1843 – Born at Walberton, Sussex on the 14th of November.
1866 – Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, he took a first class in the final classical schools.
1869 – He was called to the bar.
1873 – He went the home circuit, when he succeeded to the baronetcy.
1874 – He became Vinerian reader in English law at Oxford.
1881 – He became warden of All Souls College.
1892 – He identified himself both with local and university interests; he became an alderman of the city of Oxford.
1894 – Chairman of quarter sessions for the county.
1898 – He was vice-chancellor of the university.
1899 – Chancellor of the diocese of Oxford.
1900 – He preserved an active interest in education, being a member of the newly created consultative committee of the Board of Education.
1902 – He became Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education.
1914 – William Reynell died.