Sir Timothy Colman in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Sir Timothy James Alan Colman KG (born 19 September 1929) is a British businessman and a previous Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996. He is married to Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother, and lives in Bixley Manor near Norwich.
Sir Timothy is from the Colman's mustard family. 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. He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club. He was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996.
He 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. It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France.
His children include Sarah Troughton, who was appointed as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 2012.
Arms of Timothy Colman
- Knight since 1996
- Upon a rock proper, a three-pointed star or between two wings argent charged with an estoile sable
- Mantling argent and gules
- Ermine a pale dancetty or and charged with a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure between two crosses fleurie sable
- The Order of the Garter circlet.