Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1752/03/20 Mary Thomas, wife of Thomas Newman, Robert Newman is born in Boston. Born
1754/00/00 After Mary Newman's husband Thomas is lost at sea, she marries John Gibbs of Christ Church, whose former wife was the daughter of the Rev Timothy Cutler (the first rector of the church). Life
1772/00/00 Robert Newman becomes sexton of Christ Church. He owns Pews 50 and 78. His brother is the organist at the Old North Church, and his cousin, Isaiah Thomas, is a Boston printer. Faith Old North Church Boston
1772/00/00 Rebecca Knox marries Robert Newman in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. Groom
1775/04/00 Newman lives at home with his mother in a house where she also rents room to British officers. Sexton The Midnight Ride
1775/04/18 Newman pretends to retire to his chamber to go to sleep, but instead he sneaks out of his house and meets up with Old North vestryman Capt John Pulling Jr and Thomas Bernard, at the Old North Church. Sexton Old North Church Boston The Midnight Ride
1775/04/18 Robert Newman hangs two lanterns in the steeple of the Old North Church. Sexton Old North Church Boston The Midnight Ride
1775/04/19 Since he is one of few people with a set of keys to Old North, British troops arrest Robert Newman. He is later released after he tells them that he had lent the keys to Capt Pulling. Pulling had fled Boston. Sexton The Midnight Ride
1782/04/19 Robert Newman sells a lantern to Capt Daniel Brown for an undisclosed amount of money, claiming that it was the sole remaining lantern of the original two that were displayed in 1775. The lantern is on display at the Concord Museum. Life
1804/05/26 Robert Newman commits suicide. He is buried at Copp's Hill Burying Ground in Boston. Died Copp's Hill Burial Ground Boston
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