December 21, 1776, Clipstone, Northamptonshire, England.

February 19, 1861, Clipstone, Northamptonshire, England.

Baptist chapel, Clipstone, Northamptonshire, England.

Son of a tailor, Jarman was trained in his father’s trade, but his musical talent interfered with his work. He joined the choir of the Baptist chapel in Clipstone as a youth, and soon began writing hymn tunes and anthems. He was also a successful choir trainer, and spent several years at Leamington. He assembled about 16–18 musical collections, including:

On Jarman’s tombstone was the verse:

Sweet son of song,
Through humble was thy lot;
Thy honoured memory
Ne’er shall be forgot.

  1. Lyngham

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