Major General Walter Tuckfield Goldsworthy

(1837 – 1911),

CB, M in D, MP.  – Served in India with Havelock’s Cavalry,

the 8th Hussars then the Essex Regiment.




Army Career

1857 -            Coronet - Indian Mutiny.

1859 -            Lt.  8th Hussars

1864 –           Captain 91st Highlanders

1868 -            Major

1874 -            Lt. Col. Essex Regiment and AAG in Cork 1875 -80.

1880 –           Brevet Colonel

1882 –           Colonel and promoted to Major General

1885 -            Retired from the Army 


Served in OUDE with the Voluntary Cavalry of Havelock’s column in 1857, present at the Action of OONAO, BUSSEERUTGUNJIE and for these actions he received a commission to the 8th Hussars.


Then he served in RAJPOOTNA and Central India on the staff and with the 8th Hussars throughout the campaign of 1858-60 including the siege of KOTAH, the re – occupation of CHANDEYREE, the battle of KOTAH KE (ADC to Brig Smith), capture of GWALIOR siege (ADC to Sir Hugh Ross), capture of POWRIE, action at KOONDRYE, and BOORDAH as a Brigade Major in the RAJPUNANA Field Force which he held from the fall of GWALIOR in 1858 to the end of the War being 8 times mentioned in dispatches. (This was all a part of The Central India Campaign).  For this action he received a Medal with clasp and a Brevet of Major. On attaining his Captaincy he then served throughout the Abyssinian Expedition on the staff as Brigade Major of Cavalry and was present at the taking of MAGDALA being again mentioned in dispatches. Received a further Medal and promoted to Major unattached and without purchase.


Political Career

1885 – 1900 MP for Hammersmith




Goldsworthy - from Galsworthy in Devon


Major Thomas Goldsworthy m Sophia Tuckfield daughter of William Tuckfield RN.  Living in India


2 sons and 1 daughter


1st Son


Major General Walter Tuckfield


Goldsworthy (1837 -1911)  see details above


2nd Son


Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy

          (1839 – 1900) KCMG.  – Army officer and Colonial Administrator 


Army Career

1857 – Served in the Indian Mutiny with his brother.

1859 -  Lt. 17th Lancers.

1866 -  Resigned his commission.



Colonial Career

1868 – 70    Inspector General of Police – Sierra Leone


1870 - 73    Magistrate Lagos and Commandant of Police


1873 - 74    Gold Coast – Inspector of Customs


1876 - 77    President of the Island of Nevis (One of the Leeward Islands, British from 1628 with an area of 93 sq. km.)


1877 - 80    Colonial Secretary of W. Australia (awarded the CMG, and Chairman of the Board of Education and President of the Working Men’s Club and the Agricultural Society.)


1881 – 84   Colonial Secretary and Administrator of St Lucia. (Island of the Lesser Antilles and British since 1803 and part of The Windward Islands from 1871 with an area of 616 sq. km).


1882 - 83   Colonial Secretary of Grenada (Island of the Lesser Antilles and British since 1762 and also part of The Windward Islands with an area of 344


1884 - 91   Governor of Honduras (Colony under direct British control from 1884 referred to as British Honduras).


1891 – 97  Governor of the Falkland Islands (British Colony near the Eastern shore of South America, area 12,173


1897 – 1900   Returned to GB.




Sophia Elizabeth Tuckfield Goldsworthy

(1840 -1904) m. Col. William Wallingford Knollys (1833-1904) FRGS.


84TH Regiment of the Scots Guards.

1854 – Captain in the Crimea (Siege of Sevastopol).



Crimea Medal


93rd Highlanders 1858 -70 India Garrison

1873 – Instructor London and Home Counties as a Major.


1878 - Lt. Col.  The Curragh


1879 - Retired.



2 sons and 2 daughters


Major Frederick Roger Alexander

       Knollys (1884-1915) KGStJ.


Lt. Col Robert Walter Edmund Knollys (1872 – 1941)

Indian Army, District Judge Punjab.


Beatrice Sophia (d. 1947) m. Sir C C Wolseley 9th Bt. dsp.


Emma Lettice Violet (d. 1935) m. S/Cmdr Walter Turner Haydon


Residency in Feltham

Brook Farm (William Smith Green) 1911