john mason was the fonder of new Hampshire. he was born in 1586. he came from a very wealthy family in England. in 1615 he invested in the London and Bristol company. he served as governor of newfoundland from 1615-1621. In 1622 john mason and Ferdinando gorges received a patent from new England for all of the land between the Merrimack and the Kennebec. John mason died in 1635 when he was preparing for his voyage to the newfoundland.
The puritans dominated the 13 colonies along with the Quaker. Although many left Europe to obtain religious freedom they did not tolerate any form of religion.They enforced a strict moral code and were strongly opposed to sensual pleasures and were strong advocates of propriety, modesty and and decorum.
Economics and Trade: Concentrated in manufacture and focused on town life and industries such as ship building and the manufacture and export of rum. The women of new Hampshire cooked meals gardened and made soap. The men hunted for food.In towns along the coast, the colonists made their living fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding. Whale oil was a valuable resource as it could be used in lamps.Farming was difficult for crops like wheat because of the poor soil but corn, pumpkins, rye, squash and beans were planted.