Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 19th day of May, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 12th day of May 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,

79

63

344

528

371

358

22

"

"

1765

Admitted during the Week,

6

9

65

72

30

20

5

"

"

207

TOTAL,

85

72

409

600

401

378

27

"

"

1972

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

7

7

6

5

49

"

118

"

15

1

10

"

2

2

"

"

"

"

207

15

Total Discharged and Dead,

14

11

49

118

16

10

4

"

"

222

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

71

61

360

482

385

368

23

"

"

1750

 

 

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,           204

In Fever

Hospital             55

Total,               259

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 12th day of May /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.

793

1989

437

1636

1200

3625

No. II.

648

1616

311

876

959

2492

No. III.

516

1391

370

1239

886

2630

No. IV.

632

1704

830

2707

1462

4411

No. V.

641

1185

945

2398

1586

3583

No. VI.

449

1425

618

1412

1065

2837

No. VII.

516

865

308

1186

824

2051

No. VIII.

355

825

712

2120

1067

2945

No. IX.

178

414

452

1108

630

1522

Car forward

4696

11414

4983

14682

9679

26096


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 19 day of May 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair,

Other Guardians, Michael Meagher Esq

Edmund Kelly Esq

Captain: A.E. Kennedy Poor Law Inspector

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 17412 to No. 17594, both and countersignature of the Clerk.
The Out-door Relief Register was produced, examined, and authenticated from No. 13661 to No. 13812, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

P Captain Kennedy           630.     0.    0
Rate                                   415.       6.    2
Total                              1045.      6.    2

The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week, -                                          1045.  6.  2
Paid during the week, - - - -                                             400.  3.  9
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                         943.  5.  2
The Book was signed by the Chairman.

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

124

s.

16

d.

"

2225

s.

17

d.

6

   

124

16

"

2225

17

6
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

347

702

18

15

11

10

   

"

"

"

1050

14

9
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

654

626

694

12

6

2

8

"3/8

13/8

   

"

"

"

1975

"

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

76

62

9

1

"

0

663

952

9

19

8

8

   

138

10

0

1616

9

5
William Brew Kilmurry

75

1

1

2029

16

2
   

75

"

1

2029

16

2
Stephen Stackpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

1209

108

10

8

8

10

   

"

"

"

1317

19

6
Patrick Healy Moyarta

9

48

1

16

"

5

1049

10

43/8
   

57

17

5

     
  Kilballyowen

19

2

8

583

6

105/8
   

77

"

1

1632

17

3
 

Total, -

415

6

2

11648

15

6

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 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.
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:
These particulars can not be given in consequence of the Masters illness and his Books not being written up.

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    
No. II. John Molony These particulars  
No. III. Thomas Guinnane can not be given,  
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis a partial supply  
No. V. Anthony Corry only having been  
No. VI. Patt Kelly drawn, and the  
No. VII. Terence O’Brien balance of Weeks  
No. VIII. Danl Gorman requirements not  
No. IX. Thomas McInerny being yet recd.  
Car. forwd.      

Credit Treasurer with Checks; Debit each Relieving Officer with Checks and Orders.

The several Orders were directed to be paid, and Checks for the several amounts were duly drawn on the Treasurer, and Signed namely :
                Election Law a/c
                                                                                                                          s.      d.
Anne Donnellan Coffins for Kilmurry                                                    20      11      "

Debit Election Law Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
John Lillis Collection on a/c                                                                       2       11      2
Danl Mc Donnell Collection on a/c                                                         37      17      4
Patt Foley Salary on a/c                                                                          11      18      4
Ms Margaret Shannon asst. Matron Salary to 25th March                   7       10      "
Mr E J Kennelly Clerk of Union on a/c to Saly                                      10       "       "
John Culligan tinman on a/c                                                                  5        "       "

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Michael Lyons Milk on a/c                                                                     5      10      "
Matt Scanlon Ditto                                                                               24       5       "
Mary Bulger Ditto                                                                                20       4       "
Ben Allender Ditto                                                                                 5      10       "
Martin Mahony Prov on a/c                                                                20       "        "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Michael Meagher Esqre. Prov in a/c                                                   400      "       "
James Kelly Distribution in a/c                                                               2       8       8
Wm. Blaire Provisions in a/c                                                                24     10       "
J. N. Russell for ditto ditto                                                                  242     16       3
Wm. Lumsden for ditto ditto                                                                75      "        "
Michael Meagher Prov on a/c                                                            410      "        "

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 handed Bank Receipts of p 270 and 420 being advances in aid of the rates received by the hand of Assist. Commissary Genl Cameron

Mr Robbins Protestant Chaplain waited upon the Vice Guardians & stated that a Member of his Church had been unduly interfered with by the Catholic Chaplain while a Patient in the Cholera Hospital. The Vice Guardians requested Mr Robbins to lay the statement before them in writing when they would call upon the Catholic Chaplain Mr Pyne for an explanation in writing and institute such enquiry thereon as appears necessary

Captain Kennedy read portions of a letter from Commissioners No 30. 386 dated 18 May/49

The Reports of the Master and other Officers were read, and Orders made thereon, as follows :

Resolved that in as much as that sickness has to a great extent decreased in Kilrush the services of Doctor Elliot Medical Attendant at the Cholera Hospital be dispensed with and also of three of the nurses attendant there.

In consequence of the illness of Daniel Gorman Relieving Officer for Moyarta, the Vice Guardians have authorised Mr John Kelly to act in his stead until he recovers.

Complaints of carelessness on the part of Mrs McDonnell Infirmary Nurse having been made to the Vice Guardians an inquiry was made relative thereto : when it was deemed advisable that she should be dismissed and that Winefred Hanrahan be appointed in her stead at the same Rate of Remuneration.

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for supplying the Union for 3 Months with Indian Meal p Ton, Rye Meal p Ton and Barley Meal p do as at cash prices 7 days after delivery. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 2nd day of June

At this stage of the Proceedings the Vice Guardians adjourned to 12 o’Clock on Monday the 21st Inst adjourned Meeting

The following Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners were read by the Clerk :

The 1st of the 15th May 1849 stating that a Requisition had been sent to the Commissional office p 270:0:0 in the name of Captain Kennedy

________________

The 2nd of the 16 May 1849 No. 31.202/1849 enclosing a receipt p 1:17:0 from the Matron of The Emigration Depot at Plymouth for outfit of Emigrant Orphans.

________________

The 3rd of the 18th May No. 32206/49 stating that a Requisition had been sent to the Commissional office p 420:0 in the name of Captain Kennedy.

________________

The 4th of the 18th May No. 30.398/49 relative to the Emigration Expenses of Eliza Moloney a Pauper and annexing a form of consent to be signed by the Vice Guardians

________________

The 5th of the 18th May No. 30.398/1849 requiring the particulars of 89:13:10 granted to the Clerk on the 5th Inst for Petty Disbursements

________________

The 6th of the 18th Inst No. 32.228/49 enclosing Queries relative to Michael Mahony school Master.

________________

The following letter from the Medical Doctor of the Workhouse was read. viz.

To the Vice Guardians

Gentlemen                                                                                                                                       May 19th 1849
To prevent similar occurrences as far as possible I beg to inform you that three persons were sent from the Kilmurry Cholera Hospital to the Workhouse on Thursday without sufficient covering or due attention to their wants. They were in a very exhausted state yet it was in an asses cart they were conveyed which took a long time coming such a distance nor were they provided with drink or anything else on the way. Two of them died in about 2 hours after admission, indeed it was by great care they lived so long.
Cholera having now almost disappeared I would suggest the propriety of lessening the Number of Nurses etc. at the Hospital, three of the assist. Nurses may be sent away, one of the assistant porters, and also two of the paid Nurses. We still retain a Paid Nurse, Porter, four Asst. Nurses and an Assist Porter.
The retaining of Mrs. Mitchell I leave to your own consideration she being of no use to me except to take charge of the stores and superintend the cleanliness etc. of the house.
                                                                                                               I remain, Gentle.
                                                                                                                       Your obed. Servt.
                                                                                                                                   (Signed ) Thos B O.Donnell

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Resolved that each pauper relieved under the 2nd Section be rationed with one & half pound of Meal in future in place of one pound heretofore given

 

Messrs. Burke and McDonnell Poor Rate Collectors having made no lodgements during the past Weeks were admonished by the Vice Guardians to use greater exertions in future

Tenders for the Situation of Porter were again postponed until Next Board day

It was again deemed advisable that Mr Meagher Vice Guardian should proceed to Limerick for the purchase of next Weeks Meal, a partial supply only having been drawn from the present Contractor

A letter dated May 1st 1849 was read from Martin McMahon (Milk Contractor)

requesting that the Amount of his account should be placed to the Credit of Mr Benjamin Allender. The Vice Guardians accordingly agreed that same should be acceded to and that Mr. Allender should receive the amount of McMahon’s claim

A Cheque for 63. 2. 5 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerk’s favour for payment of small demand.
Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit Treasurer

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      15
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             15
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           173
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                69
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                69
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         168
The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Medical Report for the Week ending Saturday May 19/49
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report               259
Admitted into both places this Week                                    69
Discharged cured         59.                                                 328
Died                             13                                                    72
Total in both Places this day                                              256
In Girls Dysentery Wards                                                   10
In skin Disease Wards                                                         76
In Old and Infirm Wards                                                    14
                                                                                          356    

                                                                                                                                        Edm Kelly.

 Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 26th day of May 1849.

(Signed) E J Kennelly

Clerk of Union

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