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Anne Calvert, Baroness Baltimore (née Hon. Anne Arundell; c. 1615/1616[1] – 23 July 1649)[1] was an English noblewoman, daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, by his second wife Anne Philipson,[2] and wife of Lord Baltimore, who founded the Province of Maryland colony. Anne Arundel County in the US state of Maryland was named for her. In addition, USS Anne Arundel (AP-76), an American naval transport ship of the Elizabeth C. Stanton-class was in turn named after the county. It served in the United States Navy from 1940 to 1970.


The Lady Baltimore
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Personal details
Bornc. 1615/1616
Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England
Died23 July 1649 (aged 32–34)
Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England
Spouse(s)Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore
Children9, including Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore
ParentsThomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour
Anne Philipson,
Anne Arundell, Lady Baltimore, Silver Medallion, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

FamilyEdit

She married Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, (1605-1675), in 1627 or 1628, at age 13, when he was 18. This was when his father Sir George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore, (1578-1632), was embarking on his first colonial endeavor in Avalon located in Newfoundland (of future eastern Canada), and six years before son Cecil after the death of his father, supervised the sailing of the second colonial enterprise in 1633 to the Chesapeake Bay area, north of the earlier colony of Virginia, which was named "Maryland" after Henrietta Maria, the wife and Queen of King Charles I, (1600-1649). A settlement arrangement for the marriage between them was made on 20 March 1627/28.[1][2] According to Gibbs, she is said to have been a most beautiful and accomplished woman.[1] Four of her nine children with Lord Baltimore survived to adulthood.[3]

  • Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore[1] (b. 27 August 1637, died 21 February 1715)
  • Hon. Cecil Calvert[3]
  • Hon. Georgiana Calvert[3] (b. August 1629)
  • Hon. Mary Calvert[4] (born 18 July 1630)
  • Hon. George Calvert (b. 15 September 1634 – d. Jun 1636)[1]
  • Hon. Anne Calvert[3] (born 9 October 1636 – died 6 May 1661)
  • Hon. Mary Calvert[3] (b. 30 November 1638 – on or before 24 September 1671)
  • Hon. Elizabeth Calvert[3] (born circa 1642 – died 16 January 1712)
  • Hon. Frances Calvert[3]

Lady Anne Arundell was buried at the St. John's Parish church in Tisbury, Wiltshire in England.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 394. retrieved from Lundy, Darryl. "pp. 2614 § 26138". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ a b L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, UK: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 9; retrieved from Lundy, Darryl. "p. 2614 § 26138". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families. Genealogical Publishing Com, 2005, p. 169.
  4. ^ George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, p. 188.

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