Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 3rd day of February, 1849

Kilrush UNION

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 27th day of January 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,

107

97

222

385

346

342

17

"

"

1516

Admitted during the Week,

4

6

14

44

2

5

"

"

"

75

TOTAL,

111

103

236

429

348

349

17

"

"

1591

Discharged during the Week,

Died, . . .

6

2

5

4

8

"

11

"

5

1

1

1

1

"

"

"

"

"

37

8

Total Discharged and Dead,

8

9

8

11

6

2

1

"

"

45

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

103

94

228

418

342

345

16

"

"

1546


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 27th day of January ‘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.

704

1712

262

1203

966

2915

No. II.

429

938

168

862

597

1800

No. III.

369

862

159

794

528

1654

No. IV.

564

1553

490

1901

1054

3454

No. V.

512

1159

399

1349

911

2508

No. VI.

277

595

417

1399

694

1994

No. VII.

343

748

187

839

530

1587

No. VIII.

347

741

383

1492

690

2233

No. IX.

127

475

197

754

324

1229

Total

3632

8479

2662

10,593

6294

19,376

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 3rd day of February 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqr

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre

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The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 15607 to No. 15747, 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. 10079 to No. 10244, 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, -                          137.    4.     9
Paid during the week, - - - -                            86.     5.     7
And that the Balance on the Account
against the Guardians was - - -                     165.     4.     1
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.

"

513

s.

"

d.

4

   

"

"

"

513

"

4
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

6

19

22

4

2

10

6

9

4

121

179

222

10

12

"

4

10

11

   

47

17

7

523

4

1
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

189

333

18

17

62/8

92/8

   

"

"

"

423

16

33/4

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

3

10

"

"

"

"

149

166

"

6

112/4

102/4

   

13

"

"

315

7

10
  Kilmurry

Killard

"

"

"

"

"

"

793

534

8

"

81/2

"3/4

   

"

"

"

1327

8

91/4

Patt Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

15

9

1

10

16

4

6

6

"

179

187

64

2

18

1

"

11

1

   

26

11

"

431

2

"
 

Total, -

87

8

7

3533

19

4

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 9. 3. 3 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 104. 15s. 6 d.
  
                                                                                                                              s.              d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                 104.         7.              10
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                           1.               4
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:

        Coarse Bread      1306 lbs         Barley Meal            1 Ton
        White Bread           26 lbs         First Flour              1 Ton
        Milk                   4080 qts         Turf                    221 creels
        Meat                    179 lbs         Whiskey                 1 Gallon
        Oatmeal                               Ton Tea                 1 lbs
        Ind Meal              1 do          Pepper                   1 Stone
        Rye Meal             1 do          Sugar                    1 do
        Salt                     10 cwt

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 27th day of Jany 49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                  s.              d.
    In money, - - - -
    In kind, - - - -                                                                      479.             5.            101/8
    Total, - -                                                                             479.             5.            101/8d
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

Value

  s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 8 Tons 72. 10. 8
No. II. Jno Molony 5 51. 2. 10
No. III. T. Guinnane 4 42. 8. 10
No. IV. Nichs Lillis 8 78. 11. 1
No. V. Anthy Corry 7 67. 1. "
No. VI. Patt Kelly 5 53. 2. 3
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 4 43. 16. 5
No. VIII. Patt Foley 6 55. 5. "
No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3 32. 8. 2
 

Total

53 496. 6. 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 :
                Emigration
Account.                                                           s.          d.
Edmd Kelly Esqr V.G. Emigration Expenses                              23        4           7

Debit Emigration Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
        Daniel Hanley repairs of Wkhouses in Acct p Am                3        18         6
        Hamsson Lee, repairs of Pump                                              3         "          "
        Thomas Brew late revising Valuator in Acct saly                7          "          "
        John McMahon Cooper for Buckets a/c                                5         14         3

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
        Wm Lumsden for Bread Supplied                                         5         5           4
        Simon Boland for Turf                                                        11         1           "
Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.

                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
        Patt McInerney in Acct Distribution                                  10         0          0
        John Coughlan Kilkee Balce Meal in full                             14         8          8
        Debit Out door Inv Acct, Credit Treasurer
        Clerk of Union Acct
        John McDonnell for petty disbursements                            17        19         6

Credit Treasurer and debit Clerk of Union Invoice Account with the several sums as above.

Ordered that the Clerk advertise in the Limerick Papers for the Best Wallsend Coals p Ton, to be delivered at the Workhouse free of Expense, Tenders to be considered on Saturday the 17th Instant.

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Ordered that all stone contracted for and not taken up to this day be again advertised for Sale.

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Doctor Tuite laid before the Board a List of Medicine’s required for the Moyarta Dispensary which the Clerk was ordered forward to Messrs Leslie & Co Dublin

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Mr Simon O’Donnells Tender for supplying the Workhouse with 30 Quarts of Sweet Milk daily until the 1st of May next was accepted.

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The Clerk was directed to advertise for an Assistant Master for the Auxiliary Workhouse at Leadmore. Applications for the Situation to be lodged on Wednesday the 14th Instant to be considered on the following Saturday, when the candidates are required to be in attendance, Salary to be fixed on the day of Appointment

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Tenders for Supplying the Workhouse with Best Beef and Mutton for 9 Months were considered and Mr Martin Mahony was declared Contractor at the annexed Parties Viz’..
                Best Beef         @    4d  p lb
                  " Mutton      "     4d p do
Mr John Curtin’s Tender for Broken Stone in Kilrush @ 6 pence p Cubic yard was accepted

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The Clerk reported that he could not close his account for being audited on Account of one of the Books belonging to the former relieving Officer for Kilkee and Killard being mislaid, which the Vice Guardians ordered to be reported to the Commrs

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The Vice Guardians have handed the Bonds of Tomkins Pearse, late Poor rate Collector for Kilmurry & Killard to the Solicitor with directions to proceed forthwith against his sureties

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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 :)

 

One of the 30th of January No 6252/49 requesting that a sum of 1. 17. 1 may be remitted to them Expenses incurred at Plymouth in supplying the Outfit for the Emigrants from Kilrush Workhouse

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A Second for the same date No 6560 enclosing a Bill from the Steam Boat Company, Expenses incurred in conveying the Emigrants from Kilrush Wkhouse from Dublin to Plymouth and requesting that the Summary be transmitted without delay.

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The Vice Guardians accordingly ordered that Checks be drawn for the above Purposes.

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A Third of the 2nd of February enclosing a Copy of John O Neil’s Letter respecting the rateability of a House belonging to him in Kilrush Union, occupied as a Police Barrack together with a Copy of the Commissioners reply.

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Another of the same date No 6143 acknowledging the receipt of the Vice Guardians’ letter requesting permission to employ 12 of the Paupers in cleansing some parts of the Town of Kilrush in accordance with the directions of the Board of Health which the Commissioners granted.

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A Fifth of the same date No 5542 in reference to the Industrial Report of the Kilrush Union Workhouse for Week Endg 20th Ultimo and in reference to the manner in which the females are employed Viz "Making & Mending Clothes" the Commissioners suggest that some Wheels be procured to put the Women to spin Wool and Flax fearing that they may be idle when the required quantity of clothing is finished.

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A sixth of the same date No 5540/49 in reference to the Vice Guardians report of the 23rd ultimo relatin’ to the Kilrush Union. The Comm regret the delay that has taken place in completing the Deeds relating to Messrs Gabbetts Stones taken for Wkhouse purposes & trust that no further delay will occur. Referring to the case of Pearse the Collector the Vice Guardians are referred to a separate communication addressed to them on the subject. In reference to the Valuation’, the Commrs did not intend in their letter of the 19th ult to express any opinion on the subject having thought that arrangements should have been made at an earlier Period for having the revision ready by the time the present collection closed. The Commissioners hope that arrangements have been made with the Treasurer to enable the Vice Guardians to carry on the affairs of the Union until the date to be made in the Revised Valuation is ready

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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      7
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                             "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                         139
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                              53
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                              53
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                      132

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Medical Report for Week Ending Saturday the 3rd of February 1849 Viz

    Number in Infirmary fever Hospital by last report               243
    Admitted into both places during the Week                          56
    Discharged cured from both places          29                        299
    Died                                                           6                          35
    264
    In Dysentery Wards                                                             27
    Skin disease Wards                                                               73
    Infirm Wards                                                                        10
    Probationary                                                                           1
    Total                                                                                   375
    Death, Viz
    In Fever Hospital                                       3
    Infirmary                                                   3
    Total                                                          6

Michl. Meagher Chairman

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 10th.day of February 1849.

(Signed) John McDonnell

Clerk of the Union

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