1875-03-22: Bolado Sells Rancho Santa Ana and Part of Rancho Quien Sabe (9309+ ac.) to Hernandez

1875-03-22: SBC – Bolado to Hernandez (listed as Stanislaus)

Joaquin Bolado To Estanislao Hernandez. This conveyance made this twenty second day of the month of March A.D. Eighteen hundred and seventy five by Joaquin Bolado of the City and County of San Francisco in the State of California Grantor to Estanislao Hernandez late of the County of San Benito and now of the County of Santa Clara in the said State of California Grantee.

Witnesseth That for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred ten thousand dollars (110,000.00) in gold paid and secured to be paid by the said Grantee to the said Grantor the said Grantor hath this day granted and conveyed and by these Presents doth grant and convey unto the said Grantee and to his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever all those certain tracts of land situate in the county of San Benito in Said State and being part of the Rancho called and Known as Santa Ana and described as follows viz

Lots numbered on the map thereof made by S.W. Smith in May A.D. 1868

Twenty-five (25)
Twenty-eight (28)
Twenty-nine (29)
Thirty (30)
Thirty-one (31)
Thirty-two (32)
Thirty-three (33)
Thirty-four (34)
Thirty-five (35)
Thirty-six (36)
Thirty-seven (37)
Thirty-eight (38)
Thirty-nine (39)
Forty (40)
Forty-one (41)
Forty-two (42)

And that portion of lot twenty-four (24) which was conveyed to said Grantor by one Juan Yndart on the twenty third day of December A.D. 1873 by conveyance of record in Monterey County in Book O of deeds at page four hundred and fifty seven thereof and following and that portion of the Rancho Quien Sabe conveyed by the said Grantee herein to said Granto herein on the fifteenth day of December 1873 and of record in said Book O at page 456 thereof the whole of said tract hereby conveyed forming one body and containing nine thousand and three hundred and nine 81/100 (9309 81/100) acres of land a little more or less.

Together with all the rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining

To have and to Hold the same unto the said Grantee, his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever

In witness Whereof the said Grantor hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of (Note the Words part of the rancho)
State of California City and County of San Francisco

Joa. n. Bolado (Seal)
SS on this twenty second day of March in the year of one thousand eight hundred and seventy five before me Philip Mahter an Notary public in and for the said city and county personally appeared Joaq. Bolado known to me to be the person whose name is subscribe to the within instrument…

Recorded at the request of WF& Co (Wells Fargo?)
March 25, AD 1875 at 20 Min past 4 P.M. in Book 1 of Deeds Pages 587 + fol.

N.M. Hayes, Recorder

SBC: Book 1, p. 587

1873-09-13: Bolado and Arques Brothers sell 351+ Ac of Rancho Santa Ana to Hernandez

Saturday, September 13, 1873 – Joaquin Bolado (of San Francisco) & surviving heirs of José G. Arques, Joaquin R. (of Santa Clara County), Clemente C., and Luis Arques (both of Monterey County) grant to Estanislao Hernandez for $2,460.00 all that portion of Santa Ana Rancho; (complex description) containing 351.52 acres.

Deeds O, p. 92

Recorded 4 PM Thursday, September 18, 1873

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. 

1872-01-04: 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