|Born in England, William Carey (1761-1834) was a Baptist missionary to India. A pastor before going to the mission field, he spent an active forty-one years serving the Lord in India, including translating the Scriptures. Carey never returned to England.|
|1761||Born at Paulerspury, Northamptonshire (England), August 17.|
|1775||Apprenticed to shoemaker Clarke Nichols.|
|1779||First attended Sunday meeting of Dissenters with fellow apprentice John Warr, February 10.|
|1781||Married Dorothy Plackett at Piddington (England), June 10.|
|1782||Birth of daughter Ann.|
|1783||Baptized by John Ryland Jr., October 5.|
|1784||Death of daughter Ann.|
|1785||Moved to Moulton, Northamptonshire (England) and pastored the
Birth of son Felix.
|1788?||Birth of son William.|
|1789||Birth of son Peter.
Moved to Leicester (England) and pastored Harvey Lane Baptist Church.
|1791?||Birth of daughter Lucy. Died in her second year.|
|1792||Published "An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians..."
Preached "Expect great things. Attempt great things" sermon.
Baptist Missionary Society in England formed, October 2.
|1793||Appointed along with John Thomas as a missionary to Bengal (India).
Birth of son Jabez.
Sailed from Dover with his family for India on Danish ship, Kron Princessa Maria Arrived in Calcutta, November 11.
|1794||Moved to Debhatta in the Sundarbans.
Moved to Mudnabatti near Malda to work on indigo plantation.
Death of five year old son Peter, October 11.
|1796||Birth of son Jonathan.|
|1800||Moved to Serampore, January 10.
Began work with William Ward, and Joshua and Hannah Marshman.
Baptized Krishna Pal, first Bengali convert, December 28.
|1801||Became tutor (professor) of Bengali at Fort William College in Calcutta.
Completed New Testament in Bengali.
Death of John Thomas, October 13.
|1807||Doctor of Divinity conferred on Carey by Brown University (United States).
Death of Dorothy Carey, December 8.
|1808||Married Charlotte Rumohr in May.
New Testament in Sanskrit published.
|1809||Completed translation of Bible in Bengali.|
|1812||Serampore mission printing office destroyed by fire.|
|1818|| Prospectus issued for Serampore College.
|1820||Organized the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of
|1821||Death of Charlotte Carey, May 30.
|1823||Elected a fellow by the Linnean Society of London.
Death of William Ward.
Married Grace Hughes.
|1829||Sati prohibited through efforts of Carey, December 4.|
|1834||Died at Serampore, June 9.|
Compiled by Dorothy Ross for WholesomeWords.org, 2010.