Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 23rd day of June, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 16th day of June 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.

62

56

510

582

438

462

25

"

"

2135

Admitted during the Week,

"

2

70

70

11

17

4

"

"

174

TOTAL,

62

58

580

652

449

479

29

"

"

2309

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

"

"

"

"

41

5

77

1

16

1

25

1

5

3

"

"

"

"

164

11

Total Discharged and Dead,

"

"

46

78

17

26

8

"

"

175

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

62

58

534

574

432

453

21

"

"

2134

 

 

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,         213

In Fever

Hospital            83

Total,              296

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,          _

Total,              6

RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 16th day of June '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.

796

2070

508

1857

1304

3927

No. II.

819

2118

375

1162

1194

3280

No. III.

607

1520

384

1350

991

2870

No. IV.

597

1613

910

3029

1507

4642

No. V.

636

1210

1222

2991

1858

4201

No. VI.

509

1381

587

1256

1096

2637

No. VII.

559

1173

446

1267

1005

2440

No. VIII.

372

884

786

2321

1158

3205

No. IX.

198

442

402

1405

800

1847

Car forward

5093

12411

5820

16638

10913

29049


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 23rd day of June 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqre Chairman

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, fromNo. 18518 to No. 18655 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. 14851 to No. 15043, 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                 880.      0.    0
Rate                                           625.    19.    0
Broken Stone                              14.      7.    6
                                            1520.     6.     6

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, -                                           1520.    6.    6
Paid during the week, - - - -                                           1119.  10.    8
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                          586.  17.   2
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

114

s.

17

d.

8

1603

s.

3

d.

10

   

114

17

8

1683

3

10
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

91

91

16

6

5

8

162

563

6

4

4

10

   

183

3

1

725

11

2
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

91

78

54

14

9

19

"

10

9

457

370

467

16

10

8

6

5

10

   

225

3

7

1295

15

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

8

22

19

13

0

0

487

727

12

6

6

2

   

31

12

‘’

1214

18

9
William Brew Kilmurry

‘’

"

"

1267

12

‘’
   

‘’

‘’

‘’

1267

12

‘’
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

23

"

18

"

0

"

858

108

9

8

7

10

   

23

18

‘’

966

18

5
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

25

21

9

15

3

5

935

512

9

15

13/8

25/8

   

47

4

8

1448

4

4
         

8522

4

5
 

Total, -

625

19

"

8522

4

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 32 .8 . 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 he week, was       s.   d.

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 Account.
                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 16th day of June /49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out -door Relief was
                                                                                  s.         d.
            In money, - - - -                                  ‘’         10.        0
            In kind, - - - -                                  780.         6.         5
                    Total, - -                                  780.       16.         5

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. J Boland 11

101. 19. 0

No. II. J Molony 9

87. 10. 6

No. III. T Guinnane 8

83. 7.

No. IV. N Lillis 13

127. 9. 6

No. V. John OGorman 11

113. 0. 3

No. VI. Patt Kelly 7

76. 2. 3

No. VII. Terence O Brien 8

78. 6. 8

No. VIII. Danl Gorman 8

78. 6. 8

No. IX. Thos Mc Inerny 4

44. 5. 3

Car. forwd.   81

790. 7. 2


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.
Mrs Kelly Ballyuna for Wool                                                           3         10        0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above
                2. Establishment Account.
John Culligan for work in full                                                          3         18       0
George Taylor Lime & Slates                                                           5         19       8
Thomas Hennessey steward Knock in full to 23rd                          8           6       0
Michl Meagher Esqre V. G in full to 10th Inst                              62        10       0
John Molony R . O . Salary on a/c                                                  7         10      0
Charles Mc Donnell timber on a/c                                                40           0       0
Leslie & Co Medicine on a/c                                                         69         16     10

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Brew Provision Supplied                                                   53          16     0
Morgan Connell for Milk in full                                                       6           0      0
Thomas Pilkington Ditto                                                                 4          14      8
James Wallace Chandlery Balce in full                                            8          12      7
Michl Brew Milk in full                                                                  3         15      0
Michl Roughan Bala a/c furnished 18 Nov
48                             50           0      0

Debit Workhouse Invoice account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4 . Out - door Relief Invoice Account.
William Brew Provisions Supplied                                            760         11       6
Patt Carmody distribution on a/c                                                40         14       2

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 :

Mr Jonas Studderts tender for the purchase of Broken Stone at the north side of Kilkee Strand @ 7d p yard was accepted

________________

Mr Meagher Vice Guardian having discovered at the Meeting at Cross( Kilballyowen) on Friday, that, the Steward there had employed a number of Paupers in building a House, resolved to dismiss him.

________________

James Phelan’s tender for supplying a quantity of Flax @ 4/6 p ton (fit for immediate use) was accepted.

________________

Mr Gaman the Relieving Officer for Moyarta being now able to resume his duties it was resolved to discontinue the services of Mr Kelly (acting Pro term.)

________________

The Vice Guardians at this point adjourned to 12 o Clock on Monday the 25th Inst when the following Business was transacted.

________________

Captain Kennedy handed the V.G. a Receipt from the Treasurer for 880 lodged by him in aid of the current expenses of Kilrush Union.

________________

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

The 1st of the 19th Inst No 3888 - 38882 sanctioning the appointment of Messrs
Mac Inerney & O Gorman Relieving Officers respectively.
The 2nd of the 22nd of June No 39935 stating that a requisition had been sent to the Commissional Office for a Sum of 993 in aid of the expenses in Kilrush Union.
The 3rd of the 23rd Inst No 37846/49 acknowledging the receipt of the Clerk’s letter of the 9th Inst and enclosing a Circular addressed to the Vice Guardians relatin’ to the expenditure of the advances made in aid of the Rates in Kilrush Union (during the present year).

Mr Beveridge of Limerick ( a Contractor for Supplying the Union with Clothing) having discontinued his supplies the Clerk was directed to advertize for the different articles specified in his tender namely

                Moleskin              p yard
                Check                  p ditto
                Blue Cotton        p ditto and
                Calico                 p ditto

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertize for supplying the Union with "Tin" p cwt and also for a Tin Workman

________________

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         80
Ditto, disallowed - - - - - "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                              132
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                 167
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                 167
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                          284

The Bonds and other securities in force were laid before the Guardians by the Clerk, together with his Report thereon, as follows: ( this on the second Meeting after the Annual Election in every year).

A Cheque for 41. 12. 2d was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerk’s favour for petty disbursements
Debit Clerk of Union ac/c. Credit Treasurer

________________

Collection Accounts
Alexr McMahon on a/c saly                                           30.     0.     0
John Lillis Ditto                                                                 40.     0.     0
Debit Collection a/c Credit Treasurer

________________

Election Law and Other Expenses

Michl Darcy Balce acct- Milk for Kilmurry Paupers          3.   19.   6
William Keane Coffins to Kilkee paup                                    3.   12.   0

Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

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Medical Report for Week Ending June 23rd 1849
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report-      264
Admitted during the Week                                                  90
Discharged Cured     86                                                    354
Died                          12                                                      98
Remaining in both places this day                                   256
In Girls dysentery wards                                                   17
" Skin disease wards                                                        102
" Old and Infirm wards                                                   14
Total under Medical treatment                                       389

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary        11
" Fever Hospital   1
" Nursery            2
                          14

                Michl Meagher Chairman
                            June 30th 1849  

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 30th day of June 1849.

(Signed)______________

Clerk of the Union.

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