Year 1763

See calendar for 1763

Events in the novels
Jan 10, Cyn and Chastity's baby, John, born in Nova Scotia.
May, Rosa's baby is born in Secrets of the Night.
Jul, Brand and Rosa marry. Rothgar and Diana meet again in Devilish.
Aug, Rothgar and Diana marry. End of Devilish.
Dec 25, Elf's baby, John, is born during Winter Fire.
Dec, Genova Smith and Ashart's story in Winter Fire.
Dec, hint that Portia is pregnant.
Dec, Damaris Myddleton and FitzRoger meet in Winter Fire, story continues in A Most Unsuitable Man.

Major real world events of all kinds
Feb 18, Peace of Paris signed to end the Seven Years War, or French and Indian War.

Other Events

Mar, proposed cider tax increases Bute's unpopularity.
Apr, Bute resigns as 1st Lord of the Treasury.
Apr 16, succeeded by George Grenville.
Apr 19, end of Parliamentary session.
Apr 23, North Briton #45.
Apr 30, Wilkes in Tower under General Warrant.
May 6, ruled that it breaks Parliamentary privilege.
Oct, everyone at Newmarket, but rush back to Town because of Wilkes-caused crisis.
Nov, Parliament reopens.
Nov 23, Commons remove Wilkes's Parl. Priv, mainly for his obscene poem, An Essay on Women.
Dec, Wilkes flees to France. (The Wilkes affair and General Warrants ripple on for years.)
Francis Dashwood became Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Johanne Christian Bach's (son of the great Bach) opera Orion is performed at the King's Theatre, Haymarket. He became music master to Queen Charlotte. Bach and Orion are a small part of Devilish.


May 16, James Boswell meets Samuel Johnson.
Almack's founded as a social venue in competition to Madam Cornelys's assembly rooms in Soho. This is not the same thing as the exclusive Almack's Assemblies of the next century.

Jan, much flooding after great frost.
Apr 4, Lord Mayor's Feast.
Apr, Palais Royal in Paris burned down.
May 6, Lady Molesworth and family perished in fire because she kept the key to the street door on her person.
May 12, Aldermen of London harrassed because of the unpopular Peace of Paris.
May 18, Procession to celebrate Peace.