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English Cemetery, Estrela, Lisbon (Cemiterio dos Ingleses)

Cemiterio dos Ingleses
Cemiterio dos Ingleses


The English Cemetery (Cemiterio dos Ingleses) in the Estrela district of Lisbon is just outside the Jardim Estrela, which is across the street from the Basilica da Estrela in western Lisbon.

The peaceful grounds of the cemetery, which was founded in 1717, include the tomb of the English novelist and magistrate, Henry Fielding.

Henry Fielding's grave
Tomb of Henry Fielding

Fielding, already suffering from numerous ailments, traveled to Lisbon in 1754 in search of a cure. The author recounted his sea voyage in the book The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

St George Anglican Church Lisbon
The graveyard

Fielding's grave is signposted upon entry. The grounds also include the remains of Lisbon's ancient Jewish cemetery and the Victorian St. George Church, which holds Anglican services in English every Sunday.

Access - Getting There

Take buses #9, #20, #27 or #38 to the gate of the cemetery.

Another green space in the capital is the pleasant Jardim Afonso Albuquerque.

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The church

Cemiterio dos Ingleses
Cemiterio dos Ingleses

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Grave of Henry Fielding
Grave of Henry Fielding
The tomb of Carl Ludwig Christian Rümker in the British Cemetery in Lisbon
The tomb of Carl Ludwig Christian Rümker in the British Cemetery in Lisbon

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Unknown said...

I believe my grandfather - William Palmer was buried in Lisbon after he died on board ship. He was working as a Ship's steward on the Red Star Passenger Liners. I have no idea of date - but likely 30s or 40s. Any help how I can go about finding where he is buried will be very much appreciated.

jean said...

My Great Grandfather Andrew Rankine who was a Manager of a Red Turkey Dye Works in Glasgow came to Lisbon Portugal and died there in about 1890 from TB. His youngest daughter also died in Lisbon soon afterwards. I would dearly love to know where they are buried. Can anyone help ?

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