Washington, DC 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                    Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                        McCormick & Company, Incorporated
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                                (Name of Issuer)

                                  Common Stock
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                         (Title of Class of Securities)

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                                 (CUSIP Number)

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed
to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (the "Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the
Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act.
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1)  Name of Reporting Person,  S.S. or IRS Identification Nos. of Reporting

         Mary D. McCormick

2)  Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group



3)  SEC use only

4)  Citizenship or Place of Organization:   United States

Number of Shares Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person with:

5)  Sole Voting Power:  307,782

6)  Shared Voting Power:   0

7)  Sole Dispositive Power: 307,782

8)  Share Dispositive Power:   0

9)  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person: 307,782

10) Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares

11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9):  3.2%

12)  Type of Reporting Person:    IN

                                    Item 1(a)

Name of Issuer:  McCormick & Company, Incorporated

                                    Item 1(b)

Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices: 18 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD

                                    Item 2(a)

Name of Person Filing:     Mary D. McCormick

                                    Item 2(b)

Address of Principal Business Office, or if none, Residence: 830 W. 40th Street,
Baltimore, MD 21211

                                    Item 2(c)

Citizenship:    United States

                                    Item 2(d)

Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

                                    Item 2(e)

CUSIP Number:   579780107

                                     Item 3

Not Applicable

                                     Item 4


(a) Amount Beneficially Owned:  307,782 shares of Common Stock

(b) Percent of Class:  3.2 %

(c) Number of Shares as to which such person has:

         (i)  sole power to vote or direct the vote: 307,782

         (ii)  shared power to vote or direct the vote: 0

         (iii)  sole power to dispose or direct the disposition:  307,782

         (iv)  shared power to dispose or direct the disposition:  0

                                     Item 5

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

         If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date
hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than
five percent of the class of securities, check the following: [X]

                                     Item 6

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

         Not Applicable

                                     Item 7

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security
Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company

         Not Applicable

                                     Item 8

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

         Not Applicable

                                     Item 9

Notice of Dissolution of Group

         Not Applicable

                                     Item 10


         By signing below, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of
business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect of
changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and were
not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having
such purpose or effect.


         After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I
certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and

Date:  March 4, 1999.

Signature: /s/ Mary D. Mccormick
Name:     Mary D. McCormick