of 1824, Waterton returned home from his Fourth Wandering, and his
Wanderings in South America
were published in 1825. Thereafter, his travels were confined to
Europe with a journey, slightly further afield, to Madeira in 1845
with his sisters-in-law.
He settled into
his life as a country squire, a dabbler in political
debate, a father, an author (his Essays),
a campaigner fighting against pollution in his home village, the
running of Walton Park ("Waterton Park" as it is often
called today) and a traveller on the Continent.
days were at an end - but his interest in life most certainly was
not, and his status as a celebrity was assured.
In 1824, the Squire's portrait was painted by Charles Willson Peale. Read
about the painting and the artist.
A poacher entrapped by the Squire.
|The headstone of Mary Joyce, the Faithful Servant. Read more.
Waterton had some strong views on political issues of the day. His views were sometimes represented by his own creations, or those created by Nature with his help.
|"Mr. Waterton was, during his whole life, anxiously punctual and extremely exact in all his pecuniary transactions, ever having the greatest horror of being in debt." (Richard Hobson).
More about the Squire and his finances.