Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 29th day of September, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 22nd day of September 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,

44

60

257

248

498

501

24

"

"

1632

Admitted during the Week,

6

3

30

41

58

51

2

   

191

TOTAL,

50

63

287

289

556

552

26

"

"

1823

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

2

"

4

"

28

1

43

4

18

"

19

1

7

2

"

"

"

"

121

8

Total Discharged and Dead,

2

4

29

47

18

20

9

"

"

129

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

48

59

258

242

538

532

17

"

"

1694

 

 

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,         115

In Fever

Hospital           73

Total,             188

 

In separate

Wards,               2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,            9

Total,               11


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 22nd day of September’ 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.

730

1871

"

"

730

1871

No. II.

604

1860

"

"

604

1860

No. III.

561

1690

"

"

561

1690

No. IV.

654

2037

"

"

654

2037

No. V.

581

1709

"

"

581

1709

No. VI.

410

1089

"

"

410

1089

No. VII.

430

1056

"

"

430

1056

No. VIII.

362

897

"

"

362

879

No. IX.

211

497

"

"

211

497

Car forward

4543

12706

"

"

4,543

12,706


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 29th day of September 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre

                Other Guardians: Capt A.E. Kennedy Poor Law 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. 21161 to No. 21254 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. 17444 to No. 17460 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:
Poor Rate received                     171.    19.     "
Emigration refunded                        3.      3.     0
Ths Corry support of wife               ".     11.     8
Kitty Barrett Money                       4.      3.      6
Cost of Offal Sold                           1.     11.     9
                                                181.      8.    11

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, -                                                       181.    8.    11
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                       583.  19.      3
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                   843.    3.      2
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

18

s.

14

d.

6

911

s.

16

d.

8

   

18

14

6

911

16

8
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

4

18

8

12

10

"

96

237

14

4

1

1

   

23

"

10

333

19

3
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

14

5

9

3

8

10

6

"

4

272

220

240

11

14

3

6

41/8

31/8

   

29

1

10

733

9

1
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

404

528

11

3

4

4

   

"

"

"

932

14

9
William Brew Kilmurry

21

9

3

652

12

8
   

21

9

3

652

12

8
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

737

633

13

2

11

"

   

"

"

"

1370

15

11
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

45

34

3

9

"

7

565

301

16

18

73/8

73/8

   

79

12

7

567

15

2
 

Total, -

171

19

"

5803

3

8

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 7. 5. 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
141. 4s. 3d.
Collective days 11,792                                                                                      s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                88.      19.     3
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                      1.      1
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                            2.      52/3.
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                    2.      0

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 :

            Butter              6 lbs

            Meat           199 lbs
            Milk          4700 quarts.

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 22nd day of Sept 49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                            .         s.      d.
    In money, - - - -
    In kind, - - - -                                                 _____________
        Total, - -

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

5

34. ". "
No. II. Jno Molony

3

23. 16. 0
No. III. Thos. Guinnane

3

23. 16. 0
No. IV. Nichs Lillis

5

37. 8. 0
No. V. John O Gorman 2 13. 12. 0
No. VI. Patt Kelly

2

17. 0. 0
No. VII. Terence O Brien

2

17. 0. 0
No. VIII. Danl. Gorman

2

17. 0. 0
No. IX. Thos McInerny

1

10. 4. 0
Car. forwd.  

28

193. 16. 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.
John Callinan for Clothing on a/c                                                               48          14         9

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Cummins & Co Belfast for Books                                                                  5          13         2
Alex McMahon salary to 25 August                                                          23          14         3
Michl Mahoney in full to this day                                                                9          16         9
E J Kennelly for allowances in petty disbursements                                   11            8         0
Valuation accounts
F Coffee saly bal of a/c         9.   10.    0
Debit Valuation a/c Credit Treasurer

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Michl Brew Wm Milk on a/c                                                                       3          14         0
Election Law & other Expenses
McMahon for Coffins Moyarta CH              15. 13.   2
Genl & Doyle Law Expenses                        20. 11. 10

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.
William Blair for provisions supplied                                                      172          18         9

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

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In consideration of the increasing duties of the Clerk and of the diligent ability and Zeal used by Mr. Kennelly since his appointment, the Vice Guardians will more earnestly yet most respectfully recommend the Commissioners to sanction the appointment of an assistant @ 10/= P week from the 29 Ult. The Vice Guardians are induced to adopt the above course in consideration of the fact that other Clerks having the same Salary as Mr. Kennelly are allowed assistants.

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

With a view to increase the Workhouse accommodation
Resolved that sheds capable of containing 50 beds be erected adjoining the temporary Fever Hospital (late County district Hospital) in which the Workhouse Fever Patients shall be healed and that the present Workhouse Fever Hospital (Kelly’s Store) be converted into an Auxilary Workhouse in connexion with Leadmore this arrangement being calculated to give additional accommodation for 300.
Resolved that in accordance with the foregoing resolution the Clerk be directed to advertise this greating of the do according to a plan and Specification to be seen at the Workhouse; to be completed on a before the 1st of November 1849: Tender, to be received & considered on the 13th October 1849

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

We consider it necessary to increase the Workhouse accommodation Resolved that Gower Hall (3 Miles from Kilrush) together with 25 Statute acres of Land attached thereto be taken for a School and Model farm at a yearly Rent of 80 premium. These premises being calculated to afford accommodation for 200 Boys, provided the owner M Keane can establish his right to Lease for his own terms, 3 Lives or 30 years from 1827, all lives still in being. Subject to the sanction of the Commissioners Tenancy to commence as soon as preliminaries can be arranged.
Resolved that additional accommodation for 250 Boys be added to Gower Hall in the event of its being sanctioned

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

Resolved that Friday in each Week be published as a day set apart for the inspection of Books by Rate Payers, in compliance with Section 24 - 12 & 13 Vic C 104

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Resolved that the Rate Collectors be called upon to finish the Revising Valuator forthwith with a List of any Land or tenements omitted from the Rate Books in their respective districts and that they be held accountable for any Loss accruing there from should they neglect to do so

Resolved that the Rate Collectors for Kilrush, Killimer, Knock, Killofin, Kilfiddane & Kildysert be called upon to close their Collection & Lodge their Books in or before the 13th of Oct 1849 of the Rate Collectors for Kilballyowen, Moyarta, Kilkee, Killard, Kilmurry Kilmacdooan & Kilmihill do so in or before the 18th of October 49 & that proceedings will be forthwith taken in the binds of any of the collectors who refuse to do as above directed
    Ordered that each Poor Rate Collectors be furnished with a copy of each of the above Resolutions

________________

Messers Foley, asst Master Leadmore, O’Brien, Reliving Officer for Kilkee tendered the resignation of their situations which was accepted.

The Clerk was directed to advertise for persons in their stead - tenders to be considered on the 13th of October 49.

At this Stage of the proceedings the Vice Guardians adjourned to 10 o’ Clock on Monday the 1st of October when they transacted the following business Viz -

John Williams tender for supplying the Fever Hospital with Best new milk @ 1 p quart until the 25th March 50 was accepted also
Thomas Pilkingtons to supply the Fever Hospital with Milk for the above premises and at the same price.

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Thomas Pilkingtons tender to supply the Fever Hospital with 200 creels of Turf @ 8 p creel was accepted.

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The following tenders were also accepted Viz -

William Lumsdens to supply the Fever Hospital for both mths with Best white Bread @ 5 p
4 lb Loaf
Charles Mc Donnell to supply Coffins of all sizes @ 3/6 each for 6 months.
Martin Mahony to supply best Beef & Mutton for both mths at 3d p lb
Michl Mc Grath to supply the FH (for 6 Months) Viz -
Whiskey @ 6/3 p Gallon, Oatmeal 11/6d p cwt, Starch 3/6 p stone
John Mc Namara to supply the Fever Hospital for six mths Viz -
Best Irish Brown Soap 3 p lbs
Mold Candles @ 6 p lbs
Dipt Candles 5 p lbs
White Laid 6 p lbs
Washing Soda 2 p lbs
Salt 2 p Stone

Garrett Doherty to supply the fever Hospital for 6 Months with
Black tea @ 4/=p lbs Green tea 6/p lbs Refined Sugar 6 p lbs xx porter dozen (pint Bottles ) 2/ = Arrow Root 16/= p Stone, Whole or Ground Pepper 1/= p Stone
Soft sugar 4 p lbs Sago 8/= p stone French Barley 2/3 p Stone & Rice for Workhouse & Fever Hospital @ 15/= p cwt

Pat O Connor for Supplying the Fever Hospital with Shrouding @ 2d, p yard was accepted

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The following tenders for Supplying the Wk.house for six Months with the undermentioned articles were also accepted Viz -
Patt O Connor with    Ruggs              No 2    @        2/10d
    do                    "       Blankets          No 2     "        1/ 7 d
    do                    "       Irish Poplin                 "        7 d
    do                    "       Caps               No 1     @      10              marked in front with the words
    do                    "         do                 No 3     @      12                             ‘Kilrush Union’

William Hennessy   "     Moleskin                   @     18d p yard
            do                "     Grey Calico              "        4d p do

Thomas Chambers  "         ditto                      "       4 p do

Michl Mc Grath with Malt @ 3/6 d p Stone and Hops @ 1/4d p lbs
                Adjourned Meeting Tuesday the 2nd Oct 1849

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Ordered that the Clerk be directed to advertize for the Plumbing of the Workhouse
(a schedule to be annexed to each tender) to be considered on the 13 Inst.

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertize by Hand Bills for the erection of a quay wall at Leadmore and for repairing the old one : specification to be seen upon application on the premises tenders to be considered on the 13th

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertize by Hand Bills for the erection of Weaving Looms - particulars to be ascertained from the Clerk, tenders to be considered on the 13th

________________

The Clerk was also directed to advertize for Supplying the Union for six Months with Best
First flour p ton Barley Meal Indian Meal Rye Meal & Oatmeal p ton-
tenders specifying penalties will not be received - to be delivered on the 13th

________________

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          "
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                                 "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                              115
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 -

 Medical Report Week End 29th Sept 1849-
No. in Infirmary & Fever Hospital at by last Report          186
Admitted during the week                                                   36
Discharged 52                                                                    222
Died             3                                                                      55
Remaining in both places this day                                     167
In Girls dysentry wards                                                      18
Skin Disease wards                                                           105
Old & Infirm wards                                                              6
                                                                                          296

The following Cheques were drawn in favour of the Master Assistant Master & Clerk respectively for payments of the Items Specified Viz-
Master     Carpenter Bills                                                                  5.           8.         5
    "              Masons Bills                                                                                  11.        6
    "              McInerney Sundries                                                         ".         10.        5
    "              McCarthy Baker                                                               ".         10.        0
    "              Griffin for smithwork                                                        4.           1.        9
    "              Bowman Soap                                                                   ".           7.        6
    "              Hearn Painter                                                                   ".         10 .       0
    "              Carmens Bills                                                                   1.           0.         0             12.    19.      7
Asst Master Masons Bills                                                                    4.         18.         0
    "              Carpenter Bills                                                                 2.           7.        11
    "              OBriens for Carhire                                                          ".         12.         0
    "              Slaters & Plasterers                                                          1.         10.         0
    "              Casey Nails                                                                       ".          7.         0
    "              Griffin Smith                                                                     2.         13.        0              12.      7.    11
Clerk     ODonnell Steward                                                                    ".        12.        0
    "             Meade           do                                                                  ".          9.         0
    "             Hennessy      do                                                                   3.        12.        0
    "             Griffin           do                                                                   2.        14.        0
    "              McNamara  do                                                                   ".        18.        0
    "             McMahon   do                                                                    ".        18.        0
    "             Whelan        do                                                                    ".        12.        0
    "             Tracey         do                                                                    2.          2.        0
    "              Barry          do                                                                    ".        12.        0
    "             Steels          do                                                                     ".        18.        0
    "             Doherty      do                                                                    4.          4.         0
    "             Kennedy    do                                                                      3.        18.        0                20.    19.    0
    "             McInerney Rent of Horses in Killard                                1.        16.         0
    "             McMahon for Carhire                                                        ".         4.         0
    "             William Balance of Acct for Glazing                                 1.         0.          0
    "             Gorman Sundries for Carrigaholt C.H.                             3.         6.         9
    "             Scanlon Balance Milk a/c                                                  2.       19.         0
    "             Culligan tinman                                                                1.       11.         5              32.     6.     2

                                                                                                                                    Edm Kelly Chairn

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 6th day of Oct 1849.

(Signed) __________________

Clerk of the Union.

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