1814 – Born on the 8th of November.
1836 – He joined the Bombay infantry.
1845 – He was appointed professor of Hindustani at Haileybury College.
1847 – He published a Hindustani grammar.
1851 – He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
1857 – He edited The Autobiography of Latfullah.
– He also edited for the Bible Society the Book of Genesis in the Dakhani language.
1860 – He served in Persia as secretary to the British Legation.
1866 – He became private secretary to the secretary of state for India.
1867 – He went to Venezuela for government mission.
1868 – He became Member of Parliament (MP).
1875 – He received the degree of Master of Arts with the franchise from the University of Oxford.
1883 – He died on the 16th of July in Vantnor, Isle of Wight.