Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 25th day of August, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 18th day of August 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,

43

58

413

457

485

483

31

"

"

1970

Admitted during the Week,

4

1

162

117

89

69

8

"

"

450

TOTAL,

47

59

575

574

574

552

39

"

"

2420

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

"

"

"

122

5

122

1

44

"

33

2

5

1

"

"

"

"

326

9

Total Discharged and Dead,

"

"

127

123

44

35

6

"

"

335

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

47

59

448

451

530

517

33

"

"

2085

 

 

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,              135

In Fever

Hospital                95

Total,                  230

In separate

Wards,                   9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,                 "

Total,                     9


RETURN of
DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 18th day of August/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.

787

2068

301

1391

1088

3459

No. II.

772

2129

320

995

1092

3124

No. III.

426

1290

234

1170

660

2460

No. IV.

719

1674

770

2838

1489

4512

No. V.

667

1267

1200

2838

1867

4105

No. VI.

479

1536

334

961

813

2497

No. VII.

511

1115

209

859

720

1968

No. VIII.

375

876

601

2085

976

2961

No. IX.

194

432

391

1126

585

1558

 

4930

12,387

4360

14257

9.290

26.644


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 25th day of August 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqre.

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre.

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 20,057 to No. 20,329 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. 17,007 to No. 17,042 inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

p Captain Kennedy           645.  0.  0
    Rates                               368.  9.  8d
Total                               1013.  9.  8
Quay a/c at Leadmore            1.  6.  6
                                      1014. 16.  2

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, -                                                        1014.   16.  2
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                          628.     3.  6
And that the Balance on the Account in farm of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                       808.  13.  7
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

82

s.

3

d.

1

1063

s.

19

d.

9

   

82

3

1

1063

19

9
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

41

28

14

7

11

9

60

346

21

1

7

6

   

70

2

8

414

4

1
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

304

250

360

19

7

10

9

63/8

63/8

   

"

"

"

915

17

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

6

9

2

8

6

7

412

553

18

4

3

10

   

15

11

1

966

3

2
William Brew Kilmurry

63

9

4

785

15

11
   

63

9

4

785

15

11
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

11

76

11

6

6

3

775

987

7

1

3

3

   

87

17

9

1762

8

6
Pat Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

13

35

9

16

7

2

613

366

9

18

23/8

95/8

   

49

5

9

980

8

"
 

Total, -

368

9

8

6688

17

"

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 5. 2. 0 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
65. 13s. 2d.
Collection days 14,063                                                                         .       s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was          106.     1.   10
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -
Average cost in Infirmary, - -
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -

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          5230 qts             Oatmeal          1 Ton
        Meat          213 lbs               Flour              1 Ton
        Rice               1 Ton

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 18h day of Aug. /49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                       .       s.      d.
    In money, - - - -                         ".     10.     6
    In kind, - - - -                           499.   15.   10
        Total, - -                               500.     6.     4
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.

By Check on Treasurer.

Article and quantity

Value.

. s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland -    
No. II. John Molony 5 7 43. 15. 0
No. III. Thomas Guinnane - 5 34. 7. 6
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis - 10 62. 10. 0
No. V. Anthony Corry - 9 56. 8. 9
No. VI. Pat Kelly - - 6 37. 10. 0
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 5 4 25. 0. 0
No. VIII. Danl Gorman - 6 40. 12 6
No. IX. Thos. McInerny - 2 15. 12. 6
Car. forwd.   10. 0    

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.
William Hennessy Balce in full for clothing Supplied
                           12       5      8

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Doctor O Grady Kildysert Saly on a/c                                                     3       "      6
Terrance O Brien R.O. Salary to 25 March                                           10       0      0
Thomas Guinnane R.O. Balce Distribution                                             2     13      0
Ditto Saly to 25 March /49                                                                    25       0      0
Michl Gibson Rent Carrigaholt                                                               3       0       0
Geo Quilty Building a/c                                                                         4        5       6
Simon Boland R.O. Saly to 25 March/49                                             25       0       0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Lumsden Prov Supplied                                                           6         5      0
Michl Brew William on a/c                                                                    4       12     0
William Blaire Prov Supplied                                                              58         4      0
John Trousdell Ditto                                                                            26       12     4
Thomas Keating Ditto on a/c                                                              50        0      0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blaire Provisions Supplied                                                     172     10      7
William Lumsden Ditto                                                                        20       0       0
Wm Blair             Ditto                                                                       378       0     11
Pat Carmody       Ditto                                                                        39      13      9
Wm Blair     Ditto                                                                                 6        8       9

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

        Election Law and other expenses
Mrs. Donellan Coffins’ to Kilmurry Paupers                              17.     4.    6
        Ditto           Ditto        Cholera Hospital                                   3.    18.   0
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

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        Establishment a/c
J.A. Carroll Printing on a/c                                                             6.     0.    0
Danl McNamara Stewardship in Kilmurry                                      4.    16.    0
Doctor Woulfe attendant at Kilmurry CH                                      33.      5.    0
James Corry Stewardship in Kilmurry                                             4.      4.     0
Thomas Guinnane Distribution on a/c                                          19.     16.    0
Debit Establishment, Credit Treasurer

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After the minutes of last meeting were read the Clerk (for the Second time) read the notice of marriage between Mary Ann Dallaghan of Cappa & James Porter of Scattery Island

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Messrs. Stacpoole & Brew Rate Collectors having by the directions of the Vice Guardians summoned several parties from time to time to debit sessions to test the genuineness of Receipts passed by Pierse a late defaulting Collector whereby they incurred considerable expense. The Vice Guardians deem it but fail to allow them the law expenses incurred thereby. Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.

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

The Vice Guardians have resolved to raise the Salary of John Boland Steward over the able Bodied Wk house paupers from 6/= to 9/= per Week from the 25h Inst in consideration of his Services.

                                    Adjourned Meeting Monday the 27th of August 1849

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 20th Inst No 52.461/49 relative to the proposed emigration of certain persons from the Wk.house and stating that a return of the probable expense of such emigration should be forwarded and also that in the opinion of the Comrs the Season was now too far advanced to send any emigrants to North America.
The 2nd of the 23rd Inst No 543/49 requesting that a return of the No’s on Relief for the Weeks Endg 4th 11h and 18th May be forwarded by return of post
The 3rd of the 24h Inst No 541M/49 a circular accompanied with copies of Act 12 & 13 Vic Cap 104 relative to the Relief of the destitute poor in Ireland.
The next of the same date No 55265 a sealed order authorising Out door Relief under Sec 2 until 31st Inst to certain classes
The 5th of the same date No 54.618/49 stating that a requisition for 500 in aid of the current expenses of the Union had been sent to the Commissional Office in Captain Kennedy’s name.

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The Clerk was directed to write to Doctor O’Grady apprising him of his appointment to the temporary dispensary at Kildysert at a Salary of 75 p annum d from the 21st Inst

________________

The Vice Guardians have discontinued the services of Mr Alex McMahon Asst Clerk

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Agreeably to the Commissioners letter the Vice Guardians have this day appointed Mr Francis Coffey Revising Valuator of the Union Salary to be fixed on next Board day

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Agreeably to the directives of the Board of Health the Clerk was directed to write to Doctors Mason and Tydd to proceed forthwith to preside in their respective Medical Districts.

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The following tenders were this day received and accepted by the Vice Guardians for the periods specified Viz
John N. Russell for Supplying Indian Meal @ 6. 5 p ton for one Week only
Patt Casey for Nails of the following Sizes for 12 Months at the annexed rates Viz
    Two Shilling Nails @ 5/= p Thousand
    One Shilling  do     @ 3/= p     do
    Sixpenny       do    @ 1/6 p      do
    Fourpenny    do     @ 1/3 p      do
    Scupper Nails        @ 1/3 p      do

William Lumsden’s tender to supply the Union with Best Rye & Barley Bread (no time specified) @ 2 d p 4 lbs Loaf
Charles McDonnells tender for Flooring and Joisting the Mill & Distillery Rooms at the Leadmore Auxiliary Workhouse @ 1/18/= p Square (of 100 feet) or at 60 for the entire work was accepted subject to the sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners

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Michael McInernys tender for the purchases of two pile of broken Stone from Caherlean in the Electoral Division of Killard @7d p cubic yard was accepted.

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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   23
Ditto, disallowed - -         -          -          -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                        288
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                             16
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                             16
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       28

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Cheques For Payments of the following Items were drawn on the treasurer in favour of the Master Assistant Master & Clerk Viz
Pilkington for Wool supplied                                      1.     12.     0
Thornton for Freestone                                                  ".       8.     5
Griffin for Smithwork                                                    ".     19.     7
Mrs. Brome for Spindles                                               ".        3.     0
Boland for Sundries                                                      1.        2.     3
Madigan Bogmold                                                        2.        0.     0
Brew & partner Masons                                               ".      15.     0
Scales for Weaving                                                       ".      17.     6
Carpenters Amt Bill                                                     3.      16.     0
Ditto Ditto                                                                    1.      12.     0
Bowen for Lattices                                                       ".      10.      6
Birmingham for Flags                                                  1.       0.    10
Casey for Nails supplied                                              1.       5.      0
                                                                                16.      2.      1

Master
Cheque                   16.    0.     1
amt passed                16.    2.     1
Short                         ".     2.     0

 Asst Master
Griffin for Smithwork                                                   ".        9.       0
Scanlan plasterer                                                          ".      16.       0
Carpenters Bills                                                            3.        9.       0
O’Brien Carhire                                                            ".      10.       0
McGonigle for Nails                                                     ".      16.       4
Hassett for Straw
Sawyer at Leadmore                                                     ".      19.       9
Carpenters (J Keane)                                                    ".        5.       0
Masons Bill                                                                  2.        0.      6
Cullinan timber for Cart wheels                                   ".      15.     6
                                                                                10.      10.     1

Clerk of Union
Cabett Steward                                                         1.     10.        0
McMahon Cost of Horse                                             1.        2.       6
McGrath Steward                                                       1.        4.       0
ODonnell Steward                                                      ".        6.        0
Hanrihan Porter                                                         ".        7.        0
Meade Steward                                                           ".        9.       0
Boland Steward                                                          1.        4.       0
Parkinson Horsehire                                                   ".      12.       0
Thady Corry Steward                                                1.      10.       0
Barry Steward                                                           1.        4.        "
Collin’s Steward                                                        2.        6.       0
Quaily Steward                                                         2.        2.        0
Healy Steward                                                          1.        4.        0
J McNamara Chandlery Balce. a/c                           1.        2.        3
Steele Steward                                                          1.      16.        0
Whealan Steward                                                     2.        2.        0
Russell Steward                                                        1.      10.       0
McMahon Steward                                                  1.      10.        0
                                                                            23.        0.        9

                                                                                                                                                        Edmd Kelly

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 1st day of September 1849.

(Signed) EJ Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

 

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