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'Lord Baltimore' to reminisce about My Lady's Manor land he once owned

As the 300th anniversary of the deeding of My Lady's Manor draws near, the Manor Conservancy has invited a special guest to its annual meeting on Oct. 23 in Monkton.

Charles Calvert, Third Lord Baltimore, will speak about the 10,000 acres he once described as "a faire land" and gave to his fourth wife, Margaret, in 1713.

J. Scott Watkins, a Baltimore actor, historian and horseman, will portray Lord Baltimore.

In addition to an appearance by the famous Marylander, there will be discussion at the meeting on ways to commemorate the 300th anniversary. A committee has been formed and has already identified possible activities such as house tours, concerts, outdoor events, speakers and education programs.

The committee includes area churches, historical societies and many others in the Manor area, which includes the historical boundaries of Lord Baltimore's gift, but also the areas of Clynmalira, Corbett and White Hall.

My Lady's Manor spans both Baltimore and Harford counties and is a National Historic Rural District.

Other items on the evening's agenda include election of Board of Directors, president's report and a land preservation award.

The meeting takes place at St. James Episcopal Church parish hall at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

St. James Episcopal Church is located at 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton. For details, go to

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