Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 24th day of February, 1849

Kilrush UNION

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 17th day of February 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,

92

77

229

432

315

313

14

"

"

1472

Admitted during the Week,

4

6

3

5

3

2

1

"

"

24

TOTAL,

96

83

232

437

318

315

15

"

"

1496

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

2

2

4

1

5

"

18

"

4

2

3

2

"

"

"

"

"

"

36

7

Total Discharged and Dead,

4

5

5

18

6

5

"

"

"

43

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

92

78

227

419

312

310

15

"

"

1453

 

 

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              173

Hospital,

In Fever

Hospital          101

Total,              274

In separate

Wards,             2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,          5

Total,              7


RETURN of DESTITUTE 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.

727

1770

260

1198

987

2968

No. II.

484

1114

157

773

641

1887

No. III.

472

998

175

813

647

1811

No. IV.

580

1581

637

2145

1217

3726

No. V.

536

1263

509

1631

1045

2894

No. VI.

298

629

570

1660

868

2289

No. VII.

388

875

262

979

650

1854

No. VIII.

317

762

452

1661

769

2423

No. IX.

110

485

200

760

310

1245

Car forward

3112

9477

3222

11620

7134

21097

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 24 day of February 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Captain A.E. Kennedy Act V.G. PLI.

Other Guardians: Michl Meagher Esqre

Mr. Asst. Commissioner Lynch. Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 15803 to No. 15905, 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. 10701 to No. 11160, 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 -       £   161. 11. 3
Paid during the week, - - - -      £   539. 11. 2
And that the Balance on the Account
against the Guardians was - - -  £ 1488. 18. 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

£

"

s.

"

d.

"

£

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

10

9

"

4

16

"

"

"

115

161

204

10

12

14

4

7

11

   

20

"

"

481

17

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

3

15

4

11

6

4

174

166

"

6

53/8

63/8

   

18

15

10

340

6

113/4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

149

166

"

6

113/4

101/4

   

"

"

"

315

7

10
William Brew Kilmurry

73

14

9

719

13

111/2

   

73

14

9

719

13

111/2

Stephen Stacpoole Killard

28

16

2

492

18

23/4

   

28

16

2

492

18

23/4

Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

17

"

2

14

"

10

6

"

"

146

178

59

16

17

18

11

9

10

   

20

4

6

385

13

6
 

Total, -

161

11

3

3221

9

7

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 £ 19. 16. 9 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 £110. 3s. 10¼d.
Collectin’ days 10256
                                                                           £         s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was           96.       12.   10¼
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                  1.      3¾
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                        2.      "¼
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                2.      2¼

 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              4281 qts         Malt                 2 Stone
    Meal              179 lbs          Candles           64 lb
    Rye Meal        3 Tons         Soap                14 lb
    Bly do                                 Whiskey            1 Gallon
    1st Flour         1¼ "           Tea                    1½ lb
    Oatmeal              ½ "         Sugar                7 lb
    Ind Meal         1½ "           Turf                57 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 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 17th day of Feby 1849; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                £        s.     d.
In money, - - - -
In kind, - - - -                         475.    10.  11
Total, - -                                475.    10.  11

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

7½Tons

68. ". 9

No. II. John Molony 6

55. 14. "

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 6

56. 4. 4

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis

87. 13. 5

No. V. Anthony Corry

76. 4. 3

No. VI. Patt Kelly

57. 13. 8½

No. VII. Terence O’Brien

43 16. 5¾

No. VIII. Patt Foley

57 9. 10½

No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3

27 17 "

 

Total

57½

530. 13. 9¾

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 Account                           £       s.     d.
Francis Coffee for Mapping
Auxiliary Wkhouse in Acct P P Healy                        2      10    0.

Debit Election Law Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account
Doctor Considine in Acct Saly P Patt Healy              "       18    "
Wm. Peacock for wool & c                                          10       4    9
Michl Darcy for Milk etc. for Kilmurry Dispensary    8      13    8

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Simon Boland for Turf supplied                                   7        7    "
Michl Brew in Acct for Milk                                       6        0     0

Debit Workhouse Invoice, Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Patt Robinson Distribution in Acct                              1       4     "
Thomas O Donnell Do Do p do                                    1       4      "
Michl Cusack Do in full                                              29     10     7
John Kelly in Acct Prov                                              50       0     0
Patt Cusack Dist in Acct                                             5        0     0

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

In accordance with the Vice Guardians resolution of the 12th Instant applications for the situation of Clerk of the Union were considered and Mr Mark. T. O’Shaughnessy was appointed at a salary of £100 P annum subject to the Commrs approval

________________

Applications for the situations of Rate Collectors for the Districts advertised for on the 10th were postponed for consideration until the next Board day as also Tenders for Supplying the Workhouse with Wooden Shoes

________________

The Vice Guardians have authorised Mr Alex McMahon to act as Clerk of the Union @ £1. P Week from the 7th Inst until Mr O’Shaughnessy undertakes the duties of his office

________________

The Clerk was directed to notice each Collector of Poor Rates to attend at the Board room on Tuesday next the 27th to deliver up all Books accounts Papers &c.

________________

Resolved that Ms Coughlan (late Hospital Nurse) now superannuated from Infirmary to be allowed 3/= P Week for her maintenance.

________________

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

Patt Whealan was appointed Steward over the Stone Breakers at Kilmihill @ 6/= p Week and Michael Quealy in Dunaha in place of Corns. Scanlon dismissed (at same wages.)

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It being now past 6 o’Clock and too late for the transaction of further Business the Vice Guardians adjourned to 11 o’C am, on this day, Monday the 26th Inst

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 22nd of February No 12,039 (a Sealed Order) appointing Captain Arthur Edward Kennedy a Vice Guardian of the Kilrush Union, during the absence of Mr Kelly

The 2nd of the 23rd of February 49 No 9678 Sanctioning the striking of a rate in accordance with the Scale proposed by the Vice Guardians.

The 3rd of the same date No 172M/49 (a Circular) together with a Sealed order of the Commissioner regulating the Government of Workhouses in Ireland and the duties of the different Wkhouse offices

________________

Resolved that Mr Lynch Poor Law Inspector be requested to send down Mr Wilkinson’s assistant for the purpose of drawing plans for the remodeling of the Auxillary Workhouse at Leadmore.

________________

Tender for Building Sheds for Old Clothes being considered too high were postponed for consideration until the arrival of Mr Wilkinsons Assistant

________________

The Clerk was ordered to advertise in hand Bills for raising roofing and repairing the roof of one of the Kilns at the Auxiliary Workhouse Stores Leadmore

________________

Resolved that in compliance with the request of Mr Irwin Patterson the sum of £829. 18. 0 due to him from the Union for food be transmitted to the credit of Mr Frances Spaight, of Limerick.

________________

Resolved that Mr. Simms the Auditor be written to requesting that he would send down Mr. Renolds to assist in preparing the Union Accounts for being audited and that the expense attendant thereon be charged to the late Clerk or his Sureties.

________________

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      9
Ditto, disallowed - - - - - "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           99
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                              52
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                              52
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                      142

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Resolved that the Matron be allowed Tea for Breakfast in the same proportion as the Master

Resolved that the Paupers receiving relief under the 2nd Section in Kilrush Division be rationed with Bread instead of Meal, that Mr William Lumsdens proposal to supply Bread according to sample @ 3¼d p 4lb Loaf be accepted and that the ration scale be as follows viz..
    For Adults - - -                                   1½
lb
     " Children between 15 and 9 yrs     1 lb
     " Ditto 9 yrs & under -                    ¾ lbs

________________

Medical Report for Week Ending 24th Feby                 49
In Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report               274
Admitted during the Week                                              46
Discharged                         51                                            320
Died                                    11                                              62
Total in both places this day - - -                                    258
In Girls Dysentery wards - - -                                            19
Skin Disease wards -                                                           79
Old & Infirm wards -                                                          10
Total under Medical Treatment this day                       366

Tender for supplying the Workhouse with Flax Wheels were considered and Mr William Browne was declared Contractor @ 5/10 each.
    Securities Named Viz
    Mr Richard Foley
    Mr Corns. O Brien both of Kilrush

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A Check for 15. 15. 2 was drawn on the Treasurer in Mr Meaghers favour for payment of small Demands Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

AE Kennedy Chr

Next meeting of the Guardians top be held on

Saturday the 3rd day of March 1849

(Signed) Alexr Mc Mahon

Act Clerk of the Union.

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