Joseph Jowett

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The Reverend Dr Joseph Jowett LLD (1751 - 13 November 1813) was a Fellow and Tutor of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge University from 1782 to 1813.

Life[edit]

The son of Henry Jowett of Leeds, Joseph Jowett was educated in Leeds before being admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1769. He moved to Trinity Hall in 1773, becoming a Fellow there that year and a Tutor in 1775. He was Rector of Wethersfield, Essex from 1795 until his death in 1813.[1]

He was known as “Little Jowett.” He originated the Cambridge Chimes of Great St Mary’s Church,[1] from which the chimes of Big Ben were adapted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jowett, Joseph (JWT769J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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