1772 – He was born at Gibraltar on the 6th of December.
1797 – He took holy orders and became vicar of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire.
1800 – He also became vicar of Kingsbury in Warwickshire.
1814 – His version of the whole Divina Commedia.
1824 – Cary published a translation of The Birds of Aristophanes.
1826 – He was appointed assistant-librarian in the British Museum, a post which he held for about eleven years.
– He resigned because the appointment of keeper of the printed books, which should have been his in the ordinary course of promotion, was refused him when it fell vacant.
1844 – He died in London and was buried in Westminster Abbey on the 14th of August.