Thursday, 9 August 2012

Rev. John Houghton. St. George's, Southwark

"Health of towns":
an examination of the report
and evidence of the Select Committee:
ofcMr. Mackinnon's Bill: 

.... for establishing
cemeteries around the metropolis.
(p:22 1843)




"The Rev. John Houghton, Rector of St. George's, Southwark, with reference to the vaults under his church, says......

"I never perceived any unpleasant effluvia to arise from what had been interred there; I have one of my own children buried there; had there been any thing of the kind, I certainly should not have done that. There is not the least smell."

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