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mother Cath. convert; His Lordship's brother), com. 14 March
1726/7'; sworn 3 July 1727; succeeded by Ogle; left for England
Ji the spring of 1732 and died at sea, 1 June of that year. He was
Chancellor but did not assume either of the Surveyorships.
38. Col. SAMUEL OGLE (Prot), com. 16 Sept. and sworn 7
Dec. 1731; superseded by the Proprietary. He was a friend of the
Groves, intimates of the proprietary family.
39. *Rt. Hon. CHARLES CALVERT, LORD BALTIMORE (Prot. con-
vert; mother Cath. convert), present in Council, 11 Dec. 1732;
left for England in July, 1733.
40. Col. SAMUEL OGLE, com. 20 June and sworn 11 July 1733.
On the death of Capt. Charles Calvert, 2 Feb. 1733/4, he assumed
the Surveyorship General of the Western Shore. Dismissed to
provided for His Lordship's brother-in-law.
41. *Col. THOMAS BLADEN (Prot., mother Cath.; uncle of
Mrs. Samuel Ogle; he m. Lady Baltimore's sister), com. 19 April
and sworn 23 Aug. 1742. Until 13 Dec. 1746 he was Surveyor
General of the Western Shore. The only native of Maryland
ever to attain the Lieutenant Governorship, Bladen in office proved
so tactless and quarrelsome that he had to be dismissed; there-
after he resided in England and represented Old Sarum in the
House of Commons. He died in 1780.
42. Col. SAMUEL OGLE, com. 3 Oct. 1746 and sworn 16 March
1746/7; died in office, 3 May 1752. He assumed the Western
Shore Surveyorship, 14 Dec. 1748.
43. BENJAMIN TASKER, SR. (Prot., wife's mother Cath.; he
was father of Mrs. Samuel Ogle and m. Lt. Gov. Bladen's sister),
succeeded as President of the Council and as acting Chancellor
and Surveyor General of the Western Shore. Superseded by
44. Capt. HORATIO SHARPE (Prot., brother of John Sharpe, one
of Lord Baltimore's guardians), com. 17 March and sworn 10
Aug. 1753. He was Surveyor General of the Western Shore until
28 Nov. 1768, but until December, 1760, he allowed the profits
of this office to John Ridout, his private secretary. Dismissed,
ostensibly to provide for Capt. Eden, Sharpe retired to his estate
near Annapolis and there resided until family affairs called him to