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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Pages include a transcript of any inscription and an English translation if the original is in Latin. Spelling in English has often changed over the centuries and this is reflected in the inscriptions.

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  1. Elizabeth Claypole

    • Born: 2 July 1629
    • Died: 6 August 1658
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Elizabeth Claypole, favourite daughter of Oliver Cromwell, is buried in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey. A small stone marks her grave. The body of her father was disinterred by order of Charles II.

  2. J.R.Clayton & Alfred Bell

    • Profession: Artist
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept; South Transept; High Altar; Chapter House
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    John R.Clayton and Alfred Bell executed several stained glass windows in Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Westminster. Clayton also designed two memorials and the High Altar mosaic.

  3. Muzio Clementi

    • Born: 23 January 1752
    • Died: 29 March 1832
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The Italian musician Muzio Clementi is buried in the south cloister of the Abbey, adjoining the graves of William Shield and Johann Peter Salomon.

  4. Sir Clement Clerke

    • Location in the Abbey: North Cloister

    Sir Clement Clerke, his wife and great grandson are buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey but have no markers.

  5. William Cliffe

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

    The Rev.William Cliffe of Mathon in Worcestershire and his two nieces Ann and Mary Davies, are buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  6. Sir Thomas Clifford

    • Location in the Abbey: Sacrarium
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir Thomas Clifford, governor of Berwick, was buried in 1543 in the central part of the Sanctuary of Westminster Abbey in front of the Lord's table, according to William Camden's guide published in 1600. No inscription is recorded for him. He

  7. Jane, Lady Clifford

    • Born: 6 July 1637
    • Died: 23 November 1679
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas

    Lady Clifford's monument, probably by John Bushnell, stands in the chapel of St Nicholas in Westminster Abbey. Her sister Frances, Countess of Southampton is also buried but without any marker.

  8. Robert Clive

    • Born: 25 September 1725
    • Died: 22 November 1774
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey, has a memorial tablet, by J.Tweed, in the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey.

  9. Richard Cobden

    • Born: 3 June 1804
    • Died: 2 April 1865
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    Richard Cobden, statesman and champion of free trade, has a memorial bust in the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey. The sculptor was Thomas Woolner.

  10. Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald

    • Born: 14 December 1775
    • Died: 31 October 1860
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    The grave of Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, the famous admiral, is in the central part of the nave of Westminster Abbey. He had links with Chile, Brazil, Peru and Greece.

  11. William Cockburn

    • Burial: 24 November 1739
    • Profession: Physician
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Cockburn, a wealthy physician of St James Street Westminster, was buried in the middle aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey, near the entrance to the Choir, on 24 November 1739, aged 70.

  12. Thomas Aston Coffin

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

    Thomas Aston Coffin is buried in St Margaret's church Westminster and he has a small tablet. He was born in Boston USA but lived in Quebec in Canada for many years.

  13. William of Colchester

    • Profession: Abbot of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    William of Colchester, Abbot of Westminster from 1386 is buried in the chapel of St John the Baptist in Westminster Abbey.

  14. Thomas Cole

    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a brass to Thomas Cole, Member of Parliament who died in 1597. Attributed to the workshop of Gerard Johnson.

  15. William Cole

    • Profession: Writer; Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle

    The Revd.Dr William Cole, clergyman of Westminster Abbey, was buried in the north choir aisle but his inscription has now worn away.

  16. John Coleman

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

    John Coleman was buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey and has a plain white marble tablet on the wall.

  17. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • Born: 21 October 1772
    • Died: 25 July 1834
    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    On a pillar in Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is a bust of poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge. By Sir William H.Thornycroft. Given by Dr Mercer of the USA.

  18. John and James Collier

    • Location in the Abbey: North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Plaque

    John and James Collier are buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  19. Daniel Collingwood

    • Burial: 9 April 1681
    • Profession: politican

    Colonel Daniel Collingwood was buried in an unknown location in Westminster Abbey on 9 April 1681.

  20. Colonial Territories memorial

    • Memorial: 23 March 1966
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south cloister of Westminster Abbey is a polished grey marble tablet in memory of those who served in the Colonial Territories.

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