What colonies did the British Empire have in the New World in 1776?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In 1776, the colonies that are now the United States were still colonies of Britain.  So were colonies that are now part of Canada as well as several colonies in the Caribbean.  Among those colonies were (all names are what they were called at the time):

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Lower Canada
  • Upper Canada
  • Cape Breton Island
  • Cayman Islands
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Dominica
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Leeward Islands
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevis
  • Newfoundland
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Rhode Island
  • Rupert's Landd
  • St. Christopher
  • St. Vincent
  • South Carolina
  • Tobago 
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Virginia
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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I wonder if the above list might be modified by adding British Honduras, East Florida, Montserrat, Mosquito Coast, Virgin Islands, and West Florida; and by deleting Upper and Lower Canada, which must have been still part of Quebec; Cape Breton Island, which must have been part of Nova Scotia; Florida, which was still East and West Florida; and North West Territories, which might have been part of Quebec or Rupert’s Land.

Anguilla

Antigua

Bahamas

Barbados

Bermuda

British Honduras, now called Belize

Lower and Upper Canada, may still have been part of Quebec.

Cape Breton Island, may have been part of Nova Scotia

Cayman Islands

Connecticut

Delaware

Dominica

Florida, two colonies, East and West Florida

Georgia

Grenada

Jamaica

Leeward Islands

Maryland

Massachusetts

Montserrat  British colony 1668-1782

Mosquito Coast  British 1630-1859

Nevis

Newfoundland

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Northwest Territories (I wonder if this was part of Quebec or Rupert’s Land?)

Nova Scotia

Pennsylvania

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Rhode Island

Rupert's Land

St. Christopher

St. Vincent

South Carolina

Tobago

Turks and Caicos

Virgin Islands, settled in 1666

Virginia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_colonization_of_the_Americas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107935.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_and_Caicos_Islands

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