Timothy Duke

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Timothy Duke
Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke - Norroy and Ulster.jpg
Timothy Duke
Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke

(1953-06-12) 12 June 1953 (age 66)
Alma materFitzwilliam College, Cambridge
OccupationNorroy and Ulster King of Arms

Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke, FSA (born 12 June 1953)[1][2] is an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.


Duke is the son of William Falcon Duke and his wife, Mary Cecile, née Jackson. He was educated at Uppingham School and then Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA degree and later proceeding to MA. He served as a research assistant at the College from 1981,[2] before he began his career as an officer of arms in 1989 when he was appointed Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary.[3] He held this position until 7 August 1995, when he was appointed Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary.[4] He has been Norroy and Ulster King of Arms since 1 July 2014.[2][5]

He became an Esquire of the Order of St John in 1988,[6] Honorary Secretary of the Harleian Society in 1994,[2] and in 2010, was appointed Honorary Genealogist to the Order of St Michael and St George.[7] In 2018, Duke was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[8]


Coat of arms of Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke
Arms of Timothy Duke.svg
12 June 1995[9]
A Bengal Tiger passant guardant proper emerging from standing wheat and gorged with a coronet gold.
Per fess sable and Or, a fess per fess between two cotises their outer edges in the form of the upper rim of a Ducal Coronet all counterchanged.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. Mr Timothy Duke, Chester Herald of Arms, 60
  2. ^ a b c d "Duke, Timothy Hugh Stewart", Who's Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, November 2014). Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ "No. 51633". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 February 1989. p. 1289.
  4. ^ "No. 54127". The London Gazette. 11 August 1995. p. 11019.
  5. ^ "New Norroy and Ulster King of Arms", College of Arms, 3 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 51405". The London Gazette. 11 July 1988. pp. 7916–7917.
  7. ^ The College of Arms Newsletter, no. 25 (June 2010), p. 2.
  8. ^ "1 Mar Ballot Results", Society of Antiquaries of London, 1 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Armorial - Presidents & VPs - Timothy Hugh Stewart DUKE". whitelionsociety.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-20.

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Patric Dickinson
Rouge Dragon Pursuivant
Succeeded by
Clive Cheesman
Preceded by
Hubert Chesshyre
Chester Herald
Succeeded by
Christopher Fletcher-Vane
Preceded by
Hubert Chesshyre
Registrar of the College of Arms
Succeeded by
William Hunt
Preceded by
Henry Paston-Bedingfeld
Norroy and Ulster King of Arms