Person:George Calvert (7)

George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore
m. 15 DEC 1575
  1. George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimorebet 1579 and 1580 - 1632
  2. Christopher CalvertABT 1580 -
  3. Mary CalvertABT 1586 -
  4. John CalvertABT 1587 -
  • HGeorge Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimorebet 1579 and 1580 - 1632
  • WAnne Wynne - 1621
m. 22 NOV 1604
  1. Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore1605 - 1675
  2. Anne CalvertABT 1607 - aft 1672
  3. Dorothy Calvert1608 - 1621/22
  4. Elizabeth Calvert1609 - ABT 1630
  5. Grace Calvert1609/10 - 1672
  6. Leonard Calvert1610 - 1647
  7. Francis CalvertABT 1612 - AFT 1625/26
  8. George Calvert1613 - ABT 1634
  9. Helen Ellin CalvertABT 1615 -
  10. Henry Calvert1615/16 - BEF 1635
  11. John CalvertABT 1618 - 1617/18
  • HGeorge Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimorebet 1579 and 1580 - 1632
  • WUnknown Spouse
m. BEF 1626
  1. Philip Calvert1626 - 1682
Facts and Events
Name George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore
Gender Male
Birth? bet 1579 and 1580 Of Danbywiske, Yorkshire, England
Marriage 22 NOV 1604 St. Peter Cornhill, London, Englandto Anne Wynne
Marriage BEF 1626 to Unknown Spouse
Death? 12 Apr 1632 London, Middlesex, England
Burial? 15 Apr 1632 St. Dunstan's, London, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q335412?

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George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore (1579 – 15 April 1632) was an English politician and colonizer. He achieved domestic political success as a Member of Parliament and later Secretary of State under King James I. He lost much of his political power after his support for a failed marriage alliance between Prince Charles and the Spanish House of Habsburg royal family. Rather than continue in politics, he resigned all of his political offices in 1625 except for his position on the Privy Council and declared his Catholicism publicly. He was created Baron Baltimore in the Irish peerage upon his resignation. Baltimore Manor was located in County Longford, Ireland.

Calvert took an interest in the British colonization of the Americas, at first for commercial reasons and later to create a refuge for English Catholics. He became the proprietor of Avalon, the first sustained English settlement on the southeastern peninsula on the island of Newfoundland (off the eastern coast of modern Canada). Discouraged by its cold and sometimes inhospitable climate and the sufferings of the settlers, Sir George looked for a more suitable spot further south and sought a new royal charter to settle the region, which would become the state of Maryland. Calvert died five weeks before the new Charter was sealed, leaving the settlement of the Maryland colony to his son Cecil, (1605-1675). His second son Leonard Calvert, (1606-1647), was the first colonial governor of the Province of Maryland. Historians have long recognized George Calvert as the founder of Maryland, in spirit if not in fact, along with the role of Leonard with his intimate relationship with his older brother back in England, plus being on the site as the Colony was first settled as extremely advantageous.

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