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office in April, 1679. Notley, an indifferent Catholic, before his
death became an indifferent Protestant.
16. *Rt. Hon. CHARLES CALVERT, LORD BALTIMORE (Cath.),
arrived in the province prior to 8 Jan. 1678/9; governed in person
from April, 1679, until May, 1684. He then returned to England
to defend his territorial rights against William Penn and the Duke
17. *Hon. BENEDICT LEONARD CALVERT (Cath., Baltimore's
infant son and heir), left as nominal Lt. General by com. of 1
May 1684. Executive power devolved upon a " Board of Deputy
Governors" established by the same instrument, viz: *Col.
GEORGE TALBOT, President (Cath.), Col. Thomas Taillor (Prot),
:*Col. Vincent Lowe (Cath.), *Col. Henry Darnall I (Cath.),
*Col. William Digges (Prot., wife Cath., a niece of Col. V.
Lowe), Col. William Stevens (Prot.), Col. William Burgess
(Prot., Sewall's father-in-law), *Maj. Nicholas Sewall (Cath.,
nephew of Lowe and brother-in-law of Digges), and *John
Darnall (Cath., brother of Col. Henry Darnall). John Darnall died
14 Dec. 1684 and Col. Stevens in March, 1687/8; they were suc-
ceeded at the Board by Clement Hill, Sr. (Cath., Col. H. Darnall's
brother-in-law), appointed 21 Sept. 1685 and *Col. Edward Pye
(Cath., nephew of Lowe and brother-in-law of Sewall and
Digges), appointed 23 July 1688. Meanwhile, on 31 Oct. 1684,
Col. Talbot had murdered Collector Christopher Rousby. He then
fled the province, and the presidency devolved upon Col. THOMAS
TAILLOR. Taillor was in turn succeeded, on 3 Oct. 1688, by one
WILLIAM JOSEPH of London (Cath.), appointed by His Lord-
ship's commission of 23 July of that year. Joseph and the Board
surrendered to the Protestant Associators, 1 Aug. 1689.
18. Capt. JOHN COODE (Prot. convert, former wife Cath., dau.
of Thomas Gerrard above), Col. HENRY JOWLES, KENELM
CHESELDYNE, and others, styling themselves the Committee of the
Protestant Freemen, seized the government, 1 Aug. 1689. Jowles
and Cheseldyne were in some way related. The assembly of May,
1692, voted the former 20,000 lb. and the latter 100,000 lb. of
tobacco but did nothing for the, by then, discredited Coode.
19. CONVENTION OF THE FREEMEN OF MARYLAND, 22 Aug.
to 4 Sept 1689. Passed " An Ordinance for regulating of Officers
Military and Civil and other necessary affairs for the present
settlement of this Province/'