"he had looked forward to seeing Mrs Thomas’s grave"

Harris had also stated a few pages earlier that he wanted to see this tomb at Hampton church, but on being asked who Mrs Thomas was, he replied 'How should I know? She's a lady that's got a funny tomb, and I want to see it.' Paul Goldsack, in his book River Thames: In the Footsteps of the Famous, says that 'It's not a funny tomb at all, just a couple of marble pillars surmounted by a coat of arms and the figure of Susannah Thomas, who "departed this life on the 4th of April 1731 in the 48th year of her age".' The tomb is on the east wall of the south aisle of St Mary the Virgin church at Hampton.


St Mary's church, Hampton
Creative Commons AttributionSt Mary's church, Hampton - Credit: Jim Linwood