1717 January 23 Born Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire (Birth of Anne Steele)
1719/20 [2/3] 1720 year church covenant made at Bourton
1721-23 [4-6] (1723 Birth Ryland)
1724  Move to Bristol
1725/26 [8/9] 1726 Death grandmother Mercy Neckless
1727  Death Peter Kitterell, Broadmead; coming of Foskett to Bristol, who lived with Beddomes
1731  March 23 Death Aunt Rachel Cope
(1732 Birth future wife Elizabeth Boswell)
1733 (Future father-in-law Richard Boswell baptised) Apprenticed to a surgeon in Bristol
1738  (Worcester) Still at Bristol. Enigma poem in Ladies Diary (Bazley leaves Pithay Church)
1739  (Alcester) Moves to London to study at Independent Academy. Sep 27 Baptised by Samuel Wilson. Joins Baptist church Prescott Street.
1740  (Birmingham) January 9/February 28 First sermons in London. Recognised. Spring Death of Thomas Flower at Bourton. May 26 Letter from parents. Beddome begins to preach at Bourton. Called as pastor.
1741  (Pershore) Awakening in Bourton. Forty converted, including Ryland (bap Oct 2).
1743  (Leominster) April 5-7 Preaches for the first time at Midland Association. May, some 48 new people join church, bringing membership to 113. Accepts Bourton pastorate. Sep 23 Ordained. Joseph Stennett preaches, Foskett gives charge.
1745  (Bridgnorth) May 18 Ryland says in diary, it was on this day, after a year's study in Bristol, that BB told him of Bourton church's desire to see if he was fit for the ministry. Sat, May 25 Rides over to Horsley to preach (Rev 19:8). Wet. Ryland accompanies him part way to talk.
1748  (Bourton) Nothing suitable being found elsewhere, work began on a fine new and commodious manse just the other side of the Windrush in Bourton. Chapel extended. October Invited to join father in Bristol. Declines.
1749  (Bromsgrove) April 26-28 Midland Association meetings. Moderator. Sep Moves into manse alone. Dec 11 Marries Elizabeth Boswell (1732–1784) daughter of Bourton deacon Richard. Severe six weeks illness and composition of perhaps his first hymn.
1751  (Tewkesbury) Jan 7 Birth of first child John Reynolds (d 1765, London). (June William Snook marries Frances Seward)
1752  (Birmingham) Feb 27 Writes preface to Scriptural Exposition of Baptist Catechism, by Way of Question & Answer. (Death fellow minister Evan Jenkins, 40. William Snooke moves to Manor House, Bourton.) July 12 Collection for Brother Whitewood of Reading.
1755  (Bromsgrove) June 18 Fast day (French War) Aug 13 Fast day (War and harvest)
1757  (Upton) March 23 Death of mother, Rachel, 62 April 22 Fast day (French War) Oct 24 Death of father, John, 83 Oct 29 Death of Elizabeth’s mother Hannah, 60. Died from a fever.
1760  (Leominster) May 11 Collection for Bro Hall and Arnesby people. Read Diary of Timothy Thomas. May 19 July 17 Sep 27 Dec 13 Letters extant
1761  (Bengeworth)
1762  (Warwick) Period of personal spiritual depression
1763  (Tewkesbury) Birth Boswell Brandon (d 1816)
1765  (Bourton) Church further enlarged. Birth daughter Elizabeth (m Samuel Favell 1799 d 1830). May Association meetings in Bourton. Writes association letter. Death son John Reynolds.
1766  Jan Nathaniel Rawlins (d 1809), member at Bourton, settled as pastor at Back Street Chapel, Trowbridge. (May 25 Death of Frances Snooke nee Seward) Nov 9 Collection for fire Montreal, Canada
1769  (Upton) Feb 4 13 hymns appear in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash and Evans. Birth son Richard (d 1794). June 3 Collection for Joshua Andrews Abergavenny (prompted by Joshua Thomas, Leominster). Death son John. (Death Joseph Stennett, only 27). Oct-Dec Snooke's diary reveals some things
1773  (Pershore) June (?) Preached at Association.
1774  (-1788) ‘Double lecture’ established six months in every year with the churches at Abingdon, Cirencester, Coate, Fairford and Wantage. See Snooke Diary.
1775  (Dudley) See Snooke Diary. Newton hears Beddome on 2 Corinthians 1:24 (in Olney?).
1776  (Tewkesbury) Preaches at Association. Second ed of Exposition on the Baptist Catechism. Nov 13 Fast day (American War) Ordination John Sutcliff Olney. Beddome did not preach but was prevailed upon to preach in the evening (on Zech 11:12). Newton heard him again.
1778  (Warwick) Sun Jan 4 Death son Dr Benjamin in Edinburgh (Beddome did not hear until later but had the congregation sing his hymn "My times are in thy hands") June (?) Preaches at Association. (Nov 11 Death Anne Steele).
1779  (Cirencester) Birth son Josephus (d 1835)
1780  (Worcester) May (?) Preaches at Association.
1781  (Upton) Dec 13 Wilkins angrily resigns. Son Samuel m Jane Wilkins.
1782  (Bewdley). Birth grand daughter (by Samuel) Mary Ann.
1783  (Bromsgrove) From the beginning of this year Beddome confined to his home by gout. Birth (by Samuel) grand daughter Elizabeth.
1784  (Hook Norton) Jan 21 Death wife Elizabeth. Birth grandson (by Samuel) Benjamin. Preaches at Associatio. Oct 20 Death of son Foskett, drowned at Deptford
1786  (Alcester) Preaches at Association. Son Boswell Brandon m Anne Wilkins. (Death of minister David Evans). Birth grand daughter (by Samuel) Jane (d 1788)
1788  (Pershore) Death grand daughter Jane. Birth (by Benjamin Brandon) grandson William Wilkins
1789  (Evesham) June (?) Attends last Association meeting. Preaches Php 4:3. (Death of Benjamin Vaughan who had become Sandemanian.) Birth (by Benjamin Brandon) grand daughter Anne.
1790  (Tewkesbury)
1791  (Ross) Wilkins resigns. (Death John Poynting, minister at Worcester, 72). Birth grandson (by Boswell Brandon) Samuel Archdale and grand daughter (by Samuel) Sarah.
1792  (Upton) (Death J C Ryland). Final visit to London. Oct 25 Amends will. Birth (by Boswell Brandon) grand daughter Jane.
1793  (Bond St, Birmingham) Beddome expresses doubts as to wisdom of mounting an overseas mission. (Death Joshua Andrews, Wales). Birth (by Samuel) grand daughter Jane Reynolds
1794  (Coseley) Death of brother Joseph in America and son Richard. Birth (by Boswell Brandon) grandson Boswell Brandon.
1795  (Shiffnal) Aug 23 preaches last sermon at Bourton (Hos 5:6); Sep 23 Death in Bourton. Buried in the Baptist meeting-house graveyard. Also death son Richard.
(1797 [Wolverhampton] Bourton call Thomas Uppadine; 1799 Death William Snooke; 1800 [Worcester] Bourton call Thomas Coles; 1805 Publication of first volume of sermons; 1807-1820 As many as 8 volumes published; 1815 Death son Samuel; 1816 Death son Boswell Brandon; 1817 Posthumous collection of hymns published, Hymns Adapted to Public Worship or Family Devotion, with 830 pieces. Several posthumous volumes of sermons also printed; 1825 New editions of sermons still coming out; 1835 Collection of 67 unpublished sermons with memoir published)