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Maryland Historical Magazine, XXI (1926), 303-24, XXII
(1927), 1 et seq. The latter gives a more complete and accurate
account of the innumerable Calvert relatives and connections.
Descent of the title was in each case from father to son.

According to a MS history of Maryland, in the British Museum,
written by one John Scott in 1670, during the life-time of the
first proprietary, " the now Lord Baltimore... was christened [in
the Anglican church] by the name of Cecill, but was afterwards
confirmed [in the Catholic church] by, the name of Caecillius "
(Sloan Collection, XXG #3662, Ayscough Catalogue, 3662 #2;
transcripts at LC and among the Chalmers Papers at NYPL). It
is supposed that " Cecil" was a compliment to his father's patron,
the later Earl of Salisbury, and that " Cecilius " was a reference
to St. Cecilia, on whose name day the Ark and the Dove were to
set forth from Cowes.

1. CECILIUS CALVERT, 2nd Baron Baltimore of Baltimore in
the Kingdom of Ireland and, by royal letters patent of 20 June
1632, first Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of
Maryland; b. 8 Aug. 1605, son of Sir George Calvert, 1st Baron
Baltimore; d. 30 Nov. 1675. He never visited his province but
resided chiefly at his house in Wilde Street, near London, and at
Hook House, near Wardour Castle, Wiltshire.

2. CHARLES CALVERT, 3rd Baron Baltimore and 2nd Pro-
prietary, b. 27 Aug. 1637, d. 21 Feb. 1714/5; assumed office as
Lt. Gen. of Maryland in Nov., 1661; proclaimed his succession
4 March 1675/6; removed permanently to England in May, 1684;
deprived of political control of the province in October, 1690.
By will of a kinswoman he,inherited in 1692 the estate of Wood-
cote Park, at Epsom, Surrey, which was thereafter the principal
seat of the Barons Baltimore. Of His Lordship's four wives we
need mention only the first two, who had relatives in Maryland.
He married first, in 1656, Mary, daughter of Ralph Darnall of
Loughton, Herefordshire; and secondly, in 1666, Jane, daughter
of Vincent Lowe of Denby, Derbyshire, and widow of Col. Henry
Sewall, Secretary of Maryland, by whom alone he had issue, and
who died 19 Jan. 1700/1.

3. BENEDICT LEONARD CALVERT, 4th Baron Baltimore and 3rd
Proprietary, b. 21 March 1678/9, d. 16 April 1715. In November,
1713, he " publicly renounced the Romish errors," whereupon his
father took from him an allowance of £450 a year. Queen Anne,


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