Cecilius Calvert 2nd Lord Baltimore
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Benedict Leonard Calvert 4th Lord Baltimore


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Benedict Leonard Calvert 4th Lord Baltimore

  • Born: 21 Mar 1679
  • Marriage: Lady Charlotte Lee
  • Died: 16 Apr 1715 at age 36

  General Notes:

Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore was an English nobleman and politician. He was the second son of Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore and became his father's heir upon the death of his elder brother, Cecil in 1681.

He married Lady Charlotte Lee, daughter of the 1st Earl of Lichfield by his wife, the former Lady Charlotte FitzRoy, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles II. They had seven children.

Calvert's father had lost title to the Province of Maryland due to the Glorious Revolution. He attempted to have the title restored by renouncing Roman Catholicism and joining the Church of England. He was subsequently elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Harwich.

He became the 4th Baron Baltimore upon the death of his father in February 1715 and immediately petitioned King George I for the restoration of Maryland to his control; however, before the King could rule on the petition Baltimore died. Shortly after his death the King restored title to Maryland to his son, the 5th Baron Baltimore.

Benedict married Lady Charlotte Lee, daughter of Edward Lee 1st Earl of Litchfield and Lady Charlotte FitzRoy. (Lady Charlotte Lee was born on 5 Sep 1664 and died on 17 Feb 1718.)

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