Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire

M, b. circa 1737
FatherMichael Apjohn b. Feb 1709, d. 19 Apr 1796
MotherMargaret Marshall b. c 1715
ChartsThomas Apjohn (descendant indented)
Thomas Apjohn (descendant box)
Last Edited20 Feb 2014
     Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire was born circa 1737. He was the son of Michael Apjohn and Margaret Marshall. Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire was buried in Old Pallas Graveyard, Old Pallas.1
     He was In 1762 Michael Marshall Apjohn is listed as Freeman of Linfield. in 1762.2 He attended Trinity College in 1763 (his father's name is not listed), he entered Kings Inn in 1771 and graduated 1775, and passed the Irish Bar in 1775.3,4 He was a witness when Rickard Lloyd was On Sep 15-16, 1766, Rickard Lloyd advanced 1,000 pounds from his father Michael Lloyd to Michael Apjohn and Michael Marshall Apjohn as part of the marriage articles of his marriage with Mary Apjohn and received as surety the lands of Gortalyne and Corrigcollum as well as Ballyvoneen held by Thomas Lloyd and an interest payment of 60 pounds per year. on 15 September 1766.5 Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire witnessed the Memorial of Michael Apjohn and Margaret Marshall on 2 April 1770; On Apr 2, 1770, Michael Apjohn of Linfield and Michael Marshall Apjohn of Linfield (only son and apparent heir) leased to Ambrose Lane of the City of Dublin the lands of Gortalyne and Corrigcollum. In addition, the memorial references a previous agreement between Michael Apjohn and Richard Lloyd dated Sep 17, 1766, regarding the lands of Gortalyne and Corrigcollum.6 Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire was In 1776 Michael Apjohn of Linfield is listed as Freeholder in Linfield. in 1776.7 He witnessed the divorce of William Apjohn the Younger and Johanna O'Brien circa 15 January 1777; At the time of the separation, William Apjohn and his father owned Sunglen (otherwise known as Spittleland and Knocknacroghy) "by virtue of a lease for three lives with a covenant for perpetual renewal bearing date on or about the Twenty Second day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen and made between George King late of Kilpeacon in the said County of Limerick Esquire and William Apjohn late of Kilduff," and residing there at that time was Bryan O'Brien, the brother of Johanna. Out of the estate, Johanna was to receive a sum of 800 pounds (the dowery from her marriage in 1774) and their son, William, is to receive 300 pounds when be becomes twenty-one. The memorial concludes that William and Johanna "did for the reasons therein particularly mentioned by and with the consent of their friends mutually agree to live separate and apart from each other." Among the trustees for the separation was Michael Marshall Apjohn, William's first cousin.8 On Oct 20, 1780, Michael Marshall Apjohn of Linfield granted a lease to Ann Roche of the City of Limerick for a "front stone house wherein John Roche late of the City of Limerick, Merchant, dwelt, deceased." This memorial is the only evidence that Michael Marshall Apjohn had property in the City of Limerick..9 Michael built Linfield House on the family property in Linfield in 1792 at a cost of £6000.10 On Dec 6, 1794, a loan of 1,000 pounds made previously to Michael Apjohn was transferred to Wollenham Heaphy. Of more interest is the history of the loan itself. When Michael Marshall Apjohn's sister Mary was to be married to Rickard Lloyd, on Sep 15-16, 1766, Michael Marshall Apjohn and his father Michael Apjohn arranged 1,000 pounds as Mary's marriage portion from Michael Lloyd and for this 1,000 pounds they leased and released the lands of Gortalyne and Corrigcollum as well as Ballyvoneen then held by Thomas Lloyd as to Rickard Lloyd. The interest on this loan was to be 60 pounds paid annually and Michael Apjohn agreed to repay the loan to Rickard Lloyd. Then on Jan 20, 1768, Peter Smithwick, father of William Smithwick, advanced to Thomas Lloyd the sum of 1,000 pounds and took over the loan with the annual 60 pounds of interest now being paid to William Smithwick. Finally, on Dec 6, 1794, this loan was transferred by William Smithwick to Wollenham Heaphy..5 Michael Marshall Apjohn Esquire left a will in 1814 in Linfield, Coonagh, County Limerick. In this will, because he had no children of his own, he left the estate of Linfield to his nephew, Michael Lloyd, on the condition that he adopy the Apjohn name. The following is a transcription of that will.

The Will of Michael Marshall Apjohn

[Will—1814] In the name of God, I, Mk. M. Apjohn Esq., of Linfield, Co. Limk. being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills made by me. First I bequeath my soul and body into the hands of God by the blessed oblation of my savior the one at the time of my dissolution the other at the time of my resurrection. I desire that I may be buried privately in Pallas Churchyard near my father, and that the expense of my funeral should not exceed 40 guineas. I order and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the legacies hereinafter bequeathed shall be full paid out of my personal fortune and estate, if that be not sufficient, then out of my real and free-hold estates. Subject thereto I bequeath my real and free-hold estates of which I shall died seized unto Rev. Chas. Wm. Wall, Fellow—Trinity College, Dublin and Rich. Hemphill, Dublin, Solr., in trust to permit my sister Mary Lloyd, widow, to have during her life an annuity of £200 to be paid out of rents of Linfield, Ballyvonene and Nicker, if unpaid, it shall be lawful for Mary Lloyd and her servants to enter the lands and lead, drive, carry away and impound and detain until said annuity is paid. To permit and suffer my Grand Nephew Rikard Lloyd, eldest son of my nephew Mk. Lloyd of Sabine Fields, Queen’s Co., to receive an annuity of £60 payable out of Linfield Est., with like power of distress and recovery in case same is not regularly paid. To permit and suffer Ellen McCarthy—otherwise Gleeson—wife of my present steward Patk. McCarthy to have during the term of her natural life an annuity of £10 payable out of the lands of Ballyvonen without the interference or control of her husband. My will is that my trustees shall permit my nephew Mk. Lloyd to receive the rents and profits of my estates during the term of his natural life, he taking the name and bearing the Arms of Apjohn. I hereby empower him by any decree or will in his lifetime to charge the estates with a sum of £3,000 as a provision for his daughters to be divided amongst them as he directs; after his death trustees to permit Mk. Lloyd jnr. His second son to inherit Linfield Estates, he taking the name Apjohn and to charge said Estates with an annuity of £250 to be paid to any woman he might marry, also the sum of £4,000 as a provision for younger children; and after the death of said Mk. Apjohn to the use and behoof of his eldest son lawfully begotten and then to his 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th; in default of succession, then to my Grandnephew Garret Wall Jnr., second son of Rev. Garret Wall of Pallis, clerk. To charge on that event but not otherwise the sum of £2,000. I hereby bequeath to my Grandnephews Richard Ulysses Burgh and Thomas Henry Burgh, sons of the Rev. Thos. Burgh, Ardkenny, Co. Limk., Clerk. In the event of failure of Walls succession Rich. Ulysses Burgh—taking name Apjohn—to inherit Linfield. Through this will the inheritor was empowered to grants leases for not more than 3 lives or 31 years. Any benefactor refusing to take the name Apjohn was to forfeit his inheritance—it to pass to the next in line.

Residue after funeral expenses bequeathed to Mk. Lloyd. To Garret Wall Jnr. £500, my cousin Wm. Apjohn £100, my niece Marie Ferrar wife of Wm. Ferrar, Belfast, £50 annuity, the Rector Pallis £500 for poor of his parish.

[Codicil 1—1815] P.S. As I have this moment been informed that it is probably my house will be attacked this night—July 11th 1815—by an armed Banditti in consequence of my endeavours to protect my herdsman who narrowly escaped assassination a few nights ago, and as I have not time to make a codicil to my will, I think it prudent to mention the following legacies lest any accident should happen to me. I desire that Mk. Lloyd of Sabine Fields, my nephew and sole executor shall in 12 months after my death pay unto my dearly beloved niece Martha Burgh the sum of £500, also 20 guineas to Nelly McCarthy wife of my steward also 10 guineas to her husband Patk. McCarthy and 80 guineas the remainder of my servants to be divided amongst them by my nephew, also 10 guineas to my herdsman Patrick Setright on account of his honesty, fidelity and courageous conduct when attacked by a large party of ruffians. These four last sums I desire may be paid off immediately. £100 to my cousin Rich Hemphill in six months after my decease, £50 to be divided equally between Rev. Thos. Burgh, Christian his wife, and my nieces Marie Maulever and Martha Burgh. The bequest of £50 to the Burghs and Marie however is to buy mourning.

[Codicil 2—1817] In consequence of the sudden and alarming symptoms which my present disposition has assumed I wish the following arrangements to be made in addition to those stated above. I bequeath to my cousin Wm. Apjohn, Tipperary £100, £10 to the poor of the parish, £10 to be divided by the Archdeacon and Parish priest as they think proper. I desire that no stock be driven off the grounds by the authority of Mrs. Burgh, except which are perfectly fit for sale. I order that my funeral expenses do not exceed the sum of 30 guineas.

The two codicils were signed by testator bearing date Sept. 1814 in presence of me Richard Hemphill…Linfield 8th Feb 1817.

Michael Marshall Apjohn
Samuel Evans M.D. -- Jas. F. Carroll M.D.11


  1. [S35] Historic Graves, Old Pallas Graveyard, online <http://historicgraves.com/old-pallas/li-opls-025/grave>, ”Michael Marshall Apjohn… wished to be buried with his father in Pallas, which he was , in an 18th cent. type vault now so much weathered that the inscription is difficult to decipher, nearby is the somewhat similar type tomb of Thomas Apjohn”, from a letter from Michael Dwyer to Desmond Fitzgerald dated Oct 6, 1992.. Hereinafter cited as Historic Graves, Old Pallas Graveyard.
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  11. [S8] Eneclann Ltd, editor, unknown title (Dublin: National Archives of Ireland, 1922 to present). Hereinafter cited as Indexes to Irish Wills, 1484-1858.