On this page you will find a timeline detailing the high and low points in the life of Octavius Winslow and his family. I have tried to be as specific as possible and have included moments of his life that I think are not only significant but may also help provide some type of historical context that we might begin to understand how his life’s circumstances affected his ministry and writings.
This timeline will definitely be a work in progress. As I obtain more detailed information to add to or even correct what already exists, I will make the needed corrections or additions.
Where possible, I will also add hyperlinks to information that I think may help flesh out the historical data.
Mary Forbes (mother) born in St. George’s, Bermuda.
Mary (mother) and Thomas Winslow (father) married.
Octavius is born in Pentonville, England.
Thomas Winslow (father) loses his wealth due to one of several national financial disasters that occurred during this period.
Thomas Winslow (father) dies.
Winslow family moves to New York City.
After a 4 month visit back to England, they return to America and move to Sing Sing, NY.
Family moves back to New York City.
Sometime between 1824 and 1827, Octavius and his brothers Isaac and George are converted and are called to ministry.
(4/11) Octavius publically shares his testimony.
(5/6) Octavius is baptized in the Hudson River.
(9/?) Octavius is licensed to preach the gospel at the Stanton Street Baptist Church.
(5/18) Winslow is dismissed after serving as a moderator at Stanton Street Baptist Church.
He founds the 20 member Bowery Baptist Church that meets in Military Hall.
(7/21) Winslow’s official ordination takes place at the Oliver Street Baptist Church.
Bowery Baptist Church relocates to Broadway Hall and is renamed Central Baptist Church.
Winslow marries Hannah Ann Ring.
John Whitmore (son) born.
Hannah (daughter) born.
After leaving Central Baptist, he begins to minister at the Second Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.
Winslow is awarded a Masters of Arts (M.A.) by the University of New York (NYU).
Winslow leaves Second Baptist Church for unknown reasons.
Mary (daughter) born.
Moves back to England.
Becomes minister of Warwick Street Baptist Church in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
James (son) born.
Thomas (son) born.
Emma (daughter) born.
Ann Bruce (daughter) born.
Sarah Johanna (daughter) born.
(7/2) Sarah Johanna (daughter) dies.
(10/22) Ann Bruce (daughter) dies.
Octavius Evans (son) born.
Receives honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Columbia College, NYC.
Georgiana Lyndhurst (daughter) born.
Mary Winslow (mother) dies.
Lyndhurst (son) born.
John Whitmore (son) dies in a bathing accident in the sea.
Leaves Warwick Street Baptist Church for unknown reason.
Becomes the founding minister of Kensington Chapel in Bath, UK.
(4/4) Was a speaker at the opening of Charles Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle.
(10/9) Hannah Ann (wife) dies.
Leaves Kensington Chapel for unknown reason.
Becomes minister at Emmanuel Church in Brighton/Hove, England.
Winslow is ordained as an Anglican deacon and priest by the Bishop of Chichester.
Winslow dies of a heart related disease and is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Bath next to his wife Hannah.