Thomas Probert was married in 1873 to Sydney Mary Pryke (1840-1921). They had four daughters and two sons. He died on 6 September 1922.
Probert stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Newtown in 1901.
Local government service
Thomas Probert was an alderman on Camperdown Council for two terms in 1888-89 and 1891-1908. He was mayor in 1899-1901. Probert as mayor in 1900 directed house to house inspections in Camperdown. regarding the bubonic plague. He complained in council in 1902 that larrikins gathered in local back-lanes on Sunday mornings to play two-up, dispersing when police arrived.
Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1901, p. 4
Evening News, 7 March 1900, p. 4
Evening News, 5 October 1901, p. 6
Evening News, 31 October 1902, p. 7
Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 1922, p. 8