Thomas Playfair, known as Thomas, was born at Earls Colne, Essex, England, on 4 January 1832.
Playfair arrived in Australia in Melbourne on 30 September, 1859 with the Royal Navy, and after a voluntarily discharge
made his way to Sydney, arriving there on S.S. London on 7 October, 1859.
joined the butcher's business of Edmund Baily, and later went into partnership with him.
married twice. His first marriage was to Helen (or Ellen) Matheson, the sister in law of his business partner, Edmund John Baily in 1860.
Ellen had 4 children.
death in 1866, Thomas married her half sister, Georgina. They had 5 children, 2 of whom died in infancy.
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