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n.1.The office of a patroon.
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Jacob's patroonship would have probably been north or west or NW of New Amsterdam, b/c that's where the Dutch lands were.
However, there was one Dutch family that held the only successful patroonship in the colony: the Van Rensselaer family.
Morrison chooses the sputtering patroonship system as the setting for Jacob Vaark's new beginning in the new world.
Colonization was supported when the company introduced the patroonship system in 1629.
The region was later dominated by the patroonship of Rensselaerswyck.
Two of the early patroonships established were Rensselaerwyck on the upper Hudson, the personal holding of Kiliaen van Rensselaer a director of the Dutch West India company, and the patroonship of Pavonia of Michael Pauw on the lower Hudson across from New Amsterdam.
Rensselaerswyck, the only successful Dutch patroonship, was founded by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, a director of the Dutch West India Company.
Royalist cavaliers flourished in Virginia; the Dutch granted patroonships in New York; armigerous families reproduced the feudal system in Maryland.
The adaptation of European systems of social organization to the Americas is a theme Jaap Jacobs analyzes in his discussion of patroonships in New Netherland.
By the end of January 1630, five patroonships had been granted along the Hudson, Connecticut, and Delaware Rivers.