Copley, Lionel

Copley, Lionel

(?–1693) colonial governor; born in England. He was the governor of Maryland (1691–93). He concluded three different Indian peace treaties. He discovered that it was impossible to serve the king without infringing upon the territorial rights of the Lord of Baltimore.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.