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Wills - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Josephine Hoey
An Estate Settled
The Last Creditors of Mrs. Josephine Hoey Get Their Money
When the late Mrs. Josepine Hoey, widow of John Hoey of Hollywood, died in 1896, she was indebted to the merchants of Long
Branch and others to the amount of $20,000. Her estate was left to her sons, Fred and George Hoey, and to her daughter, Mrs.
Josephine Hone. They were also made the executors of the will. The estate was being disposed of by the executors when the
creditors, fearing that their claims would not be satisfied, filed a bill in chancery restraining the executors from using
up the estate in paying bills other than those contracted by Mrs. Hoey. The executors were removed and Matthias Woolley was
appointed administrator to settle up the estate. The court decided that the claims of the creditors had priority over the
legatees and some bequests that had already been made had to be refunded. Last week, after four years of litigation, the last
of the creditors received their money from the administrator. Several Long Branch merchants had claims of over $1,000 each. The
settlement of the case involved fourteen law suits.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1901
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