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.

1620

John and Mary Winslow come to America on the Mayflower.

1774

Mary Forbes (mother) born in St. George’s, Bermuda.

1791

Mary (mother) and Thomas Winslow (father) married.

1808

Octavius is born in Pentonville, England.

1815

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.

1820

After a 4 month visit back to England, they return to America and move to Sing Sing, NY.

1824

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.

1827

(5/6) Octavius is baptized in the Hudson River.

(9/?) Octavius is licensed to preach the gospel at the Stanton Street Baptist Church.

1831

(5/18) Winslow is dismissed after serving as a moderator at Stanton Street Baptist Church.

1833

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.

1834

Bowery Baptist Church relocates to Broadway Hall and is renamed Central Baptist Church.

Winslow marries Hannah Ann Ring.

John Whitmore (son) born.

1835

Hannah (daughter) born.

1836

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).

1837

Winslow leaves Second Baptist Church for unknown reasons.

Mary (daughter) born.

1839

Moves back to England.

Becomes minister of Warwick Street Baptist Church in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

1840

James (son) born.

1842

Thomas (son) born.

1845

Emma (daughter) born.

1846

Ann Bruce (daughter) born.

1848

Sarah Johanna (daughter) born.

(7/2) Sarah Johanna (daughter) dies.

(10/22) Ann Bruce (daughter) dies.

1850

Octavius Evans (son) born.

1851

Receives honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Columbia College, NYC.

1853

Georgiana Lyndhurst (daughter) born.

1854

Mary Winslow (mother) dies.

1855

Lyndhurst (son) born.

1856

John Whitmore (son) dies in a bathing accident in the sea.

1858

Leaves Warwick Street Baptist Church for unknown reason.

Becomes the founding minister of Kensington Chapel in Bath, UK.

1861

(4/4) Was a speaker at the opening of Charles Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle.

1866

(10/9) Hannah Ann (wife) dies.

1867

Leaves Kensington Chapel for unknown reason.

1868

Becomes minister at Emmanuel Church in Brighton/Hove, England.

1870

Winslow is ordained as an Anglican deacon and priest by the Bishop of Chichester.

1878

Winslow dies of a heart related disease and is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Bath next to his wife Hannah.

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