1574 – Born on the 7th of March at Brome in Norfolk, the son of a tanner, and received the patronage of the Cornwallis family.
1594 – He accompanied Elizabeth Cornwallis to Hengrave Hall near Bury St. Edmunds in around when she married Sir Thomas Kytson the Younger.
1600 – He was chosen to proofread John Dowland’s Second Booke of Songs.
1608 – A set of madrigals by him appeared and a second, the two sets containing sixty-four pieces.
1628 – On the death of Elizabeth Cornwallis, Wilbye went to live with her daughter Mary Darcy, Countess Rivers in Colchester.
1638 – Died in September there in Colchester.