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Bedlam Burial Ground Register

This is a register of over 5,000 people buried at the Bedlam Burial Ground at Liverpool Street in the City of London.

In 2015, Crossrail commenced a major archaeological excavation at the eastern ticket hall of the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station. The Bedlam Burial Ground lies beneath this site, with an estimated 20,000 Londoners buried there in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Ahead of the excavation, Crossrail’s archaeology team asked a group of 16 volunteers to help compile the first extensive register of people buried at Bedlam. The volunteers reviewed historic parish burial registers across the City of London, identifying the names and backgrounds of over 5,000 Londoners buried at the site.  The London Metropolitan Archive has been an invaluable source throughout this research.

This research will contribute to our understanding of the burial ground, the local area and the history of London in the 16th and 17th centuries, one of its most turbulent periods.

The list is not exhaustive; some parish records were destroyed, lost or damaged during the Great Fire and World War bombings. Others have poor legibility. With a few exceptions, parishes outside London have not been researched due to resource constraints.

Notes for using the database:

Name Burial date Gender Cause of death Personal information / Profession Residence London Parishes Source
Peter 7th November 1573 M Du[t]ch key? servant to William Crabe
St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Meese, Jacomente 19th November 1573 F out of Mr. Worsley's house St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Greene, John 14th February 1574 M Apprentice
St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Triboos, Joane 28th April 1574 F a stranger's child
St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Skynner, Dennys 29th April 1574 M Stranger
St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Revell, Nicholas 7th May 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Skynner, James 18th May 1574 M Stranger
St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Fox, Jone 26th May 1574 F Servant
St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Brydgmaster, Randall 5th June 1574 M All Hallows Honey Lane LMA ref:P69/ALH3/A/001/MS05022, pp. 40-53
Johnson, Thomas 1st July 1574 M St Botolph Bishopsgate LMA ref:P69/BOT4/A/001/MS04515, Item 001 p. 27
Oates, George 8th July 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Deefreey, Jacoment 27th July 1574 Unknown St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
Law, Thomas 31st July 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Banham, Abigael 6th August 1574 F St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Banham, Thomas 6th August 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Savadge, Alice 26th August 1574 F Daughter of Jane Savadge 'widow' St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Berryn, John 9th September 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Savadge, Jane 13th September 1574 F St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Roberts, Roger 22nd September 1574 M St Bartholomew Exchange LMA ref:P69/BAT1/A/001/MS04374, Item 001
Bettris, Francys 27th September 1574 F Daughter of James Bettris St Benet Fink LMA ref:P69/BEN1/A/001/MS04097
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