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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of U.S. Politicians in England

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Bath Paris Church
  • Ampthill, Bedfordshire St. Andrew Churchyard
  • Brislington, Bristol Arnos Vale Cemetery
  • Brookwood United States Military Cemetery
  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire St. Mary's Churchyard
  • Gloucester Gloucester Cathedral
  • Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Deal, Kent St. George's Churchyard
  • Liverpool St. James's Cemetery
  • London Kensal Green Cemetery
  • London Kensington Church
  • London Putney Vale Cemetery
  • Covent Garden, London St. Pauls Churchyard
  • Croydon, London St. John the Baptist Churchyard
  • Westminster, London St. Anne Churchyard
  • Ruislip, Middlesex St. Martin's Church Cemetery
  • Frimley, Surrey St. Peter's Churchyard
  • Long Ditton, Surrey St. Mary's Parish Churchyard


    Private or family graveyard
    England
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Gage (1719-1787) — Born in Firle, Sussex, England, 1719. British general in the French and Indian War and on the British side in the American Revolution; Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1774-75. Anglican. Died in London, England, April 2, 1787 (age about 67 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Gage (1st Viscount Gage) and Benedicta Maria Theresa (Hall) Gage; married, December 8, 1758, to Margaret Kemble (1734-1824).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Paris Church
    Bath, England
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bingham (1752-1804) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 8, 1752. Banker; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1786-88; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1790-91; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1791; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1794-95; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1795-1801. Died in Bath, England, February 7, 1804 (age 51 years, 336 days). Interment at Paris Church.
      Relatives: Son of William Bingham and Marry (Stamper) Bingham; married, October 26, 1780, to Anne Willing.
      The city of Binghamton, New York, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Andrew Churchyard
    Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Nicolls (1624-1672) — Born in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, 1624. Colonial Governor of New York, 1664-68. English and Scottish ancestry. During the Anglo-Dutch War, he was killed in the naval Battle of Solebay, North Sea, May 28, 1672 (age about 47 years). Interment at St. Andrew Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Nicolls (1582-1624) and Margaret (Bruce) Nicolls (1577-1652); uncle of Matthias Nicoll (1630-1687).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Arnos Vale Cemetery
    Brislington, Bristol, England
    Founded 1837
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Barber Ogden (1783-1857) — also known as Francis B. Ogden — of New Jersey. Born in Boonton, Morris County, N.J., March 3, 1783. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1829-40; Bristol, 1840-52; Manchester, 1852-57, died in office 1857. Died in Bristol, England, July 4, 1857 (age 74 years, 123 days). Interment at Arnos Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gen. Matthias Ogden and Hannah (Dayton) Ogden; married 1837 to Louisa Pawnall.


    United States Military Cemetery
    Brookwood, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Vincent Francis Harrington (1903-1943) — also known as Vincent F. Harrington — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Born in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, May 16, 1903. Democrat. Member of Iowa state senate, 1933-37; U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1937-42; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940. Died in military service, in England, November 29, 1943 (age 40 years, 197 days). Interment at United States Military Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Mary's Churchyard
    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet (1712-1779) — of New Jersey; Massachusetts. Born in Berkshire, England, July 12, 1712. Colonial Governor of New Jersey, 1758-60; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1758-60; Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1760-69. Anglican. Died in Buckinghamshire, England, June 16, 1779 (age 66 years, 339 days). Interment at St. Mary's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Francis Bernard and Margery (Winslowe) Bernard; married 1741 to Amelia Offley.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Gloucester Cathedral
    Gloucester, England
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lyman (1755-1811) — of Massachusetts. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., December 7, 1755. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1787; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1789; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1793-97 (2nd District 1793-95, 4th District 1795-97); U.S. Consul in London, 1804-11, died in office 1811. Died in Cheltenham, England, September 22, 1811 (age 55 years, 289 days). Interment at Gloucester Cathedral; cenotaph at Old Cemetery, Northampton, Mass.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Tewkesbury Abbey
    Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) — also known as Victoria California Claflin — Born in Homer, Licking County, Ohio, September 23, 1838. Candidate for President of the United States, 1872, 1888 (Equal Rights). Female. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2001. Died in Bredon's Norton, Worcester (now Bredon, Worcestershire), England, June 9, 1927 (age 88 years, 259 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in English Channel; cenotaph at Tewkesbury Abbey.
      Relatives: Daughter of Reuben Buckman Claflin (1796-1885) and Roxanna (Hummel) Claflin (1804-1889); married to Canning H. Woodhull (1825-1872; third cousin of Caleb Smith Woodhull (1792-1866)), James Harvey Blood (1833-1885) and John Biddulph Martin (1841-1897).
      Political family: Woodhull family of New York City, New York.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame


    St. George's Churchyard
    Deal, Kent, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Silas Deane (1737-1789) — of Connecticut. Born in Groton, New London County, Conn., December 24, 1737. Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-76. Died on board ship (the Boston Packet), en route from Gravesend to Boston, in the North Atlantic Ocean, September 23, 1789 (age 51 years, 273 days). Interment at St. George's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Married 1763 to Mehitable Webb; married 1770 to Elizabeth Saltonstall Evards (granddaughter of Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724)).
      Political family: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    St. James's Cemetery
    Liverpool, England
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Taylor Barry (1784-1835) — also known as William T. Barry — of Kentucky. Born near Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Va., February 5, 1784. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1807, 1814; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1810-11; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1814-16; state court judge in Kentucky, 1816-17; member of Kentucky state senate, 1817-21; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1820-24; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1824-25; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1825; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1828; U.S. Postmaster General, 1829-35. Appointed Minister to Spain, but died en route to post, in Liverpool, England, August 30, 1835 (age 51 years, 206 days). Original interment and cenotaph at St. James's Cemetery; reinterment in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
      Relatives: Son of John Barry and Susannah (Dozier) Barry; married 1805 to Lucy Waller Overton; married 1812 to Catherine Armistead Mason (sister of Armistead Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason (1787-1850)).
      Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Barry counties in Mich. and Mo. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Kensal Green Cemetery
    London, England
    Politicians buried here:
      John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) — also known as J. Lothrop Motley — of Massachusetts. Born in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 15, 1814. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1840; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1861-67; Great Britain, 1869-70. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1910. Died in Dorset, England, May 29, 1877 (age 63 years, 44 days). Interment at Kensal Green Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier


    Kensington Church
    London, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Blair Campbell (c.1787-1862) — also known as Robert B. Campbell — of Brownsville, Marlboro County, S.C.; Lowndes County, Ala.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., about 1787. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1821-23, 1830; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1823-25, 1834-37 (3rd District 1823-25, 1834-35, 1st District 1835-37); member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1840; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1842-50; London, 1854-61. Died in Ealing, London, England, July 12, 1862 (age about 75 years). Entombed at Kensington Church.
      Relatives: Brother of John Campbell (1795?-1845).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Putney Vale Cemetery
    London, England
    Founded 1891
    Politicians buried here:
    Samuel Insull Samuel Insull (1859-1938) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Kenilworth, Cook County, Ill.; near Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. Born in London, England, November 11, 1859. Republican. Associate of Thomas Edison and executive of electric utilities; one of the founders of the company that became General Electric; also had major holdings in railroads; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; when his utility holding company collapsed, wiping out the stockholders, he fled the country; indicted in 1932 on fraud and embezzlement charges; ultimately extradited from Turkey in 1934; tried in Chicago and found not guilty. Congregationalist. Member, Union League. Died from a heart attack, in the Place de la Concorde station on the Paris Métro subway system, Paris, France, July 16, 1938 (age 78 years, 247 days). Interment at Putney Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Insull and Emma (Short) Insull; married, May 24, 1899, to Margaret A. Bird (1875-1953; actress, stage name 'Gladys Wallis').
      Cross-reference: Forest A. Harness
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: Time Magazine, November 29, 1926


    St. Pauls Churchyard
    Covent Garden, London, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Jan Sterling (1921-2004) — also known as Jane Sterling Adriance — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1921. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, following a series of strokes, while suffering from diabetes, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 26, 2004 (age 82 years, 358 days). Interment at St. Pauls Churchyard.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Allen Adriance (1894-1953) and Eleanor Ward (Deans) Adriance (1895-1989); married, May 3, 1941, to John Merivale (1917-1990); married, May 12, 1950, to Paul Douglas (1907-1959).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John the Baptist Churchyard
    Croydon, London, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Hutchinson (1711-1780) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 9, 1711. Merchant; Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1760, 1769-71, 1771-74. Anglican. Died in Brompton, Middlesex, England, June 3, 1780 (age 68 years, 268 days). Interment at St. John the Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Hutchinson (1674-1739) and Sarah (Foster) Hutchinson (1686-1752).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Anne Churchyard
    Westminster, London, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Edmund Andros (1637-1714) — Born in London, England, December 6, 1637. Colonial Governor of New York, 1674-81; co-founder, William and Mary College, 1692; Colonial Governor of Virginia, 1692-98. Died in London, England, February 24, 1714 (age 76 years, 80 days). Interment at St. Anne Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Amice Andros (Bailiff of Guernsey) and Elizabeth (Stone) Andros.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Martin's Church Cemetery
    Ruislip, Middlesex, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Sir John Anderson (1852-1924) — of Singapore, Singapore. Born in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, March, 1852. Member, Guthrie & Co., Ltd., merchants; leader of the business community in Singapore; Siam Consul-General in Singapore, 1880-1910; U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, as of 1884; member, Straits Settlements Legislative Council, 1886-88, 1905-08; knighted in 1912; appointed Second Secretary to the British Ministry of Health, 1919. Died in Pinner, Middlesex, England, December 18, 1924 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Martin's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Anderson (1793-1875; sea captain) and Janet (Halley) Anderson (1815-1891); married, January 16, 1901, to Winifred Ethel Dunbar-Pope (1874-1960).


    St. Peter's Churchyard
    Frimley, Surrey, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Bret Harte (1836-1902) — also known as Francis Brett Hart — of Union (now Arcata), Humboldt County, Calif.; London, England. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., August 25, 1836. Writer; editor; U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1878-80; Glasgow, 1880-85. English, Dutch, and Jewish ancestry. Died in Camberley, England, May 2, 1902 (age 65 years, 250 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Step-son of Andrew Williams (1800?-1876); son of Henry Hart and Elizabeth (Ostrander) Hart; married, August 11, 1862, to Anna Griswold.
      Bret Harte Union High School, in Angels Camp, California, is named for him.  — The Bret Harte Neighborhood Library, in Long Beach, California, is named for him.
      Epitaph: "Death shall reap the braver harvest."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Parish Churchyard
    Long Ditton, Surrey, England
    Politicians buried here:
      Freeman Harlow Morse (1807-1891) — also known as Freeman H. Morse — of Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Born in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, February 18, 1807. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1840-44, 1853, 1856; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1843-45, 1857-61; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1845; mayor of Bath, Maine, 1849-50, 1855; U.S. Consul in London, 1861-69; U.S. Consul General in London, 1869-81. Died in Surbiton, Surrey, England, February 5, 1891 (age 83 years, 352 days). Interment at St. Mary's Parish Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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