Son of Samuel Metayer, minister of La Patente Church, Crispin Street, Spitalfields, and Suzanna his wife. Appears in Denization List, 16 December 1687, with his parents, brother Samuel and sisters Mary (wife of David Willaume), Ann and Rachell. Louis Mettayer, son of Samuel of London clerk, apprenticed to David Williams (Willaume) 29 September 1693. Free, 17 December 1700. First mark entered as largeworker, 18 December 1700. Address: 'in the Pell Mell'. Appears as godfather to Louys Car, 23 May 1701, at La Patente, Spitalfields. Married to Anne Hobbema, at Spring Garden Chapel, 16 October 1706.