The following timeline consists of known years, events, and travels involving Ben and Ned. Not all of these years were mentioned specifically in the novels, they were pieced together from contextual information.
- 1607: Ben is born.
- 1616: Ned is born.
- 1620: Ben and Ned meet in the country of Denmark, voyage across the sea in the Fleiger Hollander, and become immortal.
- 1620-1623: Ben and Ned wash ashore in Tierra Del Fuego, and are rescued by Luis the Shepherd, whom they stay with for 3 years.
- 1623: Luis the Shepherd dies.
- 1628: Ben and Ned ally with Captain Raphael Thuron in Cartagena, Colombia. Their travels take them to Veron, France, where they rescue Adamo Bregon from the Razan.
- 1650: The pirate Al Misurata is born.
- 1703: Ben and Ned travel the Mediterranean, from Libya to Italy, pursuing Al Misurata in their attempt to rescue the Travelling Rizzoli Troupe.
- 1896: Ben and Ned save Chapelvale from being overrun by London criminals.