Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 22nd day of September, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 15th day of Sept 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,

44

61

284

298

514

500

25

"

"

1726

Admitted during the Week,

3

1

28

19

22

32

2

   

107

TOTAL,

47

62

312

317

536

532

27

"

"

1833

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

3

"

2

"

55

"

67

2

37

1

31

"

2

1

"

"

"

"

197

4

Total Discharged and Dead,

3

2

55

69

38

31

3

"

"

201

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

44

60

257

248

498

501

24

"

"

1632

 

 

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,          115

In Fever

Hospital            73

Total,              188

In separate

Wards,               2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,            9

Total,               11


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 15th day of Sept ’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.

701

1807

144

734

845

2541

No. II.

694

1605

127

767

821

2372

No. III.

491

1226

140

842

631

2058

No. IV.

618

1810

254

1107

872

2917

No. V.

548

1075

437

1360

985

2435

No. VI.

422

1076

187

602

609

1678

No. VII.

433

1065

55

350

488

1415

No. VIII.

371

909

307

1234

678

2143

No. IX.

159

409

95

303

254

712

Car forward

4437

10982

1746

7299

6183

18271


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 22nd day of September 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqre

                Other Guardians: Capt Kennedy Inspector acting Vice Guardian

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 20982 to No. 21162 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. 17232 to No. 17443, 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 Capt Kennedy                  350.      0.    0
Poor Rate received                 177.    17.    7
Total                                    527.   17.    7

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, -                                                           527.    17.     7
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                         1247.    18.     0
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                      440.     12.   10
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

39

s.

19

d.

"

930

s.

9

d.

2

   

39

19

"

930

9

2
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

53

303

1

18

1

   

"

"

"

357

0

"
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

5

"

47

13

"

19

4

"

5

286

226

249

15

2

13

"

23/8

83/8

   

53

12

9

762

10

10
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

8

25

7

1

"

10

404

528

11

3

3

0

   

33

8

10

932

14

4
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

674

11

11
   

"

"

"

674

11

11
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

50

"

17

"

"

746

633

15

2

11

"

   

50

17

"

1379

17

11
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

610

336

19

8

63/8

"5/8

   

"

"

"

947

7

7
 

Total, -

177

17

7

5984

11

11

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 10. 6. 10 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
82. 18s. 2d.
Collective days 11,507                                                                                         s.       d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                  86.      19.      0
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                        1.      1
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                              2       52/3.
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                      2.      0

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 :

        Rye & Barley Meal          6 Ton              Bread             2 Tons
        Butter                              6 lbs                Rice                1 Ton
        Meat                            204 lbs                Pepper        112 lbs
        Indian Meal                    3 Tons            Barm             25 Gallons
        Milk                           4656 qts              Soap            112 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 15th day of Sept 49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                  .         s.     d.
    In money, - - - -                                   3.         2.     0
    In kind, - - - -                                   329.       16.     8
        Total, - -                                       332.       18.     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. Simon Boland 4 31. 8. 10
No. II. Jno Molony 4 27. 19. 0
No. III. Thos. Guinnane 2 13. 19. 6
No. IV. Nichs Lillis 5 38. 8. 7
No. V. John O Gorman 2 13. 19. 6
No. VI. Pat Kelly 2 17. 9. 4
No. VII. Terence O Brien 2 17 9. 4
No. VIII. Danl. Gorman 1 8. 14. 8
No. IX. Thos McInerny " 3. 9. 10
Car. forwd.   24 172. 18. 9

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 :
                Election Law a/c                                                                          s.       d.
John Armitage for Law Expenses a/c.                                                  8         3        6
John Haugh Kilkee for Coffins                                                              3         6        0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
George Taylor for Lime supplied                                                          9        16         6
Pat Cusack for distribution on a/c                                                       3          0         0
John Allen for Pump at Leadmore                                                       5          2         6
Doctor Tuite Balance of Salary in full                                               48         0         0
Doctor Elliott for attendance at Kilrush CH.                                    15       15         0
Matt Kelly for necessaries to Kilrush C.H.                                       16         7         5
Sarah Mitchell for attendance a/c at Fever Hospital                          7         1         8
Clerk of Union for Postages up to 22nd Inst                                     5         8         2

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
John McNamara for Chandlery                                                        17          5         4
William Blair for Provisions Supplied                                             90         12         6
Michl McGrath for Groceries a/c in pt                                           32           7        4

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
John Russell & sons for Provision in full for Week Endg 22nd    243        19      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:

Resolved. That Hand Bill advertisements be made for Tenders to flag the dining Hall p foot. Sample flags to be lodged at the Workhouse, to be completed in 10 days from the commencement of the Work.

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Ordered that the Master of the Workhouse & the Masters at the Auxiliary Wkhouses keep pass Books with the Clerk of petty sessions in which will be regularly entered the fees payable upon the summoning or conviction of paupers.

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Resolved - That a Master Shoemaker to advertised for at a Salary of 7/= p week - one
acquainted with the manufacture of wooden Shoes will get a preference.

Resolved that a quantify of Biscuit which was stolen from the Store at Leadmore Auxiliary Wkhouse amount in Value 5. 3. 1 and appearing still as a "Balance on hands" the Masters Books be entered as "consumed" in the "Provision Receipts" and Consumption Accounts with an explanatory note appended.

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

Resolved that the Clerk be directed to call upon the Rate Collectors to furnish a list on printed forms of all defaulting Immediate Lessors with a view to their being handed over to the Union Solicitor for recovery.

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Adjourned Meeting Monday
September 24th 1849

Resolved Mrs Mitchell be paid the amount of her account (7: 1: 8 stg) with the late Committee of the County District Fever Hospital in consideration & the result of an agreement for the use of that Building for 12 Months from this date. -

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Resolved that John Hanrahan Porter at the temporary Fever Hospital be paid on a Salary of 10 p annum with 3rd Class Ration’s and that Aggy Moran be appointed a nurse at a Salary of 3/= a week with rations

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Resolved that the services of Jno ODonnell and Patt Meagher be dispensed with on and after the 29th Inst

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Resolved that Hand Bills be posted up inviting tenders for the purchase of a quantity of Barley now cut and saved on the Wkhouse farm. Separate tenders to be received for each field and that approved security will be taken for payment in two months.

________________

Resolved that John Banfield be employed as the Watchman at the farm for one week at a Salary of 7/= stg

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Resolved that all Paupers quitting the Workhouse on any business be supplied with a pass ticket signed by the Master, assistant master or Schoolmaster, unless accompanied by an officer and that each officer be supplied with a Copy of the Order

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        11
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                               11
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                             191
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 - - -                                                            15

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

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The Clerk reported that since the expiration of the Sealed order authorising Out-door Relief to able Bodied Single Men, Messrs O Gorman, Kelly, Mc Inerney Relieving Officers had given Relief to that class of persons in their respective districts

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Cheques for Payment of the following items were duly drawn in favour of the Master, Assistant Master & Clerk respectively Viz
Master Carmens Bills                                    3.     0.      0
    "    Russell for sand                                      ".     8.      0
    "    Deverau Painter                                     ".   10.      0
    "     Lumsden for Basin                                 ".     6.     3
    "    Connors for Shoes                                   ".     4.     0
    "    Bowen for Lattices                                   ".    9.     9
    "    Carpenters Bills                                      3.   10.     0
    "    Culligan tinman                                     2.     1.     7
    "    Scales & MCarthy Bakers                      2.     0.     0
    "    Brew Scanlon & Fitzgerald Masons      2.     0.      2
    "    John Kelly for 12 Linen Wheels              1.   16.     0
    "    O’Brien for Cradle                                  ".     5.     0                     16. 10. 7

Assistant Master.
Matt Mescal for Stone Supplied                        ".     12.    0
O’Brien for Carhire                                           ".     12.    0
Masons Bills                                                      3.    16.    0
Culligan for Time off                                         ".    19.     3
Casey for Nails                                                  ".      8.     5
Carpenter Bills                                                  4.      5.     8                     10. 13. 4

Clerk of Union
Quithy for Masonwork &c                               2.    14.     0
O’Loughlin for Horsehire                                 ".      3.      0
Mc Namara                                                     1.      0.      0
D Gibson for smithwork                                  ".      4.      8
Anne Davis stools for surgery                         ".     11.     4
Meade Steward                                                ".      9.      0
Boland Steward                                               1.     16.     0
Hanrahan Porter                                             ".      7.      0                       7.   5.  "

Establishment Account
William Blair Oatmeal for Dispensaries      12.     15.     0
Debit Establishment Credit Treasurer

Medical Report Week Ending 22nd Inst.
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report    207
admitted during the week                                        58
Discharged cured     73                                         265
Died                           6                                           79
Remaining in both places this day                        186
In Girls Dysentery wards                                      20
" Old & Infirm wards                                              6
Skin Disease wards                                              106
Total under Medical Treatment                           318

Deaths Viz
In Fever Hospt    1
In Infirmary        5                                                      Michl Meagher
" Nursery           2                                                              Chairman
Total                   8


Next Meeting of the Guardians the

29h day of Sept 1849.

(Signed) _________________

Clerk of the Union.

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