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  • n. Plural form of patroonship.


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  • These grand estates, called patroonships, were granted to stockholders who promised to have fifty adults living on the estate within four years.

    History of American Women

  • In the Dutch patroonships on the Hudson, settlers owed perpetual fealty to the patroon, and, more importantly, perpetual rent.

    A History of American Law

  • One of the great patroonships granted by the Dutch West India Company (p. 72) still remained in the Van Rensselaer family.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • Settlements were soon attempted and patroonships created; but the chief industry of New Netherland was the fur trade.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • [3] A number of these patroonships were established on the Hudson.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • Many of the common people, who had never before owned a foot of land, now began to be discontented with the town lots which had fallen to their shares; others who had snug farms and tobacco plantations found they had not sufficient elbow-room, and began to question the rights of the Indians to the vast regions they pretended to hold -- while the good Oloffe indulged in magnificent dreams of foreign conquest and great patroonships in the wilderness.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete


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