Colonial families of Maryland


Colonial families of Maryland

The Colonial families of Maryland were the leading families in the Province of Maryland. Several also had interests in the Colony of Virginia, and the two are sometimes referred to as the Chesapeake Colonies. Many of the early settlers came from the West Midlands in England, although the Maryland families were composed of a variety of European nationalities, e.g. French, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Swedish, in addition to English.

Maryland was uniquely created as a colony for Catholic aristocracy and gentry, but Anglicanism eventually came to dominate, partly through influence from neighboring Virginia.

Charles I of England granted the province palatinate status under Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. The foundational charter created an aristocracy of lords of the manor for Maryland.

The first areas of colonization were on the Patuxent River and up along the Chesapeake Bay near and around current St. Mary's and Charles counties.

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Founders and scions

Bowie family[1]
Brice family
Brooke family
Calvert family
Carroll family
Chase family
Clarke family
Contee family
Compton family
Crossland family
Darnall family
  • Henry Darnall
  • Philip Darnall
Dorsey family
  • Hon. John Dorsey[2]
  • Major Edward Dorsey[3]
Dulany family
Duvall family
Eden Baronets
Fairfax family
Fendall family
Greene family
  • Governor Thomas Greene
Griffith family
Hanson family
Howard family
Jenifer family
Lee family
Lloyd family
Mason family
  • William Mason (1757–1818)
Ogle family
Paca family
Peale family
Rodgers family
Smallwood family
Sparrow family
  • Thomas Sparrow (Planter, Sparrows Point, Rhode River)
Steuart family
  • George H. Steuart (planter)
  • George Steuart Hume
  • George H. Steuart (Major General)
  • Richard Sprigg Steuart
  • George H. Steuart (Brigadier General)
  • William Steuart (Mayor of Baltimore)
Stone family
Tasker family

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