In the duel on Putney Heath which followed Canning was wounded in the thigh.
After his return to England, he lived chiefly in London and latterly in Putney, subsisting precariously upon the earnings of his.
Wandsworth is the largest in area of the metropolitan boroughs, including the districts of Putney by the river, part of Clapham in the north-east, Streatham in the south-east, Balham and Upper and Lower Tooting in the centre and south.
It is to a great extent preserved in the public grounds of Putney Heath, which adjoins Wimbledon Common, outside the borough, on the north; and Richmond Park and Barnes Common, parts of which are in the borough.
The borough is connected with Fulham across the Thames by Wandsworth and Putney bridges.