No, there was no Ormond in him; he was all Varick, all Dutch, all patroon.
And then there was our dispute at Albany--in the patroon's mansion, you will recall.
Upon the death of his father, Billy went to England to see the world and rub off a little of the patroon rust.
The patroon gazed in seeming carelessness from the soldier to the young girl.
Your patroon is gone with your niece, and a pleasant passage they are likely to enjoy, in such company!
“If I am not mistaken, yonder is our divinity of the lane,” said the patroon softly.
By the people in the neighbourhood, the house of the old General Van Rensselaer is always called the manor of the patroon.
“Perhaps I can make a cast for you,” cried the patroon eagerly.
M., centering at Ft. Orange, over which he was given the feudal powers of a patroon.
The patroon of Rensselaerswyck drank a flask of camphor to forget his Jane.
1660s, variant of patron used in foreign contexts, from Dutch patroon (a French loan-word) or French patron "master, patron," from Old French (see patron; also cf. -oon); used from 1758 in parts of New York and New Jersey colonies for "landholder," especially one with certain manorial privileges (abolished c.1850) under the old Dutch governments by the charter of 1629.