Moses has no biography, but from newspaper articles, of which there are many, a little can be learnt about the man. At the time of his death he was living at South Brisbane, in Flower Street.
He was a butcher, and during the bad financial times of 1866 he became insolvent.
Then in 1884 he was up and running again this time he was involved in a dispute about a paddock at John Mc Connel's property at Cressbrook. He was renting 800 acres of land.
Poor Mose Walmsley he became insolvent during the financial crash of 1866. He was a butcher.
His brother Aaron predeceased him some 20 years ago. On arrival in the colony the late Mr Walmsley lived privately in a house where now stands the Hotel Victoria, adjoining the Victoria Bridge. Shortly afterwards he settled on Redbank Plains where he carried on dairying pursuits.
Returning to South Brisbane he carried on the butchering business for some 25 years, when his business was taken over by the Graziers. The deceased gentleman married a daughter of the late Mr Samuel Pitt hotel proprietor of Sydney, and after whom "Pitt Street" Sydney was named. Mrs Walmsley is still hale and hearty and is 75 years of age. The family consisted of 3 sons and 5 daughters, one of these sons Wilmott met his death by accident quite recently at Rocklea. There are 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
There is now a relationship between Moses Walmsley and John Mc Connel
He may have been the Ferry operator, plying between both sides of the River, who committed suicide in front of his children. This might not be the correct John Baxter, or it may be a relative.