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however, granted him a pension of £300 and, at his request,
appointed Capt. John Hart Governor of Maryland. Hart in turn
agreed to pay him £500 a year out of the profits of this office.
On succeeding to the title Calvert at once petitioned the crown
for restitution of the government in Maryland, but he died before
the transfer could be arranged.
4. CHARLES CALVERT, 5th Baron Baltimore and 4th Proprie-
tary, b. 29 Sept. 1699, d. 24 April 1751; restored to political
control of Maryland in May, 1715; proclaimed there, 27 Dec.
1715. As guardian he chose Francis North, 2nd Baron Guilford,
a Jacobite of debauched habits, whose example corrupted Balti-
more's character. Yet His Lordship, after attaining his majority,
proved himself a careful and a fairly successful administrator.
By will he devised all of Maryland to his only legitimate son,
Frederick, with reversion, should Frederick die without lawful
issue, to his elder daughter Louisa in fee, subject to a charge of
£20,000 in favor of his younger daughter Caroline. In 1762 the
Hon. Louisa Calvert married John Browning of Morton Lodge,
Epsom (who died 13 May 1792). By him she had a son and heir,
Charles Browning, Esq., of whom more anon.
5. FREDERICK CALVERT, 6th and last Baron Baltimore and 5th
Proprietary, b. 6 Feb. 1731/2, d. at Naples, 4 Sept. 1771; as
guardians he chose Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of
Commons, and John Sharpe, Esq. However, he was chiefly guided
until 1765 by his uncle, the Hon. Cecilius Calvert, his Principal
Secretary, and thereafter by Hugh Hamersley, Esq., Calvert's
successor. Frivolous, conceited, and dissipated, but sometimes
generous and sympathetic, the last Baltimore gave himself up to
a life of pleasure, took little part in the government of his
province, and preferred the Continent to England. He sold
Woodcote Park and his other estates in Great Britain but deter-
mined, despite his father's will, to leave Maryland to a natural
son, one Henry Harford. Twice, in 1761 and 1767, he endeavored
to dock the entail on his province. He then by will devised it ail
to Harford, subject to the payment of £20,000 to be divided
between his (Baltimore's) sisters, Louisa Browning and Caroline
Eden, should they consent to the will.
6. HENRY HARFORD, Esq., 6th and last Proprietary, b. ——
1760, d. Dec., 1835; chose for guardians Dr. John Moore, Dean