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Severna Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor William Stone

 
 
Governor William Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, May 30, 2006
1. Governor William Stone Marker
Inscription.  Born in England about 1603, he emigrated to Virginia about 1628, and he came to Maryland about 1648. He brought with him nine settlers, and many others followed. He obtained about 5,000 acres located in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties.

Lord Baltimore appointed him Governor of the Colony in 1648 and authorized him to enforce the Religious Toleration Act of 1649. He served until 1653. He died at Avon in Charles County in 1660.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1603.
 
Location. 39° 5.598′ N, 76° 36.797′ W. Marker is in Severna Park, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Stone Parkway and Benfield Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Governor Stone Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Severna Park MD 21146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipley’s Choice (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shipley’s Choice (approx. one mile away); Widow Ramsey’s Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Shipley's Choice (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Kinder Farmhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kinder Farm Ice House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sawmill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tobacco Barn (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Exploring Maryland's Roots - Gov. William Stone (c. 1603-c. 1659/60) and Verlinda Stone. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
 
Governor William Stone with Yellow Ribbon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tabitha Preast, May 4, 2008
2. Governor William Stone with Yellow Ribbon
Cecil Calvert Presenting the Acts of Toleration to Gov. William Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tompkins Harrison Matteson, circa 1813/1884
3. Cecil Calvert Presenting the Acts of Toleration to Gov. William Stone
Oil painting, 1853, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813-1884). The painting is located in the Senate Lounge, Maryland State House.
An Act concerning Religion (Relating to-Religious Toleration Act of 1649 (Original Scan-Page One) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scan of Document, circa 1649
4. An Act concerning Religion (Relating to-Religious Toleration Act of 1649 (Original Scan-Page One)
An Act concerning Religion Forasmuch as in a well Governed and Chris- tain Commonwealth matters Concerning Religion & the honour of God ought in the first place to be taken into serious Consideration and endeavoured to be settled. Be it therefore Ordered ....
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 10,630 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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