John Eagleton was an English clergyman, and the composer of one book of hymn tunes, Sacred Harmony.
Lightwood notes that Eagleton was born in Coventry, attended the Sunday School there founded by George Burder, and became a Wesleyan local preacher, before succeeding his father as pastor of a meeting-house near Coventry at the age of 21. He subsequently held posts at a Congregational Church in Vicar Lane (also Coventry), in Birmingham, and at the Ramsden Street Congregational Chapel in Huddersfield.
Eagleton's book Sacred Harmony contains 27 hymn tunes, setting texts from collections by Isaac Watts, George Burder and John Wesley: the book itself is undated, but Lightwood gives a publication date of 1816.
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- p69, J. T. Lightwood, The Music of the Methodist Hymn-Book, London: Epworth Press (1935)
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