Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849

Meeting held on Saturday, 9th day of June, 1849

Kilrush UNION.

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STATE of the WORKHOUSE for the Week ending Saturday, the 2nd day of June 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,

68

64

400

488

396

386

23

"

"

1825

Admitted during the Week,

4

4

107

122

25

34

4

"

2

3002

TOTAL,

72

68

507

610

421

420

27

"

2

2127

Discharged during the Week

Died, . . . .

"

4

4

2

58

3

75

2

21

2

5

"

1

2

"

"

"

"

164

15

Total Discharged and Dead,

4

6

61

77

23

5

3

"

"

179

REMAINING ON THE ABOVE DATE.

68

62

446

533

398

415

26

"

"

1948

 

 

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,         225

In Fever

Hospital           40

Total,             265

In separate

Wards,

In Wards

with other

Inmates,            __

Total,                 6


RETURN of D
ESTITUTE PERSONS relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last Week ended Saturday, the 2nd day of June/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.

793

2063

497

1812

1290

3875

No. II.

739

1873

277

937

1016

2810

No. III.

559

1524

394

1389

953

2913

No. IV.

581

1578

842

2831

1423

4409

No. V.

615

1172

1002

2663

1617

3835

No. VI.

518

1409

609

1442

1127

2851

No. VII.

542

1141

400

1174

942

2315

No. VIII.

366

863

769

2260

1135

3123

No. IX.

195

439

542

1266

737

1705

Car forward

4908

12062

5332

15774

10240

27836


COPY of MINUTES of Proceedings of the Board of Guardians, at a Meeting held on Saturday the 9th day of June 1849

PRESENT : In the Chair, Edmund Kelly Esqre.

Other Guardians: Michael Meagher Esqre.

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. 18024 to No. 18339 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. 14413 to No. 14658, 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 Captain Kennedy         800.  6.   0
Rate Lodged                        463. 7.  1
                                       1263. 7. 1

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, -                                                  1263. 7.   1
Paid during the week, - - - -                                                       1229. 7.   3
And that the Balance on the Account against the
Guardians was - - - -                                                                   329. 5. 10
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.

 

 

 

 

134

17

s .

13

3

d.

6

"

s.

d.

 

Alex Mc Mahon Kilrush

151

16

6

1826

11

"
   

151

16

6

1826

11

"
Danl McDonnell Killimer

Knock

40

33

13

5

8

8

254

654

2

11

9

6

   

73

19

4

908

14

3
Samuel Burke Killofin

Kilfiddane

Kildysart

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

555

518

572

10

"

19

6

63/8

83/8

   

"

"

"

1646

10

8

   

Kilmihill

2

46

11

10

2

"

535

8

6
John Lillis  

49

4

2

     
  Kilmacdooan

33

"

"

792

9

8
   

82

4

2

1327

18

3
William Brew Kilmurry

"

"

"

1557

12

6

   

"

"

"

1557

12

6

S. Stacpoole Killard

38

30

"

"

"

7

935

11

1
  Kilkee

68

"

7

     
   

"

"

"

108

8

10
   

68

"

7

1043

19

11
Patt Healy Moyarta

Killballyowen

51

36

"

6

1

5

960

534

18

10

43/8

75/8

   

87

6

6

1495

9

"
 

Total, -

463

7

1

9806

15

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 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 2nd day of June /49 ; whereby it appeared that in that week the Total Expenditure in Out-door Relief was
                                                                                                                                  s.     d.
            In money, - - - -                                                                                              15. 11
            In kind, - - - -                                                                                        725.   13.    4
                            Total, - -                                                                                726.     9.    4

Credit each Relieving Officer, as per Receipt and Expenditure Book.

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.
James Kenny for Straw supplied in full                                                               12.    11.  6
Edmund Mahony for Wool supplied in full                                                         16.    13.  9
Patt O’Connor Clothing on a/c                                                                         100.     0.   0

Debit Clothing Account and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                2. Establishment Account.
William Nolan Apothecary saly in full 25th March 49                                       16     11   9
James McCarthy for advertising on account                                                       10      0    0
John B Knox for Ditto Ditto                                                                                10      0    0
William Keane for Timber Supplied                                                                      5      12   4
Patt Kelly Relieving Officer Salary on a/c                                                          60       0    0
Simon Boland for Turf on a/c                                                                             20       0    0
Terence O’Brien Relieving Officer Salary on a/c                                                 5      10    6

Debit Establishment Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                3. Workhouse Invoice Account.
Matt Scanlon Milk on a/c                                                                                   18      2      "
William Blair for Prov Supplied                                                                           52     "      "
John Curtin for Milk on a/c                                                                               100      0     0
John Williams for Milk on a/c                                                                              20      0     0
Mrs Alicia Lucas for Ditto                                                                                   20      0    0
Ditto - for Milk in full                                                                                          12      3     2
Michl’ Roughan for prov on full                                                                           9     10    0
Matt Kelly on account Groceries                                                                        60      0     0

Debit Workhouse Invoice Account, and Credit Treasurer, with the several sums as above.
                4. Out-door Relief Invoice Account.
William Lumsden for Provisions supplied                                                           40      2     1
Patt Cusack Distribution in full                                                                            3      0     0
William Blair for Provisions applied                                                                   712     8     9
Michael Nihill for Distribution on a/c in full                                                       20      0     0
James Phelan for         Ditto          Ditto                                                               10      0     0
John McInerney for   Ditto           Ditto                                                                 5      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 :

Tenders for the situation of Nurse were postponed for consideration until next Board day.

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Resolved that the Widow Catherine Commins & Children dependent upon her be assisted to emigrate to Canada in accordance with the provisions of the 13 Sect 6 & 7 Vic Cap 92. All these persons being and having been Inmates of the Workhouse for a lengthened period & that the Sanction of the Colonial Secretary be applied for through the Commissioners.

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Captain Kennedy handed the Clerk a Receipt for 800 lodged by him with the Treasurer, in aid of the current expenses of the Union.

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Considerable inconvenience having been caused by the non attendance of the Rate Collectors on the day appointed by the Vice Guardians for Checking their Accounts, the Clerk was ordered to write to each of them to the effect that in the event of their non compliance with such order that the Vice Guardians will prosecute them under Sec for disobeying Orders, also that they must furnish forthwith their Collecting Account (Fine F) not in actual use: and shall take particular care that they will not lodge a greater or lesser amount than appears by their Accounts

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Ordered that the Clerk advertise for Building a quay Wall at the Leadmore Auxiliary Wkhouse - particulars to be had from the Clerk.

Ordered that the Clerk advertise in the Limerick and Dublin Papers & by hand Bills that all parties having Claims on the Union would furnish their Bills on or before the 16th Inst

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 26th ult No 32228/49 relatin’ to the additional accommodation at Leadmore Auxiliary & requiring to be furnished with the measurement of each apartment in that house.

The 2nd of 28th May No 34.301 a Circular relatin’ to the attendance of Relieving Officers as Jurors.

The 3rd of the 30th ult. No 31240 enclosing copy of a Letter from a Mrs Chambers & the Commissioners reply relatin’ to the Valuation of her farm

Another of the 30th ult No 30815 requiring payment of the 3rd, 4th & 5th Instalments due to the Public Works Loan Commissioners. The Clerk was ordered to state that there are no Funds on hand at present for payment of same.

The 5th of the 31st of May No 35565/49 enclosing Queries relatin’ to John OGorman Relieving Officer.

The next of the same date & number enclosing queries relatin’ to the appointment of Mr Pollen as Assistant Master of the Workhouse

The 7th of the 1st of June No 381 M/49 requiring Returns of the Able-Bodied Males relieved out of Workhouse during the Weeks Ending 27th January 3rd February 21st of April & 5th May

The 8th of the same date No 34464 relatin’ to Cheques recently drawn in favour of Mr Meagher V.G, for the purchase of Provisions.

The 9th of the same date No 34.324 stating that the Memorial forwarded in the Clerks letter of the 22nd ult was unsuitable to the case, and that a different form should be adopted.

The 10th of the same date No 383 M/49 calling for the Monthly Collection Returns for May 1849

The 11th also of the same date N 382 calling for the Monthly Liability Return for May

The 12th of the same No 34064 enclosing Queries relatin’ to Winifred Hanrahan temporary Infirmary Nurse

The next of the 21st of June No 33826 sanctioning the appointment of Michael Mahony as Schoolmaster @ 20 p. annum

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At this period the Vice Guardians adjourned to Eleven O’Clock on Monday the 11th June Inst when the following Business was transacted:

The following letters were read from the Commissioners viz-
The first of 16th June relatin’ to the Return of the expenditure of the advances made during the present year.
The next of the 9th June No 35565 relative to the emigration of Eliza Moloney a Pauper
The 3rd of the 8th of June No 396 M/49 annexing a copy of a Minute of the Commissioners of The 5th June 49 relative to the allowance of food to the recipients of Out door Relief.
The 4th of the same date No 37354 acknowledging the receipt of Mr Meagher’s letter of the 6th Inst enclosing a Memorial of the Rate payers of Moyarta and sanctioning the employment of able bodied Paupers on unfinished Roads.
The 5th of the 9th of June No 36, 137/ 49 enclosing a Copy of a Memorial from the Killfiddane Ratepayers and sanctioning the employment of able Bodied Paupers in Killfiddane also.

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Ordered that the Clerk advertise for supplying the union with Indian Meal, Barley Meal and Rye Meal & Flour, p Ton for 3 Months cash payment seven days after delivery: to be considered on 23rd.

John Brennans tender for cleansing all the flues & chimneys of the Several Auxiliary Workhouses @ 1.10 p ann was accepted.

In consequence of the very means and increasing duties of the Clerk and a great portion of his time being occupied in winding up the Old Accounts, the Vice Guardians deemed it advisable to continue the Services of Alexr. McMahon Assistant Clerk at his present Salary of 1 p Week- (which is chargeable to the late Clerks sureties) until such time as the Accounts are audited; subject to the Commissioners approval.

The Vice Guardians having received no tenders for Turf according to advertisement - deemed it better to appropriate a Sum of 20 for the purchase of Same in the Market by which they expect to effect a considerable saving

The Vice Guardians have resolved to open a Meal Depot in Killimer for the accommodation of the poor of that locality.

In consequence of Mr Patt Kelly Relieving Officer for Killard being oblidged by the order of the Vice Guardians to live in a more central part of his Parish and his duties being much increased from the vast amount of Paupers, the Vice Guardians have deemed it advisable to increase his Salary from 30 to 40 p annum Subject to the Poor Law Commissioners approval.

Charles McDonnell’s tender for flooring & Joisting the Leadmore Workhouse for 126 was accepted

Medical Report for Week Ending 9th June 1849
Number in Fever Hospital & Infirmary by last Report          262
Admitted during the Week                                                      69
Discharged from both places     58                                         331
Died in both places                   17                                           75
Total in both places this day                                                  256
In Girls dysentery wards                                                        15
" Skin disease wards                                                             110
" Old & Infirm wards                                                            14
Total under Medical Treatment                                           395

Deaths Viz.
In Infirmary         16
Fever Hospital       1
Nursery                1
                           18

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A Cheque for 36 . 1 . 2d. was drawn on the Treasurer in the Clerks favour for petty disbursements.
Debit Clerk of Union Acct Credit Treasurer

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Election Law & other expenses
William Keane Coffins for Killard                                  17 .     9 .     0
Debit Election Law & Credit Treasurer
                                                                                                                            Michl Maghear
                                                                                                                                    Chairman

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