1765 – Born in London on the 23rd of November.
1783 – He was sent to study abroad at the expense of the Prince of Wales, who had been favourably impressed by his skill at the harpsichord.
1787 – On his return to London, he held for a short time an appointment as one of the chamber musicians to the prince of Wales.
1796 – He was chosen organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, and in the same year he was made composer to the Chapel Royal.
1813 – He was also one of the original members of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
1821 – Appointed him organist to his private chapel at Brighton.
1838 – He was composing a similar work for the coronation of Queen Victoria when he died at his house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on the 24th of March.