Founders of Religious Colonies
Founders of Each Colony and the Year and Found.
Virginia- John Smith, (1607)
New York- Peter Minuit, (1930)
Maryland- George Calvert, (1634)
Connecticut- Thomas Hooker, (1636)
Rhode Island- Roger Williams, (1636)
Delaware- Peter Minuit, (1636)
North Carolina- Group of Proprietors, (1653)
New Jersey- Lord Berkeley, (1660)
South Carolina- Group of proprietors, (1670)
Pennsylvania- William Penn, (1682)
Georgia- James Oglethorpe, (1733)
- The New England colonists were largely Puritans, who led very strict lives.
- The Middle colonists were a mixture of religions, including Quakers (led by William Penn), Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, and others.
- The Southern colonists had a mixture of religions as well, including Baptists and Anglicans.