|SURNAME:||Havelock||FORENAMES:||William||TITLE:||Gentleman||BORN:||23 01 1793||AT:||Sunderland||OCCUPATION[S]:||.||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||EDUCATED AT:||Charter House School, and then under a private tutor.||FATHER:||William Havelock of Ingress Park, Kent, and formerly of Ford Hall, near Sunderland, Durham
William Havelock Senior, the son of William Havelock
William Havelock Senior died 24 06 1836 aged 82 years
Jane Carter, daughter of John Carter Esq. and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Carter was the daughter of William Ettrick, of High Barnes, Durham, and Isabella.
Isabella Ettrick was the daughter of William Langley Esq.
William Langley was the grandson of Sir Roger Langley, Bart., of Sheriff Hutton Park, York.
 Thomas Havelock, died 1836, Vittoria, Spain [fever] unmarried
 Helen Havelock, died 1825
 Jane Havelock, married Captain William Creak
 Isabella Havelock, married John Moore Cave, died 1825
 Sir Henry Havelock, born 05 04 1795, died 24 11 1857, Major General
Married Hannah Shepherd Marshman, daughter of Rev. Joshua Marshman 09 02 1829
Died 24 11 1857 aged 62 years
 Charles Frederick Havelock, born 16 10 1803 Ingress Park, Kent, Major General
Married Mary Wemyss, daughter of James Wemyss and Caroline Charlotte Binfield 01 05 1833
Died Jun 1868 aged 64 years
|OTHER RELATIONS:||Paternal aunt Hannah Havelock, married Robert Allan||NOTES:||William, his father and brothers, were all interested in the possibility of their descent from the legendary Havelok
the Dane of Grimsby.
|COMMISSIONED:||Ensign 12 07 1810||APPOINTED:||
Ensign 43rd Light Infantry 17 07 1810 vice Freer
Lieutenant 43rd Foot 16 05 1812 vice Harvest, killed in action
Captain 32nd Foot 19 02 1818
Captain 4LD 19 07 1821 vice Spedding who exchanges
Major 4LD 31 12 1830 by purchase vice Brown who retires
Lieutenant Colonel 14th Light Dragoons 30 04 1841 without purchase
From 43rd Foot to 32nd Foot on 19 02 1818
From 32nd Foot to 4LD on 19 07 1821
From 4LD to 14th Light Dragoons on 30 04 1841
|BREVET:||.||LOCAL RANK:||.||TROOP NO:||
April 1822: Troop 8
December 1822: Troop 8, ADC to His Excellency Sir Charles Colville
December 1823: Troop 8, ADC to His Excellency Sir C. Colville
December 1825: Troop 8, Commanding a R___ of Irregular Horse
December 1826: Troop 8
March 1828: Troop 8
1831: Troop 1
|TROOP CAPTAIN:||Self||EMBARKATIONS:|| 31 12 1821 Duke of York England
05 10 1828 Lady Raffles Bombay: Mrs. Havelock, Miss Caroline and Master William Havelock for London via St Helena
02 01 1830 Duchess of Atholl Northfleet England with his wife
31 01 1836 Lady Raffles Bombay India to the Cape, South Africa, to restore his health
01 01 1843 Steamer Cleopatra Bombay to Suez: Mrs. Havelock and three children
|DISEMBARKATIONS:|| 17 05 1822 Duke of York Bombay India
20 04 1830 Duchess of Atholl Bombay India with his wife
|CAMPAIGNS:||Engaged in the Peninsula from July 1810 until the end of that war in 1814.
Engaged in the battles of Busaco, Sabugal, Salamanca and Vittoria, the passage of the Bidassoa, the battle of the Nivelle, the affair near Bayonne, and the battles of Orthès and Toulouse.
Served in the campaign of 1815, and was wounded at Waterloo.
Served at Corfu.
|OTHER DUTIES:||At the age of 15 years carried the colours of his regiment [43rd Foot] in the action of Coa.
Aide-de-Camp to Baron Alten at Waterloo
Aide-de-Camp to Sir Charles Colville, Commander-in-Chief, Bombay Presidency, 1823, 1824
Passed examinations in Hindustani and Persian
Commanded a Corps of irregular horse, Kutch, India 1827
Staff Employ, Military Secretary to Lord Elphinstone, Madras, 1841
Persian Interpreter 
|MEDALS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||Head-Quarters, Camp Simla, 6th May, 1828.
At a General Court-Martial held at Surat on the 7th December, 1827, and continued by successive adjournments to the 11th February, 1828, Captain W. Havelock, of His Majesty's 4th Light Dragoons, was arraigned on the following charges:-
Charges: Captain W. Havelock, of His Majesty's 4th Light Dragoons, placed in arrest by the officer commanding the Kutch subsidized force, and brought to trial on the following charges preferred against him by order of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief.
First, For highly irregular and unofficerlike conduct, in having, after having transmitted to the officer commanding the Kutch subsidized force, on the 16th Sept. 1827, charges against Lieutenant-Colonel C.W. Elwood, of the 3d N[ative] I[nfantry] accompanied with an official report, demanded a private explanation from Lieutenant G. R. King, and Lieutenant G. Caudy, both of the 3d Regiment, of their conduct, as connected with a circumstance stated in the said charges relative to the circulation of a note injurious to the character of the said Captain Havelock.
Second, For highly scandalous and disgraceful conduct, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, in the following instances:-
First instance. In having, notwithstanding the said Lieutenant G. Caudy had given and offered him every requisite explanation on the subject above referred to, without provocation, in a most violent and outrageous manner assaulted and struck him [Lieutenant Caudy] on the morning of 21st Sept. 1827.
Second. In having, on the same morning, challenged the said Lieutenant Caudy to fight a duel with him.
Third. In having falsely and malicously, in a public document dated 21st Sept. 1827, transmitted by him to the officer commanding the Kutch subsidiary force, charged the said Lieutenant Caudy with suffering himself a second time, and that publicly, to be horsewhipped, without attempting to defend himself in any manner, but submissively skulking away.
Fourth. In having, on the 14th Sept. 1827, notwithstanding he had preferred charged against Lieut.-Col. Elwood, and that officer been placed in arrest, addressed a note to the said Lieutenant Caudy, in which he thus falsely and maliciously reflected upon the character of the said Lieutenant-Colonel Elwood.- "I am under the necessity of telling you, that I have, though reluctantly, nailed the ear of the writer of it, [the note referred to in the first charge,] against the porch of the commanding officer's bungalow, where, if, as I conclude, you must be anxious to possess the precious relic, I advise you to go and look for it."
Upon which charges the Court came to the following decision:-
Finding and sentence - The Court having maturely weighed and considered what has appeared in support of the prosecution, together with what the prisoner, Captain W. Havelock, of His Majesty's 4th Light Dragoons, has brought forward in his defence, are of opinion as follows:-
That he is guilty of the first charge, with the exception of having demanded a private explanation from Lieutenant G.R. King of the 3d. N[ative] I[nfantry] of which part the Court do acquit him.
With respect to the second charge, the Court is of opinion that the prisoner is guilty of the whole of it, and the instances therein set forth; but in respect to the second instance of the said charge, the Court acquit the prisoner of highly scandalous and disgraceful conduct, unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, in having challenged Lieutenant Caudy to fight a duel with him on the morning of the 21st Sept. 1827.
The Court having found the prisoner guilty, as above specified, do sentence him, the said Captain W. Havelock, of His Majesty's 4th Light Dragoons, to be cashiered.
Approved and confirmed, Combemrere, General, Commander-in-Chief in India.
Recommendation.- The Court having performed the above painful duty, do unanimously, most respectfully, and earnestly recommend the case of the prisoner to the favourable consideration of the approving Power, for such clemency as may be deemed proper, on account of his past meritorious services, and previous unblemished character as an officer and a gentleman.
Remarks by the Right Hon. the Commander-in-Chief.
Willing as the Commander-in-Chief in India would have been to have attended to the recommendation of the Court-martial, in favour of an officer, of Captain Havelock's previous high character, his Lordship considers, that the fact of blows having been actually given, renders it imperative on him to confirm the sentence, justly passed in conformity with the rules of the service. His Excellency will not, however, fail to bring under the gracious consideration of His Majesty, through the proper channel, the excessive and continued provocation which was endured by the prisoner, and which, though they cannot be considered as justifying, may, he hopes, be considered as palliating the gross breach of discipline and decorum which ensued.
Captain Havelock will be struck off the strength of the 4th Light Dragoons, fronm the day on which this order may be made known to him, and which will be notified to the Commander-in-Chief's Military Secretary at Head-quarters.
The foregoing order is to be entered in the General Order-book, and read at the head of every regiment in his Majesty's service in India.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief, Willoughby Cotton, Adj.-Gen. to His Majesty's forces in India.
|RESIGNED:||.||RETIRED:||.||HALF-PAY:||.||MEDICAL REASON:||.||CASHIERED:||General Order 08 05 1828||PARDONED:||Head quarters Calcutta, Dec. 18, 1829:
With reference to the G.O. dated camp Simla, 8th May 1828, promulgating the sentence of the General Court Martial held at Surat on Capt. Havelock, 4th Light Dragoons, his Exc. the right hon. the Commander-in-chief desires it may be notified to the Royal Forces in India, that his Majesty has been pleased to extend his gracious pardon to Capt. Havelock, and to command that he be restored to the functions of his commission in the 4th Light Dragoons. Although his Majesty has been pleased, in compliance with the unanimous recommendation, to consider Capt. Havelock a fit object for his gracious clemency, his Majesty has taken a most serious view of the very grave offences committed by that officer; and it is the King's command, that the communication of his Majesty's grace and mercy should be accompanied by the expression of his extreme disapprobation of the conduct of Capt. Havelock, and that it should be impressed upon that officer, that no services, however meritorious, no previous conduct, however good, and no character, however well established, can be an excuse for subsequent misbehaviour, and for those acts which have placed him under the weight of his Majesty's displeasure.
|POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||22 11 1848 aged 62 years, killed in action at Ramnuggur, India against the Sikhs||BURIED:||Near the Imambarah at Ramnuggur, India||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1ST WIFE:||Caroline Elizabeth Chaplin, daughter of Major Acton [William?] Chaplin and Elizabeth Carrington Nunn||MARRIED:||14 06 1824 Poona, India||NOTES:||.||1ST CHILD:||Caroline Augusta Elizabeth Havelock||BORN:||31 05 1825 Poona, India||BAPTISED:||28 10 1825 Poona, India, by Ambrose Goode, Chaplain.
Daughter of Captain William Havelock and Caroline Elizabeth
|NOTES:||.||2ND CHILD:||William Henry Havelock||BORN:||08 12 1826 Bhooj, India||DIED:||01 11 1876 Bombay, India aged 49 years||NOTES:||Married Augusta Caroline Anne Waller, daughter of Thomas Waller and Alica Anne on 08 01 1857, Belgaum, Belgium||3RD CHILD:||Caroline Louisa Jane Havelock||BORN:||28 07 1828 Bombay India||NOTES:||.||4TH CHILD:||Acton Chaplin Havelock||BORN:||29 12 1830 Kirkee, Poona, India [The Peerage has 28 05 1833 Cape Town, South Africa]||BAPTISED:||14 06 1831 Kirkee, Poona, India, son of Major William Havelock and Caroline||DIED:||05 09 1914 Southlands, Worthing, Sussex, England||NOTES:||Married Ada Isabella Stransham, daughter of Anthony Stransham and Eliza Combe on 13 01 1877 at Bolarum, Deccan, India||5TH CHILD:||Emma Paulina D. Havelock||BORN:||20 05 1832 Kirkee, India||BAPTISED:||22 09 1832 Kirkee, India. Daughter of Major William Havelock and Caroline Elizabeth||NOTES:||.||6TH CHILD:||Arthur Elphinstone Havelock||BORN:||c1832||DIED:||06 02 1843 on board the steamer Oriental||NOTES:||.||7TH CHILD:||Isabella Frances Ethelred or Etheldred Havelock||BORN:||03 04 1834 Kirkee, Poona, India||BAPTISED:||22 09 1834 Kirkee, Poona, India, daughter of Major William Havelock and Caroline Elizabeth.||DIED:||18 06 1851 Ootacamund, India||NOTES:||.||8TH CHILD:||Emma Elizabeth Augusta Havelock||BORN:||09 06 1842||DIED:||09 11 1849 Simla, India aged 7 years||NOTES:||.||9TH CHILD:||Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock||BORN:||07 05 1844 Bath, Somerset, England||DIED:||25 06 1908 Bath, Somerset, England aged 64 years||NOTES:||Married Anne Grace Norris on 15 08 1871
President of Nevis, 1877-1878
Governor of Sierra Leone 1881-1884
Governor of Trinidad 1885-1885
Governor of Natal 1886-1889
Governor of Ceylon 1890-1895
Governor of Madras Presidency 1896-1900
Governor of Tasmania 1901-1904
|10TH CHILD:||Caroline Ethel Havelock||BORN:||c1846||NOTES:||.||11TH CHILD:||Charles Carrington Havelock||BORN:||1848 Ambala, India||DIED:||15 06 1884 Ootacamund, India||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/635-638
No 16387, 14 07 1810
No 16604, 16 05 1812
No 17733, 04 08 1821
No 18763, 31 12 1830
No 19974, 30 04 1841
No 20590, 01 04 1846
No 20954, 07 03 1849
|HART'S ARMY LISTS:||.||PRESS/ALMANACKS:||
Caledonian Mercury Saturday 29 11 1828
Bombay Calendar 1829, 1844
The United Service Magazine 1829
Obituary: Illustrated London News Saturday 03 02 1849
Obituary: Allen's Indian Mail, Register of Intelligence for British and Foreign India, China and all parts of the East, Vol. 7, 1849
Obituary: The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 31 1849, by Sylvanus Urban
Emperor's Chambermaids: The story of the 14th/20th King's Hussars. by Lt. Col. L. B. Oatts, DSO, 1973
Historical Record of the Life Guards: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Corps in the Year 1660, and of its Subsequent Services to 1835 1835, by Richard Cannon
Havelok the Dane: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32049/32049-h/32049-h.htm
Major General Sir Henry Havelock: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/goodwords/goodwords178.htm
The Peerage: http://www.thepeerage.com
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