New Haven Colony

The 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
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Published 1865
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...New Haven Colony Historical Society...
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Published 1857
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...New Haven (Colony)...
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...New Haven Colony Historical Society...
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...New Haven Colony Historical Society...
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Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970.
Published 1927
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...New Haven Colony Historical Society...
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Published 1842
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...New-Haven Colony...
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