Lauren Vanatsky 13 Original Colonies By kittykatz Oct 4, 1607 Jamestown Jamestown was the first English colony in North America; it was founded by the London Company. Oct 4, 1630 Massachusetts Many groups of dissenters were speaking out against the king and the church of England, therefore they wanted to move to freedom. Oct 4, 1633 Connecticut Thomas Hooker moved his congregation to the Connecticut Valley where they then made the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Oct 4, 1634 Maryland Founded by lord Baltimore. Oct 4, 1636 Rhode Island The founders of this colony believed church and state should be kept apart. Oct 4, 1638 New Hampshire They set up towns similar to those in England from which they came. Oct 4, 1664 New Jesery They had religious freedom Oct 4, 1664 New York Founded by the Duke of York. Oct 4, 1670 South Carolina Ruled by governors appointed by the King. Oct 4, 1681 Pennsylvania Founded by William Penn. Oct 4, 1691 North Carolina Rice was grown and produced on plantations by slaves. Oct 4, 1701 Delaware Founded by William Penn. Oct 4, 1733 Georigia Founded by James Oglethorpe.