Every circumstance connected
with the history of this great and good man must have
its interest. The publication of the present volume has
been delayed that further particulars and documents
received from India during the present year might be
The birth and parentage of Sir Henry Havelock have been stated over and over again: for the information of those who have never read, or may have forgotten, that statement, we may briefly say that he was born at Ford Hall, Bishop Wearmouth, a suburb of Sunderland, on the 6th of April, 1796.
A very long pedigree haa been assigned to him, and his descent traced back to the Norse kings. He is esteemed for his own rare qualities and valiant deeds, and therefore he need not draw on the resources of these defunct gentlemen for his respectability.
also read a book about him here
Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock K.C.B.
By John Clark Marshman (Third Edition) (1867)