Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 27th day of October 1849.

Number of Inmates for

which accommodation is

 

RETURN OF

SICK AND LUNATICS


OBSERVATIONS

provided:-

Workhouse,                 1100

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,                 1080

 

 

Number

in Hospital

on the above

date.

 

No. of Lunatics

and Idiots in

Workhouse on

the above date.

The classification
of the Masters
"admission &
discharge Book"
having recently
differed from this form, the Clerk is unable to furnish the particulars
here required.
Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,                150

Total,                         2330

  In Work-

house

Hospital,          121

In Fever

Hospital            42

Total,              163

In separate

Wards,             9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           2

Total,              11

 


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

682

1723

"

"

682

1723

No. II.

525

1482

"

"

525

1482

No. III.

501

1367

"

"

501

1367

No. IV.

663

2053

"

"

663

2053

No. V.

500

1213

"

"

500

1213

No. VI.

492

1219

"

"

492

1219

No. VII.

394

982

"

"

394

982

No. VIII.

357

898

"

"

357

898

No. IX.

205

489

"

"

205

489

Car forward

4313

11,426

"

"

4313

11,426

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

PRESENT : In the Chair, Benjamin Cox Esqr. Vice Chairman
            Other Guardians: Sir Burton Macnamara         Francis N Keane         Robert Borough
                                                    Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

Francis ODonnell, Michl Brew, Thomas Daley, Francis Corry, Rich Donovan,
Thos Studdart, Thomas Lillis, John Pelkington, Michl O’Donnell, Timothy Kelly,
John Healy, William O’Donnell, Edmund Mahoney, Francis Kelly, Corns Doherty
Jeremiah Molony, George Taylor, Danl Mulvihill, John Cuggeran, Denis Hynes

________________

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 21818 to No. 21935 both 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, -                                                                   306.    16.    7
Recd
during the week, - - - -                                                           195.    17.  11
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                     1360.    10.  11
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.

"

754

s.

9

d.

0

   

"

"

"

754

9

"
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

77

208

2

15

11

0

   

"

"

"

285

17

11
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane Kildysart

12

36

4

15

9

5

8

6

4

160

153

183

18

16

15

"

31/8

"1/8

   

53

10

6

498

9

3
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

13

12

8

18

"

"

299

382

15

1

3

1

   

26

6

"

682

16

5
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

468

17

2
   

"

"

"

468

17

2
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

20

75

8

4

3

9

494

325

13

1

"

7

   

96

"

"

819

14

7
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

7

12

12

9

5

"

410

145

5

15

41/8

25/8

   

20

1

5

556

"

6
 

Total, -

195

17

71

4065

5

1

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. 0 . 1d 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
106. 11s. 9d.
                                                                                                                                      s.        d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                          89.       18.     11
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                                 1.       01/8
Average cost in Infirmary, - -
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                               2.       53/8

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 :

                Meat         148 lbs
                Milk       4349 qts

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 List was also produced by the Clerk, having been duly entered up by him for the last week ended Saturday the 27h day of Oct/49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                              s.        d.
        In money, - - - -                                 13.        3
        In kind, - - - -                                   230.      14.       3
                        Total, - -                           231.        7.       6

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

By Check on Treasurer.

Article and quantity

Value.

. s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland   5 Tons 35. 12. 6
No. II. John Molony   4 28. 10. 0
No. III. Thos Guinnane   4 28. 10. 0
No. IV. Nichl Lillis   5 39. 3. 9
No. V. John O Gorman   3 24. 18. 9
No. VI. Patt Kelly   3 24. 18. 9
No. VII. George Brew 5. 0. 0 3 21. 7. 6
No. VIII. Daniel Gorman   3 21. 7. 6
No. IX. Thomas McInerney   1 8. 18. 1
Car. forwd.   5. 0. 0 32 233. 6. 10

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 :
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
J N Russell for provisions suppd                                                      28         5         "
Jas OKeeffe     Ditto                                                                          13         5         "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
J N Russell for next weeks supplies                                                 233        6       10

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 were made thereon, as follows:

The Clerk was directed to get the measurement of the Auxiliary house @ Leadmore from the Medical Officer with a view to ascertain the extent of accommodation and forward same to the Poor Law Commissioners

The Clerk was directed to write to each of the Collectors and impress strongly on them the necessity of collecting as much of the outstanding Rates as possible.

Messrs Russells Tender to supply Indian Meal for Out Door Purposes for one Week @ 7:2:6 p Ton was accepted

Captain Kennedy informed the Guardians that 9 out of 13 Rate Books for the new Rate were ready, and that the remainder should be ready on the 12 November.

The Estimate up to March 1850 was laid on the table and the attention of the Guardians called to necessity of as soon as possible agreeing upon a New Rate.

adjd meeting

Captain Kennedy recommended the appointment of an Assistant schoolmistress. The number of school children (Females) at present exceeding 450.

The Audited Abstract of the accounts to the 29 September last was laid before the Guardians

Resolved that the surplus Boys (180) at the Factory be removed to Leadmore under the charge of John McGrath and that he be allowed officers rations until the Board decide further on the matter.

Ordered that the Master do take milk from the late Contractors for the ensuing week at the late contract Price.

The Clerk was directed to advertise by Handbills for Potato Onions.

On the motion of Sir Burton Macnamara seconded by Mr Francis ODonnell
Colonel Crofton Moor Vandeleur was appointed Chairman of the Board Benjamin Cox Esqre
Vice Chairman and Doctor Donovan Deputy Vice Chairman

On the recommendation of Capt Kennedy the Board came to the following resolution Viz
Resolved - that in reference to the Comms letter of the 2nd of November No 68377 49 the matter be posponed for consideration until Saturday the 10th November Instant as the Board consider it advisable to have a full Meeting in order to consider the circumstances referred to.

The following letters to the Poor Law Commissioners were read by the Clerk Viz

The 1st of the Inst calling the attention of the Clerk to the order requiring to be furnished weekly with a copy of each Rate Collectors Balance Sheets.
The 2nd of the 2nd Inst relatin to certain changes preferred against Messrs Mc Donnell & Bourkes Rate Collectors and accompanied with a copy of Minutes of Evidence taken by Captain Kennedy relatin thereto from which it appears that in one case the Collector (Mc Donnell) admitted that he passed a Receipt for Rates altho he had not accepted them & in the other case the Collection Bank stated that no legal measures laid asserted to by him for recovery of Poor Rates of a Mr Macnamara Kildysart: under every circumstance connected with each case the two Commissioners request that the Guardians will call upon these collectors to resign forthwith.
  

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 10th day of Nov 1849.

(Signed) E J Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.


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