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Name: Acton Havelock

Burial Number: 0755

Gender: Male

Occupation: Colonel Indian Army

Distinction: Army Colonel and Diarist

Born: 28/05/1833

Died: 05/09/1914

Buried: 09/09/1914

Story

Bookplate of Acton Havelock

Diarist, Colonel Acton Chaplin Havelock was born in South Africa on 28th May 1838 to William Havelock and Caroline Elizabeth Chaplin.

He married Ada Isabella Stransham on 13th January 1877 in Bolarum, Hyderabad, India. They had children; Audrey Stransham, Dorothy Grace, William Arthur Chaplin, Alisa Goldborough and Robert Acton Stransham all born in England.

 

 

 

to be continued

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Acton Havelock

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 35

Exact Location (what3words): acute.still.name

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

In loving memory of George Aston Chaplin Havelock H.M. Madras Staff Corps. Born May 28th 1833 died Sept. 5th 1914 "At rest" Also of his beloved wife Ada Isabel Havelock died Dec 13th 1943 aged 92 years

Further Information

Birth

Name: Acton Chaplin (George) Havelock

Gender: Male

Born: 28/05/1833

Town: Cape Town

County: Unknown

Country: South Africa

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/1/1877

Spouse First Name: Ada

Spouse Second Name: Isabella

Spouse Last Name: Stransham

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/09/1914

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Southland

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £519 1 s 1 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1891

Acton C Havelock 52yrs is living at Bollingbroke, Uxbridge Road, Ealing as Retired Colonel Military officer with Ada I 39yrs, Audrey S 7yrs, Dorothy G 2yrs, William A 8mths, Mary Fishes 28yrs Servant, Edith Fishes 18yrs Servant, Sarah Hancock 37yrs Servant, Mary Chandler 19yrs Servant

1901

Acton Chaplin 62yrs is living at 3 Grange Road, Ealing, Middlesex as Retired HM Indian Army with Ada Isabella 49yrs, Audrey Stapishaw 17yrs, Dorothy Grace 12yrs, Ailsa Goldborough 8yrs, Robert Acton Stapinshaw 7yrs, Mary Wigney 32yrs Cook, Ellen Lilian Syms 26yrs Parlourmaid, Anne Elizabeth Spalding 20yrs Housemaid, Florence Mary Smith 26yrs Maid

1911

Acton Chaplin 72yrs is living at 5 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham as Colonel Retired Indian Army with Ada J 59yrs, Robert M S 17yrs, Kate Groves 53yrs Servant, Henrietta Cornwall 28yrs Servant

Miscellaneous Information

Visions of India journal Acton Chaplin Havelock

EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF COLONEL ACTON CHAPLIN HAVELOCK, LATE MADRAS STAFF CORPS. INDIA, 1855-1868. DUTY. SPORT. PHOTOGRAPHY. ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS., CHELTENHAM, 1911

Lot Notes

A rare, possibly unique, set, offered as the author states “to my domestic circle, and friends who may be interested”. The author was a member of the military Havelock family, brother of Sir Arthur Havelock. He recounts in considerable detail military and family life, hunting expeditions, visits to historic sites, encounters with society and details of his photographic methods including his preference for collodion over dry-plate negatives and other successes and failures. almost all of the photographs are his own work, most printed at the time and some re-printed at the time of writing. Occasionally, such as when he visited Ajanta, he notes a portrait taken by another photographer, in this case the reclusive and eccentric Major Gill, who was employed by the East India Company to record paintings in the caves there (see Christie’s, London, Visions of India, sale catalogue 5 June 1996, lot 276).
Images include views of tombs at Golconda and Beejapoor; various Havelock residences; Ootacamund, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Hingolee, Daulatabad, Jaina; hunting trophies; numerous portraits of European officers and others of native groups including Havelock’s staff and colleagues. Individuals identified include Brig.-Gen. Luansden, Cols. Fagan, Seafield Grant and Hoseason, Majors McDonald, Biden and Gill, Captains Hamilton, Teed, Turton, Shakespeare, Pritchard, Dangerfield, Price, Ottley and Snow, and Doctors Sanderson and Shannon.

SALE 6169 — VISIONS OF INDIA 5 October 1999  London, King Street

Price Realized   £6,670 Set Currency  ($11,091)

 

 

 

 

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