Limerick Union Board of Guardians Minute Books, 1842-1922

  • Reference code: IE LA BG110 
  • Extent: 139.00 Items

Scope & Content

Board of Guardians Minute Books (1842 - 1922). Meetings were held weekly, and contain reports of officers, orders of and letters from the poor law commissioners, proposals and resolutions passed, payments made and a summary of the population in the workhouse with details on the number of admissions, deaths and discharges, the number of children, the number aged and infirm, and the number of lunatics.

Board of Guardians Rough Minute Books (1842 - 1883), Rural Sanitary Board Minute Book (1885-1890), Contagious Diseases (Animal) Committee Minute Book (1878-1893) which include reports of the Inspector on animal slaughtered.

Wages Book (1916-1919), Clerk's Letter Books (1909 - 1919) containing letters dealing with the Local Government Board, local medical staff, contractors and suppliers of goods to the workhouse and correspondence relating to the election of Guardians, outdoor relief, finances, the building and maintenance of District Council cottages, health and welfare of the inmates and council orders.

Letters from Local Government Board (1887 - 1895) which contain details of payments, recommendations from the Board, information about new appointments and rates, resolutions and orders from the Local Government Board. General Ledgers (1842 - 1875), Register of Deaths (1907-1915).

Subjects

Board of Guardians, Limerick, Grand Jury, Limerick, Inmates, Local Government Board, Lord Lieutenant, Poor Law, Poverty, Purchasing, Rates, Shelbourne Road, Limerick, Social Care

Creator(s)

Limerick Union Board of Guardians

Biographical / Historical Note

Limerick Union, an area of some 197 square miles with a population of just over 140,000, was declared in December 1838. The headquarters of the Limerick Union was in the new workhouse built on Shelbourne Road, Limerick City between 1839 and 1841 at a cost of nearly £13,000. The first paupers were admitted on 22nd May 1841. It was designed to hold 1,600 inmates. It superseded the old House of Industry on the North Strand, which closed down at this time, and later became a barracks. In 1861 the Sisters of Mercy were introduced into and given charge of the administration of the Union Workhouse. William Monsell (1812-94), MP for County Limerick from 1847 to 1874, was chairman of the board of guardians from 1857 to 1882, which lent the Union additional prestige, both locally and nationally. After the Boards of Guardians were abolished in 1923, the workhouse on Shelbourne Street became the City Home and Hospital

Administrative Information

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  • Related Materials: Board of Guardian records for county Limerick held by Limerick County Council; Board of Guardian records for County Clare held by Clare County Archives; S.C. O Mahony. Guide to the Poor Law records of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

Collection Content

I. Board of Guardian Minute Books, 1842-1870

Minute Books of the Board of Guardians of Limerick Union. Meetings were held weekly, generally on Wednesday. Entries are recorded under headings, which include Clerk's reports, Treasurer's Account, Reports of the Master and Other Officers and Orders of and Letters from the Poor Law Commissioners. Also recorded are members present, details of correspondence, proposals and resolutions passed, and payments made. Also noted in each volume is information provided by the census on population of the Union in each decade.

The first three volumes have the same format, but this changes from 1845 (BG/110/1/7) onwards, when a table is introduced in the first pages of every minute. The table shows the 'Return of Paupers who were Admitted into, or Discharged from, the Workhouse; and the number of Sick, and the number Born, or who Died therein, during the week ending (date)'. From 1848 (BG/110/A/10), the headings changes to 'Return of Destitute Persons relieved out of the Workhouse, as by Relief Lists, for the last week ending (date) authenticated and laid before the Board of Guardians at this meeting'. From 1848 (BG/106/A/10) the first page of every minute also contains a table with the 'State of the Workhouse for the week ending (date)'.

This table breaks down into the following headings (across): Number of Inmates for which accommodation is provided in Workhouse/Temporary Buildings/Additional Workhouses/Permanent Fever Hospital/Fever Sheds/Total; Aged and Infirm (male/female); Able-Bodied (male/female); Boys and Girls/Children under 2 years/Born (male/female)/Total; Return of Sicks and Lunatics: Number in Hospital on the above date/Number of Lunatics and Idiots in Workhouse on the above date/Observations. (down): Admitted during the Week; Total; Discharged during the Week; Died; Total Discharged and Died; Remaining on the above date.

Extent: 115 volumes 

PDF File: BG/110 A/3. 4 May 1842 - 22 March 1843

  • BG/110 A/3. 4 May 1842 - 22 March 1843. Includes two pages of collector's accounts
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  • BG/110 A/4. 29 March 1843 - 11 October 1843. Index included 
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  • BG/110 A/7. 11 June 1845 - 20 May 1846
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  • BG/110 A/8. 27 May 1846 - 7 April 1847 
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PDF File: BG/110/A/10. 19 January 1848 - 11 October 1848

  • 19 January 1848 - 11 October 1848
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  • BG/110 A/11. 14 October 1848 - 14 March 1849 
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  • BG/110 A/12. 17 March 1849 - 14 November 1849 
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  • BG/110 A/13. 21 November 1949 - 29 May 1850
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  • BG/110 A/14. 3 June 1850 - 18 September 1850
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  • BG/110 A/15. 25 September 1850 - 5 February 1851
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  • BG/110 A/16. 12 February 1851 - 27 August 1851
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  • BG/110 A/17. 3 September 1851 - 10 March 1852
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PDF File: BG/110/A/18. 17 March 1852 - 29 September 1852

  • 17 March 1852 - 29 September 1852
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  • BG/110 A/19. 13 October 1852 - 11 April 1853
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  • BG/110 A/20. 20 April 1853 - 5 October 1853
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  • BG/110 A/21. 12 October 1853 - 3 April 1854
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  • BG/110 A/22. 5 April 1854 - 27 September 1854
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  • BG/110 A/23. 4 October 1854 - 28 March 1855
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  • BG/110 A/24. 2 April 1855 - 3 October 1855
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  • BG/110 A/25. 10 October 1855 - 7 April 1856
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  • BG/110 A/26. 9 April 1856 - 1 October 1856
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  • BG/110 A/27. 8 October 1856 - 1 April 1857
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  • BG/110 A/28. 1 April 1857 - 30 September 1857
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  • BG/110 A/29. 7 October 1857 - 31 March 1858
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  • BG/110 A/30. 3 April 1858 - 29 September 1858
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  • BG/110 A/31. 6 October 1858 - 23 March 1859
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  • BG/110 A/33. 4 April 1860 - 26 September 1860
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  • BG/110 A/34. 3 October 1860 - 27 March 1861
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  • BG/110 A/36. 2 October 1861 - 26 March 1862: Index included
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  • BG/110 A/37. 2 April 1862 - 24 September 1862
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  • BG/110 A/38. 1 October 1862 - 8 April 1863
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  • BG/110 A/39. 15 April 1863 - 7 October 1863
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  • BG/110 A/40. 14 October 1863 - 17 March 1864
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  • BG/110 A/41. 23 March 1864 - 1 March 1865
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  • BG/110 A/42. 8 March 1865 - 7 February 1866: Index included
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  • BG/110 A/43. 14 February 1866 - 30 January 1867: Index included
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  • BG/110 A/44. 10 February 1867 - 29 January 1868: Index included
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PDF File: BG/110/A/46. 5 August 1868 - 29 January 1869

  • 5 August 1868 - 29 January 1869
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  • BG/110 A/47. 3 February 1869 - 28 July 1869
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  • BG/110 A/48. 4 August 1869 - 29 September 1869
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  • BG/110 A/49. 6 October 1869 - 30 March 1870
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  • BG/110 A/50.6  6 April 1870 – 5 October 1870
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  • 12 October 1870 – 28 March 1871
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 5 April 1871 – 4 October 1871
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  • 11 October 1871 – 27 March 1872
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 3 April 1872 – 25 September 1872
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 2 October 1872 – 26 March 1873
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  • 2 April 1873 – 1 October 1873 Includes (back of the volume) ‘Minutes of Evidence of an Inquiry held at the Limerick Workhouse on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th August, 1873’ and ‘Copy of Letter from Local Government Board, Ireland relative to an investigation held in the Workhouse in August 1873 by Dr. Charles Croker King, Local Government Inspector’. Also includes ‘Workhouse Hospitals. Report of the Evidence given before a Special Committee of the Board of Guardians, 1873’. 
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 8 October 1873 – 25 March 1874
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  • 1 April 1874 – 23 September 1874
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  • 30 September 1874 – 24 March 1875 Includes ‘Special Report prepared for the consideration of the Board of Guardians of the Limerick Union by the Chairman of the Committee, appointed to enquire into the Medicine and Stimulant question, which he requests permission to attach as an appendix to the original proceedings’. Also includes ‘Proceeding and Report. Committee appointed to investigate the Cause of the Increase in the Cost of Medicines used in the Workhouse Hospital’. 
  • Extent: c. 350pp
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  • 31 March 1875 – 29 September 1875 Includes a ‘Healthy Dietary Table’ and a ‘Sick Dietary Table’. 
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 6 October 1875 – 29 March 1876 
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 5 April 1876 – 27 September 1876
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  • 4 October 1876 – 28 March 1877
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  • 4 April 1877 – 3 October 1877
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  • 10 October 1877 – 20 March 1878
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  • 27 March 1878 – 18 September 1878 Includes (back of the volume) ‘Rules for the Guidance of the Medical Officers of the Workhouse Hospital of the Limerick Union’ and ‘Proceedings of a Committee appointed by the Board of Guardians of the Limerick Union, to Report as to whether the existing Medical Staff is sufficient to meet the requirements of so large an Hospital’. 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 25 September 1878 – 26 March 1879
  • Extent: c. 350pp
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  • 2 April 1879 – 24 September 1879
  • Extent: c. 370pp
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  • 1 October 1879 – 24 March 1880 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 31 March 1880 – 29 September 1880
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 6 October 1880 – 23 March 1881
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 30 March 1882 – 28 September 1881
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 5 October 1881 – 5 April 1882 Includes a ‘Report of the Special Committee of the whole Board to consider the Loan Committee’s Estimate of money proposed to be borrowed for past and future expenditure in Buildings, Alterations and Renewals at the Workhouse’. 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 12 April 1882 – 4 October 1882
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 11 October 1882 – 4 April 1883
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  • 11 April 1883 – 26 September 1883
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 3 October 1883 – 26 March 1884
  • Extent: c. 40pp
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  • 1 October 1884 – 25 March 1885 Includes a table showing ‘Return of Outdoor Relief’ in each division of the Union. 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 1 April 1885- 23 September 1885 Includes ‘Healthy and Sick Dietary Tables’ 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 30 September 1885 – 24 March 1886
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 31 March 1886 – 22 September 1886
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  • 6 October 1886 – 23 March 1887 Date of the first meeting can’t be read. 
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  • 30 March 1887 – 28 September 1887
  • Extent: c. 500pp
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  • 5 October 1887 – 28 March 1888 Includes brief index. 
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  • 4 April 1888 – 26 September 1888 Includes brief index 
  • Extent: c. 500pp
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  • 3 October 1888 – 27 March 1889
  • Extent: c. 450pp
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  • 28 September 1882 – 22 March 1893 Includes reports by John McInerney, Ambrose Hall and W. Spillane 
  • Extent: c. 490pp
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  • 27 September 1893 – 21 March 1894
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  • 28 March 1894 – 19 September 1894
  • Extent: c. 500p
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PDF File: BG/110/A/107. 21 September 1898 – 18 March 1899

  • 21 September 1898 – 18 March 1899 Includes a Chart of Expenses 1894 - 1897
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  • 22 March 1899 – 21 June 1899
  • Extent: c. 180pp
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  • 28 June 1899 – 3 January 1900 Includes several ‘Tender Sheet for Workhouse Supplies’. 
  • Extent: c. 380pp
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  • 10 January 1900 – 18 July 1900 Includes letter from Clerk’s Office re appointment of contractor for drugs. 
  • Extent: c. 390pp
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  • 25 July 1900 – 30 January 1901 Includes a letter from the ‘Ladies’ St. Vincent de Paul Society’. 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 6 February 1901 – 14 August 1901 Includes a letter from the Assistant Secretary re Maintenance Requirements. 
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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  • 21 August 1901 – 26 February 1902
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  • 5 March 1902 – 27 August 1902
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  • 3 September 1902 – 25 February 1903
  • Extent: c. 360pp
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  • 10 October 1903 – 23 March 1904
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  • 4 January 1905 – 28 June 1905
  • Extent: c. 300pp
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  • 1 July 1905 – 20 December 1905
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  • 3 January 1906 – 2 May 1906
  • Extent: c. 250pp
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  • 9 May 1906 – 12 September 1906
  • Extent: c. 250pp
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  • 19 September 1906 – 30 January 1907
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  • 6 February 1907 – 19 June 1907
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  • 4 December 1907 – 22 April 1908
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  • 27 October 1909 – 23 February 1910
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  • 2 March 1910 – 6 July 1910
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  • 26 November 1910 – 26 April 1911
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  • 10 May 1911 – 20 September 1911 Includes Memorandum from Secretary to Local Government Board. 
  • Extent: c. 250pp
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  • 27 September 1911 – 14 February 1912 Includes a list of tenders. 
  • Extent: c. 250pp
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  • 21 February 1912 – 10 July 1912
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  • 17 July 1912 – 20 November 1912
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  • 27 November 1912 – 7 May 1913 Includes note from Clerk’s Office re supplies
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  • 4 June 1913 – 5 November 1913 Includes a ‘Proposed New Dietary Table’
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PDF File: BG/110/A/138. 19 November 1913 - 25 March 1914

  • 19 November 1913 - 25 March 1914
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PDF File: BG/110/A/139. 1 April 1914 - 4 November 1914

  • 1 April 1914 - 4 November 1914
  • Extent: c. 600pp
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PDF File: BG/110/A/141. 7 April 1915 - 29 September 1915

  • 7 April 1915 - 29 September 1915
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PDF File: BG/110/A/142. 6 October 1915 - 29 March 1916

  • 6 October 1915 - 29 March 1916
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PDF File: BG/110/A/145. 28 February 1917 - 28 March 1917

  • 28 February 1917 - 28 March 1917
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PDF File: BG/110/A/147. 23 January 1918 - 5 June 1918

  • 23 January 1918 - 5 June 1918
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PDF File: BG/110/A/148. 12 June 1918 - 13 November 1918

  • 12 June 1918 - 13 November 1918
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PDF File: BG/110/A/149. 20 November 1918 - 26 March 1919

  • 20 November 1918 - 26 March 1919
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II. Board of Guardian Rough Minute Books, 1842-1883

Rough Minute Books of the Board of Guardians of Limerick Union

Extent: 5 volumes

PDF File: BG/110/AA/1. 1 June 1842 - 26 July 1843

  • 1 June 1842 - 26 July 1843
  • Extent: c.500pp
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PDF File: BG/110/AA/2. 28 July 1843 - 31 July 1844

  • 28 July 1843 - 31 July 1844
  • Extent: c.600pp
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PDF File: BG/110/AA/3. 14 April 1847 - 12 January 1848

  • 14 April 1847 - 12 January 1848
  • Extent: c.600pp
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PDF File: BG/110/AA/4. 10 October 1880 - 23 March 1881

  • 10 October 1880 - 23 March 1881
  • Extent: c.600pp
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PDF File: BG/110/AA/5. 25 April 1883 - 26 September 1883

  • 25 April 1883 - 26 September 1883
  • Extent: c.800pp
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III. Rural Sanitary Board Minute Book, 1885-1890

Extent: 1 volume

PDF File: BG/110/AL/1. 1 August 1885 - 15 February 1890

  • 1 August 1885 - 15 February 1890  Minute Book of the Rural Sanitary Board, stating members present, letters received, orders and resolutions in relation to the auction, rent, build and repair of cottages, communication with the Local Government Board, contracts adopted for cottages and reports. The minutes for the first meeting (1 August 1885) include 'It was ordered that in future the Board met every Saturday until further notice in order to transact increasing business under the Labourers Act'.
  • Extent: c. 400pp
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IV. Contagious Diseases (Animal) Committee Minute Book, 1878-1893

Extent: 1 volume

PDF File: BG/110/AM/1. 12 October 1878 - 15 November 1893

  • 12 October 1878 - 15 November 1893 Minute Book of the Contagious Diseases (Animal) Committee. The minute of the first meeting states the names of the members of the Committee from 1878 to 1881. It also states the functions and responsibilities of the Clerk 'The Clerk was directed to provide the necessary hand bills required for the purposes of the Act and to inform the County Inspectors of Limerick and Clare that M. Johnstone V.S. has been appointed inspector for this Union' and of the Inspector 'The Committee delegated to the Inspector their authority to order the slaughter of diseased beast. (...) The Inspector was directed to keep an effective supervision on all railway waggons so as to see that they are properly disinfected and cleansed'. The minutes include reports of the Inspector re: slaughters and money paid for them, letters and orders and resolutions re: cattle. The meetings were held irregulary and in some months (e.g. from 31 Decemeber 1879 to 10 August 1881) no meetings were held.
  • Extent: c.130pp
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V. Wages' Book, 1916-1919

Extent: 1 volume

PDF File: BG/110/W/1. 6 December 1916 - 13 November 1919

  • 6 December 1916 - 13 November 1919 Wages' Book of tradesmen that did works for the Union. Each page is headed with statement 'We, the undersigned Tradesmen, have received Wages as set out opposite our names for Week ended (date)'. The Tradesmen stated are: Foreman Baker, Baker Assistant, Carpenter, Shoemaker, Shoemaker Assistant, Tailor, Machinist (Tailor), Boot Machinist, Painter and Ambulance Driver. It is also included the Number of Days at Work, Rate of Wages per day, Signature of Tradesman and Weekly Wages (£,s,d). At the end of the page it is the signature of the Clerk of the Union and of the Master.
  • Extent: c. 320pp
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VI. Clerk's Letter Books, 1909-1919

Letter Books from the Clerk of the Union; The clerk of the Limerick Union, W.J. Guinane also acted as clerk Limerick Rural District 1 and 2 Council, so the volumes cover all three bodies. The letters deal with a variety of topics including communications with the Local Government Board, with local medical staff, contractors, suppliers of goods to the workhouse. Also includes correspondence relating to the election of Guardians, outdoor relief, Union's finances, building and maintenance of District Council cottages, health and welfare of the inmates, council orders, etc.

Extent: 3 volumes

PDF File: BG/110/B/1. 17 June 1909 - 7 January 1911

  • 17 June 1909 - 7 January 1911
  • Extent: c. 2000pp
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PDF File: BG/110/B/2. 18 August 1911 - 15 August 1914

  • 18 August 1911 - 15 August 1914
  • Extent: c.800pp
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PDF File: BG/110/B/3. 20 January 1914 - 27 June 1919

  • 20 January 1914 - 27 June 1919
  • Extent: c. 1300pp
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VII. Letters from Local Government Board, 1887-1895

Books of letters from the Local Government Board. The letters deal with sanction of payments, recommendations from the Board, advertisement of vacancy positions in the Union 'I am directed by the Local Government Board for Ireland to acknowledge the receipt of the Minute of the Board of Guardians of Limerick Union of the 29 ultimo proposing to advertise for an Assistant Schoolmistress for the Workhouse' (5 July 1887, BG/110/BC/2), acknowledgement of receipts and letters received, information about new appointments and rates, resolutions and orders from the Local Government Board.

Extent: 5 volumes

PDF File: BG/110/BC/2. 5 April 1887 - 31 May 1888

  • 5 April 1887 - 31 May 1888
  • Extent: c.400pp
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PDF File: BG/110/BC/4. 5 February 1889 - 28 October 1890

  • 5 February 1889 - 28 October 1890
  • Extent: c.800pp
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PDF File: BG/110/BC/6. 2 January 1892 - 30 December 1892

  • 2 January 1892 - 30 December 1892 Includes letter re: cholera regulations (31 August 1892)
  • Extent: c.600pp
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PDF File: BG/110/BC/8. 2 January 1894 - 31 December 1894

  • 2 January 1894 - 31 December 1894
  • Extent: c.420pp
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PDF File: BG/110/BC/9. 2 January 1895 - 31 December 1895

  • 2 January 1895 - 31 December 1895
  • Extent: c.440pp
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VIII. General Ledgers, 1842-1875

General Ledgers of the Board of Guardians of Limerick Union. Each page of the volumes is divided in columns under the following headings: Date; Folio in Minute Book; Folio of Corresponding Credit; Items; Total. Each page has also a different title heading such as ‘The Treasurer’, ‘Invoice Account’, ‘Provision Account’, ‘Maintenance Account’, ‘Clothing and Bedding Account’, ‘Maintenance and Clothing Union Paupers’, ‘Cost of Maintenance of Paupers in Blind and Deaf and Dumb Asylums’, ‘Relief by way of Loan’, ‘Other Receipts Accounts’, ‘Establishment Accounts’, ‘Collectors Remuneration Account’, ‘Emigration Account’, ‘Burial Account’, ‘Medical Charities Account’, ‘Clerk Petty Disbursement Account’, ‘Unpaid Bills’, ‘Union at Large’ and ‘Union Divisions’ (different pages for every division of the Union). Slight variations to the title of accounts are apparent in later volumes.

Extent: 5 volumes

PDF File: BG/110/C/1. March 1842 - September 1842

  • March 1842 - September 1842 Brief index included
  • Extent: c.500pp
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  • September 1862 - September 1863
  • Extent: c.400pp
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  • October 1866 - September 1867
  • Extent: c.500pp
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  • April 1870 - March 1871
  • Extent: c.420pp
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  • April 1875 - September 1875
  • Extent: c.300pp
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IX. Register of Deaths, 1907-1915

Extent: 1 volume

PDF File: BG/110/H/1. 7 January 1907 - February 1915

  • 7 January 1907 - February 1915 Register of deaths. Entries recorded under columns titled 'register no','date of death','cause of death','name','sex','condition','relating to marital status','rank or profession','date of admission', and 'when registered'.
  • Extent: 110pp
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