Life & Times of Portia Adams

A timeline of events in Portia Constance Adam's life.

Portia Adams is a fictional detective who lives in 1930s London and is the main character in the Portia Adams Adventures series.

1852-07-07 18:12:22

John H. Watson is born

This is according to the research of Elliot Kimball and William S. Baring-Gould.

1854-01-06 18:12:22

Sherlock Holmes is born

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1858-04-01 18:12:22

Irene Adler is born

in New Jersey

1881-07-16 00:00:00

Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson meet

As part of the Casebook 'A Study in Scarlet,' Holmes and Watson meet.

1887-02-12 08:35:08

Watson marries Constance Adams

1887-04-26 22:02:26

"The Reigate Squires" casebook

1888-01-06 01:20:42

Adams and Watson divorce

1888-03-20 18:12:22

Watson and Holmes meet Adler

During the course of 'A Scandal in Bohemia' Irene Adler makes her first appearance.

1888-09-21 00:22:13

Marie Adams is born

Daughter to Dr. John Watson and Marie Adams (formerly Watson) she is born out of wedlock in San Francisco.

1889-07-05 11:18:30

Watson marries Mary Morstan

The original canon only gives a year for this marriage, not a month/day.

1889-12-23 22:26:17

Charles Eagle is born

To Irene Eagle in San Francisco

1900-08-04 08:01:52

Queen Elizabeth is born

The Queen Mum is born

1901-01-23 22:02:26

Edward VII becomes King of Great Britain

After Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, her son Edward becomes King.

1903-01-21 08:01:52

"The Blanched Soldier" casebook

1908-03-22 00:44:03

Irene Eagle leaves San Francisco

Being chased by the FBI and law enforcement, Irene Eagle goes on the run.

1909-01-01 00:00:00

Secret Service Bureau formed

This would later, sometime after 1914, become MI5. No exact date given, just sometime in 1909.

1909-02-06 08:01:52

Charles Eagle weds Marie Adams

They are both 21 years old.

1909-02-06 08:01:52

Metropolitan Police Force Formed

1910-05-07 22:02:26

George V becomes King of Great Britain

1910-07-01 00:00:00

Portia Constance Adams is born

Baby Portia is born to Marie Adams Eagle and Charles Eagle.

1912-04-15 18:19:04

Titanic sinks

1913-11-25 05:08:34

IRA is formed

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is established.

1913-12-20 00:00:00

The family Eagle moves to Toronto

Finding San Francisco too expensive, the Eagles moves their family, including Marie's mother and their small daughter, to Toronto.

1914-07-28 00:00:00

First World War

1914-08-02 22:02:26

"His Last Bow" casebook

1914-09-20 18:19:04

Charles Eagle is sent overseas

Charles Eagle volunteers and is sent overseas to fight in the great war.

1915-05-03 00:00:00

Death of Charles Eagle

Charles Eagle is critically injured at the battle of St. Julien on the 3rd of May and is taken from the front to a field hospital in France where he succumbs to his injuries. He was 27 years old.

1915-08-02 18:19:04

Constance Adams dies in Toronto

Grandmother to Portia Adams, mother to Marie Adams Eagle.

1916-04-24 15:45:28

The Easter Rising

also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.

1918-05-18 08:01:52

Sinn Féin banned

1918-12-28 15:45:28

Women given the vote

1922-04-02 15:45:28

Marie Adams Eagle marries Ron Jameson

She takes the name Marie Jameson and Portia takes the surname as well. Portia is 12 at this point.

1922-12-06 15:45:28

Ireland secedes

The Irish Free State seceds from the United Kingdom. The new state had the status of a dominion of the British Empire

1927-10-31 01:21:16

Dr. John Watson dies

Watson dies of natural causes at the age of 75.

1928-09-30 01:21:16

Penicillin discovered

By Alexander Fleming.

1929-10-01 13:53:44

Marie Adams is diagnosed with cancer

1929-10-05 13:53:44

Airship R101 crashes in France

48 people are killed.

1929-12-30 15:45:28

Marie and Ron Jameson Divorce

Marie divorces Miles, and takes back her maiden name, Adams.

1930-01-11 15:45:28

Marie Adams dies

Marie Adams, mother to Portia, daughter to Constance, dies in Toronto and is buried next to her mother.

1930-03-02 09:42:15

Portia arrives in London

With her guardian, Portia arrives in London by way of New York, at 221 Baker Street in London.

1930-04-01 05:08:34

Portia Starts College at Sommerville

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1930-04-02 09:42:15

Jewel of the Thames case occurs

This case runs over three months

1930-09-01 05:08:34

Case of Darkness occurs

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1930-12-23 05:08:34

Unfound case occurs

This case is solved over ONE train ride

1930-12-24 05:08:34

Portia meets Sherlock Holmes

In Edinburgh, arranged by Irene Jones, Portia meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time. She is 20 years old and he is 77.

1931-01-02 05:08:34

Thrice Burned case occurs

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1931-05-30 15:45:28

Box 850 casebook occurs

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1931-06-30 15:45:28

Truth be Told case occurs

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1931-09-01 15:45:28

Portia starts her second year at Somerville College

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1932-09-01 15:45:28

Portia starts her third year at Somerville College

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Life & Times of Portia Adams

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