1609 – Born at Alderley, Gloucestershire on the 1st of November.
1629 – On the 8th of November, Hale became a member of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn.
1637 – Hale was called to the bar and almost at once found himself in full practice.
1644 – Hale signed the Solemn League and Covenant, and was a member of the famous assembly of divines at Westminster.
1653 – Hale took the engagement to the Commonwealth as he had done to the king.
1660 – Hale was very graciously received by Charles II., and in the same year was appointed chief baron of the exchequer, and accepted, with extreme reluctance, the honour of knighthood.
1664 – He is chargeable, however, with the condemnation. and execution of two poor women from Lowestoft tried before him for witchcraft, a kind of judicial murder then falling under disuse.
1676 – Died on the 25th of December.