1709 – He was born at Salisbury this year.
1774 – He was Comptroller to the Queen from this year to 1780.
1761 – He became a county magistrate, and was Member of Parliament for Christchurch from this year until his death.
1765 – He held political office under Lord Greenville, retiring with him this year.
1744 – He published Three Treatises–on art; on music, painting, and poetry; and on happiness.
1751 – He also published Philosophical Arrangements and Philosophical Inquiries.
1772 – He is also known as a correspondent of fellow classicist Lord Monboddo.
1780 – He died this year.