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Charles Calvert (?-1733/34)
MSA SC 3520-194


BORN:  Date of birth is unknown


RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

AUNT: 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 his wife Elizabeth.

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).

EDUCATION: literate
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: placeman; took the position as chancellor in 1725 stating that he wished to better provide for his family.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1727 (appointed before the 4th session), 1728-1731, 1732-1733 (died before the convention)
OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: governor, 1719/20-1727
LOCAL OFFICE: St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, in office 1721-1728.
MILITARY SERVICE: probably an ensign, First Grenadier Guards, by 1709; captain, by 1720.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: patented ca. 1,200 acres in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties in 1724 (acquired 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.

DIED: on February 2, 1733/34, in Annapolis.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: 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 sterling, £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 PROBLEMS: 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.

Source:  Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vol. II, I-Z, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985), 618-9.

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