The last colony to be founded in New England was New HAmpshire. Originally part of Massachusetts Bay, it consisted of a few settlements north of Boston. Hoping to increase royal control over the colonies, King Charles II separated New Hampshire from the Bay colony in 1679 and made it a royal colony, subject to the authority of an appointed governor. Major industry in the New Hampshire Colony included fishing, livestock farming, potato farming, manufacturing of textiles and building ships. The New Hampshire Colony, along with the other three New England Colonies, experienced long, cold winters, and mild summers.Many of the first settlers came to New Hampshire, not in search of religious freedom but rather to seek their fortunes through trade with England, primarily in fish, fur, and timber.