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Because the Townlands of Craigall & Drumsaragah border each other, I had
thought the same thing. Only recently after contact with a Johnston
descendant of the other family, did I figure out that his Johnstons in
Craigall are different to my Johnstons in Drumsaragh.
James Johnston (1826) in Drumsara first married Sarah Margaret Church & then
There was another James Johnston in Craigall (b.c 1820; d.1886 & married
Margaret Jane Taylor), whose daughter Hessie married a Torrens (Derek has
recorded the marriage on Richards site). James was the son of Robert & had
a brother Thomas (b.c 1825). Many of James's family are still in Northern
Ireland although some went to the USA. All of Thomas's family came to NZ
though one later went on to USA.
On the 1901 Census in the townland of Craigall, Hessie's father James has
already died. The Head of the household is Margaret J Johnston age 50
widow. Family are Essy [sic] age 30, Martha 28, Thomas 24, James 22,
Mary 20, Sarah Anne? 16.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Moffatt" <tmoffatt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: [4qd-bannvalley] Craigall
> Am I right or wrong that one of the Johnstons from Drumsaragh (Tamlaght
> O'Crilly) moved to Craigall in latter part of 19th century? Seems someone
> said that, but am not certain.
> Tom Moffatt