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. James Broughton

    • Died: 31 January 1711
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister

    James Broughton and his wife Rebecca are buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  2. Sir Edward Broughton

    • Burial: 26 June 1665
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In an unmarked grave in the north transept of Westminster Abbey lies Sir Edward Broughton, keeper of the Gatehouse Prison in Westminster, and his wife Mary.

  3. Thomas Brown

    • Died: 16 June 1704
    • Burial: 22 June 1704
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Essayist and satirist Thomas Brown was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey, near Edmund Berry Godfrey's monument, on 22 June 1704.

  4. Thomas Browne

    • Died: 2 May 1585
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Thomas Browne, Head Master of Westminster School from 1564-70, was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey.

  5. Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Born: 7 May 1812
    • Died: 12 December 1889
    • Burial: 31 December 1889
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The poet Robert Browning is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He was born on 7 May 1812 in London, a son of Robert Browning (1782-1866) and Sarah (Wiedemann). He married Elizabeth Barrett, a famous poet in her own right, in September 1846

  6. John Broxholme

    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept

    John Broxholme of Lincolnshire was a member of the Long Parliament and was buried in Westminster Abbey in 1647 but nothing marks his grave.

  7. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    • Born: 9 April 1806
    • Died: 15 September 1859
    • Profession: Engineer
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    A memorial window to the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designed by Norman Shaw, was erected in the nave of Westminster Abbey in 1868. It was moved to the south side in 1952. Henry Holiday executed the design with glass by Heaton, Butler

  8. George Bryan

    • Died: 27 July 1809
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Captain George Bryan. The sculptor was John Bacon junior. The white marble tablet shows a kneeling woman mourning before an urn, with military trophies behind.

  9. William & Alexander Buchan

    • Died: 25 February 1805
    • Profession: Physician; Doctor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Dr William Buchan is buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey. The white marble tablet with a relief portrait on the wall is attributed to sculptor John Flaxman. His son Alexander is buried with him.

  10. William Buckland

    • Born: 12 March 1784
    • Died: 14 August 1856
    • Profession: Scientist; Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    William Buckland, geologist and Dean of Westminster, was born in Devon, and has a memorial bust, by Henry Weekes, in the nave of Westminster Abbey.

  11. John Bull and Marlborough Tatton

    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a marble memorial to John Bull, rich merchant of London, and his grandson Marlborough Tatton, son of Major General William Tatton.

  12. Charles Buller

    • Born: 6 August 1806
    • Died: 29 November 1848
    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    On the wall of the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a memorial with a bust to politician Charles Buller. Sculptor Henry Weekes.

  13. William and Mary Bulmer

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

    William and Mary Bulmer and their son William are buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey but their memorial tablets perished many years ago and the graves are not marked.

  14. John Bunyan

    • Died: 3 September 1688
    • Memorial: 25 January 1912
    • Profession: Writer; Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    A memorial window to writer and preacher John Bunyan was unveiled in the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey on 25 January 1912. This was designed by Sir J.Ninian Comper.

  15. George Burden

    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept

    George Burden, Receiver General of Westminster Abbey from 1577 to his death in 1593, was buried in the north transept but he has no monument or gravestone.

  16. Angela Burdett-Coutts

    • Born: 21 April 1814
    • Died: 30 December 1906
    • Burial: 5 January 1907
    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Near the west door in the nave of Westminster Abbey is the simple gravestone of philanthropist Baroness Burdett Coutts. She endowed schools and the bishopric of British Columbia in Canada.

  17. Sir John and Lord Thomas Burgh

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Andrew

    Sir John Burgh [or Borough] and his brother Thomas, 5th Lord Burgh are both buried in the chapel of St Andrew in Westminster Abbey but there is now no monument to them.

  18. Mildred Cecil, Lady Burghley

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Mildred Cecil, Lady Burghley and her daughter Anne (de Vere), Countess of Oxford have a large monument in St Nicholas' chapel in Westminster Abbey near where they are buried. The monument is attributed to sculptor Cornelius Cure.

  19. John Burgoyne

    • Died: 4 August 1792
    • Burial: 13 August 1792
    • Profession: Politician; Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    General John Burgoyne, politician and author, was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey, with his wife and daughter. His grandson Capt.Hugh Burgoyne has a memorial brass in the north transept.

  20. Anne (Burke), Countess of Clanricarde

    • Died: 1 January 1733
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    Anne, Dowager Countess of Clanricarde is buried in the centre of the nave of Westminster Abbey. A large monument to her stands in the north aisle.

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