- 1815 – Born Petty
- Educated Petty and Ardersier Schools and King,s College, Aberdeen.
- Teacher at Lochbroom
- 1840 – Licensed by Presbytery of Lochcarron
- Presented to Daviot, Inverness but not settled – unacceptable to the people
- 1842 – Ordained to Third Charge, Inverness,
- 1843 – Translated to East St Nicholas, Aberdeen
- Gained Doctor of Divinity at King.s College Aberdeen
- 1853 – Died
Described as best preacher of his time in Aberdeen.