1. It would appear that the phrase "at Mount Edward" is meant to distinguish this Mrs. Allen from the person regularly referred to as Mrs. Allen, i.e., Mrs. John Allen.

Mrs. Allen "at Mount Edward" would be Rebecca (Coleman) Allen, wife of William Allen (see S17n3 ), they being the only Allens in the area with a son by the name of William--mentioned in this entry as escorting the girls home.

Unless "Mount Edward" is meant to indicate a geographical area rather than the estate, it would seem that the William Allens are living at Mount Edward and running that estate for the young widow Joanna Brinley--who is William Allen's niece. It seems that Joanna Brinley is living there as well (see Al7n2 and O31n1 ).

2. William Allen Jr., aged 20.

B. 28 Sept. 1795, eldest son of William and Rebecca(Coleman) Allen. He is the brother of Eliza Allen ( see S26n4 ) (D. 4 March 1816.)

3. One wonders whether Louisa is not a little taken with William, given that she has just come home in his company and that on the following two days she is involved writing poetry. A certain charm about him could also explain why Sally would bother to accompany him all the way to Colin Grove and back.