People of historical note buried in the borough A to L

Although this is quite a comprehensive list of people of note, it is not necessarily complete. If you have any suggestions for additions or alterations to this list, please contact the Cemetery Office.

You may also wish to view our list of holders of the Victoria Cross.

John Eustace Anderson Born 1844, Died 1915. Local Historian, wrote the History of Mortlake, History of Barnes and numerous important monographs on local industries. Parish Clerk of Mortlake for many years. Mortlake Burial Ground, Section X, grave number 164.

William Thomas Atwood Born 1805, died 1872. Solicitor and Market Gardener. First secretary to the Market Gardener’s Nurserymen’s and Landed Association which was formed in 1828. Mortlake Burial Ground, Row 10, grave number 93 - old church ground.

Bessent Family. The Bessent Family were large scale Market Gardeners in Mortlake and Barnes from 1850's until mid 1920's. Other family members are buried in Old Barnes Cemetery, Rocks Lane. Mortlake Burial Ground, Section O, grave number 185.

Jim Biddulph Albert James Biddulph was born 5th May 1930 and died 27th April 2008 aged 77 years. He was one of the most distinctive voices in BBC journalism over the course of more than two decades, starting in the late 1960's. He began his career reporting on world affairs, and was based in the Far East for 25 years. He returned to England in 1994 and continued to write book reviews for newspapers in Hong Kong until his death. East Sheen Cemetery, Section V, grave number 460.

William Riddell Birdwood Born India 1865. Died 17 May 1951.  Appointed to command Anzac in 1914. Became formal administrative commander of the Australian Imperial Force in September 1916. Knighted in 1916. Was appointed to command the Fifth Army in may 1918. Promoted to Commander-in-Chief, India, in 1925. Twickenham Cemetery Section A, grave number 278 front row.

Clementina Black, Born 1853, died 19 December 1922. Clementina Black wrote fiction novels and later became deeply involved in the problems facing working women, becoming the Hon. Sec. of the Women's Trade Union League. She campaigned against employers who paid very low wages for women. She was very active in the London Branch of Suffragette movement and her last novel, The Agitator, was based on her experiences in the Trade Union Movement.
Buried East Sheen Cemetery, Section A, grave number 231.

Richard Doddridge Blackmore Born 1825, Died 1900. Author of “Lorna Doone” published in 1869. He was called to the Bar in 1852, but due to health reasons, was advised to seek outdoor employment. He purchased land in Teddington and built his house, named Gomer House (demolished in 1938), from which he sold the produce at his Covent Garden Stall. You can find out more about him from this link to the Library Local History Notes. Teddington Cemetery, Section Fc, grave number 33.

Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss Born 1891, died 1975. Composer and musician. Mortlake Cemetery, Section V, grave number 193.

Arthur Cecil Blunt, Born 1844, Died 1896. Actor “more remarkable for neatness than robustness or strength”. Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section U grave number 187

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Born 1837, died 1915. Novelist, and virtual founder of a new school of "sensational" fiction. Married the publisher, John Maxwell in 1874 after the death of his first wife, and had five surviving children, one of whom was the novelist William Babington Maxwell who died in 1938. John's five children from his first marriage also stayed with the family, at Lichfield House. Some roads in the Kings Road area of Richmond were named after characters in Mary's novels after John invested in property in the Kings Road area of Richmond. Richmond Cemetery, Section M, grave number 1513.

Frances Browne (or Brown) Born 1816, died 1879  Known as the “Blind Poetess of Ulster”, she was a novelist, journalist and poetess of the highest quality. A plaque was erected to her memory at a site in Stranorlar, but there is very little local information about her. Many writers have referred to Frances Browne as “the forgotten poetess”. Although blind, this did not stop her determination to get an education, and go on to become one of the best poets this country has ever produced. She lived with her secretary (or helper), Eliza Hickman, and did not marry. She died in her Richmond home on 21 August 1879.
Richmond Cemetery, old closed church ground, Section C, grave number 40.

Neil Dennis Bruce-Copp OBE,  Born in Burnham, Buckinghamshire in 1942, died 31 December 2008. A prominent businessman, generous benefactor of numerous charities and keen sportsman. He invented the PC carrying case  in 1983. His commercial successes were recognised by the Queens Award for Export Achievement in 1989, followed by awards in 1994,1995 and 1996. In 2005, he was made an OBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to charity. Richmond Cemetery, Section JJ, grave number 41.

Sir Charles Burt Born 1832, Died 1913. a solicitor and an active member of Richmond’s local government. For more than forty years, he devoted himself to public works on behalf of Richmond and Surrey. Lived at Hillside House, Richmond. Richmond Cemetery, Section F, grave number 886.

William Candler Born 1826, Died 1907. Twickenham grocer bequeathed a sum of money for the building of the Almshouses in Amyand Park Road, Twickenham.
Richmond Cemetery, Section N, grave number 1914.

Rosanna Castle Born 1802, Died 1906. Remarkable for living to the age of 104.Grave details not recorded.

Sir Edwin Chadwick Born 24 January 1800, Died 6 July 1890. British Statesman, Social Reformer. Born in Longsight, near Manchester, the son of a businessman who moved to London when his son was aged ten. He became a barrister, and, at one point, the secretary to philosopher Jeremy Bentham. He is best remembered for his pioneering work in health reform. He served on the Poor Law Commission and Board of Health. In 1843, he produced an influential report on the “Practice of Interment in Towns” Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section X grave number 141.

Robert, Lord Chalmers Born 1858, died 1938. Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue 1907-11, governor of Ceylon 1913-1916, under Secretary for Ireland 1916, master of Peterhouse 1924-1931.East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 66.

Edward John Chapman Born 1821 Died 1904. Professor of mineralogy at University College, London and Toronto. Teddington Cemetery, Section Fc, grave number 4.

Prof. Sir Arthur Church Born 1834, Died 1915. Chemist and President of the Mineralogical Society. Discovered churchite, a native cerium phosphate, and other new minerals. Published works on porcelain, of which he was a collector. Lived in Ennerdale Road, Richmond. Richmond Cemetery, Section H, grave number 3568.

Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, Bt, MP Born 21 November 1844, Died 21 May 1920. A Conservative MP for Kennington Divison of Lambeth, from July 1895 to January 1906. H.M. Lieutenant for City of London. Also head of the firm "Cook's of Saint Paul's". He lived in the family home at Doughty House in Richmond. Richmond Cemetery Section J Grave number 1291.

Lt.Gen. Sir William Denison Born 1804, Died 1871. Engineer and colonial administrator. Governor of New South Wales 1854-1861, and Madras 1861-1866. Grave details not recorded.

Charles Dickens Born 1837 Died 1896. Eldest son of the author, and editor of his works.Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section S grave number 148.

Richard Treat Born 22 October 1935, Died 18 January 2008. Television producer who played a key role in the development of the chat show. He won a BAFTA award in 1991 for "Clive James on the 80's"; he created the chat show "Parkinson" and produced 132 editions. Richmond Cemetery, Section B, grave number 250.

Maj. Gen. Godfrey Maxwell Dyer Born 1889, Died 1977. Indian army officer and chairman of the British Association for cemeteries in South Asia.Richmond Cemetery, Section E, grave number 292.

Edouard De Leon Espinosa Born 1871 Died 1950. Founder, with his wife Louise, of the British Ballet Organisation in 1930. Louise died in 1943.East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 554.

Francis Francis Born 1822, Died 1886. Angler and novelist. He was angling editor of “The Field” for 25 years. There is also a memorial to him in Winchester Cathedral.Twickenham Cemetery, Section D, grave number 194.

Walter Fitch Born 1843, Died 1892, a distinguished botanical artist, Richmond resident, at 65, Alexandra Road. Richmond Cemetery, Section U, Grave Number 4756.

Lord William Fitz-Roy Admiral, KCB, Born 1782, died 1857. Third Son of the 31st Duke of Grafton. Mortlake Burial Ground, Row 1, grave numbers 99 and 100 - old church ground.

Herbert William Garratt Born 8 June 1864, Died 25 September 1913. He began his working life as an apprentice at Bow railway works. From 1900 he worked on the Cuban Central Lagos Government, Lima and New South Wales Government Railways. Returning to Britain in 1906 he visited Beyer, Peacock & Co in Manchester to discuss a method of mounting heavy artillery on railway bogies. From this, the Beyer-Garratt articulated locomotive was designed.
Richmond Cemetery, Section K, grave number 1673.

Charles Garvice Born 1851, died 1920. Novelist, dramatist and journalist. President of the Farmers and Landowners Association, chairman of the Author’s Club, 1908-20. Lived in Richmond, at 4 Maids of Honour Row. Richmond Cemetery, Section M. 1500.

Edward Stanley Gibbons Born 1840, Died 1913. Stamp dealer. His firm was founded in Plymouth in 1865 and moved to London in 1874. Twickenham Cemetery, Section D, grave number 142A.

Francis Godfrey Born 1811, Died 1868. Waterman to Queen Victoria. Grave details not recorded

Claud, Lord Hamilton, MP Born 1843, Died 1925. ADC to Queen Victoria in 1887. A Lord of the Treasury and a Conservative MP successively for Londonderry, Kings Lynn, Liverpool and South Kensington. Lived at Cambridge Square, Paddington. Richmond Cemetery, Section N, grave number 1967.

George Julian Harney Born 1817 in Deptford, Died 1897. “The last of the Chartist leaders”. Went to sea briefly as a boy, then a shop-boy, became active in radical politics as a journalist and street seller for the unstamped press in his teens. Admirer of the Jacobins in revolutionary France, a friend of Marx and Engels, spent several periods in prison for insurrection. Editor of the Northern Star. After 1848, he escaped to Jersey, edited a local newspaper, and became a friend of French exile Victor Hugo. Ended his life as a resident of Twickenham. Richmond Cemetery, Section K, grave number 1899.

William Harvey Born 1796, died 1866. a talented engraver who served as an apprentice to Thomas Bewick. His wood engraving of Benjamin Haydon’s ‘Assassination of Dentatus’ in 1821 was the largest block ever cut in Great Britain. He lived in the Vineyard. His tomb, incised with a palette, is located in the Richmond Old Church Ground, which is maintained as a conservation area.

Georgina Hogarth Born 1827 Died 1917. Sister-in-law, friend and housekeeper to Charles Dickens. She edited his letters for publication.Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section R grave number 154.

Sir George Hastings Born 1853, Died 1943. Physician and president of the Coaching Club. He married Alice, who was the daughter of the artist W.P.Frith, and who died in 1931. Her other two children (Mary and Walter) are also buried in the cemetery. Teddington Cemetery, Section Du, grave number 94.

Arthur Hughes Born 27 January 1832, Died 22 December 1915. Studied under Alfred Stevens at the School of Design, Somerset House. Began his most famous painting "April Love" in 1855, which now hangs in the Tate in Britain. Was a fried to William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Alexander Munro (Sculptor). He also knew Tennyson, Lewis Carroll and many other artists and literary figures of the period. Lived in Kew Green with his wife Tryphena, who died in 1921. Richmond Cemetery, Section W, Grave number 5481.

Frank Hough, Born 1889 Died 15 January 1935.  Was a business partner of H.G.Henly and played a significant part in the success of the Lyons firm in partnership with Henly’s dealing with the production and sale of Jaguar cars until his death of pneumonia.   Teddington Cemetery, Grave 488 Section J

Julius Jeffreys Born 1800, Died 1877. Surgeon. He lived in India, pioneered the use of limes in forming citric acid and invented a respirator for treating pulmonary attacks in 1835. Details of grave not recorded.

Quazim Kastrati Born 1908, Died 1974. Private secretary to King Zog of Albania in exile, for many years worked to promote Anglo/Albanian co-operation. East Sheen Cemetery, Section K, grave number 182.

Charles King, Born 1773, died 1856. Artist who painted several local views. Parish Clerk at Mortlake Parish Church. Grave details not known.

Roy Kinnear Born 1934, died 1988. Actor and comedian, who died tragically whilst filming in Spain. East Sheen Cemetery, Section B, grave number 5.

Stampa W Lambert Chairman of the Council during the early years of East Sheen Cemetery establishment. A barrister by training, he became involved in local Council affairs in 1882 and was active in the local Conservative party. East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 125.

James Henry Lewis Born 1856, Died 1924. Composer, author of numerous music text books and principal of the Victoria College of Music, London.Twickenham Cemetery, Section A, grave number 152.

John Lewis Born 1713 Died 1792. Local brewery owner and campaigner to establish public rights of way across Richmond Park. Buried St Mary Magdalene, parish church, Richmond. More information on John Lewis(pdf, 698KB) (information courtesy of Max Lankester).

Dr John Rudd Leeson Born 1854, died 23 October 1927. Came to Twickenham in 1879 and became Charter Mayor in 1926-27. He designed the coat of arms, with the motto “Looking Backward - Looking Forward”. For 32 years he was president of the Twickenham Literary & Scientific Society, was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Microscopical Society, and the Linnean Society. Life Member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.  During the 1st world war he was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Twickenham Cemetery, Section G,.grave number 2.

Sir Adolphus Liddell Born 1818, Died 1885. Lawyer and permanent Under Secretary of State for the Home Department 1867-1885. Grave details not recorded.

Updated: 3 August 2009