|26th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man|
27 October 1995 –1 September 2000
|Preceded by||Sir Laurence Jones|
|Succeeded by||Sir Ian Macfadyen|
Timothy Lewis Achilles Daunt
11 October 1935
|Died||5 August 2023 87) (aged|
|Spouse||Patricia Susan Knight|
|Relatives||Achilles Daunt (great grandfather)|
|Alma mater||St Catharine's College,Cambridge|
|Years of service||1955–1957|
|Viceregal styles of|
Sir Timothy Daunt
|Reference style||His Excellency|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Sir Timothy Lewis Achilles Daunt(11 October 1935 –5 August 2023) was a British diplomat and Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.
Daunt was educated at Sherborne School and St Catharine's College,Cambridge.
Daunt was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in 1955and posted to the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. After completing national service,he joined the diplomatic service and,after a series of postings,became Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels in 1982 and then British Ambassador to Turkey from 1986 to his retirement in 1992.
In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.He later became chairman of the Ottoman Fund,a business established to provide mortgages for properties in Turkey.
In 1962 he married Patricia Susan Knight (1938-2023),second daughter of Major Claude Thorburn Knight (1910-1993) by his wife Priscilla (1914-1995),only daughter of John William Dodson,2nd Baron Monk Bretton.Lady Daunt grew up mostly on a farm in East Sussex,just north of Lewes,and was educated at Langford Grove School,Barcombe and Southover Manor School,Lewes. Both Daunts were involved with The Friends of Aphrodisias Trust. Lady Daunt's inclinations towards Asia Minor seem to have been further boosted by her having been a five-times great-niece of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,not that she knew of the connection. Similarly,through her organisational and social flare and general energy Lady Daunt showed signs of being a throw back to her ancestor Georgiana,Duchess of Devonshire. In October 2017 a selection of Lady Daunt's 25 years' worth of essays written for Cornucopia Magazine was published as The Palace Lady's Summerhouse and other inside stories from a vanishing Turkey.
Daunt died of the effects of cerebral vasculitis on 5 August 2023,at the age of 87.Lady Daunt died on 2 October 2023,at the age of 84.
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