They were not incorporated in the empire, but were ranked as allies, socii or auxilia.
The first settlement within its present limits was made about 1672; the land was bought from the Indians in 1676; and the township was separated from East Hartford and incorporated in 1823.
Delaware was laid out in 1808 and was first incorporated in 1815.
Humacao was incorporated as a city in 1899.
The fisheries were held by the Incorporated Company of Dredgers (incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1793), the affairs being administered by a foreman, deputy foreman and jury of twelve; but in 1896 an Act of Parliament transferred the management of the fishery to a company.