Sir George Calvert (1579/80-1632), the first Lord Baltimore.
In 1620, George Calvert purchased a parcel of land along the southern coast of Newfoundland. It was here
that Calvert succeeded in establishing one of the earliest permanent English settlements in the New
From Justin Winsor, ed., Narrative and Critical History of America: English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689,
Vol. III (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1884) 518.