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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
Mary Stoute or Stout was born about 1650 in
Gravesend, Long Island. New York. She was the daughter of
Richard Stout and Penelope van Princis. The
Bowne file at Monmouth County Historical Society.
A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by Edwin Salter was published in 1890. He used the term "Indians" so it is used here as this material comes from his book.
The official deed was signed by Popomora and acknowledged by Governor Nicholls of New York on April 7, 1665. Lib 3, page 1 in the office of Secretary of State at Albany, NY. A copy is in the Secretary of State's office, Trenton. The founders of the settlement were "honorable, conscientious men". They kept careful records of the amounts paid, to whom and who contributed money toward the purchase. "James Bowne of Long Island contributed 1 pound, 14 s, 6 d.toward the purchase." His brother John and father William all were original patent holders.
One of the stipulations was that the land be settled within three years time with homes, planted land and 100 families.
James Bowne wed Mary
Stoute on Dec. 26, 1665. Bans had been given on Nov. 26,
1665. They were both of Gravesend, Long Island. Marriage
Records of Gravesend, Long Island. They soon moved to Monmouth
County. According to The Town book of Old Middletown,
"lots at Portland Point, at or near Highlands, were
awarded in order as follows:" James Bowne is listed 2nd
and William Bowne 8th of nine settlers. The first entry
was Dec. 30, 1667 so it was probably in 1668 that they moved to
Mary's parents were amongst those who moved from Long Island to Monmouth County. The Stout family is mentioned in First Settlers of Ye Plantations by Monnette. on page 168,9 it states that Richard Stout bought land in Monmouth County, New Jersey from the indians. In the Monmouth County land Records liber II, part 2, folio 62 dated May 1677 Richard Stout is noted as a neighbor in a new purchase in Middletown, South Harbor, on Ramanessing Brook.
Gravesend Town Record shows that on April 20, 1670 James Bowne sold 7 acres to Samuel Holmes "lying at a certain neck called Cellersneck betwixt Sander Lennordser and the highway". This may well be where James and Mary first had a home.
"Grants and Concessions noted in the Proprietors Records 1675 at Perth Amboy" made note of the warrants already allowed earlier. Each "first purchaser" was allowed 500 acres, then each man and wife 120 acres each, then there were allowances for children and servants. James Bowne claimed 240 acres for himself and wife
According to Some Bowne Footprints... James and Mary
Bowne had 4 sons. He lists them:
1. James Bowne Jr. born about 1667
2. Andrew Bowne born about 1668/9 wed Anna LNU. He died 1710
3. John Bowne
4. William Bowne
There were probably daughters, but they are unknown at this time.
The NJ Colonial civil List 1667 - July 4, 1776 by William Nelson for the National Society of Colonial Dames list men who served in positions of responsibility. James Bound (Bowne) was Judge Local County of Middletown June 30, 1685 Liber C, page 100
According to Bowne Footprints James Bowne died in
either 1692 or 1695. It is not known where he is buried. It is not
known when Mary Stout Bowne died.
If you know the answer please CONTACT US
1. What are the names of all their children?
2.. When did Mary die?
3. Where are they buried?
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