1739 – Was born at Hermiston, Midlothian, Scotland near Edinburgh.
1783 – He settled in Edinburgh.
1791 – He projected a weekly publication called The Bee, which was largely written by himself, and of which 18 volumes were published.
1797 – He began to reside at Isleworth.
1799-1802 – He produced a monthly publication, Recreations in Agriculture, Natural History, Arts and Miscellaneous Literature.
– He was also the author of many pamphlets on agricultural and economical topics.
1808 – Died on the 15th of October.