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.

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1855-11-09 – Petition for appointment of guardian of Maria Barbara Anzar

Friday, November 9, 1855: Anzar estate: Petition by F. Granados for appointment as guardian of Maria Barbara Anzar filed; so ordered.

A prob min. p.258

Abstract v.2 p.194

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

1854-07-12: 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