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Curley Family Library main page: The Thirteen Colonies

Founding of the American Colonies

 

Name

Founded by

Date

Type of Charter

Virginia 
Plymouth

London Company 
Separatists

1607 
1620

Royal

New York

Dutch 
Duke of New York

ca. 1613 
1664

Royal

New Hampshire

John Mason et al.

1623

Royal

Massachusetts

Puritans

ca. 1628

Royal

Maryland

Lord Baltimore

1634

Proprietary

Connecticut

Massachusetts emigrants

1635

Self-Governing

Rhode Island 
New Haven

Roger Williams 
Massachusetts emigrants

1636 
1638

Self-Governing

Delaware

Swedes

1638

Proprietary

North Carolina

Virginians

1653

Royal

New Jersey

Berkeley and Carteret

1664

Royal

South Carolina

Eight nobles

1670

Royal

Pennsylvania

William Penn

1681

Proprietary

Georgia

James Oglethorpe et al.

1733

Royal

Life in the Colonies