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Charles Calvert

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Bay City, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in St Mary's County, Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Calvert, Esq. and Elizabeth Calvert
Husband of Mary Calvert; Mary Calvert and Barbara Foy
Father of Sarah Jones and Anne Porter
Brother of Elizabeth Neale; William Calvert; George Calvert and Richard Calvert

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About Charles Calvert

Charles, b. 1662; d. 1733;

  • m. (1) 1690, Mary Howson, granddaughter and co-heir of Robert Howson (or Howison) of Stafford County, Va., where he (Charles Calvert) resided for a time;
  • m. (2) Barbara (Kirke?), daughter of Martin and Mary Kirke, of St. Mary's County, who (Mary Kirke) in her will of 1734 mentions her daughter "Barbary (sic) Calvert." She survived Charles Calvert and married, secondly, Andrew Foy.

The Calverts of Maryland - Maryland Historical Magazine

Leonard Calvert, second son of the first Lord Baltimore, b. 1606, in England; d. June 9, 1647, in Maryland.

He was Prothonotary and Keeper of the Writs in Connaught and Thomond (Ireland) in 1621. In 1633 he was appointed by his brother, Cecil, second Lord Baltimore, Governor of Maryland, whither he sailed with his brother, George Calvert, Jr., and their fellow settlers on the "Ark" and the "Dove." He governed the Province wisely and returned to England in 1641/2 to consult with his brother, the Baron. After a lengthy visit (during which his marriage was solemnized) he returned to Maryland in 1643/4 (Giles Brent, his brother-in-law, having been left in charge of the Province during his absence) and continued to govern until his death four years later. While in England he had married (1642) Anne Brent (of whose life little or nothing has been found, but it would seem that she pre-deceased him), a sister of Mary, Giles, Fulke and "Mistress Margaret Brent," who came to Maryland in 1638.

Anne Brent was a daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Reed) Brent of Larke Stoke and Admington in Gloucestershire and a granddaughter of Giles and Katherine (Greville) Reed of Tusburie and Witten. Thru Katherine Greville the lineage runs back to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, sons of King Edward III, of England.

Upon his death-bed Governor Leonard Calvert appointed Margaret Brent, his sister-in-law, executrix and attorney for his estate. He was Lord of St. Gabriel's, St. Michael's and Trinity Manors. ("Colonial Families of the United States," volume W, page 289; Prov. Ct. Archives. 1683, page 366; "Chronicles of Colonial Maryland," page 53, note).

ISSUE:

  • 1. William, b. 1642/3
  • 2. Anne, b. 1644; d. c. 1714;
    • m. (1) 1664, Baker Brooke (1628- 1679), Lord of De la Brooke Manor;
    • m. (2), c. 1680, her cousin, Henry Brent (d. 1693) ;
    • m. (3), c. 1694, Judge Thomas Tasker (d. 1699) (sic);
    • m. (4), c. 1700, Richard Marsham (d. 1714).
      • Note: The question of Anne Calvert's husbands is still perplexing, but the above account seems the most satisfactory and probable.

William Calvert, b. in England 1642/3; d. in Maryland Jan. 10, 1682.

He came to the Province in 1661, received a large grant of land from his uncle (Cecil), Lord Baltimore, and inherited certain property of his father, including "Governor's Fields" and the mansion-house at St. Mary's City. He was Principal Secretary of Maryland and a man of high standing.

His life was cut short by drowning when he was trying to ford the swollen Wicomico River in 1682.

The grant of land from his uncle, the Lord Proprietory, was called "Pis- cataway Manor," 2400 acres of which he sold to Charles Egerton, Sr. His home was "Calvert's Rest," on Calvert's Bay, which is still standing.

He was a member of the House of Burgesses and of the Council; he was also Deputy Governor of the Province.

In 1661/2 he married Elizabeth Stone (who survived him), eldest daughter of Governor William Stone (1603-1660) and Verlinda Cotton (d. 1675), daughter of Andrew and Joane Cotton of Bunbury, Cheshire, England, and a sister of the Rev. Dr. William Cotton of Northampton County, Va.

ISSUE:

  • 1. Charles, b. 1662; d. 1733; m. (1) 1690, Mary Howson, daughter and co-heir of Robert Howson (or Howison) of Stafford County, Va., where he (Charles Calvert) resided for a time; m. (2) Barbara (Kirke?), daughter of Martin and Mary Kirke, of St. Mary's County, who (Mary Kirke) in her will of 1734 mentions her daughter "Barbary (sic) Calvert." She survived Charles Calvert and married, secondly, Andrew Foy.
  • 2. Elizabeth, b. 1644; d. 1684; m. Dec. 20, 1681, Captain James Neale, Lord of Woolaston Manor.
  • 3. George, b. 1668.

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George Calvert, b. 1668; d. after 1739; m. c. 1690, Elizabeth Doyne. (Two other wives have been mentioned, viz: Anne Notley and Hannah Neale).

ISSUE:

  • 1. Charles, b. 1691.
  • 2. John, b. c. 1692
  • 3. George, b. ?
  • 4. James (?).
  • 5. Elizabeth,
  • 6. William,
  • 7. Thomas (?).
EdwardArleneD added this on 20 Aug 2010 Lisa Hannah originally submitted this to Wilson/Van Sickler Family Tree on 19 Jul 2009 SOURCE: Maryland Historical Magazine book Volume XVI, pgs 189-192 Published 1921 
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Charles Calvert's Timeline

1662
October 3, 1662
Bay City, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland

This birth is verified by "The Ark and the Dove adventurers," written by the Society of the Ark and the Dove, George Ely Russell and Donna Valley Russell:
http://books.google.cl/books?id=mq5sidFiyHUC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA...

1694
March 7, 1694
Age 31
Stafford County, Province of Virginia
1696
1696
Age 33
1733
December 13, 1733
Age 71
St Mary's County, Province of Maryland