Howel Holland Edwards

In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is the grave of the Reverend Howel Holland Edwards and his wife Caroline. He was a son of the Reverend Edward Edwards of Caernarvon in North Wales. He attended Westminster School and Oxford university and became librarian and chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough and rector of Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire. Later he was a prebendary of St Asaph, rector of St John's Westminster and prebendary at the Abbey 1803-1846. His wife was the daughter of Robert and Charlotta Palmer but they had no children. His estates in Wales went to a nephew. The inscription on the brass plate reads:

+ Here rest the remains of Howel Holland Edwards M.A. Canon of this Collegiate Church, born Novr. 6 1762, died Sept 29 1846. Also of Caroline his wife, fourth daughter of Robert Palmer of Hurst in the county of Berks, Esquire, born Sept. 1 1762, died April 22 1834.


6th November 1762


29th September 1846




North Choir Aisle

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Howel Holland Edwards
Howel Holland Edwards memorial

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