Definition of Patroon

1. n. One of the proprietors of certain tracts of land with manorial privileges and right of entail, under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.



Definition of Patroon

1. Noun. (American English) One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially after it became a British possession, renamed as New York. ¹

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Definition of Patroon

1. a landowner granted manorial rights under old Dutch law [n -S]

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Literary usage of Patroon

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"After the British seized New Netherland in 1664, the patroon was confirmed in his possession of Rensselaerwyck by provisional orders; but in 1685 Governor ..."

2. History of New Netherland by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1855)
"MOST honorable, wise, powerful, and right discreet Lord, my Lord patroon— With submissive salutation shall this serve to greet your Honor and your Honor's ..."

3. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Under the immunity thus granted and confirmed, each proprietor or " patroon" who planted a colony of fifty souls, upwards of fifteen years old, ..."

4. Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts: Being the Letters of Kiliaen Van by New York State Library, Kiliaen van Rensselaer, Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer, Nicolaas de Roever, Susan De Lancey Van Rennselaer Strong (1908)
"... as representative of the patroon:ls May 12, 1639 i Cornells ... [to defend] the rights of the patroon and the interests of the participants in the ..."

5. America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive by James Silk Buckingham (1841)
"Character of Mr. Van Rensselaer, the patroon.—Influence of Dutch Descent on social Manners.—Early Hours, and general Gravity of Demeanour. ..."

6. History of New Netherland Or, New York Under the Dutch by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1848)
"To this I say, that I will never allow this ; but that they shall deliver to me a clean, clear, just account, to send the same over to the Noble patroon, ..."

7. The goede vrouw of Mana-ha-ta at home and in society, 1609-1760 by John King Van Rensselaer (1898)
"... of the Manor The First patroon—Prince Maurice in Amsterdam—Governor Wouter ... French, and Dutch—Piety of the patroon—Map of the Manor—Death and Will of ..."

8. The Goede Vrouw of Mana-ha-ta at Home and in Society, 1609-1760 by John King Van Rensselaer (1898)
"... of the Manor The First patroon—Prince Maurice in Amsterdam—Governor Wouter ... French, and Dutch—Piety of the patroon—Map of the Manor—Death and Will of ..."

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