Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 28th day of July, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 21st day of July 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,

54

61

484

477

457

455

21

"

"

2009

Admitted during the Week,

"

1

25

31

9

17

2

"

"

85

TOTAL,

54

62

509

508

466

472

23

"

"

2094

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

2

6

1

1

65

"

69

"

13

2

22

"

1

2

"

"

"

"

173

11

Total Discharged and Dead,

8

2

65

69

15

22

3

"

"

184

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

46

60

444

439

451

450

20

"

"

1910

 

 

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,        154

In Fever

Hospital          98

Total,             252

In separate

Wards              6

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           "

Total,               6


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 21st day of July /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.

825

2131

530

1941

1355

4072

No. II.

907

2519

503

1111

1410

3630

No. III.

626

1538

405

1558

1031

3096

No. IV.

722

1678

949

3183

1671

4861

No. V.

667

1266

1318

3171

1985

4437

No. VI.

504

1599

616

1345

1120

2944

No. VII.

558

1205

407

1269

965

2474

No. VIII.

383

901

809

2353

1192

3254

No. IX.

198

442

659

1491

857

1933

Car. forward

5.390

13.279

6.196

17.422

11.586

30.701

 

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 28th day of July 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqre.

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher 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. 19022 to No. ______, 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. 16398 to No. 16419, 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, -                                                          258.  14.  10
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                        1090.    9.    6
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                      202.   17.   4
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

"

s.

"

d.

"

1354

s.

14

d.

7

   

"

"

"

1354

14

7
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

120

463

18

11

0

11

   

"

"

"

584

9

11
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

13

16

10

0

1

16

0

11

4

332

258

365

13

6

12

10

113/8

113/8

   

39

18

3

956

13

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

9

29

6

12

0

6

437

640

19

1

5

2

   

38

18

6

1078

"

8
William Brew Kilmurry

88

13

0

961

10

3
   

88

13

0

961

10

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

19

7

16

1

10

4

821

101

"

7

9

6

   

26

18

2

922

8

3
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

64

"

6

"

11

843

429

19

12

73/8

45/8"

   

64

6

11

1273

12

"
 

Total, -

258

14

10

7131

9

7


N
OTE. - 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 42 . 2 . 11 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
62. 16s. 4d.
Collection days 13607                                                                                                    s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                             130.   16.    3
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:

        Barley Bread      3 Tons        Milk               5236 Quarts
        Meat                  "                Salt                      2 cwt
        Oatmeal             1 Ton         1st Flour             1 Ton
        Indian Meal      2 Tons        Rice                    1 Ton
        Whiskey            1 Gallon

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 day of ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                     s.     d.
        In money, - - - -
        In kind, - - - -                                                                            ____________
                Total, - -                                                          This particular cannot be ascertained on account of the
                                                                                        neglect of two of the Relieving Officers (Messrs. Lillis’ &
                                                                                        O Brien) in not furnishing the required particulars.

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

3

6 41. 5. 0
No. II. John Molony

3

9 61. 17. 6
No. III. Thomas Guinnane

3

8 55. 0. 0
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis

3

12 82. 10. 0
No. V. John O Gorman

3

11 79. 1. 3
No. VI. Patt Kelly

3

7 48. 2. 6
No. VII. Terence O’Brien

3

6 41. 5. 0
No. VIII. Danl Gorman

3

9 61. 17. 6
No. IX. Thos McInerney

3

5 37. 16. 3
Car. forwd.   27 74 508. 15. 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 :
                2. Establishment Account.
Patt McInerny Distributor Salary on a/c                                              15        0      0
Patt McInerny Master Salary to 25 March                                          22      17     11
Geo Quilty for Building on a/c                                                               4      19       0
JM Shannon Salary to 28h "                                                                  3        0       0
R Borough                                                                                              3      12       6
Lance McInerny distribution on a/c                                                      3        0       0
Andrew Madigan Sundries                                                                 33      13       4
JA Carroll printing                                                                                6        1       9

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.   
William Blair provisions supplied                                                        69        6        6
Wm Brew Balce Milk in full to 1st May                                              18       4        8
John Williams ditto                                                                                9      19       5
Mary McGuane on a/c Milk                                                               17      17      0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blair provisions supplied                                                      649      13      9
William Lumsden ditto                                                                        43      15      0

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

Fever being prevalent at Kilmurry and several persons being still in the Cholera Hospital there labouring under that disease the Vice Guardians are of opinion that the Hospital there should be continued until the patients are convalescent.-

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The Vice Guardians have directed the several Relieving Officers of the Union to strike off the Relief Lists of each division the numbers of able bodied women on Relief set opposite the respective divisions Viz
    Kilrush & Killimer                  30              Kilmurry              100
    Knock & Killofin                    90              Killard                    50
    Kilfiddane & Kildysart           40              Kilkee                     40
    Kilmihill & Kilmacduane       50              Moyarta                 60 and
    Kilballyowen                         60

_______________

In consequence of a letter received by the Vice Guardians from the Board of Health it was resolved that the temporary dispensary at Kildysart be closed it being their opinion that it was not further required.

The Vice Guardians have agreed with Wm Blaire shop owner at Kilrush to take out 10 pauper Emigrants to Quebec at a cost of 4. 15 each he finding in all necessaries required for the Voyage.

________________

It being at this period 6 0’ Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to Monday the 30th Inst when the following Business was transacted Viz.

________________

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 26h July 49 No 20750 requesting that under certain circumstances a sum of
1 . 1. may be paid to the Late Returning Officers.
The 2nd of the 27h No 494 M/49 that copies of Abstract Forms 4 & 5. A.B. would be sent by Return of post.
The 3rd of the 28h No 41441/49 accompanied with a sealed order fixing the R.C. Chaplains Salary at 80 p annum.
The next of 27h July No 492M/49 requesting to be furnished by Return of post with statements of the disallowences made on each audit of accounts,
The 5th of the 28h Inst No 47141/49 sanctioning the increase to the Schoolmaster’s Salary.
The 6th dated July 28h No 47804 stating that a requisition had been sent to the Commissional Office for a sum of 1020 in Captain Kennedy’s name for defraying the Current expenses of the Union.

________________

The Vice Guardians directed that a Specification of the Leadmore Auxiliary Workhouse should be taken, with a view to facilitate the Insurance thereon

________________

Tenders for the situations of Medical attendants at Kilmihill and Knock dispensaries were considered and the undermentioned Medical Gentlemen were appointed at the Salaries annexed Viz.
Doctor Mason to Kilmihill Salary 5/= p diem
Doctor Tydd to Knock salary     75 p annum

________________

On the application of the Vice Guardians the treasurer has extended the period of repayments of the Loan of 2000, to the 31st of October ‘49.

________________

Miss Margaret Shannon Assistant Matron having tendered the Vice Guardians the resignation of her situation which was accepted. The Clerk was directed to advertize for a Person to succeed her Salary 15 p annum with rations &c tenders to be considered on the 11th Inst.

________________

A Cheque for payment of the following items was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerk’s favour Viz -
Gndm amount Bill for weaving                                          1.    15.     8
Hanrihan Porter at Fever Hospital                                        ".      7.     0
Culligan Law Expenses at Knock                                         ".      4.      6
McNamara (late R.O.) Bal Salary                                         ".     9.      0
Flannigan for paving at Wkhouse                                         ".     6.      1
Scanlan slater amt Bill                                                          1.     0.      6
Mrs. Davis for Repairs of Stools                                            ".   15.     0
Robinson Balce Steaming apparatus                                     2.     0.     0
Steward’s Bills                                                                      4.      4.     0
Mason’s                                                                                 3.     5.     0
Carpenters                                                                             8.    0.      0
                                                                                              22 .   7.     "

Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit Treasurer

 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      52
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                              "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                            85
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               27
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               27
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books -
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                      107

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -


Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 4th day of August 1849.

(Signed) Edmond Kelly

Clerk of the Union.

 
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