The following list of people buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey provides links to information about them and their monuments. There is also information on organisations commemorated. The list is NOT COMPLETE at present, but further entries are always being added. Contact the Abbey Library if you have a query about a burial or monument not covered by this list at library@westminster-abbey.org.

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  1. Charles Abbot, Baron Colchester

    • Born: 14 October 1757
    • Died: 8 May 1829
    • Burial: 14 May 1829
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey on 14 May 1829 in an unmarked grave. He was a son of the Revd.Dr. John Abbot, rector of All Saints, Colchester in Essex, and his wife Sarah (Farr).

  2. Charles Abbott

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Captain Charles Abbott of the Royal Regiment of Artillery was buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey but his marker is now very faint. His son attended Westminster School.

  3. Eric Symes Abbott

    • Born: 26 May 1906
    • Died: 6 June 1983
    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Stone

    The ashes of former Dean of Westminster Eric Symes Abbott are buried in the centre aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey near the altar there. The Portland stone tablet was designed and cut by Michael Harvey and unveiled in 1984.

  4. Elizabeth Abrahall

    • Location in the Abbey: East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    Elizabeth, wife of Gilbert Abrahall is buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey and she has a small memorial tablet.

  5. Acworth family

    • Profession: politican
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    In the north cloister of Westminster Abbey is the grave of Abraham Acworth, his wife and two sons.

  6. Robert Adam

    • Born: 3 June 1728
    • Died: 3 March 1792
    • Profession: Architect
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the south transept of Westminster Abbey is the grave of the celebrated Scottish architect Robert Adam. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  7. John Couch Adams

    • Born: 5 June 1819
    • Died: 21 January 1892
    • Memorial: 1 May 1895
    • Profession: Scientist; Mathematician; Astronomer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    John Couch Adams F.R.S.mathematician and astronomer has a memorial in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey. By sculptor A.Bruce Joy.

  8. Hugh and Mary Adams

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    Hugh and Mary Adams of New York USA were generous benefactors to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal and a plaque to them is beside the steps up to Henry VII's chapel.

  9. Joseph Addison

    • Born: 1 May 1672
    • Died: 17 June 1719
    • Burial: 26 June 1719
    • Profession: Poet; Playwright
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner; Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    In Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey is a statue of Joseph Addison, poet and essayist, by the sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott. He is buried in the north aisle of the Lady Chapel. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  10. Charles Agar, Earl of Normanton

    • Born: 22 December 1736
    • Died: 14 July 1809
    • Profession: Priest; Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept; North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Charles Agar and his wife Jane are buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey. A large monument, by John Bacon junior, was erected in the north choir aisle, although originally only a tablet was intended.

  11. Arthur Agard

    • Burial: 24 August 1615
    • Profession: Historian
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    On the wall of the east cloister of Westminster Abbey, near the Chapter House entrance, is a decayed memorial to antiquary Arthur Agard and his wife Margaret.

  12. William Aglionby

    • Died: 28 November 1705
    • Burial: 1 December 1705
    • Profession: Writer; Physician; Historian; Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Aglionby, diplomat and author, was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey but his gravestone has now worn away.

  13. Zouch Allen

    • Burial: 28 December 1620
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    Zouch Allen, surgeon of the parish of St Martin in the Fields in London, was buried in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey on 28 December 1620 but he has no monument or marker.

  14. Sir Francis Allen

    • Died: 26 March 1595
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir Francis Allen was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey, near William Thynne's tomb, but he had no monument and his gravestone has worn away.

  15. Edmund Allenby

    • Born: 23 April 1861
    • Died: 14 May 1936
    • Burial: 19 May 1936
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: St George's Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, were buried in the Warriors Chapel (now St George's chapel) in Westminster Abbey on 19 May 1936.

  16. Henry of Almayne

    • Location in the Abbey: Shrine

    The heart of Henry of Almayne (or Almain) (born 1235), son of Richard Earl of Cornwall and King of Germany and nephew of Henry III, was preserved in a golden heart shrine (or vase) near, or possibly within, the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor in

  17. Lancelot Andrewes

    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster

    Lancelot Andrewes was Dean of Westminster 1601-5 but has no memorial in Westminster Abbey. His fine tomb is at Southwark Cathedral.

  18. Sidney Andrews

    • Location in the Abbey: West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is the grave of Sidney Andrews, Clerk of the Works, his son and wife.

  19. John André

    • Born: 2 May 1750
    • Died: 2 October 1780
    • Burial: 28 November 1821
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; Triforium
    • Type of Memorial: Sarcophagus

    In the nave of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Major John Andre, executed as a spy by the Americans in 1780. Designed by Robert Adam and sculpted by P.Van Gelder. The wooden chest that brought his bones to England has been preserved. Click on the

  20. Sophia Fairholm, Marchioness of Annandale & sons

    • Born: 19 March 1668
    • Died: 13 December 1716
    • Burial: 18 December 1716
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept; South Transept; South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb; Grave

    In the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Sophia, Marchioness of Annandale, designed by James Gibbs. She was buried with her son Lord William Johnstone in the nearby south transept. Son James is also buried.

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