1692 – Born in Wantage on the 18th of May.
1714 – He decided to enter the Church of England, and went to Oxford. After holding various other preferments, he became rector of the rich living of Stanhope.
1736 – He was made the head chaplain of King George II’s wife Caroline, on the advice of Lancelot Blackburne.
1738 – He was appointed bishop of Bristol.
1738 – He was appointed bishop of Bristol. He is said to have declined an offer to become the archbishop of Canterbury.
1750 – He became Bishop of Durham.
1726-1736 – He is most famous for his Fifteen Sermons on Human Nature and Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed.
1752 – Died on the 16th of June in Bath, Somerset.