It is great to see others researching the Playford name.Here is a little of what I know about my Playford line. If anyone knows of this family, I would certainly like to make contact.Carla
Stephen Playford was born bef 1826 in ENG and married Ann Ratcliff abt 1839 in ENG.Stephen and family left London between 1848 and 1851 for Canada.I have been unable to find a trace of the family in Canada other than a letter.Stephen and Ann had two known children:
1. Stephen Thomas Playford born 10 Dec 1840 in London, England.According to census information, Stephen Thomas left Canada in 1865 for the U.S.In 1875, he married Lucy Ann Cram in Blair, Washington Co., NE.In 1893, he moved his family to Decatur Co., KS.Stephen and Lucy had 11 children: a. Stephen Martin Playford (died young), b. James C. Playford, c. Louise Playford, d. Clara Playford, e. Thomas Playford, f. Stephen "Steve" Playford (my great grandfather), g. Annetta Playford, h. Lucy Ellen Playford, i. Anna Elizabeth Playford, j. Harriet Alberta Playford, and k. George Iran Playford.
2. Ann Elizabeth Playford was born July 1843 in England.According to her census information, she arrived in Canada in 1851.The 1900 census has Dr. Ann Elizabeth (Playford) McCormack residing in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.She was a medical doctor. She had at least three children including a Melita.