Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, wrote in his diary:

Over to Kyrenia, lunch and bathed then changed into black and to the funeral of old Mr Houston who had died yesterday. He was an old man who had been here since 1878 living in a two roomed house though he was the owner of Johnstone castle in Scotland and £12,000 a year! A charming little private grave yard near the sea.