Name

William Claiborne

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Early Maryland settler

Region

NA/South & Gulf region

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1600

Died

1677

Text

Came to Virginia in 1621 and became proprietor of Kent Island in 1620s. Engaged in fur trading with local Indians. Refused to cede Island when Calverts granted prorietorship of Maryland.

Record ID: 795