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. Thomas Gassaway

    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church

    Thomas Gassaway, carpenter, was buried in St Margaret's church Westminster. Click on the blue link for more information.

  2. Bernard & Elizabeth Gates

    • Born: 23 April 1686
    • Died: 15 November 1773
    • Profession: Musician
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Bernard Gates, Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey 1740-57, is buried in the north cloister of the Abbey with his wife Elizabeth.

  3. Anne Gawen

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

    In the north cloister of Westminster Abbey is a wall tablet to Anne Gawen (wife of William Gawen senior) and her parents Frances and Isaac Bush. A tablet to Anne wife of the younger William Gawen has been removed due to decay.

  4. John Gay

    • Born: 30 June 1685
    • Died: 4 December 1732
    • Profession: Poet; Playwright
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner; Triforium
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Tablet

    John Gay, the celebrated poet and dramatist, was buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey. His monument by J.M.Rysbrack has been moved to the triforium.

  5. Thomas Gayfere

    • Died: 4 April 1812
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Thomas Gayfere, mason, is buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey, together with his wife Frances and daughter.

  6. Edward Gee

    • Profession: Writer; Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    The Revd.Dr Edward Gee, a clergyman of Westminster Abbey, was buried with his wife and children most probably in the north ambulatory.

  7. Gell family

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

    Several members of the Gell family are buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  8. Dame Sophy de Geminghen

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Dame Sophy de Geminghen was a lady of the bedchamber to the Princess of Wales and was buried in a vault in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey in 1723.

  9. Charles Gerard, Earl of Macclesfield

    • Burial: 18 January 1694
    • Profession: Soldier; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Type of Memorial: Stone; Vault

    n a vault in the chapel of St John the Baptist in Westminster Abbey lie Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, his daughter Elizabeth and his son Charles, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield. The names and dates of burial were inscribed on a black marble

  10. Grace Gethin

    • Died: 11 October 1697
    • Location in the Abbey: South Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    The marble monument to the daughter of Sir George and Lady Frances Norton is on the wall of the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey.

  11. Orlando and Christopher Gibbons

    • Died: 5 June 1625
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: North Quire Aisle
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey is a memorial bust of organist and composer Orlando Gibbons. By A.G.Walker.

  12. William Gifford

    • Died: 31 December 1826
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    William Gifford, critic and editor of the Quarterly Review, is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey.

  13. William and Catherine Gladstone

    • Born: 29 December 1809
    • Died: 19 May 1898
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    In 1903 an over-life size marble statue to William Gladstone, by sculptor Sir Thomas Brock, was unveiled in the north transept of Westminster Abbey near to his grave.

  14. Edward Glanvill

    • Born: 25 September 1770
    • Died: 2 March 1808
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Edward Glanvill (Glanville) was buried in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey, adjoining the stone to William Shield. He was the Abbey's Clerk of Works.

  15. Edward and Sir Edmund Godfrey

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

    On the wall of the east cloister of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to brothers Edward and Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey.

  16. Godolphin family

    • Died: 15 September 1712
    • Profession: Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Bust

    Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, Queen Anne's chief minister, is buried in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey. His bust is by sculptor Francis Bird. Sir William Godolphin and Henrietta are also buried and Charles & Elizabeth are in the west

  17. Oliver Goldsmith

    • Born: 29 November 1731
    • Died: 4 April 1774
    • Profession: Writer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is a white marble memorial to author Oliver Goldsmith. This is by Joseph Nollekens.

  18. Sir John Golofre

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: South Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir John Golofre was buried by order of Richard II in the south ambulatory of Westminster Abbey. A few fragments of his brass still remain in the Abbey collection. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  19. Samuel Goodenough

    • Born: 29 April 1743
    • Died: 12 August 1827
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; North Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The Revd. Dr Samuel Goodenough is buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  20. Gabriel Goodman

    • Died: 17 June 1601
    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Benedict
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    In the chapel of St Benedict in Westminster Abbey is a monument to Gabriel Goodman, Dean of Westminster from 1561-1601, who is buried there.

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