Richard Stout

Richard Stout (abt. 1604 - bef. 1705)

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Richard Stout
Born about in Burton Joyce Parish, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 1645 in New Netherlandmap
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Died before in Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of New Jerseymap
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Circa 1604 -- Richard Stout was born at Burton Joyce Parish, Nottinghamshire, England. He was a son of John Stout [1] and Elizabeth Bee/Gee of Nottinghamshire, England. He died after June 9, 1703 when his will was written and before October 23, 1705 when his will was probated. In it he names his children but not his wife.[2] Judy Jackson Scovronsky has provided an overview of Richard Stout's will. [3] [4] Circa 1640 -- Richard Stout served in the English Navy, but when his term was up he got a discharge and left the ship in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. Some say he made this choice to board a ship of war because of an argument with his father over a young woman he had addressed. More about this can be found here. [5] [6] [7]

In the Spring of 1643 New Netherland Director-General Willem Kieft employed Richard Stout during a Native American uprising. On October 13, 1643 Richard Stout was at Gravesend, New Netherland when he with two others unloaded 200 pumpkins from the ship "Seven Stars" and as noted in Gravesend Town Book. [8]

Spring 1643 -- 1644 -- Richard Stout and widow Penelope Kent van Princis married at New Netherland. [9]

1644 - 1669 -- Most, if not all, of Richard's and Penelope's children were born at Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands. Excluding any deceased children, the birth dates and spouses of the 10 known children would be as follows: [10] [11] [12] [13]

  1. John Stout, born about 1644/1645 m Elizabeth Crawford.
  2. Richard Stout, born about 1646 m (1) Esther Tilton (2) Mary Tilton
  3. Mary Stout, born about 1648 m Captain James Bowne.
  4. James Stout, born about 1650.
  5. Alice Stout, born about 1652 m (1) John Throckmorton Jr, (2) Robert Skeleton (3) _____Jones.
  6. Peter Stout, born about 1654; m Mary Bullen, died between 1702 and 1703.
  7. Sarah Stout, born about 1656 m John Pike.
  8. Jonathan Stout, born circa 16 — or 1646 m Anna Bullen (Bolton)
  9. Benjamin Stout, born about 1669?, m Agnes Truax
  10. David Stout, born about 1667 or 1669 m Rebecca Ashton

More about Richard Stout's early life in New Netherland, North America may be found here. [14] [15]

Sometime between 1644 and 1664 -- Richard and Penelope Kent van Princis Stout moved to what became Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey. There is some disagreement among the following sources regarding when they arrived. One states they left as soon in 1644 as they got married, [16] another says they were in Gravesend in 1657, Streets suggests 1664 and Salter [17] claimed that the first deed for the purchase from the Indians was made in 1664. More about this may be found here.[18]

February 20, 1646 -- Richard Stout received Lot 16 in the allotment of house lots at Middleton. October 26, 1649 -- Richard Stout sold a crop of tobacco at Gravesend, New Netherland.

In short Richard Stout had a lot in 1643, a plantation in 1657 and was the largest landowner in 1661 in Gravesend, New Amsterdam, New Netherland (now Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York). Gravesend, NY was getting crowded and Richard and Penelope Stout crossed the bay to New Jersey in 1664 to take advantage of New Netherland Director-General Peter Stuyvesant's proclamation after a settlement was reached with the Indians for the purchase of the land. As one of the Monmouth Patentees he received the following: 480 acres for him, his wife and two sons, John and Richard or 120 acres each. His sons James, Peter, and daughters Mary, Alice, and Sarah each received 60 acres for a total of 300 acres. [19] Stillwell included the husband of Mary Bowne, James Bowne, and Alice Throckmorton, John Throckmorton with a total each of 240 acres. [20]

January 25, 1664 -- The Patentees purchased land from the Native American Sachem Popomora with the following: "118 fathoms seawamp, 68 fathoms of which were to be white and 50 black seawamp, 5 coats, 1 gun, l clout capp, 1 shirt, 12 lbs. tobacco, 1 anker of wine: all of which has been acknowledged as having been received: and in addition 82 fathoms of seawamp was to be paid twelve months hence." [21]

September 9, 1664 -- At his home in the Bouwerij, New Amsterdam, Netherland Director-General Peter Stuyvesant signed a treaty surrendering New Netherland to British Commander Colonel Richard Nicholls. Henceforth, New Netherland became New York. [22]

April 7, 1665 -- New York Governor Richard Nicholls approved this deed and two other deeds that followed. All of them are a matter of record in the Secretary of State's office at Albany, NY, in Lib. 3, page 1, the Proprietor's office of Perth Amboy, "also a map of the land embraced," in the Secretary of State's office in Trenton, New Jersey and New Jersey Archives, volume 1, page 44. [23] The first Baptist Church of New Jersey was founded in the kitchen of the Stout home. For twenty years eighteen charter members met in the home until a log church was built. A new church stands there now, but part of the original church has been preserved in it. [24]


  1. Historical and genealogical miscellany, John Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV, page 295
  2. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, William Nelson, 1902, Vol I 1670-1730, page 446
  3. DFN 2016 WEB Edition Final Ogden.docx. Page 181
  4. John Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV, page 305 John Stillwell
  5. Stout family of Delaware, Thomas Hale Streets, 1915, page 16 Stout family of Delaware
  6. John Edwin Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV page 298
  7. Richard Stout Descendants in West Virginia, Russell Ray Stout, 1966, page 1
  8. John Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV, page 301
  9. Thomas Hale Streets. Page 14.
  10. Thomas Hale Streets, 1915, page 13 Stout Family
  11. John Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV, pages 302 - 303, 306, 328.
  12. History of the Stout Family, Nathan Stout, 1823, page 4
  13. This Old Monmouth of Ours, William S Hornor, 1932, 1990, 1999, page 181
  14. Richard Stout Descendants in West Virginia, Russell Ray Stout, 1966, pages 1 - 5.
  15. Historical and genealogical miscellany, John E. Stillwell, 1916, Vol IV page 301
  16. History of the Stout Family, Nathan Stout, 1823, page 4
  17. A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Edwin Salter, 1890, p. 11
  18. The Stout family of Delaware: with the story of Penelope Stout, by Thomas Hale Streets, 1915, page 9
  19. Thomas Hale Streets, 1915, p 12
  20. John E Stillwell, 1916. Page 302-303
  21. Edwin Salter, 1890, page 12
  22. Peter Stuyvesant. Wikipedia.
  23. Edwin Salter, 1890, page 10
  24. Russell Ray Stout, 1966, pages 3 - 4

Research Note

Estimated birth year 1604 of Richard Stout I:

See the reference to page 295 of Stilwell's book and Streets's book page 18 cited above which says he was forty years old when he married Penelope

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Still duplicate spouses
posted by Greg Hays
Stout-5248 and Stout-60 appear to represent the same person because: Set up merge from greatest # to least # per procedure.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Stout-60 and Stout-5248 do not represent the same person because: should be Stoutt-5248 to Stout-60. Some say it will correct when merge occurs and prefer to set up merge greatest # to least # as directed in method. Will set up a merge for 5248 to 60 and reject this one.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Stout-60 and Stout-5248 appear to represent the same person because: The same person
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Stout-5248 and Stout-60 do not represent the same person because: Birthdate and wife maiden differ too much.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Stout-5248 and Stout-60 appear to represent the same person because: The maiden name is the same of the wife is Richard Stout-60. He birth year about 1628 is a guess and sources on Stout-60 say 1604.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Stout-5104 and Stout-60 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Stout-5064 and Stout-60 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate of Richard. Wife's maiden name is incorrect. Have asked her creator to correct and referred her to the correct profile for Penelope to be merged to.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West

The designation is because there is a Richard descended from a Richard across three generations. This keeps them sorted and helps designate them from other Richards of Richard and Penelope's line. Thanks for your input Sharon

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
I suggest the name Richard Stout I be changed to Richard Stout. It may make sense to have the "I "designation in a private tree, but if the person was not known by that designation, it doesn't make much sense in public tree. For example, King Richard II of England was actually a name that was used publicly. I am not aware of the name Richard Stout I being used in public documents.
posted by Kate Stout

Richard is 12 degrees from Alice Paul, 15 degrees from Michael Schell and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.