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Barons of Baltimore and Lords Proprietary

Sources:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
John G. Morris, D.D. "The Lords Baltimore," Maryland Historical Society Fund Publications No. 8. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1874.


Barons of Baltimore and Lords Proprietary

 
1625-1632  George Calvert (1579-1632)  Received the title, Baron of Baltimore, from James I, King of England, and thus became 1st Lord Baltimore in February 1625. Petitioned the King for a grant of land north of the Potomac River.
 
1632-1675  Cecilius Calvert (1605-1675)  2nd Lord Baltimore. Succeeded to title on death of George, April 15, 1632. Granted Charter of Maryland by Charles I, King of England, on June 20, 1632.
 
1675-1714/15  Charles Calvert (1637-1714/15)  3rd Lord Baltimore. Succeeded to title on death of Cecilius, November 30, 1675.
 
1714/15-1715  Benedict Leonard Calvert (1679-1715)  4th Lord Baltimore. Succeeded to title on death of Charles, February 21, 1715.
 
1715-1751  Charles Calvert (1699-1751)  5th Lord Baltimore. Succeeded to title on death of Benedict Leonard, April 16, 1715.
 
1751-1771  Frederick Calvert (1731/32-1771)  6th Lord Baltimore. Succeeded to title on death of Charles, April 24, 1751.
 
1771-1776  Henry Harford (ca. 1759-1834)  Harford did not succeed to the title when Frederick died on September 4, 1771, because Harford was his illegitimate son, but was bequeathed the province of Maryland in Frederick's will. After the Revolution, Harford relinquished his claim to Maryland in return for a monetary settlement from the British government.


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