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. Michael Drayton

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

    In Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is a monument to poet Michael Drayton (or Draiton), by sculptor Edward Marshall.

  2. Adrian Drift

    • Burial: 5 March 1737
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept

    Adrian Drift was buried near the grave of poet Matthew Prior in the south transept of Westminster Abbey.

  3. Charles and Gavin Drummond

    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Admiral Charles Drummond and his brother are buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey but their gravestone inscription is now very faint.

  4. John Dryden

    • Born: 9 August 1631
    • Died: 1 May 1700
    • Profession: Poet; Playwright
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    John Dryden, Poet Laureate and dramatist, is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. His bust is by Peter Scheemakers.

  5. Robinson Duckworth

    • Memorial: 9 May 1988
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; Quire
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Window

    The Revd. Robinson Duckworth is buried in the Quire of Westminster Abbey, near the stall he occupied. His small memorial window, by Francis Skeat, is in the Dark Cloister.

  6. Mary, Lady Dudley

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

    Mary, Lady Dudley and her husband Edward are buried in St Margaret's church Westminster and she has a large monument. A figure of her second husband Richard Mompesson kneels beside it.

  7. William Dudley (Sutton)

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    In the chapel of St Nicholas is an altar tomb for William Dudley (born Sutton), bishop of Durham. The brass and inscription have now gone. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  8. Arabella, Lady Dungannon

    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Andrew

    Arabella, Lady Dungannon was buried in St Andrew's chapel in Westminster Abbey but has no marker.

  9. George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax

    • Died: 8 June 1771
    • Profession: Politician
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a memorial for George Montagu Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, politician who helped found Nova Scotia in Canada. By sculptor John Bacon.

  10. Brian and Thomas Duppa

    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory; North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    In the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey is the grave of Brian Duppa, Bishop of Winchester. His monument is by Benjamin Burman. Sir Thomas Duppa's monument is in the north choir aisle near his grave.

  11. Thomas Sanders Dupuis

    • Died: 17 July 1796
    • Profession: Musician
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is a tablet in memory of Dr Thomas Sanders Dupuis, musician. By Richard Wilford.

  12. Louis de Duras, Earl of Feversham

    • Burial: 21 March 1740
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey are the graves of Louis de Duras, 2nd Earl of Feversham, his niece Charlotte de Bourbon and his nephew Armand de Bourbon.

  13. Jonathan Chadwick Durden

    • Died: 11 August 1782
    • Burial: 17 August 1782
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Jonathan Chadwick Durden was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey on 17 August 1782.

  14. Alexander and Scipio Duroure

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

    General Alexander Duroure (or Du Roure) is buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey. A tablet to him and his brother (buried abroad) is on the wall nearby.

  15. Earl of Carlisle children

    • Profession: Politician; Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    Several children of the 1st and 2nd Earls of Carlisle are buried in St John the Baptist's chapel in Westminster Abbey. The family name was Howard. A stone records their names.

  16. John Earle

    • Profession: Dean of Westminster

    John Earle (or Earles) was Dean of Westminster 1660-62 but is buried in Oxford and has no monument in the Abbey. His portrait hangs in the Deanery.

  17. Hugh Easton

    • Profession: Artist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel; Islip Chapel; Chapel of St Benedict
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    There are six stained glass windows by Hugh Easton in Westminster Abbey and its precincts - the Battle of Britain window, Nurses chapel window, the lower Islip chapel window, Citizens of Westminster window and two in Cheyneygates.

  18. Edmund, 1st Earl of Kent

    • Profession: Soldier

    Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent and a son of Edward I, was executed in 1330 and the following year his body was transferred from Winchester to Westminster. Location of the burial is unknown.

  19. Edward of Woodstock

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory; Shrine

    Edward of Woodstock, known as the "Black Prince" has a small bronze statuette on the tomb of his father Edward III in Westminster Abbey. The Prince is buried in Canterbury Cathedral.

  20. Sir Herbert Edwardes

    • Born: 12 November 1819
    • Died: 23 December 1868
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    A memorial to Major General Sir Herbert Edwardes, by sculptor William Theed junior, is on the wall of the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey.

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