Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 2nd day of June, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 26th day of May 1849.

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is provided:-

Workhouse,

Temporary

Buildings,

 

Aged and

Infirm

 

Able-bodied.

 

Boys

 

Girls

 

Children

under

2 years.

 

Born.

 

Total.

Additional

Workhouse,

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,

Total

 

Male

 

Fem

 

Male

 

Fem

     

 

Male

 

Fem

 
Remaining on previous Saturday, as per last Reurn,

70

61

396

464

394

381

25

"

"

1791

Admitted during the Week,

3

4

37

66

11

7

4

"

"

132

TOTAL,

73

65

433

530

405

388

29

"

"

1923

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

2

3

1

11

29

4

37

5

6

3

2

"

4

2

"

"

"

"

81

17

Total Discharged and Dead,

5

1

33

42

9

2

6

"

"

98

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

68

64

400

488

396

386

23

"

"

1825

 

 

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,             276

In separate

Wards,

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 26th 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.

779

2019

459

1704

1238

3723

No. II.

721

1817

249

868

970

2685

No. III.

559

1524

375

1275

934

2799

No. IV.

582

1580

846

2859

1428

4439

No. V.

601

1142

987

2478

1588

3620

No. VI.

485

1331

614

1453

1099

2784

No. VII.

531

1122

368

1148

899

2270

No. VIII.

363

852

735

2186

1098

3038

No. IX.

191

421

561

1254

752

1675

Car forward

4812

11,808

5194

15225

10006

27033


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 2nd day of June 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre, Other Guardians: Edmund 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. 17727 to No. 18056, 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. 14141 to No. 14412, 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 Captain Kennedy                1000.      0.      0
Rate                                           889.     14.     6
                                            1889.      14.     6

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, -                                              1889.   14.    6
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                688.     4.    7
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                             363.     5.    8
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 Mc Mahon

Kilrush

110

s.

17

d.

"

1978

s.

7

d.

6

   

110

17

"

1987

7

6
Dan McDonnell Killimer

Knock

53

4

2

19

6

11

294

687

16

17

5

2

   

58

2

5

982

13

7
Samuel Burke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

99

108

121

2

5

2

2

6

5

555

518

572

10

"

19

6

63/8

83/8

   

328

10

1

1946

10

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

50

53

17

12

"

"

584

825

12

9

8

8

   

104

9

"

1410

2

5
Wm Brew Kilmurry

181

17

"

1557

12

6
   

181

17

"

1557

12

6
Stephen Stackpoole Killard

Kilkee

105

"

19

"

"

"

1003

108

11

8

8

10

   

105

19

"

1112

"

6
Patt Healy Moyarta

Killballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

1011

570

18

17

53/8

"5/8

   

"

"

"

1582

15

6
 

Total, -

889

14

6

10270

2

10


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 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 26th day of May/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                 s.      d.
In money, - - - -                                        19.     3
In kind, - - - -                                  696     1.    1
Total, - -                                          697    0.    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

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland    
No. II. John Molony A partial supply  
No. III. Thomas Guinnane only was drawn  
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis for this weeks use.  
No. V. Anthony Corry    
No. VI. Patt Kelly    
No. VII. Terence O’Brien    
No. VIII. John Kelly    
No. IX. Thos McInerny    
Car. forwd.      

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.
William Hennessy for Clothing on a/c                                                          50      0         0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above
                2. Establishment Account.
Anthony Corry Late Relieving Officer Saly in a/c                                         12      0       0
Charles McDonnell timber on ac/                                                                100      0       0
Michl Meagher Esqre Carting Ends 25 March                                              9     15       6
George Taylor in full for Slates                                                                     11       3       6
Simon Boland for Turf Supplied                                                                     3       6      8
Wm Browne for Flax Wheels                                                                          3     19      4
John McNamara Chandlery on a/c                                                               50      0       0
Doctor O’Donnell Salary to 25 March                                                         45     15    10
Revd Tim Kelly Chaplain Salary to Ditto                                                    30       0      0
Steam Packet Company Freights                                                                 10     10    11

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Ben Allender in Acct Milk                                                                            3      6      "
Geo Brew Milk on Acct            7. 18. 0                                                      20      0      0
                                                  5. 13. 9

                                                11.   8. 3
Neptune Emerson Milk on Acct                                                                    3    12     0
Charles Martin Ditto Ditto                                                                          20     "      "
William Blair Prov Supplied                                                                        26     "      "
Michl Brew Wm. for Milk on Account                                                       20     "      "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Blair Distribution to Jas Gileann a/c                                              10      "      "
William Lumsden for Prov Balance in full                                                  50     18     3
Peter Healy distribution on a/c                                                                   12     18      "
Patt Robertson Ditto Ditto                                                                           5     10      "
John Kelly for Prov on a/c                                                                          80       "      "
William Blaire Provisions Supplied                                                         517      18     9
Michl Gibson distribution on a/c                                                              13        7     8

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

 Messrs. Guinnane, Lillis, O’Brien and McInerney having given the Vice Guardians the lists of all parties receiving Outdoor Relief and the cost of such relief during the half year ending 25th March 49 in their districts respectively the Clerk was ordered to send them to Mr. Thom to be printed:

Ordered that the Clerk advertise by Hand Bills for supplying the Workhouse with Turf p Kish: to be considered on the 16th Inst

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Resolved that the Carrigaholt and Kilrush Cholera Hospitals be closed on account on the total disappearance of Cholera and Diarrhoea and that the services of the attendants at these institutions be dispensed with (except the Porter of the latter).

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Captain Kennedy informed the Vice Guardians that he had lodged 500 in the hand of the Treasurer to the Credit of the Union:

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Mr George Quiltys tender for building the Wall round the Leadmore Auxiliary Workhouse @ 4/6 p foot was accepted:

________________

The relieving Officers were directed to have printed Boards placed in a conspicuous position at each Meal Depot stating the days & hours of attendance for applications for Relief

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At this stage of the proceedings it being now six O Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to Eleven O Clock on Monday the 4th Inst when they transacted the following 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                a Sealed Order of the Commissioners on housing the continuance of Out door Relief in Kilrush Union until the 1st of July next inclusive.

The 2nd of the 26th of May 49 No 32228 relative to discrepancies between the Minutes & Relieving Officer Books & stating that measures should be taken for enforcing the Relieving Officers to keep the Accts more correctly

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The following tenders for supplying Milk at the under mentioned Depots were accepted Viz-

Peter Healy     at Killard            until 1st Nov @ 1 p quart
James Kelly     at Kilmurry                        "     "  1 p   do
Michl Gibson at Kilballyowen                   "     "  1 p   do

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In consequence of the disappearance of Cholera & Diarrhoea from the Workhouse the Vice Guardians directed that Rice & Milk ordered by Doctor Phelan as a temporary dietary during the prevalance of disease be discontinued

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Michl Meads saly (the Kilrush Superintendent of able Bodied Working paupers) was increased from Six to Nine Shillings p Week

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The Vice Guardians having offered the Revd Mr Kelly R C Chaplain an increase of 20. a year to his Salary Subject to the Commissioners approval he addressed them a letter of which the following is a copy to which they deserve to call the Commissioners attention: Viz

                                                                                                                                Kilrush June 4th 1849
Gentlemen,
I regret to find by your Communication that you do not feel warranted to give me as Chaplain a higher increase of Salary than 20. for all the duties imposed on me by the Establishment of Auxiliary Workhouses: as I wish not to intrude any observations of mine on the Commissioners to any other medium but through you will you kindly offer my case to their consideration. The large stone house at Leadmore with distillery and house lately held by Mr Patterson is capable of containing one thousand persons, the factory at present contains 200. My new duties then are to celebrate Mass at the Stonehouse on Sundays and to administer religions instruction to twelve Hundred persons. Also to take charge of the Fever Hospital which I believe is to be placed under your managements I beg respectively to say that 20 is not a remuneration my anxious wish is that any duties undertaken by me should be faithfully discharged and my hope is that the Commissioners and you will allow for the honest discharge of these duties a reasonable remuneration:
    Praying your indulgence for the tresspassing
To                                                                       I remain Gentlemen
The Vice Guardians                                             Your Obt Servant
Kilrush Union :                                                             Timothy Kelly

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Mr Corry (late Relieving Officer for Kilmurry) handed in a statement in writing relative to Doctor O’Donnells report on 19th ult to the following effect Viz

That Doctor Woulfe called on him to provide clothing for one of the parties named Curtin on the 13th ult. That he sent to the Workhouse for Same on the 14th and that on account of the day being so wet the messenger was unable to go home until next morning at which time Curtin was in the cart coming to Kilrush Workhouse and that no person in the Hospital was willing to dress him in the clothes.
That Gorman and Widow Darcy (the Two Others) had very good clothes when they went into the Hospital & that the Doctor or the Nurses would account for their clothing and that it surpassed him (Mr Corry) to get lodging for them at any money on account of their having came from the Cholera Hospital.

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Resolved that the Widow Margaret McDonnell, with her three children dependent on her, James McDonnell and Mary Scanlan a deserted woman (married) be assisted to emigrate to Canada in accordance with the provisions of the 13th Section of the 6 & 7 Vic Cap 92, all these persons being at present and having been for a long time paupers in the Workhouse & that the sanction of the Colonial Secretary be applied for through the Commissioners.

 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 -                      132
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                         167
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardian - -                           167
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                  344

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered

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Medical Report for Week Ending June 2nd 1849
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report  276
Admitted during the Week                                              78
Discharged           78                                                     354
Died                     14                                                       92
Total in both places this day                                         262
In Girls dysentery Wards                                              15
" Skin disease Wards                                                     74
" Old & infirm Wards                                                   20
                                                                                     371

Deaths Viz
In Cholera Hospital     2
Infirmary                   12
Total                         14

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A Check for 39. 18. 0d was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for payment of small demands.
Debit Clerk of Union Acct. Credit Treasurer

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The following Bills were examined and ordered to be paid & Cheques were drawn on the Treasurer for the amounts respectively
Viz- Election Law & other expenses
Michl Darcy for Milk for Kilmurry Dispen                  12.      0.     0
John Haugh Coffins for Kilkee                                           5.      6.     6
Michl Darcy for Meal & milk to Kiliney Dispensary        4.      2.   11
Simon Boland Sundries for Cholera Hospital                   8.      7.     3
Debit Election Law etc. Credit Treasurer
Edm Kelly. Chair

 Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 9th day of June 1849.

(Signed) ___________________

Clerk of the Union.

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