Havelock, Sir Henry

Havelock, Sir Henry

Havelock, Sir Henry, 1795-1857, British general. Entering the army in 1815, he was sent (1823) to India, where he served in the first Burma War (1824-26), the first Afghan War (1839), and the Sikh Wars (1843-49). During the Indian Mutiny, Havelock recaptured (July, 1857) Cawnpore (Kanpur) from the rebels, but he was too late to save the British population from massacre. In Sept., 1857, he relieved Lucknow from siege, but he and his forces were then caught in the renewed siege. He died a few days after the relief of the city in November.
The Havelock-Allan Baronetcy, of Lucknow, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 22 January 1858. Originally intended for the celebrated soldier Sir Henry Havelock (who died two days before the patent was to be sealed), it was granted after his death to his eldest son and namesake Lieutenant-General Henry Havelock, with special remainder, in default of male issue of his own, to the male issue of his father. In 1880 he assumed by Royal license the additional surname of Allan. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baronet. He represented Bishop Auckland in the House of Commons. The fourth Baronet was a film producer and the husband of the actress Valerie Hobson. As of 2007 the title is held by their son, the fifth Baronet, who succeeded in 2003.

Havelock-Allan Baronets, of Lucknow (1858)


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
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