1779 – Born on the 6th of October in Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
1801 – He escaped massacre in Benares, India.
1804 – He was appointed British resident at Nagpur, India.
1807 – He completed a short stint at Gwalior, India.
1808 – He was appointed the first British envoy to the court of Kabul, Afghanistan.
1811 – He appointed to the important and difficult post of resident in Pune, India.
1819 – He was appointed as the Governor of Bombay in India.
1829 – He went back to England.
1859 – He died on the 20th of November in Surrey, England.