1805 - Ainsworth was born in Manchester, England on February 4, 1805.
1817 - Attended the Manchester Free Grammar School.
1820 - Started writing plays.
1822 - Quits the Grammar School and took up a degree in law.
1826 - Married Anne Frances Ebers on October 11, 1826.
1830 - Began to practice law and was associated with Fraser's Magazine.
1839 - Became the editor of Bentley's Miscellany.
1882 - Died in Reigate on January 3, 1882.
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