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Baltimore George Calvert

Baltimore, George Calvert, created Baron Baltimore in the peerage of Ireland in 1625, was born in Yorkshire about 1580, and, entering Parliament in 1609, rose to be Secretary of State in 1619. He retired from office as a Catholic in 1625, and for a short time lived on his Irish estates; but having for some time been interested in the colonisation of Newfoundland he went out to America, and ultimately settled in Maryland, for which colony a charter was granted to his son. He died in 1632.