Thomas was born in 1848 at Preston, Lancashire, to parents Roger, a cotton spinner, and Isabella.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.
- 1861 drawer in cotton factory
- 1871 theological student, Sunderland
- 1881 railway stationmaster
- 1891 stationmaster
Thomas married Catherine Kelly (b abt1841) on 18 June 1874 at Braddan, Isle of man. Census returns identify one child.
- Thomas Quine Walmsley (1875-1942)
I have not been able to identify a death record online for Thomas.
- 1872 Douglas
- 1874 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers