New England Colonies

Massachusetts (Plymouth Rock), NH, RI, and Connecticut

Massachusetts (Plymouth Rock)

  • In 1620 the Pilgrims began a new colony in what is today known as the Town of Plymouth
  • Ship Building (Fishing)
  • Corporate
  • Population- 1640 about 8,900
  • Pilgrims and Puritans
  • Narraganset, Niantic (East and West), and Wampanoag, and probably the Nauset
  • Puritan

NH

  • Founded by Captain John Mason in 1623
  • Mixed Farming
  • Corporate then Royal
  • Population- New Hampshire ranked 41st in population in the United States with an estimated total of 1,309,940 in 2005
  • Pilgrims
  • The Abenaki tribe and The Pennacook tribe
  • Puritan

RI

  • Founded by Roger Williams in 1636
  • Mixed Farming
  • Corporate
  • Population- (Couldn't find)
  • Pilgrims
  • The Wampanoag, Pequots, Narragansett, and Nipmuck
  • Has no Religion

connecticut

  • Founded by Thomas Hooker in 1635
  • Mixed Farming
  • Corporate
  • Population- Connecticut's population expanded gradually, and by 1662 the colony included over a dozen towns, including Saybrook, New London, Fairfield, and Norwalk, as well as East Hampton and Southampton on Long Island
  • Pilgrims
  • There appears to be conflicting information concerning the origination of the tribes of Connecticut due to the lack of good records on the subject
  • Puritan