1691 – Born on September 21 in fiercely Protestant Lewes, Sussex, England.
1716 – Brought up a Protestant, he became a Roman Catholic in his teens and was ordained.
1730 – He returned from Douai to England, where he was widely known for the number of conversions.
1738 – He was forced to leave England because he published an open reply to an anti-Catholic pamphlet by an Anglican.
1739 – He was appointed coadjutor of the vicar apostolic in London.
1741 – Consecrated titular bishop of Debra.
1765-1780 – A series of efforts were instigated to molest English Catholics, he was involved; in the Gordon riots (1780) he had to flee London for his life.
1781 – January 12, he died from a two days illness. He was not able to recover from the shock of the "Gordon Riots"