Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 18th day of August, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 11th day of August 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,

45

60

413

505

459

453

27

"

"

1962

Admitted during the Week,

"

1

38

69

40

45

7

"

"

200

TOTAL,

45

61

451

574

499

498

34

"

"

2162

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

2

"

3

38

"

117

"

14

"

12

3

3

"

"

"

"

"

184

8

Total Discharged and Dead,

2

3

38

117

14

15

3

"

"

192

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

113

58

413

457

485

483

31

"

"

1970

 

 

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,               101

In Fever

Hospital               154

Total,                   255

In separate

Wards,               6

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           "

Total,               6


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 11th day of August/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.

787

2068

450

1831

1237

3899

No. II.

758

2077

326

953

1084

3030

No. III.

619

1732

329

1297

948

3029

No. IV.

710

1654

855

3048

1565

4702

No. V.

667

1267

1318

3171

1985

4438

No. VI.

489

1550

386

1046

875

2596

No. VII.

526

1149

265

998

791

2147

No. VIII.

375

876

755

2272

1130

3148

No. IX.

194

432

444

1205

638

1637

Car forward

5125

12,805

5928

15,821

10.253

28626


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 18th day of August 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edward Kelly Esqre

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre

Captain Kennedy Inspector

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 19609 to No. 20056, 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. 16443 to No. 17006, 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 Captain Kennedy                950.   0.   0
    Rate                                       96.  19.  4
                                              1046.  19.  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, -                                          1046.   19.   4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                               1012.     8.   0
And that the Balance on the Account to credit of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                           417.     6.   1
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

"

s

"

d

"

1146

s

2

d

10

   

"

"

"

1146

2

10
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

109

374

17

9

6

3

   

"

"

"

484

6

9
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

5

"

5

5

"

2

11

"

5

304

250

360

19

7

10

9

63/8

63/8

   

10

8

4

915

17

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

9

21

19

4

0

9

419

562

"

13

9

5

   

31

3

9

981

14

3
W Brew Kilmurry      

849

5

3
   

"

"

"

849

5

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

16

39

2

5

0

3

786

1063

18

7

9

6

   

55

7

3

1850

6

3
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

 

 

 

626

402

18

14

93/8

115/8

   

"

"

"

1029

13

9
 

Total, -

96

19

4

7257

7

"


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 3. 10. 4 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
                                                                                                                          s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                97.      1.      9
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, - -                                                                          1.      6
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                  1.    10

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 11h day of Aug/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                         .       s.      d.
    In money, - - - -                            1.     0       3
    In kind, - - - -                            579.   14.     7
        Total, - -                                580.   14.   10

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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Moloney

Thomas Guinnane

Nichs Lillis

John O’Gorman

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Daniel O’Gorman

Thomas McInerney

10 Tons

6

5

10

8

5

5

6

3

69. 17. 6

41. 16. 10

35. 8. 1

64. 7. 6

51. 10. 0

37. ". 3

32. 3. 9

41. 16. 10

19. 6. 3

Car. forwd.   60 393. 7. 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 :
                2. Establishment Account.
Geo Quilty Building at Leadmore                                                              3      14     3
Patrick Cusack distribution on a/c                                                             3       0     0
Thomas Honan Paints a/c                                                                          3       0     5
Jno M Shannon Saly on a/c                                                                       2       0     0
Thomas McInerney Relieving Offcr on a/c                                                5       0     0
Doctor Woulfe attendent at Kilmurry Temporary Dispensary                40       0     0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair Provisions supplied                                                            28      14    6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blair Provisions supplied                                                         422       15    6
Michl Roughan & James Gibson
in full for Meal to Kilmacdooan & Kilmihill                                            43       11    4

Credit Treasurer and debit Out-door Relief Invoice Account with the several sums as above.
                                                Collection Account
John Lillis Poor Rate Collector on a/c      20.     0.    0
Debit Collection a/c Credit Treasurer

                                                Election Law & other expenses
Pat Carmody Coffins to Knock                 3.      4.    0
Ditto " Killofin                                           5.     11.   0
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

________________

After the Minutes of last Meeting were read the Clerk handed the Vice Guardians a Notice of Marriage ( from the register of the District) between Mary Anne Dallaghan of Cappa Spinster and James Porter of Scattery Island Batchelor which was read for the first time.

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertise for Rye & Barley Bread p 4 lbs a Loaf tender to be considered on the 25h Inst.

________________

No tenders having been received for potatoes the Vice Guardians ordered to have them dug and sold in the Market

________________

 Mr Meagher Vice Guardian having proceeded to Tipperary Wkhouse to view the Mill lately erected there the Vice Guardians have come to the resolution to get a similar one erected in the Workhouse which they are convinced will act as an excellent test and be productive of a considerable saving

________________

The Vice Guardians directed the Overseer of Stone Breaking to prepare an abstract of the entire amount of labour performed by the Paupers at the different Stone Breaking Depots and the Names of the Stewards superintending same

Adjourned Meeting Monday the 20h Inst

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:)

The 1st of the 11th August 49 No 51460 stating that a requisition had been sent to the Commissional office for 950 in aid of the current expenses of the Union
The 2nd of the 15h No 521 M/49 requesting that an account of the expenditure of the advance during July would be forwarded as soon as possible
The 3rd of the 17h Inst No 53927 requesting that answers to inquiries respecting Miss Alicia Shannon would be forwarded.
The next of the 17th accompanied with a copy of "Act 12 & 13 Vic Cap 104 relatin to the Relief of the destitute poor in Ireland.
The next a sealed order of the Commissioners extending the period of Relief under Sec 2 to the 24h Instant.
The 6th of the 18h Inst stating that a requisition had been sent to the Commissional Office for 645 in aid of the current expenses of the Union

________________

The valuation of a Mr Gallerys farm at Islands having been reassessed by Mr Brew Late Revising Valuator from 24 to 40 without any improvements having been made thereon the Vice Guardians considering there a hardship are desirous to reduce same to its original Value Subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioner charging him with the present rate accordingly.

________________

In accordance with requisition from the Board of Health the Vice Guardians have opened a temporary Dispensary at Kildysart and have appointed Doctor Grady to superintend same, Salary to be fixed on next Board day.

________________

The following tenders for Broken Stone were accepted, Viz
Thomas Haugh Broken Stone &c Doonbeg     @ 7d p yd
Michl Browne 200 yds at Ballydineen            @ 7d p do
Edm Austin 60 yds at Cost                             @ 7d p do

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       29
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                               "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was                               450
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 - - -                                                           46

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Medical Report for Week Ending 18h Aug ‘49
No in Infirmary & fever Hospital by last report        234
Admitted during the Week                                        61
Died                  9                                                     295
Discharged     71                                                       80
Remng in both places this day                                 215
In Girls dysentery wards                                          22
" Skin disease wards                                               106
" Old & Inform wards                                                6
Total under Medical Treatment                             349

Deaths
In Fever wards     3
Infirmary             6
                            9

Cheques were drawn by the Vice Guardians for payment of the undermentioned Items -

Clerk of Union - Head Steward          " .  9 . 0
Hanrahan Porter                                  " .  7.  0
O Donnell Steward                              " .  6.  0
Meagher Steward                                 1. 10.  0
Martin for Timber                                2. 10.  0
                                                          5.   2.  0

Master - Gadon Weaving                     2.   9.   4
OBrien Onions                                     1. 12.   1
Brew Mason                                        "   12.   6
Scales Baker                                         1. 10.   0
Killeen Onions                                     1.   0.   0
Morgan passage to Liverpool               "  10.   0
Bowen Lattice                                      ".   9.   6
Carpenters                                            3.   6.   6
Considine Bog deal                              ".   13.  4
Parkinson Horseline                             1.   2.   0
Slattery Flagging                                 ".   6.  11
                                                           13. 12.   2

Asst Master - Carpenters at Leadmore 2.   6.   6
Masons
                                                2.  0.    0
O Brien Carhire                                       16.   0
                                                          5.   2.   6

                                                                                                                                    Michl Meagher Chairman


Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 25h day of August 1849.

(Signed) EJ Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

 

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