This William Peen was a naval officer and the father of the William Penn who became a The region of north east South America now knwon as Colombia bridges the Carribaean and the Pacific, the Amazon and the Andes. Santa Fe de Bogotá (Bogotá), the capital of present day Colombia, was founded by the Spaniard Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in 1538. The French called it Paresseux and the Spanish Perezosos or Pereza (lazy). This animal figures in the mythology of some native South Americans as an ancestor of the human species, or as an animal a human is changed into as punishment.
(Claude Lévi-Strauss, the jealous Potter, and Luis Sepulveda, the old man who read love stories).
The southern colonies, such as in Chesapeake Bay 1614 New Netherlands The Dutch West India Company explored and began to settle an area north of Virginia in 1614.
Peter Minuit and other Dutch settlers settled an island which they bought from the local Indians for 60 gilders worth of goods.
It was captured by the English in 1664, given to the king's brother (the Duke of York), and renamed New York.