The first to New Hampshire

By: Vicente Balbuena


The first colony in New Hampshire was founded in 1629 by captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando. The piece of land was given to them seven years previously by, the Council for New England.The colony was named New Hampshire after the English county of Hampshire, one of the first Saxon shires. Hampshire was itself named after the port of Southampton, which was known previously as simply "Hampton".


The New Hampshire colony was founded for the reasons of agriculture which meant farming, the colony was founded by Captain John Mason was because they wanted to farm on these lands. They also wanted the land for its resources.


As I said in the first box, this land was founded in 1629 and that is when the colony of New Hampshire was about to become one of the 50 states of the United States of America.


The colony that became the state of New Hampshire was founded on the division in 1629 of a land grant given seven years previously by the Council for New England to Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges who also founded Maine. Under an English land grant, Captian John Smith sent settlers to establish a fishing colony at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, near present-day Rye and Dover, in 1623. Captain John Mason, who participated in the founding of Portsmouth in 1630, gave New Hampshire its name.


The Colony of New Hampshire was obviously was founded in New Hampshire. Which is located right below Montreal and above of Massachusetts

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There was no religious freedom in the areas inhabited by the Puritans as they did not tolerate any other form of religion.

Natural Resources were, fish, whales, forests. Imported agricultural products from other colonies. Farming was difficult for crops like wheat because of the poor soil but corn, pumpkins, rye, squash and beans were raised.

Economics and Trade Concentrated in manufacture and focussed on town life and industries such as ship building and the manufacture and export of rum.