Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore (1699 - 1751) MP

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Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Erith, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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About Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore

"Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, 3rd Proprietor and 17th Proprietary Governor of Maryland, FRS (September 29, 1699 – April 24, 1751) was a British nobleman and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland.

He inherited the title to Maryland aged just fifteen, on the death of his father and grandfather, when the colony was restored by the British Monarchy to the Calvert family's control, following its seizure in 1688.

In 1721 Charles came of age and assumed personal control of Maryland, travelling there briefly in 1732. For most of his life he remained in England, where he pursued an active career in politics, rising to become Lord of the Admiralty from 1742 to 1744. He died in 1751 in England, aged 52."




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[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 395. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 99. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.

[S9] A Biographical dictionary of the Maryland legislature, 1635-1789, Papenfuse, Edward C., (Baltimore [Maryland] : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1979-1985), 975.2 N2p., vol. 1 p. 188.

[S30] British Roots of Maryland Families, Barnes, Robert W., (Baltimore [Maryland] : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1999-c2002), 975.2 D2ba., p. 98.

[S394] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 25 line 17C:21.

[S449] "Heritage of faith" : the Calvert, Green, and Alvey family histories, Mosby, James H, (Evansville, Indiana : J.H. Mosby, 1976), 929.273 C139a., p. 13-14.

[S887] The royal descents of 600 immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States : who were themselves notable or left descendants notable in American history, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (Baltimore [Maryland] : Genealogical Pub. Co., c2004), 973 D2rrd., p. 13.

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Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore's Timeline

September 29, 1699
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 24
England, United Kingdom
July 20, 1730
Age 30
February 6, 1731
Age 31
Epsom, Surrey, England
Age 34
Age 45
April 24, 1751
Age 51
Erith, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Erith, Kent, England