Charlotte Anne Eaton

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Charlotte Anne Eaton
Born
Charlotte Anne Waldie

28 September 1788
Died28 April 1859
Occupation
  • banker
  • writer

Charlotte Anne Eaton (1788–1859), née Waldie, was an English banker, travel writer, memoirist and novelist.

Life[edit]

Born on 28 September 1788, she was second daughter of George Waldie of Hendersyde Park, Roxburghshire, by his wife Ann, eldest daughter of Jonathan Ormston of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; her youngest sister, Jane Watts (1793–1826), was known as a writer and artist.[1]

On 22 August 1822, she married Stephen Eaton (1780–1834) of Ketton Hall, Rutland. Her husband was a partner in the Eaton, Cayley & Co. Bank in Stamford (later The Stamford, Spalding and Boston Banking Co.). She carried on the business as senior partner after the death of her husband until her own death.[2] The Stamford, Spalding and Boston bank was amalgamated into Barclays in 1911.

Eaton died at 17, Hanover Square, Westminster, on 28 April 1859.[1]

Works[edit]

In June 1815 Waldie was on a family visit to Brussels, coinciding with the Waterloo Campaign. She wrote an account of her experiences, published in 1817 under the title of Narrative of a Residence in Belgium, during the Campaign of 1815, and of a Visit to the Field of Waterloo. By an Englishwoman (London). A second edition was published in 1853 as The Days of Battle, or Quatre Bras and Waterloo; by an Englishwoman resident in Brussels in June 1815. The edition of 1888 was entitled Waterloo Days. In 1820 she published anonymously, in three volumes, Rome in the Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh); second and third editions appeared respectively in 1822 and 1823. A fifth edition, in two volumes, was published in 1852, and a sixth in 1860. The book was heavily quoted by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare.[1]

As Mrs Eaton, she wrote:[1]

  • Continental Adventures, a story, London, 1826, 3 vols.
  • At Home and Abroad, a novel, London, 1831, 3 vols.

Family[edit]

In 1822, Charlotte Waldie married Stephen Eaton, a banker of Ketton Hall, Rutland; he died on 25 September 1834.[1] They had two sons and two daughters. Charles Ormston Eaton (1827–1907) was a son.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Waldie, Charlotte Ann" . Dictionary of National Biography. 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ Dawes, Margaret; Selwyn, Nesta (2010). Women Who Made Money: Women Partners in British Private Banks 1752-1906. Trafford. p. 89. ISBN 1426937253.

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