Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

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

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday the 28th day of April 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.

82

68

230

426

349

326

13

"

"

1492

Admitted during the Week.

1

5

59

82

18

29

4

2

"

198

TOTAL,

83

73

289

508

365

355

17

2

"

1690

Discharged during the Week

Died, . . . .

2

7

2

6

22

"

31

"

14

4

10

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

81

17

Total Discharged and Dead

9

8

22

31

18

10

"

"

"

98

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE.

74

65

267

477

347

345

17

2

"

1592

 

  

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,        188

In Fever

Hospital          89

Total,            277

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,           __

Total,                6

 
RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the day of 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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

743

520

479

717

581

370

502

347

162

1928

1287

1221

1937

1095

1064

936

804

391

397

309

370

850

907

657

330

687

384

1507

1022

1298

2621

2286

1618

1184

2074

1012

1140

829

849

1567

1488

1027

832

1034

546

3435

2309

2519

4558

3381

2684

2120

2878

1403

Car forward

4421

10665

4891

14622

9312

25287


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 5th day of May 1849

PRESENT: In the Chair, Michael Meagher, Esqre.

Other Guardians: Edmund Kelly Esqre.

Doctor Phelan Assistant Commissioner & Captain Kennedy Poor Law Inspector Present

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The Minutes of last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 16893 to No. 17120, 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. 13002 to No. 13373, inclusive, by the signature of the Chairman, and countersignature of the Clerk.

The Clerk’s Report on the execution of Orders previously made by the Board was read, to the following effect:

P Capt Kennedy          457.      ".       "
Rate                              242.      18.     11
                                    699.      18.      11

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, -         699.   18.    11
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                              223.   19       2
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                         1490.    3.      9
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.

 

 

A Mc Mahon

 

Kilrush

8

36

s.

13

3

d.

1

"

2441

s.

11

d.

10

   

44

16

1

2441

11

10

Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

36

27

10

14

7

3

347

702

18

15

11

10

   

64

4

10

1050

14

9

Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysert

31

29

12

9

3

"

11

11

1

654

626

694

12

6

2

8

3/8

13/8

   

72

13

11

1975

"

9

John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

3

22

4

6

"

"

757

1061

"

9

8

8

   

25

10

"

1818

10

5

William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

2104

6

3

   

"

"

"

2104

16

3

Stephen Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

1227

108

2

8

8

10

   

"

"

"

1335

11

6

Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

32

3

14

"

1

"

1144

602

17

9

93/8

65/8

   

35

14

1

1747

7

4
 

Total, -

242

18

11

12473

13

"


N
OTE. - 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 34 . 7. 3 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 Lists and Abstract.
                2. The Provision Check Accounts.
                3. The Provision Receipt and Consumption Account. 
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:
These particulars can not be furnished in consequence of the Masters illness and his books not being written up.

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 28th day of April /49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                  s      d.
In money, - - - -                 1.      4      2
In kind, - - - -                 601.      3.     1
Total, - -                         602.     7.     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.

Value.

s. d.

No. I.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

Simon Boland

John Moloney

Thomas Guinnane.

Nicholas. Lillis

Anthony Corry

Patt Kelly

Terence O’Brien

Danl Gorman

Thomas M I

9

7

7

10

10

7

6

7

3

85. 5. 4

71. 16. 3

67. 4. 3

99. 10. "

94. 17. "

66. 7. 9

56. 15. 6

66. 3. 4

28. 12. 6

Car. forwd.   67 636. 11. 11


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.
R. & M. Foley Blankets supplied                     4          2         6

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
J A Carroll Salary on a/c                                 10          0         0
John Hennessy porter on a/c Saly                    5           "         "
George Taylor for Lime on a/c                          5           0         0
Debit Establishment. Credit Treasurer

Clerk of Union Acct
Clerk of Union for petty disbursements         89        13       10

Debit Clerk of Union Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Michl Brew (Geo.) Milk on a/c                       5         10          7
Simon Boland for Turf supplied                     6           3          3

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-Door Relief Invoice Account.
William Lumsden Prov on a/c                       60          "          "
James Kelly on a/c Distribution                     10          0          0
William Blaire on a/c Provs                         500          "          "

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

A letter of the 2nd of May 1849 was read from Mr John OCarroll Schoolmaster of the Workhouse tendering the resignation of his situation which was accepted. The Clerk was directed to advertise for a Person in his stead at a Salary of 20 a year, to be considered on the 12th.

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The Vice Guardians have come to the determination of attending at the following places on the days specified for the purpose of sanctioning the Relief Lists for the respective divisions Viz
On  Tuesday         15th      at     Kilmihill for Kilmihill
  "    Wednesday    16          "     Kildysert for Kildysert
  "    Thursday      17th       "     Cooraclare for Kilmacdooan and on
        Friday the     18th              Coolmeene for Kilfiddane

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Mr Stephen Stacpooles warrant for collecting the Rates in Killard Division was duly signed and delivered to him.

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Resolved that in accordance with Dr Phelans recommendation the Kilkee Cholera Hospital be closed up and that the Relieving Officer and Medical Attendant be directed to have all patients not convalescent conveyed to the Kilrush Hospital and that the services of the Nurses and Attendants at Kilkee be dispensed with in future

At this Period (it being now 6 O Clock) the Vice Guardians adjourned to 12 O Clock on Monday the 7th May 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 2nd of May No 28,106/49 in reference to Communication from Messrs Russell & Sons of Limerick & requesting that the Vice Guardians would be good enough to forward to the Commissioners their observations on same.

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The 2nd of the same date No 338 M/49 accompanied with Return of Expenses & Liabilities for March & requesting that same would be forwarded on the 14th at latest

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The 3rd also of the same date No 28086 a sealed order of the Commissioners authorising the continuance of Out door Relief in Kilrush Union until the 2nd of June next inclusive.

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The 4th also of the same date No 27884 acknowledging the Receipt o Mr Healy’s quire sheet & sanctioning his appointment.

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The 5th of the 3rd of May 1849 No 340M. a circular (together with the Monthly Collection Return) requesting that it may be forwarded on or before the 10th Instant.

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The 6th of the 3rd of May No. 341 M/49 requesting to be informed whether the Union Accounts for year Ending 29th September ‘48 are prepared for audit and if so, whether the Auditor has been made acquainted with same, but if not yet ready, the cause of such delay.

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The 7th of the 4th May No. 27.341/49 in reference to the industrial report for week ending 21st ult & suggesting that more men be employed at Stone Breaking and help at clearing ground & farm waste.

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The 8th of the same date No. 27627 authorising the payment of 9. 15. 6 to the Vice Guardian as travelling expenses.

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The 9th of the 5th of May No. 29729/49 stating that a Sum of 243 (in addition to the amount already forwarded) will be sent towards repaying the Expenses of the Union

The cases of provisional relief, and application 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        3
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                              "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                           314
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                              127
Do. do in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               127
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officers Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                        70

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

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(for Week Ending 28th ult )
A letter from Mr Patt O’Connor (a Contractor for supplying the Union with Clothing) was read requesting that a sum of 62 Stg. paid of the Amount now due to him would be transferred to the Credit of Messrs. Kenny Scott & Co. of Kilkenny

Resolved that in accordance with the tenor of the foregoing letter a sum of 62. part of the debt due to Mr. O’Connor to be transferred to the Credit of the said Kenny Scott & Co.

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Resolved that the sum of 1. 10. 0 be advanced towards the expense of Eliza Moloney a pauper in the Kilrush Division to enable her to emigrate to British North America under Sect. 13. Irish Poor Relief Act. & that the sanction of the Colonial Secretary be applied for through the Commissioners.

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The following tenders for supplying the Wkhouse until the 1st of November next were accepted Viz,,
George Brew          60 quarts daily @ 1d      p quart
Michl Brew Wm    80     "         "   " 1        p do
Michl ODonnell     40     "        "    " 1        p do
Mrs Lucas              30      "       "    " 1        p do
Matt Scanlan         40      "       "    " 1        p do
James Brew             50      "       "    " 1       p do
John D Trousdell    40     "        "     " 1      p do
James Behan           80      "       "     " 1      p do
Glanville Elliot       20     "        "     " 1      p do

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Martin Hayes tender for the purchase of 200 tons of Broken Stone at Doonbeg @ 70 p ton was accepted.

Medical Report for Week Ending 5th May ‘49
Number in Infirmary & Fever Hospital by last report           230
Admitted during the Week                                                     80
Discharged cured         64                                                    310
Died                               2                                                       66
No in both places this day                                                    244
In Girls dysentery wards                                                         8
" Girls & Boys dysentery wards                                            72
" Old & Infirm wards                                                            12
Total under Medical Treatment                                          336
Deaths Viz
In Infirmary             2.

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Resolved that the Clerk be directed to call upon each Poor Rate Collector to collect & have lodged with the Treasurer against Friday the 18th Inst, one fifth of the amounts, outstanding against them respectively.


Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 12th day of May 1849.

(Signed) _____________________

Clerk of the Union.

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