Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 20th day of October 1849.

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS

provided:-

Workhouse,                1100

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,               1480

 

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,               150

Total,                        2730

  In Work-

house

Hospital,         "

In Fever

Hospital        117

Total,            117

In separate

Wards,              9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,            2

Total,               11


R
ETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 20th day of October 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.

676

1710

"

"

676

1710

No. II.

527

1515

"

"

527

1515

No. III.

488

1468

"

"

488

1468

No. IV.

657

2041

"

"

659

2041

No. V.

510

1215

"

"

510

1215

No. VI.

455

1135

"

"

455

1135

No. VII.

391

961

"

"

391

961

No. VIII.

353

900

"

"

353

900

No. IX.

202

468

"

"

202

468

Car forward

4259

11413

"

"

4259

11413

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre.

                Other Guardians: Edmond Kelly Esqre.

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. 21614 to No. 21817 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. 17782 to No. 18023 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, -                                                       395.    13.    5
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                       350.    14.    3
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                 1249.    12.    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.

Alex McMahon Kilrush

26

s.

18

d.

2

754

s.

9

d.

"

   

26

18

2

754

9

"
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

7

16

9

5

5

"

77

208

2

15

11

"

   

23

14

5

285

17

11
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

22

10

18

14

9

13

2

9

4

172

190

188

13

5

"

8

91/8

41/8

   

51

17

3

551

19

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

17

6

18

13

"

"

313

394

3

19

3

1

   

24

11

"

708

2

5
William Brew Kilmurry

112

9

10

468

17

2
   

112

9

10

468

17

2
Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

56

63

16

10

8

3

515

400

1

13

3

4

   

120

6

11

915

14

7
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

22

13

11

4

2

8

417

158

17

4

91/8

25/8

   

35

15

10

576

1

11
 

Total, -

395

13

5

4261

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 ". " . " 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. 11s. 9d.
                                                                                                                                      s.        d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                           89.       18.     11
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                                  1.       01/8
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                                        1.     10
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                                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 :

        Rye & Barley Meal        4 Tons
        Meat                          148 lbs
        Oatmeal                         1 Ton
        Ind Meal                        3 do
        Milk                         4925 qts

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 List was also produced by the Clerk, having been duly entered up by him for the last week ended Saturday the 20th day of Oct/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                            s.      d.
        In money, - - - -                                                            12.    8
        In kind, - - - -                                                   255.      17.   7
                    Total, - -                                               256       10.   3
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 :

RELIEF

DISTRICT

Name of Relieving Officer

By Check on Treasurer

s. d.

No. I.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Molony

Tho Guinnane

Nicholas Lillis

John O Gorman

Patt Kelly

Terence OBrien

Danl Gorman

Tho McInerny

35. 12. 6

32. 1. 3

28. 15. 0

39. 3. 9

10. 13. 9

21. 7. 6

21. 7. 6

21. 7. 6

7. 2. 6

Car. forwd.   217. 6. 3

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.
Patt OConnor Clothing on a/c                                                               100        "        "
Emigration Account
Wm Blair emigration account 38. 0. 0
Debit Emigration A/c Credit treasurer

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Revd Mr Kelly R.C. Chaplain salary to the 29th Sept                              33         6       8
Michl Meagher Esq V.G. salary to 1st November & holding expenses     38       12       "
Edmund Kelly Esq. V.G.     do                    do                                          25       18       4
EJ Kennelly E salary to 24 October                                                           25        "        "
Pat Mc Inery     do    " 29 Sept                                                                 25        "        "
Pat Cusack Distribution on a/c                                                                  3         "        "
Morrissey & Phelan for Flagging Dining Hall                                        14         7        6
Michl Mgrath for stationary supplied                                                       5       14        9
George Quilty for Flags supplied                                                              5        11        5
Thomas Maher Stewardship in Kilballyowen & Moyarta                        4        16        "
John Devers for Painting a/c                                                                    4        16       11

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
George Quilty for Flagging                                                                     12        1          9
Andrew Madigan for Hardware                                                               5        9         8
Daniel Birmingham for Flags supplied                                                     7       19         4
Charles Blackhall for Building Flues                                                        4       18         "
Wm Nolan Apothecary salary to 29 Sept                                                20        "         "
George Quilty for Flags supplied                                                              3        3        11
W.H. Pollen Salary to 29th September on account                                10        "          "
Patt Foley         do        do                                  do                                 10        "          "
Captain Kennedy salary as Vice Guardian                                            17      17          "
Ch M Donnell for Timber on account                                                    70        6          9
Doctor Tydd salary to 29 september                                                       12      16          "
J H Carroll Printing & Stationery on a/c                                                 6        "          "
William Keane for Timber supplied                                                          6        1          6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
John Molony Outdoor Relief on a/c                                                          5        0         0
Debit Outdoor Inv a/c Credit Treasurer

Wkhouse Invoice a/c
Michael Brew Milk on a/c                                                                       20        "         "
Martin Mahony Meat on a/c                                                                  40        "         "

Fever Hospital a/c
James Kelly Milk to Kilmurry Paupers 6 . 14 . 11
Debit Fever Hospital a/c Credit Treasurer

Credit Treasurer and Debit Invoice Account with the several sums as above.

Collection Account
Sum Bank in a/c 20:0:0
Debit Collection a/c Credit Treasurer

The Report of the Visiting Committee was read, and Orders were made thereon as follows:

In consequence of the District Fever Hospital having been closed and the Patients removed from thence to Kellys store Vice Guardians have dispensed with the services of Aggy Moran as Nurse from this day.

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Mr Meagher Vice Guardian has taken stock of the Patient House and Auxiliaries the particulars of which can be seen on reference to the Masters Book

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Mr Wm Brew Rate Collector having submitted his Arrear Sheets the Vice Guardians expressed there strong approbation of the satisfactory state of his collection and the efficient manner in which he discharged his duties

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

The Clerk reported that 8 Rate Books were now completed and ready for the striking of a New Rate

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The Vice Guardians have resolved to allow the Clerk the sum of 10 = on the completion of the remaining 5 Rate Books subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners.

The Clerk was ordered to advertise by Handbills for Contractors to supply the Workhouse with Sweet Milk to the 1st of May 1850 Tenders to be considered on the 10th Inst

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

The Relieving Officer from Moyarta (Dan Gorman) having on the 6th September last in accordance with Captain Kennedys instructions returned a quantity of inferior Meal obtained at the contractors (Mess Russells store) by which he incurred an expense of 10d for Boat hire, and Mr. Fitzgerald (Mr Russells Clerk having refused to pay same)
Resolved that he shall be allowed that sum.

Mr Stackpoole Rate Collector having incurred expenses to the amount of 4:6:6 summonses in order to test the genuineness of Receipts passed by Pierce late defaulting Collector the Vice Guardians have resolved with the Commissioners Approval that he should be allowed same

The following letters of the Cmms were read Viz -
A letter of the 27th Oct No 68697 m/49 accompanied with the appointment of advances received towards the expenditure incurred in each Electoral Division of the Union for half year ended 29th September 1849.

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Resolved that as the Board of Health require that the Medical Officer of the Temporary Fever Hospital should not compound his own prescriptions or perform the usual duties of Apothecary Mr. Nolan the Resident Apothecary be requested to compound at the Temporary Fever Hospital with an addition of 10 p annum to his present salary
The Vice Guardians have accepted the following tenders of the prices specified until the 25th March 1830 Viz -

William Peacock         Best Wool cards @ 10d to 12d p yard
                                     " Knitting needles 4 d p hundred
                                   Tapes @ 2d to 3d p piece.     Buttons 8 d p Gross
                                   Ivory Combs 2/ = p Dozen.     Horn Combs 2/ p Dozen

James Comyns   Pins @ 1/10 d p Dozen shuts Needles 8 d p cut

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A letter was read from the treasurer stating that until funds were placed with him he would have no new Cheques.
The following letter was read from Mr. Daniel O Grady Kildysart Viz .

Gentleman                                                                                                                                           October 3rd/49
I hereby propose to dispense of my title & interest in my Mill and the premises at Kildysart for a consideration of 200 (Two hundred pounds) the same to be paid within one month after possession being taken.
The premises are as follows, The Mill House and Store, outside long house, the small green Field to the south of the Building. The premises bounded by the road to the North & East & by Mr. Hadlocks field to the West and the present site of water and water gate laid down at the lake. The forge House at the north East corner to be removed at my expense on giving permission together with the Mill & machinery
I also agree to give possession as soon as demanded paying all rents and taxes up to the 1st of November 1849
To the Vice Guardians (signed) Daniel O Grady of the Kilrush Union.
Resolved that in my accordance with a letter received from Patt O Connor (a contractor for clothing) the sum of 61 : 4 : 2 due to him be transfered to the credit of Kenny Scott & Co. Of Kilkenny.

Adjourned Meeting to the 31st
                                                                            Benjamin Cox Chairman

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The cases of provisional relief, and application 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    24
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                         183
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                              11
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                              11
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                        15

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Cheques for payment of the following Items were duly drawn on the treasurer in favour of the Master, assistant Master & Clerk Viz.
Master Carpenter  Bills                                                               11.       1.      9
            Masons         do                                                                  8.      13.    11
            Carmens       do                                                                  2.      19.      6
            Baker            do                                                                  3         5.      0
            Harrigans     do for clothes                                                 1.        3.      0
            Sundry Bills amounting to                                              11.        9.      8
                                                                                                  38.       12.    10

Asst Master  Carpenter Bills                                                    10.        2.     10
                      Masons       do                                                         8.      18.       3
                     Carmens      do                                                         ".      16.       0
                     Coopers       do                                                          1.       4.       0
                     Letter Makers do                                                       "        3.       6
                     Sundry Bills amounting to                                               14.       9
                                                                                                   21.     19.       4
Clerk Lumsden for Bread                                                                "      16        8
         Mead Steward                                                                       "        9.       0
         Steam Packet Co.                                                                   1.       8.       7
         Pat Dundan                                                                           ".       8.       8
         John Boland Steward                                                             ".     18.       0
         John Hanrahan Porter at Fever Hospital                               ".     19.       2
         Dal Meaghar Steward                                                           1.       4.       0
         Jas Reedy Steward at Killfiddane                                           2.       8.       0
         John O Dywer Carhire                                                          ".       8.       0
                                                                                                     9.       0.      1

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Medical Report Week Ended 27 Oct 49
No in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report          117
Admitted during the Week                                             22
Discharged cured     18                                                139
Died                           4                                                  22
Remaining in both places this day                               117
In Girls dysentery wards                                              15
" Old & Infirm wards                                                     6
" Skin disease wards                                                     92
Total under Medical treatment                                   250

Benjamin Cox Chairman
October 3d 1849

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