His real name was Cecil Calvert. For most of the period, the reward was a right to 50 acres of land per person transported. During the first years of his Province of Maryland, 1633-1681, Lord Baltimore rewarded people who transported themselves or others with rights to land, usually called headrights. The colony of Maryland was founded and long governed by an English family. 1st Lord Baltimore 1625-1632: Received the title Baron of Baltimore, a town on the souther coast of Ireland, from King James I of England February 1625 and thus became the 1st Lord Baltimore. Lord Baltimore : founder of Maryland by Robinson, J. Dennis. He petitioned for and received a grant of land north ofthe Potomac River; an area now known as Delaware and Maryland. The following Facts about Lord Baltimore will talk about the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of Maryland Province. Although it initially formed part of Virginia, Maryland became a separate colony under a charter granted to Lord Baltimore in 1634 and it became the 7th U.S. state when it ratified the U.S. Constitution on April 28, 1788. In 1647, his brother Leonard died, and a rash of violence against Catholics swept the colony. He lived first in St. Mary's City and later at his wife's property called Mattapany. He came to Maryland in 1661 and served as governor until 1675. At first it seemed as if this good man's best hopes for his colony might be fulfilled. Publication date 2006 Topics Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, Baron, approximately 1605-1675 -- Juvenile literature, Calvert family -- Juvenile literature, Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, Baron, approximately 1605-1675, Calvert family, Maryland -- History -- Colonial period, ca. Maryland was one the original thirteen colonies that declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. The Second Lord Baltimore left an important legacy in the Maryland colony concerning religious freedom. Freedom of religion was important to help the Maryland colonists to live together in peace. They were Cecil, second Lord Baltimore (1605?–1675) and Leonard (1606–47). All were welcomed to Maryland. With his father's death in 1675, Charles became the third Lord Baltimore and the only proprietor to live in Maryland. His sons carried on his work. Although founded as a refuge for Catholics, Lord Baltimore did not want his colony to close its doors on anyone who was suffering for religious views. George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore (1580?–1632), planned the colony but did not live to see it formed. Calvert, the 2nd Lord Baltimore led the first expedition that consisted of two ships that had formerly belonged to Baltimore's father, the Ark and the Dove, which crossed the Atlantic and founded the first settlement at St. Mary's in 1634 on land purchased from the native Yaocomico Indians. He was known as the second Baron Baltimore. 1 Cecilius Calvert, "Instructions to the Colonists by Lord Baltimore, (1633)" in Clayton Coleman Hall, ed., Narratives of Early Maryland, 1633-1684 (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910), 11-23. Cecil died in 1675, after governing Maryland for forty-two years. He was born on August 8th, 1605 and died on November 30th, 1675. 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