If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of John STOUT, or the parents of Penelope PRINCE or Frances HEATH, or any other new information about my direct STOUT family line, please contact me.

(1) John STOUT, b. unknown probably in Nottinghamshire, England, d. unknown; m., 13 Nov 1609 in Burton Joyce Parish, Nottinghamshire, England, to Elizabeth KEE (b. unknown; parents unknown); they resided in Burton Joyce Parish, Nottinghamshire, England; their child:

[#2]    i. Richard [Sr.], b. unknown, d. 1705, m. Penelope PRINCE.

(2) Richard STOUT [Sr.], b. unknown in Nottinghamshire, England, d. 1705 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; m., about 1648 in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, to Penelope PRINCE* (b. possibly about 1629, d. unknown; parents unknown); they resided in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, and then in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Mary, b. unknown, m. James BOWNE; 
       ii. John, b. unknown, d. 1724, m. Elizabeth CRAWFORD; 
[#3]  iii. Richard [Jr.], b. unknown, d. 10 Jul 1717, m. 1st Frances HEATH, 
		m. 2nd Mary SEYMOUR; 
       iv. James, b. unknown, m. Elizabeth TRUAX; 
        v. Alice, b. unknown, m. 1st John THROCKMORTON, 
		m. 2nd Robert SKELTON; 
       vi. Peter, b. unknown, d. 1703, m. 1st Mary BULLEN, 
		m. 2nd Mary BOWNE; 
      vii. Sarah, b. about 1655, d. 1714, m. John PIKE; 
     viii. Jonathan, b. about 1658, d. 24 Nov 1722, m. Anna BOLLEN; 
       ix. David, b. unknown, d. 1732, m. Rebecca ASHTON; 
        x. Benjamin, b. unknown, d. 1734, m. 1st Mary LEONARD, 
		m. 2nd Agnes TRUAX. 

(*Some secondary sources without documentation suggest that PRINCE may be her married name from a previous deceased husband and that her maiden name may be KENT.)

(3) Richard STOUT [Jr.], b. unknown in Gravesend, Long Island, NY, d. 10 Jul 1717 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ; m. 1st, before 1671 in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Frances HEATH? (b. unknown; daughter of Mr. ____ HEATH? and Frances ____*); they resided in Middletown & Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

        i. John, b. 1671, d. 1699, m. Amerentia CHRISTIANSA; 
[#4]   ii. Lucy, b. about 1675, m. Elisha LAWRENCE; 
      iii. Richard [III], b. unknown, m. Eve TRUAX; 
       iv. Robert, b. unknown; 
        v. Joseph, b. unknown, d. 1729, m. Hannah JACOCKS; 
       vi. David, b. unknown, d. 1718. 
[*Frances HEATH's mother Frances ____ married 1st a Mr. ____ HEATH?; she married 2nd Robert WEST; she married 3rd Edmund LAFETRA (according to references #10, 12, 14, 15, and 17 listed below)].

Richard STOUT [Jr.] m. 2nd to Mary SEYMOUR; their children:

      vii. Seymour, b. unknown; 
     viii. Penelope, b. unknown, m. Henry James FALKINBURGH; 
       ix. Rebecca, b. unknown, m. John CRAMER; 
        x. Benjamin?, b. unknown, m.? Miss READING?. 

(4) Lucy STOUT, b. about 1675 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, d. after 1724 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ; m., 12 Jan 1692 in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Elisha LAWRENCE (b. 17 Feb 1666, d. 25 Apr 1724).

Continued on my LAWRENCE Family Page


  1. Baer, Mabel V. D. "Richard Stout and Some Descendants". National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 52, 1964, pages 86-94.

  2. Davidson, Robert. Written communications, 13 November 1998.

  3. Friend, Maurie L. "The Perils of Penelope Kent". Drumbeat, vol. 45, no. 2, Fall 1966, pages 4-5.

  4. Hornor, William S.. "Penelope VanPrinces". This Old Monmouth of Ours, Moreau Brothers, Freehold, NJ, 1932, pages 146-148.

  5. Hornor, William S.. "Richard Stout". This Old Monmouth of Ours, Moreau Brothers, Freehold, NJ, 1932, page 181.

  6. "[Penelope Prince]". In: Gravesend [New York] Town Book, volume 1, 12 September 1648.

  7. Salter, Edwin. "Stout". A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, E. Gardner & Son, Bayonne, NJ, 1890, pages lvi-lvii.

  8. Schott, Penelope S. Penelope: The Story of the Half-Scalped Woman, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 1999, 64 pages.

  9. Snyder, Lorin. Written communications, 11 November 1998.

  10. Stillwell, John E. "Stout of Monmouth County". Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, New York, NY, vol. 4, 1916, pages 295-374.

  11. Stockton, Frank R. "The Story of Penelope Stout". Stories of New Jersey, Rutgers Univ. Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1961, pages 57-68.

  12. Stout, Herald F. Some of the Descendants of Richard Stout of New Jersey, Glendale, CA, 1940, 92 pages.

  13. Stout, Herald F. Stout and Allied Families, Eagle Press, Dover, OH, 1951, 813 pages.

  14. Stout, Herald F. "Family History..Richard Stout". Stauden Blatter, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 1964-65, pages 2-8.

  15. Stout, Herald F. Stout and Allied Families, San Diego, CA, 3rd edition, vol. 1, 1986, 800 pages.

  16. Stout, J. D. Stout and Allied Families, Chariton, IA, 1991, pages 1-4.

  17. Stout, Kemble. James Pindall Stout 1819-1903 and Burthena Shackelford Kemble 1824-1908, 1975, 353 pages.

  18. Stout, Richard. "[Abstract of his will, written 9 June 1703, proved 23 October 1705]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills - 1670-1730, page 446.

  19. Stout, Wayne D. Genealogy of the Sagers, Fisk, and Stout Families, Salt Lake City, UT, 1960, 583 pages.

  20. Welles, Theodore W. "Lucy Stout". Ancestral Tablets From Colonial Days to the Present Era: A Record of the Descendents of Gov. Thomas Welles ..., Press Print. and Pub. Co., Patterson, NJ, 1893, page 380.



Penelope: A Novel of New Amsterdam

This 370 page novel weaves together some known facts about Penelope Stout with family legend, 17th century historical facts, and pure literary fiction to create a fascinating adventure novel about this famous pioneer woman of New York and New Jersey.


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