John Gabbett of Ballyvoneen

M, d. before 1755
FatherWilliam Gabbett of Caherline b. 1658, d. 27 Aug 1713
MotherMary Carpenter of Ardstragh
ChartsThomas Apjohn (descendant indented)
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     John Gabbett of Ballyvoneen was born.1 He was the son of William Gabbett of Caherline and Mary Carpenter of Ardstragh. John Gabbett of Ballyvoneen married Mary Apjohn, daughter of William Apjohn and Catherine Lysaght, on 2 January 1713; Mary (Marcy) Apjohn and John Gabbett married on Jan 2, 1713. The marriage date is referenced in a memorial dated May 17 1755 (#59746). John is often listed as "John Gabbett of Ballyvoneen," and so it is of interest to see how he came by that land. The memorial dated May 22, 1714 (#5176), indicates that William Apjohn of Kilduff at that time was in possession of Ballyvoneen and since this post-dates the marriage of John Gabbett and Mary Apjohn, it is certain that Ballyvoneen was not a part of the marriage settlement arranged by William for his daughter Mary. The memorial of 1755 indicates that John inherited the lease for Ballyvoneen from his brother Joseph after Joseph died in 1740. In 1716, in a memorial (#10425) in which William releases the lands of Dromlara to Edward Apjohn, we find a witness, Thomas of Ballyvoneen, who later moved to Trienamanagh. In 1734, we see that William passes the lease of Ballyvoneen to his son Michael Apjohn. We can conclude then that Michael Apjohn, son of William of Kilduff, leased Ballyvoneen sometime between 1734 and 1740 to William Gabbett of Caherline and from William the lease passed to his son Joseph Gabbett. After John Gabbett inherited the lease of Ballyvoneen in 1740 from his unmarried brother Joseph, we can see that he then passed it on to his son Michael Gabbett. Michael Gabbett never married and after his death, the lease on Ballyvoneen probably expired and thus we find that it appears again in 1770 in the possession of Michael and Michael Marshall Apjohn.2,3 John Gabbett of Ballyvoneen died before 1755 as referenced in the marriage settlement for his daughter Marcy.3


  1. [S24] Sir Bernard Burke and Ashworth Peter Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (London: Harrison and Sons, 1894), Vol. 1, p. 480. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland.
  2. [S4] Public Record Office of Ireland, compiler, Index to Marriage License Bonds, Diocese of Cashel and Emly (National Archives of Ireland, Dublin: Public Record Office of Ireland.)
  3. [S5] Transcripts of Memorials of Deeds, Conveyances and Wills, 1708-1929, Ireland Registry of Deeds (Genealogical Society of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah), #59746, Apjohn to Apjohn, Apr 26 1734, Film 522818.