1690 – Born in Stradbally Hall, Queen’s County, Ireland.
1703 – 13 year old William Cosby traveled to Italy and earned money by gambling in card games.
1711 – Sir William Cosby married Grace Montagu, a British lady with connections at Buckingham Palace, as sister of George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax.
1717 – Sir William Cosby was promoted to Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Ireland.
1731 – Governor of New York and the Jerseys.
1735 – Cosby was promoted to Vice Admiral on the 29th of September, and to Brigadier General on the 30th of November, while serving as royal governor.
1736 – Died of tuberculosis on the 10th of March, between 1 and 2 p.m., in the Governor’s House at Ft. George, today’s Battery Park, New York City.