Name: Richard STOUT
Given Name: Richard
Birth: Abt 1615 in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, , England
Death: 1705 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, USA
Change Date: 28 May 2006 at 17:39
From "History of the Stout Family" by Nathan Stout, 1823
Richard Stout, the first of the name in America was born i n Notinghamshire, in Old England, and his father's name wa s John. The said Richard, when quite young paid his addres ses to a young woman that his father thought below his rank , upon which account some unpleasant conversation happene d between the father and the son, on account of which, th e said Richard left his father's house; and in a few days e ngaged on board a ship of war, where he served about seve n years, after which time he got a discharge at New Amsterd am, now called New York, in America. About the same tim e a ship from Amsterdam, in Holland, on her way to the sai d New Amsterdam, was driven on the shore that is now calle d Middletown, in Monmouth County, in the State of new Jerse y, which ship was loaded with passengers, who with much dif ficulty got on shore. But the Indians not long after fel l upon them and butchered and killed the whole crew, as the y thought, but soon after the Indians were gone, a certai n Penelope Van Princes, whose husband the Indians had kille d, found herself possessed of strength enough to creep t o a hollow tree, where she remained some days. An Indian h appening to come that way, whose dog coming to the tree, oc casioned him to examine the inside of the tree, where he fo und the said Penelope in a forlorn, distressed condition . She was bruised very severely about the head, and her bo wels protruded from a cut across her abdomen; she kept the m in with her hand. She had been in this fearful conditio n seven days when the Indian found her. In his compassio n he took her out of the tree and carried her to his wigwa m where he treated her kindly and healed her wounds, and i n a short time conveyed her in his canoe to New Amsterdam , where he sold her to the Dutch, who then owned that city , now called New York.
The man and woman from whom the whole race of Stouts descen ded, got into the city of New Amsterdam, where they becam e acquainted with each other and were married. And, not wi thstanding, it may be thought by some, that they conducte d themselves with more fortitude than prudence, they immedi ately crossed the bay and settled in the above said Middlet own, where the said Penelope had lost her first husband b y the Indians and had been so severely wounded herself.
There was at that time but six white families in the settle ment, including their own, (which was in the year 1648), wh ere they continued until they became rich in prosperity an d rich in children. They had together seven son and thre e daughters, viz: John, Richard, Jonathan, Peter, James, Be njamin, David. The daughters were - Deliverance, Sarah, Pe nelope. All of which sons and daughters lived to raise lar ge families.
Source: Stilwell"s "Genealogy of the Stout Family", vol . # 4
Immigrant: Stout , Richard
Name of Ship: ?
Arrival Date: abt. 1643
Origin of Immigrant: Nottinghamshire, England
Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1615, Nottinghamshire, E ngland
Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: Oct 1705, Middletown, Mo nmouth Co. NJ Immigrant's Spouse: Penelope VanPrincin
John Stout, 1645 Gravesend L.I. New Netherlands, m. Elizabe th Crawford, d. 1724 NJ
Richard Stout, 1646 -- 1717, m Frances Heath, Mary Seymour
James Stout, 1648 - ? , m Elizabeth Truax
Mary Stout, 1650 - ? , m Judge James Bowne 1665
Alice Stout, 1652 - ? m John Throckmorton 1670
Peter Stout, 1654- 1703, m Mary Bollen, then Mary Bowne
Sarah Stout, 1656 - ? m John Pike
Johnathan Stout, 1660 - 1723, m Anne Bollen 1685
All the above were born in Gravesend Long Island
David Stout, 1667 - ? b in Middletown NJ, m Rebecca Ashto n 1688
Benjamin Stout, 1669-1734, m Mary Leonard, then Agnes Truax
Notes: Married in Gravesend, Long Island in 1644, a membe r of Lady Deborah Moody's anabaptist settlement. He accompa nied her from Massachusetts. In 1664 he moved his family fr om NY to NJ and was an original patentee of Middletown, Mon mouth Co. NJ. (records in the NJ Archives)
Source:"Stout and Allied Families", by Herald F. Stout, vo l. 1, 1951 edition, pg. xxii:
The Will of Ric hard Stout
KNOW ALL MEN, by these presents that I, Richard Stout of Mi ddletown, in the county of Monmouth, in East Jersey, bein g of Sound Mind and disposing memory, do make and ordain th is to be my last will and testament which is as followeth:
I will that all my just debts be paid; I give and devise un to my loving wife, during her natural life, all my orchar d and that part of rooms of the house she now lives in, wit h the cellar, and all the land I now possess. I give and be queath unto my loving wife, all my horse kind, excepting on e mare and colt. My son Benjamin is to have for keeping m y cattle last year.
I give unto my sons John, Richard, James, Johnathan, Davi d and Benjamin, one shilling each of them.
I give unto my daughters, Mary, Alice and Sarah, each of th em one shilling.
I give to my daughter-in-law Mary Stout and her son John on e shilling each of them.
I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman Mary Stout, the daugh ter of formerly Peter Stout, one cow, to be paid within si x days after my wife's death.
All the remainder of my personal estate whatsoever, I giv e and bequeath unto my loving wife, and to this, my last wi ll and testament, I make my son John and my son Johnathan m y executors to.
For this my will performed, in witness hereof I have hereun to put my hand and seal, June the ninth day, in the year on e thousand seven hundred and three.
Richard X Stout
Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us: Richar d Hartshorne
Proved before Lord Cornbury, Governor, Captain General, & E tc. 23 October 1705 at Perth Amboy.
(Recorded in Liber I, p 120, of Wills at Trenton, N.J.)
Father: John STOUT b: 1580 in Nottinghamshire, England
Mother: Elizabeth BEE b: Abt 1590 in Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England
Penelope PRINCE b: Abt 1622 in Netherlands
in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Change Date:
26 Sep 2005
- John STOUT b: 1645 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Richard STOUT b: in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- James STOUT b: 1648 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Mary STOUT b: 1650 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Alice STOUT b: 1652 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, USA
- Peter STOUT b: 1654 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Sarah Elizabeth STOUT b: 1656 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- Jonathan STOUT b: 1658 in Gravesend, Kings Co., NY, USA
- David STOUT b: 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth, NJ
- Benjamin STOUT b: 1669 in Middletown, Monmouth, NJ