Thomas Best was born 20 June 1799 in Seven Hills, New South Wales, Australia to George Best (c1763-1836) and Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833) and died 26 January 1874 in "Tangmangaroo", Gunning, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Beckett (1800-1857) 16 February 1818 in Saint John's, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

After the death of Ellen Reynolds (c1833-1866) (Mrs Ellen Buckley) on 23 Dec 1866, he was charged with her murder (it was alleged that he kicked her) and was acquitted.


Offspring of Thomas Best and Mary Beckett (1800-1857)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hesther Best (1818-1886)
Mary Ann Best (1820-1876)
Thomas Samuel Best (1822-1893) 3 July 1822 Dural, New South Wales, Australia 31 December 1893 "Mountain View", Dural, New South Wales, Australia Mary Ann Tuckwell (1824-1901)

George Best (1824-1854)
Peter Best (1827-1828)
Sarah H Best (1829-1906)
Elizabeth Best (1832-1915)
Eliza Best (1833-1882)
Sophia Hope Best (1836-c1916)
Henry William S Best (1838-1887)

Offspring of Thomas Best and Ellen Reynolds (c1833-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Allan Joseph Buckley (c1861-1942)
Caroline Buckley (1864)

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