Charles Waterton, an English naturalist, born at Walton hall, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, June 12, 1782, died there, May 27,1865. He was educated at Ushaw and Stonyhurst. In 1804 he went to Demerara to superintend his uncle's estates, and travelled through the interior of the country to study natural history. In 1814, on his father's death, he returned to England, and made of the estate of Walton park a safe retreat for birds and beasts, surrounding it with a stone wall 8 ft. high, and never allowing a shot to be fired on his grounds. In 1825 he published "Wanderings in South America, the Northwest of the United States, and the Antilles." He was especially distinguished as a bird stuffer, and his collections at Walton hall are almost unrivalled. He made several other voyages to South America, and contributed to "Loudon's Magazine " many articles on natural history, subsequently published in a separate volume (2d ed., 1838, with an autobiography). - See " Charles Waterton, his Home, Habits, etc." (London, 1866).