Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 21st day of April, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 14th day of April 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.

81

61

200

424

337

317

11

"

"

1441

Admitted during the Week,

1

"

12

4

1

4

"

"

"

22

TOTAL,

82

61

212

428

338

321

11

"

"

1463

Discharged during the week

Died, during the week

1

5

1

4

12

"

63

"

4

3

10

2

1

1

"

"

"

"

92

15

Total Discharge and Dead

6

5

12

63

7

12

2

"

"

107

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE.

76

56

200

375

331

309

9

"

"

1356

 

 

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,        189

In Fever

Hospital          88

Total,             227

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 day of 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.

715

500

447

640

650

379

498

358

156

1850

1221

1150

1801

1071

979

933

820

371

366

265

353

744

883

625

354

687

286

1409

909

1220

2388

2177

1538

1219

2051

891

1081

765

800

1384

1533

1004

852

1045

442

3259

2130

2376

4189

3248

2537

2152

2871

1262

Car forward.

4343

10196

4563

13828

8906

24024

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 21st day of April 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre.

Other Guardians Edmund Kelly Esqre.

Captain AE Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16488 to No. 16700, 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. 12490 to No. 12720, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

To Capt. Kennedy     487. 10  "
Rate -                            9. 10. 9
                                 497.   ". 9

The Treasurer’s Board of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week -                                      497.    " .  9
Paid during the week, - - - -                                     345.   12.   4
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                               1357.     2.   8
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.

A McMahon Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

2505

s.

13

d.

3

   

"

"

"

2505

13

3
Danl M’Donnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

384

730

9

10

6

1

   

"

"

"

1114

19

7
 

Samuel Bourke

Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

692

669

740

1

15

19

3

93/8

91/8

   

"

"

"

2102

16

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

761

1089

15

10

11

5

   

"

"

"

1851

6

5
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

9

10

9

2104

6

3
   

9

10

9

2104

6

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

1242

120

2

13

5

11

   

"

"

"

1362

15

7
Patt Healy Moyarta

Killballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

1208

631

15

17

3

11/8

   

"

"

"

1840

13

4
  Total, -

9

10

9

12882

12

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 Clerks Account of Petty Disbursements made by him since last meeting, amounted to 29. 15. 1 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
109 . 6s. 7d.
                                                                                                                     s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was             98      4    "
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, - -                                                                      2.    "
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                              2.    2

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             4141 Quarts       Tea                 2 lb
        Meat              186 lb                Coffee             "
        Oatmeal            1 Ton             Sugar           14 lb
        Rye meal           1 Ton             Whiskey         1 Gallon
        Ind meal            1 Ton          Salt              12 cwt
        Barley meal        Ton           Soap              1 cwt
        1st Flour            1 Ton            Malt              1 cwt
        Rice                   1 Ton            Hops              1 stone
        Coal                   4 Ton            Turf           89 Loads

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 14th day of April ‘49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
s. d.
In money - - - -           12.     3
In kind - - - -      591. 15.     71/8
Total - -              592.   7.   101/8

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.

S Boland

Jno Molony

T Guinnane

Nichs Lillis

Anthony Corry

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Danl Gorman

Tho McInerney

7 Tons

7

7

10

9

7

6

8

3

83. 19. 1

78. 13. 9

64. 19. 3

95. 2. 6

81. 13. 6

67. 18. 6

54. 0. 6

72. ". 8

Car. forwd.   66  

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 :
Clerk of Union Account.                                                                              s.       d.
Clerk of Union for petty disbursements                                               26        17      11

Debit Clerk of Union Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Danl M’Donnell for collection in Acct                                              136       18        9
Simon Boland for Sundries                                                                   7         "         3
Wm. Hartney sundries Kilkee for Cholera Hospital                              6        16       8
John Devers painting & Glazing Aux. Workhouse Leadmore              4          3       2
George Taylor Balce of acct for Lime                                                    5        19       8
Simon Boland for sundries                                                                   9          3     10

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Election Law. Account
John Marrinan Coffins for Kilkee                                                          4      16        6

Debit Election Law Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Wm Lumsden for Bread in a/c                                                           12        0        0
Wm Blaire for Prov in full                                                               543      10        "

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 :
The Vice Guardians not having deemed the explanation of the Accounts of Messrs. Healy and McMahon (given in last Minutes) sufficiently explanatory ordered the following Extracts from Captain Kennedy’s report to the Commissioners on the subject to be put on the Minutes Viz-

Outstanding in Kilkee p Minutes
27th February 1849 - - - - -                                 146.  16. 11
    p Arrear Sheets - - - - -                                       134.  11. 10
    Deficit to be accounted for - - -                            12.    5.   "


Outstanding in Moyarta as p Minutes                178.   17.  9
    p Arrear Sheets - - - - -                                     133.  12.   6
    Deficit to be accounted for - - -                          45.    5.    3


Outstanding in Kilballyowen p Minute              59.  18.   10
    p Arrear Sheets - - - - -                                    30.   11.   3
    Deficit to be accounted for - - -                        29.    7.   7

I have made a strict examination of all Mr Healy’s Book & find that the following sums are improperly included in the amount of arrear shown on the minutes against Mr. Healy
- 12. 7. 3 a wrong calculation of Rate Struck in August 1847. Various other small sums amounting in all to 9. 17 . 2 and ". 3. 8.
Various sums amounting to 10. 14. 1 and 3. 14. 5 d which should not have been carried forward on Minutes.
Mr Healys Accounts Stand thus
Kilkee Set Off in Mr Healys favour                                  30.    8.     4
    Deficit as shown above                                                 12.    5.   
    Balance overlodged                                                         18.    3.  3


Moyarta Deficit to be accounted for                              45.    5.     3
    Set off in favour of Mr Healy                                       14.    8.     7
    Balance chargeable to Healy                                        30.   16.    8


Kilballyowen Deficit to be Accounted for                    29.     7.    7
    Set off in favour of Mr Healy                                     22.     8.    1
                                                                                      6.     19.    5


Total Balance unaccounted for Viz .
    Moyarta - -                                                             30.   16.    8
    Kilballowen - -                                                            6.    19.    5
                                                                                     37.    16.   1
    deduct overlodged in Kilkee                                     18.      3.    3
Balance chargeable to Healy                                       19.    12.    10


Mr. Healy further claims credit for 2. 12. which the Vice Guardians Should decide upon.
Captain Kennedy stated to the Vice Guardians that he had examined Mr. Healys Accounts
(since the Report was made) & considers that he is entitled to credit for this Amount -
With regard to Mr McMahons Accts. Capt Kennedy states Viz
Amount of arrear outstanding as p Minutes          485.    11.     3
        as p Arrear Sheets                                              449.     2.      6
        To be accounted for                                             36.     8.      9
I paid on one occasion (Sep 1847) the amount of Arrear carried forward against him on
the Minutes was 80. 7 7
Ditto but into his collection Book filled in the office 74.   12      1
Balance                                                                      5.   15.    6

To this sum are to be added numerous small sums, double ratings, numerous calculations & false tots making in all 14. 4 . 9.
Mr. McMahon also appears entitled to credit for defalcation of a former Collector charged
against him on the Minutes Viz of                            1.   16.      0  and
Vide Min 30 Dec 1845                                              2.   14.      7
                                                                                 4.    10.     7

Mr McMahon has also a sum of 9. 0 . 4 on hand to lodge (not returned in Arrear Sheets)
for which he is entitled to credit his Accounts will stand thus.
Deficit between Minutes & Arrear Sheets             36.      8.     9
Set off                                                                       14.    16.     9
                                                                                  4.    10.     7
                                                                                 9.      0.     4             27. 15. 8
Deficit to be accounted for                                    8.    13.     1

The Accounts of Messrs. McDonnell & Lillis were duly examined the result of which is the following Viz’- McDonnell Accounts

Deficit in Kilfiddane                                            43.    9.      9
" Kildysert                                                            46.   17.      8                 90. 7. 5
Note - The above amounts should have been regulated before the collection of the last Rates, as another collector was appointed for these districts at that Period -

________________

April 19th Killimer Deficit between Minutes & Arrears Sheets                          36. 10.  7
    "             Knock        Ditto                      Ditto - - -                                            27. 14.   3
    "             Killofin      Ditto                      Ditto - - -                                            37.    8.  7
                                                                                                                           101. 13.   5
                                                                                                                        192.  0.  10

Summary,

Deficit in Kilfiddane      43.   9.  9
    "      " Kildysert        46. 17.  8
    "      " Killimer         36. 10.  7
    "      " Knock          27. 14.   3
    "      " Killofin        37.   8.   7
Total                     192.   0. 10

Of the above amount Mr McDonnell appears entitled to credit for the following sums due of a former (defaulting) collector
    Kilfiddane -      14.    5.   10
    Kildysert -        23.    7.    7
    Killofin -             5.  18.    8.                 Total    43. 12. 1
            p Minutes 25. Oct 1845
also to 11. 10. an overrating in Kildysert making in all    55.     2.    1
Summary of Mr McDonnells Acct
    Deficit in Kilfiddane 43.   9.    9
    Set off in his favour  14.   5.  10 unaccounted for          29.     3.   11.
    Deficit in Kildysert  46. 17.    8
    Set off                       34. 17.   7         "            "           12.     ".     "
    Deficit in Killofin     37.  8.     7
    Set off                        5. 18.    8    "            "                  31.      9.     11
    Deficit in Knock       27. 14.  3
    Ditto " Killimer        36. 10.  7
    Total unaccounted for by Danl M’Donnell                136.      18.    9

Lillis accounts Viz
Kilmacdooan, Outstanding as p Minutes                144.      6.     10
    Ditto                  "             Arrear Sheets             138.     12.      1
    difference                                                                 5.     13.      9

Kilmihill, Outstanding p Minutes                         127.        0.     117/8
    Ditto p Arrear Sheets                                        122.      18.       6
    difference                                                              4.        2.        5
    Total difference                                                    9.      17.         2

Of the above amounts Mr Lillis appears entitled to 7. 6. 0 per over ratings alone, his account Stand this difference between Minutes and arrear Sheets in Kilmihill              4.       2.    5
Set off in his favour - - - - - -                                             ".     15.    "
Amt unaccounted for - - - - -                                         3.    7.       5
Set off in Mr. Lillis favour in Kilmacdooan                      6.     11.    0
difference between Minutes & arrear Sheets                    5.     14.    9
Balance overlodged                                                                  16.    3
Total Balance unaccounted for (after deducting the amt overlodged in Kilmacdooan from the deficiency in Kilmihill
2 . 11 . 2

________________

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 22
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                         "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                        22
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                           56
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                           56
The number of other applicants in the Relieving officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                   113

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

A Resolution (of which the following is a copy) passed by the Kildysert Sanatory committee was read by the Clerk and ordered to be put in the Minutes Viz - Resolved that in as much as that Sickness has abated and that it has been reported by the Doctor that all Patients may be discharged on tomorrow morning (Monday) except four who are not convalescent, that the Institution be dissolved retaining nine of the attendants except the Nurse who is to be kept employed for a few days, until the above patients are in a condition to be discharged and that in no Account except in a case of actual Cholera can any person be admitted in future.
                                                        Signed. Patrick Edwards
22nd April 1849                                              Secretary

Ordered, that the Clerk call upon each Collector of Poor Rates to lodge all monies in future on Friday

________________

Ordered that the Clerk advertise in the Limerick Examiner & Clare Journal for the following

Best Indian Meal         p ton
  "    Rye Meal             p do
  "    Barley Meal        p do
  "    First Flour          p do also
  "    Wool                   p Stone to be considered on the 5th May

________________

Resolved that the Rate payers of the several Electoral Divisions of the Union be informed that the Vice Guardians and Inspector of the Union would attend at the following places on the undermentioned days for the purpose of Revising the Relief Lists of the respective Divns. Viz
    On Tuesday      1st May at Kilmurry
      "  Wednesday  2       "   " Knock
      "  Thursday    3        "  " Carraigholt for Moyarta &
      "  Friday         4       "   " Kilkee,
and that each Relieving Officer be prepared with his townland list on that occasion

Warrants for the collection of Rate were duly signed by the Vice Guardians this day & delivered to each of the following collection Viz -

    Alex McMahon for Kilrush
    Danl McDonnell for Knock & Killimer
    Saml Bourke         "   Killofin Kilfiddane & Kildysert
    John Lillis             "  Kilmihill and Kilmacdooan
    William Brew       "  Kilmurry

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 21 day of April 1849.

(Signed) E.J Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

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