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. Sir John Burland

    • Born: 10 July 1724
    • Died: 29 February 1776
    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Quire Aisle; Triforium
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Sir John Burland, judge, was buried in the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey. His monument has been moved to the triforium.

  2. Richard Burn

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

    Richard Burn, buried in St Margaret's Westminster, was treasurer of a society to convert American slaves to Christianity.

  3. William Burnaby

    • Died: 8 November 1706
    • Profession: Playwright
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The grave of William Burnaby, dramatist and agent for prizes on board the Fleet in the West Indies, is in the south transept of the Abbey.

  4. Frances and Charles Burney

    • Memorial: 13 June 2002
    • Profession: Writer; Musician; Priest; Novelist
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner; South Quire Aisle; North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Tablet

    In 2002 a memorial panel in the new Poets’ Corner window in Westminster Abbey was unveiled in memory of Fanny Burney, Mme. d’Arblay. There are also two monuments to Charles Burney and his son Charles in the choir aisles. Both by Sebastian Gahagen

  5. Robert Burns

    • Born: 25 January 1759
    • Died: 21 July 1796
    • Memorial: 7 March 1885
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    A white marble bust of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns is on the wall of Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey near the memorial to fellow Scottish poet James Thomson. Bust by Sir John Steell.

  6. Richard Busby

    • Born: 22 September 1606
    • Died: 5 April 1695
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Dr Richard Busby, the celebrated Head Master of Westminster School, is buried beneath the black and white marble pavement of the Choir of Westminster Abbey, which he presented in 1677. His monument nearby is by Francis Bird.

  7. Thomas Bushell

    • Profession: Soldier; Engineer
    • Location in the Abbey: Little Cloister

    Colonel Thomas Bushell was buried in the Little Cloister at Westminster Abbey but he had no gravestone or monument.

  8. Ellen Bust

    • Burial: 28 April 1697
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Ellen Bust, nee Griffith, was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey on 28 April 1697. But her grave inscription has worn away.

  9. Samuel Butler

    • Died: 25 September 1680
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In the east aisle of Poets' Corner is a memorial to satirist Samuel Butler, possibly by J.M.Rysbrack. This was originally floor standing but was reduced and moved up onto the wall when Thomas Gray's memorial was put in.

  10. Thomas Fowell Buxton

    • Born: 1 April 1786
    • Died: 19 February 1845
    • Profession: Politician; Philanthropist; Abolitionist
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, politician, philanthropist and slave trade abolitionist, has a statue, by Frederick Thrupp, in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey.

  11. Lord Byron

    • Born: 22 January 1788
    • Died: 19 April 1824
    • Memorial: 8 May 1969
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    The memorial stone to George, 6th Baron Byron in Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey was given by the Poetry Society and unveiled on 8 May 1969.

  12. William, Earl Cadogan

    • Profession: Soldier; Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel

    William, Earl Cadogan, diplomat and soldier, was buried in the Duke of Ormond's vault in Westminster Abbey.

  13. Caedmon

    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial stone to early English poet Caedmon was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1966.

  14. James Callaghan

    • Profession: Politician; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    A memorial stone to Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan was unveiled in 2015 in the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. By Nicholas Sloan.

  15. Warwick Calmady

    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: South Cloister

    Warwick Calmady, an assistant controller in the Navy, was buried in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey but has no readable marker.

  16. William Camden

    • Died: 9 November 1623
    • Burial: 19 November 1623
    • Profession: Writer; Historian
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    William Camden, author and antiquary, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey on 19 November 1623.

  17. Colen Campbell

    • Profession: Architect; Lawyer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Cloister

    Architect Colen Campbell was buried in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey but he has no monument or gravestone.

  18. Thomas Campbell

    • Born: 21 July 1777
    • Died: 15 June 1844
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    Poet and writer Thomas Campbell is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He has a life sized statue near Shakespeare's memorial, by sculptor W.Calder Marshall 1848.

  19. Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde

    • Born: 20 October 1792
    • Died: 14 August 1863
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde, the famous soldier, is buried in the centre aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  20. Sir Archibald and Sir James Campbell

    • Died: 31 March 1791
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    In the south transept of Westminster Abbey is the grave of Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneil. His monument is by Joseph Wilton.

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