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RICHARD STOUT (1605/1615-1705), of Long Isl. and Monmouth Co., NJ
Posted by: Bobby J Chamberlain (ID *****2796) Date: August 20, 2005 at 20:55:01
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If my calculations are correct, Richard Stout (1605/1615-1705) was my 8th great grandfather, by way of the Bartons and the Oliphants. Reportedly the son of John Stout (1580-162) and Elizabeth Bee (1591-1685), of Nottinghamshire, England, he arrived in New Amsterdam in the 1630s or early 1640s. He was one of the first settlers in Gravesend, Long Island. In 1643/1644, he m. the legendary Penelope Van Princes (c1622-1732), with whom he had a family of 10 children. Moving to NJ in 1663/1664, he was one of the original 12 Monmouth patentees in 1665. He and wife Penelope were also among the founders of the first Baptist church in NJ.

Following is a tentative chronology for Richard Stout, compiled from numerous on-line and published sources. A separate chronology has been posted for Penelope Van Princes Stout.


Richard Stout, Sr.: Chronology
(1605/1615-1705)

1605/1615: Born, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England
1630s/1640s: Joined British navy, spending 7 yrs. in service before being discharged at New Amsterdam (some contend that he ran away from home as the result of a quarrel with his father over a girlfriend whom the latter regarded as socially inferior; another version has it that Richard accompanied Lady Deborah Moody and her anabaptists when they moved from MA to Long Isl., New Amsterdam)
1643: One of first settlers in Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1643: Made a declaration, with others, that the crews of the Seven Stars and the Privateer had landed at New Utrecht and carried off 200 pumpkins and would have stolen a lot of hogs from Coney Isl. had they not discovered that they belonged to Lady Deborah Moody (13 Oct.)
1643/1644: Conscripted by the Dutch as a soldier at Fort Amsterdam
1644/1645: Married Penelope Van Princes, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1645: Birth of son John, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1645: Gravesend Patent granted by Gov. Kieft to Lady Deborah Moody, Richard Stout, and others.
1645/1646: Birth of son Richard, Jr., Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam (10 Mar.)
1646: Allotted plantation-lot no. 18, Gravesend, on which he eventually grew tobacco
1648: Birth of son James, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam; some sources contend that this was the yr. that Richard and family were among the settlers who made an early (but ultimately unsuccessful) attempt to colonize the NJ coast
1649: Sold his tobacco crop to John Thomas for 210 guilders
1649/1650: Birth of daughter Mary, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1651/1654: Birth of daughter Alice Deliverance, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1654: Birth of son Peter, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1656: Birth of daughter Sarah, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1657: Said to own a plantation of 17 morgens (about 34 acres) at Gravesend
1660: Birth of son Jonathan, Gravesend, Long Isl., New Amsterdam
1661: Bought plantation-lot no. 26 from Edward Griffen (5 Apr.)
1663: In Town Court, charged that Nathaniel Brittain had slandered him by accusing him of selling wine to the Indians; Brittain was ordered to pay court costs
1663: Sailed in party of 20 from Gravesend to Monmouth, NJ (Dec.)
1664: Group purchased lands on the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers from Indians (Sachem Papomore) (25 Jan.); settlement began; founded, with other Englishmen, Middletown and Shrewsbury; meanwhile New Amsterdam was taken over by the English and renamed “New York”
1665: Second land purchase from Indians (7 Apr.); Monmouth Patent granted to him and 11 other patentees by Gov. Nicholls (8 Apr.; Stout drew lot no. 6)
1667: Birth of son David, Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ
1667: Appointed one of the custodians of the moneys of the three townships
1668: Recorded his cattle mark (4 Jan.); with wife and others, met to organize the first Baptist church in NJ
1668/1669: Became an overseer
1669: Birth of son Benjamin, Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ
1669: Member of the first court, or general assembly, at Portland Point (2 Nov. & 28 Dec.; also later made Indian commissioner); is charged, with two others, with ensuring the equal divison of meadows
1675: Deeded 1,800 acres to his heirs
1676: Received patent for 430 acres tract at Tanganawamesse and 30 acres of meadow (28 Jun.)
1677: Received patent of 745 acres; received patent of 285 acres (4 Jun.)
1678: Chosen as one of the overseers of the highways
1679/1680: Sold to Thos. Snowsell 40 acres (26 Feb.; resold by Snowsell through attorney Richard Hartshorne to John Crawford; 10 Apr. 1682)
1684/1685: Mention of his home lot abutting a tract of land deeded by John Crawford to Richard Hartshorne (20 Mar.)
1686: Received an abatement of his land tax owing to advanced age
1687: Mention of his land abutting on north a tract patented to son John (25 Mar.); mention of his land abutting on north a tract patented to son Richard, Jr. (20 Jun.); confirmation of lands to Richard, Sr. (20 Jul.)
1687/1688: Deeded part of patent to son Jonathan (4 Jan.; Stouts begin to divide lands to deed to each of their children)
1688: Mention of his land abutting on west a tract patented to John Wilson, Jr. (25 Jun.)
1690: Deeded a lot to son Pieter [sic] and another to James (29 Jun.); deeded to his son Benjamin a lot on Hop River, Monmouth Co., “for the Joynture of my Loving wife Penelope” (30 Aug.); deeded a plantation on Hop River to son Benjamin (30 Aug.)
1692: Mention of his land abutting on west a tract deeded by John and Elizabeth Crawford to Maj. Anthony Brockhols (30 Apr.); mention of his land abutting on east a tract confirmed to Richard Hartsohorne (2 Nov.)
1693: Mention of his land abutting on east and west, respectively, two tracts of land confirmed to Joseph Throgmorton (24 Jul.); mention of his former land abutting on west a tract deeded by John Crafford [sic] to Richard Hartshorne (8 Aug.)
1694: Land at Gravesend formerly belonging to Richard Stout deeded to John Lake by Hannah Delevall, the widow and executrix of John Delevall, of the province of PA (11 Jul.); mentioned as having been the one to have earlier conveyed (30 Jun. 1676) a tract of land in Middletown to Wm. Leeds, Sr., who now deeds it to his son Wm. Leeds. Jr. (19 Sep.)
1695: Mention of his land abutting on NE deede by John Bownd to Gerret Schenk (7 Oct.)
1696: Land at Gravesend formally belonging to Richard Stout and later deeded to John Lake is quitclaimed by Lake’s widow Anne to their son John, Jr. (3 Aug.)
1697: Mention of his land abutting on south a tract confirmed to John Chamberlaine (1 May)
1699: Mention of his land abutting on west a tract deeded by John Wilson to his son Petter [sic] (8 May)
1703: Will (9 Jun.; proved 23 Oct. 1705)
1705: Died, Middletown, Monmouth, NJ (23 Oct.)


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