Plaque

Bunhill burial ground - 1

Bunhill burial ground
Bunhill burial ground - 1
Inscription

In this ground are the vaults of {see the Subjects commemorated for the list of 17 names}.

Site: Bunhill burial ground (4 memorials)

EC1, City Road

The 5 piers on the City Road boundary each carry a golden inscription.  We list them here south to north.

There is a common misapprehension that the three Cromwells named on these piers are the sons of Oliver but according to the 1897 book 'The House of Cromwell', they are his great-grandsons, via his son Henry (1628 - 1674) and Henry's son, Major Henry (1658 - 1711) and his wife Hannah Hewling.  A fourth brother, Thomas Cromwell (1699 - c.1750), is also buried here but doesn't get a mention on the piers.

Historical Trinkets gives a good history of this burial ground, together with photos of many of the tombs.  As well as the names given on the piers we understand the following were also buried here: Richard Price (see scientific life assurance), Thomas Newcomen, Susanna Wesley, grandfather of J. R. R. Tolkien and Thomas Bayes, originator of inverse probability theory.

Note the Quaker Bunhill Fields Burial Ground is nearby but not the same place.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bunhill burial ground - 1

Subjects commemorated i

John Bunyan

Born Elstow, Bedfordshire. A tinker by trade he became a travelling preacher....

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Henry Cromwell

Great-grandson of Oliver Cromwell.  From 'The House of Cromwell':  "... for s...

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Richard Cromwell

Born Hackney, great-grandson of Oliver Cromwell. From 'The House of Cromwell'...

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William Cromwell

Born Cripplegate parish, great-grandson of Oliver Cromwell.  Married aged 57 ...

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Lieutenant-General Charles Fleetwood

Fought on the anti-royalist side in the Civil War. In 1652 he married for the...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bunhill burial ground - 1

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Bunhill burial ground - 2

Bunhill burial ground - 2

In this ground are the vaults of {see the Subjects commemorated for the list ...

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Bunhill burial ground - 3 & 4

Bunhill burial ground - 3 & 4

It would be nice if the two Lord Mayor Lawrences were related but we can't co...

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Bunhill burial ground - 5

Bunhill burial ground - 5

In this ground are the vaults of {see the Subjects commemorated for the list ...

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We have assumed that the lost plaque read the same as the one at The Oval.

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The modern information board above adds nothing of historical interest.

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