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  1. Jun 26, 2019 · The Province of Maryland—also known as the Maryland Colony—was founded in 1632 as a safe haven for English Catholics fleeing anti-Catholic persecution in Europe. The colony was established by Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (also known as Lord Baltimore), who also governed the Colony of Newfoundland and the Province of Avalon.

  2. The colony of Maryland In 1608 the English explorer Capt. John Smith sailed into Chesapeake Bay and stayed for several weeks to map the shoreline. With reference to the countryside around the bay, Smith exclaimed, “Heaven and earth seemed never to have agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation.”

  3. St. Mary's City was the largest settlement in Maryland and the seat of colonial government until 1695. Because Anglicanism had become the official religion in Virginia, a band of Puritans in 1642 left for Maryland; they founded Providence (now called Annapolis). In 1650 the Puritans revolted against the proprietary government.

  4. › mdkids › PagesMaryland's History

    George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, applied to Charles I for a royal charter for what was to become the Province of Maryland. After Calvert died in April 1632, the charter for "Maryland Colony" was granted to his son, Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, on June 20, 1632. The colony was named in honor of Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I. Led by Leonard Calvert, Cecil Calvert's younger brother, the first settlers departed from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, on November 22 ...

  5. 1. Maryland was founded by. James Oglethorpe; Roger Williams; Anne Hutchinson; Cecil Calvert; 2. Maryland was founded as a haven for. Jews; Quakers; Catholics; Puritans; 3. One major result of the English Civil War was. the execution of King Charles I by Parliament; the placement of a Catholic on the throne of England; the pope’s control of the Anglican church

  6. The Maryland Colony was one of America’s first original 13 colonies. The 13 original colonies were divided into three regions which included the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. The Maryland Colony was founded by Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore and others in 1633 at Baltimore.

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