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Bunhill burial ground - 2

Bunhill burial ground Bunhill burial ground - 2
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 - 2

Subjects commemorated Information

William Blake

Poet and artist. Except for 3 years spent on the coast near Bognor, Blake liv...

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Thomas Bradbury

Non-conformist minister.  Born Yorkshire. One of his daughters married a brot...

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George Burder

Non-conformist minister. Born in Islington. One of the founders of the Britis...

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Thomas Fowell Buxton (d.1793)

Father of the first baronet.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

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John Conder, DD

Non-conformist minister.  Born in Cambridgeshire.  Died Hackney.  Buried in B...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bunhill burial ground - 2

Also at this site Information

Bunhill burial ground - 1

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

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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

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

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Nearby Memorials

BBC - WC2

BBC - WC2

WC2, Savoy Place, 2

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1 subject commemorated
Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

WC2, Waterloo Bridge

In our photo you can see how distressed the lettering is, and that it was once picked out in gold paint.

8 subjects commemorated, 2 creators
Reverend Joseph Harrison

Reverend Joseph Harrison

W5, Webster Gardens, 23

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1 subject commemorated
Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

SE1, Rockingham Street, 62 Arrol House

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Earl St Germans

Earl St Germans

SE1, King James Street

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2 subjects commemorated