Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 4th day of August, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 28th day of July 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,

46

60

444

439

451

450

20

"

"

1910

Admitted during the Week,

1

"

26

44

14

8

4

1

"

98

TOTAL,

47

60

470

483

465

458

24

1

"

2008

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

2

"

"

57

"

47

"

9

2

7

2

2

1

"

"

"

"

122

7

Total Discharged and Dead

2

"

57

47

11

9

3

"

"

129

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

45

60

413

436

454

449

21

1

"

1879

 

 

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,             167

In Fever

Hospital              96

Total,                 263

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 28th day of July/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

2101

504

1908

1311

4009

No. II.

907

2519

493

1081

1400

3600

No. III.

642

1622

403

1572

1045

3194

No. IV.

710

1574

926

3176

1636

4750

No. V.

667

1266

1318

3171

1985

4437

No. VI.

480

1548

634

1387

1114

2935

No. VII.

551

1185

382

1205

933

2390

No. VIII.

383

901

603

2341

1186

3242

No. IX.

192

433

645

1470

837

1903

Car forward

5339

13149

6108

17.311

11.447

30.460


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 4th day of August 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmond Kelly Esqre

Other Guardians: Michl Meagher Esq

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 19205 to No. 19408, 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. 16398 to No. 16419, 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, -                                                       1284.    14.     7
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                         843.    18.     9
And that the Balance on the Account in favour of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                     237.     18.     6
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

155

s

1

d.

"

199

s.

13

d.

7

   

155

1

0

1199

13

7
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

8

23

4

7

2

3

112

440

13

4

10

8

   

31

11

5

552

18

6
Samuel Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

332

258

365

13

6

12

10

113/8 113/8

   

"

"

"

956

13

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

1

31

11

17

0

0

436

608

8

4

5

2

   

33

8

"

1044

12

8
William Brew Kilmurry

46

10

0

915

"

3
   

46

10

0

915

"

3
S Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

96

"

15

"

0

821

1171

"

8

9

9

   

96

15

0

1992

9

6
Patt Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

104

"

13

"

2

"

739

429

6

12

53/8

45/8

   

104

13

2

1168

18

10
 

Total, -

467

18

7

7780

87

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 22.7.0 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
118. 12s. 4d.
                                                                                                                                 s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                     100.        2.      6
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, - -                                                                                   1.     7
Average cost in Fever Hospital, - -                                                                         1.   11

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:

    Rye & Barley Meal     4 Tons           1st Flour         1 Ton
    Meat                       200 lbs               Whiskey          1 Gal
    Oatmeal                      1 Ton             Sugar           44 lbs
    Ind Meal                     1 Ton            Tea                  lbs
    Milk                      5263 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 Lists was also produced by the Clerk, having been duly entered up by him for the last week ended Saturday, the 28h day of July/49 whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                            .     s.      d.
In money, - - - -                                                         9.      6
In kind, - - - -                                                  702.     3.     1
Total, - -                                                          702.   12.     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.

Article and quantity.

Value

. s. d.

No. I. Simon Boland 11 85. 11. 0
No. II. John Molony 10 74. 17. 6
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 8 63. 12. 10
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 11 86. 2. 1
No. V. John O Gorman 11 82. 7. 3
No. VI. Patt Kelly 6 48. 13. 4
No. VII. Terence O’Brien 6 48. 13. 4
No. VIII. Danl Gorman 8 59. 18. 0
No. IX. Thomas McInerney 4 29. 19. 0
Car. forwd.   77 579. 14. 6

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.
Denis McInerny for Smithwork                                                      5     18      3
Limerick Chronicle for advertising                                                 8       7       0
Gunn & Cameron Ditto                                                                 7       6       6

Charles McDonnell on a/c Timber Building a/c                         200       0      0
James Hogg for Lattices                                                                  7     19       9
EJ Kennelly for winding up the Union accounts for
half years Ending 29h Sept 48 & 25 March ’49                           35       0      0
Doctor Considine on a/c Salary                                                      7     15      0
EJ Kennelly Salary in full to 24h July                                          13       6      8
John Lillis (late R.O. Balce Saly to                                                 5     16      8
Doctor ODonnell attendance for 73 days at
Kilrush Cholera Hospital                                                               36    10      0
Simon Boland Balce Salary to 29h Septr.                                       4     18      8
George Quilty for Building on a/c                                                 4       5      6

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
William Blair provisions Supplied                                                67     14      0
Michl Brew Geo on a/c Milk                                                        12     13      0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
J.W. Patterson Provisions Supplied                                             508    15      0
William Blair Ditto                                                                          5      2       0
William Lumsden ditto                                                                 40     12      6
Jam Kelly Balce in full for Provisions Supplied
on 1st May 1848                                                                          80     0       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 were made thereon as follows:

John McDonnell late Clerk having neglected to comply with the written directions of the Vice Guardians and they having to pay a large sum of Money for winding up the affairs of the Union during his Clerkship as will appear by these minutes they have this day directed their Solicitor to take immediate proceedings against his sureties for the amount so lost by his default
                 Vide M 30 March/49

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 Resolved, that the Clerk be directed to advertise throughout the Union; that all Broken Stones unsold in each Electoral Division would be disposed of by Contract and that the last day for receiving tenders for same would be Saturday the 18th Inst and that good security would be taken until October from parties not prepared to pay cash

________________

The Clerk was also directed to advertise that all potatoes &c given in the Wk.house Land would be disposed of at the same terms as the above, tenders to be consd on the 18th also

________________

The following Orders of the Poor Law Commissioners were laid before the Board and directions given thereon, as follows:

The Clerk was directed to advertise to the effect that on the 18th Inst the Vice Guardians would receive tenders for the Smithwork of the Workhouse for 12 Months by finding or being found in Materials and for Repairing the Locks Bolts Hinges &c for the same period

________________

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

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 1st of the 30th alt relative to the disallowances made in each audit of Accounts.
The 2nd of the same date No 49,616 relative to a communication from Capt Kennedy recommending the removal of the Sealed Orders for Relief to the able Bodied Poor.
The next of the 31st alt No 49.616 a Sealed order authorising Out door Relief under 2nd Sec until 14th August
The 4th also of the 31st alt requesting to be furnished with an estimate of a rate for support of the Poor in Kilrush Union during the Year Ending 25 March 1850.
The 5th of the 3rd Inst stating that a requisition had been sent to the Commissional office for 989 in aid of the Current expenses of the Union.
The 6th of the same date No 49.674 relative to the Vice Guardians Minutes of the 21st alt in which they have struck a rate of 5/= in the pound for Kilkee

________________

In consequence of the laborious duties of Mr. Kennelly in winding up the Union Accounts, the Vice Guardians have given him leave of absence for ten days.

________________

Resolved that Pat McDonnell aged 12 yrs and Winefred Hanrahan 20 years Inmates of the Workhouse for a considerable period be assisted to emigrate to British America & that the sanction of the Colonial Secretary be applied for through the Commissioners.

________________

The Vice Guardians have directed, the Several Relieving Officers to strike off all paupers relieved under Sec 2 in their respective districts.

________________ 

In consideration of the services rendered by John Banfield, Night watchman, he having upon many occasions detected several persons having in their possession the stolen property of the Union and having brought them to Justice, the Vice Guardians have granted him ten shillings to buy Shoes subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval

________________

The Vice Guardians have resolved that the Medical Gentlemen attendant at the several Cholera Hospitals throughout the Union be paid at the rates affixed to their names respectively and for the periods Specified Viz -
Kilrush Hospital opened 22nd March closed 2nd June              Doctor O Donnell     73 days  @ 10/=
                   Ditto                                                                        Doctor Elliott -          63   do         5/=
Kilmurry    Do. opened 16 April closed 20 June                        Doctor Woulfe -        66    do       10/=
Kilkee         Do. opened 24th March closed May 5h                  Doctor Griffin            43    do        5/=
p                                          agreement
Carrigaholt Do. opened March 13h closed 2nd June               Doctor Tuite                82    do       10/=

A Cheque for 34.6.7 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for payments of the following Items Viz.
Amt Carpenters Bills                                                                                               7.      7.     "
" Mason’s              "                                                                                                   2.    11.     0
" Carmen’s             "                                                                                                  2.      4.     0
" Mrs Mc Donnell late Infirmary Nurse Balce Salary                                               1.    13.     6
" Hanrahan porter at Fever Hospital                                                                         ".      7.     0
" James McNamara R O. Balce Salary                                                                      1.    15.     8
" Mc Gough for Nails                                                                                                1.      2.     2
" Jno. Flanigan for Paving                                                                                         ".    17.     6
" Michl OBrien plants for Wkhouse                                                                           ".      3.    6
" Birmigham for Flags supplied                                                                                  1.      5.    0
" Scanlan for Slating                                                                                                  ".    15.    0
" Mrs. Miniter a Quilt for asst Master                                                                       ".      7.    0
" Bowen Lattices to Infirmary                                                                                     1.     2.    0
" Slattery for Flagging                                                                                                ".     7.     3
" Martin Griffin for smithwork                                                                                   2.     2.     0
" Corns. OBrien for Election Expenses                                                                       1.     1.     0
" Anthony Scales Baker at Wkhouse                                                                          1.   10.     0
" Doyle Coffins to Kilmihill & Kilmacdooan                                                               2.     8.     0
" Carmody Milk a/c. to Kilballyan paup                                                                    ".      8.     0
" ODwyer for one set of Harness                                                                                1.     1.     0
" Wilkinson Repairs of Pump .                                                                                   1.     5.     0
" Michl Meagher Esq travelling Expenses                                                                 2.      5.    0
                                                                                                                               34.     6.    7

Debit Clerk of Union a/c Credit Treasurer

Establishment Account
Danl Hanly Slating & Repairs to 25 March 49                                                       7.     10.   0
Mary Quealy spades Supplied                                                                                     3.      0.   0
Honor Houlihan Milk in full                                                                                       8.    18.   6
John Flannery for Barrells &c to Leadmore                                                                 7.    10.   0
John Molony Bal Saly. to 25h March ‘49                                                                  15.     0.   0
Debit Establishment Credit Treasure

Election Law and other Expenses
W Keane Coffins’ to Kilmihill & Kilmacdooan                                                         22.     3.    6
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

                                                                                                                    Michl. Meagher Chair

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      32
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                             98
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                35
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                35
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                          87

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

 Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 11th day of August 1849.


(Signed) _________________________ Clerk of the Union.

 

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