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. Patrick Colquhoun

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

    In St Margaret's Church Westminster is a monument to Patrick Colquhoun, founder of the Thames police. Click on the blue link for more information.

  2. Combined Services Memorial

    • Profession: Soldier; Airman; Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; St George's Chapel; Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is a monument commemorating officers and men of the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, the Commandos, and the Airborne Forces and Special Air Service. Designed by Gilbert Ledward. A roll of honour is kept

  3. Sir Ninian Comper

    • Born: 10 June 1864
    • Died: 22 October 1960
    • Profession: Architect
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    The ashes of architect and stained glass designer Sir John Ninian Comper are buried in the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey, near the series of windows he designed.

  4. John Conduitt

    • Died: 23 May 1737
    • Profession: Scientist
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Bust

    At the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a monument to John Conduitt, politician and scientist. The sculptor was Sir Henry Cheere.

  5. William Congreve

    • Died: 19 January 1729
    • Profession: Writer; Playwright
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    William Congreve, dramatist, has a memorial near his grave in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. The sculptor was Francis Bird.

  6. Charles Walter Congreve

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

    Charles Walter Congreve, great-nephew of the dramatist William Congreve, is buried in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey. He was archdeacon of Armagh.

  7. Sir William Constable

    • Burial: 21 June 1655
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Sir William Constable was buried in a vault in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey. But his remains were disinterred by order of Charles II and thrown into a pit in St Margaret's churchyard with other followers of Cromwell.

  8. Robert Constable, Viscount Dunbar

    • Died: 23 November 1714
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Just inside the gates of the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a mural marble monument for Robert Constable, Viscount Dunbar and his second wife. Both are buried in the nave near the entrance to the choir.

  9. William Conway

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

    The Revd.William Conway has a memorial bust in St Margaret's church Westminster, where he was Rector. By sculptor Richard Belt.

  10. James Cook

    • Born: 27 October 1728
    • Memorial: 4 October 1979
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    A memorial to Captain James Cook, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Francis Chichester was unveiled in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey. The designer was Eric Fraser.

  11. Henry Cooke

    • Profession: Musician; Soldier; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: East Cloister

    Henry Cooke, musician and composer, was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey but has no marker.

  12. Edward Cooke

    • Born: 14 April 1772
    • Died: 23 May 1799
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Evangelist
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    A memorial to Captain Edward Cooke, Royal Navy, by John Bacon junior, is in St John the Evangelist's chapel in Westminster Abbey, on the back of the wall which forms General Wolfe's monument.

  13. Benjamin and Robert Cooke

    • Born: 28 November 1734
    • Died: 14 September 1793
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Dr Benjamin Cooke, organist and composer, is buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey, together with his wife and ten children and his mother in law Mary Shelvocke.

  14. Eyre Coote

    • Died: 27 April 1783
    • Profession: Politician; Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a very large white marble monument, by sculptor Thomas Banks, to Lt.General Sir Eyre Coote.

  15. Algernon Coote, Earl of Mountrath

    • Died: 27 August 1744
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Michael
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    In the chapel of St Michael in Westminster Abbey is a large marble monument to Algernon Coote, Earl of Mountrath and his wife Diana. Designed by Sir William Chambers and sculpted by Joseph Wilton.

  16. Sir John Corbet

    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    Sir John Corbet 2nd Baronet of Stoke in Shropshire was buried in Westminster Abbey in 1665 but he has no marker or monument.

  17. Sir Richard Corbet

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

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a monument to Sir Richard Corbet, attributed to Jasper Latham.

  18. Elizabeth Corbett and Mildred Hotham

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

    In St Margaret's church Westminster is a tablet to Elizabeth Corbett (or Corbet), daughter of Sir Uvedale Corbett, and Lady Mildred Hotham. This includes some lines by Alexander Pope.

  19. Henry and James Cornewall

    • Died: 11 February 1743
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the entrance archway to the cloisters of Westminster Abbey is a large monument (36 feet high) to Captain James Cornewall of the Royal Navy. By sculptor Sir Robert Taylor.

  20. Charles Cornwall

    • Died: 7 October 1718
    • Burial: 27 November 1718
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave

    Admiral Charles Cornwall (or Cornewall) of Berrington in Herefordshire was buried in the south aisle (presumably of the nave) of Westminster Abbey on 27 November 1718.

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