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Phillip Calvert (governor)

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Phillip Calvert (governor)

Phillip Calvert (1626 - 1682), 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.

Life

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.

Family

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

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.[1]

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External links

  • Calvert Family Tree (accessed 10 Jul 2013)


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