Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Broderip, John

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BRODERIP, JOHN (d. 1771?), organist, was probably a son of William Broderip, organist of Wells Cathedral [q. v.], who died in 1726. The first mention of him in the chapter records of Wells is on 2 Dec. 1740, when he was admitted a vicar choral of the cathedral for a year on probation. On 1 April 1741 it was ordered by an act of the dean and chapter that Broderip, who had supplied the place of organist from the death of Mr. Evans, should be paid the usual salary allowed on that account in proportion to the time. On the same day he was admitted into the place of organist of the cathedral. On 30 Sept. of the same year Broderip was fully appointed organist at a salary of 20l., and master of the choristers at 71. a year; on 3 Dec. following he was perpetuated as a vicar choral, and on 20 Nov. 1769 was appointed sub-treasurer, on the decease of Thomas Parfitt. He was present for the last time at the quarterly meeting of the dean and chapter and the vicars choral on 1 Oct. 1770, between which date and 26 April 1771 he died. Between 1766 and 1771 Broderip published a collection of 'Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs,' dedicated to the dean of Wells, Lord Francis Seymour. After his death some more settings of the Psalms by him were incorporated in a publication by Robert Broderip of Bristol, who is the subject of the succeeding article. In the latter years of his life Broderip was organist of Shepton Mallett, Somersetshire.

[Chapter records of Wells Cathedral, communicated by Mr. "W. Fielder; Broderip's Psalms, &c.]

W. B. S.