Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 6th day of October, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 29th day of September 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 Return,

48

59

258

242

538

532

17

"

"

1694
Admitted during the Week,

1

2

18

15

29

24

"

"

"

89
TOTAL,

49

61

276

257

567

556

17

"

"

1783
Discharged during the Week,

Died,

"

"

1

0

28

1

53

1

26

0

33

1

5

"

"

"

"

"

146

3

Total Discharged and Dead,

"

1

29

54

26

34

5

"

"

149
REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

49

60

247

203

541

522

12

"

"

1634

 

 

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,            115

In Fever

Hospital              55

Total,                170

 

In separate

Wards,               9

In Wards

with other

Inmates,             2

Total,                11

 
RETURN of DESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 29th day of Sept ‘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.

No. II.

No. III.

No. IV.

No. V.

No. VI.

No. VII.

No. VIII.

No. IX.

727

566

498

656

500

373

392

335

214

1864

1700

1502

2042

1576

978

988

849

488

       
Car. forward

4261

11987

       

COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 6th day of October 1849.

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqr.

                Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqr.

Captain Kennedy Inspector Present

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 21255 to No. 21403 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. 17461 to No. 17558, 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, -                                                    449.  17      8
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                    480.    9.    11
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                 873.  15.     5
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

26

s.

1

d.

3

885

s.

15

d.

5

   

26

1

3

885

15

5
Danl Mc Donnell Killimer

Knock

"

"

"

"

"

"

96

237

14

4

10

4

   

"

"

"

333

19

2
S. Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

272

220

240

11

14

3

6

43/8

31/8

   

"

"

"

733

9

1
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

17

35

15

3

7

"

386

493

15

"

9

4

   

52

18

7

879

16

2
William Brew Kilmurry

41

5

3

611

7

5
   

41

5

3

611

7

5
Stephen Stacpoole Kilkee

Killard

10

19

6

19

"

9

727

613

7

2

4

3

   

30

5

9

1340

10

2
Patrick Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

43

"

17

"

9

565

258

16

"

71/8

105/8

   

43

17

9

823

17

5
 

Total, -

194

8

7

5608

15

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 32. 6. 2 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
28. 0s. 11d.
Collection Days 11793                                                                                      s.     d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was              86.       16.    1
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                     1.     0
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                           2.     4
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                   2.     0

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 :

        Sugar                    56                  Soap                 112
        Bread Rye &                               Rice                     3 Tons
        B Meal                   8 Tons          Pepper              112
        Butter                  48 lbs              S. Refined          30
        Meat                  193 lbs              Vegetables     3200
        Oat Meal              2 Tons            Whiskey              1
        Indian Meal         4 Tons            Malt Stones      12
        Milk                4546 quarts         Hops                 13
        Salt                 2688                   Candles            168
        Tea                  324 lbs               Tickens              48

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 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, - - - -                                                     13.    1
    In kind, - - - -                                           218.       17.    5
                        Total, - -                               219.       10.    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

4

31. 1. 0
No. II. Jno Molony

4

27. 12. 0
No. III. Thos. Guinnane

3

24. 3. 0
No. IV. Nichs Lillis

4

31. 1. 0
No. V. John O Gorman

3

24. 3. 0
No. VI. Patt Kelly 3 20. 14. 0
No. VII. Terence O Brien

2

17. 5. 0
No. VIII. Danl. Gorman

2

15. 10. 6
No. IX. Thos McInerny

1

10. 7. 0
Car. forwd.   293 201. 16. 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 :
                1. Clothing Account .                                                                           s.       d.
Benjamin Cox for Wool Supplied                                                                 3          0       0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Patt Robertson for Distribution on a/c                                                        14        14       "
Edmund Kelly Esq. V.G. Travelling Expenses                                             5          9       "
Michl Meagher Esq. V.G.         do                                                               9         17       "
Patt Healy R.O. Balce. Saly to 25 March                                                    9          "        "
Patt Roughan expenses of Carrigaholt CH                                                 41        17       6
Peter Healy Milk to Killard pumps                                                             12          4       3
Patt Roughan expenses of Kilballyoan CH                                                   3        17      "
Mrs. Stule Fever Nurse Saly to 29th ult                                                      3        18       0
Mrs. Barry             do do                                                                              3        18       0
Mrs. Smith             do do                                                                              7        10       0
Geo Quilty Building on a/c -                                                                      20         0        0
John Hennessey porter Salary to 29th ult                                                     7         "        "
John Kelly for distribution in full to 19th June                                           19        10       0

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Simon Donnelly for Milk in full (as p Bill)                                                 42        17        1

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
JN Russell for prov Supplied                                                                    193       16       "
Wm. Blair do on a/c                                                                                 300        "        "

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 Revision Books for the Electoral Divisions of Killofin Kilfiddane & Kildysert being lodged by Mr Coffee, the Clerk was directed to prepare the Rate Books for the above Electoral Divisons forthwith

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The Lists of Arrears due by "Immediate Lessors" being examined by the Vice Guardians and it being found that several of them were beyond the jurisdiction of the Civil Bill Court, the Clerk was ordered to make out a List of all for which it would be necessary to institute proceedings in the superior Courts with the View of Submitting & obtaining the Commissioners sanction to the same.

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 Richard Pearse’s tender for the Situation of Master Shoemaker to be paid 7/= p week was accepted.

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Charles McDonnell’s tender for making 3 double gates at Leadmore for 6. each was accepted.

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A letter was read from Mr William Blair Ship owner was read by the Clerk, informing the Vice Guardians that Widow McDonnell & family James McDonnell & Widow Cumins and family sent from the Workhouse to Canada by his Ship the "Ariel’’ had arrived in Quebec "all well"

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

The Vice Guardians at this period (6 O Clock) adjourned 10 o’clock on Monday the 8th Oct Instant when the following business was transacted Viz

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The tender of Michl Morissy & Robt. Felan proposing to flag the Workhouse dining Hall
@ 1 p square foot and to have same completed on the 24th. Inst was accepted

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James Hoggs tender for supplying White Wash Brushes No 4 @ 14/6 p Doz. Black Lead Brushes (large size) @ 11/ p doz. Black Lead Brushes (small size) & Black Lead @ 5d p lb was accepted for six Months

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The following Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners and others were read by the Clerk, respectively, to the following effect,

1st of the 1st Inst No 608 M - 49 circular requesting to be furnished with a statement respecting the current Rates & any New Rates that maybe agreed upon may be forwarded on the 6th Inst
The 2nd of the 2nd Inst No 609 M/49 requiring to be furnished with copies of the Rate Collections Balance Shuts Weekly in future together with whatever number of them maybe in arrear.
The 3rd of the 4h Inst No 62406/49 in reference to Minutes of the 22nd Inst and stating that the Master of the Workhouse alone is competent to permit Paupers to quit the Workhouse according to Oct 26 of Wkhouse Rates
The Next of the Same date at Number in reference to the Clerks report on the 22nd Inst and stating that the Auditor should be made acquainted with the circumstances
The 5h also on the same date & No inquiring what proceedings the Vice Guardians propose to take relatin to the recovery of Rate due by defaulting "Immediate Leases"
The 6th of the 5th Inst No 62477 accompanied with a Copy of Memorial from Sarah Haren also a copy of the Commissioners reply there to.
The 7th of the Same date No 64988 accompanied with a Copy of Memorial from M John Corry together with a copy of the Commissioners reply thereto
The 8th of the Same date "a circular " No 623 M/49 requesting to be informed whether the Book for Keeping the Rate in Aid Account has been procured for the treasurer and whether such account has been duly opened
The 9h of the 26h. Inst in reference to repayment of the Workhouse loans and requesting that the Guardians would cause to be entered on their Minutes an account of the several instalments already due, payment of which has been called for shewing the total amount of them also the several payments shewing the Balance at present due

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The following tenders were accepted for six Months at the prices Specified Viz -
Gareth Doherty - Sweeping Brushes No 4 @ 1. p Dozen         Writing Paper 6/p Ream
Ruled paper 7/ - p Ream     Lapping paper 6/ - p Ream           Black & Blue Ink 3d p Jar
Michl. McGrath - Buck Baths 1/6 p Dozen          Steel pens 1/2 to 1/6 p Box -
Patent penholders 8d p Dozen
Andw Madigan -         Steel shovels 36/ - p cwt          Common shovels 26/ - p cwt
Mop 18/ - p Dozen       Metal pots 11/ - p cwt             Kettles of diffrent sizes from 2/3 to 5/6 each
Iron wire 4 p lb         Perforated Zinc 6 p foot        Iron hoop 11/ - p cwt
Twine 8d p lbs              Rope 11 p lb                         Razors (Cast steel) 2/ - p an
Tailors scissors 6d to 12d p pan                                    Iron spoons 3/6 to 5/ - p Dozen
Jas Hickey for tin @ 30/ - to 42/ - p Box

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    "
Ditto, disallowed - - - - -                                                                                           "
The number of applicants admitted to the Workhouse was -                         148
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                               9
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                               9
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                       12

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Cheques for Payment of the following items then duly drawn in favour of the Master Assistant Master and Clerk respectively Viz
Master Carpenter Bills -                                                              4.    13.    6
                Masons Bills - -                                                              ".     ".     "
                Carmens Bills - -                                                            1.    18.    0
                Hanrahan Sundrs to Tenant                                         ".    10.    6
                Banfield Watchman                                                       ".      7.    0
                Culligan Tinman                                                           ".      6.    6
                Devers painter - -                                                           ".    12.    6
                McCarthy Baker - -                                                        ".    10.   "
                Scales do - -                                                                    1.    10.   0
                Pilkington estimates                                                       1.    10.   0                  11.  18.    0

Asst Master Carpenters at Leadmore                                             5.     1.    8
                Masons          "          do                                                 2.     1.    8
                Scanlan following                                                          2.     0.    0                  9.    2.    8
                                                                                                      Check                             9.    2.    2
                                                                                                                                                           6d

Clerk Stanley for Wool -                                                             2.        1.    7
                Cusack Steward -                                                          ".      16.    0
                Healy Balce distribution Inst 25 March                        2.      16.    6
                J M Shannon in full -                                                    2.        0.    0
                Meade Steward -                                                           ".        9.    0
                Shannon Horsehire -                                                    ".         7.    6
                                                                                                  8.       10.    3

Medical Report Week Ended 6th Oct 49
Number in Infirmary & fever Hospital by last report              167
admitted during the Week                                                         36
Discharged cured     16                                                           203
Died                         11                                                             27
Total in both places this day                                                   176
In girls dysentry Wards                                                           12
Skin disease Wards                                                                  96
Old & Infirm wards                                                                  4
                                                                                              288

Deaths
In Infirmary          10
Fever Hospital        1
                             11

                                                                                                                            Michl. Meagher Chairman.


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