Timothy Colman

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Colman in procession to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for the annual service of the Order of the Garter in 2006.

Sir Timothy James Alan Colman KG (born 19 September 1929) is a British businessman and a former Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk.[1]

Colman is from the Colman's mustard family. His father was Geoffrey Colman.[2] He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy, leaving as a lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career.[3] He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club. He was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996.[4] Colman was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996.[5]

Sir Timothy was also a yachtsman, and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa at the inception of the World Sailing Speed Record Council in 1972. He increased the record to 31.2 knots three years later, and then in 1980 his catamaran Crossbow II extended the record to 36 knots.[6] It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France.[7] He is a member of the RYS (Royal Yacht Squadron)

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother, and lives in Bixley Manor near Norwich.[8]

Colman's children include Sarah Troughton, who was appointed as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 2012.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk Archived February 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Profile: Geoffrey Russell Rees Colman". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  3. ^ Who's Who 1987, p. 355
  4. ^ "bizonline". Archived from the original on 2007-08-07.
  5. ^ "Buckingham Palace press releases > New members of the Order of the Garter". Royal.gov.uk. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  6. ^ "Crossbow I and II on the Dave Culp SpeedSailing site". Dcss.org. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  7. ^ <t>G1C14Fs6,<%7c7><%7c5GRA>e~Z9Aj/cbgQozWJfdaNjWN1Tvsw6Y12yx "sailing.org".
  8. ^ Deborah McGurran (1970-01-01). "BBC Online - Norfolk - News - Trowse 1". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  9. ^ Morwenna Blake, Queen appoints new Lord Lieutenant from Salisbury Journal dated 3 December 2011 online at salisburyjournal.co.uk, accessed 7 May 2012
  10. ^ Arms shown over the crest image Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine. St George-Windsor. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  11. ^ Image of the Timothy Colman's crest, Heraldic Sculptor. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Castell Bacon, Bt
Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk
1978–2004
Succeeded by
Richard Jewson
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Bacon, 13th Baronet
Pro-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia
1973–1985
Succeeded by
Colonel Geoffrey Dicker
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
Sir Ninian Stephen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
Sir Ninian Stephen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Ninian Stephen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter