Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 26th day of May, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 19th day of May 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,

71

61

360

482

385

368

23

"

"

1750

Admitted during the Week,

3

3

64

59

21

18

5

"

"

173

TOTAL,

74

64

424

541

406

386

28

"

"

1923

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

"

4

1

2

23

5

77

"

11

1

5

"

1

2

"

"

"

"

118

14

Total Discharged and Dead,

4

3

28

77

12

5

3

"

"

132

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

70

61

396

464

394

381

25

"

"

1791

 

 

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,

In Fever

Hospital           ___

Total,              256

In separate

Wards, 6

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 19th day of May/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.

774

2012

450

1683

1224

3695

No. II.

706

1752

307

998

1013

2650

No. III.

564

1488

350

1210

914

2698

No. IV.

583

1588

793

2765

1376

4353

No. V.

611

1142

861

2396

1472

3538

No. VI.

531

1102

379

1135

910

2237

No. VII.

428

1128

650

1599

1078

2727

No. VIII.

356

834

721

2135

1077

2965

No. IX.

176

415

62

1124

639

1539

Car. forward

4729

11461

4973

14945

9702

26406


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 26th day of May 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqre.

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre.

Captain A.E. Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 17595 to No. 17716, 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. 13813 to No. 14140 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       420.     0.      0
Rate                           688.    18.     2
                             1108.    18.     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, -                                 1108.  18.     2
Paid during the week - - - -                                   1730.   8.   10
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                              1564.  15.  11
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.

 

A McMahon

Kilrush

136

s.

13

d.

"

2089

s.

4

d.

6

   

136

13

"

2089

4

6
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

9

"

18

"

9

347

692

18

17

11

1

   

9

18

9

1040

16

"
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

654

626

694

12

6

2

8

"3/8

13/8

   

"

"

"

1975

"

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

28

73

"

18

"

"

635

879

9

1

8

8

   

101

18

"

1514

11

5
Wm Brew Kilmurry

290

6

8

1739

9

6
   

290

6

8

1739

9

6
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

100

"

"

"

"

"

1109

108

10

8

8

10

   

100

"

"

1217

19

6
Patt Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

37

12

11

9

11

10

1011

570

18

17

53/8

"5/8

   

50

1

9

1582

15

6
  Total, -

688

18

20

11159

17

4


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 63.2. 5 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      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 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 19th day of May 1849; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                       s.      d.
In money, - - - -                                      ".      13.     1
In kind, - - - -                                      667.       7.    5
Total, - -                                              668.      ".     6

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 9 104. 3. 10
No. II. John Molony 8 82. 16. 3
No. III. T Guinnane 7 72. 12. 1
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 11 114. 3. 9
No. V. Anthony Corry 10 96. 12. "
No. VI. Patt Kelly 7 75. 6. 9
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 7 67. 18. 1
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 7 92. 16. 1
No. IX. Thomas McInerney 4 37. 16. 0
Car. forwd.   73 724. 4. 10


Credit Treasurer with Checks ; Debit each Relieving Officer with Checks and Orders.

  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.
Patt O’Connor Clothing on a/c                                                             120        0           0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Dr John Griffin for attendance at Moyarta Dispensary on a/c                10        0           0
Revd M Robbins Salary to 25th March                                                  12       10          0
Denis McInerney for smithwork in full                                                    6         9        10
George Taylor for Lime in full                                                                  5         9           0
Considine Killard Salary on a/c                                                             10         0           0
John O’Connell Schoolmaster Saly to 19th Inst                                    19        13           "
Simon Boland for Seed Barley                                                                 4          2         10
Ditto Turf Supplied                                                                                 7         3           7
Thomas Murry for Clogs in full                                                              4        16          "

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair for Provisions supplied                                                    99          "          "
Francis Brew for Milk on a/c          2.   8.  0
                                                       7. 14.  8                                          10          2           8
John Trousdell and Partner for Ditto                                                    20          0           0
Thomas Pilkington for Ditto                                                                 20          0           0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blair for Provisions Supplied                                                725           6           3
Wm Lumsden for Ditto on a/c                                                             40           0           0
Laurence McInerney for Distribution on a/c                                      15            0           0
Peter Healy for Carriage & Distribution on a/c                                  20            0           0
Patt McInerney " Ditto                                                                      10            0           0
Wm Blair for Provisions on a/c                                                          29           11         10
Thomas Guinnane Distribution on a/c                                              15             8           4
David Bannatyne Prov Balce in full                                                184             7           6

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 :

Tenders for the Situation of Relieving Officer for the Kilmurry District were received & considered & Mr John O’Gorman was appointed thereto, at a Salary of 40 p annum subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval:
and the Tenders for the situation of Assistant Master having been considered Mr. W. H. Pollen was appointed : Salary 30 a year with apartment & rations

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Ordered that the Clerk advertise for Milk at the several Meal Depots throughout the Union.

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The Reports of the Master and other Officers were read, and orders made thereon, as follows :

Upon referring to Doctor O’Donnells report (appearing in last Minutes) that " three persons were sent from the Kilmurry Cholera Hospital on Thursday in an ass-cart without sufficient clothing or due attention to their wants," the Relieving Officer was called before the Board to relate thereto & promised to explain Same in writing.

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Referring to the Commissioners letter of the 18th Inst No 30.398 relative to the emigration of Eliza Moloney a Pauper, the Vice Guardians have to state that as she was not an inmate of the Workhouse they cannot urge their claim any further although her friends advanced a portion of the expense and Captain Kennedy advanced the remainder - 30 /-

At this Period the Vice Guardians adjourned to 12 OClock on Monday the 28th May Inst when the following Business was transacted Viz -

The following letters from the Poor Law Commission 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 :)
No. 33103/49                                                                                                  Poor Law Commission office
                                                                                                                                    Dublin 24 May 1849
Sir,
With reference to the Commissioners letter of the 12th Inst relative to the recent Emigration from Mr. Foleys Estate in Kilrush Union I am directed by the Commissioners for administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland to forward to you the accompanying copy of a letter which they have recd. from The Commissioners of Colonial land and Emigration on the subject                                                                                      (signed) W Stanley


To Captain Kennedy.                                                                                      Colonial Land & Emigration Office
                                                                                                                                Park Street, Westminster
No. 33103/49                                                                                                                      17 May 1849.
Sir,
I am directed by the Colonial Land & Emigration Commissioners to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 12th Inst relative to the Emigration of certain persons from the Estate of Mr Foley in Kilrush Union to Canada under the 13th Section of The Irish Relief Extension Act.
In reply I am to state for the information of The Poor Law Commissioners in Ireland that the Board see nothing in the List enclosed in your letter to lead them to suppose that they would have withheld their sanction to any of the Emigrants therein named if the list had been submitted for their approval before the people went out.
As however it was not so submitted it is of course impossible for the Board to give the formal sanction required by the Act 10th Vic Cap 31
                                                                        I have the honour to be
                                                                                    Sir:
To Wm Stanley Esq                                                              Your obed. Servt.

                                                                                                        (signed) S. Walcalt
                                                                                                                    Sec.

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The Clerk reported that the Auxiliary Premises of Leadmore had not been yet considered the agent for the "Sun Insurance Co." having declined to insure unless a Specification of the Building was furnished: The Clerk was then directed to apply to some other Company

Resolved that the Sum of 10 (part of the amt) due to Mr. James Gibson for provisions be placed to the credit of William Blair Kilrush & 172. 10. 1 for Breadstuffs to Wm Lumsden to Mr B’s credit also

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Captain Kennedy handed the Clerk a Receipt from the Treasurer for 270 lodged by him to the credit of the Union on advance from Government

________________

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for an Infirmary Nurse to be considered on the 9th June Inst

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Resolved that the following Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with sweet Milk until the 1st of Nov. next accepted viz.
John Curtin     100 quarts daily @   1 p quart
Michael Brew            Do      Do          p   Do

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         28
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                              129
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                 134
Do. do. in which relief was continued by The Guardians - -                                134
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                           287

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Medical Report for Week Ending May 26th 1849
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report          256
Admitted during the Week                                             74
Discharged Cured      40                                              330
Died                           14                                                54
Remaining under medical Treatment                          276
In Girls dysentery wards                                              10
Skin disease wards                                                       74
Old & Infirm Wards                                                    14
Total Under Medical Treatment                               374

Deaths Viz
In Infirmary         11
Fever Hospital       3
Nursery                1
Total                   15

The following Bills having been examined & found to be correct were ordered to be paid and Checks were drawn on The Treasurer for the Amounts respectively
Establishment Account
Andr Madigan Sundries on a/c                                      20.     0.     0
John Culligan for tinwork in full                                          8.      5.     7
Anthony Scales for Baking in Wkhouse                               4.    10.     6
Martin Griffin for smithwork in full                                     8.   10.      8
J.M. Shannon Salary on a/c                                                 4:     0:      0

A Cheque for 44. 17. 8 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerk’s favour for payment of small demand.
Debit Clerk of Union Account Credit Treasurer

Election Law & Other Expenses
John Marrinan Coffins for Kilkee                                      5.    16.    0
Corns O’Brien Election expenses                                      15.       3.     0
Doctor Woulfe Sundries for Kilmurry Hospital                  8.       0.     0
Patt Carmody for Coffins Knock & Killofin                      14.     12.     0
D Mc Cauliffe - ware for C.H.                                            3.     17.     3
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer
Mich Meagher
Chair


Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 2nd of day of June 1849.

(Signed) ____________________

Clerk of the Union.

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