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Religion in the Thirteen Colonies

Source:  Chronology & Background Charts of Church History, by Robert C. Walton

 

COLONY CHARTER
DATE
CHARTER
RECIPIENT
FIRST
SETTLED
SETTLED
BY
MAIN REASON
for COMING
RELIGIOUS
ORIENTATION
ESTABLISHED
CHURCH
 
CONNECTICUT 1662 John
Winthrop, Jr.
(Royal
Colony)
1634 Puritans Expansion
from
Massachusetts
Bay
Congregationalist Congregationalist
DELAWARE 1683 Duke of York 1638 Swedish Economic
Gain
Lutheran None
1693 Part of
Pennsylvania
Dutch Dutch
Reformed
1704 Separate
Government
English Anglican
GEORGIA 1732 James
Oglethorpe
1733 English Relief for
those in
debtors'
prison
Anglican Church
of
England
(1758)
           
1752 Royal
Colony
  German Religious
Freedom
Moravian
MARYLAND 1632 Lord
Baltimore
1634 English Refuge for
Roman
Catholics

Personal Empire  for
Calverts
Roman
Catholics
&  Others
Church
of
England
(1691)
   
1691 Royal
Colony
MASSACHUSETTS 1664 Pilgrims 1620 Pilgrims Economic
Gain
Separatist Congregationalist
1664 Mass. Bay
Company
Puritans Establish
Theocracy
Congregationalist
1664 Royal
Colony
 
COLONY CHARTER
DATE
CHARTER
RECIPIENT
FIRST
SETTLED
SETTLED
BY
MAIN REASON
for COMING
RELIGIOUS
ORIENTATION
ESTABLISHED
CHURCH
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE 1679 Royal
Colony
1623 Puritans Expansion
from
Massachusetts
Bay
Congregationalist Congregationalist
NEW JERSEY 1664 John Berkeley,
George Carteret
1638 Swedish Economic
Gain
Lutheran None
    Dutch Expansion from
New York
Dutch
Reformed
1702 Royal
Colony
English Religious
Freedom
Quaker
NEW YORK 1664 Royal
Colony
1624 Dutch Economic
Gain
Dutch
Reformed
Church
of
England
(1692)
NORTH CAROLINA 1712 Separate
Government
from SC
1653 English Economic
Gain
Anglican Church
of
England
   
1729 Royal
Colony
PENNSYLVANIA 1681 William
Penn
1681 English Religious
Freedom
Quaker None
German Fleeing
Religious
Thirty Years
War
Lutheran
Religious
Freedom
Mennonite,
Brethern,
Amish,
Schwenkfelder,
Moravian
RHODE ISLAND 1644 Roger
Williams
1636 English Radicals
Fleeing
Massachusetts
Bay
Congregationalist None
   
1663 Renewed
SOUTH
CAROLINA
1663 Carolina
Company
1670 English Economic
Gain
Anglican Church
of
England
(1704)
     
French Religious
Freedom
Huguenots
VIRGINIA 1606 Virginia
Company
1607 English Economic
Gain
Anglican Church
of
England
   
1624 Royal
Colony
 
COLONY CHARTER
DATE
CHARTER
RECIPIENT
FIRST
SETTLED
SETTLED
BY
MAIN REASON
for COMING
RELIGIOUS
ORIENTATION
ESTABLISHED
CHURCH

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