1692 - Born in Wantage on the 18th of May.
1714 - He decided to enter the Church of England, and went to Oxford. After holding various other preferments, he became rector of the rich living of Stanhope.
1736 - He was made the head chaplain of King George II's wife Caroline, on the advice of Lancelot Blackburne.
1738 - He was appointed bishop of Bristol.
1738 - He was appointed bishop of Bristol. He is said to have declined an offer to become the archbishop of Canterbury.
1750 - He became Bishop of Durham.
1726-1736 - He is most famous for his Fifteen Sermons on Human Nature and Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed.
1752 - Died on the 16th of June in Bath, Somerset.
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