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122 HIS LORDSHIP'S PATRONAGE

England in 1773. A special clause exempted his Maryland prop-
erty from the effects of the confiscation act of 1781. He died at
Hampstead, near London, 9 Nov. 1790.

45. *Capt ROBERT EDEN (Prot, m. Baltimore's sister), com.
1 Aug. 1768; arrived 5 June 1769. He assumed the Surveyorship
General of the Western Shore late in 1771 and retained it until
his first return home. Left the province to go to England, 28
May 1774.

46. RICHARD LEE (Prot.), was left in charge as President of
the Council during Eden's absence.

47. *Capt. ROBERT EDEN resumed the government of Mary-
land, 8 Nov. 1774. Sailed for home, aboard H.M.S. Fowey, 24
June 1776. In England he was created a baronet. After the
Revolution Sir Robert returned to Annapolis where he died, 2
Sept. 1784. Thomas Johnson, the first state Governor, was in-
augurated on 21 March 1777.

1 b. CHANCELLOR OR KEEPER OF THE GREAT SEAL.

Except from November, 1661, to July, 1699, and from February,
1719/20, to July, 1725, the Chancellorship was always held by the
chief executive. The Constitution of 1776 separated these offices.
Under royal government there were two Great Seals and conse-
quently two Keepers, but the Keeper of the crown seal was
Chancellor. The office of Commissary General was in April, I673i
separated from that of Secretary and united with the Chancellor-
ship; but in October, 1693, it was taken from the Chancellor and
set up as a separate office.

1. *Hon. PHILLIP CALVERT of St. Mary's City (Cath., Lord
Baltimore's half-brother), who was appointed Lieutenant General,
24 June 1660, was by commission of 14 Sept. 1661 created
" Deputy Lieutenant" and continued as Chancellor; he yielded
the Lieutenancy General to his successor, the Hon. Charles Cal-
vert, in November, 1661. He was appointed Commissary General,
20 Nov. 1672 and sworn 24 April 1673; by commissions of 5
April 1676 and 17 June 1676 he was continued in the offices of
Chancellor and Commissary General until his death in 1682.

2. *Col. HENRY DARNALL I of Prince George's County
(Cath.) and *Col WILLIAM DIGGES of St. Mary's County (Prot.,
wife Cath.), com. and sworn joint Chancellors and joint Com-


 

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