Joseph Jowett

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The Reverend Dr Joseph Jowett (1751 – 13 November 1813) was an English cleric and academic. He was Fellow and Tutor of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge University from 1782 to 1813.


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.


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

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