G. Vertue sculp., early-mid 1700s
Edmund Calamy (1671 – 1732) was a Nonconformist churchman and historian. He studied at Oxford and was ordained in 1694. by the Nonconformist Samuel Annesley, John Wesley's maternal grandfather. Calamy became assistant to Daniel Williams in Hand Alley; later he became pastor of a much larger congregation at Tothill Street, Westminster.
Calamy was a comparatively moderate Presbyterian. In 1709, the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by a number of Scottish universities during a tour of Scotland. Calamy published numerous books, many of which were biographies of Nonconformists.