Persons of Interest – Major General Sir Henry Havelock Posted 9 July 2018 by Tessa Keough Persons of Interest Major General Sir Henry Havelock The famous person found in my research is Major General Sir Henry Havelock, of the Relief of Lucknow fame of the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose statue is in Trafalgar Square in London. Henry Havelock (5 April 1795 – 24 November 1857) was the son of William Havelock, a wealthy shipbuilder, and Jane Carter. He was born in County Durham, UK and died in India. He was one of four brothers, all of whom served in the British Army. His surname has been used all over the country in the form of street names, public houses and three HMS ships. It has been used abroad as towns and cities in Canada, Australia, the United States of America, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, as well as a hill and a river in New Zealand and an island in India. Having the surname Havelock, I was interested to know if there was a family connection. This started my research into the Havelock surname in 1963, and upon gaining the then requirements of research, I joined the Guild of One-Name Studies in 1981. The plaque on the statue in Trafalgar Square reads: “To Major General Sir Henry Havelock KCB and his brave companions in arms during the campaign in India 1857. Soldiers! Your labours, your privations, your sufferings and your valour, will not be forgotten by a grateful country.” You can learn more about Major General Sir Henry Havelock by following this link to his entry at Wikipedia. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we share a short story provided by a member about a person of interest in their one-name study. So whether your person is good, bad, or simply interesting or unusual, please send us your story. This post is from Guild member Roger Havelock. Why not submit a story (200-300 words OR a bit longer if need be) about a person of interest in your own one-name study. Email each story and image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.