The Portuguese were the first Europeans to colonize any part of the archipelago.
He was to explore and colonize, while the other vessel traded, to pay for the expedition.
Made an abortive endeavour to colonize Lewis.
He not only obtained for his government an advantageous treaty, but secured for himself a grant of a district which he proceeded to colonize and cultivate.
He returned to Spain in 1514, and obtained from the king a grant to colonize " the island of Bimini and the island of Florida," of which he was appointed adelantado, and in 1521 he made another expedition, this one for colonization as well as for discovery.