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1. *Hon. LEONARD CALVERT (Cath. convert, Baltimore's
brother). Commissioned —— 1633 and instructed as "Deputy
Governor," 13 Nov. 1633; arrived in Maryland, with the first
party of colonists, 25 March 1634; recommissioned as " Lieutenant
General, Admiral, Chief Captain and Commander, Chancellor,
Chief Justice, and Chief Magistrate," 15 April 1637, and again
under the same titles, 4 Sept. 1642. Returned to England in the
spring of 1643.

2. Capt. GILES BRENT (Cath.), com. by Leonard Calvert, 11
April 1643; His Lordship ratified this commission 14 July and
extended its powers 18 Nov. of the same year. Superseded by

3. *Hon. LEONARD CALVERT, com. by Lord Baltimore, 6 Sept.
1644; arrived in the province sometime thereafter. In Feb.,
1644/5, Capt. Richard Ingle, master of the ship Reformation of
London, seized the government and pillaged the province by way
of evincing his 2eal for the cause of Parliament at home. Calvert
fled to Virginia, and a period of anarchy ensued.

4. Capt. EDWARD HILL (Prot.?), appointed by Calvert in
Virginia, 30 July 1646; as Hill was not a Councillor this appoint-
ment was illegal.

5. *Hon. LEONARD CALVERT restored in fall of 1646; died in
office, 11 June 1647, naming his successor by word of mouth.

6. THOMAS GREENE (Cath.), appointed by Calvert, 9 June
1647, but never commissioned by the Lord Proprietary. Super-
seded by Stone.

7. Capt. WILLIAM STONE (Prot.), com. by Lord Baltimore, 6
Aug. 1648; took office prior to 26 April 1649. Now that Parlia-
ment was gaining the upper hand in England, Baltimore felt it
prudent to install a Protestant at the head of his government.
Capt. Stone engaged to bring into the province 500 settlers and at
once obtained the immigration of a large number of Puritans
from Virginia. He was then unable to control them,

8. RICHARD BENNETT (one of the Puritans), EDMUND CURTIS,
and Col. WILLIAM CLAIBORNE (Prots.), Commissioners of Parlia-
ment, appointed to reduce all the plantations within Chesapeake
Bay, took possession of the government, 29 March 1652.


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