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.

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Burials by surname A-L
Surname First name (s) Born Died Buried Further information
Anderson John Eustace 1844 1915 Mortlake Burial Ground, Section X, grave number 164 Local Historian, wrote the History of Mortlake, History of Barnes and numerous important monographs on local industries. Parish Clerk of Mortlake for many years.
Atwood William Thomas 1805 1872 Mortlake Burial Ground, Row 10, grave number 93 - old church ground Solicitor and Market Gardener. First secretary to the Market Gardener’s Nurserymen’s and Landed Association which was formed in 1828.
Bessent Mortlake Burial Ground, Section O, grave number 185 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.
Biddulph Jim 1930 2008 East Sheen Cemetery, Section V, grave number 460 Jim Biddulph was one of the most distinctive voices in BBC journalism over the course of more than two decades, starting in the late 1960s. 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.
Birdwood William Riddell 1865 1951 Twickenham Cemetery Section A, grave number 278 front row William Riddell Birdwood was appointed to command Anzac in 1914. He 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
Black Clementina 1853 1922 East Sheen Cemetery, Section A, grave number 231 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.
Blackmore Richard Dodderidge 1825 1900 Teddington Cemetery, Section Fc, grave number 33 Richard Doddridge Blackmore was 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.
Bliss Sir Arthur Edward Drummond 1891 1975 Mortlake Cemetery, Section V, grave number 193 Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss was a composer and musician.
Blunt Arthur Cecil 1844 1896 Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section U grave number 187 Actor “more remarkable for neatness than robustness or strength”.
Braddon Mary Elizabeth 1837 1915 Richmond Cemetery, Section M, grave number 1513 Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a 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 area.
Browne Frances 1816 1879 Richmond Cemetery, old closed church ground, Section C, grave number 40 Frances Browne (or Brown) was 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.
Bruce-Copp Neil Dennis 1942 2008 Richmond Cemetery, Section JJ, grave number 41 Neil Dennis Bruce-Copp OBE was 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.
Burt Sir Charles 1832 1913 Richmond Cemetery, Section F, grave number 886 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
Candler William 1826 1907 Richmond Cemetery, Section N, grave number 1914 Twickenham grocer who bequeathed a sum of money for the building of the Almshouses in Amyand Park Road, Twickenham.
Castle Rosanna 1802 1906 Grave details not recorded. Remarkable for living to the age of 104.
Chadwick Sir Edwin 1800 1890 Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section X grave number 141 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'.
Chalmers (Lord) Robert 1858 1938 East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 66. Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue 1907-11, governor of Ceylon 1913-1916, under Secretary for Ireland 1916, master of Peterhouse 1924-1931.
Chapman Edward John 1821 1904 Teddington Cemetery, Section Fc, grave number 4 Professor of mineralogy at University College, London and Toronto.
Church Prof. Sir Arthur 1834 1915 Richmond Cemetery, Section H, grave number 3568 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.
Cook Sir Frederick Lucas (Bt, MP) 1844 1920 Richmond Cemetery Section J Grave number 1291 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.
Denison Lt.Gen. Sir William 1804 1871 Grave details not recorded. Lt.Gen. Sir William Denison was an engineer and colonial administrator. Governor of New South Wales 1854-1861, and Madras 1861-1866
Dickens Charles 1837 1896 Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section S grave number 148 Eldest son of the author, and editor of his works.
Dyer Maj. Gen. Godfrey Maxwell 1889 1977 Richmond Cemetery, Section E, grave number 292 Indian army officer and chairman of the British Association for cemeteries in South Asia.
Espinosa Edouard De Leon 1871 1950 East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 554 Founder, with his wife Louise, of the British Ballet Organisation in 1930. Louise died in 1943.
Francis Francis 1822 1886 Twickenham Cemetery, Section D, grave number 194 Angler and novelist. He was angling editor of 'The Field' for 25 years. There is also a memorial to him in Winchester Cathedral.
Fitz Walter 1843 1892 Richmond Cemetery, Section U, Grave Number 4756. A distinguished botanical artist and Richmond resident, he lived at 65 Alexandra Road.
Fitz-Roy Lord William 1782 1857 Mortlake Burial Ground, Row 1, grave numbers 99 and 100 - old church ground Admiral, KCB. Third Son of the 31st Duke of Grafton.
Garratt Herbert William 1864 1913 Richmond Cemetery, Section K, grave number 1673 Herbert William Garratt 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.
Garvice Charles 1851 1920 Richmond Cemetery, Section M. 1500 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.
Gibbons Edward Stanley 1840 1913 Twickenham Cemetery, Section D, grave number 142A Edward Stanley Gibbons was a stamp dealer. His firm was founded in Plymouth in 1865 and moved to London in 1874.
Godfrey Francis 1811 1868 Grave details not recorded. Waterman to Queen Victoria.
Hamilton Lord Claud (MP) 1843 1925 Richmond Cemetery, Section N, grave number 1967 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.
Harney George Julian 1817 1897 Richmond Cemetery, Section K, grave number 1899. George Julian Harney is often described as '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.
Harvey William 1796 1866 Richmond Old Church Ground 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.
Hogarth Georgina 1827 1917 Old Mortlake Burial Ground, Section R grave number 154 Sister-in-law, friend and housekeeper to Charles Dickens. She edited his letters for publication.
Hastings Sir George 1853 1943 Teddington Cemetery, Section Du, grave number 94. 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.
Hughes Arthur 1832 1915 Richmond Cemetery, Section W, Grave number 5481 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.
Hough Frank 1889 1935 Teddington Cemetery, Grave 488 Section J 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.
Jeffreys Julius 1800 1877 Grave details not recorded. Surgeon. He lived in India, pioneered the use of limes in forming citric acid and invented a respirator for treating pulmonary attacks in 1835.
Kastrati Quazim 1908 1974 East Sheen Cemetery, Section K, grave number 182. Private secretary to King Zog of Albania in exile, for many years worked to promote Anglo/Albanian co-operation.
King Charles 1773 1856 Grave details not recorded. Artist who painted several local views. Parish Clerk at Mortlake Parish Church.
Kinnear Roy 1934 1988 East Sheen Cemetery, Section B, grave number 5 Roy Kinnear was an actor and comedian, who died tragically whilst filming in Spain.
Lambert Stampa Walter 1853 1921 East Sheen Cemetery, Section G, grave number 125 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.
Lewis James Henry 1856 1924 Twickenham Cemetery, Section A, grave number 152 Composer, author of numerous music text books and principal of the Victoria College of Music, London.
Lewis John 1713 1792 Buried St Mary Magdalene, parish church, Richmond Local brewery owner and campaigner to establish public rights of way across Richmond Park. More information on John Lewis(pdf, 698KB) (information courtesy of Max Lankester).
Leeson Dr John Rudd 1854 1927 Twickenham Cemetery, Section G,.grave number 2 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 first world war he was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Liddell Sir Adolphus 1818 1885 Grave details not recorded. Lawyer and permanent Under Secretary of State for the Home Department 1867-1885.

Updated: 26 November 2014