Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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

92

78

227

419

312

310

15

"

"

1453

Admitted during the Week,

6

13

3

60

20

6

"

"

"

108

TOTAL,

98

91

230

479

332

316

15

"

"

1561

Discharged during the Week,

Died. . . .

4

1

20

6

24

"

52 "

23

1

21

3

2

"

"

"

"

"

146

11

Total Discharged and Dead,

5

26

24

52

24

24

2

"

"

157

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

93

65

206

427

308

292

13

"

"

1404

 

 

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                159

Hospital,

In Fever

Hospital             99

Total,               258

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 Feby 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.

731

1784

264

1209

995

2993

No. II.

538

1302

140

628

678

1930

No. III.

478

1004

171

817

649

1821

No. IV.

580

1581

637

2142

1217

3723

No. V.

539

1268

557

1719

1096

2987

No. VI.

304

645

587

1680

891

2325

No. VII.

391

842

255

1016

646

1858

No. VIII.

323

771

470

1701

793

2472

No. IX.

113

485

200

760

313

1245

Car forward

3997

9682

3281

11672

7278

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Captain A.E. Kennedy. PLI. Act V.G

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esq


The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 15906 to No. 16012, 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. 11161 to No. 11467, 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 Paid during the week -                                                 116.   7.  9
Recvd during the week, - - - -                                       41.  17.  4
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                  1563. 18.  7
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

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

115

161

204

10

12

14

4

7

11

   

"

"

"

481

17

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

174

166

"

6

53/8

62/8

   

"

"

"

340

6

11
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

8

"

"

"

"

149

158

"

6

11

10

   

8

"

"

307

7

10
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

719

13

11
   

"

"

"

719

13

11
S. Stacpoole Killard

13

"

"

479

18

2
   

13

"

"

479

18

2
Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

4

9

1

7

12

16

10

9

9

142

169

58

9

5

2

1

"

1

   

15

17

4

369

16

2
 

Total, -

36

17

4

3184

12

3

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 15. 15. 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 92. 5s. 3d
Collectin’ days. 10124
                                                                                      s.       d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was               93.       15.    11
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                  4153 qts          Candles           24 lb
    Meat                   179 lbs           Salt                   "
    Rye Meal               "                 Whiskey           1 Gal
    Barley Meal           "                 Tea                   2 lb
    Ind Meal               1Ton           Sugar               7 lb
    Oatmeal                Ton        Butter               3 lb
    1st Flour               1 Ton          Turf               133 Loads

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 day of ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                            s.       d.
    In money, - - - -
    In kind, - - - -                                                                                        522.     1.       7.
    Total, - -                                                                                                522.     1.       7.

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 9

80. ". 5

No. II. John Molony 6

60. 5. 2

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 6

56. 4. 4

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 8

78. 11. 1

No. V. Anthony Corry 8

78. 10. 1

No. VI. Patt Kelly 6

55. 8. "

No. VII. Terence O’Brien 5

52. 18. 10

No. VIII. Patt Foley 6

55. 5. 0

No. IX. Sheedy McNamara 3

32. 8. 2

Car. forwd. Total 60

549. 11. 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 :
                Emigration Account                                                                       s.    d.
Revd. H. Foley Emigration Expenses in full                                           46       "     "

Debit Emigration Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account
Thos Guinnane Balce Saly to 29 Sept                                                     12     10     0
Mrs Shannon Do.                    " Do.                                                        5       0      0
George Taylor for Lime                                                                             6      13     4
Andrew Madigan for sundries                                                                 6        3     4
PB O’Brien Freights                                                                                 "      19   10

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Simon Boland for Turf                                                                              7       4      "
John Williams Milk in full                                                                      10        0     0
Saml Bourke Do                                                                                     11      10     8

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
Thomas Guinnane in Acct Distribution                                                   3      17     "
John Kelly for Provisions in Acct                                                            50       0     0
Debit Outdoor Inv Acct Credit Treasurer

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    Clerk of Union Acct
Michael Meagher Esq V.G. for payment of small demand                      26       1      7

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

The following Tenders for Broken Stone at the undermentioned places were accepted

Thomas Daley 300 yards at Cahercaman @    7d p yd.
Jonas Studdert Broken stone at Daigh              7d p do
Michl Molony 96 yds at Ballina -                     7d p do
Do 100 yds " Killofin                                        7d p do
Do. Broken Stone do                                         7d p do

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The following Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with Wooden Shoes (equal to sample) were accepted at the annexed prices viz
Patt Pearse 100 pair         @ 3/ p pair
Thomas Moroney 100 Do " 3/ p Do and
Edmd Allender 100 Do     " 3/ p Do

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Tender for Glazing the Auxillary Wkhouse having been considered Joseph Wallace and John Devon were contracted with @ 2 p square Foot finding all materials themselves.

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Resolved that Mr Purcell the solicitor be directed to hear Judgement entered in the bonds of Tomkins Pearse and Daniel McDonnell Poor Rate Collectors

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Resolved that the appointment of Poor Rate Collectors be postponed ‘till this day Week the absence of the Union Revisor and one of the Collectors (at the Assizes in Ennis) rendering this delay necessary

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It being now 6 O’Clock the Vice Guardians adjourned to 11 O’Clock on Monday the 5th Inst when the following Business was transacted

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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 affect, (or, Orders made on them respectively, as follows :)

The 1st of the 26th February 49 No 11,716/49 in reference to the Proposal of Mr John Kelly for the premises adjoining the Fever Hospital and sanctioning the acceptance of same.

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The 2nd of the 27th Feby No 12,586/1849 sanctioning the appointment of Mr Stephen Stacpoole as collector of Poor Rate for Killard Division.
At a remuneration of 1/-p .

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The next of the 1st March No 1986/49 from the Commissioners of Health in reference to the appointment @ 5/-p diem of Doctor Considine to the Killard Dispensary and of Doctor Tuite to the Dispensary at Moyarta at the same salary fixed and sanctioning said appointments at the salaries.
The 4th of the 3rd of March No 14168/49 stating that in accordance with the Vice Guardians suggestions the Commissioners have instructed their solicitors to perfect the Lease of the Premises adjoining the Fever Hospital in accordance with Mr Kelly’s Proposal.

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The 5th of the 2nd of March 1849 No 11939 relatin’ to the Proposal of Col Vandeleur of letting the Vice Guardians a Piece of Land adjoining the Rear of the Workhouse. and requesting that the Vice Guardians would state, what quantity of Land is at present occupied by the Union what quantity will there be supposing the Land now proposed to be let should be added and how the Vice Guardians intend that it should be occupied.

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The 6th of the 3rd of March 49 No 14,416 a Sealed order of the Commissioners authorising the continuance of Out Door Relief in Kilrush Union until the 3rd day of April next inclusive.

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A Letter of the 27th ult was read from Mr Mark T O Shaugnessy tendering the resignation of his Situation as "Clerk of the Kilrush Union"

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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      14
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                            14
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                            92
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               72
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               72
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       121

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Mr John Molony Relieving Officer for the District of Killofin & Knock tendered the resignation of his situation which was accepted.

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Applications for the situation of Relieving Officer for the Moyarta District were considered and Daniel Gorman was appointed for Three Months to be paid at the rate of 40 a year.
Subject to the approval of the Poor Law Commissioners.

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John Culligan was contracted with for supplying the Workhouse with the undermentioned Articles at the Annexed Prices Viz.
First Size stirabout Tins     @      5d each
Second Do Do           "                4 each
Third Do Do             "                3 each
Milk Pints                 "                2 each and
Quart Saucepans      "                4 each
Materials to be of the best description.

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Tender for supplying the Workhouse with Coals having been considered Mr John McNamara was declared Contractor @ 1. 3. 0 p Ton

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Ordered, that the Clerk advertise in the Limerick and Dublin Papers for a "Clerk of the Union" in place of Mr O’Shaughnessy resigned. Salary 100 p annum to be taken into consideration on the 24th Instant

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Resolved that in accepting Mr Moloneys resignation the Vice Guardians desire to record their approval of the diligence independence and integrity with which he discharged the trying duties of his office.

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Ordered that the Clerk advertise for a Relieving officer for No 2 District (comprising the Electoral Divisons of Knock and Killofin) in place of Mr Moloney resigned.

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Resolved that Mr McDonnell Rate Collector having failed to comply with the orders of the Vice Guardians to attend at the Workhouse to deliver up his Books Accounts &c the Solicitor be instructed to summon him before the Magistrates under 1 and 2 Vict Cap 56.

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Resolved that the Master and Matron be ordered to adhere strictly to the new Workhouse Rules and that Mr Thom be written to for 12 copies.

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Resolved that Mr Gibson late Relieving Officer for Kilballyowen having failed to attend and close his Books as directed by the Vice Guardians - that Mr Foley be to close and balance his Accounts and furnish his Bill for the same the amount of which will be deducted from Mr Gibsons salary

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Resolved that Doctor O Donnell be requested to furnish a List of such Cholera Medicines as he may think would be necessary for the use of the Union, and that the same be ordered forthwith.

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Ordered that each Relieving Officer be requested to state the Name and Number of Paupers who died during the Week on the Back of this summary of Receipts and Expenditure.

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Ordered that the Clerk be directed to advertise in the Limk Examiner and by hand Bills for supplying the Workhouse for 6 months with Ruggs & Blankets Tender to be recd and considered on the 17th Inst

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Medical Report for Week Ending March 3d 49
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report     258
Admitted during the Week                                                68
Discharged from both places     70                                   326
Died                                            7                                    77
Total in Both places this day                                           249
In Girls Dysentery Wards                                                19
" Skin Disease Wards                                                       73
" Old and Infirm Wards                                                  10
                                                                                       351

Deaths Viz
In Fever Hospital     3
Infirmary                 4       AE Kennedy Chr
                                7

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on Saturday

the 10th day of March 1849.

(Signed) Alex McMahon

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