1729 – Born at Norbury Park, Surrey, England on the 27th of January.
1757 – He was a captain in the First Foot Guards.
1764 – He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. When Governor Arthur Dobbs died the following year.
1771 – Tryon was Governor of the colony of New York.
1775 – He was on a visit to England, the American Revolutionary War began.
– On the 19th of October, several months after his return, Tryon was compelled to seek refuge on the British sloop-of-war Halifax in New York Harbor.
1776 – He was restored to power when the British took possession of New York in September.
1777 – British administration ended, but an unofficial loyalist underground movement was led by James Robertson and Andrew Elliot.
– Tryon was given the rank of major-general and a command position in the British Army.
1779 – He commanded a series of raids on the Connecticut coast, attacking New Haven, Fairfield, and Norwalk, burning most of Fairfield and Norwalk.
1780 – Tryon returned to England.
1782 – He was promoted to lieutenant-general and to the colonelcy of the 29th Regiment of Foot.
1788 – Died in London just five years the treaty ending the American Revolution.