Timeline

1780
The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor, the first Sunday newspaper in Britain, begins publication.
1780
1781
American Revolution Ends.
1781
Jonathan Simmonds is born in Barton, Suffolk.
1789
Bastille stormed, Paris.
1789
1790
The first boat specialized as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1790
1800
The U.S. Library of Congress is founded.
1800
1810
Sake Dean Mahomet opens Hindoostanee Coffee House, the first Indian restaurant in London.
1810
1812
Charles Dickens is born on the 7th Feburary.
1812
William Simmonds born in Rougham, Suffolk.
1814
Emperor Napoleon abdicates; Louis XVIII becomes King of France
1814
Jonathan Simmonds Jnr is born in Rougham, Suffolk.
1820
Florence Nightingale, nurse born.
1820
Thomas Gosling Jnr is borrn in Kenn, Somerset.
1821
John Constable paints 'The Hay Wain'.
1821
Hannah Tippet is born in Portbury, Somerset.
1826
The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, is opened between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
1826
1830
George IV dies and is succeeded by his brother William IV
1830
1835
Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle.
1835
William Simmonds marries Sarah Spink in Hessett, Suffolk.
1837
Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
1837
1839
The world's first commercial electric telegraph line comes into operation alongside the Great Western Railway line, from Paddington Station to West Drayton.
1839
Abraham Simmonds is born in Hesset, Suffolk.

Jonathan Simmonds Jnr marries Jemima Naylor.
1840
The Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, becomes valid for the pre-payment of postage.
1840
1846
Planet Neptune first sighted.
1846
George Morgan Gosling is born in Bristol.
1850
"David Copperfield" published.
1850
1852
State funeral of the Duke of Wellington
1852
Jonathan Simmonds Jnr. marries Mary Bragg.

Jonathan Simmonds Snr. dies in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
1858
The last rebels of the Indian Mutiny surrender in Gwalior
1858
Abraham Simmonds marries Caroline Bugg in Rougham, Suffolk.

William Alfred Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk.
1860
The first street trams in Britain are introduced in Birkenhead.

The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, is played for the first time at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.
1860
1870
Outbreak of the Franco-Pussian War 0n the 19th July. The conflict is a culmination of years of tension between the two powers.
1870
Asaph Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk.
George Morgan Gosling marries Matilda Georgina Cowham in Clifton, Bristol.
1872
The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia.
1872
1876
Modern Refridgerator is invented by Carl von Linden who discovered and patented an improved method of liquefying gas.
1876
1879
Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time
1879
William Simmonds dies in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
1880
Greenwich Mean Time adopted across Great Britain.
1880
1881
Gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone
1881
Matilda Georgina Gosling (Nee Cowham) the first wife of George Morgan Gosling, dies in Bristol.
1883
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is published in book form
1883
George Morgan Gosling marries Clara Matilda Wilkins (his second marriage) in Bristol.
1886
Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile
1886
George Hawke Hiffernan is born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.
1887
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, marking the 50th year of her reign
1887
1888
John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor is born.
1888

Mabel Gosling is born in Bristol.



Elizabeth Amelia Jones is born in Bristol.
1889
Work completed on the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
1889
1890
Agatha Christie, writer born.
1890
Caroline Simmonds (nee Bugg) the first wife of Abraham Simmonds dies.

Twins, Sidney George and William Arthur Gosling are born in Wookey Hole, Somerset
1891
Cole Porter, composer born.
1891
1892
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1892
Abraham Simmonds marries Ellen Barker (second marriage) in Rougham, Sufflolk.
Walter Morgan Gosling is born in Bristol.
1893
New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote
1893
Hannah Gosling (Nee Tippet) the wife of Thomas Gosling Jnr. dies in Wraxall, Nailsea.
1898
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson , better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, dies
1898
Asaph Simmonds marries Edith Ellen Parish in Rougham, Suffolk.
Lilian Dorothea Moon is born in Bristol.
1899
Alfred Hitchcock, British film director is born.
1899
Eva Elizabeth Simmonds is born in Rougham, Suffolk.
George Morgan Gosling dies in Bristol.
1900
Oscar Wilde, playwright, writer and poet dies.
1900
Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds Family) is born in Ombersley, Worsetershire.
1902
Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
1902
Pelham Robert Simmonds is born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Thomas Gosling Jnr dies at Long Ashton, Somerset.
1905
The Automobile Association was founded in United Kingdom
1905
Phyllis Rose Herbert is born in Stourport-on-severn, Worcestershire.
1906
John Betjeman, English poet, born.
1906
Thomas Hector Simmonds is born in Martley, Worcestershire.
1910
Florence Nightingale died, aged 90.
1910
1912
The Titanic leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. Four days into her journey she strikes an iceberg and sinks two hours and forty minutes later.
1912
1913
Unemployment and Maternity benefits introduced.

The first Chelsea Flower Show is held in London.
1913
Abraham Simmonds dies in Rougham, Suffolk.
1914
Start of WW1. On the 4th of august Britain declares war on Germany.
1914
Walter Morgan Gosling marries Harriett Olive Jones.


George Hiffernan is injured at the battle of the Somme and is evacuated to Bristol, England where he meets Mabel Gosling.
1916
WW1 Battle of the Somme
1916
Sidney George Gosling marries Elizabeth Amelia Jones in Bristol.

George Hiffernan returns to Canada where he is discharged.
1917
WW1 The US declares war on Germany.
1917
Mabel Gosling travels to Canada on one of the first bride ships to leave England after the war and is re-united with George at Medicine Hat, Alberta where they are married.
1918
End of WW1. On 11th November the leaders of both sides hold a meeting in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage headquarters at Compiegne. The Armistice is signed at 6am and comes into force five hours later.
1918
Ruth Margaretta Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.
1919
Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
1919
Elizabeth Daisy Hill is born in Taunton.
1920
King George V unveils the Cenotaph; The Unknown Warrior is buried.
1920
1922
Tutankhamun tomb discovered, Egypt.
1922
Harold Walter Gosling is born in Bristol, Gloustershire.


Robert Stanley Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands. He dies when only a few months old.
1923
Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer and broadcaster is born.
1923
Howard Herbert Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.
1924
Kenneth Kendall, British newsreader and presenter is born.
1924
1925
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
1925
Harriett Gosling (nee Jones) first wife of Walter Gosling dies in Bristol.

Walter Gosling and his son Harold emigrate to Canada with the intention of Harold inherting the Hiffernans farm. However they both later return to England.
1929
Stockmarket crashes on Wall Street, ushering in the "Great Depression"
1929

Pelham Robert Simmonds marries Phyllis Rose Herbert in Kidderminster.

Eva Elizabeth Simmonds marries Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds).
Walter Morgan Gosling marries Lilian Dorothea Moon (his second wife) in Bristol.
1930
Planet Pluto discovered.
1930
1931
Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, is born.
1931
Jean Evelyn Simmonds is born in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
1933
Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
1933
Thomas Hector Simmonds marries Ada Richmond in Stourbridge.
1937
The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
1937
David Brian Simmonds is born in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.
1940
The Dunkirk evacuation of British Expeditionary Force takes place. 300,000 troops are evacuated from France to England.

The Battle of Britain begins.
1940
Harold Walter Gosling marries Elizabeth Daisy Hill in Taunton, Somerset.
1943
The Colossus computer is invented by the British to break German encryption.
1943
William Arthur Gosling dies in Bristol.
1948
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader of Indian independence movement is assassinated.
1948
1949
George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Wartime rationing of sweets and chocolate ends, but is re-instituted shortly thereafter as shortages return.
1949
Asaph Simmonds dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
1950
Outbreak of the Korean War.
1950
Howard Herbert Gosling marries Jean Evelyn Simmonds in Stourport-on-seven, Worcestershire.
1955
First edition of the Guinness Book of Records is published, in London.
1955
Jean Evelyn Simmonds
marries Howard Herbert Gosling in Stourport-on-seven, Worcestershire.
Stephen Robert Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.
1956
Britain abolishes the death penalty.
1956
George and Mabel Hiffernan (nee Gosling) move from Dawson Creek to Victoria, Vancouver Island.
1959
M1 motorway officially opened.
1959
1960
Coronation Street first televised.
1960
1961
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space.
1961
Walter Morgan Gosling dies in Bristol.
1963
John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas.
1963
Judith Ann Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.
1967
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967
1970
British Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh.
1970
1971
The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency
1971
Thomas Hector Simmonds dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
George Hawkes Hiffernan dies in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada.
1973
Vietnam War ends.

"Watergate" scandal exposed
1973

Eva Elizabeth Simmonds (nee Simmonds) dies in Areley Kings.

Cornelius Simmonds (different Simmonds Family) dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
Elizabeth Amelia Gosling (nee Jones) dies in Walsall, West Midlands.
1975
Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1975
Sidney George Gosling dies in Walsall, West Midlands
1977
Elvis Presley dies in his home in Graceland at age 42.
1977
1980
John Lennon is shot dead in New York.
1980
Pelham Robert Simmonds dies in Walsall, West Midlands.
1986
The Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Soviet Union "killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property".
1986
Phyllis Rose Simmonds (nee Herbert) dies in Walsall, West Midlands.
Mabel Hiffernan (nee Gosling) dies aged 100 on Vancouver Island, Canada.
1989
Exxon Valdez oil spill In Alaska
1989
1990
Margaret Thatcher announces she will resign as Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore as Prime Minister.
1990
Harold Walter Gosling dies in Bristol.
1992
A fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, causing over £50 million worth of damage.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announce their separation
1992
1997
Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 04:00 a.m
1997
Ada Simmonds (nee Richmond) dies in Areley Kings, Worcestershire.
2000
Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world.
2000