1630 – Born in October.
1647 – He entered as a pensioner of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
1650-1651 – Graduated and was made fellow of his college.
1656 – He became tutor to the son of Edmond Prideaux, attorney-general to Oliver Cromwell.
1661 – He was ordained without subscription by Thomas Sydserf, a Scottish bishop.
1662 – Tillotson was present at the Savoy Conference and remained identified with the Presbyterians till, the passing of the Act of Uniformity.
1663 – He published a characteristic sermon on "The Wisdom of being Religious.
1664 – He became preacher at Lincoln’s Inn.
1670 – He became prebendary.
1672 – Dean of Canterbury.
1675 – He edited John Wilkins’s Principles of Natural Religion.
1689 – He possessed the special confidence of William and Mary, and was made clerk of the closet to the king in March.
1691 – He was elected to succeed Sancroft; but accepted the promotion with extreme reluctance, and it was deferred from time to time, at his request.
1693 – He published four lectures on the Socinian controversy.
1694 – Died on the 22nd of November.