The New Hamshire colony was one of the first 13 colonies that were established in the 16th century. One important city was Concord, which is the capital. There were many jobs to choose from, including fishing, ship building, being a forester (who provide lumber to build those ships), farming, and barrel making. Samuel Allen was the first Governor, therefore making him in charge of the colony while he was still alive. The New Hampshire colony was once controled by the Massachusetts Colony, but in 1679, NH became a seperate royal colony.
Picture of John Mason
John Mason founded the New Hampshire Colony in 1623. It was founded because John Mason wanted a colony for fishing in hope of becoming a New World fishing empire.
The New Hampshire colony got food from fisherman and farmers. Farmers raised cattle and hogs for food, and cows for milk. They also grew fruit, vegetables, poultry (birds), potatoes, and maple syrup.