Margaret was born to Roger and Margaret (Jones) Leachland who were married Feb. 1604/5 in Bridgewater, Somerset, England.
She died after 31 Aug. 1654, when she was named in her mother's will as wife of Turner.
Donald Lines Jacobus a very careful genealogist, who was an expert on New Haven says: "Nathaniel Turner, d 1646 (On Lamberton's ship) ...; m. __________, who m. (2) Samuel Van Goodenhousen,".by 1649, when he was called by the court to give security for the portions of his wife's children.
The New Haven town and colony records give her the term of respect "Mrs." and never refer to her by her first name.
More recently, Robert Charles Anderson also referred to the wife of Nathaniel Turner as _______.
Unfortunately, at least one publication of the National Society Colonial Dames has accepted and published Margaret Leachland as Nathaniel's wife.
Margaret Leachland, most certainly married a man named Turner, since she is called Turner in her mother's will dated in 1654. There is no indication in this will that Margaret was anywhere but England. She had been married to VanGoodenhausen for over 5 years. Certainly in that time, she would have let her mother know that she remarried. In addition, Turner and his wife did not name any children Margaret, after her mother, or Roger, after her father. Nor is there any indication that Nathaniel came from Somerset.
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