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n.1.The office of a patroon.
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(10-11) His bolstered confidence fuses with hope and happiness as he luckily obtains "one hundred and twenty acres of a dormant patroonship" (13) that he had inherited from his uncle before coming to America.
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.
Rink, "Company Management of Private Trade: The Two Patroonship Plans for New Netherlands," New York History, 69 (January 1978): 25.
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.
As a special inducement to its wealthy citizens to leave the comforts of Holland and settle in the new land, the Dutch instituted rewards called "patroonships." This was a land grant system which gave individuals (i.e.