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. Henry Francis Cary

    • Born: 6 December 1772
    • Died: 14 August 1844
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Henry Francis Cary, translator of Dante's Divina Commedia into English is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, not far from Shakespeare's memorial.

  2. Isaac Casaubon

    • Born: 18 February 1559
    • Died: 1 July 1614
    • Profession: Historian
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    On the wall of the south transept of Westminster Abbey is a monument to scholar and historian Dr Isaac Casaubon. The black and white marble monument is by sculptor Nicholas Stone and consists of an inscription tablet and various decorations of palm,

  3. Stephen, 2nd Baron Catto

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

    In Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey is a small window to Stephen, 2nd Baron Catto, a generous supporter of the Abbey's restoration appeal. By Peter Archer and Alfred Fisher.His arms are also shown in the west window of this chapel.

  4. Edith Cavell

    The first part of the funeral service for nurse Edith Cavell was held at Westminster Abbey. Click on blue link for more information and copy of service paper.

  5. Martha Cavendish

    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters

    Three large figures of Christ with St Peter and St Edward, by Michael Lindsey Clark, were presented to Westminster Abbey in memory of Martha Cavendish. Originally at the west entrance they are now on the wall by the cloister entrance.

  6. Frederick Cavendish

    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Plaque

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a brass and window to Frederick Cavendish, chief secretary for Ireland who was murdered in Dublin. The glass is by Henry Holiday and James Powell & Sons.

  7. William & Margaret Cavendish

    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a black and white marble monument to William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle and his wife Margaret. By sculptor Grinling Gibbons.

  8. William Caxton

    • Memorial: 12 November 1954
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Tablet

    In 1954 a memorial was unveiled at Westminster Abbey for William Caxton, merchant and England's first printer and publisher. He also has a tablet in St Margaret's church by Henry Westmacott. His memorial window was destroyed in the last war.

  9. Elizabeth Cecil

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel; Chapel of St John the Baptist; Chapel of St Nicholas

    There are four ladies called Elizabeth Cecil buried in Westminster Abbey.

  10. Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter

    • Born: 5 May 1542
    • Died: 7 February 1623
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter, his first wife, two daughters and his son are buried in a vault in St John the Baptist's chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  11. Robert (Cecil), Marquess of Salisbury

    • Born: 3 February 1830
    • Died: 22 August 1903
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In the nave of Westminster Abbey near the west door is an altar tomb of black marble with a bronze effigy of Robert, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister. The sculptor was W.Goscombe John.

  12. Dr John Chamber(s)

    • Profession: Priest; Physician; Doctor
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church

    Dr John Chamber or Chambers was buried in St Margaret's Westminster but nothing marks his grave. He was physician to Henry VII and Henry VIII and last Dean of St Stephen's chapel.

  13. Joseph and Neville Chamberlain

    • Memorial: 31 March 1916
    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Bust

    In the north west tower chapel in the nave of Westminster Abbey is a white marble bust of politician Joseph Chamberlain. The sculptor was John Tweed. His son Neville is buried in the nave.

  14. Hugh Chamberlen

    • Died: 17 June 1728
    • Profession: Physician; Doctor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a large memorial to Dr Hugh Chamberlen. By sculptors Peter Scheemakers and Laurent Delvaux.

  15. Ephraim Chambers

    • Died: 15 May 1740
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Ephraim Chambers, author of the English Encyclopedia, is buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.His monument is by Nathaniel Hedges.

  16. Sir William Chambers

    • Died: 8 March 1796
    • Profession: Architect
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir William Chambers, architect, is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey, beside fellow architects Robert Adam and James Wyatt.

  17. Christopher Chapman

    • Died: 14 June 1681
    • Profession: Musician
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Christopher Chapman was a member of the Westminster Abbey choir 1642-48 and 1660-81. He was a son of Peter, chief brewer to Westminster College to which office Christopher succeeded in 1638.

  18. Sir John Chardin

    • Born: 16 November 1643
    • Died: 25 December 1712
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the nave of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Sir John [Jean] Chardin, court jeweller to Charles II. By sculptor Sir Henry Cheere. His son Sir John is buried near the memorial.

  19. Sebastian Charles

    • Died: 28 October 1989
    • Burial: 17 February 1992
    • Memorial: 28 December 1992
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    The Revd Sebastian Charles, Canon of Westminster was buried in the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey and his memorial tablet was designed by Donald Buttress.

  20. Robert Henry Charles

    • Born: 6 August 1855
    • Died: 30 January 1931
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Robert Henry Charles was Canon of Westminster from 1913 and Archdeacon from 1919 and is buried with his wife in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

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