English musician and organist. Half-brother of Thomas Tomkins, brother of Giles Tomkins. Organist of King's Chapel (Cambridge) 1606-19. Organist of St Paul's Cathedral 1619. Gentleman Extra-Ordinary to the Chapel Royal 1625. Gentleman of the Chapel Royal 1628-38. Organist of the Chapel Royal with Giles Tomkins 1633-38. 'John come kiss me now' (variations) survives in a British Museum MS.