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SUE (View posts)
Posted: 1037016533000
Classification: Query
Hi All,
I am at the moment looking for links to Maria Elizabeth TARLING born Stmaford Rivers, Essex c1870. She was living in a convent at Queens Road, Brentwood in 1881 then married to Joseph steel in 1896.
Their daughter Josephine born 1902 was my husband's grandmother. if you are familiar with any of these names please contact me.

Re: TARLING, Essex

Peter Fudge (View posts)
Posted: 1047151634000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tarling
I cant help you with any of the above names but I was wondering if you could help me? I have been looking, for the last twenty years for Elaine Tarling. last known to attend Ayloff Primary School in Maylands Avenue Elm Park in the very early 70s.

I have a vague recollection of her having an older sister called Susan Tarling. Are you she. I would dearly love to find out what became of her. After junior school Elaine and I did this 'bumping into each other' thing for about 5 or 6 years and then its like she disappeared off the face of the planet!

Extensive searches of all the schools in the local area (Havering) via friends reunited have given me no leads at all. I am currently in contact with David Murphy anothe rpupil of the school who was best friends with Elaine's (and possibly your younger brother) Philip. Can you help me?

Re: Elaine TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1101130220000
Classification: Query
Hi Peter,

I think we've communicated previously, but I can't see the details (maybe lost in a computer crash a while back?). I'm Stephen Tarling from the Tarling family history website and just in case you're still looking:

Well if Elaine was at primary school in the very early 70s I would guess she was born 1960-1970 and the possibilities we have are:
Tarling Elaine K. George 1961 S West Ham 5a 947
Tarling Elaine M. McGuire 1961 D Middlesborough 1b 967
Tarling Elaine M. Truelove 1962 S Hull 2a 506
Tarling Elaine D. Paisey 1962 D Bristol 7b 434
Tarling Elaine Marie English 1970 M Cheltenham 7b 1333

of those Elaines I can see only one who has full sister Susan:
Tarling Susan Truelove 1960 D Hull 2a 418
and she is a couple of years older (but no younger full brother Philip); their parents would have been Frederick P. Tarling and Ms. Truelove who married DQ 1858 in Hull.

of those Elaines I can see only one who has a full brother Philip:
Tarling Philip R. George 1963 M Stepney 5D 988
and he is a couple of years younger (but no older full sister Susan); their parents would have been Robert G. Tarling and Ms. George who married SQ 1959 Romford.

If you knew Elaine until about the mid 1970's she might have married since and a couple of possibilities I see are:
Tarling Elaine D. Rogers Bristol 11 85 22 0240
Tarling Elaine K. Palmer Banictos Havering 09 90 13 0264
That last entry could correspond to the 1961 Elaine K. Tarling birth (the one with younger brother Philip, but no older full sister Susan), she would have been about 29 at the marriage; in which case you'd now be looking for Mrs. Elaine K. Palmer (wife of Mr. Benictos Palmer). There are not many Philip R. Tarling's and I have the address of one in the Southend area; similarly there are only two Robert G. Tarlings: one in Wales and one in Upminster. Let me know if you want addresses.

I don't see any likely deaths of an Elaine Tarling. Of course she might have moved abroad (e.g. Scotland)

There are a few Elaine Tarlings in the electoral roll and of course she may well be married by now and not be Tarling at all, so I don't think it's worth looking at those - but again contact me if you want further details.

Good luck, Stephen

Re: TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1175957415000
Classification: Query
Hi Sue,
I'm sure we've dcorresponded before, but just in case it's a different Sue I have notes:

Birth: Tarling Maria Elizabeth 1870 S Ongar 4a 118

1871 census she would be at Tool Hill, Stamford Rivers (RG10/1643/82/30):
James Tarling head mar 30 Ag. Lab. born Fyfield
Ellen do wife mar 22 born Ireland
Maria E do daur 8mo born Stamford Rivers

Death: James Tarling death registered JQ 1877 in Ongar district age 36

1881 census I think Maria is at Queen's Road, Brentwood; Lady of Mercy home / school (RG11/1756/19/31)
Maria Tarling scholar 10 born Ongar Essex
and I think Ellen is in Essex County Lunatic Asylum (RG11/1757/123/5) as:
Ellen Tarling ? official 32 cook born Ireland
I think the ? squiggle in the condition column copuld be M for married or W for window.

Marriage (2) of Ellen Tarling and James Thomas Moger DQ 1887 Islington

1891 census RG12/1093/6/3 Maria could be:
Maria Tarling single 18 Kitchen Maid Domestic Servant born Essex Great Parndon

Tarling Maria Elizabeth 1896 M Hackney 1b 610
Steel Joseph Alfred Hackney 1b 610 Spouse's surname Tarling

Birth: May Isabella T. STEEL; SQ 1896 in Holborn (1b 741)

Birth: Leo Joseph STEEL; DQ 1900 in Holborn (1b 663)

1901 census RG13/189/97/29. 27 Myddletom Buildings, Islington
Joseph A. Steel Head Mar 30 Traveller's Porter born Nothumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Maria E. Steel Wife Mar 30 born Essex, Stamford Rivers
May I.T. Steel Daur 4 born London, St. Lukes
Leo Steel Son 6 mo born London, St. Lukes

I am not related - just part of the Tarling family history group - see

Re: TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1318545875000
Classification: Query
not sure if you still looking for maria tarling but i have a maria tarling born 1873 - her parents being john tarling and ann skinner - they were from parndon area

Re: TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1393465288000
Classification: Query
My interest is George Tarling, a gardener. He married Rebecca Wilkinson in Hackney. In 1851 Rebecca Tarling was in the same London Fever Hospital as my husband's ancestors, Sarah Wilkinson (Rebecca's sister I suspect, though I cannotfind corresponding births to prove it, in Risely, or Rosely, Bedfordshire) and her daughter Ann, who married Reuben Brown ten years later. At that wedding an Annie Tarling was a witness, unknown. Complicating this picture is the presence of Tarlings living Chapel End, Walthamstow around the same time, which is the same street and place as Reuben Brown's family though I don't know of other connections. I also cannot find George Tarling's death index. He is on the 1871 census with Rebecca in Clapham, then disappears. Rebecca seems to have died in West Ham, Essex which could be Walthamstow. Does anyone know more abt this couple and if they moved from Clapham?

Re: TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1443621399000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tarling
George Tarling and Rebecca Wilkinson married 24 July 1836 in Christ Church, Maylebone, Middlesex. George's parents were James and Mary (nee Yarrow). Rebecca's death was registered DecQ 1878 in Walthamstow RD age 72 (implied birth Oct 1805 to Dec 1806). Anne Wilkinson and Rueben Brown married in JunQ 1861 in Hackney RD. George and Rebecca Tarling had a daughter Ann or Annie who in the 1861 census was a 24 year old unmarried domestic servant living in Clapham Park Terrace. In the 1861 census George Tarling and his wife Rebecca (nee Wilkinson) were also living in Clapham. So if Sarah Wilkinson and her daughter Anne Wilkinson were close to Sarah's sister Rebecca it seems quite likely that Rebecca's daughter Annie Tarling would know her first cousin Anne Wilkinson and might be a witness at the wedding. It's difficult to read but there's what looks like an Anne Tarling age 14 or 16 in the 1851 census an unmarried servant living in Clapham who could be your wedding witness. Annie Tarling is clear in most other censuses - it looks as if she did not marry or have children. Like you I cannot obviously see George Tarling's death; however my best bet would be the death indexed as George Farling registered SepQ 1872 age 64 (so born about 1808) in Wandsworth RD (which would include Clapham) - my guess is there's a mis-transcription involved. George and Rebecca are not too difficult to see in all the censuses - they had (at least) 4 children and I'm sure in the past I've corresponded with descendants. I am not related.

Re: TARLING, Essex

Posted: 1454255727000
Classification: Query
Thank you Stephen. It is very helpful to have a researcher add to the trail. I have decided to order the death certificate for Rebecca Wilkinson 1878 . Still mystifying me is that Sarah Wilkinson born Risley Bedfordshire (as was rebecca), Anne's mother, claimed to be a widowed lace-maker on the census of 1851 while in hospital in London, but in the actual fever hospital records in 1851 which I have seen she was an unmarried schoolteacher (maybe she was both). Anne Wilkinson her daughter born 1834 who became a Brown gave her place of birth as Haydon ot Theydon in later censuses and Anne and Sarah would appear to be living by themselves in Haydon Bungalows Royston which is apparently near Risley in 1841. Anne had been in Clapton a few weeks before getting typhoid fever in the records, and Rebecca Wilkinson, son George, Sarah Wilkinson and Anne her daughter all entered the fever hospital together (in the original record book at the LMA), they follow one another in order, all sent from Clapton. I think they were living together. They all survived. Anne stated her father was a Joseph Wilkinson when she married in Hackney. There is no baptism for a Sarah Wilkinson I could find, so perhaps she was a widow. Thanks again any comments to help are welcome. J
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