What year was Connecticut settled?
There were three colonies that settled in Connecticut that were combined under a royal charter in 1662. This unified Connecticut Colony was an English colony originally settled by the Puritans (River Colony) and combined the River Colony with the Saybrook and New Haven Colonies. The founders of the Connecticut Colony are considered to be Minister Thomas Hooker and Governor John Haynes.
Parts of what now is called Connecticut were settled earlier, in 1614 by the Dutch and since 1633 by the English. Some of these parts, like Quinnipiack even had the status of an independent British colony. The charter that established present-day Connecticut was given by Charles II of England in 1662.