1876-1878: Anzar Guardian MacDougall Served as Mayor of Los Angeles

http://www.laalmanac.com/government/gl11.htm

“MacDougall* was a physician. His single term in office was highlighted by his appointment of the first chief of police. During this period, the Los Angeles Bar Association was formed, the first kindergarten opened and Los Angeles held its first annual horticultural fair and baby show. There was a nation-wide financial depression, and southern California experienced a disastrous drought deleterious to the local sheep and cattle industries. A new Odd Fellows Hall was dedicated in 1877.”

PDF: http://www.cityofla.org/CAD/publicart/majorsla.pdf

* After the death of the co-owner of Rancho Quien Sabe Juan Miguel Anzar in 1852, Frederick A. MacDougall became the guardian of the Anzar minor heirs. MacDougall married Anzar’s widow Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar. After Mrs. MacDougall died in 1855, Mr. MacDougall inherited 1/3 of her undivided half share (which was one undivided sixth of the entire Rancho Quien Sabe).

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1874-02-27: Anzar A. by Sheriff to MacDougall

February 1, 1874: Anzar A. by Sheriff to MacDougall

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p. 167

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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 

1870-04-07: 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

1868-12-28: Bolado/Arques Suit vs. MacDougall et. al.: Summons Filed in Los Angeles County

December 28, 1868 – Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques vs. Frederick A. MacDougall et. al; Summons filed with proof of service by sheriff's certificate that he delivered and left with Frederick A. MacDougall in the County of Los Angeles on the 28th day of November 1868 a copy for himself and for each of the 3 minors.

1868-12-22: Horace Hawes dispute with Anzar Heirs regarding 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe Purchased from Jones

Tuesday, December 22, 1868 – Frederick A. MacDougall et. al. deed to Horace Hawes: Frederick A. MacDougall, and minors acting through their legal guardian Frederick A. MacDougall: (Juan Francisco Anzar, Anatolio Anzar, Policronio Guadalupe Anzar) Deed to Horace Hawes…

Horace Hawes sued Anzar et. al. 10/5/1868 in Monterey’s 3rd Judicial District Court alleging Juan Miguel Anzar made contract with William Carey Jones 6/20/1851, that Horace Hawes bought; the court awarded Horace Hawes the undivided 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe.

Book H p. 48

v.2 p.224 – said Rancho Quien Sabe contained 5 square leagues of land, more or less.

v.2 p. 217-225

Recorded Saturday, January 2, 1869

1868-11-14: Bolado/Arques vs. MacDougall et. al: Summons Issued

Bolado Arques vs MacDougall et al. (Anzar heirs). Summons issued.

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1868-10-05: Horace Hawes sued Anzar Heirs claiming Anzar sold 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe to WC Jones which Hawes Bought.

Horace Hawes sued Frederick A. MacDougall et. al. (Juan Miguel Anzar heirs) in Monterey County’s 3rd Judicial District Court alleging Anzar made contract with William Carey Jones 6/20/1851, that Horace Hawes bought; the court awarded Hawes 1/10th of Rancho Quien Sabe.

For particulars, see Liber H of conveyances p 48; 217 abstract v.2 p.215

1867-08-26: Recording of Sale of Minor Heirs’ shares of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Bolado & Arques

Monday, August 26, 1867 – Joaquin Bolado was granted from minor heirs Patrocinio Larios, Estolano Larios by Frederick A. MacDougall guardian of estate for Manuel Larios; to Joaquin Bolado & Arques.

Book F. p. 637 – July 9, 1867

[See also a transaction dated 9/21/1867]

Probate court made an order of sale August 8th 1867 at 10am

It was recorded in Book A of Miscellaneous Records, pages 124;

Auction took place 8/9/67 in front of Plaza Hotel; etc.

Arques bid $2,233.33 for 1/3rd

Bolado bid $4,466.67 for 2/3rd

each minor owned an undivided portion of the combined Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe equal to 2,047 acres.

Recorded at the request of José Abrego, Joaquin Bolado’s father-in-law.

libr F p. 637

1867-08-09: Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques buy Manuel Salvador Larios’ Minor Heirs’ Shares in Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Friday, August 9, 1867 – Manuel Salvador Larios’ minor heirs’ (Estolano & Patrocinio Larios) portion was sold to Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques at 12:16 in front of the Plaza Hotel in San Juan Bautista.

Guardian Frederick A. MacDougall sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash U.S. gold coin; each minors’ share of 2047 acres.

At such sale Joaquin Bolado and Jose G. Arques became the purchasers of the interests of each for $3350 for the interest of each of them amounting in the aggregate $6700 in US Gold coin to be paid on confirmation of said sale by said court; Bolado 2/3rds, Arques 1/3 owners.

v.1 p.146.

Source also: East of the Gabilans, p. 121.

1867-07-19: Public posting of proposed sale of minor Larios heirs’ share in Rancho

Friday, July 19, 1867 – Public posting of proposed sale of minor Larios heirs' share in Rancho by MacDougall and others

v.1 p. 144

1867-07-16: Frederick A. MacDougall is appointed guardian of Patrocinio and Estolano Larios

Tuesday, July 16, 1867 – Frederick A. MacDougall is appointed guardian of Patrocinio Larios (age 17) and Estolano Larios.

v.1 p. 124

1867-07-09: Guardian Frederick A. MacDougall Given Permission to Sell Rancho Shares for Minors Patrocinio and Estolano Larios

Tuesday, July 9, 1867 – Order allowing guardian Frederick A. MacDougall public or private sale of Rancho shares for Patrocinio and Estolano Larios

v.1 p.139

1867-05-26: Manuel Salvador Larios’ Estate: Larios estate: For Patrocinio and Estolano Larios, Frederick A. MacDougall Petitions to sell Minors’ Shares in the Rancho

Sunday, May 26, 1867 – Larios estate: For Patrocinio and Estolano Larios, Frederick A. MacDougall petitions to sell their shares in the Rancho to pay their debts and provide for their education, maintenance, and futures.

1866-11-03: Release of mortgage of Jose Maria Larios to Frederick A. MacDougall for his share of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

November 3, 1866 – Release of below mortgage by deed referring to same by date, amount, parties, and time and place of record.

11/3/1866: Jose Maria Larios mortgages to Frederick A. MacDougall for $500; grants, bargains and sells all undivided right title and interest of his premesis acquired by inheritance from Estate of his deceased father Manuel Larios Sr. Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe; to secure $500 twelve months after date and interest at 1 1/2 percent per month.

Liber B Mortgages, p. 341.

1866-10-25: Jose Maria Larios mortgages to Frederick A. MacDougall his interest in Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Thursday, October 25, 1866 – Jose Maria Larios mortgages to Frederick A. MacDougall for $500; grants, bargains and sells all undivided right title and interest  of his premesis acquired by inheritance from Estate of his deceased father Manuel Larios Sr.  Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe; to secure $500 twelve months after date and interest at 1 1/2 percent per month.

Liber B Mortgages, p. 341. 

See 11/3/1866 for release of mortgage.

1866-08-15: Manuel Salvador Larios estate: Frederick A. MacDougall petitions to be guardian of Patrocinio Larios

Wednesday, August 15, 1866 – Manuel Salvador Larios estate: Frederick A. MacDougall petitions to be guardian of Patrocinio Larios who is entitled to 1/10th of the share of his father's estate.

v.1 p. 117-121

1866-01-30: Manuel Larios Estate – Appraisers Appointed: Teodoro Castellano, E.J. Breen, F.A. MacDougall

January 30, 1866 – Manuel Larios Estate: Order appointing Teodoro Castellano, E.J. Breen, F.A. MacDougall appraisers

1864-06-15: F. A. MacDougall, guardian for Anzar heirs granted some land to Patrick Regan

Wednesday, June 15, 1864: F. A. MacDougall guardian for Anzar heirs; granted some land to Patrick Regan; book F p. 189

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1864-06-15: F. A. MacDougall, guardian for Anzar heirs, granted some land to John Murphy

June 15, 1864: F. A. MacDougall, guardian for Anzar heirs; granted some land to John Murphy.

Book F p. 186

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1863-10-07: Horace Hawes granted to Frederick A. MacDougall (an unknown parcel of land)

Wednesday, October 7, 1863: Horace Hawes granted to Frederick A. MacDougall (an unknown parcel of land).

Book E. p. 482

1860-05-01: President James Buchanan issues patent for Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Tuesday, May 1, 1860 – President James Buchanan in Washington issues United States patent for the Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe grant. The patent was issued for the combined ranch — and it described its boundaries — to Manuel Larios et. al (including the heirs of Juan Miguel Anzar: Frederick A. MacDougall, Anatolio Anzar, Juan Francisco Anzar and Policronio Anzar).

The grant was originally issued Monday, April 8, 1839 by Governor of Alta California Juan B. Alvarado to claimants Manuel Larios and Juan Miguel Anzar.

California State Map ID number: MC 4:4-574 Grant number: 237.

Book A Patents p 55-62.

“To all whom these presents shall come: Greeting”

Book 1 pp. 9-23

NOTE FROM THE BOLADO/ARQUES SUIT, V2 P. 253: THAT THE LANDS GRANTED INCLUDE ONLY A PART OF THE LANDS PETITIONED FOR, AND A PART ONLY OF THAT DESCRIBED IN THE DECREE OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/rancho.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan

1857-08-21: Manuel Larios sells 1/10th of Santa Ana to Horace Hawes

Friday, August 21, 1857: Manuel Larios deeds to Horace Hawes for professional services rendered 1/10th of Santa Ana after partition from Anzar; in a square form on San Benito River including "Ranchito de Lenterio."

Book C. p. 179.

see also book F p. 453.

Abstract v.1 p. 37

A survey was never done, so it became an undivided 1/10th of M. Larios's share

Abstract v.1 p 37, v.1 p.125.

Said to be equal to 2,441.17 acres

Abstract v.1 p.126.

Frederick A. MacDougall was a witness.

1856-12-12: Court substitutes MacDougall a party claimant instead of Maria A. Castro

An order was made by United States District Court substituting Frederick A. MacDougall a party claimant instead of Maria A. Castro and reviving said claim in the name of said heirs. 

Source: suit, v2. p.252

A decree of the said district court on said appeal affirming the decree of the commissioners was made. 

That said decree became final, survey was made of 48,822 60/100 acres as much of the public land was excluded from the exterior limits of the said Quien Sabe side as from those of the said Santa Ana grant. 

That the survey was finally approved by the surveyor general on the 3rd of May 1859 and the lands embraced in the survey are the same as in Patent. 

The decision to divide the combined Santa Ana and Quien Sabe as undivided halves to Anzar and Larios was appealed to US District Court in Southern District of California, undetermined until 12/12/1856.

That day, since Maria had died 5/30/1855, MacDougall and Anzar heirs became party claimant in place of Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall.

Abstract, v.2 p. 238-9, 252

That the quantity of lands granted was not ascertained until 12 December 1856 where the final decree of said United States District Court was made.

Bolado/Arques suit, v2. p.249-50   

1856-12-02: Anzar Estate – order settling second year’s account of heirs.

Anzar Estate: order settling second year's account of Juan Francisco Anzar.

A prob min. 340.

Anzar Estate: order settling second year's account of Policronio de Guadelupe Anzar and Anatolio Anzar.

A prob min 341.

1856-08-08: Maria de Anzar Estate – Order of distribution of Rancho Quien Sabe

Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall Estate: Order of distribution of her interest in Rancho Quien Sabe:

Frederick A. MacDougall inherits 1/3 of her one undivided half share (which is one undivided sixth of the entire Rancho Quien Sabe)

Abstract v.2 p 209, 211.

Each child receives one undivided third of the remaining 2/3 of her 1/2 share; each inherits 1/9th of Rancho Quien Sabe

Abstract v.2 p. 212.
v.2 p. 203 & 239

1856-03-26: Anzar estate: petition of guardian MacDougall to sell personal property

Anzar estate: petition of guardian MacDougall to sell personal property.

Abstract v.2 p.195