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