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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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boundary of Maryland and attacks against the
colony's charter finally necessitated his return to
England in 1684; his deputies lacked Calvert 's
ability to defuse attacks and govern smoothly;
Calvert lost his colony in the royal settlement fol-
lowing the Glorious Revolution, during which he
was charged with outlawry and treason, charges
that were later dropped; he made many unsuccess-
full efforts to regain the colony in the subsequent
twenty-five years; he broke off relations with his
son Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore
(1679-1715) upon the latter's conversion to Prot-
estantism. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on February
20, 1714/15; estate size unknown.

GRATED: in 1720. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne
Margaret, who married Henry Lazenby, of Anne
Arundel County. MARRIED on November 21,
1722, Rebecca (1706-1734/35), daughter of John
Gerard (1678-1715), of Prince George's County, a
merchant and planter, and wife Elizabeth. CHIL-
DREN. SON Charles (1723-1723/24). DAUGHTERS:
Ann (1726-by 1748); Elizabeth (1729/30-1798),
who married Benedict Calvert (ca. 1724-1788) and
was a goddaughter of Benedict Leonard Calvert
(1700-1732). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Anne's
Parish, Anne Arundel County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES Esq., 1722; Hon., 1722. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: placeman; took the position as
chancellor in 1725 stating that he wished to better
provide for his family. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1727 (appointed be-
fore the 4th session), 1728-1731, 1732-1733 (died
before the convention). OTHER PROVINCIAL OF-
FICES governor, 1719/20-1727 (commissioned
February 1719/20; presided over the Assembly,
October 1720); chancellor, 1720, 1725-1727; sur-
veyor general, Eastern Shore, 1720-1726; surveyor
general, Western Shore, 1726-1733/34; Council,
1727-1733/34 (qualified on July 12, 1727; presi-
dent, 1730-1733/34); commissary general, 1727-
1728, 1730-1733/34. LOCAL OFFICE St. Anne's
Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, in office
1721-1728. MILITARY SERVICE: probably an en-
sign, First Grenadier Guards, by 1709; captain, by

AND DEATH patented ca. 1,200 acres in Prince
George's and Anne Arundel counties in 1724 (ac-
quired 918 acres of this through his marriage).
Held 2 mortgages that were forfeited, which
yielded him 150 acres in Anne Arundel County,

plus 1 lot and a house in Annapolis. Purchased at
least 100 additional acres in Anne Arundel
County, plus 1 lot and 10 acres in Annapolis.
Shortly before his death he took out a warrant for
5,000 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Febru-
ary 2, 1733/34, in Annapolis. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £151.3.11 gold, £1,288.18.0 sterling,
£2,984.13.11 current money (including 577 oz.
plate, family portraits, and a fiddle, flutes, and
music books); FB, £69.4.2 gold, £1,217.3.4 ster-
ling, £2,245.15.10 current money. LAND. 1,962
acres in Anne Arundel and Prince George's
counties, plus 2 lots and a house in Annapolis and
a warrant for 5,000 acres. IDENTIFICATION PROB-
LEMS. Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore (1637-
1714/15), granted 1,000 acres of manor land to a
Charles Calvert Lazenby in 1701. Lazenby sold
the land in 1709, shortly before a Charles Calvert
began his career in the First Grenadier Guards.
Sources indicate that Charles Calvert (?-1733/34)
and Charles Calvert Lazenby may have been the
same man.

BALTIMORE (1699-1751). BORN: on September
29, 1699, in England; eldest son. IMMIGRATED: in
December 1732. RESIDED: in England; in Mary-
land from December 1732 until July 1733 when he
returned to England. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord
Baltimore (1679-1715). STEPFATHER: Christopher
Crewe. MOTHER. Lady Charlotte Lee (?-1721).
BROTHERS: Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732);
Edward Henry Calvert (1701-1730); and Cecilius
(1702-1765). SISTERS: Charlotte (1702-1744); Jane
(1703-?); Barbara (1704-died young); and Anne.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: His parents were di-
vorced in 1705. MARRIED in 1730 Mary (?-1748),
daughter of Sir Theodore Janssen (ca. 1658-1748),
who immigrated from France to England in 1680,
was naturalized in 1685, and became a baronet in
1714, and wife Williamsa (?-1731); granddaughter
of Sir Robert Henley, M.P. Her brothers included
Abraham (?-1765); Henry (?-1766); Stephen
Theodore (?-1777), lord mayor of London; and
William (?-ca. 1740/41), principal secretary of
Maryland from February 1732/33 until death.
Her sisters included Barbara, who married
Thomas Bladen (1698-1780). CHILDREN. SONS:
Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore (1731/32-
1771); Charles (1737-died young). NATURAL SON:
Benedict Calvert (ca. 1724-1788). DAUGHTERS:
Frances Dorothy (1734-1736); Louisa, who mar-
ried John Browning (?-1792); and Caroline, who
married Robert Eden (1741-1784). PRIVATE CA-


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