Founders of Religious Colonies

Part 4

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.