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.

1873-06-28: Avy Grants Strip Across His Parcel of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Southern Pacific Railroad.

Saturday, June 28, 1873 – Charles Avy of Monterey in consideration of the benefits to be derived by me in the construction of the SPRR on and across my land known as the Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Rancho and the location of a side track thereon and in further consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by the agent of the SPRR; do duly agree to grant and convey to said RR company (the Southern Pacific Railroad) a strip of land one hundred feet wide entirely across my said Rancho to be used for the construction of a line of railroad, and for side track purchased an additional piece of land on each side of said hundred feet strip of land eight hundred feet in length and of an aggregate width including said hundred feet strip to be continuous with the land heretofore conveyed by me to said company; etc.; and all the water which may be needed for railroad purposes.

Libr. b p.52

Recorded 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 2, 1873 

1872-06-03: Bolado gives ~2 Acres to Monterey County for Tres Pinos Road

Monday, June 3, 1872 – Joaquin Bolado of San Francisco to the County of Monterey for $5.00; land by where Tres Pinos Road crosses the dividing line between Bolado's property and that of Charles Avy; for a public road; about 2 acres. $5.00

Deeds L p. 179

Recorded Monday, June 24, 1872

1872-05-23: Avy deeds 2+ acre strip to Southern Pacific Railroad

Thursday, May 23, 1872 – Charles Avy of Monterey county in consideration of benefits and advantages of construction of railroad and $1.00; and benefit of fences; conveys a 100 foot wide strip of land 1173 feet long; 2.69 acres to SPRR Co.

Deeds L. or D? p. 332

1872-02-26: Charles Avy deeds to Justo Sotello “Avy’s School Land”

Charles Avy deeds to Justo Sotello, consideration $400; the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section No 28, Township No 13 S. Range No 6 E of Mount Diablo Meridian also a strip of land lying between the Northern boundary line of the above piece of land and a deep gulch containing 10 acres more or less and extending in length along said Northern line to its full width and immediately adjoining the same and bounded and extending as marked and by the parties hereto and being a part of the land knowns as "Avy's School Land" situated about 7 miles SE from Hollister in said Monterey County, State of California.

The words "quit claim and forever "quit claim" erased before signed sealed and delivered in presence of NC Briggs.

Libr. K p. 579

v2. p. 354-346.

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1871-04-06: Patent – State of California to Charles Avy; 500ac, 313+ac, 320ac

April 6, 1871 – Patent: State of California to Charles Avy.

United States of America, State of California.

To all whom these presents shall come greeting. Whereas under the provisions of the several acts of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to Grant Pre-emption Rights" approved September 4, 1841, 500.000 acres of the Public lands were granted to the State of California and an act entitled "An Act to provide for the survey of the public lands in California the granting of Preemption rights therein and for other purposes approved March 3rd 1853 10 sections of land were granted for the erection of Public Buildings and 72 sections for a seminary of learning also the 16th and 36th sections of each Township in said state also an act entitled "an act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanical arts" approved July 2nd, 1862, 150 m. acres of the public lands were also granted to said state, and whereas the legislature of the State of California have provided for the sale and conveyance of said lands by statutes enacted from time to time, and whereas it appears by the certificate of the register of the State Land Office No 592 issued in accordance with the provisions __ law and that Charles Avy is entitled to receive a Patent therefore.

Now therefore; the State of California hereby grants to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns forever the said tracts of land located as aforesaid and which are known and described as follows: to wit; lot no1 in sec 21, lots no.s 1,2,3,4 5 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, and WE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of sec 28 in township 13SRCE Mount Diablo Meridian containing 313.82 acres taken in lieu of 320 acres together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behalf forever.

In testimony where of JHH Haight Governor of the State of California have caused these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the the State of California to be hereunto affixed.

Libr. __ of patents p. 250

Recorded August 14, 1871 10 AM.

Bio of Henry Haight: http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_10.html

1866-03-01: (José) Antonio Larios and his wife Concepcion Castro de Larios grant to Charles Avy the 1500 acres of Rancho Santa Ana

Thursday, March 1, 1866 – (José) Antonio Larios and his wife Concepcion Castro de Larios grant to Charles Avy for $1200 the 1500 acres.

Libr. F p. 280



May, 1905: Hollister Free Lance:

Died -- LARIOS -- at Elko, Nevada, May 11th, Concepcion Castro de LARIOS, a native of California, aged 68 years. [Mrs. Concepcion Castro de LARIOS, whose death occurred at Elko, Nev. last Thursday, was buried at San Juan Monday. She was the relict of the late Antonio LARIOS, whose people in early Californian days owned leagues of land throughout this section. Included in the grant given by the Mexican government to this family was a league of land lying to the north of San Juan; the Santa Ana valley, and the present townsite of Tres Pinos. The old adobe in Santa Ana was built by Manuel LARIOS, and in the heydey of its prosperity the family maintained another adobe mansion in San Juan. Far and wide the LARIOS were known for their lavish hospitality. They entertained liberally in the free, open-handed manner of the early Californian days Mrs. LARIOS, who was a CASTRO, came also of a wealthy family, her father owning the Paicines grant in this county Mrs. LARIOS, since the death of her husband, has been living with her son at Elko. Her body was brought to San Juan for burial, where it rests in the Catholic Cemetery, the land
for which was donated by Manuel LARIOS in the olden days]

1866-02-28: Benjamin Flint grants to Charles Avy for $200 the 1500 Acres (Tres Pinos) he Purchased at Public Auction

Wednesday, February 28, 1866 – Benjamin Flint grants to Charles Avy for $200 the 1500 acres of Rancho Santa Ana (Tres Pinos) he purchased at public auction.

Book F of Conveyances, p. 279

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