|Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk|
30 March 1978 – 19 September 2004
|Preceded by||Sir Edmund Bacon|
|Succeeded by||Sir Richard Jewson|
Timothy James Alan Colman
19 September 1929
|Died||9 September 2021 (aged 91)|
Bixley Manor, Norfolk, England
(m. 1951; died 2021)
|Children||5; including Sarah Troughton|
|Alma mater||Royal Naval College, Dartmouth|
Colman was from the Colman's mustard family, and was the son of Lettice Elizabeth Evelyn Adeane and Geoffrey Colman. Colman was educated at Heatherdown Preparatory School in Berkshire and at the age of 13 enrolled at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy. Colman later served as a second lieutenant on HMS Frobisher and Indefatigable leaving as a lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career. He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club. Colman was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996.
Colman was a yachtsman, and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa outrigger, 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. It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France. Colman was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
His father died in 1935, when Timothy was just six, his mother bringing up him and his four siblings - David, Juliet, Penelope and Russell.
He was married to Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother, and lived in Bixley Manor, near Norwich. Lady Mary died on 2 January 2021 and Sir Timothy died at Bixley Manor on 9 September 2021, at the age of 91. His death came one day after fellow Knight of the Garter Sir Antony Acland.
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