Thomas Johnstone of Hallhouse, the diarist who augmented his agricultural income with cobbling (Reid 1991), died in June 1885 aged 86 and was buried in the orchard at his house as he requested in his Will. This was located immediately to the south of the house. A low metal fence surrounded the plot which lay within a larger railed enclosure.
The family retained the property until the mid 20th century when it was sold and the orchard was subsequently sold on. Trees and boundaries were removed some time in the 1970s and all surface traces of the grave were lost.