PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS was born 1622 in Noord Amsterdam, Holland, and died 1732 in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. She married (1) Kent Van Princis on 1642. She married (2) RICHARD STOUT on 1644 in Monmouth, Read Bank County, New Jersey.
Notes for PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=search&ti=5519&track=OFTS&surna me=Stout&stype=Metaphone&given=Richard&father=John&mother=Elizabeth Carrie Stout Tree
Penelope Van Princes b. 1622 p. Amsterdam, Netherlands d.1732 p. Middletown, New Jersey
On this site are various pieces of information about Penelope including a Poem about the half-scalped woman and the following article.
RIPLEY~S BELEIVE IT OR NOT (A picture of an Indian with a thomahawk and a Pioneer woman appeared befween the title and the following story)
Penelope Van Princis 1602-1712
After Journeying to America from Amsterdam at the age of 18 was attacked by Indians, who killed her husband, fractured her skull, shoved a spear through her body and left her in the belief she was dead. She spend seven days in a hollow tree survived for another 92 years and had 502 descendants when she finally died at the age of 110.
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Name: Penelope Kent Sex: F ALIA: Penelope /Van Princes/ Birth: in Amsterdam, Noord, Holland Death: 1732 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey Note: Penelope's maiden name was Van Princes. Individual Record FamilySearchr Ancestral FileT v4.19 Penelope VAN PRINCES (AFN: 3LWZ-D6) Sex: F Event(s): Birth: 1622 Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands Death: 1732 Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ Burial: 1732 Middletown, New Jersey, Family Estate
Parents: Father: Kent VAN PRINCESS (AFN: PWB6-KC)
Marriage(s): Spouse: Richard STOUT (AFN: 345B-PV) Marriage: 1644 , , Netherlands Spouse: John KENT (AFN: 12F3-S9W) Marriage: Spouse: VON PRINTZEN (AFN: 16VB-W2K) Marriage: Holland
Marriage 1 John Kent
Marriage 2 ? Von Printzen
Marriage 3 Richard Stout b: 1615 in Burton Joyce, Notts, E, England Married: 1644 in Monmouth, Read Bank Co. New Jersey Children John Stout b: 1645 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ Richard Stout b: 1646 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ James Stout b: 1648 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY Mary Stout b: 1650 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY Alice Stout b: 1651-1652 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY Peter Stout b: 1654 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY Sarah Stout b: 1659 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY Jonathan Stout b: 1660 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY David Stout b: 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ Benjamin Stout b: 1669 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ
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Text by Douglas B. Dick, a descendent of Penelope Stout About or around 1642/43 Penelope Van Prince, a widow of twenty-three was a noble woman who had passed through many struggles nearing death several times during her efforts to reach America.
The ship which was bringing Penelope and her husband wrecked off Sandy Hood, New Jersey. Her husband had been quite ill during the voyage and was seriously injured in the attempt to reach land. The ship's passengers feared an attack by Indians, so they decided to travel immediately to Amsterdam. Penelope's husband was in no condition to travel so they were left behind.
Shortly after they were left alone, a large party of Indians found them and attacked them. Penelope and her husband were left for dead, but she survived. She suffered a fractured skull. Her left arm was hacked so severely that she was never able to use that arm again like she did the other. A cut across the abdomen left bare part of her bowels, these she held in with her hands. She suffered in this painful condition for seven days.
Two indians approached her. She felt relief for she thought they would put her out of her misery. However, the older of the two stayed the hand of the younger man who intended to kill her; and took her to his wigwam where he tended her. He then took her to New Amsterdam where he traded her to the white settlers expecting ten times her value in return. She met Richard Stout and they were married in 1644. To them were born ten children. She lived to see 510 of her descendents and died at the age of 110. A monument stands to her honor in New England. ________________________________________________________________ http://thecolony.tripod.com/adm/popup/roadmap.shtml?member_name=thecolony& path=penelope&client_ip=184.108.40.206&ts=1026428219&ad_type=POPUP&category= people&search_string=penelope+stout&id=b62a3c0e8720c38dfaaf91179afd9524
Penelope Thomson Van Princis Stout, an English girl who was born in Holland, was literally one of the founding mothers (with the help, of course, of her husband, Richard Stout) of the English Colonies in North America and of the United States of America!
At the time of her death in 1732, she had 502 living descendants. As they usually do, her progeny continued to multiply and, of course, many of them were involved in exploring and settling the lands to the north, south and west of New Amsterdam (New York) and in the activities leading to, and during, the Revolutionary War.
We are continuing to multiply and are everywhere in the United States and in many countries around the world!
I've found 8,913 descendants so far! ________________________________________________________________ Also from the above site
THE STORY OF PENELOPE AND RICHARD STOUT
Born in Holland in 1622, to English parents, Penelope Thomson married Kent van Princis in 1642 and then joined her young husband and other Dutch settlers headed for New Amsterdam. When almost there, violent storms wrecked the ship off Sandy Hook (now New Jersey). All survived, but Penelope's husband was seriously ill and she chose to stay behind and nurse him. The remaining passengers and crew then set off on foot for New Amsterdam.
Indians soon found the couple on the beach, killed the husband, partially scalped and disemboweled Penelope, hacked her left arm and left her for dead. The young widow lay unconscious, her skull fractured, her abdomen slashed open with bowels protruding, and her left arm so mangled that it would never again be normal. Somehow she revived, held her intestines in place with her right hand and dragged herself into a hollow tree.
Two Indians and a dog came along. The dog found Penelope in the tree. She had been in this forlorn, distressed condition for 7 days when the Indian found her and Penelope prayed that they might end her misery. The younger Indian was willing to oblige but the older Indian dissented. In his compassion he took her out of the tree and carried her to his wigwam where, after sewing up her wounds with bark and fish bone needle, he treated her kindly, healed her wounds, and nursed her back to health. She stayed with the Indians, working, learning their language and their ways. Eventually, a reward was offered. When Penelope was restored to a condition of health, the Indians brought her into New Amsterdam and claimed the reward.
Penelope recovered completely and about two years later met Richard Stout New Amsterdam. They were married in Gravesend, Long Island, in 1644, when she was 22 and Richard was 40. In 1668, they moved to Middletown, where they were the sixth white family in the settlement. They became rich in prosperity and rich in children. They had together seven sons and three daughters, all of which lived to raise large families. Several years after the Stouts came to Middletown, Penelope's old Indian benefactor called on her to warn of an impending attack by his tribe. Penelope and her children fled in a canoe, but Richard Stout and his neighbors stood up to the Indians and argued them out of an attack. So the Stouts lived on into the 18th century. Penelope died in 1732 at the age of 110.
Today huge numbers of Stout descendants recognize that without Penelope Thomson van Princis Stout, a stout-hearted woman if ever there was one, they wouldn't be here at all.
________________________________________________________________ PENELOPE PRINCE b 1622 Amsterdam, Noord, HOL, NLD, d 1732 Middletown, Monmouth, NJ.
What surname should be entered for Penelope? I use Prince because she seems best known by that name. But any choice leads to debate. It is said she was born in Holland - is there no record there? I haven't been able to check those archives. The surnames Kent and Lent are also reported for her; but one of those two would be either her maiden name or her married name, and Prince would be the other. I accept the suggestion that her name was recorded as Van Prinzen / Princis etc only as a Dutch style of her English name, since all seem to agree she was English.
In any case, Penelope is said to have come to America in a boat that was shipwrecked, to have made it ashore (as did most of the others, it seems, but who knows?) with her husband, only to see him killed by Indians. Penelope survived and married Richard Stout. Here are some of the sources for her story.
source: Samuel Smith, "History of New Jersey," Burlington, NJ 1775 pp65 - gave the first account of Penelope: "Case of a stranger, remarkably saved among the Indians. "While New York was in possession of the Dutch, about the time of the Indian war in New England, a Dutch ship coming from Amsterdam, was stranded on Sandy Hook, but the passengers got on shore; among them was a young Dutchman who had been sick most of the voyage; he was taken so bad after landing, that he could not travel; and the other passengers being afraid of the Indians, would not stay till he recovered, but made what haste they could to New Amsterdam; his wife however would not leave him, the rest promised to send as soon as they arrived: They had not been long gone, before a company of Indians coming down to the water side, discovered them on the beach, and hastening to the spot, soon killed the man, and cut and mangled the woman in such a manner that they left her for dead. She had strength enough to crawl up to some old logs not far distant, and getting into a hollow one, lived mostly in it for several days, subsisting in part by the excrescences that grew from it; the Indians had left some fire on the shore, which she kept together for warmth: having remained in this manner for some time, an old Indian and a young one coming down to the beach found her; they were soon in high words, which she afterwards understood was a dispute; the former being for keeping her alive, the other for dispatching: After they had debated the point a while, the first hastily took her up, and tossing her upon his shoulder, carried her to a place near where Middletown now stands, where he dressed her wounds and soon cured her: After some time the Dutch in New-Amsterdam hearing of a white woman among the Indians, concluded who it must be and some of them came to her relief; the old man her preserver, gave her the choice to go or stay; she chose the first: A while after marrying to one Stout, they lived together at Middletown among other Duthc inhabitants; the old Indian who saved her life, used frequently to visit her; at one of his visits she observed him to be more pensive than common, and sitting down he gave three heavy sighs; after the last she thought herself at liberty to ask him what was the matter? He told her he had something to tell her in friendship, tho' at the risk of his own life, which was, that the Indians were that night to kill all the whites, and advised her to go off for New-Amsterdam; she asked him how she could get off? he told her he had provided a canoe at a place which he named: Being gone from her, she sent for her husband out of the field, and discovered the matter to him, who not believing it, she told him the old man never deceived her, and that she with her children would go; accordingly going to the place appointed, they found the canoe and paddled off. When they were gone, the husband began to consider the thing, and sending for five or six of his neighbours, they set upon their guard: About midnight they heard the dismal war-whoop; presently came up a company of Indians; they first expostulated, and then told them, if they persisted in their bloody design, they would sell their lives very dear: Their arguments prevailed, the Indians desisted, and entered into a league of peace, which was kept without a violation. From this woman, thus remarkably saved, with her scars visible, through a long life, is descended a numerous posterity of the name of Stout, now inhabiting New Jersey: At that time there were supposed to be about fifty families of white people, and five hundred Indians inhabiting those whole parts.
Note that the families at Middletown were English, not Dutch.
source: John E. Stillwell, M.D., "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany" vol IV p 295 -. Cites the above plus the second account, by Morgan Edwards, and the oral traditions passed down to and through Mrs. Henry Seabrook. source: Stout genealogy OK, shoot me; I have to get back to the library to see just which Stout genealogy this came from. If you happen to know, please email me, because I won't get there soon. "The first record we have of Penelope is in the first volume of the Gravesend Town Book, in Sep 1648, after her release from the Indian village, her name appears as "Penelloppey Prince," at the home of Thos Applegate, who was one of the early refugees to arrive at New Amsterdam."
Note that there were 11 years of peace with the Indians from 1644/5 to 1655.
source: Earliest Volume of Staten Island Records - speaking of SI but also New Amsterdam, because relations with the Indians in SI were affected by the actions of the Dutch throughout their concentrated holdings. source: Lamb's "History of the City of NY" reports that the Indians were holding an English girl in Aug 1645, whom they were to deliver at Stamford.
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Name: Penelope VAN PRINCIS Given Name: Penelope Surname: Van Princis Sex: F Birth: 1622 in Amsterdam, Holland Death: 1732 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey Immigration: ABT 1640 New Jersey
Father: Kent VAN PRINCIS b: ABT 1590 in England Mother: __________? b: ABT 1590 in __________?
Marriage 1 Richard STOUT b: 1614 in Nottinghamshire, England Married: 1644 in New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York Children John STOUT b: 1645 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Richard STOUT b: 1646 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York James STOUT b: 1648 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Mary STOUT b: 1650 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Alice Deliverance STOUT b: 1652 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Peter STOUT b: 1654 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Sarah STOUT b: 1656 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York Jonathan STOUT b: 1660 in Gravesend, Kings Co., Long Island, New York David STOUT b: 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey Benjamin STOUT b: 1669 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey
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STOUT-HEARTED PIONEER OF N.J. by Glenn Harbout.Guest Writer
The story of Monmouth count`s first European settler reads like and adventure movie script, complete with violent fights survival against all odds and a love story. However its main character, Penelope Van Princis Stout, requires no embellishment. Her life, unbelievable as it sounds, was real. Penelope was a Dutchwoman on a ship that sailed from the Neterlands in the late 1620`s or early 1630`s. It`s destinatin was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam-now New York City. But it ended up wrecing on the rugged shoals of what would become Middletwon, N.J. near Sandy Hook. After the Dutch vessel broke up, some passengers drowned while other, including Penlpe and her injured husband, made it to shore. The windy, wild land was of couse inhabited by the first Americans, the local natives. It was here that the stranded Penelope decided to remain with her wounded husband while the other remaining crew members made their way back to New Amsterdam. And it was here that they were discovered by a roving band of Leani Lenape Indians searching for wild plums and shellfish. The members of several tribes had been hoping to load up on seafood and swap a few more trade goods among each other before retreating to winter camps furthe inland. The busiest network of trails used by the natives intersected near the Middletown Village of later times. Its main branch headed south-east throughmodern-day Matawan and onto Chesequake Creek, which eventually emptied into the sea by way of the Harltan River. When this small group of braves happened along Penelope and her half-concious husband, they viciously attacked. Our heroine`s spouse was killed, and then Penelope herself was attacked. According to Jack Horner, an early Monmouth County historian, her "skull was fractured and her left shoulder so hacked that she could never use that arm again! she was also cut across the abdomen so that her bowels appeared. These she held in with her good hand." After her assailants left, taking her for dead, she managed to crawl iside a decaying log where she sustained herself with bits of fungus and pieces of bark. Once a day she dragged herself to a fresh water runoff ditch to drink. THis is where two more Indians ran across her days later. So amazed were they at her persistance to live that instead of killing her, they carried this curious woman off to their nearby village. According to legend, Penelope was broght to a large village in what is now the Crawfords Corner section of Hotmdel. Here she was nursed back to health and then officially adopted into the tribe. When whites from New Amsterdam heard of this from local traders, a rescue party was quickly ofrmed. Included in the group was Penelope`s future husband, an Englishan named Richard Stout. The colonists who sought to get Penelope back through a conflict would ensue with the Indians. But so respected had Penelope become that her fellow tribespeople allowed her to decide her own fate. After some soul searching she said her tearful goodbyes and began the return trip back to New York. In New Amsterdam, Penelope Van Princis, became Mrs. Stout. She later convinced her new husband and a group of friends that the country across the bay was beautiful, the land bountifull and the sea was always just a day`s ride away. Soon they would travel south and settle alongside her old adoted family, the Lenni Lenape. Penelope never fully recovered from her wounds but she survived them. With the lelp of the Lenni-Lenapi, the colonists would survive another Indian onslaught-an Iroqois uprising around 1648. She also survived the hardship of carving`s living out of the wilderness by the sweat of her brow. Penelope seemed to tame the land before her by sheer force of will. And she never looked back. In 1864, a boat arried with a Capt. John Bowne aboard. One year later the capain, James Grover, RIchard Stout and nine others signed into law a land deed known as the Monmouth Patent which would become Monmouth County. WIth her county officially on the map, Penelope died peacefully at a ripe old age-110 years old by some accounts. At the time of her deat, 500 residents of New Jersey could trace roots directly back to this amazing woman.
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Name: Penelope KENT 1 Sex: F Name: Penelope VAN PRINCIN 2 3 Name: Penelope Kent VAN PRINCIN 4 Birth: ABT. 1622 in England 1 Birth: 1622 4 Death: 1732 in New Jersey 1 Death: 1732 4 Ancestral File #: 3LWZ-D6 Note: Penelope lived to the age of 110 years despite very harsh and violent experiences. Sources indicate that her father was a Puritan Baptist Separatist who was banished from his church whereupon he removed his family to Holland. There, Penelope married a man whose surname was Van Princin (his given name lost to history). About 1639/1640 they, with a group of fellow emigrants, departed for America. At Sandy Hook, New Jersey they were shipwrecked and Penelope's husband was too ill to continue the overland trek to New Amsterdam. A small settlement was set up and soon was attacked by hostile Indians. Van Princin was slain in the attack; Penelope, however, despite sustaining a skull fracture, a severe tomahawk wound to the left shoulder and an eviscerating abdominal wound survived. For two days she lay in hiding keeping her right hand over her intestines trying to hold them in. Deciding that death would be better than the excruciating pain of her predicament she revealed herself to some passing Indians who did not kill her but took her to their village instead where her wounds were sutured with a fish bone needle and vegetable fibers. She was restored to health and became part of the village engaging in squaw work. In 1644 a group of whites having heard of a captive white woman in the village went there and asked to buy her; Penelope's captor released her when she indicated she wanted to go. [Another source indicates that the Indians heard of a reward being offered for any survivors of the Dutch shipwreck at Sandy Hook and took Penelope to New Amsterdam to claim it]. She eventually met and married Richard Stout in Gravesend, Long Island. In 1664 she was forewarned by an Indian that some hostiles were planning an attack on their community and when the attack commenced the settlement was prepared to defend itself. It is said that the Indians ceased their attack realizing the whites were too prepared and that Richard Stout walked into the open and sought a meeting with the attackers. After a conference with the Indians the whites agreed to buy the lands on which they had settled from the Indians, after which a truce was declared and for two days the Indians and settlers celebrated the treaty. The date of purchase of the land was January 25, 1664. In 1668, Richard and his family joined others in forming the first Baptist Church founded in New Jersey.
[v53t2776rhorner.FTW] The Story of Penelope Stout (The author of these notes is unknown to me but were part of the file I downloaded from the World Family Tree).
While there are a few families of other origin, most of the so-called English branch of the Stout family in America are descended from the union of Richard and Penelope (Van Princin) Stout. Just how much of Penelope's history is fact and how much legend is difficult to determine at this chronological distance, but from the whole there emerges a story of a determined and wholesome pioneer woman.
Born, presumably in Amsterdam, Holland, perhaps of dissenting English parents, (to account for her maiden name of Kent (or Lent), she was early married to a Hollander by the name of Van Princin. The ship upon this venturesome couple embarked for the New World was wrecked off Sandy Hook. Penelope and her spouse struggled ashore only to be promptly set upon by hostile Indians, the husband slain and Penelope scalped, her left arm so severly injured that she had little use of it and her abdomen laid open so that it was necessary for her to use her hand to retain her intestines. Left for dead, she sought refuge in a hollow tree for some days, at the end of which time, reasoning she would probably die anyway, she revealed herself to another Indian hunting party. The chief, knowing she would probably be ransomed by the Dutch of New Amsterdam, had her carried to his own village near the present site of Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. There her wounds were sown with fishbone needles and vegetable fiber, and cauterized with molten resin. Despite this heroic treatment, she survived and in the course of time was ransomed by the Dutch colonial officials.
In "Marriages before 1699," the union is recorded between Richard Stout and Penelope Kent (or Lent), widow of Van Printzen 1634/5. That this date is in error (at least biologically) is evident on an examination of the other data available. Reasonably, from known vital statistics, Penelope could not have been born until 1622, and a second marriage at fourteen years of age would be highly unlikely. Also, since the last child of this union was not born until 1669, this would serve to fortify the contention for correctness of a 1622 birthdate.
I saw a copy of what purported to be a marriage entry at New Amsterdam, in the Mitchell mss. at the Hopewell Library-Museum, with the date 1644/5 which is much more reasonable tho the authenticity may be questionable. A second marriage, under the circumstances, at the age of 22 would not be improbable. Richard Stout, having served seven years in the British Navy, was about 30. (In 1690, Richard was relieved of paying certain taxes "because of his advanced age," although he lived until 1705, per his will.)
The ecomiums passed upon Penelope by her many historians indicate that she was rather more than a mediocre woman. She is credited in large part with the idea of the settlement of East Jersey, persuading her husband along with ten others to bargain with the Indians, the chief who had rescued her among them, for that tract of Monmouth County in which they settled. While the settlers had a patent from Gov Nicholl of New York, its validity was somewhat questionable and they safeguarded themselves with a double-title from the Indians, although the latter's right to sell land was probably no more valid than that of the Governor to grant it.
Like many another woman, in a gossipy moment, she accused one neighbor of milking another's cows, but taken to task, promptly confessed her error. Also, there is her feminine pride in her "operation". It is reported that she told her grandson: "Johnny, put your hand in the pocket of my garment and feel the scars of my wounds; then you will know that it is true and you can tell your grandchildren that it is true, and they can tell their grandchildren that it is true." (Referring, of course, to the story of her disembowelment by the Indians.)
The venerable ancestress passed to her reward in 1732 at the ripe old age of 110! She had lived well into a second century and had welcomed some 502 descendants into the world. Her burial place is uncertain although probably on the home plantation of Middletown.
Excluding the possible accumulation fictional exaggeration of time and repetition she was still a most remarkable woman, who is well worth the admiration and the esteem of her many, many descendants.
Marriage 1 Richard STOUT b: 1615 in Nottinghamshire, England Married: 1645 4 Married: ABT. 1644 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Amsterdam 1 Children John STOUT b: 1645 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam Richard STOUT b: 1646 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam James STOUT b: 1648 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Amsterdam (now New York) Mary STOUT b: 1650 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam Alice Deliverance STOUT b: 1652 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam Peter STOUT b: 1654 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam Sarah STOUT b: 1656 in Gravesend, Kings County, New Amsterdam Jonathan STOUT b: 1660 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Amsterdam David STOUT b: 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey Benjamin STOUT b: 1669 in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6082496&pt=Penelope% 20Stout Penelope Van Princis Stout Birth: 1622, Netherlands Death: 1732 Middletown (Monmouth County) Monmouth County New Jersey, USA
The early Dutch settler Penelope Van Princis Kent Stout, dubbed the "Mother of Middletown", may also be New Jersey's most famous survivor. The daughter of Baron Van Princis (a.k.a. Van Prinzen), she was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1622. After her marriage to John Kent c.1640, bride and groom set sail for New Amsterdam (present day New York), but near the end of the journey their ship ran aground near what is now Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Although the other stranded passengers resumed their journey on foot, Penelope stayed behind in the Navesink woods with Kent, who had become too ill to travel. There the couple fell prey to hostile Indians who, after killing her husband, left Penelope to die. More at this site.
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More About PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS: Ancestral File Number: AFN:3LWZ-D6. Immigration 1: Bet. 1642 - 1643, Holland to America. Immigration 2: Bet. 1642 - 1643, Holland to America. Memorial 1: Monument to her honor in New England. Memorial 2: Monument to her honor in New England. Record Change: 06 Mar 2005
More About PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS and Kent Van Princis: Marriage: 1642
More About PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS and RICHARD STOUT: Marriage: 1644, Monmouth, Read Bank County, New Jersey.
Children of PENELOPE THOMSON VAN PRINCIS and RICHARD STOUT are:
+John Stout, b. 1644, Gravesend, Long Island, New York, d. 24 Nov 1724, Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Richard Stout, b. 10 Mar 1646, Gravesend, Kings County, New York, d. 10 Jul 1717, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
James Stout, b. Abt. 1648, Gravesend, Long Island, Kings, New York, d. Aft. 1714, Monmouth County, New Jersey.