Jewett, Randolph [Juet, Randall]
- Peter Le Huray
(b ?Chester, c1603; d Winchester, July 3, 1675). English organist and composer . According to ‘A Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the year 1591, by Thomas Chaloner of Chester, Deputy to the Office of Arms’, the Jewetts were a long-established Chester family of some eminence. William Jewett had been mayor in 1578, and was ‘one of the Queenes Ma[jes]tes Chappell; reputed for an excellent synging man in his youthe, a martchant of great adventures, and a lover of gentlemanlye disports and exercises’. His eldest son, Randle, was a ‘Merchant’, and ‘a singer in the King's Chappell’, and he was a member of the Chester Cathedral choir from at least 1612–15. His youngest son was Randolph, who from about 1630 until 1638 was organist of both St Patrick's and Christ Church cathedrals, Dublin. Benjamin Rogers succeeded him at Christ Church in 1639, but he remained at St Patrick's until ...