.

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Proposed by Mr. Jonas Studdert Seconded by Mr. Geo Studdert
Resolved that in reference to the Minutes of the 27th Oct & 10th November 49 - Mr Scotts proposal to lease Mr. O’Grady’s Store & Mill at Kildysert together with Mr. Hadlocks premises be accepted & subject to the yearly Rent of 32/10/- that the requisite papers be forwarded to the Poor Law Commissioners with a view to the completion of the Lease

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Letter from the Board of Health comes in here.

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

Proposed by Mr. Donovan Seconded by Mr Mahon
Resolved that the subject alluded to by the foregoing letter for consideration be referred to the Finance Committee to be reported on the 24th Instant

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Proposed by Mr Borough Seconded by Mr Jonas Studdart
that we consider it advisable to take one additional House for the poor, as soon as possible as we shall have Numbers of paupers crowding in for the next two or three months. By doing so a great number of persons who are at present on the Out-door Relief List could be compelled to come into the Wkhouse or their supplies stopped, and that the Clerk do advertize for tenders from parties who can afford the accommodation required.

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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 follows :)

Messers JN Russell & Sons for the following:
supplies was accepted for one week at the annexed prices (payment on delivery) Viz
            1st Flour        13              P ton
            Oatmeal          9 . 15 . 0   P ton
            Barley meal       6 . 15 . 0  P do
            Rye Meal          6 . 15 . 0  P do
            Indian Meal      7 .  0 . 0  P do

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The Clerk reported that he had placed a specification of the Auxiliary Workhouse at Leadmore in the hands of Mr Kelly (Agent of the "Sun Insurance Co") with the View of getting those premises insured for 5000 and that such specifications had been forwarded by Mr Kelly to the directors of his company in London

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Ordered that the Clerk give the notice with respect to the striking of a New Rate In accordance with Sect 21. 12 & 13 vic Cap 104.

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A report from the Medical Attendant was read by the Clerk to the following effect. Viz - "that as the Infirm of both sexes are considerably on the increase amongst the admissions & there being no Infirm wards in the House for their accommodation he suggests that they would either get Out door Relief or be provided with the necessary accommodation" "that from the disorderly state of the surgery the apothecary cannot compound for his patients or do his ordinary business" that a quantity of Lime and Straw are required at the Infirmary & Fever Hospital" and "that the Boys are badly off for want of Caps their clothing being altogether too light.

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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     47
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was - -                         298
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 - - -                                                          83

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The Bonds and other securities in force were laid before the Guardians by the Clerk, together with his Report thereon, as follows: (this on the second Meeting after the Annual Election in every year).

The Clerk laid before the Board the following statement of the Workhouse loans of 9350
1st Loan 8900
    1st Instalment due 15th Dec 1842   445
    2nd _____ " __ " _____ "   1843      445
    3rd _____ " __ " _____ "   1844      445
    4th _____ " __ " _____ "   1845      445
    5th _____ " __ " _____ "   1846      445
    6th _____ " __ " _____ "   1847      445
    7th _____ " __ " _____ "  1848      445
                                                         3115

Payments - on 10 March 1845 1st & 2nd Inst 890
                        21   June       "                               37
            Deducted p treasury }   3rd
            Letter Foly 1845     }  Inst.                              405
                                                                                 1335
Arrear on 1st Loan                                                  1780

2nd Loan 450
    1st Instalment due 10th June  1845      22 . 10
    2nd _____ " __ " _____ "     1846         22 . 10
    3rd _ _       " __ " _____ "     1847        22 . 10
    4th _____  " __ " _____ "     1848        22 . 10
    5th ____ _ " __ " _____ "    1849        22 . 10
                                                             112 . 10

Payments
    On 6th July 1846 1 & 2nd Instalments    45
                                                                            67 . 10.
    Total amt in arrears on 16th Nov 1849     1847 . 10.

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Mr Brew proposed Seconded by Doctor Donovan
Resolved that Captain Kennedy be requested to make the necessary arrangements for removing the School & Boys to Leadmore Auxiliary House and to Classify the House generally.

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Proposed by Mr Borough Seconded by Mr Michl Brew
Resolved that the sum of 6d upon 172 recovered from the sureties of the late Tomkins Pearce be allowed to Messrs Brew and Stacpoole the present Rate Collectors for their trouble and diligence in making this sum available.

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Proposed by Mr Borough Seconded by Mr. Brew
Resolved that the attention of this Board be called to the present salaries of the several Officers attached to this House with a view to the retrenchment of same

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Resolved that the Clerk be directed to apply to Mr Purcell for an account of all money received & decrees outstanding for Broken Stone the property of the Union

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Jno McNamaras tender for supplying a quantity of Straw @ 12/= p ton was accepted

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James Downes tender for the purchase of 200 yds of Broken Stones at Cloonsnaghta @ 5d p yard was accepted

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Mr James Kellys tender to supply the Kilmurry dispensary & Fever Hospital with Milk @ 1d p quart was accepted until the 1st May 1850.

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The following tenders for supplying the Wkhouse with Best Sweet Milk until the 1st May 1850 were accepted Viz
        Michl Williams          20 quarts daily    @ 1d p qt
        Martin McMahon     20     "        "       @ 1d p do
        Michl Molony           20     "         "      @ 1d p do
        Michl Culligan         20      "        "       @ 1d p do
        Michl Brew (Jas)       20     "        "       @ 1d p do
        Michl Lyons             26      "        "       @ 1d p do
        Michl Brew George  34      "        "       @ 1d p do
        Alicia Lucas             16      "        "       @ 1d p do
        John Kelly               100     "        "       @ 1d p do
        Geo Brew                 20      "        "       @ 1d p do
        James Behan             20     "        "       @ 1d p do
        Jno P Trousdell        20      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Mary Culligan         16      "       "       @ 1d P do
        Jerh Dowling           30      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Matt Scanlan          50      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Alice Brew              12      "        "       @ 1d P do
        James Lillis              30      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Charles Martin       86      "        "       @ 1d P do
        John Curtin            20      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Morgan Connell     20      "        "       @ 1d P do
        Danl Hanly            30      "         "      @ 1d P do
        Nep Emmerson      10       "        "       @ 1d P do

                                                                                                                                       _______________
                                                                                                                                       Benj Cox 24th Nov 1849

 
Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 24th day of Nov 1849.

(Signed) ___________________

Clerk of the Union.

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