What were the major religions in the New York colony in 1664?
I have found that wherever they settled in the New York Colony, the Dutch Reformed Church mainly dominated.
New York was originally a Dutch colony, New Netherlands. The British seized it (and its capital New Amsterdam) from the Dutch in 1664, and kept it despite the loss by Britain of the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667). The city and colony were renamed New York after James, Duke of York and Duke of Albany, who became king as James II in 1685.
Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 Year Founded: 1664 Founded By: Duke of York Motivation for Founding: In 1664, James, the Duke of York, received control of New Netherland. The name of the colony was changed to New York in honor of the Duke. Sponsored Links * The Albany Congress occurred at Albany, New York in 1754 to help unite the colonies
The Dutch, Scots-Irish, English, Swedish, Quakers, Germans, and the Puritans. They settled here because of the religious freedom, and the farming. New York- Duke of York to build a colony on land captured from the Dutch in 1664 New Jersey-John Berkely, George Carteret to build a colony on land captured from the Dutch in 1664 Pennsylvania- William Penn to establish a Quaker colony in North America in 1682 Delaware-William Penn to trade and farm in…