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. Richard Hakluyt

    • Burial: 26 November 1616
    • Profession: Scientist; Writer; Priest
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Richard Hakluyt, called 'the father of modern geographers', was buried in Westminster Abbey on 26 November 1616 but the location is not recorded so there is nothing to mark his grave. He and his two brothers and son attended Westminster School. He

  2. Sir Frederick Haldimand

    • Profession: Soldier; Statesman
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Stall Plate

    Sir Frederick Haldimand, Knight of the Bath, is not buried in Westminster Abbey but his stall plate can be seen in Henry VII's chapel, the chapel of this Order of knighthood.

  3. Stephen Hales

    • Born: 17 September 1677
    • Burial: 4 January 1761
    • Profession: Scientist
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the south transept of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Stephen Hales, eminent botanist and inventor of ventilators. By sculptor Joseph Wilton.

  4. Charles Hall

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

    The Revd.Charles Hall, Dean of Bocking, is buried in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  5. Edmond Halley

    • Died: 14 January 1742
    • Profession: Astronomer
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south cloister of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to astronomer Edmond Halley. By Richard Kindersley.

  6. James Hamilton, Earl of Abercorn & family

    • Burial: 7 June 1673
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    James Hamilton was buried on 7 June 1673 in Westminster Abbey "within the north monument door" presumably the north ambulatory.

  7. Lady Archibald Hamilton

    • Location in the Abbey: Chapel of St Nicholas

    Anne, second wife of Lord Archibald Hamilton, governor of Jamaica, was buried in St Nicholas's chapel in Westminster Abbey but nothing marks her grave.

  8. Mary, Duchess of Hamilton

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel; Chapel of St Nicholas

    Mary, Duchess of Hamilton, her brother Philip Feilding and two sons are buried in a vault in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey but they have no markers.

  9. Charles Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk

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

    Charles Douglas-Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk was buried in a vault in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey but has no marker.

  10. Jane,Henrietta and Frances Hanbury

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

    Jane Hanbury and her two daughters Henrietta and Frances, were buried in St Margaret's Westminster and have a memorial tablet there. The family were from Wales.

  11. George Frederic Handel

    • Born: 23 February 1685
    • Died: 14 April 1759
    • Burial: 20 April 1759
    • Profession: Musician; Composer
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    George Frederic Handel, the famous composer, is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey. His monument is by sculptor L.F.Roubiliac. The face of the statue was modelled from a death mask. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  12. Jonas Hanway

    • Died: 5 September 1786
    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the west aisle of the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to philanthropist Jonas Hanway. By sculptor J.F.Moore.

  13. Sir Charles Harbord

    • Died: 28 May 1672
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Sir Charles Harbord who served on the ship the Royal James.

  14. Agnes Hardine

    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    Agnes, wife of Major Alexander Hardine, was buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey but only a small stone now marks her grave.

  15. Thomas Hardy

    • Burial: 16 January 1928
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    On 16 January 1928 the ashes of the poet and writer Thomas Hardy were buried in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, immediately to the north of the grave of Charles Dickens.

  16. Sir Thomas Hardy

    • Died: 16 August 1732
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    At the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a monument to Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy. By sculptor Sir Henry Cheere.

  17. Michael Hare

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

    Michael and Mary Hare are buried in the west cloister of Westminster Abbey.

  18. William Hare, 1st Earl of Listowel

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

    William Hare, 1st Earl of Listowel and his first wife are buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey.

  19. William Hargrave

    • Died: 21 January 1751
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave; Statue

    On a window ledge in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a large monument to Lt.General William Hargrave. It is by sculptor L.F.Roubiliac and shows Hargrave emerging from his tomb. A skeleton, representing Death, topples from the

  20. Sir John Harpedon

    • Profession: Soldier
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory

    Sir John Harpedon, knight, who died in 1438, has a brass in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey.

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