What was New Jersey founded for?
New Jersey was originally founded by the Dutch in the early 1600's where they set up small trading towns.
The colonies included: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. Order of the Middle Colonies: New York ~ founded by Peter Minuit (for Dutch) and Duke of York (for England) ~ 1626. Delaware ~ founded by Peter Minuit ~ 1638. New Jersey ~ founded by Lord Berkeley and Sir Carteret ~ 1664 Pennsylvania ~ founded by William Penn ~ 1682.