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. Mary Beaufoy

    • Burial: 17 July 1708
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb; Statue

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a marble monument, by sculptor Grinling Gibbons, to Mary Beaufoy. She was buried on 17 July 1705 aged 28.

  2. Anna Beaumont

    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Type of Memorial: Urn

    In the chapel of St Nicholas in Westminster Abbey is the heart shrine of Anna Sophia daughter of Christophe de Harley, Comte de Beaumont, Ambassador from the French Court to James I.

  3. Francis and John Beaumont

    • Died: 6 March 1616
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Francis Beaumont, poet and dramatist, and his brother Sir John Beaumont are both buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, at the entrance to St Benedict's chapel near Chaucer's monument.

  4. Thomas Becker

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church

    Colonel Thomas Becker, famous for walking under water, died in 1716 and was buried in St Margaret's church Westminster. But he has no marker.

  5. William Bedell

    • Died: 3 July 1518
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Bedell was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey near Chaucer's tomb.

  6. Louis Henry Bedford

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Louis Henry Bedford, captain in the 37th regiment, was killed in the East Indies. He has a memorial tablet in St Margaret's church Westminster.

  7. Charles St Clare Bedford

    • Born: 1 April 1810
    • Died: 5 June 1900
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Charles St Clare Bedford, Chapter Clerk at Westminster Abbey 1854-1900 and Coroner for the City of Westminster 1845-88, is buried in the north cloister of the Abbey.

  8. Aphra Behn

    • Died: 16 April 1609
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The poet, writer and dramatist Aphra (or Astrea) Behn (1640?-1689) was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey, near the steps up into the church.

  9. Sir Henry Belasyse

    • Died: 16 December 1717
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the chapel of St Paul in Westminster Abbey is a monument to Sir Henry Belasyse, army officer. The sculptor was Peter Scheemakers.

  10. Andrew Bell

    • Born: 27 March 1753
    • Died: 27 January 1832
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Dr Andrew Bell. This is by the sculptor William Behnes and shows a relief of a seated man with a group of schoolboys. Bell is buried in the nave.

  11. William Bell

    • Profession: Writer; Priest; Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    Clergyman and writer William Bell is buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey with his two sisters.

  12. Louis Bennett & Royal Flying Corps

    • Profession: Airman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    In 1922 a stained glass window was unveiled in the nave of Westminster Abbey to members of the Royal Flying Corps who died during the 1914-18 war. It was designed by Harry Grylls and given by Mrs Louis Bennett of West Virginia, whose son died while

  13. William Sterndale Bennett

    • Born: 13 April 1816
    • Died: 1 February 1875
    • Profession: Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Composer Sir William Sterndale Bennett is buried in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey, not far from the graves of Henry Purcell and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

  14. William Benson

    • Profession: Abbot of Westminster; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Benson, first Dean of Westminster, is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey (in the area formerly called the chapel of St Blaize).

  15. Robert Benson, Lord Bingley

    • Died: 9 April 1731
    • Burial: 14 April 1731
    • Profession: politican
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul

    obert Benson, Baron Bingley of Bingley in Yorkshire, politician, was buried on 14 April 1731 in St Paul's chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  16. Harriett Benthall

    • Location in the Abbey: North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    Harriett, wife of Revd.John Benthall, is buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey, with a small memorial tablet.

  17. William & Henry Bentinck

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    Several members of the Bentinck family are buried in the Ormond vault at the eastern end of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey. None have monuments but their names and dates of death were added to the vaultstone in the late 19th century.

  18. John Beresford

    • Born: 6 January 1792
    • Died: 29 January 1812
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory; Chapel of St John the Evangelist
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the chapel of St John the Evangelist in Westminster Abbey is a marble tablet to John Theophilus Beresford (visible from the north ambulatory). The sculptor was Henry Westmacott.

  19. Sir William Berkeley

    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    Admiral Sir William Berkeley was buried in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey but has no monument.

  20. John Berkeley, Lord Fitzharding

    • Died: 19 December 1712
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey are the graves of John Berkeley, Lord Fitzharding and his wife Barbara.

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