1874-01-01: Arques Brothers Previously Agreed to Receive Last Payment from Yndart

Thursday, January 1, 1874 – Arques estate: to Yndart. Arques brothers on this date previously agreed to receive the last payment from Yndart who was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco on the final day.

v.2 p.295

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1873-09-13: Bolado and Arques Brothers sell 351+ Ac of Rancho Santa Ana to Hernandez

Saturday, September 13, 1873 – Joaquin Bolado (of San Francisco) & surviving heirs of José G. Arques, Joaquin R. (of Santa Clara County), Clemente C., and Luis Arques (both of Monterey County) grant to Estanislao Hernandez for $2,460.00 all that portion of Santa Ana Rancho; (complex description) containing 351.52 acres.

Deeds O, p. 92

Recorded 4 PM Thursday, September 18, 1873

1873-09-01: Joaquin R. Arques et. al. to Hernandez

1873-09-01: Joaquin R. Arques et. al. to Estanislao Hernandez [unknown transaction].

SBC: Book 2, p. 74

1873-08-30: Joaquin R. & Ellen Arques, Luis & Clemente Arques Sell to Yndart all interest in Rancho Santa Ana

Saturday, August 30, 1873 – Yndart buys land – Joaquin R & Ellen Arques, Clemente C. and Luis Arques sell to Juan Yndart for $30,000 all of their interest in the Santa Ana Rancho; very complex description.

Deeds O, p. 22

Recorded Friday, September 5, 1873

1873-07-14: Joaquin R. Arques Quitclaims His 1/3 Interest in Rancho Santa Ana Given to His Wife Ellen Arques

Monday, July 14, 1873 – Joaquin R. Arques to his wife Ellen Arques for $5.00 quitclaims his undivided 1/3 interest in 7,680 acres of Rancho Santa Ana

Deeds N p.340, 

v.2 p.311.

It refers to the deed of partition of June 8, 1869 between Bolado and Arques.

Recorded 3:30 PM Monday, July 14, 1873 

1873-07-12: Arques Brothers received from Martin Murphy Quitclaim to Lands he Sold Them

July 12, 1873 – Arques Brothers received from Martin Murphy a quitclaim to lands he sold them previously.

Deeds N, p. 338

Recorded 11:45 AM Monday, July 14, 1873

1873-06-03: Joaquin R. Arques Gives All of His Share in Rancho Santa Ana and More to His Wife Ellen G. Arques

June 3, 1873 – Joaquin R. Arques to Ellen G. Arques, his wife: deed; consideration of natural love and affection and other valuable consideration: doth give and grant all my right title interest and estate in and to those certain lots, pieces or parcels of land &c being an undivided 1/3 interest to 7,680 acres of land and portion of Rancho Santa Ana and for a more particular description of the lands hereby intended to be conveyed reference is made to a deed of partition dated June 8, 1869 made between Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques and also to a deed dated November 11, 1871 from Joaquin Bolado to the said José G. Arques.

v.2 p. 309.

Libr N deeds 204.

1873-06-02: Murphy sells his Entire Half Interest in Rancho Santa Ana & Hollister Lots to Arques Brothers

Monday, June 2, 1873 – Martin Murphy of Sunnyvale (to Arques brothers) grants for consideration of $27,000 to the Arques Brothers his entire (HALF) interest in lots in Hollister and 7,935 acres on Rancho Santa Ana.

Deeds N p. 195

Recorded 4:30 PM Wednesday, June 4, 1873

1873-04-01: Arques Estate – Decree of Distribution

Tuesday, April 1, 1873 – Arques Estate: Decree of Distribution.

Brothers Joaquin R, Luis, Clemente C. Arques and Martin Murphy gave consent that the José G. Arques estate may be distributed.

Order entered discharging executors.

v.2 p.287, 293.

Wm H. Webb was the counsel for executors.

1873-01-08: Bolado buys half of Yndart’s share of Arques heirs’ Share of Rancho

Wednesday, January 8, 1873 – Bolado buys half of Juan Yndart's share of Arques' heirs land; Juan Yndart and Joaquin Bolado agree for consideration of $15,000 to be paid by Bolado upon Yndart making a valid conveyance transferring a clear title to the land of undivided half interest and right he has aquired from the Arques brothers Luis, Joaquin and Clemente in various lots described as 3894 acres (v.2 p. 300); the land should border Bolado's existing land.

Book B of Agreements P. 64.

See 12/2/1872.

Recorded 6:20 PM Saturday, September 6, 1873 

1873-01-01: Arques Estate agreed to sell to Yndart share of Rancho.

Wednesday, January 1, 1873: Arques estate: to Yndart.

Arques brothers on this date previously agreed to sell to Yndart (conditional on securing title) who was to pay $15K 1/1/1873 in gold in San Francisco; the brothers needed time to complete title ownership.

Yndart was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco final day.

v.2 p.295

So Yndart owned half of Arques’s share, Martin Murphy owned the rest?

1872-05-09: Arques Estate sold to Hernandez all of its share of Rancho Quien Sabe

Thursday, May 9, 1872 – Joaquin R. Arques of Santa Clara and Luis Arques of Monterey County, executors of the estate of Joseph G. Arques, 1st parties, and Estanislao Hernandez of Monterey County.

12/26/1871: On the death of José G. Arques, He owned one undivided 8th of Quien Sabe abutting on San Joaquin Rancho and Santa Ana.

2/18/1872 The Arques’ sold to Hernandez ALL the right, title and interest in Rancho Quien Sabe (Santa Ana is not mentioned) – This is a confirmation of the sale referring to Probate Book A, page 321.

Deeds Book L p. 92, p. 91

Recorded May 15, 1872

1872-02-18: Hernandez buys Arques estate’s share of Rancho Quien Sabe

Sunday, February 18, 1872 – Estanislao Hernandez buys all of the José G. Arques estate's share of Rancho Quien Sabe.

Joaquin R. Arques of Santa Clara and Luis Arques of Monterey County, executors of the estate of Joseph G. Arques, 1st parties, and Estanislao Hernandez of Monterey County; 12/26/1871

On the death of José G. Arques, he owned one undivided 8th of Quien Sabe abutting on San Joaquin Rancho and Santa Ana.

2/18/1872 The Arques Estate sold to Hernandez all the right, title and interest in Rancho Quien Sabe (Santa Ana is not mentioned)  – Later, on May 9th 1872, is a confirmation of this sale referring to Probate Book A, page 321.

Deeds Book L p. 92

1872-01-04: José G. Arques Estate: Will Filed.

Monday, January 8, 1872 – Jose G. Arques' will endorsed and filed by his brother Joaquin R. Arques.

José G. Arques' will (dated 17 Oct 1867 at age 28) described an estate valued at $32,000:

  • Lots in Hollister valued at $2000
  • (~7900) 7935.14 (see v2 p.282) acres in Rancho Santa Ana valued at the sum of $20,000
  • 2779 acres in Rancho Quien Sabe valued at $7000

Entitled to half of residue are 6 cousins living in Barcelona, Spain:

  • Jose Arques 35
  • Endalda Arques 33
  • Magdalena Arques 31
  • Filomana Arques 29
  • Teresa Arques 27
  • Maria Arques 25 (v.2 p.276, 304)

[note that Martin Murphy later bought their combined half share before distribution],

Entitled to the other half of residue are his 3 brothers:

  • Clemente Arques (20) (all brothers are of Santa Clara county)
  • Joaquin R. Arques [executor] (27)
  • Luis Arques [executor] (22)

Brothers get undivided 1/6th each of estate

v.2 p.271, 292

1871-02-03: MacDougall, Arques and others sold Ranchos Quien Sabe & Las Aguilas to De Laveaga.

Friday, February 3, 1871 – Frederick A. MacDougall, Joaquin R. Arques and other owners sold Quien Sabe and Las Aguilas ranches for $180,000 to José Vicente De Laveaga.

Deeds J p. 424

Recorded 2/27/1871

Arques JR to Laveaga, JV de.

In “East of the Gabilans,” the records indicate that it was sold in 1875. The book also says that owners of record were Frederick & Francesca MacDougall, A. Calderon, Mercedes Calderon, Pedro Baca, and Joseph Estrem.

Source: Marjorie Pierce’s East of the Gabilans, p. 117.

Pierce, Marjorie. “East of the Gabilans” Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1.

See also: Biography of José Vicente De Laveaga: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CAMONTER/2005-02/1108661831

1869-04-05: Arques sold [?] to Francisco Sanjurjo

April 5, 1869: Joaquin R. Arques sold [unknown parcel] to Francisco Sanjurjo.

p. 540

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