It all depends upon the year and the precise location. The original New England colonies were New Plymouth Colony (established 1620), the Province of Maine (established 1622, the Province of New Hampshire was seperated from it in 1629), and the Massachusetts Bay Colony (established 1630). The Plymouth, Maine and Massachusetts colonies were merged in 1691 to form the royal colony of Massachusetts.
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net