Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 5th day of January, 1850

Kilrush UNION.

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                    Population in 1841,    .    .    .     .                                               Present Net Annual Value,

                    STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 29th day of December 1849.

Number of Inmates for which accom-modation is provided.

No. that can be accommodated in each building.

 

Able-Bodied

Aged and Infirm persons, and adult persons, above 15 years of age, but not working.

Boys andGirls above 9 and under 15 years of age.

Children above 5 and under 9 years of age.

Children above 2 and under 5 years of age.

Infants under 2 years of age.

 

Total

Workhouse,

Temporary

Buildings,

Additional

Workhouse,

Permanent

Fever Hospital,

Fever Sheds,

Total

1100

 

1580

 

 

150

____

2830

 

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

 

Fem

 

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Fem

 

 

 

 

Boys

 

 

 

 

Girls

       
Remaining on previous Saturday,

as per last Return,

451

508

33

27

459

482

231

70

29

2290

Admitted during the Week,

77

45

9

16

91

70

35

20

8

441

TOTAL,

528

623

42

43

550

552

266

90

37

2731

Discharged during the Week,

Died, . . . . . .

18

3

6

2

"

1

1

"

6

3

3

3

1

2

1

3

"

1

36

18

Total Discharged and Dead,

21

8

1

1

9

6

3

4

1

54

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE ,

507

615

41

42

541

546

263

86

36

2677


RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 29th day of December/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 Work house.

 

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.            
No. II.            
No. III.            
No. IV.

75

225

"

"

75

225

No. V.

"

"

"

"

"

"

No. VI.

15

68

"

"

15

68

No. VII.

20

80

"

"

20

80

No. VIII.            
No. IX.            
Car. forward

110

373

"

"

110

373

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 5th day of January 1850.
PRESENT : In the Chair, Benjamin Cox Esqr V. G.
               Other Guardians : Jonas Studdert George Studdert Michael Brew
John Cuggnan Thomas Daley Cornelius Doherty R. H. Donovan Francis Greene
John Healy Denis Hynes Thomas Lillis Edmond Mahony Daniel. Mulvihill
Michael O’Donnell Wim O’Donnell Francis O’Donnell Thomas Studdert Michl Studdert
and George Taylor

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
Notices of Marriage between the parties hereunder named having been received from the District Registrar by the Clerk, were duly read at the Board this day in accordance with the 15th section of the 7& 8 Vic., c. 81.

John Marshall and Mary Walsh of Kilrush, was read by the Clerk a third time
 
 
 

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,    -              355 :     5 :    10
Paid during the week,    -    -    -     -                                                         710 .    0 .      3
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was     -    -    -     -                                                                   1621.    4.       8
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:-

arrears of last minutes

New Rate

Total

Name of each Collector

Name of Electoral Division

Collected and Lodged

Remaining

     

1523

1159

8

10

11

       

William Brew

Kilursh

Kilmurry

63

69

s.

"

15

d

5

"

1921

1186

s.

7

19

d.

5

2

     

2682

18

11

         

129

15

5

3108

6

7

     

382

575

439

505

722

3

10

14

11

18

10

1

1

8

8

       

Jno Whitstone

Killimer

Knock

Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

34

14

24

21

54

1

18

5

14

"

8

3

7

6

4

415

744

566

618

826

8

3

16

18

8

8

5

10

8

3

     

2625

18

4

         

149

"

4

3171

15

10

197

310

14

5

3

1

482

702

2

19

1

6

679

1013

16

4

4

7

  Kilmihil

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

679

1013

16

4

4

7

507

19

4

1185

1

7

1693

"

11

   

"

"

"

1693

"

11

248

15

9

602

703

15

5

10

8

952

1

5

Stepn. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

56

6

8

890

952

8

1

4

5

248

15

9

1306

1

6

952

1

5

   

56

6

8

1842

9

9

     

694

376

2

13

2

4

      Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

9

9

12

14

1

3

956

390

12

10

1

8

     

1070

15

6

         

19

6

4

1347

2

9

     

8870

15

10

       

Total, -

354

8

9

11162

15

10

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. 0 0d 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
139. 10 s. 3 d.
Collective Days 17,414
                                                                                                s.       d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was                      125.      15.       4
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general Average Cost of an Inmate for
the week was    -    -    -                                                                                              0.      11.
Average cost in Infirmary,    -   -                                                                              2.        2
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:

6 Tons Rye & Barley Meal
1 Ton oatmeal    "
3 Tons Indian Meal
Flour Bread 3535 lbs
Rice 1 Ton
Meat 137 lbs
Sweet milk Quarts 5667

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 day of ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                        s.        d.
        In money,   -     -    -    -                                 "         "         6
        In kind,   -     -    -    -                                     3.        2.      11
                Total ,    -    -                                       3.        3.        5

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 40 4. 4
No. II. Jno. Moloney

"

4 " 32. 18. 1
No. III. Thos. Guinnane

"

4 " 29. 5.
No IV. N. Lillis

"

6 " 43. 11. 6
No V. John OGorman

"

3 " 25. 11. 10
No. VI. Patt Kelly

"

3 " 25 11. 10
No. VII. George Brew

"

3 " 21 18. 9
No. VIII. Danl Gorman

"

3 " 25. 11. 10
No. IX. Thos. M Inerney

"

2 " 14 2 6
Car. forwd.     35 259. 11. 16

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 :
                1. Clothing Account                                                                         s.        d.
Samuel Burke            Poundage                                                                 24        8        10

Debit Collection Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Doctor Elliott              Salary                                                                      6         2          3
Joseph Wallace            Glazing                                                                    3       13         1
Thomas McInerney    Salary                                                                       5        "          "
John Allen                  Pumps                                                                      4       12         6
John McDonnell        Carpenter Work                                                        3        "          "
Martin Griffin           smithwork                                                                 5        "          "
Clerk of Union Petty Disbursement                                                          15:       0:         0

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account
J. N. Russell & sons         Provisions                                                         76        "          "
Wm. Lumsden                                                                                           20        5          2

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
In Door William Blair Provisions                                                                25        17        6
Messrs. J N. Russell & Sons                                                                     259         11      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 there on as follows:

Resolved, In the printed abstracts of accounts we find in March 1849
Printing Stationary advertising and postage                                 121.    2.    2d
Sept./49     ditto     ditto                                                                   104.   18.    4d
March/49 repairs etc. etc.                                                                151.     6.     5
Sept/49  ditto Buildings and work done                                        1328    19.   10
March 49 drugs Medical & surgical appliances                               61.    11.   11
Sept 49      ditto    ditto                                                                   169.    16.   10
March/49 furniture utensils & implements of work                         77.    17.     3
Sept/49      ditto     ditto                                                                 184.    17.     0

George Taylor requires to have particulars of the above, and that in future accounts be opened particularly for each of those heads in the ledger, if not contrary to the Commissioners instructions, and he also requests to know why the following forms were omitted in the abstracts of accounts furnished, the Guardians for the half years ending 25th of March & 29th Sept. 49 Forms 4. a, statistical statements form 4, B; names and salaries of officers etc etc I now request same, be forthwith prepared and furnished as it contains much necessary information for the Guardians.

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Proposed by Francis N Keane seconded by George Taylor, Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to ascertain by advertisements and otherwise, all debts due by the Union up to the 1st November 1849 - and that he furnish a list of same, stating how long the account has been running, and what money has been received, it would be well to state in the advertisements, that the Board will not hold themselves accountable for any debts not furnished

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Proposed by Francis ODonnell seconded by Thomas Daley, (Resolved) That in consequence of some omission in the letter of the Board of Health to the Kilrush board of Guardians relative to the parishes of Kilmacdooane, Kilmihill and Kildysart. That we deem those Districts as much if not more in need of Medical attendance as those referred to in their letter, and we beg their serious consideration with regard to them, those parishes being poor and extensive refer to the former letter of the Board Dated 15th December / 49

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 27th Dec. requiring a Return of the Number of Tenements in the Union in 1846 and 1850 - No. 759. M/49
The  2nd of the 28 Decemr. enclosing an Amended Form of Weekly Abstract of Rate Collected - No. 757/49
        3 of the 31 Decr. No. 765 M/49 accompanying Form of Rate in Aid Abstract
        4 of the same date accompanying Monthly Return of Liabilities & Expenses for Decr. No. 760. M/49
        5 of the 2 January 1850. No. 80. 521. /49 enclosing copy of a letter from Doctor Tuite
        6 of the same date No. 2 M/50 transmitting Form of Monthly Return of Collection of Rate
        7 of the 2 January 1850 No. 1. M/50 requiring particulars respecting the Current Rates
        8 of the 4 January 1850 No. 80522/49 Enclosing copy of a letter from Mr John Honan
        9 of the 4 January 1850. No. 80520/49 enclosing copy of a letter from Mr A Hickey
      10 of the 5th January 1850 No 80. 933/49 enclosing copy of a list furnished by Captain Kennedy regarding Emigrants from Mr. Foley’s property in Moyarta & Kilballyowen Electoral Divisions

The following letter was handed in by Mr. Foley Viz,
Gentlemen,
I hereby offer and propose to let you as yearly tenants, my Store & Kiln and office together with the yard and premises thereto attached, from the front at Merchants quay to the rere at the temporary Fever Hospital, bounded on the west by John Kellys Store And on the east by my father Peter Foleys house, situate at Merchants quay in the town of Kilrush at the annual rent of 100 Sterling over and above rates and taxes which are to be paid by you, you engaging to hold said store and premises Certain for eighteen months or one and a half years, and I further propose and agree that in the event of you requiring said Store and premises, after the above term of eighteen Months, that it should be optional with you to fix the tenure of said store and premises for any number of years you may deem fit. You undertaking not to make any Change in Kiln store trap or office or any alteration that would render them in any way unfitted for the Corn trade when Surrendered to me, and further that you engage to pay me said rent by two half yearly payments on every first day of July and first day of January in each year, your tenancy Commencing on the first day of January 1850 and in the event of your being desirous of Surrendering said store And premises that You shall give me or my representatives Six Months clear notice in writing of such surrender to bear a date the first day of February in whatever year, you shall deem fit to make such surrender, Given under my hand this 31st day of December 1849
        Witness                                                                                                      Signed, Patrick P. Foley.
                EJ Kennelly

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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         "
Ditto, disallowed    -     -    -     -    -
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was    -                           256
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was     -     -                          "
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians     -     -                           "
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was    -    -     -                                                   "

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered.

We hereby consent and agree to take the store and premises annexed from Mr. Foley on the terms therein contained and we hereby declare and agree to hold said store and premises as tenants to Mr. Foley for the period of eighteen months or one and a half years certain from the first day of January 1850 and for such a term as the Board of Guardians for the time being shall require said store and premises given to Mr. Foley his assigns six months clear notice of surrender in writing to bear date the 1st day of February in whatever year such surrender be made
And we further agree to make no alteration in the Kiln store or office nor any change which would injure them in any way, and we also engage and agree to surrender them in the same good order we receive them from Mr. Foley
accepted Subject to the approbation of the Poor Law Commissioners

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The following letter was read from the medical officer, Viz.
Gentlemen,
In accordance with your wish I have measured Mr Foleys store, which consists of a ground floor and five lofts an office attached to the store in front and a shed to the rear. The three upper lofts are 21 feet shorter than the others, on account of the Kiln. All gives 110978 Cubic feet of air exclusive of the office and shed, (the former will answer for the person in Charge, and the latter can be converted into a straw house or cook house,) deducting for day accommodation and allowing 200 Cubic feet to each Inmate. The Store will hold 416 or 461 by converting all the lofts into dormitories and giving only the ground floors for Day Rooms.
Sheds can be erected with great facility, and at very little cost, in the front or No. 1 yard which measures 111 feet by 59 and is well enclosed = No. 2 yard measures 85 by 81 feet and communicates with the passage to the present Fever Hospital, which may be useful and advantageous towards future arrangements.
I may here remark on the neglected state, in which the Girls at Leadmore are in for want of proper & sufficient supervision (the School mistress being at present ill) who even when well and in charge (though I consider her a zealous and competent person) was not equal to the duty of educating and looking after the food and cleanliness of so many Children. Some of whom come under my notice so filthy and evincing such remissness on the part of those in charge, that I feel I would not be doing my duty were I not to bring this subject under your special notice.
It is almost unnecessary to tell you that Children limited as to space and change of clothing and enfeebled & as the majority of those now coming in are, by privations, are more susceptible of disease when cleanliness and ventilation are neglected. The day and night clothes of the inmates cannot and are not changed often enough, as it appears that when washed, they cannot be dried for the want of a Drying Room, this has been embarrassingly felt in the Infirmary.
I would recommend the Board to subscribe to the Dublin Cow Pock Institution, as I cannot keep up a regular supply of symph, and have lately used London vaccins matter without effect.
There are other matters which I would bring under your consideration were it not for your financial embarrassment however I would suggest that the surgery be fitted up, as the Apothecary cannot in his present state conveniently discharge his duties.
I have already applied to the master for additional Infirmary accommodation as we are crowded there at present, particularly at the Female side
                                                                                                                                    (Signed)
                                                                                                                                            Tho. B. ODonnell

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The following letter was handed in by Mr Fitzgerald agent to Colonel Vandeleur
Gentlemen,
As the term for which you hold the house and land at Broom hill from Colonel Vandeleur will expire on the 25th of March next I beg leave now to offer to renew the letting of that farm, together with five acres, two roods & 21 perches Irish Plantation measure, of the land adjoining, on the following terms, namely a Yearly rent of fifty pounds for a term of ten years, the whole contains something over 24 Acres, of land statute measure, with the house and offices therein. The additional ground can be given to you at once if these terms be agreed to.
                                                                                                                                    (Signed)
                                                                                                                                            Francis Fitzgerald

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Proposed by George Taylor seconded by Francis ODonnell, Resolved, that a large amount of arrears has been brought into the new Rate Books, part of which have been a long time due, that an attempt to levy those arrears must retard the collection of the Current Rate, particularly as those arrears have been omitted in the posting of the Rate Books of March 1849 - that the Commissioners be requested to instruct the Guardians as to the proceedings their collectors are to pursue

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Proposed by Michael ODonnell seconded by Thos. Lillis, Resolved, that Messrs Michl. McGrath and Garrett Doherty be accepted as M Stacpools sureties (instead of John McNamara and Michael McGrath originally accepted)

John N. Russells’ Tender for supplying the Union with Indian Meal at 7. 6. 3 for one week was accepted

Rate Books for the following divisions have been duly signed on the undermentioned days, Viz.
        Kilmihill              @      3/ = in the pound the   4th January
        Kilmacdooane     "      3/=         ditto          "      4th    ditto
        Kilkee                   "      3/=         ditto          "      4th    ditto

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Medical Report for Week ending Saturday January 5th 1850
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospt by last Report                     345
Admitted into both places during the week                                   114
Discharged Cured                             96                                              459
Died                                                     26                                              122
Number under treatment in both places this day                          337
In Girls dysentery Convalescent wards                                               3
In skin Disease wards                                                                         106
In small Pock ward                                                                               21
In other Dormitories                                                                               6
Total under Medical treatment                                                         473
Deaths
In Fever Hospital        5
In Infirmary                21
In Factory House         3
In small Pock wards   2
            Total                31

Benjm Cox Chairman
January 12th 1850

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 12 day of January 1850.

(Signed) EJ Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.


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