1840 – Born on the 3rd of August in Liverpool, England.
1870 – He studied law at London University and was called to the bar.
1883 – Bigham was named a Queen’s Counsel.
1885 – Unsuccessful candidate for Parliament from Toxteth.
1892 – Once again he was defeated as Liverpool Exchange constituency.
1895 – Elected on his third attempt as a Liberal Unionist.
– Became a judge to the Queen’s Bench while continuing his work in business law.
1904 – He presided over the railway and canal commission.
1909 – Joined the Probate, divorce and Admiralty division.
1910 – He retired in his post.
1912 – Appointed by Lord Loreburn, the Lord Chancellor in the government of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, to head the inquiry commission into the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
1913 – Presided over the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
1916 – He was created a viscount.
1929 – He died at Littlehampton in Sussex on 3rd of September.