Charles Waterton

1782 - 1865


Biography

English naturalist who went to British Guiana to manage La Jalousie and Fellowship the estates of his uncle Christopher Waterton (q.v.). Waterton's father purchased Walton Hall in British Guiana just before Charles Waterton arrived in the colony in 1805; the family was of Walton Hall in Yorkshire.

  1. In 1861 Charles Waterton aged 78 widower Gentleman was living at Walton Hall Yorkshire with inter alios his sisters-in-law Eliza and Helen Edmonstone, aged 52 and 49, both 'Gentleman's daughter', both born Demerara.

  2. 'In later years John Edmonston, a freed slave Waterton had brought back from Guiana, taught Charles Darwin how to stuff birds, having been taught himself by Waterton.'

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana no. 693; Walter Rodney Guyanese Sugar Plantations footnote 37 p. 8; Yolanda Foote, ‘Waterton, Charles (1782–1865)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28817, accessed 14 May 2014].

  1. 1861 census online.

  2. Yolanda Foote, ‘Waterton, Charles (1782–1865)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28817, accessed 14 May 2014].

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Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (2)

£16,283 6S 7D
Other association
£15,482 14S 8D
Other association

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Charles Waterton married Charles Edmonstone's daughter...
Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Walton Hall, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England