120 HIS LORDSHIP'S PATRONAGE
Annapolis. Nicholson was appointed Governor of Virginia in
30. Col. NATHANIEL BLAKISTON (Prot., nephew of Col.
Nehemiah Blakiston above), com. 19 Oct. 1698; assumed office
2 Jan. 1698/9; took the Great Seal from Col. Jowles, 6 July 1699;
left for England, 30 June 1702. He was the Maryland Agent in
London, 1702-09 and 1713-21.
31. THOMAS TENCH (Port.), left in charge as President of the
Council; superseded by Seymour.
32. Col. JOHN SEYMOUR (Prot), com. 12 Feb. 1702/3; as-
sumed office 12 April 1704; died in office, 30 July 1709.
33. Maj. Gen. EDWARD LLOYD (Prot., mother Cath., grandson
of Edward Lloyd above, No. 10), succeeded as President of the
Council on Seymour's death; superseded by Hart.
34. Capt. JOHN HART (Prot.), com. by crown, at request of
the Hon. Benedict Leonard Calvert, 17 Jan. 1713/4; arrived 29
May 1714; com. by His Lordship, 30 May 1715. He proclaimed
restoration of the Proprietary on 27 Dec. 1715 and at the same
time, as Chancellor, took the proprietary Great Seal from Receiver
General Charles Carroll. On 11 Jan. 1716/7 he acquired the
Surveyorship General of the Eastern Shore. On 27 Feb. 1719/20,
shortly before his departure, he appointed Col. William Holland
to the Chancellorship. He left for home in May, 1720.
35. Col. THOMAS BROOKE II (Prot. convert, 3 of his brothers
Jesuits), President of the Council and acting Surveyor General of
the Eastern Shore; never assumed the Chancellorship. Superseded
36. *Capt. CHARLES CALVERT (Prot., Baltimore's cousin),
com. in Feb., 1719/20; presided over Assembly in October, 1720.
On 6 Nov. 1721 he appointed Chancellor, to succeed Holland,
Col. Richard Tilghman II (nephew of Maj. Gen. Lloyd above),
but1 on 12 July 1725 he took the Great Seal again in order, as
he said, the better to provide for his family. The office of Chancel-
lot was thereafter always held by the chief executive. In June,
1726, Capt. Calvert further provided for his family by exchanging
his Eastern Shore Surveyorship for the more lucrative Surveyor-
ship General of the Western Shore; this office he retained until
his death, 2 Feb. 1733/4.
37. *Hon. BENEDICT LEONARD CALVERT (Prot. convert;