Robert Abraham

Born: 1773 | Died: 1850 | Grave: A 050 / 051 | Category: Architecture

Architect, of Keppel Street, Russell Square. Executed works at Arundel Castle, the synagogue near the Haymarket, and the Westminster Bridewell ‘DNB’.

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Eliza Acton

Born: 1799 | Died: 1859 | Grave: I 047 | Category: Literature | Tags: Cookery, Delia Smith, History of Food, Mrs Beeton, Poet, Writer

Eliza Acton wrote the first modern English cookery book,  Modern Cookery for Private Families, aimed at the ordinary reader rather than at professional cooks. She introduced the now-universal practice of listing the ingredients and suggested cooking times with each recipe. She moved to Hampstead in the 1850s, living in Keats Grove. Isabella Beeton’s bestselling Mrs…

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Major General William Agnew

Born: 1821 | Died: 1888 | Grave: D 024 | Category: Military

Bengal Staff Corps, Judicial Commissioner of Assam, and JP for the County of Middlesex’. Born in Larne.

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George Aitken

Born: 1860 | Died: 1917 | Grave: H 002 | Category: Administration

CB, MVO. Assistant Secretary, Home Office from 1892; Life Governor of University College; literary biographer and editor of eg. Steele, Burns and Defoe. Died at 21 Church Row.

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Valentina Aksarova-Sturtz

Born: 1894 | Died: 1959 | Grave: P 092 | Category: Arts

Russian Opera singer. Studied singing at St Petersberg Conservatory (1914-19),. Debuted was Margarita in Faust Gunod (1918), in Mariinsky Theatre. Worked in the theatre until 1922, when she moved abroad. Made some recordings (1948-1949),. Died at 12 Strathray Gardens.

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Lt/Col Edward Paul Anderson

Born: 1883 | Died: 1934 | Grave: N 070 | Category: Science

DSO, Chevalier Legion D’Honneur. Engineer. Royal Engineers; Superintendant of Works, Khyber Railway; and other Indian posts. From 1929 was Inspecting Officer of Railways, MOT.

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Rev George Armitage

Born: 1810 | Died: 1900 | Grave: B 095 | Category: Church

Vicar of Silverdale, Staffs for 39 years; died aged 90. His much younger wife, Martha, died 28 years later, aged 93.

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Henry Victor Ashley

Born: 1872 | Died: 1945 | Grave: Col E 3 | Category: Architecture

FRIBA. Architect. Won competition to design/ build new Freemasons Hall, Holborn (1931-3),. Other works included French Bank in London, various housing schemes, hospitals, etc. Designed 20 Frognal Gardens for himself c.1926. Churchwarden of Parish Church, rebuilt Moreland Hall and designed the columbarium.

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Major Adrian Albert Ball

Born: 1892 | Died: 1965 | Grave: J 005 | Category: Military

DCM. Soldier. Originally from Melbourne; served with Australian troops in two world wars, including the Gallipoli campaign.

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Edith and Kate Barrs

Born: n/a | Died: 1963, 1966 | Grave: A 011 | Category: Other

Popular Sunday School teachers

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