Malcolm Struan Tonnochy
|Malcolm Struan Tonnochy|
|Administrator of Hong Kong|
|Preceded by||Sir John Pope Hennessy|
|Succeeded by||Sir William Henry Marsh|
|Acting Colonial Treasurer|
|Acting Colonial Secretary|
|Superintendent of Victoria Gaol|
|Born||5 December 1841
Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, British India
|Died||14 December 1882 (aged 41)
|Relations||Thomas Toonochy Esq (father)
Caroline Kemball (mother)
|Profession||civil servant, colonial administrator|
Tonnochy was born and Bengal, India in December 1841 to Thomas Tonnochy (a colonial collector in Bulundshahrand) and Caroline Kemball. He was of Scottish and Indian extraction, his paternal grandfather was Scot (Bengal Army Sergeant Major Thomas Tonnochie) and paternal grandmother Indian.
Colonial Service in Hong Kong
In 1862 Tonnochy left India to work in Hong Kong's civil service joining other notable colonial officials like Cecil Clementi Smith. He worked his way up from cade to hold posts including the acting Colonial Treasurer (when James Russell was absent), acting Colonial Secretary and as judge in the Royal Navy's Vice Admiralty Court of Hong Kong from 1879 to 1882. From 1876 to 1882 he was Superintendent of Victoria Gaol (under Hong Kong Police 1876-1879 and Hong Kong Correctional Services from 1879 to 1882).
Unlike most colonial officials in Hong Kong at the time, Tonnochy was never honoured with any titles. The only place that bears his name is Tonnochy Road in Wan Chai. Club Tonnochy and Tonnochy Night Club are named and located on the street named for him.
- Francis Henry May Superintendent of Victoria Gaol from 1896-1902
Sir John Pope Hennessy
|Governor of Hong Kong (Administrator)
7–28 March 1882
Sir William Henry Marsh