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George Tomline (3 March 1813 – 25 August 1889), referred to as Colonel Tomline, was an English politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for various constituencies. He was the son of William Edward Tomline and grandson of George Pretyman Tomline.

He was Member of Parliament for:<ref>Gooding (2003)</ref>

He was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 1852.<ref>The London Gazette: no. 21287. p. 289. 3 February 1852. Retrieved 29 September 2008.</ref>

He was a keen amateur astronomer who built an observatory at Orwell Park.<ref>Goward (2006)</ref> He was founder and chairman of the Felixstowe Railway and Pier Company which built the Felixstowe Branch Line and established the Port of Felixstowe.<ref>"History of the Port". Retrieved 4 May 2009. </ref> Tomline Road in Ipswich which runs parallel to the railway line is named after him.

His heir was the Rt Hon. Captain Ernest George Pretyman MP, at various times Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Board of Trade, and Civil Lord of the Admiralty.<ref>Allen 2005, 98.</ref>


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George Tomline (3 March 1813 – 25 August 1889), referred to as Colonel Tomline, was an English politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for various constituencies. He was the son of William Edward Tomline and grandson of George Pretyman Tomline.

He was Member of Parliament for:<ref>Gooding (2003)</ref>

He was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 1852.<ref>The London Gazette: no. 21287. p. 289. 3 February 1852. Retrieved 29 September 2008.</ref>

He was a keen amateur astronomer who built an observatory at Orwell Park.<ref>Goward (2006)</ref> He was founder and chairman of the Felixstowe Railway and Pier Company which built the Felixstowe Branch Line and established the Port of Felixstowe.<ref>"History of the Port". Retrieved 4 May 2009. </ref> Tomline Road in Ipswich which runs parallel to the railway line is named after him.

His heir was the Rt Hon. Captain Ernest George Pretyman MP, at various times Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Board of Trade, and Civil Lord of the Admiralty.<ref>Allen 2005, 98.</ref>


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