Calvert, Cecilius, 2d Baron Baltimore

Calvert, Cecilius, 2d Baron Baltimore

(sĭsĭl`ēəs), c.1605–75, first proprietor of the colony of MarylandMaryland
, one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States. It is bounded by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean (E), the District of Columbia (S), Virginia and West Virginia, largely across the Potomac River (S, W), and Pennsylvania (N).
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. He received the province in 1632 as a grant from the king, in place of his father, George CalvertCalvert, George, 1st Baron Baltimore,
c.1580–1632, English colonizer of North America. In 1606 he became private secretary to Robert Cecil, earl of Salisbury, then a secretary of state. His advance was rapid.
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, who died as the charter was being issued. Cecilius Calvert never visited the province himself, but governed it by deputies until his death, his last deputy being his only son, Charles CalvertCalvert, Charles, 3d Baron Baltimore,
1637–1715, second proprietor of Maryland. He was sent over as deputy governor of that province in 1661 by his father, Cecilius Calvert, 2d Baron Baltimore, and at his father's
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, who succeeded to his title.

Bibliography

See W. H. Browne, George Calvert and Cecilius Calvert (1890); C. C. Hall, The Lords Baltimore and the Maryland Palatinate (1902).

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