Margaret Tarlington (c.1784–1834)

MARGARET TARLINGTON arrived in the colony as a convict per Experiment I (1804) under the name MARGARET DUGGAN, but her maiden name was JONES. She married JOHN TARLINGTON in December 1811, just nine months after JOHN had lost his first wife CATHERINE. MARGARET DUGGAN appears to have already had a son, who she called WILLIAM DUGGAN. Upon marrying JOHN TARLINGTON, however, WILLIAM took his stepfather’s surname, and was known as WILLIAM DUGGAN TARLINGTON. MARGARET passed away in February 1834 and, again, JOHN TARLINGTON wasted no time in obtaining another wife. By May he was seeking permission to marry convict MARY RYAN and in July they married. JOHN TARLINGTON would outlive all three of his wives.

Names

  • Birth Name: MARGARET JONES
  • Married Name: MARGARET DUGGAN
  • Alternate: MARGARET DUGAN
  • Married name: MARGARET TARLINGTON
  • Alternate: MARGARET TARLINTON
  • Alternate: MARGARET TARLENTON

Burial Location

Section 1, Row O, No. 13, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Relationships

  • Wife of PATRICK DUGGAN / DUGAN
  • Mother of WILLIAM DUGGAN TARLINGTON
  • Second Wife of JOHN TARLINGTON
  • Stepmother of MARY TARLINGTON

Related Content

‘No Pity for the Hunted’: The Tarlingtons, Little Jemmy and Little George

By Michaela Ann Cameron

Abstract: Our story begins at the graves bearing the name ‘Tarlinton’ [sic] at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta in Burramattagal Country. John, the Tarlingtons’ pater familias, was an Englishman and a ‘cutler’ by trade, who arrived with the Third Fleet per Matilda (1791) with a sentence of seven years transportation for ‘breaking into the warehouse of John Bardwell’ in Sheffield, England, in 1787, with accomplice and fellow cutler Joshua Godbehere, ‘and stealing from thence divers [sic] articles.’ In another section of the cemetery, two of John’s infant children rest alongside the first two of his three convict wives: Catherine Jackson per Kitty (1792) and Margaret Duggan née Jones per Experiment I (1804). But, this is not to be another story about a settler family, though a couple of them do figure highly in all that follows. For, this is really the tale of ‘Little Jemmy’ and ‘Little George,’ and what happened to them after they visited Tarlington Farm one Sunday morn in late February 1798. Read more>>

Lists

# Convict

# Place of Trial: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Experiment I (1804)

# Burial Year: 1834

# Grave: marked