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Freegift Stout

Male 1693 - 1769  (75 years)


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  • Name Freegift Stout  [1
    Born 1693  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Clover Hill, Hunterdon, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Between 10 Jul 1768 and 2 Aug 1769  Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I30860  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2020 

    Father David Stout,   b. 1667,   d. Aft 1725, Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ashton,   d. Aft 20 Apr 1714 
    Married 1688  [2, 6, 7
    Family ID F18324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Higgins,   b. 24 Jan 1700 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Stout
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abstract of the will of Freegift Stout:

      1763, June 9. Stout, Freegift, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, household goods, etc., and son, Isaac, to pay to her £lO yearly. In the lifetime of my son, Jodiah, I gave him a deed for his portion, which land is in Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co., and I give to my granddaughter, Rebecca Stout, the eldest surviving daughter of said Jodiah, the sum of £40 shillings. Son, Freegift Stout, farm in Amwell Twsp., which I bought of James Oliphant; also 76 acres out of my homestead where I live, and also 8 acres of meadow. Son, James, land in Amwell, which he now has, and which I bought of Valentine End. Son, Joshua, tract of land in Hopewell Twsp., which I purchased of Joslah Furman. Son, Obadiah, the tract which I lately bought of Jonathan Stout, being in Rocks- bury Twsp., Morris Co., at a place called Schooleys Mountain. Son, Isaac, the plantation where I live, except the 84 acres laid off to my son Freegift, and 30 acres which I sold to Hannis Case. Names daughter, Mary Chamberlain, wife of Richard Chamberlain. Moveable estate to Sarah Oliphant, wife of Ephraim Oliphant, of Kingwood Twsp.; Rebecca Taylor, wife of Edward Taylor, and Rachel Rounsavell, wife of Richard Rounsavell, Jr., both of Amwell Twsp. (Mary Chamberlain having 20 acres of land). Executors — sons, Freegift and James. Witnesses — Joseph Higgins, John Stout, John Manners.

      1766, May 18. Codicil. By my last will I gave to my son, Obadiah, a tract of land which I bought of Jonathan Stout, in Rocksburg Twsp., Morris Co., but, instead of the land I give him £150. Granddaughter, Ann Stout, daughter of my son, Jodiah Stout, 40 shillings, when she is 18. The said land in Rocksbury to be sold, and the money given to my four daughters — Mary, wife of Richard Chamberlain; Sarah, wife of Ephraim Oliphant; Rebecca, wife of Edward Taylor, and Rachel, wife of Richard Rounsavell, Jr. Witnesses — Joseph Higgins, John Stout, John Manners.

      1768, July 10. Codicil. My daughter, Sarah, wife of Ephraim Oliphant, is deceased, so her legacy is to be divided between her surviving children, when they come of age. Witnesses — Peter Vandyck, Peter Vandyck, Jr., Benjamin Stout. Proved Aug. 2, 1769.

      1769, Aug. 2. Inventory, £208.19.8, made by Peter Vandicke and Joseph Moore.

      1772, Jan. 23. Account by Executors.

      Lib. 14, p. 64; Lib. 14, p. 68; Lib. 14, p. 420.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4859] Orra Eugene Monnette, "Richard Higgins of Plymouth and Eastham, Mass., and Piscataway, N.J., and Some of His Descendants." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 46:387, 1915; 47:20, 1916.

    2. [S3076] Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Early Settlers of New Jersey and Their Descendants, Volume 4, by John E. Stillwell. New York, 1916.

    3. [S3113] The History of the Stout Family by Nathan Stout. First published 1823. Fourth edition, incorporating earlier revisions by Sarah Weart (1878) and Joab B. Stout (1906). Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: George A. Chandler, 1929.

    4. [S4858] Richard Higgins: A Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and His Descendants by Katherine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918.

    5. [S4857] Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series -- Vol. 33, ed. A. Van Doren Honeyman. Somerville, New Jersey: The Unionist-Gazette Association, 1928.

    6. [S3107] Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Early Settlers of New Jersey and Their Descendants, Volume 3, by John E. Stillwell. New York, 1914.

    7. [S4952] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." The American Genealogist 20:112, 1943.