Walter, who was eight years her senior, is called by a leading Burns scholar dissolute and empty-headed.
Lindsay, Maurice. The Burns Encyclopedia. St Martin’s Press, 1980.
Three years into her marriage Maria wrote at some length, but obscurely, about the remarkable achievements brought...
Family and Intimate relationships
Her daughter, Anna Maria
, married a naval officer, Charles Montagu Walker
, and had eight children. Most of her inheritance vanished in mortgages and contested ownership. One of MR
's grandsons took an interest...
was keeping a journal by early 1788, the date of her first departure for the Caribbean. In 1914 a copy of her manuscript diary for the period January 1797 to October 1803 (covering her...
Wealth and Poverty
In October this year, presumably in a precarious state of health, MR
made her will. She sounds like an efficient businesswoman as she details the moneys that ought to come to her daughter, Anna Maria