1756 – He was born this year in Colchester, England.
1778 – On the 26th day of June this year, he entered the navy.
1781 – He received his diploma of the Company of Surgeons.
1788 – He fought a duel with his third assistant, William Balmain, in which, according to one account, both were slightly wounded.
1792 – The strain on him was severe; he applied for leave in England.
1794 – He had the satisfaction of leaving the colony a far healthier place than it had been for five years.
1795 – He reached London in July of this year. He was reluctant to return to New South Wales.
1796 – He was faced with the alternative of doing so immediately or of resigning his appointment, he chose to resign. He served in various ships for three years.
1799 – He became a surgeon at Sheerness Navy Yard from December this year to 1803.
1803 – Then at Chatham Yard.
1820 – He was superannuated in January of this year at the age of 63.
1832 – He died at Worthing on the 20th of February this year at aged 75, and was buried at St Mary’s, Broadwater, where until recent years a small tablet noted this event.