Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache

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Timothy John Edward Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache, KCVO (born 13 December 1939) is the present owner of Helmingham Hall, the Tollemache principal ancestral seat; he succeeded as 5th Baron Tollemache in 1975.

He was born in 1939, the son of Major John Tollemache, 4th Baron Tollemache by his wife Dinah née Jamieson.

Education and career

Educated at Eton College, he served as Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk [1] from 2003 until 2014; Lord Tollemache served previously as Vice-Lieutenant of Suffolk since 1994 and was Deputy Lieutenant before that, since 1984. He is director of Fortis (UK), and is patron or president of several organizations and societies.[2]

Tollemache was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2015 New Year Honours.[3]

Marriage and family

Lord Tollemache married Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell (or Maynell) in 1970. Lady Tollemache is a garden designer.[4]

Lord and Lady Tollemache have the following issue:[5]

Their younger son James went to Eton, and their elder son, Edward, heir apparent to the title, was educated at Marlborough College.

Lord and Lady Tollemache are members of the Countryside Alliance and have opened their gardens to the public, although their house remains private. A portrait of Lady Tollemache by Tessa Traegar, commissioned in 2004, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery collections.[7]


Coat of arms

Arms of Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache
Coat of arms of the Tollemache family
A coronet of a Baron
A Horse's Head erased Argent between two Wings Or pellety
Argent a Fret Sable
On either side a Stag guardant proper gorged with a Collar flory counterflory Or
Confido Conquiesco (I trust and am content)

Title and styles

  • Timothy John Edward Tollemache (13 December 1939 -13 January 1955)
  • Honourable Timothy John Edward Tollemache (13 January 1955 -27 May 1975)
  • Right Honourable Lord Tollemache (27 May 1975 -

See also


  1. News and Views from The Times and Sunday Times | Times Online
  2. Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61092. p. N4. 31 December 2014.
  4. www.xa-tollemache.co.uk
  5. Genealogy source
  6. Royal Musings
  7. Lady Tollemache, by Tessa Traegar, National Portrait Gallery
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61092. p. N4. 31 December 2014.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 57174. p. 333. 12 January 2004.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Belstead
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk
Succeeded by
Clare, Countess of Euston
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Tollemache
(4th Baron Tollemache)
5th Baron Tollemache