Barwick, John 1741-c1800 England Kent, ?Great Mongeham - ?London ?Wingham
psalmodist, bassoonist, oboist, flutist, [? 4.apr.1742 baptized in Great Mongeham as son of John and Elizabeth Barwick ?], c1756 he was apprentice with a grocer in Canterbury, 1764 became freeman of the city, 1764 lived as grocer in All Saints parish in the centre of Canterbury, 1780-1782 served as churchwarden and 1782-1786 as Guardian of the Poor, he played the bassoon at musical gatherings in the city and in the 1780s oboe and flute with the Canterbury orchestra in winter concert seasons, August 1793 he was declared bankrupt, 1796 as grocer residing at Long-Acre in London he was voter for members of Parliament to represent the city of Canterbury, 1802 a John Barwick residing in Wingham near Canterbury voted for the Lath of St Augustine (Rev. John jr. voted from Charing) ; 30.jul.1765 aged 24 at All Saints Church in Canterbury he married 22 year old Margaret Cooper (Canterbury, All Saints 9.may.1742-4.feb.1814 Kent, Charing) ; children Rev. John (Canterbury, All Saints 24.jan.1768-4.jul.1834 Kent, Charing), Margaret (All Saints 26.may.1771-), William (All Saints 18.jul.1773-), Thomas (All Saints 4.jun.1775-), Margaret (All Saints 9.jun.1777-)

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[] Harmonia cantica divina or The Kentish divine harmonist, being a new set of psalm tunes and anthems, all in four parts, for the use of country churches, to which is prefixed, a short introduction to singing. First book
pub Printed for the Author & sold by Thomas Skillern, London 1783
ms The British Library, St Pancras London
33 psalm settings and 4 anthems
he named the psalm tunes after cities, villages and parishes in Kent: Canterbury, Mongeham, Wingham, Chatham, Folkestone, Selwich, Boughton, Whitstable, Herne, Sturrey, Minster, Ospringe, Ash, Nackington, Bridge, Eastry, St Margaret's (parish of his wife at time of marriage)
[] Harmonia cantica divina or The Second Part of Kentish divine harmonist, being a new set of psalm tunes and anthems, all in four parts. Second book
pub Thomas Skillern, London 1796
22 psalm tunes with symphonies for 2 oboes and bassoon
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