fins im time By email@example.com Period: 1585 to 1685 COLONIAL EVENTS 1590 Roanoke Colony disappears and becomes a lost colony The establishment of the Roanoke Colony was an attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to found the first permanent English settlement in America 1607 Jamestown Settlement Established In Virginia It was the first permanent English settlement in the New World at Jamestown. 1620 Plymouth Colony Founded In Massachusetts The Plymouth Colony was a British colony in present-day Massachusetts that was founded in 1620 by a group of English Puritans known as the Pilgrims. 1621 Thanksgiving Feast Is Held In Plymouth The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. 1626 New York Colony Founded New York used to be called New Amsterdam. 1636 Connecticut Founded The Connecticut Colony wrote and adopted the Fundamental orders, in 1639. 1653 North Carolina Colony Was Founded Many English settlers migrated south from Virginia into the areas of North Carolina to establish new colonies. 1663 South Carolina Was Founded South Carolina became one of the wealthiest early colonies in the world due to cotton, rise, tobacco, and indigo dye. 1664 New Jersey Colony Founded between 1611 and 1614 part of New Jersey was known as New Netherlands. 1681 William Penn Established Pennsylvania Colony In 1681 Englishman William Penn, a member of a Christian group called the Quakers, founded the British colony known as Pennsylvania.