New Haven ColonyThe New Haven Colony was a small English colony in North America from 1637 to 1664 in what is now the state of Connecticut.
The history of the colony was a series of disappointments and failures. The most serious problem was that New Haven colony never had a charter giving it legal title to exist. The larger, stronger colony of Connecticut to the north did have a charter, and Connecticut was aggressive in using its military superiority to force a takeover. New Haven had other weaknesses, as well. The leaders were businessmen and traders, but they were never able to build up a large or profitable trade because their agricultural base was poor, farming the rocky soil was difficult, and the location was isolated. New Haven's political system was confined to church members only, and the refusal to widen it alienated many people.
Oliver Cromwell recommended that the New Haven colonists all migrate to Ireland or to Spanish territories that he planned to conquer, but the Puritans of New Haven were committed to their new land. One by one in 1662-64, the towns joined Connecticut Colony until only three were left, and they submitted to Connecticut in 1664. It became the modern city of New Haven. Provided by Wikipedia
Records of the colony or jurisdiction of New Haven, from May, 1653, to the union. Together with New Haven code of 1656
Published 1858“...New Haven (Colony)...”
The code of 1650 : being a compilation of the earliest laws and orders of the General Court of Connecticut : also, the constitution, or civil compact, entered into and adopted by t...
Published 1843“...New-Haven Colony...”
Published 1857“...New Haven (Colony)...”
“...New Haven Colony Historical Society...”
The Blue laws of New Haven colony : usually called Blue laws of Connecticut; Quaker laws of Plymouth and Massachusetts; Blue laws of New York, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolin...
Published 1838“...New-Haven Colony...”
The true-blue laws of Connecticut and New Haven and the false blue-laws invented by the Rev. Samuel Peters, to which are added specimens of the laws and judicial proceedings of oth...
Published 1876“...New Haven (Colony)...”