Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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

82

52

184

454

323

307

12

"

"

1414

Admitted during the Week,

"

1

11

40

11

5

"

"

"

68

TOTAL,

82

53

195

494

334

312

12

"

"

1482

Discharged during the Week,

Died

1

2

2

2

5

2

44

2

4

"

12

1

2

"

"

"

"

"

70

9

Total Discharged and Dead,

3

4

7

46

4

13

2

"

"

79

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

79

49

188

448

330

299

10

"

"

1403

 

 

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,        150

In Fever

Hospital          62

Total,            212

In separate

Wards,             2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           5

Total,               7


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 17th day of March 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 Applicants and Family, dependent on him or her.

 

Cases

 

Persons

No. I.

768

1859

264

1213

1032

3072

No. II.

575

1379

121

571

696

1950

No. III.

578

1364

158

765

736

2129

No. IV.

612

1700

710

2430

1322

4130

No. V.

556

1289

597

1777

1153

3066

No. VI.

307

651

608

1771

915

2422

No. VII.

413

889

286

1066

699

1955

No. VIII.

322

773

497

1759

819

2532

No. IX.

107

475

200

761

307

1235

Car forward

4238

10379

3441

12112

7679

22491

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre Other Guardians: Edmund Kelly Esqre

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16,251 to No. 16,284, 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. 11698 to No. 11893 inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week, -                                      60.     3.   1
Paid during the week, - - - -                                            83.    8.   4
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                  1817.  14.  9
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 Mc Mahon

Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

4

"

14

12

"

3

9

"

114

156

204

16

19

14

1

10

11

   

5

7

"

476

10

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

167

157

11

9

"

83/8

   

"

"

"

325

"

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

8

"

"

"

"

127

144

"

6

11

10

   

8

"

"

271

7

10
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

34

16

6

621

13

3
   

34

16

6

621

13

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

20

"

"

439

18

2
   

20

’‘

‘’

439

18

2
Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

133

163

54

15

12

12

11

9

4

   

"

"

"

352

1

"
  Total, -

60

3

6

2972

3

2

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 27. ". 8. 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
106. 15s. 9d
9935
                                                                                                              s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was              89.    4.     8
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                  4039 quarts         Oatmeal          1 Sack
    Meat                  186 lbs 1st          Flour              Ton
    Rye Meal               1 Ton              Butter             4 lb
    Barley Meal          1 Ton              Whiskey          1 Gallon
    Indian Meal         1 Ton              Tea                  2 lbs
    Wool                  14 Stone            Sugar           14 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 17th day of March/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                           s.       d.
In money, - - - -                                                                       ".         6.       "
In kind, - - - -                                                                         549.       4.     65/8.
Total, - -                                                                                 549.      10.    65/8.

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

Ind Meal & Bread

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 8

72. 12. 10

No. II. Jno Molony 5

51. 2. 10

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 5

51. 12. 6

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 10

92. 4. 4

No. V. Anthony Corry 8

73. 18. 8

No. VI. Patt Kelly 6

62. 5. 1

No. VII. Terence O’Brien 6

59. 15. 8

No. VIII. Danl Gorman 6

59. 16. 1

No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3

27. 17. 6

    60

531. 5. 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 :
                2. Establishment Account                       s.     d.
Edmund Kelly Esqre VG Salary                      62         10     0
Martin Moloney for Wool supplied                    "          "       "
Wm Brown for Wheels                                       6          0      0
Doctor Tuite in Acct salary                             10          0      0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Wm Lumsden in Acct Prov                               6          "       "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Patt Roughan Distribution                              11        18      "
Wm Lumsden Prov in Acct                              6          0       0
Mc Inerney Distributor                                   13          5       0

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

In accordance with the Provisions of the Act for the Removal of Necessaries & prevention of Diseases, Sanitary Committees have been appointed in the undermentioned Districts of the Kilrush Union Viz.
Kilrush - - - Colonel Vandeleur Chairman
Kilkee - - -    James Studdert            Ditto
Carrigaholt (for Moyarta & Kilballyowen) Revd Mr Duggan Ditto

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The Rate Book for Killard having been written up and certified by the Clerk was duly signed by the Vice Guardians and a Rate was accordingly stuck for the said Division at 4/= in the Pound

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The Vice Guardians have taken a House in Carrigaholt for a Cholera Hospital from Mr Gibson Rent 1 p month or 10 p annum to commence on the 25th Inst.

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Anthony Corry’s Tender for Broken Stones at the crop of Kilmurry @ 7d p yard was accepted

________________

The Rating of the Electoral Division of Kilkee was deferred to a future Period

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The following appointments were made by the Sanitary Committees and sanctioned by the Vice Guardians subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners. Viz
Peter Bannan & James Markham @ 6/s p Week each for superintending the removal of Nuisances and Cleansing of Kilrush and its vicinity and for bringing to justice such persons as may be found violating the provisions of the Sanatory Act.
and Denis Behan for the same purpose at Carrigaholt and at the same Wages
Payment to commence from the 25 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 March No 18.966/49 in reference to the appointment of Mr Kennelly as Clerk of the Union and requesting that the Quire Sheet accompanying the document be answered & returned to the Commissioners.
The 2nd of the same date No 17318/49 in reference to the appointment of Mr George Brew to superintend the removal of Nuisances in Kilrush and requesting to be furnished with an Account of what his duties are to be.

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It being now past 6 0 Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to 11 O’ Clock on Monday the 26 Inst. when the following business was transacted Viz.

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The Vice Guardians again postponed the appointment of a Relieving Officer for Knock & Killofin until next Board day.

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The Relieving Officers of the several Divisions of the Union were ordered to furnish lists of all parties receiving Out-door Relief during the half year Ending 25 March 1849 in Townland ordered together with the cost of each persons Relief in order that the same may be printed and circulated through their respective Districts.

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The Vice Guardians resolved to accede to Mr Foleys proposal to pay one third of the Expenses attendant upon sending out Emigrants from Moyarta and Kilballyowen under Sec 13 of the Poor Relief extension Act.

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      17
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                            24
The number of cases of provisional Outdoor relief was - -                                25
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               25
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         47

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Captain Kennedy read a Letter from the Commissioners of the 24th March No 16953 relative to the issue of Cooked food to Paupers relieved under Sec 2 The Vice Guardians determined to consider the matter on next Board day.

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Captain Kennedy recommended that a Temporary Dispensary be established in the Town of Kilrush for the exclusive treatment of Dysentery and Diarrhoea and that a Medical Officer be appointed there to a salary of p The Vice Guardians approved of the above suggestion,’ subject to the sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners.

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Captain Kennedy informed the Vice Guardians that he had received half notes for 500 from the Commissioners for the purpose of fitting up the Premises [lately taken for an Auxiliary Wkhouse] as a Temporary "Cholera Hospital" which since he would lodge to their Credit with the Treasurer in Receipt of the Remaining Halves

Mr Patt O Connor’s Tender for supplying the Workhouse for 6 months with the following (according to sample) was accepted Viz.
Ruggs      No 6 @ 2/4 each
Ditto         "   7 "   2/4  "
Blankets    "  2  " 1/8   "
Securities named for the fulfilment of contract Mr Matt Scanlan & Mr Michl McGrath both of Kilrush.

________________

In consequence of the illness of Daniel McDonnell Poor Rate Collector and his Accounts not being wound up the Vice Guardians deferred the appointment of a Collector for Killimer and Knock until next Board day at which time it is expected he will be able to attend

________________

Mr Alexander McMahon was appointed Rate Collector for the Electoral Division of Kilrush at a remuneration of one shilling p and Mr Stephen Stacpoole was appointed Rate Collector for the Divisions of Killard and Kilkee at same rate of remuneration subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.
Securities named by the former Viz
Messrs. Jeremiah Dowling Timothy Culligan Michael Grady John Culligan & Joseph Wallace all of Kilrush and by the latter.
Messrs. Edmund Mahony of Knocknague & Francis O Donnell of Kilkee.

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Mrs Aggy Moran was appointed nurse in the "Cholera Hospital" to be paid at the rate of p Week to commence on the 26th Inst.

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Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday March 24th 1849.
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report          212
Admitted during the Week                                                      44

Discharged from both places     36                                         256
Died                                            8                                          44
Total in both places this day                                                  212
In Girls dysentery wards                                                        16
Skin disease wards                                                                  73
Old and Infirm wards                                                             10
Total under Medical treatment this day                                311

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary     4
Fever Hospital 4
Total               8

A Check for 30. 6. 10 was drawn in the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for payment of small Demand
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                                Edm Kelly chairm

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 31st day of March 1849.

(Signed) E J Kennelly

Clerk of the Union

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