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.
In Connecticut the Susquehanna Land Company was formed in 1753 to colonize the valley, and the Delaware Land Company was formed in 1754 for the region immediately W.