1824 – He was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
1850 – He was appointed pastor of Trinity Congregational Church, Arundel.
1872 – He was also for a time editor of Good Words for the Young, and lectured successfully in the United States this year until 1873.
1877 – He was given a civil list pension.
1905 – He died in Ashstead, and then he was both cremated and buried in Bordighera.
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