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Philip Calvert, Esq.

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of George Calvert and Anne Calvert
Husband of Anne Calvert and Jane Calvert
Brother of Hon. Leonard Calvert, 1st Prov. Gov. of Maryland; Dorothy Talbot; Grace Talbot; Helen Talbot; Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore and 10 others

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About Philip Calvert, Esq.

Phillip Calvert, also known as Philip Calvert, was the fifth Governor of Maryland during a brief period in 1660 or 1661. He was appointed by the royally chartered proprietor of Maryland, Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, as a caretaker to replace Josias Fendall.


Calvert came to Maryland on the first expedition under Leonard Calvert. In 1656, he was made secretary of the province and one of its councillors. After the treason and overthrow of governor Fendall, Calvert became governor in 1660, and displayed clemency in pardoning Fendall.

In 1661, Charles Calvert, son of the proprietor, was made governor, and Philip was appointed deputy-lieutenant and councillor of the province. After this, he negotiated a treaty with the Dutch in which they agreed to abandon the disputed territory on the Delaware River. He was one of a committee which negotiated a treaty with the Indians, and of another commission which settled with the Virginia authorities a boundary line between Maryland and Virginia.


He was son of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore and his second wife, Arabella.

Calvert was married to Anne Wolsely Calvert. In 2004, her body was discovered during an excavation of land in the Chesapeake bay area of St. Mary's City, Maryland.


Philip, b. 1626; d. 1682. He came to Maryland in 1660 and was long Chancellor; in 1669 he was Deputy Governor of the Province. Although twice married, he appears to have died issueless. He m. (1.) about 1658, Anne Wolseley (a first cousin of Jane Lowe Sewall, Lady Baltimore, q. v.), dau. of Sir Thomas Wolseley of Staffordshire, England; m. (2.) 1681, Jane Sewall, dau. of Jane (Lowe) Sewall, Lady Baltimore, by her first husband, Henry Sewall, M. D., of Maryland. Philip Calvert died shortly after his second marriage and his widow (Jane Sewall) married, secondly, John Paxton. - See more at:

Consummate Public Servant and Keeper of the Conscience of Maryland - See more at:

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Philip Calvert, Esq.'s Timeline

Age 19
Age 55
December 22, 1682
Age 56
Province of Maryland