1726 - born in Thirsk, baptised 19 March
1740 -apprenticed in the Goldsmiths' Company to the London engraver and printseller John Tinney on 2 May;
1753 - becam free of the company on 5 April
produced a number of prints for the publisher John Boydell, sometimes in collaboration with William Woollett.
after 1753 - located at premises in Great Kirby Street, London
by 1763 - at the corner of Nevils Court, Fetter Lane, London