Timothy Duke

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Timothy Duke

Timothy Duke
Born Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke
(1953-06-12) 12 June 1953
Nationality British
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Known for Norroy and Ulster King of Arms

Timothy Hugh Stewart Duke (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 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] As of 1 July 2014, he is now the Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.

He became an Esquire of the Order of St John in 1988,[5] Honorary Secretary of the Harleian Society in 1994,[6][7] and in 2010, was appointed Honorary Genealogist to the Order of St Michael and St George.[8]


  1. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. Mr Timothy Duke, Chester Herald of Arms, 60
  2. 1 2 "Duke, Timothy Hugh Stewart", Who's Who 2014, 2014 (A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc); online ed., November 2014 (Oxford University Press). Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51633. p. 1289. 1 February 1989. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 54127. p. 11019. 11 August 1995. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 51405. pp. 7916–7917. 11 July 1988. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  6. ,. Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.
  7. Details of the Society Members of the Council of the Harleian Society
  8. The College of Arms Newsletter no. 25 (June 2010), p. 2.

See also

Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Patric Dickinson
Rouge Dragon Pursuivant
Succeeded by
Clive Cheesman
Preceded by
Hubert Chesshyre
Chester Herald
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
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