Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 5th day of April, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 31st 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,

80

50

183

427

325

302

10

"

"

377

Admitted during the Week,

1

9

18

31

8

6

1

"

"

74

TOTAL,

81

59

201

458

333

308

11

"

"

1451

Discharged during the Week,

Died

3

"

1

"

8

1

28

4

2

"

"

2

"

"

"

"

"

"

42

7

Total Discharged and Dead,

3

1

9

32

2

2

"

"

"

49

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

78

58

192

426

331

306

1

"

"

1402

 

 

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,        206

In Fever

Hospital          95

Total,             301

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 31st day of March 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.

770

1865

271

1287

1041

3152

No. II.

640

1619

98

441

738

2060

No. III.

616

1450

168

813

784

2263

No. IV.

627

1606

747

2425

1374

4031

No. V.

574

1309

634

1856

1208

3165

No. VI.

312

660

664

1859

976

2519

No. VII.

430

924

318

1169

748

2093

No. VIII.

356

812

549

1857

905

2669

No. IX.

126

575

200

760

326

1275

Car forward

4451

10,760

3649

12467

8100

23227


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Thursday the 5th day of April 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqr.

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqr.

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16361 to No. 16406 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. 12001 to No. 12213 inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Treasurer’s Book of Receipts and Payments was produced, by which it appeared that there had been received during the week, -                                         511.  13.    5
Paid during the week, - - - -                                           95.    2.    9
And that the Balance on the Account against the    
Guardians was - - - -                                                   1487.  16.   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 Mc Mahon

Kilrush

"

s.

"

d.

"

485

s.

11

d.

3

   

"

"

"

485

11

3
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

Killofin

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

109

149

202

4

7

18

7

6

9

   

"

"

"

461

10

10
Saml Bourke Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

167

157

11

9

"3/8

8

   

"

"

"

325

"

8
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

127

144

"

6

11

10

   

"

"

"

271

7

10
Wm. Brew Kilmurry

50

13

5

570

19

10
   

50

13

5

570

19

10
S. Stacpoole Killard

‘’

‘’

‘’

439

18

2
   

"

"

"

439

18

2
Patrick Healy Kilkee

Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

120

163

54

13

12

12

11

9

4

   

"

"

"

338

19

"
 

Total, -

50

13

5

2893

7

9

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 40. 8. 1 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
86. 15s. 4d.
9774                                                                                                        s.   d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was     93.      15.  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                  4251 quarts     1st Flour       1 Ton
        Meat                  186 lbs           Soap               1 Cwt
        Rye Meal              1 Ton          Whiskey        1 Gal
        Barley Meal          1 Ton         Tea                3 lbs
        Indian Meal          1 Ton         Turf             49 Carloads
        Oatmeal               Ton         Coal               2 Tons

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 31st day of March/49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                             s.    d.
In money, - - -            ".        4.     "
In kind, - - - -          570.     19.   3
Total, - -                  571.      3.    3

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

85/8 Tons

72. 12. 10
No. II. Jno Molony 6

55. 14 "

No. III. Thomas Guinnane 6

55. 10. 4

No. IV. Nicholas Lillis 10

96. 15. 4

No. V. Anthony Corry 9

53. 2. "

No. VI. Patt Kelly 7

64. 10. 10

No. VII. T O’Brien 6

59. 15. 8

No. VIII. Danl Gorman 7

64. 7. 2

No. IX. T McInerney 3

30. 2. 7

Car. forwd.   641/8

585. 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 :
            2. Establishment Account                                                         s.     d.
Simon Boland for Turf supplied                                                          2      10     0
Alex M’Mahon Salary in Acct                                                           5       0      0
Lucy Quinlivan school mistress Saly in full to 25th March               6       0      0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Election Law Account.
James M’Mahon for coffins supplied to Cholera Hospital in Moyarta  3      9     "

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account
John Mc Inerney Kilkee in Acct Saly                                                 10     13   0

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

Captain Kennedy informed the Vice Guardians that he had visited the Factory Auxiliary Workhouse and Boys School on yesterday accompanied by Doctor O’ Donnell and made a Minute inspection of the Boys and every department of it. The whole management and appearance of the Boys evinced carelessness on the part of the Schoolmasters, the house was dirty in every part, numerous tins of stirabout were concealed under the Beds, and the Room was in a filthy state from spilt urine. Many of the Boys were dirty and a Number of them were afflicted with swollen Limbs. Capt Kennedy recommended that the Schoolmaster should be reprimanded and if no amendment be observed afterwards that he be called upon to resign. He also made the following suggestion that owing to the generally unhealthy appearance of the Boys their dietary be changed from Indian meal Stirabout to Indian Meal and Rice Porridge for Breakfast & that the Boys should be in part clothed in woollens as the Material at present in use (Moleskin) does not impart sufficient warmth to insure health in Children. Doctor O’Donnell concurs in these suggestions.

________________

Captain Kennedy recommended that the Wkhouse Baker be admonished - as the state of the baking is far from satisfactory and that he be dismissed if greater regularity and cleanliness be not observed.

________________

The following letters from the Poor Law Commissioners were recd.

One of the 3rd of April No 21.473/49 A sealed order of the Commissioners authorising the continuance of Out-door Relief in Kilrush Union up to the 3rd day of May next inclusive.

________________

Tender for supplying the Wkhouse for three Months with Rice having been considered Mr.Thomas Keating who was contracted with, for supplying same (according to sample
No. 2) at 15. 10 s. p Ton.

Tenders for the collection of Rate in Kilrush and Killimer having been considered Mr Daniel Mc Donnell was reappointed at a remuneration of 1/- in the Pound - Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval
Securities named Viz’ - George Studdart Esq. Messrs John Hassett Michl. Culligan and Michl Mc Donnell Mr. McDonnell also consents to leave 250 now due to him for poundage in the hand of the Vice Guardians (as an additional security) until the collection closes.

________________

The Vice Guardians further postponed the consideration of tenders for building the wall round the Leadmore Auxiliary Workhouse until next Board day

________________

In accordance with the recommendation of Captain Kennedy Vice Guardians have directed the Master to use 2 oz of Rice in every 6 ounces of Ind meal as the dietary for all classes in the Wk.house in future

________________

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    24
Ditto, disallowed - - - - - "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                          32
The number of cases of provisional Out - door Relief was - -                         34
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                            34
The number of other applicants Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                    128

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

The Vice Guardians have established a temporary Dispensary at Kildysert for the Medical treatment of those afflicted with Dysentery and Diarrhoea and have appointed Doctors Blair and O’Grady as Medical Attendants thereto - salary 5/-p d each to attend on all union days

________________

A difficulty having arisen in the transmission of Arrears into the Collection Book of Killard arising out of Gross irregularity in the former Collectors Books, the Vice Guardians deemed it necessary to submit the matter to the consideration of the Commissioners & have accordingly postponed signing the present Collectors Warrant : pending the Commissioners decision

A letter of which the following is a Copy was handed in by the Medical Officer of the Wk.house and agreed to by the Vice Guardians

To The Vice Guardians
    Gentlemen, As there are seven cases of Cholera in the Hospital appropriated for that purpose, I would recommend the appointment of a Head Nurse to take charge of the Stores etc. at the said salary as allowed to the Nurse at the Fever Hospital. The constant attendance of a Porter is also necessary. I will regulate the dietary & registry of Patients myself.
                                                                                                                I remain Gentlemen
Cholera Hospital                                                                                      Your Obt Servant
April 5th 1849                                                                                                     Thos. B. O’Donnell

The Guardians have written to Dr. Elliott stating that they were prepared to give him 5/= a day in addition to his salary (as attendant at Diarrhoea dispensary) for his assistance to Doctor O’Donnell at the Cholera Hospital : subject to the Commissioners approval -

________________

The Vice Guardians have sent 2 Stones and a Mason to the Carrigaholt Cholera Hospital and have engaged the services of Two Men @ 4 /= a Week each for the removal of patients to the Cholera Hospital and the interment of the dead.

________________

A Check for 17.19.8 was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for petty disbursements
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer.

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 14th day of April 1849.

(Signed) E. J. Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.

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