Province of Pennsylvania

  • province of pennsylvania

    1681–1783
    flag of pennsylvania
    flag
    coat of arms of pennsylvania
    coat of arms
    map of the province of pennsylvania
    map of the province of pennsylvania
    status
    • colony of england (1682–1707)
    • colony of great britain (1707–1776)
    capitalphiladelphia
    common languagesenglish, pennsylvania german, welsh, unami, susquehannock, munsee
    governmentproprietary colony, semi-autonomous constitutional monarchy
    monarch 
    • 1681–1685
    charles ii
    • 1685–1688
    james ii
    • 1689–1702
    william iii & mary ii
    • 1702–1714
    anne
    • 1714–1727
    george i
    • 1727–1760
    george ii
    • 1760–1776
    george iii
    royal governor 
    • 1681–1783
    list of colonial governors of pennsylvania
    legislaturepennsylvania provincial assembly
    • upper house
    pennsylvania provincial council
    • lower house
    pennsylvania general assembly
    history 
    • land grant to william penn
    march 4 1681
    • treaty of paris (1783)
    september 3 1783
    currencypennsylvania pound
    succeeded by
    pennsylvania
    today part of united states

    the province of pennsylvania, also known as the pennsylvania colony, was founded in english north america by william penn on march 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by king charles ii. the name pennsylvania, which translates roughly as "penn's woods",[1] was created by combining the penn surname (in honor of william's father, admiral sir william penn) with the latin word sylvania, meaning "forest land". the province of pennsylvania was one of the two major restoration colonies, the other being the province of carolina. the proprietary colony's charter remained in the hands of the penn family until the american revolution, when the commonwealth of pennsylvania was created and became one of the original thirteen states. "the lower counties on delaware", a separate colony within the province, would breakaway during the american revolution as "the delaware state" and also be one of the original thirteen states.

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Province of Pennsylvania

1681–1783
Map of the Province of Pennsylvania
Map of the Province of Pennsylvania
Status
CapitalPhiladelphia
Common languagesEnglish, Pennsylvania German, Welsh, Unami, Susquehannock, Munsee
GovernmentProprietary colony, semi-autonomous constitutional monarchy
Monarch 
• 1681–1685
Charles II
• 1685–1688
James II
• 1689–1702
William III & Mary II
• 1702–1714
Anne
• 1714–1727
George I
• 1727–1760
George II
• 1760–1776
George III
Royal Governor 
• 1681–1783
List of colonial governors of Pennsylvania
LegislaturePennsylvania Provincial Assembly
• Upper house
Pennsylvania Provincial Council
• Lower house
Pennsylvania General Assembly
History 
• Land grant to William Penn
March 4 1681
September 3 1783
CurrencyPennsylvania pound
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania
Today part of United States

The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, was founded in English North America by William Penn on March 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II. The name Pennsylvania, which translates roughly as "Penn's Woods",[1] was created by combining the Penn surname (in honor of William's father, Admiral Sir William Penn) with the Latin word sylvania, meaning "forest land". The Province of Pennsylvania was one of the two major restoration colonies, the other being the Province of Carolina. The proprietary colony's charter remained in the hands of the Penn family until the American Revolution, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was created and became one of the original thirteen states. "The lower counties on Delaware", a separate colony within the province, would breakaway during the American Revolution as "the Delaware State" and also be one of the original thirteen states.