Calvert's family also had title to Ferryland and the Province of Avalon in Newfoundland and Cecil administered the colony betweeen 1629 and 1632 when he left for Maryland. In 1637, however, Sir David Kirke acquired a charter giving him title to the entire island of Newfoundland superseding the charter granted to his father, Sir George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore. Calvert fought against the new charter and, in 1660, gained official recognition of the old Charter of Avalon but never attempted to retake the colony.
Lord Baltimore, who named the territory in honour of Henrietta Maria, queen consort of Charles I, died before the issue of a royal charter, which later in 1632 was granted to his son CeciliusCalvert, 2ndBaronBaltimore.
In an attempt to conciliate the Puritans, Lord Baltimore consented, in 1650, to the formation of Anne Arundel County, comprising the Puritan settlements in the colony.
Charles Calvert, 3rd BaronBaltimore, son of Cecilius, became Lord Proprietor of the colony in 1675.
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