Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 30th day of June, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 23rd day of June 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,

62

58

534

574

432

453

21

"

"

2134

Admitted during the Week,

"

2

64

43

10

12

1

1

"

133

TOTAL,

62

60

598

617

442

465

22

1

"

2267

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

"

"

"

"

75

6

70

3

13

2

13

1

2

2

"

"

"

"

173

14

Total Discharged and Dead,

"

"

81

73

15

14

4

"

"

187

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

62

60

517

544

427

451

19

"

"

2080

 

 

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,           201

In Fever

Hospital            80

Total,              281

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 23rd day of June ‘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.

807

2087

511

1862

1318

3949

No. II.

823

2138

406

1192

1229

3330

No. III.

612

1533

390

1380

1002

2913

No. IV.

599

1619

924

3085

1523

4704

No. V.

645

1231

1256

3045

1901

4276

No. VI.

524

1545

598

1385

1122

2930

No. VII.

571

1188

469

1320

1040

2508

No. VIII.

374

886

794

2241

1168

3127

No. IX.

197

443

567

1349

764

1792

Car forward

5152

12670

5915

16859

11,067

29529


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 30th 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 last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 18659 to No. 18745, 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. 15044 to No. 15273, 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                  933.   0.  0
Rate                                           400.  16.  9
                                             1333: 16:  9

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, -                                                            1333. 16  9
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                           1224.   4.  9
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                         477.   5.  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.

 

Alexr Mc Mahon

Kilrush

71

s.

8

d.

0

1531

s.

15

d.

10

   

71

8

0

1531

15

10
Danl. McDonnell Killimer

Knock

15

35

11

18

4

8

146

527

15

6

"

2

   

51

10

0

674

1

2
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

54

19

25

13

11

4

6

6

0

403

350

442

3

18

4

0

113/8

103/8

   

99

9

"

1196

6

"
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

487

727

12

6

6

2

   

"

"

"

1214

18

9
William Brew Kilmurry

147

12

0

1120

0

"
   

147

12

0

1120

"

"
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

858

108

9

8

7

10

   

"

"

"

966

18

5
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

22

8

12

5

9

0

912

504

16

10

43/8

25/8

   

30

17

9

1417

6

7
 

Total, -

400

16

9

8121

7

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 41. 12. 2d 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
470 . 12s. 9d.
Collection days-14,725
                                                                                                                                s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                      156.   0.    1
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was - - -                                                                                                  1.     5
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                             1.     9
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                     2.     11/7

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:

                Milk               5538 quarts
                1st Flour             1 Ton

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 23rd day of June/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                        s.      d.
                In money, - - - -                                                      0       9       0
                In kind, - - - -                                                       789      5    10
                            Total, -                                                     789    14    10

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 11 100. 15. 0
No. II. John Molony 10 97. 5. 0
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 8 83. 10. 1
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 13 126. 4. 0
No. V. Anthony Corry 11 111. 17. 3
No. VI. Patt Kelly 8 80. 3. 3
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 8 77. 10. 8
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 8 77. 10. 8
No. IX. Thos McInerney 5 48. 12. 6
Car. forwd.   83 803: 8: 5

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 Accounts.
                                                                                                                 
          s.     d.
Thos A Peacock for wool Supplied.                                                             3      18     0
Joseph Studdart Ditto                                                                                  3      14     7
Patt McAuliffe for Ditto                                                                            21        6     0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above
                2. Establishment Account.
Doctor Considin’ Salary on a/c                                                                  10.       0.      0
Edm Kelly Esqr VG Salary in full                                                              62      10      0
Thomas M Inerney Relieving Officer on a/c                                                3        0      0
Debit Establishment Credit Treasurer

Election Law & other Expenses
Mrs. Donnellan for Coffins Kilmurry Balc in full                                      21       0       0
B Purcell Esqr. Law expenses -                                                                  20       0       0

Debit Election Law Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Wm. Blair for Provisions supplied                                                              14      10     0
Martin Mahony for Meat on a/c                                                                50        0     0
Nep Emmerson Clerk supplied                                                                   11        0     0
Chs. Martin Ditto                                                                                      25        9     4
Thomas Pilkington Ditto                                                                          12         9     6

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Wm Blair for Provisions supplied -                                                          741           1      3
D Calligan Knock Distribution on a/c                                                       25          0      0
John Kelly Provision on a/c -                                                                     40          0      0
Wm Lumsden Ditto in full                                                                        43        15      0
Wm Blair Provisions on a/c                                                                    100          0      0

 Credit Treasurer and debit Out-door Relief Invoice Account with the several sums as above.
Collection Account
Patrick Healy Salary on a/c                                                                     40.         0.      0
                                                                    Debit Collection a/c Credit treasurer.

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A Cheque for 12. 10. 8 was drawn on the treasurer in the Clerks favour for petty disbursements
Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit treasurer,

Tenders for the situation of Infirmary Nurse were considered and Mary Quinlivan was appointed - Salary 10 a year subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.

Charles McDonnells tender for flooring and Joisting 2 ground floors and two rooms in the infirmary to be finished to the satisfaction of the Vice Guardians @ 1.18.0 per Square and for shelving the Clothes Stores with tressles for the sum of 9 Stg was accepted

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At this period the Vice Guardians adjourned to 12 O Clock on Monday the 2nd July Inst when the following Business was transacted Viz -

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Mr ODonnell surity for Pearse (a late defaulting Collector) having taken defence to proceedings instituted against him which are to be tried at the approaching Ennis Assizes The Vice Guardians have given 20. to Mr Purcell. solicitor, for defraying Expenses connected with same

A cheque for 100 having been drawn in favor of Mr. Beveridge for Clothing on 16 June last (which was not however given to him) and the Vice Guardians having subsequently discovered that his property was vested in an Assignee (Beveridge being Insolvent) the Vice Guardians have cancelled same

The Clerk was ordered to advertise for duly qualified Medical Practitioners to take charge of Temporary Dispensaries to be established at or near Kilmihil also Kilmurry (Clonderalaw) salary of the former not to exceed 5s/- p Diem and of the latter not to exceed 60 : a year. The Gentleman elected must reside in the respective localities and must conform to the instructions of the Vice Guardians

The Clerk was also directed to advertise for the erection of a Force Pump and for sinking a Water Tank at Leadmore Auxiliary to be considered on the 21st Inst and also that a quantity of metals is to be disposed of at Workhouse

Ordered that the Clerk advertise for supplying the Union for two months with the following Viz
        Best Rice              p Ton
        Barley Meal         ,,  Do
        Oatmeal              ,,  Do
        First Flour          ,,  Do also
        Mens Caps and Boys Caps - Tenders to be considered on the 14th Inst.

A further sum of 20. was deemed advisable to be given to Mr Simon Boland for purchase of Turf.

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 following letters of the Poor Law Commissioners were read by the Clerk. viz.
The 1st of the 25 June No 32.707/49 relative to the expenses of Fever Hospital during the year 1848.
The 2nd of the 27 June No 427-M/49 requires that notice should be given to the Treasurer from time to time of the dates of all Rates made in the Union
The 3d of the 28 June No 39171/1849 directing that the Relg Officers should charge Rice. Oatmeal & all expenses for O.Door Relief, in their Relief Lists Weekly.
The 4th of the 29th June No 39432/1849 relative to the number of persons to be admitted into the Leadmore Auxy Workhouse.
The 5th of the 29th June No. 40635/49 relative to the encrease of Mr Lillis (Relg offs.) salary
The 6th of the 29th June No. 41439/1849 relative to the tenure of the additional land proposed to be taken adjoining the Workhouse
The 7th of the 29 June No. 41327/49 notifying that a sum of 960 had been sent to the Commissanal office in the name of Captain A.E. Kennedy P.L.I. in aid of the Current Expenses of the Union
The 8th of the 29 June No 42.482 requiring the Cost of Inmates of the Fever Wards for the year 1848
The 9th of the 29 June No 38.842/49 relative to the salary of Mr McMahon assist Clerk.
The 10 of the 28th June No 42222/49 annexing Form of Consent to be signed by the Vice Guardians relative to the Emigration of Certain inmates of the Workhouse
The 11 of the 30 June No 42627/49 (a sealed order, authorising the continuance of OutDoor Relief to the 31st of July Inst

The Clerk reported that the "Alliance", and "Church of England" Insurance Companies had both declined insuring the Leadmore auxiliary Workhouse

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 19
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                         "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                      114.

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Medical Report for Week ending Saturday the 30 June
No. in Fever Hospital & Infirmary by last Report               256
Admitted into both places during the Week                         59
Discharged Cured from both places     69.                          315
Died in both places                              11                             80
Total under Medical Treatment in both places                  235
In Girls Dysentry Wards                                                    17
In Skin Disease  "                                                             109
In Old and Infirm     "                                                       16
Total under Medical Treatment                                       377

Deaths
In Fever Hospital 4
" Infirmary          7
" Nursery            2
                          13

Captain Kennedy handed the Clerk a receipt From Treasurer of 960:, in aid of the current expenses of the Union.
                                                                                        Edm Kelly Chair

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