The first British colony was successfully founded in North America in 1607 at Jamestown,Virginia. The second British colony established was 617 miles to the north at Plymouth, Massachusetts .
The hardy souls who survived their first winters were separated from England by an ocean and a perilous sea journey of months. In addition, they were not even aware of the other colony. Instead, they were separated by dense forests with no roads.
So, they had to survive alone without the support of those in either Great Britain or North America. Those who managed to survive the early years, had learned how to do so on their own. They all had learned the hard way that no title conferred by the crown, parliament or trading company would provide food or security. The fools who thought that, lay buried in New World burial grounds.
The hundreds who did survive the brutal early years became a spirited race of people. They prized their independence and did not tolerate those who followed with titles and other trappings of the Old World.