18th Oct. 1881
My dearest Sally,
Your welcome note gave us all great pleasure this morning, to learn that my dear Mary had her confinement safely over and both she and her little daughter were so well. Thank God for his great mercy it is a relief to my mind as I have been thinking so much about her lately. I trust baby will be a blessing and comfort to her father & mother.
I see by the paper that Dr. Nesbitt has succeeded in getting the Dispensary. I suppose he would be more agreeable to Maggie than a total stranger. Will she continue to live at Slieveroe I was glad to hear lately that poor Robert had his wife insured for £2000. I hope it is true. I also heard that Maggie is in the family way. Is that true? Alicia wrote to you last night so you have all our news. Hannah is thank God finely again. Annie & Alicia are away to Armagh with their father today.
Mrs. Barkley is now staying in New Hollow with Mrs. Brown. She came to see me lately Miss Lizzie was with her. I asked her (Mrs. B) to spend part of this week with me, but she has so many invitations, she has no time. And I fear my time is wearing away for I feel very feeble, and I have a nasty cold hanging over me all week which will not go, but I am nursing it. God bless you.
Your affectionate friend
Mary Jane McKean
 Sarah (McCullagh) Whiteside
 Mary (née McCULLAGH) REID, wife of William REID
 Margaret Annas REID b October 14, 1881
 Dr. NESBITT?
 Margaret (Jackson) (Reed) McCULLAGH whose husband Robert Hamilton REED (1847-Sept 16, 1881) had died at age 34
 Dr.Robert Hamilton Reed, first husband of Margaret Jackson
 Thomas Jackson REED was born May 25, 1881, four months before his father’s death. If Margaret (née JACKSON) REED was pregnant again, it did not result in a live birth known to me.
 Alicia Eleanor McKEAN, daughter of William McKEAN and Mary Anne Jane BARTLEY
 Hanna Georgina McKEAN, daughter of William McKEAN and Mary Anne Jane BARTLEY
 Anne McKEAN, daughter of William McKEAN and Mary Anne Jane BARTLEY
 Sarah (née JACKSON) BARKLEY, wife of Rev. Joseph BARKLEY (1811-1881). She is an aunt of Sir Thomas JACKSON and of
 New Hollow, otherwise known as Brown’s Hollow, where Killynure family home was built by Thompson BROWN(E)
 Bessie (née JACKSON) BROWN(E), wife of Thompson BROWN(E), sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON
 Miss Lizzie?
 Mary Anne Jane (née BARTLEY) McKEAN (1815-1886), daughter of George BARTLEY and Alicia Eleanor NIXON