Past Organists:

Claxton 1670's - 1688

We know that an organist was appointed in Archbishop Margetson's time (1663-1678), probably in the later years of the Primacy. There is no reason to assume that this was Claxton but since the next mention of an organist, in 1688 is close, then it could be a possibility. Walter Harris' account of the cathedral states:

The name of ye Organist was Claxton, and he had, by report, a Salary of £25 a year.

According to Harris, he remained until the revolution in 1688 when the cathedral was used as a garrison, There is no doubt that the services and choral music were unable to function during this time.

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