Penelope Van Princen1

F, #8129, b. 1622, d. 1732
Father*Baron (?) Van Princess b. c 1595
Relationship10th great-grandmother of Robert Michael Damon
ReferenceTFT4033

Names and TItles

Variation: Penelope Van Prince.2
Variation: Penelope VonPrinces.3
Variation: Penelope VonPrincess.3
Married: Mrs. (Van Princen) Kent.4
Married: Mrs (Van Princen) Stout as of 1644.
     Penelope Van Princen was born in 1622 in Holland.1 She was the daughter of Baron (?) Van Princess. Penelope Van Princen married Richard Stout, son of John Stout and Elizabeth Bee, in 1644.2 Penelope Van Princen married John Kent.4 Penelope Van Princen married Richard Stout, son of John Stout and Elizabeth Bee, in 1645.1 Penelope Van Princen died in 1732.
     The story, founded on tradition, is told that a sick young Dutchman named van Pricen and his wife Penelope were left on a shipwrecked Dutch ship on Sandy Hook by the crew and passengers who went for relief. The Indians tomahawked the young man, mangled the wife and left her for dead. However, she recovered, subsisted for several days on berries, was discovered by an old Indian who preserved her life, and she was ransomed by the Dutch of New Netherlands. There, Penelope van Princen married Richard Stout. It is said that the old Indian visited them in Midletown, New Jersey and on one occasion informed them of a plot to massacre the whites. By putting them on guard the Indian saved the settlement from destruction.5 The ship on which Penelope came to New York from Prussia was wrecked on Staten Island. Indians killed all the others and left her for dead. Richard Stout found her and took her to his house. She Recovered from being disembowel, married Richard Stout and had 10 children.3 She and John Kent emmigrated from in Prussia. Penelope Van Princen and John Kent immigrated to in Staten Island, New Netherlands. Penelope Van Princen became a widow when her husband, John Kent died by an Indian Tomahawk. Penelope Van Princen became the mother of John Stout in 1645.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Richard Stout in 1646.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of James Stout in 1648.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Mary Stout in 1650.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Alice Stout in 1652.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Peter Stout in 1654.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Sarah Stout in 1656.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Jonathan Stout in 1660.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of David Stout in 1667.6 Penelope Van Princen became the mother of Benjamin Stout in 1669.6 Penelope Van's son was married at wedding of David Stout and Rebecca Ashton in 1688 in Freehold, New Jersey.7 Penelope Van's son Peter Stout died in 1703.6 Penelope Van Princen became a widow with the death of her husband, Richard Stout in 1705.2,1 Penelope Van's son Richard Stout died in 1717.6 Penelope Van's son Jonathan Stout died in 1722.6 Penelope Van's son John Stout died in 1724.6

References

     Penelope Van Princen has ID 4033 in Taber Family Tree.3

Family

Richard Stout b. 1602, d. 1705
Children
ChartsPedigree of Robert Damon (Big)
Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited)
Pedigree of Robert Damon (paged)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Big)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited)
Last Edited9 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. [S23] National Genealogical Society, NGS Quarterly, CD-ROM (Family Archive #210: Brøderbund Software, Inc.), Vol 52, Page 86. Hereinafter cited as NGS Quarterly.
  2. [S26] Family Archive #367, Notable British Families, CD-ROM (n.p.: Brøderbund Software, Inc.), American Families with British Ancestry, Page 2929.
  3. [S34] Barbara Wood Taber, Taber Family Tree, (Repository: Richard Smith Damon), (Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in).
  4. [S33] Steven Morgan, online http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/morgan
  5. [S23] National Genealogical Society, NGS Quarterly, Vol 52, Page 86-87.
  6. [S23] National Genealogical Society, NGS Quarterly, Vol 52, Page 87.
  7. [S23] National Genealogical Society, NGS Quarterly, Vol 52, Page 88.