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

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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

1873-04-01: 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.

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.

1872-01-04: 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