Wills - NJ - 1901 - Rev. Godfrey E. Hancock

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Wills - NJ - 1901 - Rev. Godfrey E. Hancock

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Rev. Godfrey E. Hancock, who died suddenly at West Asbury Park about a month ago, left a will which he made in 1897. His brother, Rev. Exekiel C. Hancock of Ocean Grove, formerly of Red Bank, was made executor of the will. All his property of every kind he left to his widow for her use during her life or as long as she remained his widow. He directed that his widow, from the income of the estate, make provision for the education of his son, Godfrey Olin Hancock, during his minority, and if after he becomes of age he desires to pursue a further course of study she shall, if her own wants are provided for, render him such assistance as she may deem advisable. In case of his wife's death or her marrying again the will directs that $2,000 be paid to the executor, to be held in trust for Mr. Hancock's daughter, Jennie E., wife of Elwood P. Cummings, she to receive the interest of the same. Upon the daughter's death the $2,000 is to go to the son, Godfrey Olin Hancock, and he is also to receive the residue of the estate. Mr. Hancock left a cottage at Pitman Grove and this the executor was empowered to sell. The will provided that under no circumstances was either the daughter or son to receive any portion of the principal of the estate until they reached the age of 25 years.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Sep 11, 1901

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