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. Anne Bracegirdle

    • Died: 12 September 1748
    • Profession: Actor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Anne Bracegirdle, actress and singer, is buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  2. Samuel and William Bradford

    • Born: 20 December 1652
    • Died: 17 May 1731
    • Burial: 22 May 1731
    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    Bishop Samuel Bradford was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey. He was Dean of Westminster and Bishop of Rochester. His monument is by Sir Henry Cheere.

  3. George Granville Bradley

    • Died: 13 March 1903
    • Profession: Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    George Granville Bradley, Dean of Westminster, is buried in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. His brass is by Clayton & Bell.

  4. John Bradshaw

    • Died: 31 October 1659
    • Burial: 22 November 1659
    • Profession: Politician; Lawyer
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Stone; Tablet

    John Bradshaw, lawyer, politician and regicide, was buried in Westminster Abbey but his remains were disinterred by order of Charles II.

  5. Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

    • Died: 21 November 1559
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Edmund
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk was buried in St Edmund's chapel in Westminster Abbey. She was a daughter of Charles Brandon and his third wife Princess Mary, sister of Henry VIII. Monument possibly by Cornelius Cure. Click on the blue name to

  6. Charles Brett

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

    Charles Brett was married in Westminster Abbey and buried in St Margaret's Westminster where he has a wall memorial.

  7. Francis De Breval

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; East Cloister

    The Revd.Dr Francis Durant De Breval was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey but has no marker. His wife and some of his children were also buried at the Abbey.

  8. Sir Frederick Bridge

    • Born: 5 December 1844
    • Died: 18 March 1924
    • Memorial: 26 May 1925
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is a memorial tablet to Sir (John) Frederick Bridge, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The sculptor was Eric Gill.

  9. Rachel daughter of Nicholas Brigham

    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner

    Rachel, young daughter of minor poet Nicholas Brigham, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey. Brigham erected the monument to Geoffrey Chaucer in the Abbey.

  10. James Bringfield

    • Died: 12 May 1706
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is an oval memorial tablet to Colonel James Bringfield (or Bringfeild). His wife Clemence is also buried. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  11. Old Contemptibles, British Expeditionary Force

    • Memorial: 15 July 1993
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to the "Old Contemptibles", or British Expeditionary Force 1914. Designed by Donald Buttress.

  12. British Prisoners of War 1914-18

    • Profession: Soldier; Airman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    A window to British prisoners of War 1914-18 is in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey. It was designed by Sir J.Ninian Comper and given by US Ambassador James Gerard.

  13. Mary, Duchess of Brittany

    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory; Shrine
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Mary of Brittany, fourth daughter of Edward III and his queen Philippa of Hainault, has a small bronze statuette on the tomb of her father in Westminster Abbey. This can be seen from the south ambulatory.

  14. Benjamin Britten

    • Born: 22 November 1913
    • Died: 4 December 1976
    • Memorial: 21 November 1978
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    In the north choir (or Musicians) aisle in Westminster Abbey is a memorial stone to Benjamin Britten, musician and composer.

  15. Mary Brocas

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

    Mary Brocas has a memorial bust near her grave in St Margaret's church Westminster. Attributed to the studio of sculptors Edward and Joshua Marshall.

  16. Sir Bernard Brocas

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Edmund
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In the chapel of St Edmund in Westminster Abbey is the tomb of Sir Bernard Brocas (1330?-1395). His family originally came from Gascony in France, where they fought for the English cause.

  17. Sir Thomas Bromley

    • Died: 12 April 1587
    • Profession: politican
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Paul
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Sir Thomas Bromley died on 12 April 1587 and was buried in the chapel of St Paul in Westminster Abbey.

  18. Bronte, Charlotte, Emily and Anne

    • Memorial: 19 July 1947
    • Profession: Poet; Novelist
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte are commemorated in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. Their stone tablet, given by the Bronte Society, was erected on 9 October 1939 but due to the war and difficulty of travel it was not formally dedicated until

  19. Phillips Brooks

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

    In St Margarets church Westminster is a memorial to American bishop Phillips Brooks. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  20. John Broughton

    • Died: 8 January 1789
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    John Broughton, champion pugilist and later Yeoman of the Guard, was buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey on 21 January 1789 “in a wood coffin...on the left hand [side] of his wife”.

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