Samuel Barwick:

Tomb of Samuel Barwick, Rector1758-1809
Samuel Barwick's tomb, in the churchyard
to the south of the church tower

Son of Thomas, of St Matthew, Friday Street, London, gent. Queen’s College, Oxford. Matriculated 13 Nov 1750 aged 18. BA 1854. MA 1757. Rector of Burton Latimer 28 April 1758, on presentation of Thomas Barwick, Esq., of Friday Street, London patron for this turn.  Died 27 or 28 March 1809.

(Reference “Northamptonshire and Rutland Clergy from 1500” (1938-43) by Henry Isham Longden)

Samuel Barwick remained unmarried. From the first year of his incumbency to the last, he signed the registers, showing that he was in residence most of the time.

In 1792, he conveyed to six trustees, a five acre close called Savages Close, which lies south of Burton Latimer Hall on Kettering Road. The proceeds from the rent of this land were to be used ‘to educate such poor children as the rector and churchwardens should approve until they should have learned their letters and be fit to go to the free school’ the proceeds were also to be used for buying Bibles, Testaments and Prayer Books and other necessary and proper school books to be distributed amongst such children. This land has since been sold and the proceeds invested, but ‘Barwick’s Charity’ lives on as part of the Burton Latimer Educational Foundation. 

His will makes many substantial bequests to his family and he left a house each to his servant Thomas Bryon, and the schoolmistress Elizabeth Patrick. He also left £50 to the poor of the parish, £50 to the General Infirmary of Northampton and £50 to the Society for the Relief of the Distressed Clergymen’s Widows and Orphans. He died as Rector of this Parish and was buried 5th April 1809 in the churchyard to the south of the church tower, where there is a large tomb to his memory.