A Conversation for Major General Sir Henry Havelock (1795 - 1857)

Major General Sir Havelock

Post 1


I enjoyed the item about Major General sir Henry Havelock. The entry mentions that he was just one of four brothers and I would like to see them mentioned as well. That is no criticism of the author of the piece, which I thought, was well researched and a very fair summary of Henry's life and times. It is always problematic when looking back at history with our modern eyes and I think the author tackled the subject very well.

I might even polish up my own research and add some history of the other Havelocks' myself.

Lastly a confession - I have a particular interest, and bias re the subject as I am related to Sir Henry. I am not a descendant and the relationship is somewhat distant now but my great, great, great grandmother, Ann Havelock, who married Henry Woolgar. Ann was Henry's cousin being a daughter of Sophia and Thomas Havelock, another military man, being Paymaster of the 43rd Regiment of Foot (Monmouthshire's). Thomas was brother to Henry's father William.

Major General Sir Havelock

Post 2


Thanks for the comments, Ladyshippers. It's a long time since I wrote that entry - and lovely to know that it's not sunk without trace into the annals of hootoo smiley - smiley

It's always a bit of a dilemma to decide how much family history to add to a biog. entry, but I felt that I wanted to focus on the one person as much as possible. It could easily develop into a book otherwise!


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Post 3


I gather his nickname was 'the grave digger'. Do you know how he aquired this?

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