Chronology

24 Sep 1759 Born
1766 Admitted to Eton
29 Jan 1779 Admitted to King's College
Apr 1779 Evangelical conversion at King's College
29 Jan 1782 Became a King's College Fellow
May 1782 Ordained Deacon, began preaching as volunteer locum at St Edward's
Nov 1782 Appointed curate at Holy Trinity
Jan 1783 Graduated BA
Sep 1783 Ordained Priest
1788 Beginning of India mission
1789 2nd Dean of Arts
1790 Dean of Divinity
1790 Started sermon-technique classes
1791-92 Vice-Provost
1793-94 2nd Dean of Arts
1795-97 1st Dean of Arts
1797 Church Missionary Society founded
1798 Dean of Divinity
1799-1805 Second Bursar
1812 Moved to the top room in Gibbs; weekly tea/conversation parties began
1813 John Thornton died; beginnings of Simeon Trust
1814 Inherited a family legacy
1821 New bridge built
1828-30 1st Dean of Arts
Nov 1836 Died; funeral and interment in the Chapel

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