Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 31st day of March, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 24th day of March 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,            280

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds           150

Total                    1530

 

Male

 

Fem

 

Male

 

Fem

     

 

Male

 

Fem

 
Remaining on previous Saturday, as per last Reurn,

79

49

188

448

330

299

10

"

"

1403

Admitted during the Week,

2

2

8

21

3

5

"

"

"

41

TOTAL,

81

51

196

469

333

304

10

"

"

1444

Discharged during the Week,

Died

"

1

"

1

12

1

42

"

3

5

2

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

59

8

Total Discharged and Dead,

1

1

13

42

8

2

"

"

"

67

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE.

80

50

183

427

325

302

10

"

"

1377

 

 

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         150

In Fever

Hospital,          62

Total              212

In separate

Wards,           2

In Wards

with other

Inmates,         5

Total              7

RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 24th day of March 1849 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.

755

1838

257

1186

1012

3024

No. II.

575

1407

124

575

699

1982

No. III.

580

1424

170

759

750

2183

No. IV.

619

1707

723

2354

1342

4061

No. V.

564

1297

617

1801

1181

3098

No. VI.

307

652

640

1821

947

2473

No. VII.

426

912

317

1116

743

2028

No. VIII.

326

787

517

1790

843

2577

No. IX.

107

475

200

760

307

1235

Car forward

4259

10499

3565

12162

7824

22661

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 31st day of March 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esq Other Guardians: Michl Meagher Esq.

Captain AE 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. 16285 to No. 16360, 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. 11854 to No. 12000 inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

Rate                              28.   2. 0
p Capt Kennedy          500. 0. 0
Total                            528. 2. 0

The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week -                                         528.   2.    0
Paid during the week, - - - -                                             153.  14.  10
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                     1443.   7.    7
The Book was signed by the Chairman.

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

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

5

7

1

11

12

16

6

4

2

109

149

402

4

7

18

7

6

9

   

15

"

"

461

10

10
Samuel Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

167

157

11

9

"3/8

8

   

"

"

"

325

"

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

127

144

"

6

11

10

   

"

"

"

271

7

10
W. Brew Kilmurry

"

‘’

"

621

13

3
   

‘’

‘’

‘’

621

13

3
S. Stacpoole Killard

"

"

"

439

18

2
   

"

"

"

439

18

2
Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

13

"

"

2

"

"

"

"

"

120

163

54

13

12

12

11

9

4

   

13

2

"

338

19

"
 

Total, -

28

2

"

2944

1

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 30. 6. 10 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
71. 10 s. 7d.
Collection days 9823
                                                                                          s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                 88.      19.     5
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                      1.      3
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                           2.      "
Average cost in Fever Hospital, - -                                                                 2.       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:

        Milk                      4114 quarts         First Flour         1 Ton
        Meat                       186 lbs              Raw Sugar       14 lbs
        Rye Meal                   1 Ton             Lump Sugar     14 lbs
        Barley Meal               1 Ton             Tea                      2 lbs
        Indian Meal               1 Ton             Pepper               14 lb
        Oatmeal   
                   1/8 Ton             Whiskey            1 Gallon
        Candles                  12 lbs

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 24th day of March/ 49 whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                        s.     d.
In money, - - - -                     3.         -
In kind, - - - -                     558.      19.   67/8.
Total, - -                             559.        2.   67/8.

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

Ind Meal & Bread

Value

s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 10 Tons 83. 18. 2
No. II. John Molony 5 Tons 51. 2. 10
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 6 Tons 56. 4. 4
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 10 Tons 96. 15. 9
No. V. Anthony Corry 9 Tons 83. 2. 0
No. VI. Patt Kelly 7 Tons 64. 10. 10
No. VII. Terence O’Brien

6 Tons

59. 15. 8
No. VIII. Danl Gorman

6 Tons

59. 16. 1
No. IX. Sheedy McNamara

2 Tons

25. 11. 5
Car. forwd. Total

63

580. 17. 2

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                                s.     d.
Francis Coffey Revising Valuator Salary in Acct          5      0      0
George Taylor for Lime                                                  5       0      0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Wm Lumsden Prov in Acct                                         12       0      0
Patt Cusack in Acct Distributor                                    5     16      0

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

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

Michael Gibsons tender for distribution of Meal at Kilballyowen was accepted Daniel McDonnells Tender for 300 Cubic yards of broken stone at Tarmon, @ 7d p yard was accepted

Thomas McEnery was appointed Relieving Officer for Kilballyowen at a salary of 30. subject to the sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners

The following Dietary for nurses in attendance at the Cholera Hospital has been adopted by the Vice Guardians on the suggestion of the medical officer. viz. 4s/= p Week, with 1 ounce of tea, 1 lb of sugar & 3 lb of Meat p Week - 1 pint of milk and 1 lb of bread p day - Each Assistant nurse to get 1 oz of Tea & 1 lb of sugar & 3 lb of meat p Week -

Doctor Elliot was appointed to take charge of the Dispensary for treatment of Diarrhoea & Dysentery at a salary of 5/= p day to commence from the 1st of April, subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners -

Captain Kennedy informed the Vice Guardians that he had visited the Temporary Cholera hospitals at Kilkee & Carrigaholt. The latter requires to be put generally on a better footing. He found the cost of interment alone (exclusive of coffins) was at the rate of 70 p annum, though the Graveyard is in the immediate vicinity of the Hospital. Some alterations in the Hospital are necessary, particularly the building of two hearths & chimneys which are immediately required. Masons must be sent from Kilrush. Those in the locality cannot be induced to undertake any work, clean the Hospital. A competent nurse should also be sent. A distinct understanding should be come to relative to the remuneration to Medical officers. Admission, discharge & dietary books should also be furnished.
Captain Kennedy drew the attention of the Vice Guardians to the general state of the accounts of the union, and the fact that two half years were still unaudited.
Captain Kennedy informed the Guardians that he had inspected 150 Emigrants from the property of Mr Foley, for whose transport to Canada the Vice Guardians had agreed to pay d of the expense under section 13 of the poor Relief Extension Act.

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 from the Poor Law Commissioners were read viz -
The 1st dated 29 March 1849 No 19819/49 relative to the expense of medicine, and Medical attendants in cholera cases.
The 2nd dated 29 March 1849. No 18997/49 relative to the financial condition of the union. The 3rd dated 31 March 1849 No 258/1849 notifying that Good Friday and the following day would be observed as Holidays, and directing that any communications of an urgent nature should be forwarded to Dublin on Wednesday at latest

It being now past 6 O’Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to 11 O’Clock on Monday the 2nd of April, when the following business was transacted viz.

The undermentioned notice was served by Alexr. McMahon on the 14th of March (then acting Clerk) by the directions of the Vice Guardians on the late Clerk - viz.

Board room Kilrush
March 13th 1849

Sir,
    You are hereby required to take notice that as Guardian of the poor of the Kilrush Union, we require you to attend at the Workhouse here forthwith to prepare your accounts for Audit up to the 29th day of September last, and also to wind up your accounts to the period you ceased to be Clerk of this Union, and take notice that if you refuse or neglect so doing we will employ a competent person to complete same, the costs of which will be charged to your account. Given under our hand this 13th day of March 1849.

                                                                                                                                (Signed) A E Kennedy Actg
                                                                                                                                    Michael Meagher Vice Guardian

To
Mr John McDonnell
Late Clerk of the Union

The Vice Guardians have allowed John Moloney Relieving Officer for Knock and Killofin to withdraw his resignation.
The Clerk was directed to write to the Agent of the Sun Insurance Co to ascertain on what terms the auxilary house at Leadmore would be insured
The Vice Guardians have agreed to send out Mary Scanlan (a pauper in the Workhouse) to Nova Scotia, agreeably to the 18th Sec. 6 & 7 act of Vic Chap 92.

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 -                            55
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               16
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               16
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                         28

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Doctor Donovan, legal representative of Jerh. Donovan Esq deceased, solicitor to the late elected Guardians, having served the Vice Guardians with a bill of costs, for services rendered to the former Board, and having subsequently served the Vice Guardians with a notice to attend the taxation of said costs, it has been agreed upon to prevent expense
(subject however to the approval of the Commissioners) that same shall be left to the arbitration of Mr Bryan Purcell solicitor to the Board, to which Doctor Donovan has consulted

________________

Mr William Brew has been appointed Rate Collector for Kilmurry Ibricken at 1s/= in

________________

The Clerk was directed to advertise in the Limerick Examiner & Clare Journal and also by handbills for supplying the following articles for 3 months viz ,
  best   Rye        Meal     p   Ton
    "     Indian -  Do. -         Do.
    "     Barley -  Do. -         Do.
    "     Oat -      Do. -         Do.
    "     Rice      Do.
also First quality flour.      Do.
and best Indian corn.        Do.

Tenders For building a Wall round the Auxiliary house at Leadmore have been postponed until next Board day.

________________

The Rugs. No. 7 in Patrick O’Connors tender accepted on last Board day should have been stated as @ 2/11 instead of 2/4 in the last Minute.

Tenders for the collection of the rates of Knock & Killimer have been deferred until next Board day, in consequence of the difficulty of winding up the present collectors account.

Mr Patt Healys Warrant for the collection of the rates of Kilballyowen & Moyarta was signed this day and delivered to him.

In consequence of a letter received from the Commissioners notifying that Good Friday and the following day would be observed as Holidays, the Vice Guardians have decided on holding their next meeting on Thursday the 5th Inst.

Medical Report for Week ending 31st March 1849
No. in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last Report                  212
Admitted during the Week                                                       61
Discharged from both places     18                                          273
Died                                           7                                             25
Total in both places this day                                                   248
In Girls dysentery wards                                                         15
Skin disease wards                                                                   60
Old and Infirm wards                                                                8
Total under Medical treatment this day                                 331

Deaths Viz.
Infirmary         5
Fever Hospital 2
Total               7

A cheque for 40 : 8 : 1 was drawn on the Treasurer, in the Clerks favour, for payment of Small demand

________________

Debit Clerk of the Unions account and Credit Treasurer

________________

A cheque was drawn on the Treasurer p 25 in Mr Patt Healys favour, on account of Collection
Credit Treasurer and Debit Establishment account

                    Michl. Meagher

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Thursday the 5th of April 1849.

(Signed) EJ Kennelly

Clerk of the Union

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