Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 20th day of January, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 13th day of January 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,

107

94

216

378

345

358

22

"

"

1520

Admitted during the Week,

13

10

17

23

9

4

"

"

"

76

TOTAL,

120

104

233

401

354

362

22

"

"

1596

Discharged during the Week

Died. . . .

2

4

5

"

7

"

27

"

4

4

11

"

1

1

"

"

"

"

57

9

Total Discharged and Dead

6

5

7

27

8

11

2

"

"

66

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

114

99

226

374

346

351

20

"

"

1530

 

 

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,   155

In Fever

Hospital   110

Total,       265

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 13th day of January ‘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, de-pendent on him or her.

 

Number of cases relieved.

Number of Persons, including Applicant and Family, dependent on him or her.

 

Cases

 

Persons

No. I.

702

1701

249

1153

951

2854

No. II.

385

802

165

848

550

1650

No. III.

350

795

160

826

510

1621

No. IV.

560

1541

476

1846

1036

3387

No. V.

499

1141

378

1311

877

2452

No. VI.

267

576

369

1165

636

1741

No. VII.

336

724

175

790

511

1514

No. VIII.

302

730

372

1444

674

2174

No. IX.

146

469

188

719

334

1188

Car forward

3547

8479

2532

10,102

6079

18581


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 20th day of January 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqr Chairman

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre

Captain Kennedy 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. 15459 to No. 15529, 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. 9882 to No. 10,058, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Ledger was produced by the Clerk, posted up to the 29 Sep. 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, -                  195.     7.     1
Paid during the week, - - - -                  33.       3.     6
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                              65.     10.     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 McMahon

 

Kilrush

18

46

s.

18

6

d.

10

11

513

s.

"

d.

4

   

65

5

9

513

"

4
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

15

13

9

4

10

4

11

"

8

131

209

254

3

4

10

8

9

   

37

19

7

594

19

3
Samuel Burke Kildysart

Kilfiddane

34

11

1

10

6

11

233

189

17

18

93/8

63/8

   

45

12

5

423

16

3

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

152

176

"

6

11

10

   

"

"

"

328

7

10
Tomkins Pearse Kilmurry

Killard

"

"

"

"

"

"

793

534

8

"

8

"

   

"

"

"

1327

8

9

Patt Healy, Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

23

22

"

6

5

18

3

1

"

194

197

65

12

15

5

6

5

1

   

46

9

4

457

13

"
 

Total, -

195

7

1

3645

5

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 Clerks Account of petty Disbursements made by him since last Meeting, amounting to 14. 13. 6 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 94 ,, 0 s. 1 d
10634 dys
                                                                                                                 s.         d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                     103.          1.     2
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the week was - - -                      1.     43/16
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                                    1.     10
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                            1.    11

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:

Coarse Bread            5987 lb                              Turf                       90 Loads
White Bread             3434 lb                              Candles                  36 lb
Oatmeal                     Ton                             Whiskey                    1 Gallon
Indian Meal              1 Ton                            Sugar                     14 lb
Meat                         179 lb                               Onions                   26 Stone
Milk                        4257 qts                             Butter                      2 lb
Salt                           5 cwt

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 13th day of Jany/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was

                                                                      s.                          d.
In money,     - - - -                      "                  "                              "
In kind, - - - -                         434.                  13.                      10
Total, - -                                  434.                  13.                      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. Simon Boland 8 Tons.= Indian Meal= 72. 10. 8
No. II. Jno Molony 5 46. 11. 8
No. III. Tho Guinnane 5 47. " . 8
No. IV. Nichs Lillis 9 83. 2. 6
No. V. Anthy Corry 7 69. 7. -
No. VI. Patt Kelly 5 48. 10. 10
No. VII. Terence O Brien 4 41. 10. 10
No. VIII. Patt Foley 6 55. 5. -
No. IX. S. McNamara 3 32. 8. 2
Car. forwd.   53 496. 7. 5

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.

John Culligan Tinman for Work done in Account          5              "              "

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.

    3. Workhouse Invoice Account.

Michael Lyons for Milk in full up to 2d July 48               3              16           4
William Lumsden for Bread Supplied                             45             14           7
Simon Boland for Turf                                                     4             10            "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.

    4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.

James Kelly Distribution in Acct                                  10             "              "
Patt Robinson Ditto                                                       3              "             "

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

Captain Kennedy recommended that the Rate Collectors be ordered to close and lodge in their Books on a named day with a view to carrying forward the Arrear in the New Books and that those who fail to close their Books satisfactorily be discontinued,,
That Patt Griffin Steward at Carrigaholt be fined One Weeks Salary for dis-obedience of Guardians orders and that John Doherty Steward at Kilfiddane be fined One Weeks Salary for relieving a Man on Relief who was absent

The Vice Guardians accordingly ordered that a Weeks Salary be stopped from each of the above named Stewards

________________

The Clerk was directed to give Notice to all the Rate Collectors to close their Accounts and to lodge in their Books on or before the 15th of February for the purpose Recommended by Captain Kennedy

________________

Ordered that Thomas O Donnell Meal Distributor for Kilballyowen be forthwith written to in order to perfect his Books.

________________

The Clerk was directed to give Notice that the Inspector of the Union and one of the Vice Guardians would attend on Tuesday next at Kilmihill and on Wednesday at Cooraclare to submit the Rate arrear Sheets and Relief list, to the Rate payers of Kilmihill and Kilmacdooan Electoral Divisions.

________________

Ordered that the Collectors be written to, to hand over to the Board forthwith Lists of the Immediate Lessors in Arrear to be handed to the Solicitor for recovery

________________

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 :)

A Letter of the 12th Instant from the Secretary of the Board of Health Requesting to be informed what steps the Vice Guardians have taken with Regard to the apprehended appearance of Cholera in the Union.

________________

Tomkins Pearse late Collector of Poor Rates for Kilmurry and Killard was ordered to attend on Monday and Tuesday next to Settle his Accounts.

________________

Ordered that the Clerk advertise again for supplying the Workhouse for Nine Months with Best fresh Beef and Mutton, as the Tenders received on this day were not in accordance with the advertisement

________________

Tenders for Supplying the Workhouse for Timber and Chandlery were postponed for consideration until this day Week,

________________

A Check for 8. 19. 10 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for payment of small demands,
Debit Clerk of Union Acct. Credit Treasurer

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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    12
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           62
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                6
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                6
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officers Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       
The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -                          28

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday January 20th 1849

Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report                265
Admitted into both places during the Week -                                54
Discharged cured 29                                                                   319
Died 11                                                                                         40
Number in both places this day                                                   279
In Girls dysentery Wards                                                             18
Skin disease Wards                                                                       68
Old & infirm Wards                                                                     11
Probationary                                                                                  1
Total under Medical Treatment                                                 377

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary                                                                                  5
Fever Hospital                                                                               6
Total                                                                                            11

        Michl Meagher Chairman

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 27th day of January 1849.

(Signed) John McDonnell

Clerk of the Union.

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