If it ain't broke...
A land formerly owned by the Dutch, the Puritans now take up residence within it and various stretches of land are owned by many nobles who will take up tenants on their estates.
Fall of the Dutch, Rise of New York
New Netherlands, the original name for this area, was once inhabited largely by the Dutch, who were the English's largest trading rival. A few warships, and about 400 soldiers saw the land captured by the English, and granted to James, the Duke of York. James then divvied up the land to a few other nobles until he had cut away what became New York. Of course, the Dutch still took up residence, and were treated fairly well. The dutch who were there were allowed to keep their land and even given religious freedom. about 2 million acres of land were given out in large portions called manors to various nobles who would allow others to pay to take up residence on their land. Due to the structure of New York, English governmental support was difficult, and so after succumbing to popular discontent, James gave the right to form an elective assembly. This assembly spread liberalism across the land and prepared them for many future law practices as well.