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George Calvert 1st Baron Baltimore
Birth: 1579
Richmondshire District
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Apr. 15, 1632
City of London
Greater London, England

British Statesman. He was Secretary to Robert Cecil, Earl of Sailsbury, and in 1609, Member of Parliament for Bossiney. Because of his conversion to Catholicism and his support for the Spanish marriage, he was distrusted by Parliament and gave up his offices of state in 1625, accepting the barony of Baltimore and large grants of land in Ireland. In 1621, he had established a small settlement in Newfoundland which he called Avalon and visited in 1627. However, because of disputes and a unsuitable climate he left Avalon for Virginia but was refused permission to settle unless he took the oaths of alligiance and supremacy. He returned to England, dying on 15 April 1632 before a new concession was secured. It was not untin 20 June 1632 that the charter of Maryland passed the Great Seal in favour of Baltimore's son Cecilius, 2nd Baron Baltimore. (bio by: s.canning) 
Family links: 
  Anne Mynne Calvert (1579 - 1622)*
  Cecilius Calvert (1606 - 1675)*
  Leonard Calvert (1606 - 1647)*
  Philip Calvert (1626 - 1682)*
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St Dunstan-in-the-West Church
Fleet Street
City of London
Greater London, England
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Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
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George Calvert 1st Baron Baltimore
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