1576 – He was born this year.
1592 – He entered Cambridge.
1597 – He received fellowship and was ordained in this year. Soon thereafter he became curate of a church at Norwich.
1606 – He was a member of the group of separatists at Gainsborough and a little later was in the company of the separatists gathered around William Brewster at Scrooby.
1608 – He became their pastor and was a leader in the removal (1608) of the Scrooby group to Amsterdam.
1609 – He and his flock moved to Leiden, where they set up a church.
1620 – Robinson actively encouraged the projected emigration to America and would have accompanied the Pilgrims had the majority of his congregation gone; with their settlement at Plymouth, Congregationalism was founded in the New World.
1625 – He passed away this year.