New Hampshire,1629 Ella Karagosian

-John Mason was the founder of New Hampshire in 1629.

-John Mason served as governor of Newfoundland from 1615 to 1621.

-John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges received a patent from the Council for New England for the territory, that now called New Hampshire.

-Puritanism was the main religion of colonial New Hampshire.

-The Puritan Church then gave way to the Congregationalist Church, which is a combination of Puritanism beliefs.

-There was no religious freedom in the areas that were owned by the Puritans because they did not tolerate any other form of religion.

-The geography of New Hampshire was very, cold, damp, and rough.

-The soil was hard and rocky which was very hard for farming and planting crops. The Appalachian Mountains bordered New Hampshire and the White mountains run through New Hampshire.

-There was very long periods of long cold weather in the later months.

-In the New Hampshire colony the way of life was determined by, wealth, status, and how colonists could make a living.

-The main workforce was, manual workers, servers, apprentices, sailors, and tradesmen.

-The middle class citizens could vote but few held public office. Some ran small businesses.

-The economy was based on, timber products, the fur trade, syrup, horses and more.


Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships, the whole composed from actual surveys ..."

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