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Emes, Thomas (d. 1707), medical practitioner and millenarian, is of unknown origin, and details of his early life are obscure; he described himself in 1698 as 'chirurgo-medicus' (Dialogue). In 1694 Emes was expelled from the Baptist church in Cripplegate, London, for denying the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity. Three years later ...

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Fatio, Nicolas, of Duillier (1664–1753), mathematician and natural philosopher, was born at Basel on 16 February 1664, the second son and seventh child of Jean-Baptiste Fatio (1625–1708) and his wife, Catherine (d. 1692), daughter of Gaspard Barbaud.

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Nicolas Fatio of Duillier (1664–1753) by unknown artist Geneva, Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire, Collections Iconographiques

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Keimer, Samuel (1689–1742), printer, was born on 11 February 1689, probably in the parish of St Thomas's, Southwark, London, the son of Samuel Keimer, a blacksmith. He enrolled in the Merchant Taylors' School, in Suffolk Lane, London, on 11 September 1699. Keimer was apprenticed to ...

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Lacy, John (bap. 1664, d. 1730), self-styled prophet, was baptized on 30 May 1664 in Saffron Walden, Essex. He was the fifth son of Jerome Lacy (fl. 1630–1670) and his wife, Elizabeth (née Pypes; fl. 1630–1670), formerly of Toppesfield, Essex. He acquired a rudimentary knowledge of Latin but, unlike his brothers, did not attend ...