Person:Benedict Calvert (1)

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Benedict Swingate Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore
b.21 Mar 1679
d.16 Apr 1715
m. 1666
  1. Benedict Swingate Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore1679 - 1715
m. 2 Jan 1698/9
  1. Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore1699 - 1751
  2. Benedict Leonard Calvert1700 - 1732
  3. Jane Calvert1703 - 1778
  4. Eleanor 'Nellie' Calvert1758 - 1811
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Name Benedict Swingate Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Mar 1679
Marriage 2 Jan 1698/9 to Charlotte Lee, Lady Baltimore
Death[1] 16 Apr 1715


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Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore, 10th Proprietary Governor of Maryland (21 March 1679 – 16 April 1715) was an English nobleman and politician. He was the second son of Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore (1637–1715) by Jane Lowe, and became his father's heir upon the death of his elder brother Cecil in 1681. The 3rd Lord Baltimore was a devout Roman Catholic, and had lost his title to the Province of Maryland shortly after the events of the Glorious Revolution in 1688, which saw the Protestant monarchs William and Mary accede to the British throne. Benedict Calvert would make strenuous attempts to have his family's title to Maryland restored by renouncing Roman Catholicism and joining the Church of England.

In February 1715 Benedict became the 4th Baron Baltimore upon the death of his father, and he immediately petitioned King George I for the restoration of Maryland to his control. However, before the King could rule on the petition, Baltimore died aged 36, outliving his father by just two months. Shortly afterwards the King restored the title to Maryland to Calvert's young son Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Benedict Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.