Colonial New Hamshire

Events

Land givin

1622

King James I granted the region between Salem and Merrimac Rivers to John Mason, Sir Ferdinando who granted the region between Merremac and Kennebec Rivers to David Thomson.

Settlement founded

1623

Dover Settlement founded

Granted settlement, named it New Hamshire

1629

John Mason received a land grant and named the new settlement New Hampshire

Massachusetts takes control

1641

Massachusetts colony takes control over New Hampshire settlement

Schooling inforced

1642

Since schooling was unforced in Massachusetts, kids in New Hampshire were also taught to read, write, pray, and be polite because Massachusetts ran New Hampshire.

First Slave

1645

The first recorded slave in New Hampshire arrived in 1645 in Portsmouth.

Warship Constructed

1690

A warship for the British Navy was created in Portsmouth. It was called Falkland.

Hampshire Settlement independence

1691

Massachusetts looses control over New Hampshire settlement which then becomes a colony.

John Wentworth becomes govener

1717

John Wentworth becomes New Hampshires lieutenant govener

Great Awakening

1734

A wave of Religion Sweeps through New Hampshire called the great awakening.

Wentworth becomes Govenor

1741

Bennington Wentworth becomes governor of the New Hampshire Colony.

Stamp Act

1765

King Georges Stamp act was released.

Independence and Powder Raid

1774

New Hampshire is the first State to declare independence from the British. They raided the British's Powder.

Declaration of Independence

1776

The Declaration of Independence was read on state house steps. The state of New Hampshire adopted Revolutionary Constitution. There was an Independent governor established.