Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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

60

59

497

515

446

459

19

7

"

2055

Admitted during the Week,

"

2

41

55

24

18

3

1

"

144

TOTAL,

60

61

538

570

470

477

22

1

"

2199

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

"

6

"

"

54

"

92

1

13

"

21

1

1

1

1

"

"

"

181

9

Total Discharged and Dead,

6

"

54

93

13

22

2

"

"

190

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

54

61

484

477

457

455

20

1

"

2009

 

 

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,         103

In Fever

Hospital          179

Total,              282

In separate

Wards,              6

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 14 day of July/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.

825

2131

531

1943

1356

4074

No. II.

911

2524

505

1116

1416

3640

No. III.

615

1536

421

1564

1036

3100

No. IV.

718

1672

945

3172

1663

4844

No. V.

659

1252

1304

3126

1963

4378

No. VI.

506

1605

636

1379

1142

2984

No. VII.

563

1209

408

1267

971

2476

No. VIII.

384

901

809

2353

1192

3254

No. IX.

195

437

656

1494

851

1931

Car forward

5375

13267

6215

17414

11590

30681


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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esq

Other Guardians: Michl Meagher Esq

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 18746 to No. 19021, 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. 16201 to No. 16397, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Clerk’s Report on the execution of Orders previously made by the Board was read, to the following effect:

p Captain Kennedy              1005.   0.   0
Rate                                          294.   9.  10
                                            1299.   9.  10

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, -     1292.    9. 10
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                             343.   6. 10
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                          628. 16.   4
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.

 

Alexr McMahon

Kilrush

33

s.

8

d.

0

1354

s.

14

d.

7

   

33

8

0

1354

14

7
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

12

6

6

18

10

7

120

463

18

11

2

11

   

19

5

5

584

9

11
Saml Bourke Killofin Kilfiddane Kildysert

57

76

65

9

10

15

2

1

7

345

274

376

13

8

9

10

103/8

33/8

   

199

14

10

996

11

11
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

24

17

18

3

7

0

447

669

5

13

5

8

   

42

1

7

1116

19

2
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

1050

3

3
   

"

"

"

1050

3

3
S Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

840

108

17

8

7

10

   

"

"

"

949

6

5
Patt Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

843

493

19

19

73/8

45/8

   

"

"

"

1337

19

"
  Total, -

294

9

10

7390

5

5


N
OTE. - 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          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
68. 19s. 4d.
                                                                                                                            s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                144.      5.     4
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                      1.    5
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                           1.    9

Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                   2.    1

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:

        Barley Meal  Ton

        Ind Meal      2 Tons
        Meat          54 lbs
        Milk      5224 Quarts

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 Officer’s 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 July/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                             s.      d.
In money, - - - -                                                           ".      11.     3
In kind, - - - -                                                            790.    14.     7
Total, - -                                                                   791.     5.    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 11 94. 19. 6
No. II. John Molony 10 86. 12. 6
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 8 70. 3. 0
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 13 112. 7. 9
No. V. John O Gorman 11 99. 12. 10
No. VI. Patt Kelly 8 69. 5. 0
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 6 56. 3. 8
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 9 77. 11. 9
No. IX. Thomas McInerney 5 42. 16. 3
Car. forwd.   82 709. 12. 3


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 :
                1. Clothing Account.
                                                                                                                                s.       d.
Kenny Scott & Co Clothing on a/c                                                          100            0        0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account
George Quilty Building on a/c                                                                    12           12      0
William Peacocke for Sundries in full                                                         15            4        1
John Culligan Tinwork and Bill                                                                 15            6        2

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair for Provisions Supplied                                                         29            7       0
Benjamin Allender Milk supplied by Martin
McMahon to 1st May                                                                                 28            0       0
Mary Bulger ditto                                                                                       17            2       1

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blaire for Provisions supplied                                                       723          10      2
William Lumsden Ditto                                                                               43          15      0

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

Valuation Account
Francis Coffey Revision Balc Salary                 20.   0 .   0
Debit Valuation a/c Credit Treasurer

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Election Law and other Expenses
Bryan Purcell for Law Expenses                   10.     0.      0
Peter Healy Milk to Killard dispensary              6.     6.    11
James McMahon Coffins to Kilballyowen          7.    14.     6
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

__________________________________________________

The Clerk was again ordered to advertize for erecting a Force pump and for sinking a Watertank at Leadmore on the same terms as before and also that a quantity of Old Metal was to be sold
tenders to be considered on the 4th August.

________________

 The Vice Guardians having taken legal proceedings against Simon O Donnell the surety of Pearse a late defaulting collector (damages laid at 344 . 4) and a verdict having been given for only 169 . 7 . 6, the remainder is consequently lost to the Electoral divns for which he was Collector.

________________

At this period the Vice Guardians adjourned to 10 O Clock on Monday the 23rd July Inst when the following business was transacted Viz

________________

A Rate at 5/= in the pound was this day duly Signed by the Vice Guardians for Kilkee divn. is to say 4/6 for ordinary paupers and 6d. for a Rate in aid and the Clerk was directed to give due publicity to same

________________

The following Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners and others were read by the Clerk, respectively,

The 1st of the 18h July Inst a circular No 45930 stating that a requisition for 1005 had been sent to the Commissional Office in aid of the Current Expenses of the Union. -
(In Maintenance         171
Out Relief                      818
Dispensaries                    16
                                  1005 )
The 2nd of the 20th Inst No 44060/49 relative to the Clerk’s report of the 30th Ult that "the Alliance and Church of England Insurance Companies had refused to insure the Leadmore Workhouse" and requiring to know what direction’s the Vice Guardians have given on the matter.
The next of the same date No 465M/49 a circular calling for a Return of the amount remaining unpaid of the advances under the temporary Relief Act 10 Vic Cap J.
The 4th also of the same date No 472M/49 Circular calling for a statement by return of post of the deaths of Workhouse Officers during the Year 1848
The 5th of the same date No 476M/49 a circular requesting that an Estimate of the expenses to be incurred during the Year Endg 25 March 1850 would be transmitted by Monday the 30th Inst at latest
The Sixth also of the same date No 479-M/49 a circular calling on the Vice Guardians for an estimate of the probable expenses to be incurred during August/49
The 7th of the 21st Inst No 44060 relative to the Vice Guardians resolution on the 30th ult proposing to advertize for Erecting a Force pump &c at Leadmore.
The 8th of the 23rd Inst sanctioning the appointment of Mary Quinlivan as "Infirmary Nurse".

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertize (by handbills) for supplying Nails of all sizes to be considered on the 11th August Inst

________________

Ordered that the Clerk be directed to advertize for supplying the Wkhouse with the undermentioned articles until the 25th March 1850 -Viz-
Frieze p yard, Chambray p yard, Tickens & Shrouding p yard ,Tea & Coffee p lb, Lump and Soft Sugar p Stone, Whiskey & Vinegar p Gallon, Whole Pepper p lb, Irish Brown & White soap p Cwt, Mold & Dipt Candles p Dozen lbs, Starch and Washing soda p Stone, Salt p cwt First quality deals, Second quality deals, Best Red & Yellow Pine p ton.

John Callinan’s tender to supply the Workhouse until the 29 Sept next was accepted Viz-
with Calico @ 3d     p yard
                Moleskin 1/6     p   do and
                Blue cotton 5 p   do
also Pat O Connors for the following Viz -
                Check @ 5d p yard
                Black & White Thread @ 1/8d p lb and
                Men’s & Boy’s Caps   @ 10d each
Adjourned Meeting Tuesday the 24h Inst

Michael Culligan’s tender for working the tin at Workhouse @ 6/6 p week was accepted and William Peacocke’s to supply Tin @ 38/6 p Box was also accepted.

The following tenders were also accepted Viz-
John Gorman of Cross to supply Coffins for Kilballyowen division Viz-
age 15 years & over          4 Shillings
between 15 & 9 years       2/8d
Under 9 years                  1/4d.
George Comerford to supply Kilmurry Viz-
1st size 4/= each, 2nd 2/8d and 3rd size 1/4d each.

A Check was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for 49 . 2 . 11 for petty disbursements. - (an account of the Items composing the above amount accompanied the Minutes)
                                                                                                        Michl Meagher Chairman

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    28
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                         104
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                             54
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                             54
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                     167

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered           -

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 28th day of July 1849.

(Signed) __________________ Clerk of the Union.


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