Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore.
In 1620, George Calvert (1579/80-1632) purchased a parcel of land in Newfoundland
from Sir William Vaughan. The land extended from just south of Aquaforte to
Caplin Bay (now Calvert). The following year, Calvert's colonists set off
for Ferryland under the leadership of governor Captain Edward Wynne. After the
colony had been established, Calvert obtained a larger land grant from King
James I of England, who awarded him "the Province of Avalon". Calvert
himself resided at Ferryland for a period of two years, from the summer of
1627 until the winter of 1628/29.
Reproduced by permission of the Colony
Café. Painting by Stewart Montgomerie, 1997. Original
housed in the Colony Café, "The Pool", Ferryland. The
painting can be viewed during regular business hours.