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  2. The largest site of the original Maryland colony, St. Mary's City was the seat of colonial government until 1708. Because Anglicanism had become the official religion in Virginia, a band of Puritans in 1642 left for Maryland; they founded Providence (now called Annapolis). In 1650, the Puritans revolted against the proprietary government.

  3. Apr 24, 2021 · Learn more about the New York colony. This colony, founded in 1664, was the location of the Albany Congress, the first attempt to unite the colonies.

  4. The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583, and the subsequent farther south Roanoke Island (modern eastern North Carolina) by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 1580s.

  5. In 1648, William Stone reached an agreement, with Cecilius Calvert, the 2nd Lord Baltimore to resettle the Virginia Puritan colonists, in the central region of the Province of Maryland. Governor of Province of Maryland. On August 8, 1648, Lord Baltimore named Stone the Governor of his colony. He was the first Protestant Governor.

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