Thomas was born about 1710, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Sophia Lewe. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Elizabeth (c1732-c1796).
!Notes: Merchant, Burgess of Edinburgh and Gild Brother.
Two possible birth records have been found, both in St. Cuthberts Parish in Edinburgh. The first has a Thomas being baptized by an Alexander Cleghorn and Helen Paterson in 1708. They had previously baptized a child by the same name in 1704. This type of naming usually indicates an infant death of the first child with the name. The second possibility was a Thomas baptizes by Richard Cleghorn and Christian Cleeland in 1705.