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Westminster Abbey Interments and Memorials

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  • Julian Fusey (b. - 1629)
  • Sir Thomas Hesketh, MP (1548 - 1605)
    Family and Education b. 1547/8, 2nd s. of Gabriel Hesketh (d.1573) of Aughton, Lancs. and Jane, da. of Sir Thomas Halsall of Halsall, Lancs. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. to 1568; ?Camb. Univ.; G. Inn 1572, ...
  • Margarethe Shortland (1748 - 1816)
    Margaret lived in a house near the Abbey and was buried on 6 January 1816, aged 68. She was the widow of Captain John Shortland of the Royal Navy and their chirldren were Peggy (who married William Pea...
  • John Rutherford (1741 - 1781)
    John Rutherford died on 21 June 1781 aged 40 and was removed from his original burial place at Olne in Germany to the north cloister of Westminster Abbey for burial on 11 October 1782. His grave is mar...
  • Philip Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
    Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 – 9 April 1917) was an Anglo-Welsh poet, essayist, and novelist. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war exp...

Scope of project

This project identifies people interred in Westminster Abbey, as well as individuals memorialized there.

See also Poets' Corner - Westminster Abbey