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Benedict Swingate Calvert
b.abt 1731
d.9 Jan 1788
  1. Benedict Swingate Calvertabt 1731 - 1788
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Name Benedict Swingate Calvert
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1731
Death[1] 9 Jan 1788


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Benedict Swingate Calvert (ca. 1730-1732 – January 9, 1788) was a planter, politician and a Loyalist in Maryland during the American Revolution. He was the son of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, the third Proprietor Governor of Maryland (1699–1751), and may have been the grandson of King George I of Great Britain. His mother's identity is not known, though one source suggests Melusina von der Schulenburg, Countess of Walsingham. As he was illegitimate, he was not able to inherit his father's title or estates, which passed instead to his half brother Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731–1771). Benedict Calvert spent most of his life as a politician and planter in Maryland, though Frederick, by contrast, never visited the colony. Calvert became wealthy through proprietarial patronage and became an important colonial official, but he would lose his offices and his political power, though not his land and wealth, during the American Revolution.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Benedict Swingate Calvert, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).