Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the Workhouse for the Week ending Saturday, the 13th day of Oct 1849.

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS

provided:-

Workhouse,                1100

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,               1080

 

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,               150

Total,                        2330

  In Work-

house

Hospital,         121

In Fever

Hospital           42

Total,              163

In separate

Wards,            9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,          2

Total,             11


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 13th day of Oct/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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

677

547

485

694

493

471

393

335

202

1711

1560

1462

2186

1147

1151

979

860

479

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677

547

485

694

493

471

393

335

302

1711

1560

1462

2186

1147

1151

979

860

479

Car forward

4297

11535

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"

4297

11535

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esq.

                Other Guardians : Michl Meagher Esq.

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present.

 
The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 21,498 to No. 21613, 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. 17702 to No. 17781, 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, -                                                           £     478.    10.    4
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                           £     664.      9.    9
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                        £   1294.    11.    5
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

£.

48

s.

1

d.

6

£.

781

s.

7

d.

2

   

48

1

6

781

7

2
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

12

12

2

4

6

4

84

225

12

"

   

24

6

10

309

12

Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

41

18

22

16

16

15

4

4

9

196

200

206

7

15

13

10

61/8

83/8

   

83

8

5

603

17

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

37

43

"

19

"

9

331

401

1

12

   

80

19

9

732

13

5
Wm Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

581

7

   

"

"

"

581

7

Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

78

48

13

8

1

1

571

464

17

3

11¾

7

   

127

1

2

1036

1

Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

79

35

9

3

2

6

440

171

8

8

111/8

105/8

   

114

12

8

611

17

  Total, -

478

10

4

4656

16

5

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 £6 . 12 . 8 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
£27. 1s. d.
                                                                                                                            £         s.       d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                         86.      11.      7
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                               1.      0¼
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                                     2.      4
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                             2.      "¼

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:

        Meat              186½lb             Turf              600 Creels
        Milk            4650 quarts         Soap             480 lbs
        Bread                4 Tons           Starch             28 lb
        Rice                  1 Ton
        Whiskey       640 Glasses

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 Oct/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                            £.         s.      d.
        In money, - - - -                                                                                    15.      6
        In kind, - - - -                                                                           213.      19.     2½
                Total, - -                                                                           214.      14.     8½

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

Nicholas Lillis

John O’Gorman

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Danl Gorman

Thos McInerney

4½ Ton

4 "

3 "

6 "

3½ "

3½ "

2½ "

3 "

1 "

31. 16. 9

28. 6. 0

21. 4. 6

42. 9. 0

24. 15. 3

24. 15. 3

17. 13. 9

21. 4. 6

7. 1. 6

Car. forwd.   31 Tons 219. 6. 6

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 :
                1. Clothing Account.
                                                                                                                          £          s.       d.
Charles Keane for Flax supplied                                                                        9          "        "

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Patt Foley Asst Master on a/c salary                                                                4          4       4
Doctor O’Donnell salary to 29th Sept                                                             50          "       "
Miss Quinlivan    ditto                                                                                     6           "       "
Danl Birmingham for Flags                                                                              7           1      4

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
J N Russell for last Weeks supplies.                                                             224          12      7

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

The Clerk read a Notice of Marriage (served on him by the registrar of the district) between Ellen Kelly of Kilrush Spinster and Peady of Cappa Batchelor

The Vice Guardians having received a communication from Mr Fras Keane, stating that title cannot be had for "Gower Hall" for some months & their occupation of the Building, lately used as a County district Fever Hospital, being restuited to the next assizes. Resolved that the agreement proposed in the Minutes of 29th September with reference to these premises be seconded and that all Fever Patients extern as well as Workhouse be treated in the existing Hospital (Kelly’s Store) which can be added to at a small cost & that the Building lately occupied as a district County Hospital which adjoins the Parent Workhouse be used as Auxillary Premises & that the Nurses & Infants at present in the parent House be removed thereto.

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The Vice Guardians at this period adjourned to Monday the 22nd Inst when the following business was transacted viz

Captain Kennedy drew the attention of the Vice Guardians to the increased numbers in the Female School, amounting at present to 440 children and recommended the appointment of an Assistant Schoolmistress. The Vice Guardians declined acceding to the foregoing recommendation as their period of Office expires so shortly.

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 18th Inst No. 66835/49 transmitting answers to certain enquiries made by the Clerk relatin to the Election of Guardians
The 2nd of the Same date No. 64902 acknowledging receipt of the Clerk’s letter relatin’ to the issuing of Pass tickets to Paupers by certain officers of the Workhouse
The 3rd of the 13th Inst No. 65905/49
The 4th of the 17th Inst No. 63982/49
The 5th of the same date & No. in reference to the Vice Guardians resolution proposing to take Gower Hall as an Auxiliary Workhouse.
The 6th of the 18th Inst to Capt Kennedy relatin to Mr. Thynnes demand for Stationery &c in reference to which the Vice Guardians regret not having funds to disburse the amount.

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Captain Kennedy recommended the dismissal of the Master Tailor on the grounds of inattention and inefficiency. The Vice Guardians have directed accordingly.

The Auxiliary Workhouse at Leadmore being completed, the Vice Guardians called on the Medical Officer (Dr. ODonnell) to measure same & report to them which he has accordingly done to the following effect Viz-
That the Girls apartments afford accommodation for 460 and
That the male apartments afford accommodation for 740-
Resolved that 1200 be the No. to be accommodated in this Building subject to the approval of the Commissioners

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Tenders for the situation of Relieving Officer for Kilkee were again postponed for consideration to Saturday the 27 Inst.

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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   16
Ditto disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          95
The number of cases of provisional out-door relief was - -                              12
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                             12
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       18

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Mr. Meagher V.G. having had to attend at the Assizes of Ennis for 8 successive days in the cause of the Vice Guardians @ ODonnell
Resolved that he be allowed 10/- P day (travelling expenses inclusive) subject to the approval of the Commissioners Viz

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In accordance with the Commisrs Circular dated the Oct No M/49 The Clerk by directions of the V.G. issued a Circular of which the following is a Copy to each Poor Rate Collector respectively Viz
                                                                                                                    Board Room
                                                                                                                        Kilrush Wkhouse 22nd Oct 49

Sir
In accordance with instructions from the Vice Guardians I have to aquatint you, that in the event of one fourth of the outstanding Rates in your district not being lodged with the Treasurer on or before the 27th Instant the Solicitor of the Board will be instructed to take summary and expensive proceedings on you and your securities Bonds,
                                                                                                                    Signed
                                                                                                                            E. J. Kennelly
                                                                                                                                    Rate Collector.

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The Clerk was advised to get the printed instructions for Medical Offices reprinted and distributed accordingly

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 Cheques for Payment of the following items then duly drawn in favour of the Master & Assistant Master Viz

Master  Carpenters Bills                                                             £    3.     1.   9
             Mason’s       do                                                                    ".   10.    6
             Carmen’s     do                                                                    ".     4.    "
             Labourer’s   do                                                                     ".     ".    "
             Casey Nailor                                                                        1.   18.    0
             Jones cleaning Clerk                                                            ".     2     "
             Bowman Sweep                                                                   ".     7.    6
             Bowen for Lattices -                                                            ".      8.    8
             Scanlan for Leather                                                             ".     9.   11
             McMahon Cooper                                                               1.     8.    9
             Devers Painter                                                                     ".    9.    0
             Russell for Sand                                                                  ".     3.    9
             Peacock for Sundries                                                           2.     3.    4
             Mead Steward                                                                     ".     9.    0
                                                                                                  £   11.   16.    2
Assistant
Master Carpenters Bills                                                                   5.     1.  11
            Masons       do                                                                     3.     0.    0
            Casey Nailor                                                                        1.    0.     3
            Scanlan Plasterer                                                                1.   12.    6
            Carhire                                                                               ".   12.    0
                                                                                                 £   11.    6.    8

Michl Meaghar Chairman.

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