Sunday, September 29th, 2013 the Tri-Centenial was celebrated at St. James.
The Manor Conservancy, together with St. James Church and Academy, the Manor 300 Committee, and The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland dedicated a Roadside Historical Marker bearing the Society of Colonial Wars name and seal as sponsor, commemorating the colonial legacy of our state, conservation of the environment, and rural culture of My Lady’s Manor on at St. James Episcopal Church.
My Lady’s Manor is one of only a few working agricultural and historical communities on the National Register of Historical Places in the United States. In 1713, Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore granted 10,000 acres in what is now North Baltimore County and Northwest Harford County to his 4th wife Margaret Charleton of Hexham as a gift. Over the course of its 300 years, My Lady’s Manor has proceeded from ownership by the Calvert Family and rule of The British Crown to transfer at auction to Revolutionary War veterans and their former tenants. To this day, many of the descendants of those early families still reside and farm on the original 10,000 acres.
Representatives from Baltimore and Harford Counties, the State of Maryland, and the British Embassy attended. Flags and colors were presented by the Old Guard of the White House and re-enactors in period costume. The horses and hounds of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt were on hand The Maryland Archives graciously loaned the original 1713 Patent which was displayed for the day in the parish hall. Charles Clavert, Lord Baltimore, (played by re-enactor Scott ), was also present.
For more information about the Manor 300, and My Lady’s Manor, contact the Manor Conservancy.