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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1873-09-05: Arques, L. et al, by Sheriff, E. Hernandez

September 9, 1873: Arques, L. et al, by Sheriff, Estanislao Hernandez.

[No more information available]

p. 92

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

1873-06-02: 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

1873-05-14: Teresa Arques de Casals of Barcelona sells her share of Rancho Santa Ana & Hollister Lots to Murphy

May 14, 1873 — Teresa Arques de Casals (to Martin Murphy) wife of Buenaventura Casals of Barcelona grants to Martin Murphy for $4000 her share of 7,935 acres of the Rancho Santa Ana and lots in Hollister.

Libr. A of Deeds p. 327

1873-04-13: Arques Estate: Sale of land to Hernandez Confirmed

April 13, 1873 – José G. Arques estate: sale of land to Estanislao Hernandez confirmed and legal conveyance directed to be made.

NOTE: this sale is of part of Rancho Quien Sabe.

V.2 p. 23.

No more details.

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.

1873-03-26: Arques Estate: Spanish Cousins Sold Interests in Rancho to Murphy

March 26, 1873 – Arques Estate: it appearing that all the non-resident heirs interested in said estate (Cousins in Barcelona, Spain) have sold all their interests in said estate to Martin Murphy a resident of the State of California; approved.

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?

1872-12-12: Murphy buys Half of Arques Estate 7,935 ac of Rancho Santa Ana & Hollister Lots from Spanish Heirs Before Distribution

Thursday, December 12, 1872 – José G. Arques Estate: from Spanish cousins to Martin Murphy.

José G Arques et. al. (cousins in Spain named in his will) granted to Martin Murphy their share of 7,935 acres of Rancho Santa Ana and lots in Hollister — before distribution — so Murphy becomes entitled to 1/2 the José G. Arques estate (the shares of the cousins in Spain) in this grant to Martin Murphy of Santa Clara for $24,000.

Book Deeds M. p. 457.

It refers to partition deed from Bolado to Arques of 6/8/1869, and a 11/11/1871 deed from Bolado to Arques.

1872-12-02: Half of Arques Estate Sold Conditionally to Juan Yndart

Monday, December 2, 1872 – Owners of half of the Arques estate to Juan Yndart.

Brothers Joaquin R. Arques of Santa Clara County and Luis and Clemente Arques of Monterey County agreed to sell:

  • lots 24 and 20
  • the part of lot 19 west of Santa Ana Valley Road
  • lots 23 and 25, the eastern boundary of the two last named lots being the Santa Ana Valley Road as now traveled
  • the whole tract known as the "pasture field" being enclosed and a part of Santa Ana Rancho, and currently leased to Yndart

…to Yndart (conditional on securing title) who paid $15K 1/1/1873 in gold in SF.

The brothers needed time to complete title ownership. Yndart was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco the final day.

v.2 p.295

Yndart owned half of the José G. Arques Estate' share, Martin Murphy owned the rest?

Agreements Book 2, pp. 1-3. v2 p.295

Recorded Monday, January 6, 1873. 

1872-11-06: Hernandez bought from Luis Arques 562.5 ac of Rancho Santa Ana

Wednesday, November 6, 1872 – Estanislao Hernandez bought from Luis Arques of Hollister 562.50 acres of Rancho Santa Ana for $15,375 gold coin.

Deeds M p. 243.

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

1872-01-29: José G. Arques’ will to probate: Owned 1/8th of Rancho Quien Sabe

Monday, January 29, 1872 – José G. Arques' will to probate – He owned one undivided 8th of Rancho Quien Sabe abutting on San Joaquin Rancho and Rancho Santa Ana.

Deeds L p. 91.

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