Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 8th day of September, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 1st 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 Reurn,

46

62

358

392

551

545

36

"

"

1996

Admitted during the Week,

2

1

25

46

44

38

2

"

"

168

TOTAL,

48

63

393

438

601

583

38

"

"

2164

Discharged during the Week,

Died,

1

1

1

"

63

"

64

2

47

3

46

1

3

1

"

"

"

"

225

8

Total Discharged and Dead,

2

1

63

66

50

47

4

"

"

233

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE,

46

62

340

372

551

536

34

"

"

1937

 

 

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,            133

In Fever

Hospital              83

Total,                216

In separate

Wards,                1

In Wards

with other

Inmates,              8

Total,                  9


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 1st 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.

713

1831

149

748

862

2579

No. II.

676

1632

127

768

803

2400

No. III.

491

1226

200

1031

691

2257

No. IV.

589

1718

359

1549

948

3267

No. V.

562

1115

613

2002

1175

3117

No. VI.

425

1099

243

806

668

1905

No. VII.

435

1035

74

433

509

1468

No. VIII.

365

904

354

1385

719

2289

No. IX.

133

307

190

661

323

968

Car. forward

4389

10.867

2309

9383

6698

20250


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 8th day of September 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Michael Meagher Esqre

Other Guardians: Edmund Kelly Esqre

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The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Signed.
The Workhouse Register was produced, examined, and authenticated, from No. 20508 to No. 20807, 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. 17094 to No. 17122, 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           500.  0.   0
    Rate received              164.  5.  9
                                   664.  5.  9

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, -                                                    664.   5.  9
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                    720. 12.  7
And that the Balance on the Account to credit of the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                 410.  0.   3
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

45

s.

9

d.

"

982

s.

16

d.

2

   

45

9

"

982

16

2
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

12

21

9

15

6

1

55

324

13

6

1

5

   

34

4

7

379

19

6
Saml Bourke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

300

234

326

7

16

9

3

23/8

43/8

   

"

"

"

861

12

9
John Lillis Kilmihill

Kilmacdooan

"

"

"

"

"

"

412

553

18

4

3

10

   

"

"

"

966

3

2
Wm Brew Kilmurry

64

18

"

720

17

11
   

64

18

"

720

17

11
S. Stacpoole Killard

Kilkee

"

"

"

"

"

"

761

856

8

17

11

"

   

"

"

"

1618

5

11
Pat Healy Moyarta

Kilballyowen

"

19

"

14

"

2

613

347

9

4

23/8

75/8

   

19

14

2

960

13

10
 

Total, -

164

5

9

6490

9

5

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 3. 16. 7 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
84. 19s. 8 d.
Collection days 13.339                                                                                      s.      d.
Debit Provision Account, and Credit Invoice Account.
The Cost of Provisions and Necessaries consumed was              98.        ".    11
Debit Maintenance Account, and Credit Provision Account.
And the general average Cost of an Inmate for the
week was - - -                                                                                                       1.    01/5
Average cost in Infirmary, - -                                                                            1.     4
Average cost in Fever Hospital, -                                                                    1.     8

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 Bread     9157 lbs
            Meat                              240 lbs
            Milk                            4834 Quarts
            Best Bread                  1635 lbs

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 1st day of Sept ‘49; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out -door Relief was
                                                                .         s.          d.
    In money, - - - -                                            13.         8
    In kind, - - - -                                   362.        2.         2
        Total, - -                                       362.      15.      10

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 ". ". " 7 32. 5. 10
No. II. John Molony 5. 0. 0

6

40. 12. 6
No. III. Thomas Guinnane 5. 0. 0

6

40. 12. 6
No. IV. Nicholas Lillis ". ". "

7

43. 15. 0
No. V. John O Gorman ". ". "

7

43. 15. 0
No. VI. Patt Kelly - ". ". "

5

31. 5. 0
No. VII. Terence O’Brien ". ". "

3

18. 15. 0
No. VIII. Danl Gorman ". ". "

6

40. 12. 6
No. IX. Thos McInerny ". ". "

2

15. 12. 6
  Total - 10. 0. 0

51

307. 5. 10

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.
Arthur ODonnell for Wool Supplied                                               10          "          7
ES Beveridge for Clothing on a/c                                                  100          0          0


Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
Wm Blair Oatmeal for Dispensaries                                                    8        12         1
James Phelan carriage on a/c                                                             20         0         0
Geo Quilty Building at Leadmore on a/c                                            3         7         6
Nicholas Lillis R.O. Balce Salary to 25 March                                  9        14         6
Michl Gibson Milk Kilballyaun paupers                                           8        15         2
Js McCarthy Limk Examiner for advertising on a/c                       10          0         0
Michl Nihill Distributor on a/c                                                       20         0          0

Debit Establishment Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
John Curtin for Milk on a/c                                                            10          0         0
Wm Blair Provisions Supply                                                          76          5         0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
     
          4. Outdoor Relief Invoice Account.
JN Russell provisions Supplied                                                       293       15        0
Wm Lumsden ditto                                                                          10          8        4
William Blair on a/c (see Minutes)                                                400          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:

The Clerk was ordered to advertise for the erection of a Millhouse & Store in the yard to the rear of the Infirmary. Two solvent securities will be required p 200 each for the completion of same on or before the 20th Oct. Tenders (to be considered on the 15th September) Plans & specifications to be seen @ the Clerks office.

The Clerk was ordered to advertise for Rice and Oatmeal for 2 months from the 14th Inst tenders to be considered on the 15th Inst.

________________

In consequence of the great numbers in the Workhouse the Vice Guardians have employed Patt McCarthy as assistant Baker @ 10/ p week from the 9th Inst subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.

________________

Agreeably to the request of Mr Brew George the Vice Guardians have transfered the sum of 21 : 6 (due to him for Milk,) to the credit of Mr John Kelly Solicitor.

The Vice Guardians have issued printed notices to the effect that they will attend at the following places to revise the Relief lists viz
    Tuesday          for     Knock @ Knock
    Wednesday      "     Kilmurry @ Mullough.
        Do               "      Killballyowen @ Cross
    Thursday       "       Killofin @ Labasheeda
        Do              "       Moyarta @ Carrigaholt
    Friday           for     Kilmacdooan @ Cooraclare
        Do              "      Killard @ Dunbeg

________________

A Tender from Mr Wm Blair for supplying Indian Meal for 2 months having been accepted on the 4th November /48 subject to a penalty of 1s/ p Ton, for every week until his claim was discharged, and Mr. Blair having now consented to forego the penalty (which amounts to 209) in consideration of his being paid the amount of his debt (1366: 14: 10) on or before the 1st of October next, the Vice Guardians have acceded to same and have drawn a cheque p 400 : in his favor on account.

________________

Messrs. J. N. Russell & sons tender for supplying Indian Meal of prime quality @ 6: 5/- p Ton was accepted for one week

________________

In accordance with a circular from the Central Board of Health dated the 5th Sept 1848 & a subsequent letter of the 3rd of September 1849. The Vice Guardians have appointed Doctor O Donnell to take charge of the temporary Fever Hospital at Kilrush (recently given by Col Vandeleur to the Vice Guardians) at a Salary of 5/= p day.

In accordance with the recommendation of Doctor O Donnell the Vice Guardians (with the approbation of the Commissioners) have adopted the dietaries of which copies are annexed to be used in future by each class of Wkhouse Inmates.

________________

Cheques for payment of the following items were drawn on the Treasurer in favour of the Master Assistant Master & Clerk respectively
Master -     Carpenters Bill                                   2.        8.     0
                    Bowen for Lattices                               ".      13.     0
                    Horsehire                                             3.        1.     8
                    Gordon Weaver                                   ".      17.     6
                    Brew Mason                                        ".       9.     0
                    Carpenters (2nd Bill)                          1.        0.     0
                    Flanigan Pannier                                ".        2.   11
                    Devers Painter                                    2.      18.     2
                    Cuming for Onions                            ".      19.   11
                    Scanlan Slater                                    ".       5.     0
                    Casey Nailor                                       1.       0.     7
                    Scales Baker                                        2.       5.     0
                    O Brien for mending Shoes                ".       3.     0                   16.   3.   9

Asst.
Master.     Casey for Nails                                    ".       8.     0
                    Carpenter’s Bill                                   2.      16.    0
                    Sawyers         "                                    2.      14.    5
                    Griffin & Keane Carpenters                ".      11.    0
                    Carpenters (3rd Bill)                           ".      12.    0
                    Gorman Carpenter                              ".        5.    0
                    OBrien Carman                                   ".     12.    0
                    Mason’s Bill                                         3.       1.    0
                    Kelly Carpenter                                   ".     10.    0                  11.  9.   5

Clerk     Board of Education for Books                      7.    15.     6
                    Meade Steward                                    ".      9.     0
                    Jno O Donnell Steward                        ".      6.     0
                    Hanrahan Porter                                  ".      7.     0
                    J M Shannon                                        3.      0.    0
                                                                             11.    17.    6

        Election Law & other expenses
Bryan Purcell Attorney for Law expenses           12.     0.    0d.
Debit Election Law a/c Credit Treasurer

                                                                                                                                                        Edmd Kelly

________________

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 -                           373
The number of cases of provisional Out-door relief was - -                                10
Do. do. in which relief was continued by the Guardians - -                                10
The number of other applicants in the Relieving Officer’s Books
relieved by order of the Guardians was - - -                                                          11

The number of applicants for whom relief was not ordered -

Next Meeting of the Guardians to be held on

Saturday the 15 day of Septr 1849.

(Signed) E J Kennelly

Clerk of the Union.


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