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Penelope Van Princis Stout
Birth: 1622
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: 1732
Middletown
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. Partially scalped and bleeding from an abdominal wound, she was rescued by friendly Indians and eventually recovered from her injuries. After her return to the European settlements, Penelope married an English-born colonist, Richard Stout, with whom she had a large family. In time the Stouts came to settle in Middletown, NJ, where Penelope lived to the ripe old age of 110. Several of the Stouts' colonial era descendants are interred in the Presbyterian Burial Ground off King's Highway in Middletown, and while the exact location of Penelope's grave is unknown, she, too, was buried in this Monmouth County town. (bio by: Nikita Barlow) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Richard Stout (1610 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  John Stout (1645 - 1724)*
  James Stout (1648 - 1715)*
  Mary Stout Bowne (1650 - 1675)*
  Alice Stout Throckmorton (1652 - 1703)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Stout Pike (1656 - 1714)*
  Jonathan Stout (1665 - 1722)*
  David Stout (1667 - 1732)*
  Benjamin Stout (1669 - 1734)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown, Other.
Specifically: Actual Site in Middletown Unknown
Plot: Actual site in Middletown unknow
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Jan 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6082496
Penelope <i>Van Princis</i> Stout
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Penelope <i>Van Princis</i> Stout
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My 9th Great Grandmother.
- Beverly Brooks Weldon
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014
great of strength are for your family my 9th great grandmother. you will not soon be forgotten.
- kelly allison
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
You are my 9th. great grandmother on my father's side. I feel so proud and honored I am part of your family. You were amazing!
- Jill Roberts
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
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