1873-08-04: Avy Sells Parcels of Rancho Santa Ana Lands to Arques Brothers

Monday, August 4, 1873 – Charles Avy (1st party) sold to Luis & Clemente Arques (2nd party) who paid to Avy $23,466 gold coin

  • land near Tres Pinos Creek beginning at a stake in the center of the Arroyo Joaquin Soto from which a cottonwood tree marked SAR… (COMPLEX DESCRIPTION) southwest corner of Rancho Santa Ana; along western boundary line of Rancho Santa Anita; 941 acres; being a part of lands described in agreement between Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques July 15, 1868 in Book A of Agreements, p. 305
  • lands (complex description) described in the deed thereof from Charles Avy (first party) herein to Justo Sotello dated February 26 1872 in Book J of Deeds p. 579
  • lands from the Avy Patent. 

Deeds N. p. 388.

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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 

1873-06-03: 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.

1871-12-26: José G. Arques died in Hollister at 32

Tuesday, December 26, 1871 – José G. Arques died in Hollister (1839-1871: age 32)

v.2 p. 303, p.280, p. 275,

At the time of his death, he owned 7935.14 acres

v.2 p. 282, p. 293

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1871-11-11: Bolado Quitclaims to Arques 169+ Acres

Saturday, November 11, 1871 – Joaquin Bolado of Monterey County, 1st party, remised, relased and quitclaims to José G. Arques of same place, 2nd party; consideration $1.00:

Lot 48

Back of Lot 16,

NE corner of 16

Many complicated parcels

169 4/10ths acres.

Book K. p. 359

Recorded November 22, 1871

1871-11-09: Bolado & Arques sell 451+ ac. and 93 ac. to Hernandez

Thursday, November 9, 1871 – Joaquin Bolado & Jose G. Arques to Estanislao Hernandez 451.55 acres and 93 acres for $5067.

Recorded 12/2/1871

Book K, p. 409

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 

1870-07-05: Hernandez & Arques bought Anatolio Anzar’s share of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Thursday, July 5, 1870 – Estanislao Hernandez & Joseph G. Arques bought all of Anatolio del Refugio Anzar's entire share of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe for $26,000.

v.2 p.269.

NOTE: It should have been one undivided one sixth; see 12/26/1854, worth $1,666.66 at that time.

Deeds J. p 44.

Recorded July 7, 1870 

1870-04-07: Bolado/Arques vs. MacDougall Suit: Plaintiffs have 10 days after filing to give notice of new trial.

April 4, 1870 – Suit: stipulation filed that plaintiffs have 10 days after notice of filing finding of fact to give notice of new trial. (etc.)

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

1869-06-08: Bolado and Arques sign Partition Deed

Tuesday, June 8 1869 – PARTITION DEED of PART OF RANCH: José G. Arques of Monterey County to Joaquin Bolado of San Francisco:

They are tenants in common of equal parts; now, a complex description of a PARTITION OF RANCH: 8887.87 acres to Bolado, 7407.04 to Arques

Deeds Book I p. 8

v.1 p.163

Recorded 9AM, Thursday July 15, 1869.

1869-02-26: Bolado & Arques sell 300+ Acres to Sampson Duncan

Friday, February 26, 1869 – Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques both of San Francisco sell 300.42 acres to  Sampson Duncan for $14,123.80 gold coin, (a complex description of the lands); a public highway 60 feet wide between lands of Duncan and William J. Reed.

Deeds H, p. 305

Recorded Saturday, March 13, 1869 

1868-11-24: Bolado sells 562.5 Acres of Rancho Santa Ana to Arques

Tuesday, November 24, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado sells to José G. Arques, both of San Francisco, a complex description of 562.50 acres of Rancho Santa Ana, for $4,218.75 gold coin.

Deeds H, p. 304

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.

1868-11-04: Bolado & Arques sell 500 acres of Rancho Santa Ana to Doern

Wednesday, November 4, 1868: Joaquin Bolado and Joseph G. Arques to Antonio Doern of Santa Clara for $7,500 gold coin; 500 acres except for public highway.

Book G. p. 592

Recorded 9:04 AM Monday, November 30, 1868 

1868-11-04: Bolado & Arques sell 345 Acres of Rancho Santa Ana to Maples

Wednesday, November 4, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado and Joseph G. Arques grant to Thompson W. Maples of Santa Clara for $8,625 a portion of Rancho Santa Ana 345 acres except for public highway.

Book G. p. 589

Recorded 9:02 AM Monday, November 30, 1868 

1868-11-04: Bolado & Arques sell 259+ Acres of Rancho Santa Ana to Reed

Wednesday, November 4, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques grant to William J. Reed of Santa Clara for $6,489.50 in gold coin a (very complex) portion of Rancho Santa Ana of 259.58 acres.

Book G. p. 586

Bolado Reed Deed 1868

Recorded: 9 AM Monday, November 30, 1868

1868-10-30: Bolado & Arques sell 500 acres of Rancho Santa Ana to William A. Moody

Friday, October 30, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado and Joseph G. Arques to William A. Moody of Santa Clara for $7,500 part of Rancho Santa Ana 500 acres except for portion which is a public highway.

Book G. p. 587

Recorded 9:01 AM Monday, November 30, 1868 

1868-10-07: Bolado & Arques sell 500 Acres of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Ham & Cowden

Wednesday, October 7, 1868: Joaquin Bolado and Joseph G. Arques to John W. Ham & A. Cowden (Alfred Cowden?) for $7,500, for 500 acres except for public highway

Book G. p. 590

Recorded: 9:03AM Monday November 30, 1868

Possibly related to Cowden Road in Hollister?

1868-09-21: Castaños sells his share of Rancho Santa Ana to Arques and Bolado

Monday, September 21, 1868 – Bartolomé Castaños, first party, deeds to José G. Arques and Joaquin Bolado, second party, who pay him $32,000 gold coin all the right and interest of the first party of the Rancho Santa Ana part of the combined ranch.

Book G. p. 487.

See the previous page in the book for the corresponding purchase; p. 486

1868-09-18: Bolado, Arques, Bartolome Castaños sell to John & Benjamin J. Patterson 218.2 acres of Rancho Santa Ana

Friday, September 18, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado, José G. Arques & Bartolome Castaños of SF deed to John Patterson & Benjamin J. Patterson of Santa Clara, for consideration $7,637 in gold coin, a portion of Rancho Santa Ana; 218.20 acres.

Book G p. 463-464

1868-09-18: Bolado, Arques & Castaños sell ~400 acres of Rancho Santa Ana to Lyman H. Cook

Friday, September 18, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado, Joseph G. Arques, Bartolome Castaños of SF deed to Lyman H. Cook of Santa Clara, for consideration of $3200 gold coin, part of Rancho Santa Ana ~ 400 acres.

Book G p. 466.

1868-09-11: Bolado, Arques & Castaños sell 311+ Acres of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Mark Pomeroy

Friday, September 11, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado, Joseph G. Arques, Bartolome Castaños of SF deed to Mark Pomeroy, for consideration of $6234.40 gold coin, a portion of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe: 311.42 acres

Book G p. 462

1868-09-11: Bolado, Arques, Castaños deed to John A. Reed 434+ Acres of Rancho Santa Ana

Friday, September 11, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado, Joseph G. Arques, Bartolome Castaños of San Francisco deed to John A. Reed of Santa Clara 434 8/100ths acres except for a public highway, $10,852.00 in gold coin, portion of Santa Ana Rancho.

Book G. p. 467

1867-10-30: Estanislao Hernandez sells undivided 1/20th of Rancho Santa Ana to Bolado & Arques

Wednesday, October 30, 1867 – Estanislao Hernandez granted to Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques for undivided 1/20th of Rancho Santa Ana except for 220 acres located at Arroyo de los Picachos adjoining Lynch Potrero (which Bolado is shown to own in 1891 map).

Consideration $3000.
Bolado gets 2/3rds, Arques 1/3rd.

Book G. P. 38.

(Horace Hawes' share?)

1867-10-17: José G. Arques’ will written.

Thursday, October 17, 1867 — José G. Arques' will written.

V.2 p. 276

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1867-08-19: Sale of Manuel Salvador Larios’ minor heirs’ share of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques confirmed

Monday, August 19, 1867 – Sale of Manuel Salvador Larios' minor heirs' (Patrocinio and Estolano) share to Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques confirmed; conveyances directed to be executed.

1867-05-29: Manuel Salvador Larios’ Estate: Bolado and Arques Release Executrix

Wednesday, May 29, 1867 – "This is to certify that we have been let into possession of our and each of our undivided interests in the Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe belonging to said estate according to the decree of distribution and I know of no reason why the Executrix should not be discharged."

Signed: Joaquin Bolado, José G Arques.