Charles Hylton Stewart

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Memorial to Charles Hylton Stewart in Chester Cathedral

Charles Hylton Stewart (21 March 1884 – 14 November 1932[1]) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Rochester Cathedral and St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.[2] He also produced several compositions for organ, and a few for choir.


Arthur Charles Lestoc Hylton Stewart[3] was born on 21 March 1884 in Chester, the son of Charles Henry Hylton Stewart (a minor canon of Chester Cathedral and previously Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral).

His brother was Bruce Hylton-Stewart.

He was a chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford and organ scholar of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

He was music master at Sedbergh School from 1907 - 1908.

In 1917, he married Gladys Maud Priestley Inglis, the daughter of Charles John Inglis and the granddaughter of Dr. James Inglis.[4]

He died 14 November 1932.[5]


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Bertram Luard-Selby
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Rochester Cathedral
Succeeded by
Harold Aubie Bennett
Preceded by
Henry Walford Davies
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Succeeded by
William Henry Harris


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  2. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  3. ^ Humphreys, Maggie; Evans, Robert (1 January 1997). Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland. London, England: Mansell Publishing Ltd. p. 178.
  4. ^ "England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005". (Volume 9d ed.). p. 605. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ Stewart, Arthur Charles Lestoc Hylton (1933). "England and Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966, 1973-1995". p. 521. Missing or empty |url= (help)