Categories: Colonization and Settlement, Everyday Life, Exploration and Discovery, John Davenport, John Winthrop Jr., Pequot War, The State
Timeline: Settlement of the Colony of Connecticut
Dutch explorer Adriaen Block sails along the Connecticut coastline and up the Connecticut River.
The Earl of Warwick signs the “Warwick Patent,” a deed of conveyance granting land rights in what is now southeastern Connecticut.
The Dutch establish a fort, the House of (Good) Hope, at the modern-day location of Hartford.
The Connecticut Colony formally declares war on the Pequot.
John Haynes is chosen as Connecticut’s first governor.
Connecticut becomes a founding member of the New England Confederation.
The Saybrook and Connecticut colonies unite.
In Hartford, authorities hang Alse Young, the first person in Connecticut to be executed for witchcraft.
The legislature passes the code of laws drawn up by Roger Ludlow.
Authorities complete the unification of the New Haven and Connecticut colonies.