Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 27th day of January, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 20th day of January 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,

114

99

226

374

346

351

20

"

"

1530

Admitted during the Week,

3

5

13

38

13

2

"

"

"

74

TOTAL,

117

104

239

412

359

353

20

"

"

1604

Discharged during the Week

Died, . . . .

5

5

6

1

17

"

27

"

10

3

9

2

3

"

"

"

"

"

77

11

Total Discharged and Dead

10

7

17

27

13

11

3

"

"

88

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE, .

107

97

222

385

346

342

17

"

"

1516

 

 

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,            155

In Fever

Hospital            124

Total,                279

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 20th day of January 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.

712

1731

255

1170

967

2901

No. II.

414

883

168

867

582

1750

No. III.

363

842

164

814

527

1656

No. IV.

564

1553

490

1901

1054

3454

No. V.

499

1141

392

1331

891

2472

No. VI.

275

582

410

1386

685

1968

No. VII.

338

730

184

826

522

1556

No. VIII.

303

734

373

1450

676

2184

No. IX.

147

475

197

754

344

1229

Total

3615

8671

2633

10,499

6248

19170


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 27th day of January 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre

Other Guardians: Edmund Kelly Esqr,

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 15530 to No. 15606, 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. 10,059 to No. 10,078, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Ledger was produced by the Clerk, posted up to the last 29th Sep 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, -                      23.         17.          7    
Paid during the week, - - - -                      173.       10.          9
And that the Balance on the Account
against the Guardians was - - - -               216.          2.           3
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 Mac Mahon

Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

513

s.

"

d.

4

   

"

"

"

513

"

4
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

3

10

9

9

9

19

"

1

6

127

198

244

14

15

11

10

7

3

   

23

17

7

571

1

8
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

189

233

18

17

63/8

93/8

   

"

"

"

423

16

33/4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

152

176

"

6

113/4

101/4

   

"

"

"

328

7

10
Tomkins Pearse Kilmurry

Killard

"

"

"

"

"

"

793

534

8

"

81/2

"3/4

   

"

"

"

1327

8

91/4

Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

194

197

65

12

15

5

6

5

1

   

"

"

"

457

13

"
 

Total, -

23

17

7

3621

7

11

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 8. 19. 10 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 108. 15s. 11/4d.
                                                                                                                                 s.          d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                  104.          9.          7
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the  week was                         1.         4
Average Cost in Infirmary, - - 1. "d 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:

Coarse Bread        6055 lb                    Candles              48 lbs
White Bread         2664 lb                    Soap                     1 Cwt
Milk                     4258 qts                   Butter                  2 lb
Meat                      179 lb                     Whiskey               1 Gallon
Oatmeal                     Ton                     Sugar                  14 lbs
Indian Meal         1 Ton                    Tea                      1lbs

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 20th day of Jany 49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                                 s.          d.
In money, - - - -                                                                                         "             "            "
In kind, - - - -                                                                                         466.          17.          4
Total, - -                                                                                                 466.          17.          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.

Article and quantity.

Ind Meal

Value.

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland

7

68. ". 9

No. II. John Molony           4

37. 9. 4

No. III. Thomas Guinnane

4

42.

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis          8  
No. V.  

7

 
No. VI. Patt Kelly

5

 
No. VII. Terence O’Brien

4

 
No. VIII. Patt Foley           6  
No. IX. Sheedy McNamara           3  
 

Total -

50

469. 1. 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 :

                BurialAccount.                                                                      s.          d.
                Wm Keane for Coffins’                                               3              8           "

Debit Burial Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.

                JA Carroll for Stationery in Acct                              7                "           "
                Patt Foley in Acct Salary                                          6                "           "
                John McDonnell Clerk for Salary                              8                6           8

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.

                Simon Boland for Turf                                              5              13            9
                Wm Lumsden for Bread supplied                           40               19          10
                Election Law a/c
                J Armitage for Summonses a/c                               5.              0.            0.
                Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.

                Launce McInerny Distribution in Acct                  4                "             "
                Clerk of Union Acct
                J M Donnell for sundries                                       9.               3.            3
                Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

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

Captain Kennedy having observed that the Stewards over the Stone Breakers have occasional Balances of Money in their hands, the proceeds of Broken stones Sold. Recommended that the Relieving Officers be called upon to account for and lodge all such Balances on this day Week and that they Recover and Account for the proceeds of all stones sold weekly in such form as may be ordered

________________

Captain Kennedy recommended that the Fireplace at the Boys School in the Factory should be enlarged & reconstructed as they give inefficient warmth for the Number accommodated in the Building

________________

Captain Kennedy recommends that the Loft adjoining the present Temporary Fever Hospital be lined and fitted up without delay as there is not sufficient accommodation for convalescents.

________________

Captain Kennedy having reason to believe that the Relieving Officers do not visit the Houses of Paupers as frequently as is necessary recommends that they be ordered to put the Names of all Paupers whose Houses they have visited during the Week in the back of their "Diaries"

________________

Recommended that the Clerk place a requisition on the Table Weekly for all Books & Stationery required to obviate the frequent disappointments & inconveniences attendant upon that Supply.

________________

John Lynch having paid Money (amount 18/=) to the Relieving Officer for Killard for Broken Stones which he did not receive. The amount was ordered to be refunded him.

________________

At this stage of the proceedings the Vice Guardians adjourned to 10 O’Clock on Monday the 29th Inst when the following Business was transacted - Viz,

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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 :)

One of the 26th January No 3044/49 requesting that Lists be prepared with the least possible delay showing the total amount due of each Immediate Lessor owing 1. 10. 0 or above specifying in each case the proceedings taken for the recovery of these rates, the result of each proceeding and where proceedings have not been taken, the cause assigned..

________________

A Second of the 27th January No 79 M/49 requiring to be furnished with a statement of the contract price of Meal of each kind for the Workhouse inmates for each half year during the last Three Years.

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertise for Indian Corn p Ton, in place of the Barley sold for the purpose of having it ground in the Workhouse.

________________

Resolved that the Stone Breaking Depot be removed from Killard to Lismiral and also the Depot from Rhynagonaght to Doonbeg if a Quarry could be found in the latter place.

________________

Doctor Griffin having declined to go to reside in his District (Moyarta), The Vice Guardians appointed Doctor Tuite to the Temporary Dispensary there in his stead and Doctor Considine is appointed to Killard upon the terms specified by this Board of Health that they must reside in their Districts and attend at the Dispensaries, at least three times a Week, agreeable to the printed regulations of the Vice Guardians already issued Salaries 5/= p diem to commence on the 1st of February Instant.

Ordered that a Collector be advertised for, in place of Tomkins Pearse, for the collection of the Outstanding arrears of Kilmurry and Killard Divisions, to be paid one Shilling p . Applications to be considered on Saturday the 10th day of February Inst.

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The Clerk was directed to write to the Collectors informing them that they are required to lodge in, on, or before the 15th of February all sums declared recoverable on their arrear Sheets, at the late inspection by Captain Kennedy and the Vice Guardians, otherwise their Securities will be proceeded against those who clear up their accts and lodge in these monies will get a preference in the collection of the next rate.

________________

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   10
Ditto, disallowed - - - - - "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          65
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                             22
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                             22
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                     137
The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The Clerk reported to Captain Kennedy and the Vice Guardians that he was unable to close the accts of Tomkins Pearse late Collector for Kilmurry and Killard, ‘during the last Week ‘ as required in an sequence of the Collector himself not having attended, he being reported unwell.

________________

The Clerk was ordered to advertise in the Limerick Papers and Dublin advertiser for Wooden Shoes in 3 Sizes. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 10th day of February Inst.

________________

Ordered that the Clerk write to all the Collectors requiring of them to draw out Lists agreeably with the Commissioners Letter of the 26th Inst No 3044

________________

Mr John Molony RO was fined a Week’s Salary for not having the Townland Books prepared to lay before the Board on Saturday as ordered.

________________

The Master was ordered to purchase a saw Frame

________________

The Clerk was ordered to advertise again for Meal the Tenders received this day not being in accordance with the advertisement

The Clerk was ordered to advertise for Corn p Ton in the Dublin Advertiser. Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 10th of February Inst

________________

Tenders for Supplying the Workhouse with the following Articles for Six Months were considered and the undermentioned persons declared Contractors viz,,
    No 2   Moleskin          @     1/3        p yard     =      Edmund S. Beverage
    " 1     Check                "      5d         p ditto                     Ditto
    " 2     Calico                "      33/11     p ditto                      Ditto
              Blue Cotton       "     5d         p ditto                     Ditto
    " 2     Frieze                "       1/11       p ditto                     Patt O’ Connor
    " 2     Chambray                 6       p ditto                     Ditto
              Ticken               "      8d        p ditto                     Ditto
              Shrouding         "     2d        p ditto                     Ditto

Mr Matt Kelly’s Tender for supplying the following for 6 Months was accepted at the annexed prices Viz
    Good Raw Sugar     @    5/          =    p       stone
    " Black Tea               "      4/       =     p       lb
    " Coffee                     "      1/2             p      lb
    " Whiskey                 "      6/6             p     Gallon
    Best Whole pepper           1/         =     p     lb (sifted)
    Lump Sugar                    7d                p     lb
    Vinegar                           2/        =     p     Gallon
to be delivered at such times and in such quantities as may be required.

________________

Mr John McNamara’s Tender for Supplying the Workhouse for 9 Months with the following was Accepted Viz.
    Irish Brown soap      @      28/   =   p       cwt                  White Lard             6d       p         lb
    " White ditto             "      36/    =   p      ditto                 Button Blue            3      p         lb
    Dipt Candles             "        5/6       p      Dozen lbs         Starch,                     4/=    p         Stone
    Mold                         "        6/     =  p      ditto                 Washing Soda         2/=     p         Stone
    Salt                           "        1/8        p      cwt

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Mr James Kennys Tender for Supplying the Wkhouse with 20 Tons of Oaten Straw @ 16/= p Ton (in such quantities as may be required) was accepted.

________________

Mr Charles McDonnell’s Tender for Supplying the Workhouse for Six Months with the following was accepted Viz’
                                                                                        length                Breadth              thick
    First quality Deals    @     3/6 p                                   12 feet.              9 Inches             3 Inches
    Second Ditto              "      3/= p                                                               ditto
    Red Pine Timber       "      3. 10. 0 p Ton
    Yellow ditto               "      2. 12. 6 p ditto
To be delivered at the Wkhouse in such quantities and at such periods as will be required and Payment not to be required for 3 Months after delivery

________________

Mr Patt O’Connor’s Proposal to supply the Workhouse with One Ton of Barley Straw & Two Tons of Oaten Straw @ 13/= p Ton was accepted

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The following Tenders for the Broken Stone at the undermentioned places were accepted and the undernamed Persons declared contractors
    Patt Gavin                  100 yards     @   7d p yard at Lismusel
    Tho Healy                     50 do          "    7d p yard at Ballynagun
    James Shannon          100 yds        "     7d p yd at Cragaknock
    Martin McInerny     160 yds          "    7d p yd at Killard
    Thomas Lillis               40 yds               7d p yd at Drumilihy
    Francis Coffee              80 yds               7dp yd at Glasheen Dunaha

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Medical Report for Week Endg 27th January 1849
In Fever Hospital & Infirmary by last report                              279
Admitted into both places during the Week -                               54
    Discharged cured 83, Died 7,                                                 333
                                                                             Total                90
Total in Fever Hospital & Infirmary this day - -                         243
In Girls Dysentery Wards - -                                                       30
Skin Disease Wards - - -                                                               76
Old and Infirm Wards - - -                                                           10
Probationary - - -                                                                           1
Total under Medical Treatment                                                 360

Number of Deaths
In Fever Hospital                      5
Infirmary                                  2                      Edm Kelly. Chairman
Old & Infirm Wards                 1
   Total                                      8

 

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 3rd day of February 1849.

(Signed) John McDonnell

Clerk of the Union.

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