18. CRAIGE ================================================== Mrs Eliz Johnston Ww }1D. Eliza [Ww=widow] of Willm Johnston Esq -------------- Miss Ann Johnston Mr John Moore } Jane Johnston } -------------- Jane & Mary O'Hail (serts) Alex Johnston & John M'Collom (serts) [servants] ================================================== The above entry taken from the Traill 1803 census of the parish of Ballintoy has led to some additional local information about this family.
The Johnston residence in Craig is labelled Craig Cottage in Griffith's Valuation. Mrs Johnston died in 1804 and her son John, who lived on the Canada-USA border, eventually sold the townland of Craig to a John McNeile about 1820 for £3250.
Craig Cottage is remembered as a one and a half-story white-washed thatched house with lots of wood-paneling and a cellar, not typical of the home of a tenant farmer. It is now used as a farm outbuilding for storage.