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George Baltimore
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Born in Kiplin, North Yorkshire
Born in 1580
Died in 1632

Born c1580. Died 1632 - English aristocrat and colonialist.


He achieved political success as a Member of Parliament and later Secretary of State under King James I. Upon his retirement he was granted the title of 1st Baron Baltimore in the Irish peerage. He took an interest in the colonisation of the New World, and became the proprietor of Avalon, the first English settlement on the island of Newfoundland. He also sought a new royal charter to settle the region later to become Maryland, but died five weeks before it was sealed, thus leaving it to his son Caecilius.

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