Non-conformist minister and numismatist. Born Bristol. Became Baptist minister at Little Wild Street (see Samuel Stennett) in 1730 but in 1735 he had to leave when accused by a member of the congregation of sodomy when young. He left with some loyal members and formed a new congregation in Eagle Street where he stayed until his death. Collected coins and was assistant librarian at the British Museum, 1757 - his death. Died at home in Brunswick Row (now just a service road at the north-west corner of Queen Square). Buried in Bunhill burial ground.