From Vaughan, Henry. Henry Vaughan, The Complete Poems.
Alan Rudrum, ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981. 21-22.
Hypertext version by Anniina Jokinen.
Henry Vaughan and twin brother Thomas born at |
Newton-upon-Usk, Breconshire; probably the oldest
surviving children of Thomas Vaughan of Tretower
and Denise Morgan.
William, their brother, born.
Henry and Thomas Vaughan under the tuition of
Matthew Herbert at Llangattock.
4 May Earliest evidence of Thomas Vaughan's residence
at Jesus College, Oxford. It has been assumed that
Henry went to Oxford at the same time, although there
is no record of his residence there.
Leaves Oxford for London to study Law.
Returns to Breconshire as secretary to judge Lloyd.
Henry probably married (to Catherine Wise) by this
date. He had a son, Thomas, and three daughters,
Lucy, Frances and Catherine, by his first marriage.
Poems with the Tenth Satire of Juvenal Englished
17 December Dedication of Olor Iscanus dated, more
than three years before publication.
July William Vaughan dies.
First part of Silex Scintillans published. Thomas evicted
from his living at Llansantffraed.
Olor Iscanus (poems with four prose translations)
published. Registered April 28.
September Thomas Vaughan marries Rebecca (maiden
The Mount of Olives, or Solitary Devotions published.
13 September Charles Walbeoffe dies, Vaughan's cousin,
neighbour and close friend.
Flores Solitudinis published.
Hermetical Physic published. Enlarged edition of Silex
Henry marries Elizabeth Wise, younger sister of his
first wife. He had a son, Henry, and three daughters,
Grisell, Lucy and Rachel, by his second marriage.
The Chemist's Key published.
17 April Rebecca, Thomas Vaughan's wife, dies.
Thomas, Henry Vaughan's father, dies in early summer.
Thomas Powell, neighbour and close friend, dies.
Thomas Powell's Humane Industry published,
containing some of Vaughan's verse tanslations.
27 February Thomas, Henry Vaughan's brother, dies
at Albury, near Oxford.
June Beginning of the surviving correspondence between
Henry Vaughan and John Aubrey, the biographer.
Thalia Rediviva, containing poems by both Henry and
Henry and Elizabeth Vaughan move to a cottage in
Scethrog to vacate the house at Newton, where he was
born and lived for most of his life, in favour of
Thomas, Henry's son by his first marriage.
23 April Henry Vaughan dies. Buried in Llansantffraed
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