Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 1st day of September, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 25th 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,

47

59

448

451

530

517

33

"

"

2085

Admitted during the Week,

1

3

56

74

75

68

11

"

"

288

TOTAL,

48

62

504

525

605

585

44

"

"

2373

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

2

"

"

"

143

3

130

3

47

1

40

"

6

2

"

"

"

"

368

9

Total Discharged and Dead,

2

"

146

133

48

40

8

"

"

377

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

46

62

358

392

557

545

36

"

"

1996

 

 

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,          136

In Fever

Hospital            78

Total,               214

In separate

Wards,               9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,             "

Total,                 9


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 25th day of August 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.

731

1881

173

846

904

2727

No. II.

728

1792

182

828

910

2620

No. III.

492

1228

221

1081

713

2309

No. IV.

579

1689

479

2229

1058

3918

No. V.

574

1135

706

2199

1280

3334

No. VI.

415

1083

328

1081

743

2164

No. VII.

433

1013

91

524

524

1537

No. VIII.

365

905

355

1386

720

2291

No. IX.

138

315

247

809

385

1124

Car forward

4455

11041

2782

10983

7237

22024


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 1st day of September 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqre

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqr.

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 22,330 to No. 22507, 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. 17043 to No. 17093 inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

p Captain Kennedy               500.      0.     0
    Rate received                       116.      8.     7
    Total                                616.      8.     7

The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week, -                                                         616.      8.     7
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                        958.    15.     1
And that the Balance on the Account to credit of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                    466.      7.     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

Alex Mc Mahon Kilrush

35

s.

14

d.

7

1028

s.

5

d.

2

   

35

14

7

1028

5

2
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

68

346

2

1

7

6

   

"

"

"

414

4

1
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

4

15

34

12

11

1

6

4

2

300

234

326

7

16

9

3

23/8

43/8

   

54

5

"

861

12

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

41

5532

18

4

3

10

   

"

"

"

966

3

2
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

785

15

11
   

"

"

"

785

15

11
Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

12

130

18

4

4

3

762

856

8

17

11

"

   

143

2

7

1619

5

11
Patrick Healy Moyasta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

613

366

9

18

23/8

95/8

   

"

"

"

980

8

 
 

Total, -

233

2

2

6655

15

2

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.

Kilfiddane 11. 10. 4.    Kildysert   26.       7.    0
                  4.    1. 0                        7.     14.     2
                15. 11. 4                       34.      1.      2

Stephen Stacpoole Rate in aid                         116.  13.    7
                                Poor Rate Collected             13.   10.    8
                                                                       130.     4.    3

Pat. Healy Rate in aid                                   114.    13.    7
                        Poor Rate Collected                  116.     8.    7
                                                                      233.     2.    2.

The Clerk’s Account of petty Disbursements made by him since last Meeting, amounting to 23. 0. 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
123. 17s. 4d.
Collection days 14217                                                                          .           s.         d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was          104.         4.        9
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                ".          1.         07/12
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                         1.         5
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                 1.         8

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                      5071 quarts                 Indian Meal      2 Ton
        Meat                      190 lbs                       Oatmeal                 "
        Rye Meal }                2 Ton                      1st Flour               "
        Barley Meal }                                           Rice                       "
        Butter                       6 lbs

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 25th day of August/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                         .            s.         d.
        In money, - - - -                                                                    19.       11
        In kind, - - - -                                                        410.           8.        2
                Total, - -                                                      411.          8.        1

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

By Check on

Treasurer

Article and quantity

Value.

. s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland

5

Tons  
No. II. John Molony  

6

37. 10. 0
No. III. Thomas Guinnane  

6

37. 10. 0
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis  

6

37. 10. 0
No. V. John O Gorman

5

8

50. 0. 0
No. VI. Pat Kelly

5

5

34. 7. 6
No. VII. Terence O Brien  

3

18. 15. 0
No. VIII. Danl Gorman  

6

40. 12. 6
No. IX. Thos Mc Inerny

5

2

12. 10. 0
Car. forwd.        

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

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.
James Hickey for Tin Supplied                                                                       5         0         0
Doctor Griffin in a/c Salary                                                                         16       10         0
Leslie & Co. Medicine on a/c                                                                     100         0         0
Mat Kelly necessaries for Cholera Hospital amt Bill                                    34         1         9
Laurence Mc Inerny Distribution on a/c                                                     18         0        0
Charles Mc Donnell Timber Coffins etc. on a/c                                        100         0         0
William Blair Oatmeal supplied to Dispensaries                                           8         5         9
Geo Quilty Building on a/c                                                                          3         3         0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair for Indoor Supplies                                                               27        15          0
Francis Brew Balce Milk to 1st May                                                           8          0          0
Simon O Donnell    Ditto in full to Ditto                                                   25        15          2
Michl Lyons            Ditto                Ditto                                                  15        18          2
Matt Kelly Balance &c. for Provisions                                                        8        11          4

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Mollahan & Gibson Balce in full                                                               26        13         9
JN Russell Provisions Supplied                                                               345          1         0
W Lumsden         Ditto                                                                              13        17        1

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

After the minutes of last meeting were signed the Clerk (for the third time) read the notice of marriage between Mary Anne Dallaghan of Cappa Spinster & James Porter of Scattery Island Batchelor

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John Lillis Collector of Poor Rates was granted leave of absence for a fortnight he being in a delicate state of health -

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Complaints having been made by the Relieving Officers to Mr Meagher V.G of the bad quality of the Meal supplied by the Contractor (Messrs. J.N Russell Hon) for the week ended of September. The V.G called upon Captain Kennedy to investigate the matter on oath, when it was clearly proved to the satisfaction of the Vice Guardians that the Meal supplied was of an inferior quality, and not at all equal to the sample given in by Mess Russells Clerk.
(Vide Copy of Evidence taken by Captain Kennedy.)
Resolved that the Clerk do Forward a copy of this Minute to Messrs J N Russell & son expressing the Vice Guardians disapproval of such conduct.

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

Mr Lillis R.O. Kilmihil was directed to give public notice that Mr Meagher. V.G would attend there on Friday next to revise the Relief Lists.

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                                                    adjourned Meeting

Mr Coffey, Revising Valuators Salary was fixed at 50 : and ordered to enter into a Bond (200) with two solvent sureties, to complete the revision of the Union on or before the 1st day of November.

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The Clerk was directed to issue Public Notice to all Rate Payers having legal objections to the present Rating, that the Vice Guardians would receive notices for changing such Revision up to the 13th day of September after which no further notices will be recd

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The Clerk reported that considerable inconvenience was occasioned in consequence of the Relieving Officers not finishing their Weekly abstracts in due time, and requested the Vice Guardians would order them to be sent in by Thursday at latest in order that the Relief Returns may be forwarded to the Commissioners in due time which they complained was not done

The Vice Guardians ordered accordingly.

________________

Mr Purcell, Solicitor to the Board reported that all the Bonds of the Union were perfected, agreeably to the Commissioners letter of the 7th August No. 51.337/49

________________

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       7
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                              "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          168
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               16
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               16
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         27

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -                            "

Cheques for the following Sums was duly drawn on the Treasurer in favour of the Master Assistant Master & Clerk respectively for payment of the under mentioned Items
Parkinson Horsehire                                                               "       12.     0          Master
Carpenters at Wkhouse                                                            3.      11.     6
Bowen Lattice                                                                          ".      10.     6
Masons at Wkhouse                                                                 ".      13.     6
O’Brien Carhire                                                                       ".        8.     0
Gordon Weaver                                                                       1.      12.     6
                                                                                             7.        8.     0

Asst Masters
O’Brien Carhire                                                                       ".       6.     0
Kelly for Making wheels                                                          1.      4.      0
Scanlon for Slating                                                                   1.      0.     0
Carpenters at Leadmore                                                            ".    18.     0
    Do            Do                                                                        ".     14.     0
Masons             Do                                                                   2.     13.     0
Carpenters     Do                                                                      2.     12.     0
                                                                                              9.        7.     0

Clerk Viz
Hanrahan Porter                                                                   ".        7.      0
ODonnell Stewart                                                                   ".       6.       0
OLoughlan to 25 ult                                                                 1.    16.      0
Michl Meade Stewart                                                               ".      9.      0
E.J. Kennelly sundries                                                              ".      4.      0
Steam Co for Carriage of parcels                                              ".    14.      7
                                                                                               4.    16.     7

The following letters of the Poor Law Commissioners were read by the Clerk Viz

The 1st of the 30h ult (a sealed order of the Commissioners) authorising the continuence of Outdoor Relief to continue classes relieved under Sec 2. to the 7th Sept Inst inclusive.
The 2nd of the 31st ult from the Commissioners of National Education (an extract from the district Inspectors Report on the Kilrush Union National School)
The 3rd of the same date No 55278 sanctioning the proposed erection of a Mill (similar to the one created at Tipperary Workhouse)
The 4h also the same date & No stating that in reference to the proposed alteration of Mr Gallerys farm the Vice Guardians have not power to alter same once that the rate was signed
The 5th of the 1st Inst stating that the requisition has been sent to the Commissioners an offer for 500 in aid of a current expense of the Union

                                                                                                                                    Michl Meagher

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