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. Ann Bingley

    Ann, daughter of Thomas Henshaw and wife of Sir John Bingley M.P., was buried in an unknown location in Westminster Abbey in 1615.

  2. Peter Birch

    • Died: 2 July 1710
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    Peter Birch, clergyman, and two of his wives, Martha and Sibyl, are buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey.

  3. Samuel Birch

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

    Samuel Birch, an eminent physician of Westminster, was buried in the north porch of Westminster Abbey but has no marker.

  4. William Birdwood

    • Born: 13 September 1865
    • Died: 19 May 1951
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Stall Plate

    William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, was commander of the new ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) contingents in the Great War 1914. As a member of the Order of the Bath his stall plate is in the Lady Chapel.

  5. Birkhead family

    • Profession: Musician
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters

    Anne, Christopher and Gabriel Birkhead are buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey but have no marker or monument.

  6. William Bishop

    • Born: 7 July 1882
    • Died: 5 July 1962
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The ashes of William Bishop were buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey. He was Clerk of Works at the Abbey.

  7. Andrew Bisset

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

    Lt.General Andrew Bisset was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey but his grave is not markerd

  8. John and Richard Blackborne

    • Burial: 8 January 1609
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters

    John Blackborne was buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey on 8 January 1609 but the exact location is not known and there is no grave or monument for him.

  9. Lancelot Blackburne

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

    Lancelot Blackburne, Archbishop of York, was buried in St Margaret's church Westminster but he has no monument or marker.

  10. Sir Henry Blackwood

    • Died: 13 December 1832
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a marble tablet to Vice Admiral the Honourable Sir Henry Blackwood. By sculptor William Behnes.

  11. Thomas Blagge

    • Died: 4 November 1660
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Colonel Thomas Blagge was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey in November 1660. His tablet was removed when Adm.Vernon's monument was erected.

  12. Thomas & Margaret Blagrave

    • Burial: 24 November 1688
    • Profession: Musician
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Thomas Blagrave, musician and singer, was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey on 24 November 1688 but he has no monument.

  13. John Blair

    • Died: 24 June 1784
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The Revd. John Blair, author of the well known book The Chronology and History of the World, was buried near the door of the north transept.

  14. William Blair

    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a tall monument (25 feet high), known as The Three Captains memorial, by the sculptor Joseph Nollekens. It commemorates Royal Navy captains William Bayne, William Blair and Lord Robert Manners who were

  15. Robert Blake

    • Died: 17 August 1657
    • Profession: Soldier; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel; South Quire Aisle; St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Tablet

    Robert Blake, Admiral and General at Sea, was buried in the Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey but was disinterred by order of Charles II. A memorial by sculptor Gilbert Ledward is in the south choir aisle and he has a window in St Margarets church.

  16. William Blake

    • Born: 28 November 1757
    • Died: 12 August 1827
    • Memorial: 24 November 1957
    • Profession: Artist; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    William Blake, painter and engraver, died on the 12 August 1827. A larger than life size bronze bust by Jacob Epstein was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey on 24 November 1957.

  17. William Blakeney

    • Died: 20 September 1761
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    General William Blakeney, 1st Baron Blakeney, was buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey, but the gravestone wording is now very faint.

  18. John Bligh

    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    John Bligh of Cornwall was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey but his marker has now worn away. A son Richard was at Westminster School and married a daughter of Capt.Bligh of the Bounty.

  19. Gervase de Blois

    • Profession: Abbot of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister

    Abbot Gervase de Blois died in 1160 and was buried in the south cloister of the old Norman Abbey. He has no tomb or inscription.

  20. Charles Blount, Earl of Devonshire

    • Died: 3 April 1606
    • Burial: 7 May 1606
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Charles Blount, Earl of Devonshire, courtier and soldier, was buried in St Paul's chapel in Westminster Abbey on 7 May 1606. But there is no gravestone or monument for him.

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