Born: De­cem­ber 21, 1776, Clip­ston, North­amp­ton­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 19, 1861, Clip­ston, North­amp­ton­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Baptist cha­pel, Clip­ston, North­amp­ton­shire, Eng­land. On Jar­man’s tomb­stone was the verse:

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


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 Clip­ston 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:



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Jar­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),