1836 – He was born on the 20th of January at Keighley, in Yorkshire.
– He made his first appearance as a violinist at the age of nine, and had the advantage of studying between the ages of twelve and eighteen at Stuttgart, with Wilhelm Bernhard Molique.
1853 – On his return to England in Costa got him engagements in the leading orchestras.
1855 – He was a member of the Covent Garden opera orchestra.
1863-1869 – He made his debut as a solo player at a concert given on the 22nd of April by the Musical Society of London, and succeeded Prosper Sainton as leader at Covent Garden.
1895 – He died at Hampstead on the 13th of July.