Kilmallock Union Board of Guardian Minute Books 1839-1922

  • Reference Code: IE LA BG 106
  • Extent: 29 items

Scope and Content

Board of Guardians Minute Books (1839 - 1922). Between 20 February 1839 (first meeting) and 26 February 1841 meetings were held monthly; and from 26 February onwards, meetings were held weekly. 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

Subjects

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

Creator(s)

Kilmallock Union Board of Guardians

Biographical / Historical Note

The Union was first known as Bruff Union, and this is the name that appears on the first volume.

Administrative Information

  • Access Restrictions: N.A. 
  • Use Restrictions: N.A. 
  • Related Materials: S.C. O Mahony. Guide to the Poor Law records of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

Collection Content

I. Board of Guardian Minute Books, 1839-1922

 

Minute Books of the Board of Guardians of Kilmallock Union. The Union was first known as Bruff Union, and this is the name that appears on the first volume.

 

Between 20 February 1839 (first meeting) and 26 February 1841 meetings were held monthly; and from 26 February onwards, meetings were held weekly.

 

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 1846 (BG/106/1/6) 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/106/A/8), 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/8) 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.

From 5 January 1900 (BG/106/1/89) Financial Minutes for every meeting are included.

Extent: 29 items

PDF File: BG/106/A/1. 20 February 1839 - 20 October 1841

  • 20 February 1839 - 20 October 1841
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/6. 28 March 1846 - 6 February 1847

  • 28 March 1846 - 6 February 1847  Includes a letter (10 September 1846) from the Poor Law Commission Office (Dublin) to the Board of Guardians of Kilmallock Union related to the state of the potato crop: ‘Adverting to the information received from the Board of Guardians regarding the state of the Potato Crop in the Kilmallock Union, I am directed by the Poor Law Commissioners to express their deep regret that the Report of the Guardians is to so great and extent unfavourable. The Commissioners anticipated, in consequence hereof, a great increase of poverty and distress among the labouring population of the Union’.
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/11. 30 March 1850 - 28 September 1850

  • 30 March 1850 - 28 September 1850  Includes a table of ‘Diet for Healthy Inmates’.
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/17. 2 April 1853 - 17 September 1853

  • 2 April 1853 - 17 September 1853
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/22. 20 September 1856 - 28 March 1857

  • 20 September 1856 - 28 March 1857
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/27. 2 April 1859 - 24 September 1859

  • 2 April 1859 - 24 September 1859
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/33. 29 March 1862 - 21 March 1863

  • 29 March 1862 - 21 March 1863
  • Extent: c.500pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/36. 1 April 1865 - 31 March 1866

  • 1 April 1865 - 31 March 1866
  • Extent: c.500pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/38. 7 November 1868 - 8 May 1869

  • 7 November 1868 - 8 May 1869
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/42. 12 November 1870 - 4 November 1871

  • 12 November 1870 - 4 November 1871
  • Extent: c.500pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/48. 4 July 1874 - 3 October 1874

  • 4 July 1874 - 3 October 1874
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/54. 9 June 1877 - 8 December 1877

  • 9 June 1877 - 8 December 1877  Includes ‘Estimate to provide for the Expenditure of Kilmallock Union under the Poor Law Rating (Ireland) Law 1876. Period under Estimate: 29 September 1877
    to 29 September 1878’
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/59. 31 January 1880 - 7 August 1880

  • 31 January 1880 - 7 August 1880  Includes a list of ‘Tenders for Clothing and Bedding’ and a list of ‘Tenders for Provisions and Necessaries’.
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/64. 10 March 1883 - 1 March 1884

  • 10 March 1883 - 1 March 1884
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/67. 5 June 1886 - 25 June 1887

  • 5 June 1886 - 25 June 1887
  • Extent: c.500pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/70. 10 August 1889 - 30 August 1890

  • 10 August 1889 - 30 August 1890
  • Extent: c.500pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/74. 19 March 1892 - 10 September 1892

  • 19 March 1892 - 10 September 1892
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/80. 13 April 1895 - 19 October 1895

  • 13 April 1895 - 19 October 1895  Includes an inventory of ‘Furniture and other articles in the Establishment’
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/86. 2 July 1898 - 21 January 1899

  • 2 July 1898 - 21 January 1899
  • Extent: c.350pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/91. 20 July 1901 - 25 January 1902

  • 20 July 1901 - 25 January 1902 Includes an inventory showing ‘Furniture and Other Articles in the Establishment’
  • Extent: c.350pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/96. 12 March 1904 - 24 September 1904

  • 12 March 1904 - 24 September 1904 Includes a paper showing ‘Return of Children transferred from the Workhouse of above Union (Kilmallock) to the Glin District School, this 30th day of August 1904’
  • Extent: c.350pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/102. 25 May 1907 - 9 November 1907

  • 25 May 1907 - 9 November 1907
  • Extent: c.300pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/108. 4 June 1910 - 3 December 1910

  • 4 June 1910 - 3 December 1910
  • Extent: c.400pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/113. 11 January 1913 - 21 June 1913

  • 11 January 1913 - 21 June 1913
  • Extent: c.1000pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/119. 29 January 1916 - 2 September 1916

  • 29 January 1916 - 2 September 1916
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/122. 13 October 1917 - 11 May 1918

  • 13 October 1917 - 11 May 1918
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/123. 18 May 1918 - 23 November 1918

  • 18 May 1918 - 23 November 1918
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/124. 30 November 1918 - 7 June 1919

  • 30 November 1918 - 7 June 1919
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.

PDF File: BG/106/A/125. 14 June 1919 - 24 January 1920

  • 14 June 1919 - 24 January 1920
  • Extent: c.600pp
  • Access Rules: N.A.