1870-10-04: Final Partition Decree: SW 24,411 Acres to Bolado/Arques, NE 24,411 Acres to MacDougall & Anzar Heirs

Tuesday, October 4, 1870 – Report of commissioners filed.

LARGER Final partition decree:

F. L. Ripley, surveyor, made Final Partition of Santa Ana and Quien Sabe Ranchos:

Bolado and Arques got Lot 1: Southwestern half 24,411.30 Ac,

MacDougall and Anzar heirs got Lot 2: Northeastern half 24,411.30 Ac

expenses of survey and partition $761.25

v. 2 p. 263 to 265.

1870-08-22: Bolado/Arques vs. Anzar/MacDougall Suit: 1848 Anzar/Larios Partition Declared Invalid

Monday, August 22, 1870 – Bolado/Arques vs. Anzar et. al. (Frederick A. MacDougall) lawsuit: findings filed:

1st: in the year 1834 there were two tracts of unclaimed lands, the Quien Sabe and Santa Ana, unlimited in quantity.

(NOTE: There are 40 historical points entered here that have been entered as posts in historical order in this record; they are not duplicated in this post. Look for category: Bolado/Arques Suit.)

CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

That as the land granted to Juan Miguel Anzar and Manuel Salvador Larios had not been segregated from the public domain and the external boundaries had not been fixed by the government of Mexico, the said Anzar & Larios could not make a partition of same as attempted by them in 1848 and that all of their proceedings for a partition before the land granted was finally located by the Mexican Government or its successor, the United States, were null and void and not binding either at law or in equity;

Plaintiffs (Bolado & Arques) and defendants (Anzar et. al., & MacDougall) are jointly seized in fee simple of said whole of said premesis described in said letters patent and hold possessions and enjoy the same as tenants in common;

That the plaintiffs as among themselves are seized in fee of said one undivided 1/2 part of all of said premises and hold the same according to their respective rights and interests therein but which rights and interests as between them are not now determined.

That the said Defendants as among themselves are seized in fee of the one undivided half &c &c.

That said Plaintiffs as among themselves are entitled to have a half part of said premises quantity and quality relatively considered, set apart to them in severalty and that said Defendant as among themselves are entitled to have a half &c;

That commissioners should be appointed to make partition; that such commissioners should, if the same can be equitably done, set apart to Plaintiffs' and Defendant's lands embracing their respective improvements; let an interlocutory decree be drawn accordingly.

s, S. B. McKee, District Judge.

v.2 p.255

NOTE: Samuel Bell McKee served as a Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1880 – 1887.

http://www.cschs.org/02_history/02_c.html 

See also: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_rlg4413/is_CUBU0017/ai_n15473235 

1869-08-04: Bolado/Arques Suit vs. MacDougall (Anzar et. al): Suit: answers to cross complaint filed

Wednesday, August 4, 1869: Suit: answers to cross complaint filed.

1869-07-26: MacDougall (Anzar et. al) Answer Bolado/Arques’ Suit Re: Partition

Monday, July 26, 1869 – Suit: Frederick A. MacDougall's (Anzar et. al.) answer and cross complaint:

That so much of plaintiff's (Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques) prayer seeks to obtain decree of this court declaring the pretended partition a good and valid partition; or declaring plaintiffs to be exclusive owners of that part of the lands called Santa Ana; or as seems to establish the pretended dividing line set up in plaintiff's complaints, or compelling these defendants to make conveyances and assurances of title to plaintiffs to be denied.

MacDougall requests court to decree that MacDougall has an undivided 12th of lands granted by letters patent, and the said defendants Juan Francisco Anzar, Anatolio Anzar & Policronio Anzar each own 5 undivided 36ths; and said plaintiffs as among themselves to be the owners of one undivided half part thereof, and that the land be divided in an equitable and just manner.

v.2 p.247

1868-12-22: Horace Hawes dispute with Anzar Heirs regarding 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe Purchased from Jones

Tuesday, December 22, 1868 – Frederick A. MacDougall et. al. deed to Horace Hawes: Frederick A. MacDougall, and minors acting through their legal guardian Frederick A. MacDougall: (Juan Francisco Anzar, Anatolio Anzar, Policronio Guadalupe Anzar) Deed to Horace Hawes…

Horace Hawes sued Anzar et. al. 10/5/1868 in Monterey’s 3rd Judicial District Court alleging Juan Miguel Anzar made contract with William Carey Jones 6/20/1851, that Horace Hawes bought; the court awarded Horace Hawes the undivided 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe.

Book H p. 48

v.2 p.224 – said Rancho Quien Sabe contained 5 square leagues of land, more or less.

v.2 p. 217-225

Recorded Saturday, January 2, 1869

1868-11-14: Bolado/Arques vs. MacDougall et. al: Summons Issued

Bolado Arques vs MacDougall et al. (Anzar heirs). Summons issued.

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1868-11-14: Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques sue Anzar et. al. over Partition of 1848

Saturday, November 14, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques sue Anzar et. al.

Describes history and borders, describing partition, how the patent was awarded, and that the partition previously made was fair and just, but now the defendants (the Anzars) now ignore the partition.

Bolado and Arques claim that if the partition is not valid, then they are the owners of one undivided half of all lands patented, and the defendant MacDougall is the owner of one undivided 12th part and minors Juan Francisco Anzar, Anatolio Anzar and Policronio de Guadalupe Anzar are each the owner of 5 undivided 36th parts thereof.

That the defendant Anzars contend that the patent vested in each of the defendants the title to one undivided 5th part and Manuel Larios and his successors the remaining 1/5th part.

That the patent is a cloud upon plaintiffs' title, that they are ready and willing to convey to defendants all interest in the Quien Sabe.

Prays decree that Patent award one half for the benefit of defendants, half for Larios and successors.

Attorneys Peckham and Payne.

v. 2 p 227-244.

Bolado/Arques suit claimed that the Patent didn't declare the interest that each of the patentees was to take, but granted severally to all.

But under said partition, Manuel Larios and his successors (Bolado & Arques) were and are the owners of the Santa Ana, and Defendants (Anzar et. al.) were and are the owners of the Quien Sabe

That the partition is just, and equal and valid in equity; that defendants give out and pretended that the same was not a valid partition and now refuse to recognize the same.

v.2 p. 242

If the partition is not valid, Bolado/Arques own an undivided half of all lands patented; that MacDougall owns one undivided 12/th, the 3 Anzar heirs each own 5 undivided 36ths parts thereof.

Defendants contend that the patent vested in each of the Defendants the title to one undivided 5th part and Larios and his successors the remaining 1/5th part.

That the patent is a cloud upon Plaintiff's title; that they are ready and willing to convey all interest in Quien sabe.

v.2 p.243

Prays decree that Patent award one half for the benefit of Defendants (Bolado/Arques) and half for the benefit of Manual Larios and his successors.

That Defendants shall execute conveyances that vest in Plaintiffs a full and complete title to half of all the right, title and interest which passed from the Government of the United States to the grantees by said letters patent.

That the court decree that the instrument of 2/13/1848 was sufficient partition and the Plaintiffs will be said to be the owners in severalty of Santa Ana if the partition is true.

1868-10-05: Horace Hawes sued Anzar Heirs claiming Anzar sold 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe to WC Jones which Hawes Bought.

Horace Hawes sued Frederick A. MacDougall et. al. (Juan Miguel Anzar heirs) in Monterey County’s 3rd Judicial District Court alleging Anzar made contract with William Carey Jones 6/20/1851, that Horace Hawes bought; the court awarded Hawes 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe.

For particulars, see Liber H of conveyances p 48; 217 abstract v.2 p.215

1860-05-01: President James Buchanan issues patent for Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Tuesday, May 1, 1860 – President James Buchanan in Washington issues United States patent for the Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe grant. The patent was issued for the combined ranch — and it described its boundaries — to Manuel Larios et. al (including the heirs of Juan Miguel Anzar: Frederick A. MacDougall, Anatolio Anzar, Juan Francisco Anzar and Policronio Anzar).

The grant was originally issued Monday, April 8, 1839 by Governor of Alta California Juan B. Alvarado to claimants Manuel Larios and Juan Miguel Anzar.

California State Map ID number: MC 4:4-574 Grant number: 237.

Book A Patents p 55-62.

“To all whom these presents shall come: Greeting”

Book 1 pp. 9-23

NOTE FROM THE BOLADO/ARQUES SUIT, V2 P. 253: THAT THE LANDS GRANTED INCLUDE ONLY A PART OF THE LANDS PETITIONED FOR, AND A PART ONLY OF THAT DESCRIBED IN THE DECREE OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/rancho.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan

1856-12-12: Court substitutes MacDougall a party claimant instead of Maria A. Castro

An order was made by United States District Court substituting Frederick A. MacDougall a party claimant instead of Maria A. Castro and reviving said claim in the name of said heirs. 

Source: suit, v2. p.252

A decree of the said district court on said appeal affirming the decree of the commissioners was made. 

That said decree became final, survey was made of 48,822 60/100 acres as much of the public land was excluded from the exterior limits of the said Quien Sabe side as from those of the said Santa Ana grant. 

That the survey was finally approved by the surveyor general on the 3rd of May 1859 and the lands embraced in the survey are the same as in Patent. 

The decision to divide the combined Santa Ana and Quien Sabe as undivided halves to Anzar and Larios was appealed to US District Court in Southern District of California, undetermined until 12/12/1856.

That day, since Maria had died 5/30/1855, MacDougall and Anzar heirs became party claimant in place of Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall.

Abstract, v.2 p. 238-9, 252

That the quantity of lands granted was not ascertained until 12 December 1856 where the final decree of said United States District Court was made.

Bolado/Arques suit, v2. p.249-50   

1856-08-08: Maria de Anzar Estate – Order of distribution of Rancho Quien Sabe

Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall Estate: Order of distribution of her interest in Rancho Quien Sabe:

Frederick A. MacDougall inherits 1/3 of her one undivided half share (which is one undivided sixth of the entire Rancho Quien Sabe)

Abstract v.2 p 209, 211.

Each child receives one undivided third of the remaining 2/3 of her 1/2 share; each inherits 1/9th of Rancho Quien Sabe

Abstract v.2 p. 212.
v.2 p. 203 & 239

1856-04-09: Anzar estate: Guardianship of Minors

Wednesday, April 9, 1856: Anzar estate: Order settling account of guardian for 1st year of guardianship of Anatolio Anzar.

Shows a cash balance of $12,859.97 in hands of guardian, less $419.07 to be paid out of said balance.

A prob min p. 327.
v.2 p. 195.

Order settling guardian’s account of Policronio Anzar

A prob min. p. 327

Order settling guardian’s account of Juan Francisco Anzar

A prob min. 329.

1856-04-07: Anzar estate: affadavit of publication filed

Anzar estate: affadavit of publication filed

Abstract v.2 p.195

1856-03-26: Anzar estate: petition of guardian MacDougall to sell personal property

Anzar estate: petition of guardian MacDougall to sell personal property.

Abstract v.2 p.195

1855-11-24: Anzar estate: report of guardian of Maria Barbara; and of 3 other heirs

Saturday, November 24, 1855: Anzar estate: report and application of Frederick A. MacDougall, guardian of Maria Barbara Anzar filed; and accounts of guardians of the 3 other heirs: Juan Francisco Anzar, Policronio de Guadelupe Anzar and Anatolio Anzar.

1855-05-30: Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall died intestate in San Juan

Wednesday, May 30, 1855 – Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall died intestate in San Juan. She died after inheriting 1/2 of the undivided Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe from her husband, Juan Miguel Anzar, who died October 29th, 1852.

(At the time of his death, Juan Miguel Anzar believed that he owned the Rancho Quien Sabe partition of the Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe; but it was later determined that he (and his estate) owned 1/2 the undivided combined rancho, per a later decision of the US Board of Land Commissioners 11/7/1854)

Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall died owning 1/2 (3/6ths) of Rancho Quien Sabe; the other half was owned by her 3 children.

Each minor receives 1/3 of 2/3 of her 1/2 share; which is an additional 1/9th of Rancho Quien Sabe.

(MacDougall got the other 1/3rd of Maria’s 1/2 share)

Bolado/Arques suit, v2 p. 252.

Abstract v.2 p. 212

1855-05-05: Anzar estate: report of sale filed – order allowance for support of minor heirs

Saturday, May 5, 1855: Anzar estate: report of sale filed – order allowance for support of minor heirs.

1855-02-27: Anzar estate: petition and orders of sale of personal property.

Tuesday, February 27, 1855: Anzar estate: petition and orders of sale of personal property.

A prob min. p. 208 v2 p.194

1854-12-26: Anzar estate – Inventory and appraisment filed – Order of Distribution

Anzar estate: Inventory and appraisment of estate of filed. Each 1/6th is worth ($1,666.66) per appraisers Johnson & Harris, verified by MacDougall.

Order of Distribution – the final accounts of this estate having been settled and an order made for the payment of all debts and; petition for distribution having been duly made to this court; (to be held in common until partition):

To widow Maria Antonia Castro de MacDougall one undivided half of the Rancho Quien Sabe containing 4 square leagues more or less and other property;

To the minor heirs each one undivided one sixth – to be held in common until partition by metes and bounds.

A prob min p.195 v. 2 pp 191-193

1854-12-22: Anzar estate – Affadavit of publication of notice to creditors filed

Friday, December 22, 1854: Anzar estate – Affadavit of publication of notice to creditors of estate of Juan Miguel Anzar filed.

San Francisco Times and Transcript newspaper published notice 5/30/1853 to 6/30/1853; printed notice attached.

1854-11-08: Anzar estate: final account of Anzar estate executor filed

Wednesday, November 8, 1854: Anzar estate: final account of Juan Miguel Anzar estate executor filed.

A prob. min 191.

Petition for settlement of final account filed.

Notice of hearing and certificate of posting filed.

Abstract v.2 p.190

1854-11-07: Bolado/Arques suit: Board of Land Commissioners: Anzar heirs substituted as claimants

Tuesday, November 7, 1854: Per the Joaquin Bolado/JG Arques suit:

BEFORE THIS DATE Juan Miguel Anzar's will entered probate

Abstract: v.2 p.237, 252 (it was documented as actually happening 2/3/1853 or 2/23 – Abstract v.2 p. 171)

ON THIS DATE, devisees were substituted as claimants by the Board of Land Commissioners with Manuel Larios – 11/7/1854:

The Board of Land Commissioners:

The joint Larios/Anzar claim (Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe) was bounded: commencing at the northwest corner of a place called El Lomito del Corral Viejo (lomito means little hill) and running thence easterly towards the Cañada (gorge) des Pecachos in the line of the place called San Joaquin (Later entries say Rancho San Felipe; Abstact v.2 p.240) to the base of the range of the mountain called Quien Sabe, thence along the base of said mountains southerly to the Arroyo de Joaquin Soto, thence down said arroyo to its junction with the stream called Arroyo del Puerto del Rosario. Thence down said stream to a crossing of wagon Road to San Juan and thence by a place called Loma de en Media (?) to the place of beginning.

And said land was confirmed as one undivided half to Larios and the other undivided half to the Anzar heirs. (The 1848 Partition was disregarded). Abstract v.2 p. 238

Appeal was made to the District Court of the US in the Southern District, it was pending and undecided until 12/12/1856.

Abstract v.2 p. 238-9

1854-09-28: Anzar estate: Appraisers of for minor heirs appointed

Thursday, September 28, 1854: Anzar estate – Appraisers of for minor heirs appointed: WS Johnson, Estanislaus Hernandez, Daniel Harris

1854-07-25: Frederick A. MacDougall married Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar

Tuesday, July 25, 1854 – Frederick A. MacDougall married Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar, wife of the deceased Juan Miguel Anzar, owner of Rancho Quien Sabe.

(MacDougall later inherited 1/3 of her 1/2 share which is 1 undivided 6th of Quien Sabe.

Her heirs inherited the other 2/3rds.)

NOTE: But according to later court decisions, Quien Sabe hadn't been separated from Rancho Santa Ana.

Abstract v.2 p 209, 211

Abstract v.2 p. 203 & 239

Bolado/Arques suit, v.2 p.252

1854-07-24: Anzar estate: distribution of personal property, MacDougall bonds reduction

Monday, July 24, 1854: Anzar estate – report of commissioners on distribution of personal property filed.

A probate min. p. 166.

Petition of Frederick A. MacDougall to have the amount of his bonds reduced.

1854-07-12: Anzar Estate – MacDougall bonds filed for each minor heir

Wednesday, July 12, 1854: Anzar estate – Frederick A. MacDougall filed bonds for each minor: Anatolio Anzar, Maria Barbara Anzar, Policronio de Guadelupe Anzar, Juan Francisco Anzar.

All approved the same day.

Abstract v.2 p.189

A probate min. p. 165

1854-06-27: Anzar estate: resignation of Maria Antonio Castro de Anzar to be accepted

Anzar estate: resignation of Maria Antonio Castro de Anzar to be accepted providing the court appoints Frederick A. MacDougall in her place.

Notice of application and resignation filed.

Order appointing MacDougall executor and guardian of minor children.

Abstract V. 2 p. 188

1854-06-15: Anzar estate – MacDougall petitions court to appoint him Administrator

June 15, 1854: Anzar estate – MacDougall petitions court — based on the desire of Maria Castro de Anzar to resign as administrator — to appoint him as administrator and guardian of Maria and Juan Miguel Anzar's children.

Abstract v. 2 p. 187-188

1854-05-09: Anzar estate – petition for division of personal property

Monday May 9, 1854: Anzar estate – petition for division of personal property file by Martina Antonio Castro de Anzar

A Probate min. p. 138

1853-02-16: Anzar estate: Special term of Monterey County Probate Court

Wednesday, February 16, 1853: Special term of Monterey County Probate Court for will of JM Anzar.

Libr B of Wills, p. 13.

Letters testimentary issued to Jose Antonio Anzar and Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar according to the petition & without bond.

Letters of guardianship of Juan Francisco Anzar, Anatolio and Policronio de Guadalupe heirs, and Maria Barbara, the adopted child of said Juan Miguel Anzar. Order appointing appraisers; Ja (sic) MacDougall, Kodoro (sic) (Teodoro) Castellano and Estebano de la Torre.

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