1739 - Was born at Hermiston, Midlothian, Scotland near Edinburgh.
1783 - He settled in Edinburgh.
1791 - He projected a weekly publication called The Bee, which was largely written by himself, and of which 18 volumes were published.
1797 - He began to reside at Isleworth.
1799-1802 - He produced a monthly publication, Recreations in Agriculture, Natural History, Arts and Miscellaneous Literature.
- He was also the author of many pamphlets on agricultural and economical topics.
1808 - Died on the 15th of October.
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