Cleobis and Bito were brothers renowned for their strength. One day they pulled their mother's chariot to the temple of Juno where she was a priestess. Exhausted upon arrival, they lay down in the temple and their grateful mother prayed to the goddess to grant them what was best for mortals, whereupon they fell asleep never to reawaken.
The de Visme family were Huguenots. Two brothers, Peter and Philippe de Visme emigrated to England in the late 17th century. The younger, Philippe (1687-1763), was the father of Andrew de Visme (1718-1779). Although the family long claimed descent from the Barons de Visme they were never able to provide documentation to support their claim, notwithstanding their inclusion in Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, vol. IV, 1838, pp. 320-322.
Andrew was a London merchant with a house in the parish of St Margaret, Lothbury and a country house to which he refers in his will proved on 19 July 1779 (PROB 11/1055). He married Ann Webb in 1742. He died in 1779 and she in 1805. He was one of eight sons and six daughters of Philippe and his wife Marianne.