Transcription of Abstract of Title of Rancho Boca de la Playa and lot forty-four in township eight south, range seven, West San Bernardino Meridian

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Abstract of Title of Rancho Boca de la Playa and lot forty-four in township eight south, range seven, West San Bernardino Meridian

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Abstract of title of that certain real property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows: Rancho Boca de la Playa and Lot Forty-four (44) in Township Eight (8) South Range Seven (7) West San Bernardino Meridian. Less those tracts described on pages 149 and 155 hereinafter.

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Note: In Hoffman's Reports - page 66 appendix appears the following: 146 L. D. Emigdio Vejar, claimant for Boca de la Playa, 1 1/2 square leagues in Los Angeles County granted May 7th, 1846, by Pio Pico to E. Vejar; claim filed November 12th, 1852, confirmed by the Commission March 14th 1854, and appeal dismissed February 1st 1858.

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The United States of America To Emigdio Vejar; Patent dated 1st day of March 1879; Book - page - Patents.

Whereas, it appears from a duly authenticated transcript filed in the General Land Office of the United States, that pursuant to the provision of the Act of Congress approved the third day of March, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, entitled "An Act to ascertain and settle the Private Land claims in the State of California, Emigdio Vejar, as claimant, filed his petition on the twelfth day of November, Anno Domini, one


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thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, with the Commissioners to ascertain and settle the Private Land claims in the State of California, sitting as a Board in the City of Los Angeles, in which petition he claimed the confirmation of his title to a tract of land known by the name of "Boca de La Playa," containing "one and a half leagues of grazing land more or less," situate in the then County of Los Angeles and State aforesaid, said claim being founded on a Mexican grant to the petitioner, made on the seventh day of May, Anno Domini, on thousand eight hundred and forty-six, by Pio Pico, then Constitutional Governor of the Department of the Californias, And Whereas, the Board of Land Commissioners aforesaid, on the fourteenth day of March, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, in the cause entitled "Emigdio Vejar vs. The United States," rendered a decree of confirmation as follows, to wit:

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In this case on hearing the proofs and allegations, it is adjudged "by the Commission that the claim of the said" petitioner is valid and it is therefore hereby Decreed that the same be confirmed.

The land of which confirmation is hereby made is known by the name of Boca de la Playa, situated in Los Angeles County, and the same on which said Petitioner resides and is bounded as follows to wit:

On the North by 'La Cienega,' which is also embraced in the Grant and this confirmation, on the East by the boundaries of Don Juan Foster, and the peace granted to Don Felipe Carrillo, between San Mateo and Los Pulgas, on the South by the Beach, and on the West by the first hills of the 'Canada de la Boca de la Playa,' reference for a further description to be had to the Grant of the same on file in this case, and the map therein referred to, the same supposed to contain one and a half square Leagues of Land, which said decree or decision having been taken by appeal to the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of California, on motion of Attorney of Appellants and on


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suggesting to the Court that is not the intention of the United States to prosecute further the appeal in the cause entitled "Emigdio Vejar appellee vs. The United States applts." the said District Court on the first day of February, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, ordered that the appeal in said cause be and the same is hereby dismissed whereby the proceedings of Court upon title became final.

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And whereas under the thirteenth section of said Act of third March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and the supplemental legislation, and in accordance with the proceedings had pursuant to said Act and supplemental legislation there has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a return with the descriptive notes and plat of the Survey of the said claim confirmed as aforesaid, authenticated by the signature of the United States Surveyor Generals for the State of California which descriptive notes and plat of survey are in the words and figures as follows, to wit: U.S. Surveyor General's Office, San Francisco, Cal.

Under and by virtue of the provisions of the 13th Section of the Act of Congress of the 3rd of March, 1851, entitled 'An Act to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California,' and of the 12th Section of the Act of Congress, approved on the 31st of August, 1852, entitled 'An Act making appropriations for the Civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the 30th of June, 1853, and for other purposes,' and, whereas, the U.S. Board of Land Commissioners rendered a decision, which became final by the dismissal of the appeal by the District Court for the Southern District of California, whereby it recognizes and confirmed the title and claim of Emigdio Vejar to the tract of land designated as the Boca de la Playa in Los Angeles County, California, as appears from the certified copy of the decree


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of the said Board, a copy of which is hereto annexed. The said tract of land was surveyed in conformity to the grant thereof and the said decision, and hereby certify that the accompanying map is a true and accurate plat of the said tract of land, as appears by the field notes of the survey thereof, made by Reynolds & Minto, Deputy Surveyors under the directions of this office, which, having been examined and approved, remain of record therein.

Beginning at a post on the shore of the Pacific Ocean at the junction of the foot of the West slope of the Hills on the west side of the Valley of the Boca de la Playa being the initial point called for in the decree of confirmation from which the West end of old adobe house of the Rancho formerly belonging to Emigdio Vejar the confirmee of the Rancho now the residence of and owned by Pablo Pryor, bears North forty-six degrees and forty-five minutes East, the Northwest corner of the fence of a cornfield in front of the house of Pablo Pryor bears North forty-one degrees East. The Southwest corner of same fence bears North fifty-three degrees and fifteen minutes East. The Northeast corner of same fence bears North fifty degrees East. The Southeast corner of same fence bears North seventy-three degrees East. The point of hill to the Northwest of the house of Pablo Pryor, North forty-four degrees East.

Thence according to the true Meridian the variation of the magnetic needle being Fourteen degrees

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and thirty-five minutes East along the sea at ordinary high water mark North Eighty-nine degrees East, at two chains a point opposite the course of the main stream of the San Juan Creek which comes in along the foot of the East slope of the hills on the west side of the valley of Boca de la Playa on a course South twenty degrees West and discharges into a small Laguna about five chains wide at its west end: the South shore of which Laguna


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bears North three chains distant. At eight chains the East end of same Laguna bears North four chains distant and is about one chain wide. At twenty-five chains the West end of another Laguna bears North three chains distant is about two chains two chains wide runs East. At thirty chains East end of same Laguna bears North three chains and fifty links and turns to the North about ten chains. At forty chains a stake at ordinary high water mark No. 2 Station from which the Northwest corner of the fence of Pryors cornfield bears North nine degrees and thirty minutes west. The Northeast corner of same fence bears North twenty-seven degrees East. The Southeast corner of same fence bears North fifty-eight degrees East. The Point of hill to the Northwest of the house of Pryors bears North seventeen degrees and fifteen minutes East. The house of Pryor bears North twenty-two degrees

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East at the foot of the South slope of the hill which runs North eighty-five degrees West about six chains to the point whence it turns to about North twenty degrees East about seventy chains forming the East boundary of the Boca de la Playa Valley, and South eighty-five degrees East about eight chains to the West Slope of another hill which runs South twenty degrees West about twelve chains: The foothills then run about South sixty degrees East twenty-five chains from whence they run about South fifteen degrees. West about twnety chains, Thence about South eighty-five degrees West to the West point of the bluff bearing from this Station North forty-one degrees East six chains and forty links distant a redwood post in a mound of stone for witness corner marked 'B.P. 2. W.P.' thirty links from the East side of the road from San Juan to San Diego which cojmes in formt he Northeast and turns around the Bluff and runs along the foot of the same in a course South sixty-four degrees East.

Thence South sixty-three degrees and fifteen minutes East along the sea beach at ordinary high water mark. At four chains a point North of the Bluff bank is fifty feet high and perpendicular and is about six chains distant. At twenty chains a stake at ordinary high


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water mark No. 3 Station, from which the bluff bank is sixty feet high about five chains and fifty links distant.

Thence South fifty-three degrees and fifteen

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minutes East along the sea beach at high water mark seventy-one chains to a stake No. 4 Station from which a red wood post four by four by four feet long in a mound of sand rock for witness corner at the foot of the perpendicular bluff bank sixty feet high bearing North ten degrees East four chains and forty links distant marked 'B. P. 4. W. P.'

Thence South sixty-five degrees East along the sea beach at ordinary high water mark. Twenty-five chains to a stake No. 5. B.P. Station. The bluff bank is fifty feet high and about five chains distant North.

Thence South fifty-eight degrees East along the sea beach at ordinary high water mark twenty-one chains to stake 'No. 6. B.P. Station,' the bluff bank is fifty feet high and about four chains and eighty links North.

Thence South forty-nine degrees and fifteen minutes East along the sea beach at ordinary high water mark. Fifty-eight chains to stake No. 7 B. P. Station from which the point of bluff bank forty feet high on the right and West side of a Cañada called the Primer Descho bears South eighty-three degrees East about eight chains distant. The center of a wooden bridge bears South seventy-one degrees and thirty minutes East twelve chains distant. The foot of the bluff bank twenty feet high on the left and East side of the Cañada bears South sixty-seven degrees and thirty minutes East about


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twelve chains distant. The Cañada or 'Primer Descho' is about one hundred links wide at the mouth and comes in from North sixty-three degrees and thirty minutes East about five chains from the mouth of the Cañada on the right and west bank of the same, a branch comes in from the North and is about two chains wide.

Thence South fifty-four degrees and fifteen minutes East twenty-nine chains to a stake at ordinary high water mark from which a redwood post four by four inches square and four feet long in a mound of sand rock, witness corner marked B.P. Station, at the foot of the bluff bank forty feet high bearing North fifty-three degrees East three chains and twenty links distant.

Thence south forty-seven degrees East, sixty chains to a stake No. 9 Station at ordinary high water mark opposite the right and Northwest side of the mouth of a Cañada called the 'Segundo Desecho' being the point mentioned in the juridical possession as a boundary corner of this Rancho and also of the lands granted to Felipe Carrillo from which a Sand rock seventeen by ten by six inches for witness corner at the foot of the bluff bank bearing North twenty degrees East, two chains and ninety links distant marked B.P.A.

Thence North thirty degrees East in accordance with the line as given in the Act of Juridical possession and along the Northwest boundary line of the Lands granted to Felipe Carrillo as in said Juridical possession set forth at two chains and ninety links crosses stage road from Los Angeles to San Diego course Southeast. At three chains the foot of bluff bank twenty feet high runs Southeast and Northwest. At three chains and fifty links the top of bank. At thirteen chains the right and Southwest side of a Cañada


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or Main 'Segundo Desecho'. The mouth of the East branch of this Cañada four chains wide bears East about eight chains distant. A small ravine two chains wide comes into the branch Cañada on the right and Northwest side at a point bearing North forty-seven degrees and thirty minutes East, about thirteen chains distant at thirty chains the left and Easterly bank of the Main Segundo Desecho. At fifty-nine chains crosses the last mentioned ravine two hundred links wide runs South. At eighty-two chains crosses the same ravine runs Southwest. At one hundred and five chains crosses main Cañada or Segundo Desecho seven chains wide runs Southwest and continue over rolling broken spurs of hills running Northwest and Southeast. At two hundred and thirty-one chains the foot of hill and ascend the point of its slope Southwest. At two hundred and forty-two chains and eighty-three links the summit of hill at intersection with the Southwest boundary line of the final survey of the Rancho Mission Viejo or La Paz finally confirmed and patented to Juan Forster a small sand rock nineteen by ten by eight inches marked 'B.P. H. Station No.10'.

Thence the variation of the magnetic needle being thirteen degrees and fifteen minutes East along the Westerly boundary of the Rancho Mission Viejo or La Paz. North twenty-one degrees west seventy-three chains and twenty links to sandstone rock B.P.11 Station on steep Northwest slope.

Thence west at sixty-one chains and ninety links the Primer Desecho course Southwest. At sixty-six chains and forty links ravine course South. At one hundred and twenty-eight chains and forty links crosses divide Northeast and South seventy degrees West. At one hundred and

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fifty-four chains forty links crosses same divide North seventy degrees West and South seventy degrees East. At one hundred and eighty-three chains and forty links summit of


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high ridge running Northeast and Southwest the divide between the waters of the Mission Viejo Creek and the Primer Desecho. At two hundred and twenty-four chains intersects line between Ranges Seven and eight west. Township eight South at redwood post in stone mound nine chains and ninety links South of corner to sections seven,twelve, thirteen and eighteen. At two hundred and forty-three chains and forty links gulch seventy links wide course North. At two hundred and sixty-nine chains foot of hills bearing Northeast and Southwest. At two hundred and seventy-one chains and ninety links Telegraph line North thirty degrees East and South thirty degrees west. At two hundred and seventy-three chains Los Angeles and San Diego road course. North thirty degrees East and South thirty degrees West. At two hundred and seventy-four chains and twenty-five links fence North thirty degrees East. At two hundred and seventy-seven chains and forty links summit of a round hill. At two hundred and seventy-nine chains and twelve links enters Cienega. At two hundred and ninety-seven chains and forty links. Swamp land extending South about forty chains the North end of Cienega. At three hundred and six chains and ninety links enters water and Arroyo South. At three hundred and eight chains and twenty links water running South. At three hundred and nine chains and ten links Arroyo San Juan South. At three hundred and ten chains and forty links willow fence, North

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and South. At three hundred and ten chains and sixty links ditch ten links South. At three hundred and twenty-five chains and forty links spring twenty-five links North of line swampy land on the South. At three hundred and thirty five chains and ninety links enters Cactus. At three hundred and forty-three chains and twenty-eight links fence North and South leaves Cactus. At three hundred and forty-four chains and forty links sand stone in mound B.P.14 Station in mound of rocks and Station No. 12.

Thence the variation of the magnetic needle being thirteen degrees and fifteen minutes East. South ten degrees and thirty minutes West. At twenty-seven chains a ravine course Southeast. At forty-four chains a ravine course East. At fifty-nine chains and thirty links


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a road course Southeast and one hundred and eleven chains and eighty links to Station Number one the place of beginning containing six thousand six hundred and seven acres and thirty-seven one hundredths of an acres (6607 37/100 acres) and designated upon the plat of public surveys as Lot Number Forty, Township eight South Range Seven West and Lot Number Forty-three Township eight South Range eight west all of San Bernardino Base and Meridian.

The Tract of land near the mission of San Juan Capistrano finally confirmed to Santiago Rios within the above described tract is executed and excluded therefrom and is bounded as follows:

Beginning at post No. 4 Northwest corner of tract, thence South eight chains and forty-two links

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Thence East eight chains and forty-two links. Thence North eight chains and forty-two links. Thence West eight chains and forty-two links to the place of beginning.

Connecting line.

Beginning at post No. 4 Northwest corner of tract. Thence North eleven degrees west, thirty-nine chains and fifty links. Thence North twenty-four degrees and thirty minutes East. Twenty-five chains and twenty-eight links. Thence North forty chains. Thence East eighty chains. Thence North forty chains to corner to Sections One, Six, Seven and twelve. Township eight South Ranges seven and eight west, San Bernardino Base and Meridian.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name officially and caused my seal of office to be affixed in the City of San Francisco, Cal., this 20th day of January A.D. 1876. Jas. T. Stratton, U.S. Surveyor General for California.


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Now know ye that the United States of America in consideration of the premises and pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Congress aforesaid of third March, Anno domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one and the legislation supplemental thereto, have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Emidgio Vejar, his heirs and assigns the tract of land embraced and described in the foregoing survey, but with the stipulation that in virtue of the fifteenth section of the said Act neither the confirmation of this said claim nor this patent, shall affect the interests of third persons.

To have and to hold the said tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said Emidgio Vejar, his heirs and assigns forever with the stipulations aforesaid.

In testimony whereof, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal of the General Land office to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand at the City of Washington this first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and third. By the President R.B. Hayes. By W.H. Crook, Secretary. S. W. Clark, Recorder of the General Land Office. Recorded in Vol. 11 pp. 1 to 12 inclusive.

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Recorded June 29, 1887 at 12 hrs., 6 mins., P.M. at request of T.E. Rowan.


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The United States of America to Santiago Rios. Patent dated 1st March 1879 recorded.

Whereas, it appears from a duly authenticated transcript filed in the General Land Office of the United States, that pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved the third day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, entitled an Act to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California, Santiago Rios, as claimant, filed his petition on the Twenty sixth day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, with the Commissioners to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California, sitting as a Board in the City of Los Angeles, in which petition he claimed the confirmation of his title to a tract of land consisting of three hundred varas square situate at the mouth of the Cañada of San Juan Capistrano in the then County of Los Angeles and State aforesaid, said claim being found on a Mexican grant to the petitioner made by Governor Micheltorena on the fifth day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty three.

And whereas the Board of Land Commissioners aforesaid on the twenty eighth day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four rendered a decree of confirmation in favor of the claimant, which decree or decision, having been taken by appeal to the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of California,

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the said District Court at its December term A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five in the cause entitled "Santiago Rios, appellee, ads. the United States appellants," rendered its decision as follows to wit:

This cause coming on to be heard on an appeal from the final decision of the Commissioners to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California, under and Act of Congress approved March 3rd 1851, on a transcript of the proceedings


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and decision, and of the papers and evidence on which said decision was founded, and on additional evidence taken in this court and it appearing that said transcript has been duly filed according to law, and counsel for the respective parties having been heard. It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the decision of the said Commissioners be affirmed and that the claim of the said Santiago Rios, is a good and valid claim. The land of which confirmation is made consists of two hundred varas square, situated in the County of Los Angeles, and bounded and described as follows: bounded on the South by a garden formerly occupied by an Indian named Elmterio, and now by an Indian named Benito, thence in a Northerly direction to the Cienega or ditch, thence in a Easterly direction to the hills called Somas de Los Desechos, thence in a Southerly direction about two hundred varas, thence in a westerly direction to the place of beginning.

And thereafter the Attorney General of the United States having given notice that the appeal to the Supreme Court in this cause would not be prosecuted buy the United

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States, and a stipulation to that effect having been entered into by the United States District Attorney and the attorneys of the claimant, the aforesaid District Court at its December Term A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six "ordered, adjudged, and decreed that the order granting an appeal to the Supreme Court, heretofore made in this cause, be, and the same is hereby vacated, and that the claimant have leave to proceed under the decree of this Court heretofore rendered in this cause, as under a final decree," whereby the proceedings of Court upon title became final.

And whereas, under the thirteenth section of said act of the third of March A.D. one thousand and eight hundred and fifty-one, and the supplemental legislation, and in accordance with the proceedings had pursuant to said Act and supplemental legislation, there has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a return with the descriptive notes, certificate of advertisement and plat of the survey of the said claim, confirmed as aforesaid, authenticated by the signature of the United States Surveyor


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General for the State of California, which descriptive notes, certificate of advertisement, and plat of survey, are in the words and figures as follows, to wit:

U.S. Surveyor General's Office, San Francisco California, January 29th 1879. Under and by virtue of the provisions of the 13th section of the Act of Congress of the third of March 1851, entitled an act to ascertain and settle the private land claims

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in the State of California, and the 12th Section of the Act of Congress approved on the 31st of August 1852, entitled "An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the 30th of June 1853, and for other purposes," and whereas the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, rendered a decision whereby it recognized and confirmed the title and claim of Santiago Rios to the tract of land designated as 'a tract of land near the mission of San Juan Capistrano,' as appears from the certified copy of the final decree of the said District Court, a copy of which is hereto annexed: the said tract of land was surveyed in conformity to the grant thereof, and the said decision, and I hereby certify that the accompanying map is a true and accurate plat of the said tract of land as appears by the field notes of the survey thereof, made by Henry Hancock, Deputy Surveyor, under the directions of this office, which having been examined and approved remain of record therein. The description of the exterior boundaries of said tract being in the words and figures following, to wit:

Beginning at a point from which a willow tree twenty-eight inches in diameter bears South sixty-seven degrees West, one hundred and eighty-seven links distant on the Northern boundary of a tract occupied by the Indian Benito, some one hundred and twenty links North of this house, and running thence according to the true meridian, the variation of the magnetic needle being thirteen degrees and thirty minutes East, East eight


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chains and forty-two links to a post for section number two and southeast corner of the tract, some thirty links west of the west base of the hills called 'Los Desechos'. Thence north, at eight chains, the south wall of the yard in front of the house of Don Emigdio Vejar, course east eight chains and forty-two links to a rock twelve inches long, six inches wide and four inches thick, Station number three.

Thence West, at ninety-two links, wall of yard, course south; at six chains a natural sanja, course south fifteen degrees west; at six chains and sixty links, crosses same, some fifteen chains south of a cienega or swamp about forty links wide, course southerly eight chains and forty two links to post at northwest corner of the tract, from which a willow tree sixteen inches in diameter bears north forty-seven degrees east, seventy-six links distant and another willow tree twenty inches in diameter bears south thirty-one degrees fifteen minutes east one hundred links distant and the corner to sections one, six, seven and twelve on east boundary of township eight south, Range eight west of San Bernardino Base and Meridian bears North thirty degrees, seventeen minutes and thirty-five seconds east, one hundred and sixty-four chains and twenty-six links distant, Station number four;

Thence south at four chains and fifty links a natural sanja, sixty links wide course southwesterly; at seven chains across same, eight chains and forty-two links to the place of beginning, containing seven and nine

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one hundredths acres and designated on the official plat of the public surveys as lot number forty-four of township eight south. Range eight west of San Bernardino Base and Meridian.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name officially and caused my seal of office to be affixed in the City of San Francisco, this twenty-ninth day of January A.D.


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one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. Theo Wagner, US Surveyor General for California.

US Surveyor General's Office, San Francisco, December 27th 1875: I hereby certify that by virtue of the provisions of the Act of Congress approved 1st July 1864 entitled 'An Act to Expedite the Settlement of Titles to Sands in the State of California,' notice of the plat and survey having been made of the tract of land near the mission of San Juan Capistrano in Los Angeles County, finally confirmed to Santiago Rios, surveyed by Henry Hancock, US Deputy Surveyor in February 1860, has been advertised in accordance therewith in two newspapers to wit: the Los Angeles Star published in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, being near to where the said land is located; the first publication being on the 11th day of November 1874; and the last on the 2nd day of December 1874; also in The Alta California, a newspaper published in the city and county of San Francisco, state aforesaid: the first publication

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being on the 11th day of November 1874, and the last on the 2nd day of December 1874; and that the plat of said survey was retained in this office subject to inspection during all of ninety days, and until the expiration thereof from the date of the first publication.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name officially, and caused my seal of office to be affixed in the City of San Francisco, this 27th day of December 1875. James T. Stratton, US Surveyor General for California.

US Surveyor General's Office, San Francisco January 29, 1879. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of the original, as the same remained of record and on file in this office. Attest, Theodore Wagner, US Surveyor General for California.

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Now that ye, that the United States of America, in consideration of the premises and pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Congress aforesaid of third March, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and the legislation supplemental thereto, have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Santiago Rios, his heirs and assigns the tract of land embraced and described in the foregoing survey, but with the stipulation that in virtue of the fifteenth section of the said Act neither the confirmation of this said claim, nor this patent, shall affect the interest of third persons:

To have and to hold the said tract of land with the appurtenances, unto the said Santiago Rios, his heirs and assigns forever, with the stipulation aforesaid.

In testimony whereof, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, have caused these letters to be made patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and third.

By the President R.B. Hayes. By W.H. Crook, Secretary. S.W. Clark, Recorder if the General Land Office. Recorded Vol. 10, pp. 592 to 598 inclusive.

Recorded June 29th 1887 at 12:20 pm at request of T.E. Rowan.


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Juridical Possession to Emigdio Vejar - recorded in book 'A' page 283 - Translation. In the city of Los Angeles April 19th 1847 upon the petition of Emigdio Vejar, that he be given juridical possession of the tract named "Boca de la Playa" in the jurisdiction of San Juan Capistrano of which he exhibited the respective title paper issued by the Superior authority dated May 7th 1846, and go with the assisting witnesses and proceed to give the indicated possession with exact obedience to said title.

Thus and Julian Chaves Arreglo 1st Alderman of the Honorable Aymitamiento and acting as Second Alcalde by reason of disqualification of the second Alcalde to act.

Decrite? Ordered and signed with the assistants according to Law - Julian Chaves; Assistant - Leonardo Cota; Assistant - Jose M. Herrera.

Thereupon I officially notified the adjoining owners, manifesting the purpose that brought me to the place Boca de la Playa I proceeded to remeasure it and place in possession thereof Señor Don Emigdio Vear and as the aforesaid adjoining owners assentingly, without manifesting any objection, and note

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the same as evidence which I authenticate and sign with the witnesses according to Law - Julian Chaves; Assistant - Leonardo Cota; Assistant - Jose M. Herrera.


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In continuation, and being already at the place Boca de la Playa I appointed two official ford bearers, who were Miguel Berdengo and Guadalupe Rodriguez acquainting them of the object of the appointment they accepted agreeing to discharge faithfully and lawfully their duty; the they answered, and did not sign because they could not, and I sign the same with the assistants according to law - Julian Chaves; Assistant - Leonardo Cota; Assistant - Jose M. Herrera.

In the proceeding, being at the foot of a hill that is on the (?) of the playa in presence of my assisting witnesses and the official fordbearers, I ordered to be measured a ford of 100 varas to the extremes whereof were fastened certain willow sticks and after observation and calculation by my direction the first line was from East

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and there were measured and counted 7500 varas reaching the second desecho - drain boundary of Don Felipe Carrillo where I ordered to place a landmark: Immediately from this point was run the second line North 30° East and there were measured and counted 5000 varas reaching the point of a hill, where is a landmark, boundary of Don Juan Foster and of Don Felipe Carrillo: next from this same point and North 40° East were measured and counted 5000 varas that ended on a high sharp ridge that looks upon the Cañada of the Mission Vieja (old mission) where I also ordered a landmark to be placed.

Thence, and to conclude the remeasurement from there was run the last line of 60° West and there were measured and counted 1200 varas that ended at the point where the measurement began. And the interested party having been satisfied, I gave him possession in the name of the nation and the laws where with the proceeding terminated and the assistants signed with me according to law - Julian Chaves; Assistant - Leonardo Cota; Assistant - Jose M. Herrera.

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Give evidence of these steps to the interested party for his defense and security. This I Julian Chaves, Regidor de land of the (?) Aysentamiento and same as 1st:

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Julian Chaves; Assistant - Leonardo Cota; Assistant - Jose M. Herrera.

Note: The respective evidence was given to the interested party on this date - today.

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Deed Translation Recorded in Book 1, page 58 of Deeds; Mexican Nation - party of first part; To Emigdio Vejar - party of second part.

Pio Pico Constitutional Governor of the Department of the Californias.

Whereas, the citizen Emigdio Vejar has asked for his personal benefit and that of his family the land known by the name of Boca de la Playa in the jurisdiction of San Juan Capistrano exercising the powers that the Supreme Government has conferred upon me in the name of the Mexican Nation I grant according to decree of this date the said tract of land, declaring it his property by these presents in conformity to the law of August 18th 1824 and regulation of November 21st 1828 subject to approval of the Hon.

Departmental Assembly and under the following conditions:

1. He may fence if he does not interfere with the roads travesias and easements he shall enjoy it freely and exclusively dedicating it to the use of cultivation

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most convenient.

2. He will ask of the proper Judge the juridical possession by virtue of this dispatch whereby the boundary will be established with the corresponding landmarks.


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3. The land of which grant is made him is simply that which the map designates and is bounded N. by the Cienega which is also granted him East by the boundaries of the tract granted to Felipe Carrillo between San Mateo and Las Pulgas S. by the Playa (beach) W. by the first hills of the Cañada of the Boca de la Playa. The judge who shall give the possession shall survey it according to the ordinance and with respect to the map first citing the adjoining owners and shall as a precaution take note of the (sitios de grando mayor - tracts for large cattle) embraced. Wherefore let this be respected as definite and valid, entered in the corresponding book and returned to the interested party for his protection and other uses. Executed in the City of Los Angeles on common paper for lack of sealed. May 7, 1846. Pio Pico. Jose Marias Moreno - Sec pro tem.

Entry made of this dispatch in the respective book - Moreno. Recorded October 3, 1851 at 4 mis. past 5pm; Recorded October 4, 1851 at 10 o'clock - at request of Juan Padilla.

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Deed recorded in Book 1, page 349 of Deeds, dated March 17th 1853 - translation. Santiago E. Arguello - party of 1st part; Santiago Rios - party of 2nd part.

By these presents be it known, that the land for cultivation in this town, which was adjudicated to sue the subscriber, in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-one, in the same manner as to various other individuals; Having agreed with Santiago Rios to convey to him the sight which I have thereto, and this person desiring to settle in this place, I grant and convey to him, the right which I have, in the aforesaid land, which has three hundred varas in length, and two hundred in width, relinquishing it, so that Santiago Rios may dispose of it at his pleasure. And inasmuch as I have no other Document than that I appear in the list of name, which was made to that end, I give this to the person already mentioned, that he may prove the legality, to whom it may concern, with which from now he may possess it and to the end that no other can disturb him - Santiago Arguello.


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Received for Record July 21 AD 1853 at 2:05 PM. Recorded July 21 AD 1853 at 2:30pm at request of Santiago Rios. No acknowledgement or proof.

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Deed dated 8th day of May, 1858. Recorded in Book 4, page 109 of Deeds.

Consideration: $200.00. Marcus Cota and Maria Jesus Vejar de Cota, his wife - party of first part, To Henry Charles - party of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell, alien, revise, release, convey and confirm Estate Granted: All the real property hereinafter described.

Words of Sep. Estate: Description. Situate in Township of San Juan Capistrano, County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a pile of stones running thence easterly eighty rods. Thence northerly eighty rods, thence westerly eighty rods, thence southerly eighty rods to the place of beginning, there being stones and stakes placed at each corner and is situated between the lands of Emilio Vejar and Santiago Rios from the north and south and between the sea and the land of Juan Abila from the East to West.

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Covenants: General Warranty.

Witnesses: K.H. Dimmick; Signatures: Marcus Cota; Maria Jesus Vejar.


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Acknowledged on 8th day of May 1858 by Marcus Cota and Maria Jesus Vejar (she as a married woman) before K.H. Dimmick, notary public Los Angeles County, California.

Recorded 8th day of May 1858, at 11 hrs., 30 mins., A.M. at request of Grantee.

Remarks:

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Deed dated 15th day of August 1860. Recorded in Book 5, page 136 of Deeds.

Consideration: $6000.00. Emigdio Vejar and Ysabel Cota de Vejar, his wife - party of first part, To Juan Abila - party of second party.

Words of Grant/Estate Granted: Sell, coincide, alien set over and confirm title interest and right to the real property hereinafter described. Words of Sep. Estate/Description: Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Known by the name of Sacramento or Boca de la Playa conceded to the said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor of California by concession made 7th of May 1840 and bounded as folows on the North by the Cienega including the same. On the East by the lines of the Rancho of Don Juan Foster and the lines of the tract conceded to Don Felipe Carrillo between San Mateo and Las Pulgas, on the south by the Playa and west by the first hills of the Cañada de la Boca de la Playa and for a more exact description reference is made to the documents and papers relative to the approval of said title and which now appear in the archives of the Court of the District of the United States for the said District of California.

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Covenants:

Witnesses:

Signatures: Emigdio Vejar, Ysabel Cota.


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Emigdio Vejar and Ysabel Cota (his wife she as a married woman.)

Acknowledged by 15th day of August 1860 before W.H. Shore (no seal) Notary Public, Los Angeles County, California.

Recorded 15th day of August 1860, at 6 hrs., PM, at request of Ygo. Sepulveda.

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Deed dated 8th day of April 1864, recorded in Book 6, page 411 of deeds.

Consideration: $1500.00. Juan Abila and Soledad Yorba de Abila, his wife - parties of first part, To Paul Pryor - party of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell, release, remise and convey. Estate granted: All the real property hereinafter described. Words of Sep. Estate/Description: Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Being the same tract of land known as Sacramento or Boca de la Play and the same land sold and conveyed to said Juan Abila by Emigdio Vejar and Ysabel Cota de Vejar, his wife, by deed bearing date August fifteenth AD, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, and recorded in the records of the County Recorders office of said Los Angeles County in the records of Deeds Book 5, page 136 and the same land granted to said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor of the Department of California by Grant of date May seventh AD, one thousand eight hundred and forty and bounded as follows on the North by the Cienega and including the said Cienega on the east by the boundaries of the Rancho of John Forster and the boundaries of the tract lot and piece of land granted to Felipe Carillo between San Mateo and Las Pulgas on the south by the Playa or sea beach and on the west by the first hills of the Cañada

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of the Boca de la Playa a more full description of which said land will be found in the grant there of expediente and map and decree of confirmation of the same among the records of the district court of the United States for the Southern District of California.


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Covenants:

Witnesses: R. Sackett, O. Morgan.

Signatures: Juan Abila, Soledad Yorba Abila.

Acknowledged 8th day of April 1864 by grantors before (she as a married woman) before O. Morgan Notary Public, Los Angeles County, California. Recorded 11th day of April, 1864, at 9 hrs., A.M., at request of O'Morgan.

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In The District Court of the First Judicial District of the State of California, in and for the county of Los Angeles. Writ of Attachment. Demand $3540.03. Antonio F. Coronel, Plaintiff, vs. Juan Abila, defendant. Dated 3rd day of May 1864. Recorded 7th day of May 1864 at 5pm, Book 1, Pg. 104B, attach'ts.

Levy made on the 7th day of May 1864 on that real property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows, viz. All the right, title and interest of said Defendant Juan Abila of, in and to the following described real estate to wit: All that tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of Los Angeles and State of California and known as Sacramento or Boca de la Playa being the same land sold and conveyed to Juan Abila by Emigdio Vejar and Ysable Cota de Vejar his wife by Deed bearing date August 15, 1860 and recorded in the Recorders office of Los Angeles County in Book 5 of Deeds page 136 and granted to said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor

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of the Department of California by Grant of date May 7, 1840 and counted as follows.

On the north by the Cienega and including the said Cienega, on the east by the boundaries of the Rancho of John Foster and the boundaries of the tract or lot of land granted to Felipe Carrillo between San Mateo and Las Pulgas, on the South by the Playa or Sea beach and on the west by the first hills of the Cañada of la boca de la Playa, a


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more full description of which land will be found in the grant thereof: expediente, map and decree of confirmation of the same among the records of the District Court of the Southern District of California.

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In the District Court, State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles. Case No. 1033. Minutes of Proceedings. Antonio F. Coronel - plaintiff, vs. Juan Abila - defendant. Date: May 3, 1864.

Complaint filed alleging that on July 9th 1862 defendant executed and delivered to O.W. Childs his certain promissory note for $3540.37 due 6 months after date with interest thereon at 3 per cent per month from date "said interest to become part of principal at the expiration of the term of 3 months thence to draw same interest as principal until paid" which note was on November 28, 1862 for value received transferred by said O. W. Childs to plaintiff who is now the holder of the same. That although often requested by plaintiff defendant has wholly neglected and refused to pay the same or any part thereof except $318.63 being

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interest on note for 3 months from July 9th 1862 to October 9. That there is now due and unpaid on said not $3540.37 with interest thereon at the rate of 3 per cent per month compoundable every 3 months from October 9, 1862 to present. Prays judgement against said defendant for $3540.37 and $2666 interest and costs of suit.

Summons issued in usual form and was filed May 2, 1864 bearing return of Sheriff of said Los Angeles County that he on May 9, 1864 made personal service of a copy thereof attached to a certified copy of said complaint on said defendant on said County.


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Affidavit and undertaking on attachment filed and writ of attachment issued for the amount demanded in complaint. The clerk recites that he affixed the seal of said Court to said writ but we find no trace of impression - although writing 20 years later there may have been an impression of said seal on writ that time has removed.

June 4, 1864 said writ was filed with return endorsed by Sheriff of said County that he served the same in said County as follows: May 7th, 1864 served on defendant Juna Abila and filed the County Recorder of said County a copy of said writ attached to a notice levy all the right title and interest of said defendant in and to that certain real estate in

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said County described as follows:

1st Known as Sacramento or Boca de la Playa being the same land sold and conveyed to Juan Abila by Emigdio Vejar and Ysabel Cota de Vejar by deed bearing date August 15th 1860 and recorders office of Los Angeles County in Book 5 of Deeds page 136 and granted to said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor of the Department of California by grant of date May 7th 1840 and bounded as follows: On the north by the Cienega and including the said Cienega: on the East by the boundaries of the Rancho of Juan Foster and the boundaries of the tract or lot of land granted to Felipe Carrillo between San Mateo and Las Pulgas, on the south by the playa or sea beach and on the west by the first hills of the Cañada of the Boca de la Playa a more full description of which land will be found in the grant thereof expediente map and decree of confirmation of the same among the records of the District Court of the Southern District of California.

2nd Known as the Rancho Nihuil (?) and bounded as follows to wit: on the north by the road leading from San Juan Capistrano to Los Angeles and the Rancho de los Alisos and the Rancho de Trabuco; on the south by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the town of San Juan Capistrano, and on the west by the Rancho of San Joaquin.


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3rd Situate in the town of San Juan Capistrano beginning at the northeast corner of the lot of Manuel Garcia, thence running in a northerly direction to the southeast corner of the lot owned and occupied by Pedro Valenzuela thence in a westerly direction and along the northern line of said Pedro Valenzuela to the eastern bank of the Arroyo known as Trabuco, thence along the Eastern bank of said Arroyo Trabuco to a point from which a line drawn to the point of beginning will form a right angle with the line herein first mentioned, thence from said point to the place of beginning. Also a certain other lot or parcel of land lying and being situate in the town of San Juan Capistrano in the County of Los Angeles and State of California and bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at the northeast corner of the lot of land owned and occupied by Pedro Valenzuela, thence running in a northerly direction to a street which divides the land herein described from the land owned and occupied by Pedro Verdugo thence along said street to the eastern bank of the Arroyo Trabuco aforesaid thence along the said eastern bank of the said Arroyo to the land of the aforesaid Pedro Valenzuela to the place of beginning.

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4th An interest in the Rancho of Santa Ana described as follows:

Bounded on the north by the mountain and lands of Santiago, on the south by the sea beach, on the east by the Rancho of San Joaquin, and on the west by the Santa Ana river. Also one certain lot and house lying and being in the township and ex-mission of San Juan Capistrano and heretofore known as the house and lot of Francisco Rodriguez, and bounded on the east by the Arroyo de la Mission Viejar, on the west by the road leading to said Mission Viejar, on the north by a field (terrano de labor) and on the south by other lands.

Also recites that on June 2, 1864 he filed in the office of said County Recorder a copy of said writ with copy of said notice annexed.


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May 21, 1864 - Default of defendant ordered and endorsed on complaint. Judgement entered in favor of plaintiff for $6315.69 embracing $109.25 costs agreeing with affidavit of costs on file.

June 1 - Execution issued for said amount interest and accruing costs returnable within 60 days.

January 20, 1865 - Sheriff of said County returned and filed said writ, endorsing his service thereof in

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said county viz.: That on June 1, 1864 he levied on all right title and interest of said defendant in and to certain real property in said County to wit:

Description is the same as in the said writ of attachment omitting in description of Niguel Rancho the words on the east by the town of San Juan Capistrano.

That on August 8, 1864 after first giving due legal notice thereof by posting a notice in the public places in each township wherein said property is situate to wit: the townships of San Juan Capistrano and Santa Ana with a description of said land attached thereto a copy of which said notice is annexed as part hereof and giving further notice of said sale by posting a notice thereof in 3 public places in the township and City of Los Angeles and by advertising the same in the Los Angeles daily Star a weekly newspaper then publishes in said City for the term of 21 days.

That he sold said tracts of land in front of the courthouse door in the city and county of Los Angeles at 10 am of said day at public auction to Antonio


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F. Coronel who was the highest and best bidder therefor for $4600 coin of the United States which sum was the whole price paid for said tracts or parcels of land. That the amounts realized for the separate parcels was as follows:

For the Rancho Nehuil: $2000.00

For the Boca de la Playa: $300.00

For the lot known as the Casa Fraudel: $1500.00

For the lot known as the house formerly owned by Pedro Rodriguez: $300.00

For the undivided interest in the tract known as Santa Ana: $200.00

For the tract or lot known as residence of defendants Juan Abila: $300.00

That on July 18, 1864 he postponed said sale to August 1st 1864 and then to said August 8, 1864, both postponements at request of plaintiff.

Annexed in a separate return is account of levy and sale of personal property.

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Sheriff's Deed, dated 23rd day of January 1860. Recorded in Book 9, page 233 of Deeds. J.R.S. $5.00.

Juan Abila, by Thomas A. Sanchez, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California, 1st part, to Antonio F.Coronel, 2nd part.

Recitals - 1st. Recovery of a Judgement or Decree in the District Court of the First Judicial District, State of California, County of Los Angeles, on the 21st day of May, 1864, in favor of Antonio F. Coronel and against Juan Abila, for


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2nd. Issuing to said Sheriff of a writ of execution, issued out of said Court.

3rd. Sale thereunder of premises hereinafter described at public auction, at 10 am on 8th day of August 1864, after due public notice to Antonio F. Coronel, for the sum of $4600, he being highest bidder.

4th. Payment of said sum and issuance of Certificate of Sale, and no redemption made.

Words of Grant/Estate Granted - has granted, bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm all right, title, interest and claim which the said judgment debtor Juan Abila had on the said first day of June AD 1864, or at anytime aforesaid or now has in and to.

Description — All that real property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

2nd. All that tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the County of Los Angeles and State of California and known as "Sacramento" or Boca de la Playa, being the same land sold and conveyed to Juan Abila by Emigdio Vejar and Isabel Cota de Vejar, his wife, by deed bearing date August 15th 1860 and recorded in the Recorder Office of Los Angeles County in Book 5 of Deeds - page 136, and granted to said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor of the department of California by grant of date May 7th AD 1840, and bounded as follows, on the north by the

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Cienega and including the said Cienega, on the East by the Boundaries of the Rancho of John Forster, and the boundaries of the tract of land granted to Felipe Carillo between San Mateo and Los Pulgas. On the south by the Playa or sea beach and on the west by the first hill of the Cañada of La Boca de la Playa: a more full and complete description of which land will be found in the grant thereof. Expediente. Map and decree of


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confirmation of the same, among the records of the District of the Southern District of California.

Together with all and singular the tenements, etc.

That the price of each distinct lot or parcel of land was as follows to wit: For the lot or tract known as Boca de la Playa ($300) three hundred dollars.

Witnesses:

Signatures: Tomas A. Sanchez, Sheriff del Condado de Los Angeles.

Acknowledged by: Tomas A. Sanchez, sheriff, 23rd day of January, 1868 before Thomas D. Mott, County Clerk and ex officio Clerk of the County Court Los Angeles County, California - S.H. Mott, Deputy. Recorded 23rd day of January 1868 at 4hrs PM at request of T.A. Sanchez.

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Deed dated 10th day of September 1868, recorded in Book 10, page 514 of Deeds.

Consideration $100.00.

Henry Charles, party of first part, to Carmen Para, party of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell and convey.

Estate Granted. All the real property hereinafter described.

Words of separate estate/Description: Situate in the township of San Juan Capsitrano, county of Los Angeles, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a pile of stones running thence easterly eighty rods, thence northerly eighty rods, thence westerly eighty rods; thence southerly eighty rods to the place of beginning thee being stones and stakes placed at each corner and is situated between the lands of Emigdio Vejar and Santiago Rios from the north and south and between the sea and the land of Juan Abila from the East to west and being same land conveyed to party of first part by deed of Marcus Cota. Date May 8th 1858, of which reference is had.


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Covenants:

Witnesses: Joseph Huber Jr.

Signatures: Henry Charles.

Acknowledged on September 10th 1868 by Henry Charles before Joseph Huber Jr, Notary Public, Los Angeles County California.

Recorded 15th day of September, 1868 at 11 hrs 30 mins. at request of Joseph Huber Jr.

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Deed dated 24th day of July, 1868. Recorded in Book 10, pages 210 of Deeds.

Consideration $3000.

Antonio F. Coronel, party of first part, to Charles V. Howard and Manuel F. Coronel, parties of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm.

Estate granted: All right, title and interest in and to.

Description: Situate in the County of Los Angels, State of California, as known as Sacramento or Boca de La Playa, being the same land sold and conveyed to Juan Abila by Emigdio Vejar and Isabel Cota de Vejar, his wife by deed bearing date August 15th 1860 and recorded in the Recorders Office of Los Angeles County in Book 5 of Deeds, page 136, and granted to said Emigdio Vejar by Pio Pico, Governor of the Department of California, by grant of date May 7th AD 1840, and bounded as follows: on the north by the Cienega and including the said Cienega on the East by the boundaries of the Rancho of John Foster and the boundaries of the the tract of land granted to Felipe Carillo between San Mateo and Los Pulgas on the south by the Playa or sea beach: and on the west by the first hill of the Cañada of La Boca de la Playa, a more full and complete description of which


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land will be found in the grant thereof Expediente Map and Decree of Confirmation of the same among the records of the District Court of the Southern District of California. All that certain lot or tract of land lying and being situate in the town of San Juan Capistrano, County of Los Angeles and State of California bounded as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the lot of Manuel Garcia, thence running in a northerly direction to the southeast of the lot owned and occupied by Pedro Valenzuela thence in a northerly direction and along the northern line of said Pedro Valenzuela to the eastern bank of the Arroyo known as the Trabuco, thence along the eastern bank of said Arroyo to a point from which a line drawn to the point of beginning will form a right angle with the line first herein mentioned. All that tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the town of San Juan Capistrano County of Los Angeles and State of California, beginning at the northeast corner of the lot of land owned and occupied by Pedro Valenzuela thence running in a northerly direction to a street which divides the land herein described from the land owned and occupied by Pedro Verdugo: thence along said Street to the eastern bank of the Arroyo Trabuco; thence along the said Eastern bank of said Arroyo to the land of the said Pedro Valenzuela to the place of beginning. All that certain undivided interest in the Rancho Santa Ana lying and being situate in the township of Santa Ana County of Los Angeles and State California and bounded as follows: to wit:

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On the north by the mountains and land of Santiago, on the south by the sea beach, on the east by the Rancho of San Joaquin and on the west by the Santa Ana River.

All that certain lot or parcel of land lying and being situate in the ex-Mission of San Juan Capistrano and heretofore known as the house and lot of Francisco Rodriguez, and bounded on the east by the Arroyo de la Mission Vejar; on the west by the road leading to


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said Mission Vejar. On the north by a field (terrano de labor) and on the south by other lands.

Witness: Joel H. Turner.

Signature: A. F. Coronel.

Acknowledged: 24th July 1868 by Antonio F. Coronel, before Joel H. Turner, N.P., Los Angeles County, California.

Recorded: 27th day of July 1868 at 9:15am at request of C.V. Howard.

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Deed dated 15th day of 1868, recorded in book 11, page 417 of Deeds. Consideration $3400.

Charles V. Howard and Manuel F. Coronel, parties of first part, to Paul Pryor, party of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell, remise, convey and quit claim.

Estate Granted: All right, title and interest of, in, and to the real property hereinafter described.

Words of Separate Estate/Description: Situate in the County of Los Angels, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Any and all property acquired or purchased by them or either by them or by any grant or assignor through whom they claim under any Sheriffs sale or other sale by virtue of or under any process of law issued on or upon a certain Judgement rendered in the District Court of the first Judicial District of said State for said County in the case of Antonio F. Coronel vs. Juan Abila and especially in and to the Rancho Boca de la Playa in the said


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County. Also in and to the Rancho Del Pauma in San Diego County. Also in and to that certain house in San Juan Capistrano known as the Juan Abila house. And all other interests now in the parties of the first part derived by or through any sales made under or by virtue of any judgement in said case of A.F. Coronel vs Juan Abila. The interest hereby conveyed being that which is now in the parties of the first part and no more.

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Witnesses: William H.H. Fall.

Signatures: C.V. Howard, Manuel F. Coronel.

Acknowledged 15th day of December 1868 by C.V. Howard and Manuel F. Coronel before William H.H. Fall, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, California.

Recorded 15th day of December 1868 at 3 hrs, 55 mins., pm at request of Isains W. Hellman.

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In the district court, 17th Judicial District, Los Angeles County, California. Paul Pryor, plaintiff vs. John Doe Hickmolt, Richard Roe, and Tone Toe, defendants.

Complaint filed in the above action January 17, 1870 alleging that plaintiff is seized of the Rancho Boca de la Playa and that defendants entered upon said premises on 1st December 1869 and now withholds same from plaintiff. And prays for possession. Summons was issued and filed with return by sheriff showing service on John Hickmolt filed January 28, 1870.

Answer of defendant Hickmolt filed January 28, 1870.

Alleges that Hickmolt owns the west half of southeast quarter and south half of southwest quarter of section 12 which premises are not a part of the Rancho Boca de la Playa.


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In District Court, State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles. Case No. 1624. Minutes of Proceedings. Carmen Para, plaintiff vs. Pablo Pryor, Robert Ashcroft and John Does, defendants.

In the above action complaint was filed March 29, 1870, for ejectment from the following described premises situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded as follows:

Beginning at a pile of stones running thence easterly eighty rods, thence northerly eighty rods; thence westerly eighty rods; thence southerly eighty rods to the place of beginning, there being stones and stakes placed at each corner and is situated between the lands of Emigdio Vejar and Santiago Rios on the north and south and between the sea and

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the land of Juan Abila and being the NE quarter of Section 14 T. 8 S.R. 8 W. S.B.M. and on 4 April 1870, an injunction was issued restraining defendants from interfering with plaintiff in the access to and use of the waters on said premises. Answer of defendants was filed June 10, 1870.

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Deed dated 19th day of March 1873. Recorded in Book 24, page 363 of Deeds.

Consideration $350. Paul Pryor, party of first part, to Henry Charles, party of second part.

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Description: Situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California bounded and described as follows.

Beginning at a certain redwood post marked H. and running thence West to a rock mound a distance of thirty chains and twenty links thence northerly five chains and sixty-one links to a large rock mound marking the NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa as surveyed by W.P. Reynolds, US Deputy Surveyor. Thence in a northeastwardly direction about thirty-one chains and following the boundary line of said Rancho to the fence which divides the fields of J.P. Fuller from the property of said Henry Charles. Thence eastwardly along said fence a distance of six chains and forty-five links to a stake in the creek bottom on the east side of the Arroyo San Juan and running thence southwardly thirty chains and forty links to the point of the beginning. Together with the following described

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portion of the bed of the Arroyo San Juan beginning at a stake above mentioned which stands in the creek bottom and in line with the willow fences. Thence in a northerly direction about one hundred and seventy yards to the fence of P.Pryor. Thence westwardly about twenty-five yards to the steep bank of said Arroyo. Thence southwardly along said bank to the fence of J.P. Fuller at the point where said fence joins said bank and thence east to point of beginning. All land above described containing about sixty-two and one half acres.

Witness: Richard Egan.

Signature: Paul Pryor.

Acknowledged 19th day of March 1873 by Paul Pryor, before Richard Egan, Justice of Peace, Los Angeles County, California.

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In the 17th Judicial Court, District State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles.

Notice of Action: Robert Ashcroft, plaintiff vs. Pablo Pryor, defendant. Recorded 5th day of February 1875 at 2:29pm, in book 1, page 289 Notices of Action.

Object of Action: to recover certain real estate and the possession of, with damages for the withholding thereof.

Property affected: All that real property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

An undivided one half of that certain Rancho known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa.

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In the 17th Judicial Court, District State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles.

Case No. 2659, Minutes of Proceedings. Robert Ashcroft, plaintiff vs. Pablo Pryor, defendant.

February 5, 1875 - Complaint filed: alleges that September 1868 plaintiff and defendant entered into partnership in the business of owning and improving the Rancho Boca de la Playa in Los Angeles County containing about 1 1/2 leagues of land, that are part of said Rancho to defendant and that plaintiff and defendant were to employ said sum in improving said Rancho. That in pursuance of said agreement Plaintiff paid $3000 to defendant May 26th 1869 and took possession of said Rancho in March 1869 and has


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since spent his time and money to the extent of $4000 in the improvement of said Rancho and that he has tendered to defendant a conveyance for 1/2 of said Rancho but that defendant has refused to execute the same.

Asks judgement for the specific performance of said contract, that defendant be required to execute to plaintiff a conveyance of 1/2 of said Ranch, etc.

February 5, 1875 - Summons issued. Returned 10th February served on Pablo Pryor 8th February.

July 26, 1875 - Demurrer filed.

February 9, 1876 - Answer filed. Avers that the contract between plaintiff and defendant related solely to the butchering business carried on by them. Denies the allegations of complaint Pleads Sec. 319 f.f.P and 337 Sec. 339 Subdivision 1 - and 343 f.f.P.

January 15, 1876 - Ordered that case be referred to S.M. White to state accounts between parties and report findings and judgement.

January 4, 1878 - Findings of referee filed. Finds that in the year 1869 Ashcroft entered into partnership in the business of butchering and no other.

That in February 1869 plaintiff paid defendant $3000 on account of some kind of verbal agreement for a sale by defendant to Ashcroft of an undivided 1/2 of Rancho Boca de la Playa, but it does not appear from the evidence what further sums were to be paid by Ashcroft under such agreement nor is there any further proof as to the terms thereof nor that said agreement was fully performed by Ashcroft.


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That in the winter of '69 Ashcroft with consent of defendant entered into possession of said Rancho jointly with defendant and so remained till 1876 and expended money, time and labor in improvement of said Rancho from 1869 till the fall of 1871.

That there is no proof of the terms of the agreement under which Aschcroft resided on said Rancho or that he did so under any agreement whatever.

That about June 1870 more than 4 years and less than 5 years before the commencement of this action Ashcroft tendered to defendant a conveyance of an undivided 1/2 of said Rancho and demanded that defendant execute the same but defendant refused to do so and denied that Ashcroft was entitled to the same and has ever since done so. That after the commencement of this action Ashcroft died and that A.S. Ferguson now plaintiff is the duly appointed administrator and regularly substituted as plaintiff.

As conclusions of law referee finds: that plaintiff is not entitled to a relief. That defendant is entitled to judgement.

January 4, 1878 - Judgement entered for defendant in accordance with findings.

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Entry of Certificate of Tax Sale. Book 1, page 223. Paul Pryor to Loomis and Haley. Sales for State and County Taxes, Los Angeles County, 1875/6 under section 3783, political code.


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Description of the property sold:

Vol. 1, Page 223, No. 126 assessed to Paul Pryor 6,658 acres of land in Rancho Boca de la Playa a County of Los Angeles. Bounded north by San Juan Mission lands. East by hills of Mission Vieja. South by Pacific Ocean and West by hills of Boca de la Playa. Also Lot No. 1 in Blk. 8 in town of San Juan.

Date of Sale: 9th day of March 1876.

Name of Purchaser: Loomis and Haley.

Total amount paid: Two hundred eighty-two,forty, $282.40 dollars.

Remarks: Across the face of the record of the foregoing appears the following:

Redeemed April 28th 1876 by Paul Pryor as per receipt of parties named in the Certificate this 5th day of June, 1876. C.E. Miles, county recorder, by Geo. E. Gard, Deputy.

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In the District Court of the 18th Judicial District of the State of California, and for the County of San Diego.

Writ of Attachment, demand $6943.28. A.E. Maxey, plaintiff vs. John Forster, F.P. Forster and P.Pryor, defendant.

Dated 31st day of January of 1878, Recorded 4th day of February, 1878 at 8:40am. Book 2, p. 473, attachments. Levy made on the 4th day of February 1878 on that real property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows, viz. All the right, title and interest, of defendant P.Pryor in and - the following described real estate to wit: that certain piece or parcel of land. Known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa situated in Los Angeles County, San Juan Capistrano township, State of California.


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Mortgage, dated 19th day of March 1878, recorded in book 30, page 561 Mortgages. Pablo Pryor, mortgagor to A.S. Ferguson, mortgagee.

Mortgages the real property hereinafter described to secure the payment of a note for $5000 with interest at one and one half per cent per month payable every six months principal sum payable on the 19th day of March 1879.

Description: All that real property in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Bounded on the East by the lands of John Forster and the Rancho known as the Mission Viejo on the north by public lands, on the west by public lands and the land of Juan Cota and on the south by the Pacific Ocean, the tract above described being known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa containing seven thousand acres of land a little more or less.

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Witnesses: R.Egan.

Signatures: Pablo Pryor.

Acknowledged by Pablo Pryor, 19th day of March 1878 before Chas E. Miles, County Recorder of said County of Los Angeles. By Geo. E. Gard, Deputy.

Recorded 19th day of March 1878, at 2 hrs. 25 mins. pm.

At request of A.S. Ferguson.

Remarks: On the margin of the record of the foregoing appears the following:

Received full and entire satisfaction on the within mtg. this 18th day of March 1887.

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Signed and acknowledged before me this 18th day of March 1887. Frank A. Gibson, County Recorder. By Jno. Torrey, Deputy.

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In the Probate Court, State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles. In the matter of the estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased. No. 1084. Minutes of Proceedings.

August 8, 1878 - Petition of Richard Egan filed, alleges that Pable Pryor died intestate 2nd August in this County, a resident thereof, leaving estate therein consisting of the Rancho Boca de la Playa and personal property. That the heirs at law of said deceased are the following.

Rosa A. de Pryor, widow. Miguel Pryor, aged 13 years. Teresa Pryor, aged 12 years. Reginald Pryor, aged 10 years. Dolores Pryor, aged 8 years. Albert Pryor, aged 5 years. Cristina Soledad Pryor, aged 2 years. Children of deceased and said Rosa A. de Pryor. That said widow desires that petitioner shall be appointed administrator instead of herself and that this petition is made at her request.

Prays that letters of administration

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be issued to petitioner.

August 8 - Order entered, fixing 20th August 1878 for hearing above petition and directing clerk to give notice by posting.

August 8 - Affidavit of E.H. Owen filed, alleges that on same day at request of Clerk of Probate Court he posted notices of above ordered hearing in 3 public places in Los Angeles County.


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August 13 - Petition of Rosa A. de Pryor, widow of deceased filed. Prays, appointment of Richard Egan as administrator of said deceased.

August 20 - Order entered, waits due proof notice of hearing and proof on hearing of death said Pablo Pryor 2nd August 1878, intestate in the County of Los Angeles leaving estate within the jurisdiction of this Court. Orders that letters of administration issue to petitioner Richard Egan upon his taking the oath and filing a bond in the sum of $5000. Recorded in book 15 page 251 of minutes.

August 29 - Bond of Richard Egan as administrator in sum of $5000 approved and filed. Recorded in Book 3 page 269 of letters.

August 29 - Letters of administration issued to Richard Egan and duplicate filed same day with oath annexed. Recorded in Book 3, page 271 of letters.

August 30 - Order entered appointing M.A. Forster,

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August 30, 1878 - J.R. Congden, and Royal Freeman appraisers. Recorded in Book 15, page 311 of minutes. Verified by administrator and signed.

September 28, 1878 - Inventory and appraisement filed by M.A. Forster and J.R. Congden, the only appraisers qualifying. The only real estate described in said inventory is as follows:

A certain tract of land situate lying and being in Los Angeles County, California known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa containing about 6,660 acres together with the improvements thereon appraised at the sum of $12,500.


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October 11, 1878 - Order entered directing that notice to creditors of said estate be given by publication in the Los Angeles Daily Herald once a week for 4 weeks. Recorded in Book 15, page 401 of minutes.

1879 - (Note. Between October 11, 1878 and June 14, 1886 there were no proceedings except on the sale of personal property making family allowances and settling annual accounts and nothing affecting real estate.)

June 14, 1886 - Petition of Rosa A. de Pryor for setting a part of a homestead filed, shows:

The death of Pablo Pryor, intestate in the County of Los Angeles on the 2nd day of August 1878, being a resident and leaving

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estate therein. The appointment on the 20th of August 1878 of Richard Egan as administrator. His qualification on the 29th of August 1878. That he is still the administrator, and the estate is unsettled. That petitioner is the widow of said deceased, her age is now 50 years, and her residence is on the tract of land hereinafter described. That said deceased left surviving him the following named children, Miguel Pryor, Teresa Pryor, Reginald Pryor, Dolores Pryor, Albert Pryor, and Christina Soledad Pryor: That said Miguel is now over the age of 21 years, and the said Teresa is now over the age of 18 years, that all the others are still minors; that they all now reside with petitioner on said land. That said deceased at the time of his death was the owner of all that certain real estate, situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and known and called the Rancho Boca de la Playa containing about 6607 acres less about forty acres thereof, which had prior to his death, been by him sold and conveyed to one Henry Charles; that no part of the balance has been sold or disposed of: that the whole of such balance is now


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subject to a mortgage for $5000 executed to A.S. Ferguson and assigned to D. Oyharrabal: That all other claims except said mortgage and $500 due to Juan Cota, have been paid. That due publication of notice to creditors has been made, and time to present claims has long since expired. That the present value of said real estate is about $25,000 and the whole is community property of said deceased and petitioner. Shows filing of inventory and appraisement of estate. That prior to death of deceased, no homestead had been selected, nor has any been since set apart. That petitioner and said minors now reside on said land parcel of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, distant 45.14 chains North 10 degrees East from Station One, of the United States Official Survey of said Rancho, winning thence (variation 14 degrees 25' East). N. 10 degrees East along said West boundary 61.05 chains to corner of fence in line of land of Henry Charles thence along the fence S. 66 3/4° E. 31.47 chains to corner of fence; thence along willow fence N. 17.5° E. 18.62 chains

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to the north boundary of the Rancho: thence East along fence on North boundary of Rancho, 35.80 chains to corner of fence near the road: thence S. 38° W. along the road 27.85 chains to a point; thence S. 13.25° W. 17.36 chains to a point; thence S. 5.5° W. 15.35 chains to a point; thence S. 27° W. 7.41 to corner of fence; thence S. 27.75° E. 7.84 chains to corner of fence, thence S. 33.5° W. 19.85 chains to corner of fence, thence N. 69.5° W. 51.08 chains to point of beginning, containing 394.21 acres.

That the value of said 394.21 acre tract is about $4,500.

That neither petitioner nor any of said minor children have any property other than their interest in said estate.

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(NOTE: appended to said petition is the consent of Miguel Pryor and Theresa Pryor, adult children, to granting petition.)

June 14 - Order fixing Monday, the 28th of June 1886 to hear above petition and directing clerk to post ten days notice of same, filed.

June 15 - Affidavit of H.P. Fanning with notice attached filed deposers:

That the request of the clerk he posted a notice pursuant to the last above order

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of Court, in three public places in Los Angeles County.

July 2 - Order setting apart homestead filed as follows:

Rosa A. de Pryor, the widow of said Pablo Pryor, deceased, having on June 14, 1886, presented to, and filed in this court her petition in due form praying that there be set off to her and the minor children of said deceased, out of said estate, a homestead, and said petition coming on this day regularly to be heard, and it appearing that due notice has been given of such hearing as ordered by this Court, and from the evidence introduced it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court as follows:

That the said Pablo Pryor died intestate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, on the 2nd day of August A.D. 1878; that at the time of his death, he was a resident of said County of Los Angeles, and left an estate therein consisting of real and personal property.

That by the order of the late probate court of said county which was duly made and given on the 20th day of August A.D. 1878, one Richard Egan was duly appointed administrator of the estate of


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said deceased, and on the 29th day of August 1878 he duly qualified as such administrator; and letters of administration on said estate were, on that day duly issued to him; and the same having never been revoked or canceled, the said estate is still unsettled, and the administration thereof unclosed.

That said petitioner is the widow of said deceased; that her age is now fifty years; that said deceased left also surviving him, at the time of his death, the following named children and none other, to wit: Miguel Pryor, a son, then aged 13 years; Teresa Pryor, a daughter thus aged 12 years; Reginald Pryor, a son, then aged 10 years; Dolores Pryor, a daughter, then aged 8 years; Albert Pryor, a son, then aged 5 years, and Cristina Soledad Pryor, a daughter then aged 2 years. That the said Miguel Pryor is now over the age of 21 years and the said Teresa is now over the age of 18 years. That all the others are still minor. That the said deceased, at the time of his death, was the owner of all that certain real estate situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and known and called the Rancho Boca de la Playa, containing about 6607 acres of land less

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about 40 acres thereof, which, prior to his death had been by him sold and conveyed to one Henry Charles. That no part of the balance has been sold or otherwise disposed of, and that the whole of such balance is now subject to a mortgage for the sum of $5000, principal, executed by said deceased to one A.S. Ferguson, and since assigned and now held by one D.Oyharzsabal.

That all the claims against the estate except the said mortgage, and one claim of $500 to one Juan Cota have been paid. That due publication of notice to creditors has been given by said administrator, and the time allowed by law for the presentation of claims has long since expired.


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That the present value of the said real estate belonging to said estate is the sum of twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars, and that the whole thereof was and is the community property of the said deceased, and of the said petitioner.

That after the qualification of said administrator, and prior to January 1st, 1879, the said administrator duly made, presented and filed in the said probate court, a full true and correct inventory and appraisement of all the property of said estate, and said inventory and appraisement is now on file,

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and of record herein.

That, prior to the death of said deceased, no homestead had been by him or the said petitioner selected, designated or recorded upon any land, nor had any homestead been since set apart for any one out of said estate.

That the petitioner and all of the said children do now reside on the tract of land in said petition and hereinafter described.

That the actual cash value of the said tract of land hereinafter described is the sum of four thousand five hundred (4,500) dollars.

That neither the said petitioner, nor any of the said children have any property other than their interest in said estate. That said Miguel Pryor and the said Teresa Pryor have consented in writing to the making of this order, and no objection having been made by anyone.

It is now by the Court, hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that all that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the said Rancho Boca de la Playa, County of Los Angeles, State of California, and more particularly described as follows, to wit:


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Beginning at a rock mound in the

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Western boundary of the said Rancho Boca de la Playa, distant 45.14 chains N. 10 degrees E. from Station 1 of the United States Official Survey of said Rancho. Running thence (variation 14 degrees 25 minutes E.) N. 10 degrees E. along said West boundary 61.5 chains to corner of fence on the line of land of Henry Charles thence along fence S. 66 3/4 degrees E. 31.47 chains to corner of fence; thence along willow fence N. 17.5 degrees E. 18.62 chains to the North boundary of the Rancho; thence East along fence on North boundary of the Rancho 35.80 chains to corner of fence near the road; thence south 38 degrees W. along the road 27.85 chains to a point; thence South 13.25 degrees W. 17.36 chains to a point; thence South 5.5 degrees W. 15.55 chains to a point; thence South 27 degrees W 7.41 chains to corner of fence; thence South 27.75 degrees E. 7.84 chains to corner of fence; thence South 33.5 W 19.85 chains to corner of fence; thence North 69.5 degrees W. 51.08 chains to the point of beginning: containing 394.21 acres of land: be and the same is hereby selected, designated and set apart as a homestead to and for the use and benefit of the said petitioner, Rosa A. de Pryor, and each and all of the said minor children, Reginald Pryor, Dolores Pryor, Albert Pryor, and Cristina

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Soledad Pryor.

It is by the court further ordered, that a certified copy of this order be filed for record in the office of the County Recorder of said County of Los Angeles, and that thereafter the said land be the homestead property of the said petitioners, and of said minor children. Entered M.B. 12 page 105.

(Note: A certified copy of the foregoing decree was recorded in the office of the County Recorder on the_of 188_in Book_of_page_.)


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August 2 - Petition of administrator for sale of Real Estate filed, verified, shows:

That said Pablo Pryor died intestate on or about the 2nd of August 1878 in said County of Los Angeles, being at that time a resident of said County and left estate therein.

That on the 29th of August 1878 petitioner was appointed Administrator of estate of said deceased.

That on the 28th of September 1878, petitioner filed an inventory of said estate, and published notice to creditors.

That the amount of personal estate

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as per inventory and appraisement is $520. That the amount of personal property comes into the hands of petitioner since said inventory is 12,861.95.

Total amount of personal property to date: $13,381.95.

That the whole of said personal property has been paid out and disposed of. Except the value of $280.

That the outstanding debts of the estate are as per schedule "A" annexed: $5,500.

That the accrued expenses and charges of administration are 958.33.

That the estimated expenses and charges of administration to accrue are 1,800.

Whole amount of debts outstanding: $8,258.33.

That the whole amount of real estate of which the decedent died seized or had any interest in, or in which the estate has acquired any interest, is shown in Schedule "D" annexed. That the whole of said real estate was the common property of said deceased and his said widow. That the names and ages of the heirs are as follows: Rosa A. de Pryor, widow of said deceased, aged 50 years, and the following named children.


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Miguel Pryor, aged 21 years; Teresa Pryor, aged 20; Reginald Pryor, aged 18 years; Dolores Pryor, aged 16 years; Albert Pryor, aged 13 years, and Cristina Soledad Pryor aged 10 years.

Petitioner alleges: that the personal estate in the hands of petitioner is insufficient to pay the allowance of the family, the debts outstanding and charges of the administration; and it is necessary to sell the whole of said balance of said real estate for such purposes.

That the said land cannot be sold to advantage in subdivisions, but it is necessary and to the interest of the estate that said land should be sold as a whole and at private sale.

Prays for an order of sale.

Schedule "A" shows mortgage claim now held by D. Oyharzsabal allowed and approved for $5000.

Claim of Juan Cota allowed and approved for $500.

Schedule "D" shows the following described real estate to wit:

All that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, and more particularly described as follows to wit:

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Beginning at a post in rock mound on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in L.8.S.R.8.W.S.B.M. being station one of the U.S. Official Survey of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, running thence N. 10.5°E., 106.19 chains to the land conveyed by said deceased to Henry Charles; thence along the fence on the line of said land of Charles, S.66° 45' E. 31.47 chains to fence corner; thence along willow fence N. 17° 30' E. 18.62 chains; thence E. on North boundary of said Rancho 310.40 chains to line of the Rancho Mission


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Viejo; thence S.21° E. along west line of Rancho Mission Viejo; 73.20 chains to Station 10 of said survey of Rancho Boca de la Playa; thence S. 30° W. 242.83 chains to Station 9 of said survey of said Rancho Boca de la Playa on Ocean Beach; thence N. 47° W. along Beach 60 chains to a point; thence N. 54.25° W. along Beach 29 chains to a point; thence N 49.25° W. along Beach 58 chains to a point; thence N 65° W 25.00 to a point; thence N 53.25° W. 71 chains to a point; thence N. 63.25° W. 20 chains to a point; thence S. 89° W. 40 chains to place of beginning, containing 6,550 acres, more or less, valued at $25,000.

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was and is located the late home and residence of said deceased and of his family which by an order of this court duly made and given on the second of July 1886, on the petition of said widow has been duly designated set apart and recorded as a homestead of and for the use and benefit of the said widow and the said minor children of said deceased and containing 394.21 acres: That on that portion of said land so set apart as a homestead as aforesaid, there was and is located the houses used by said deceased and his said family as their home and residence; also the fences and about one acre in vineyard and a few walnut and orange trees; that there is on said land so set apart as a a homestead, water for domestic use, and for the purposes of irrigation, and for the watering of cattle. That the whole of the above described land has been for the last three or four years, and is now leased for the sum of sixteen hundred dollars per annum: That the condition of the remainder of said land, after taking out the said homestead is hereinafter more particularly set forth. That the following is a full description of the balance of said real estate now subject to administration


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and in the hands of said administrator, and the condition and value thereof that is to say:

All that certain tract or parcel of land situate in said County of Los Angeles, State of | California, and more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at a post in rock mound on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in L.8.S.R.8.W.S.B.M. being station one of the U.S. Official Survey of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, running thence N. 10.5° E. 45.14 chains to line of the tract of land set apart herein as a homestead: thence S. 69.5 E. 51.08 chains to SE corner f homestead; thence along fence N. 33° 30'E. 18.95 chains to fence corner, and one corner of homestead; then N.27.75 W. 7.84 chains to a point; thence N.27° E. 7.41 chains to a point, thence N. 5.5° E. 15.55 chains to a point: thence N. 38° E. 27.85 chains to the North boundary of said Rancho: thence East along said North boundary 274.60 chains to the line of the Rancho Mission Viejo, thence S. 21° E. along west line of Rancho Mission Viejo 73.21 chains to station 10 of said Survey of Rancho Boca de la Playa; thence S. 30° W. 242.83 chains to Station 9

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said survey of said Rancho Boca de la Playa on Ocean Beach thence N.47° W. along beach 60 chains to a point; thence N.54.25° W. along beach 29 chains to a point thence N.49.25° W. along beach 58 chains to a point, thence N.58° W. 21 chains to a point; thence N.53.25° W. 71 chains to a point; thence N 63.25°W. 20 chains to a point; thence S.89° W.40 chains to the point of beginning. Valued at $20,500, and is now wanted with homestead for $1600 per annum, and the proportion of said rent on the last above tract is $1450. It is rented and used and occupied for the pasturage thereon of stock. The whole of it except a few acres in the Northwest corner is hilly and mountainous, and is unfit for cultivation; it has no water for irrigation, but some of the water which rises on the said homestead tract flows on said northwest corner thereof, and can be and has been used for


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watering the stock and cattle. None of it has any improvements, and it is suitable for stock and cattle range and no other purpose. That the whole of the said Rancho Boca de la Playa is subject to a mortgage securing the payment of the said chain of said A.S. Ferguson

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now held by said D. Oyharzabal set forth in said Schedule "A".

August 2 - Order fixing Monday the 6th of September 1886 for hearing the above petition, and directing 4 weeks publication of a copy of the order in the Los Angeles Daily Herald filed. (Entered M.B. 12 pages 167).

September 6 - Affidavit of J.C. Peabody filed deposers: That he is a competent person. That he is the principal clerk of the printers and publishers of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper published in Los Angeles County, and at such date had, and now has charge of all advertisements in said newspaper, and that the "Order to show cause re, a printed copy being annexed. (Said annexed copy corresponds with above order) was published each and every day, Mondays excepted, for more than four weeks last past" in the above named newspaper, commencing August 3, 1886 and ending September 6th 1886, that there was no publication of said newspaper on any day so excepted.

September 6 - Order of sale of real estate filed (Recorded M.B. 12, p.268) as follows: R. Egan the administrator of the estate of Pablo Pryor deceased, having on the 2nd day of August 1886 presented to the

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said Superior Court, and filed herein his petition in due form, verified by his oath, praying for an order authorizing him to sell so much, and such parts of the real estate belonging to the estate of said deceased, for purposes therein stated.


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Said matter coming on regularly to be heard this 6th day of September 1886, and upon due proof to the satisfaction of the court, of the due publication of a copy of the said order to show cause as required by law and the order of this court, and all and singular the law and the premises being by the court understood and fully considered, whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the said R. Egan, the administrator of the estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased, be, and he is hereby authorized to sell in one parcel the whole of the real estate belonging to said estate hereinafter described, at private sale to the highest bidder upon the following terms to wit: 10 per cent of the amount of bid accepted, to be paid on acceptance of bid; the balance of the purchase money to be paid at the time of execution of deed of conveyance to the purchaser - the whole of such moneys to be paid by the purchaser to the administrator in lawful money to the United States.

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And it is further ordered that before making such sale, the said administrator execute an additional bond to the State of California, with two or more sufficient sureties in the sum of thirty thousand dollars conditioned that the said administrator shall faithfully execute the duties of the trust according to law.

The following is the real estate hereby authorized to be sold, being situated in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: Commencing at a post in rock mound on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in Township Eight, South Range Eight-West, San Bernardino Meridian, being Station One of the United States Official Survey of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, running thence N. 10.5° E. 45 1/4 chains to line of the tract of land set apart herein as a homestead, thence S. 69 1/2° E. 51 chains to SE corner of homestead; thence along fence N 33° 30' E. 18.95 chains to fence corner, and one corner of homestead; thence N. 27 3/4° W. 7.84 chains to a point: thence N. 27° 7.41 chains to a point, thence N. 5.5° E 15.55 chains to a point: thence N. 13 1/4° E. 17.36 chains to a point: thence N. 38° E. 27.85 chains to the North boundary of said Rancho, thence East along said North


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boundary 274.60 chains to the line of the Rancho Mission Viejo 73.20 chains to station 10 of said survey of Rancho Boca de la Playa on Ocean Beach; thence N. 47° W. along beach 60 chains to a point; thence N. 54 1/4° W. along beach 29 chains to a point: thence N 49 1/4° W. along beach 58 chains to a point; thence N. 58° W. 21 chains to a point; thence N. 63 1/4° W. 20 chains to a point thence S. 89° W. 40 chains to the point of beginning.

September 8 - Bond of Administrator, given on sale eof real estate for $30,000 approved, filed (entered Book 4 Bonds - 49).

October 19 - Order Appointing Appraisers. (Note: the foregoing is a registry entry only: there is no such order on file, or entered in the minute book).

October 25 - Inventory and appraisement filed (being of the land set forth an described in the order of sale of real estate dated on the 6th day of September 1886, and filed on same day). Valued and appraised at $28,000. Signed by JR Congden, W.B. Hayden, and

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R.B. Cook, as appraisers who all qualified as such.

Appended to the inventory and appraisement is a certificate by the clerk of said court hat the above named appraisers were duly appointed as such appraisers, by order entered on the 19th day of October 1886.

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That Richard Egan, the Administrator of said Estate acting under the order of this court dated on the 6th day of September, 1886, authorizing him to sell at private sale certain real estate, caused notice of said sale to be posted up in three public places in said County of Los Angeles, and to be published in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in the same county for more than seventeen days.

(Refers to affidavits "A" and "B" annexed) That on October 25th he sold the same in one parcel at private sale subject to confirmation to MA foster for the sum of $29,500, he being the highest and best bidder, and that sum being the highest and best bid: that said sale was legally made and fairly conducted, and that the sum bid is not disproportionate to the

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value of the property sold, and no sum exceeding such bid can be obtained. That all of said Real Estate has been appraised within 30 days last past at the value of $28,000.

That the account sales marked "D" is correct.

Prays, order confirming such sale etc.

"A" Affidavit - A.W. Hutton shows he is a competent person. That on the 10th of September 1886at the request of the administrator of said estate, he posted copies of the annexed notice of the sale of real estate (said annexed notice being in accordance with the order of sale of said court, dated the 6th of September 1886) in three public places in Los Angeles County.

"B" Affidavit of J.C.Peabody, shows that he is a competent person. That he is the principal clerk of the printers and publishers of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles County, and as such has charge of all advertisements in said newspaper. That a copy of the annexed notice, the sale of Real Estate (said notice being in pursuance of order of said court, dated the 6th of September 1886 and of the land therein described) was published in said newspaper for more than


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two weeks successively, and as often during said period, as said paper was regularly issued to wit; each and every day, Mondays alone excepted, commencing on the 9th of September 1886 and ending the 29th of September 1886, both days inclusive, that there was no publication of said paper on any day excepted.

"D" shows that the land (describing it) was sold to MA Forster for $29,500.

October 29 - Order fixing Monday the 15th of November 1886, for hearing above return and petition for confirmation and directing clerks to post ten days notice thereof, filed. (Entered MB 12, pg. 428).

October 30 - Affidavit of H.P. Fanning filed shows: that a the request of the clerk of said court the posted notices, annexed being a copy, (said notice being in pursuance of order above filed) in three public places in Los Angeles County.

November 15 - Order confirming sale of real estate filed, as follows: Richard Egan, the administrator of the estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased, having made to this court, and field in the office of the clerk thereof, on the 29th day of October 1886, a return of his proceedings under the order of sale, herein duly verified by affidavit and said matter, after due

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proof of due notice, made and given as required by law coming on regularly to be heard this 15th day of November, 1886, and the court having examined the said return and heard the testimony of witnesses, in support hereof, and it duly appearing to the court, that in pursuance of said order of sale, said administrator caused notice of said sale to be posted up in three of the most public places in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California in which the land ordered to be sold is situated, and to be published in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in the same county for more


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than (17) seventeen days successively next before the 29th day of September AD 1886, the day specified in such notices as the day on or after which such sale would be made, in which order of sale and notices, the lands and tenements to be sold were described with common certainty as follows, to wit:

All of the right title and interest of said deceased and of his estate in and to all that certain tract or parcel of land situate in said County of Los Angeles, State of California, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a post in rock mound

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on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in township Eight South Range Eight west San Bernardino Meridian, being station on e of the United States Official Survey of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, running thence N. 10 1/2° E. 45.14 chains to line of the tract of land set apart in the matter of the estate of said deceased as a homestead; thence S. 69 1/2° E. 51 chains to southeast corner of homestead; thence along fence N. 33° 30' E. 18.95 chains to fence corner and one corner of homestead; thence N. 27 3/4° W. 7.84 chains to a point; thence N. 5 1/2° E. 15.55 chains to a point; thence N. 13 1/4° E. 7.36 chains to a point; thence N. 38° 27.85 chains to north boundary of said Rancho thence East along said North boundary 274.60 chains to the line of the Rancho Mission Viejo; thence S. 21° E. along west line of Rancho Mission Viejo 73.20 chains to station 10 of said survey of Rancho Boca de la Playa: thence S. 30° W. 242.83 chains to Station 9 of said survey of said Rancho Boca de la Playa on ocean beach: thence N. 47° W. along beach 60 chains to a point; thence N. 54 1/4° W. along beach 29 chains to point; thence N. 49 1/4° W. along the beach 58 chains to a point; thence N. 58° W.

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21 chains to a point; thence N. 65° W. 25 chains to a point; thence N 53 1/4° W 71 chains to a point; thence N 63 1/4° W 20 chains to a point, thence S. 89° W. 40 chains to the point of beginning.


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That the said sale was made at private sale by the said administrator on the 25th day of October AD 1886, subject to confirmation by this court.

That all of the said real estate so sold, was duly appraised within less than thirty days before this date, which said appraisement was duly filed herein on the 25th day of October, AD 1886, that the said real estate was so appraised at and as of the value of twenty eight thousand dollars.

That only one bid or offer to purchase was received by the said administrator, which bid was for the sum of $29,500, and was made by MA Forster of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is annexed to and made a part of said return.

That the said administrator duly executed and filed the additional bond on sale of real estate as required by this court and by law, which bond was duly approved. That at such sale, MA Forster of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, became the purchaser of the whole of said

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real estate for the sum of twenty-nine thousand and five hundred dollars, he being the highest and best digger, and said sum being the highest and best sum bid.

And all and singular the law and the premises being by the court here seen, heard, understood and fully considered. Wherefore it is by the court. ordered, adjudged, and decreed, that the said sale be and the same is, hereby confirmed and approved, and the proper and legal conveyances of all said real estate are hereby directed to be executed to said purchaser by said administrator (Entered MB 12, pg. 465).

December 30 - Final account of administrator filed, verified.

December 30 - Report accompanying final account filed.

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December 30 - Order fixing Monday the 17th of January 1887 for hearing final account and petition for distribution and directing 10 days notice by posting (entering MB 13-9). December 30 - Affidavit of J.M. Dunsmoor says: That on the 30th of December 1886, at the request of the clerk he posted notice of hearing under the above order in three

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public places in Los Angeles County.

January 18, 1887 - Decree, settling final account, and of distribution (shows no real estate) filed. (Entered MB 14 - 102).

January 31, 1887 - Affidavit of JD Lynch filed, shows that he is a competent person, that he is the printer of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper published in Los Angeles County, and has charge of all advertisements in said newspaper: that the notice to creditors in the matter of said estate of which notice, the annexed notice is a full and correct copy (said annexed copy being a notice to the creditors of said Pablo Pryor, deceased, to present claims within 10 months, dated October 11, 1877 and signed by administrator) was published in said newspaper, each and every day, Mondays excepted, for more than four weeks, commencing on the 12th of October 1878, and ending on the 26th of November 1878, both days inclusive, and that there was no issue of said paper on any day excepted.

January 31 - Decree showing due and legal notice to creditors has been given filed. (Entered MB 14-171).

February 3 - Receipt of all the heirs filed.

February 3 - Final discharge of administrator filed (entered MB 14-197).

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In The Probate Court, State of California, in and for, the County of Los Angeles. In the matter of the estate of Guardianship of the persons and estate of Miguel Pryor, Teresa


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Pryor, Reginaldo Pryor, Dolores Pryor, Albert Pryor, Soledad Pryor, minors. Minutes of Proceedings. No. 1135.

January 6, 1879 - Petition of M.A. Forster filed, shows that petitioner is a friend of the above named minors. That said minors have no guardian appointed by will and are residents of Los Angeles County and have estate therein requiring the care of some fit and proper person. that said estate consists of an undivided 1/2 of the estate of their father Pablo Pryor deceased of the probable value after payment of debts of $1800, of which each of

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said minors owns 1/6 value $300. That the personal estate of said deceased is of small value and will be consumed in payment of expenses of administration, and the interest of said minors after administration of their father's estate will consist solely of an interest in the Rancho Boca de la Playa, situate in Los Angeles County.

That it is therefore necessary and convenient that a guardian be appointed to the persons and estate of said minors.

That the ages of said minors are as follows: Miguel Pryor - 14 yrs.; Teresa Pryor - 12 yrs.; Reginaldo Pryor - 10 yrs.; Dolores Pryor - 8 yrs.; Albert Pryor - 6 yrs.; Soledad Pryor - 2 yrs.

That the only relation of said minors in this county is their mother, Rosa A. Pryor under whose care and control said minors are, except certain distant relatives, whose names are legion, the greater part of which are to petitioner unknown.


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That petitioner herewith presents and files the nomination of petitioner by Miguel Pryor as his guardian and the petition of Rosa A. Pryor, the mother of said minors asking the appointment of petitioner as

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guardian of said minors.

Prays appointment as guardian of said minors.

January 6 - Petition of Rosa A. Pryor, mother of said minors filed, asking appointment of M.A. Forster as guardian of said minors.

January 6 - Nomination by Miguel Pryor of M.A. Forster to be his guardian filed.

January 6 - Order entered fixing 17 January 1879 for hearing foregoing petition and directing that notice be given by posting for ten days. Recorded book 16, page 37 of Minutes.

January 6 - Affidavit of E.H. Owen filed alleges that same day at request of clerk of probate court he posted notices of above ordered hearing in 3 public places in Los Angeles

County.

January 17 - Petition heard and granted on giving (?) in $250 each. M.B. 16-91.

January 18 - Order entered. Recites proof of due notice of hearing. Orders that M.A. Forster by appointed guardian of the estate of said minors upon his filing a bond to each of said minors in the sum of $250 and taking the required oath. Recorded in Book 16, page 94 of minutes.


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February 20 - Separate bonds by guardian to each of said minors, in the sum of $250 approved

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and filed.

February 20 - Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate of said minors issued to M.A. Forster, issued and filed same day with oath annexed.

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In The Probate Court. State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles. In the matter of the estate of Carmen Pavia de Charles, deceased. Minutes of Proceedings,. No. 1179.

July 7, 1879 - Petition of Henry Charles for Probate of Will filed, verified, shows: That Carmen Pavia de Charles died on the 28th of June 1879 in Los Angeles County, State of California, being a resident of San Juan Capistrano, said County, and leaving estate therein consisting of real estate valued at $1600 and personal property valued at $200; that at the time said will was executed, said Carmen Pavia de Charles was 52 years of age, was of sound mind and in every respect competent to dispose of her estate; that petitioner the husband of deceased, Sophia Charles, daughter of deceased, aged 15 years, and Clodomiro and Emilio Lopera, sons of deceased by her former husband, of the age 23 and 21 years. That petitioner, husband as aforesaid, and Sophia Charles are the (?) under the will; that petitioner and M. Mendelson of San Juan Capistrano are named as executors and consent to act as such Prays that said will be admitted to probate and letters testamentary issue to him and M. Mendelson, etc.


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July 7 - Will filed.

July 7 - Order fixing Monday July 21, 1879 for hearing above petition and that clerk give notice thereof by publication, at least 10 days before July 21st 1879 in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in the city and county of Los Angeles, State of California.

That subpoenas issue to subscribing witnesses, and that citations be issued and served upon Sophia Charles, and Clodomiro and Emilio Lopero, heirs of testatria, and to M. Mendelson, co-executor named in the will, filed. Entered MB 16, page 491.

July 7, 1879 - Affidavit of Griffin Johnston, filed. Deposes that on the 7th of July 1879, at request of the Clerk he posted notices of above petition in 3 public places in Los Angeles County (printed copy annexed) giving notice that Henry Charles has filed a petition for Letters Testamentary of the estate of Carmen Pavia de Charles, deceased, and that Monday, July 21, 1879 has been set for hearing said petition.

July 9 - Affidavit of E.H. Owens, filed. Deposes that he is over 21 years of age and not interested in the matters of the above estate, that at request of the clerk and S. Haley, Attorney for petitioner o the 9th of July, he served notice of probate of will fixing July 21, 1879 for the hearing thereof (printed copy annexed) upon the following named parties by mailing a copy of said notice in the Los Angeles P.O. (postage paid) addressed to Sophia Charles, Clodomiro Lopero, Camilo Lopero and M. Mendelson, at San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles County, their reputed place

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July 21 - Affidavit of RS Lynch, filed. Deposes that he is over 21 years of age, not interested in said estate and competent to testify in the matter of said publication; that he is principal clerk and bookkeeper in the office of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in the City and County of Los Angeles, and has charge of all advertisements therein, that said notice was published in said newspaper at least 10 days and as often during said period as said paper was issued, in and from the 8th of July 1879, to and including the 20th of July 1879, both inclusive, printed copy annexed giving notice that Monday July 21, 1879 has been set for hearing said petition for letters of administration on said estate.

July 21 - Testimony on probate of will, filed being affidavits of Richard Egan and J.W. Farrell the two subscribing witnesses and Henry Charles one of the executors named, all in the usual form.

July 21 - Contest of will, filed. Alleges that the contestants Clodomiro and Emilio Lopero represent that they are lawful sons and heirs of deceased and oppose to the probate of the document filed July 7th, 1879 as her will, on the following grounds: That decedent was incompetent to make a last

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Will, that the alleged document was executed under undue influence and was not duly executed or attested, that the alleged will was revoked by the subsequent disposition of decedents property, by an instrument dated June 26, 1879, also by the making of a subsequent will dated June 26th, 1879, this day on file.

July 21 - Deed filed from Carmen Pavia de Charles to Sophia Charles, Clodomiro Lopero, and Emilio Lopero, all the interest of the first party in and to that certain tract of land situate in Los Angeles County, California, bounded and described as follows: near the town of San Juan Capistrano and bounded southeast by the Rancho Boca de la Playa, north by the land of__and west by the land of Henry Charles, said tract being known as


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the Carmen Charles Rancho, containing seventy-five acres more or less Deed recorded in Book 67 page 596 of deeds.

July 25 - Answer of Henry Charles, verified filed. Denies all the allegations in said articles of contest.

July 26 - Amendment to contest of will filed, shows that Carmen Pavia de Charles on June 26, 1877 executed the document of that date heretofore filed, as her last will; that on the 28th of June 1879, she died in Los Angeles County, California, without revoking the same, leaving as her sole heirs the contestants, her husband who propounds the alleged

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will first filed, and Sophia Charles, her daughter of the age of 15 years. Prays that the document executed June 26, 1877 now on file be admitted to probate.

September 8 - Certificate of proof of will and facts found, filed shows: that on the 8th of September 1879, the annexed instrument was admitted to probate as the last will and testament of Carmen Pavia de Charles, deceased and proofs taken the court finds as follows: that said Carmen Pavia de Charles died on or about the 2th day of June, 1879 in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California; that at the time of her death she was a resident of the said County of Los Angles, State of California, that the said annexed will was duly executed by the said decedent in her lifetime in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, and signed by the said testatrix in the presence of R. Egan and J.W. Farrell, the subscribing witnesses thereto; also that she acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence, and declared the same to be her last will and testament, and the said witnesses attested the same at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other; that the said decedent at the time of executing said will, was of the age of eighteen years and upwards, was of sound and disposing mind, and not under restraint, undue influence or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor in any respect incompetent to devise and bequeath her estate. Annexed to foregoing certificate is the will filed, as follows:


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In The Name of God Amen,

I, Carmen Pavia de Charles, of San Juan Township, Los Angeles County, California, of the age of fifty-two years and being of sound and disposing mind and memory and not acting under duress, menace, fraud, or undue influence of any person, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say.

First: I direct that my body be decently buried with due regard to my station and condition in life.

Secondly; I direct that my executors hereinafter named, as soon as they have sufficient funds in their hands pay my funeral expensed and the expense of my last sickness.

Thirdly; I give and devise to my daughter Sophia Charles all my right, title and interest in, and to a certain tract of land known as the Carmen Pavia de Charles ranch. Situated in Section 14 N.8 S.R. 8 W.S.B.M. Said tract being situated south of the land of J.P. Fuller and north and west of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Also all my interest in the tract known as Lot 3, block 10, San Juan Capistrano.

Fifthly; I give and devise all the rest of any real estate owned by me at the time of my death to my said daughter Sophia Charles.

Sixthly; I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal estate goods or chattels of whatever kind to my husband Henry Charles.

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Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my husband Henry Charles, and M. Mendelson of San Juan Capistrano, California the executors of this my last will and testament, and hereby remove all former will made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of May 1879. Carmen Pavia de Charles (seal).

The foregoing instrument of one page besides this was at the date hereof by said Carmen Pavia de Charles signed and sealed, and declared to be her last Will and Testament in our


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presence who at her request in her presence and presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: J.W. Farrell, residing at San Juan Capistrano. R. Egan, residing at San Juan Capistrano, Book 3, page 21.

September 8 - Order admitting will to probate, filed. Recite due proof of notice of hearing and due proof on hearing that said document is the last will and testament of Carmen Pavia de Charles, deceased, that it was executed as required by law, and said testatrix at the time of execution was of sound mind and not under duress or undue influence; that Carmen Pavia de Charles died on the 26th of June 1879, being a resident of Los Angles County, California, and leaving estate therein valued at $200.

Ordered that said will be admitted to probate as the last will and testament of Carmen Pavia de Charles, deceased and letters testamentary issue to Henry Charles, upon giving a bond in the sum of $1000. Entered (MB 16, page 598).

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September 8 - Bond of Henry Charles in the sum of $1000 with A. Haas and S. Lazard as sureties, duly approved, filed and recorded Book 3 of Bonds page 426.

September 8 - Letters Testamentary issued to Henry Charles with the oath of Henry Charles, filed; recorded Book 3 of Letters, page 427.

September 8 - Order appointing M.Mendleson, Jas. Farrell and Martin Iler appraisers (M.B. 16 page 600).

September 16 - Inventory and appraisement verified by executor and subscribed by all the appraisers (who all duly qualify) filed, shows:

Real Estate. A Certain tract of land situated, lying and being in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and more particularly bounded and described as follows to wit:


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A part of the N.E. 1/4 of N.E. 1/4 Section 14 Tp.8 S. R. * W. S. B. M. Bounded N. by the land of J.P. Fuller. W. by land of H. Charles. S. and E. by the land of the Rancho Boca de la Playa containing about 80 acres more or less and the improvement there on valued at $1300. The N. 1/2 of lot No. # in blk. no. two San Juan townsite - $50. Personal property valued at - $255.

September 16 - Order directing notice to creditors to present their claims against deceased with necessary vouchers by publication in the Los Angeles Weekly Mirror, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles County at least once a week for 4 weeks from the first publication of this notice (no time given in which claims

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must be presented) filed. Entered (MB 16, page 610).

February 20, 1880 - Final account of executor, filed.

February 20 - Order fixing Wednesday the 10th of March, 1880 for settlement of said account and that clerk give notice thereof at least 10 days before said day, filed entered (MB 1, page 176).

February 20 - Affidavit of A. Norton, filed. Deposes that on the 20th of February 1880, at the request of the clerk, he posted notices of settlement of final account in 3 public places in Los Angeles County, therein named; copy annexed, gives notice that Henry Charles has presented for settlement his final account of administration, and appointing Wednesday March 10, 1880 for settlement of said account.

March 10 - Affidavit of Jesse Yarnell, filed. Deposes that he is, upwards of 21 years of age, not interested, and competent to testify in the matter of said publication, that he is principal clerk and bookkeeper in the office of The Weekly Mirror, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles County and has charge of all advertisement in said


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newspaper. That the advertisement of which the annexed is a printed copy was published in said newspaper at least 4 weeks and as often during said period as said paper was issued from the 20th of September 1879 to and until the 20th of October 1879, printed copy annexed giving notice to creditors and all persons having claims against the estate, to exhibit them with necessary vouchers within 4 months after first publications of said notice.

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April 3 - Supplemental final account of executor filed.

April 3 - Order fixing Tuesday the 20th of April, 1880 for settlement of account and that clerk give notice thereof by posting at least 10 days before said day of settlement, filed. Entered (MB 1, page 308).

April 3 - Affidavit of A. Norton filed. Deposes that on the 3rd of April 1880 at request of the clerk he posted notices of which the annexed is a copy in 3 public places in Los Angeles County therein named. Copy annexed, gives notice that Henry Charles has rendered and presented for settlement his final, supplemental account, and that Tuesday April 20th, 1880 has been appointed for settlement of said account.

April 3 - Inventory and appraisement not verified by executor but subscribed by M. Mendelson and J.W. Farrell appraisers with the usual oath, filed. Shows: this appraisement is supplemental to original heretofore made by the duly appointed appraisers, correcting errors respective to quantity and value, to wit; There are only 40 acres of land belonging to said estate, bounded and described as follows, to wit, twenty-five acres grazing land at $1.25 per acre, and 15 acres at $800 per acres. Also personal property.

April 27 - Contest of executor's account, by Clodomiro Lopero and Emilio Lopero, heirs of deceased, filed.

April 27 - Order fixing June 1st, 1880 for Henry Charles to show cause why he should not be removed from his office


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as administrator, filed. Entered (MB 1, page 366).

May 26 - Answer to the contest of Clodomiro and Emilio Lopero, filed, verified.

July 18, 1881 - Petition of Henry Charles, for order of sale of real estate filed, verified.

Shows: that Carmen Pavia de Charles died, testate on the 28th of June, 1879 in Los Angeles County, being a resident thereof and leaving estate therein; that on the 8th of September, 1879, petitioner duly qualified as executor and letters testamentary issued to him; that on the 3rd of April, 1880 he returned a true inventory and appraisement. Amount of personal property on hand $214, and has been disposed of to pay expensed of administration; that the debts against the deceased are fully set forth in Schedule A. annexed; that the debts, expensed and taxes of administration are fully set forth in Schedule B. annexed. That a full description of the real estate is fully set forth in Schedule D. annexed, that the whole of said property is separate property; that Sophia Charles, aged 17 years is the only heir of deceased.

Schedule D - Shows land petitioned to be sold - 40 acres of land in Section 14 T. 8 S. Range 8 W. of S.B.M. Beginning 17.20 chains S 42° E. from the NW corner (station 2) of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, the same being the SE corner of the tract thence W. 80 rods to SW corner of tract, thence N. 80 rods to NW corner of tract, thence E. 80 rods to N.E. corner of tract, thence S. to the SE corner of tract the

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point of beginning.

July 13 - Order fixing Tuesday, August 2, 1881 to show cause why an order of sale of real estate should not be granted and that a copy of this order be published 3 successive


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weeks in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles County, filed and entered (MB 3, page 207).

August 6 - Order of sale of real estate, filed and entered (MB 3 page 250). Recites: That Henry Charles, executor of said estate having, on July 13th 1881, presented his verified petition for an order to sell so much of said real estate as the court should judge beneficial or necessary and setting forth the matter enumerated in the statute in such case made and provided; and it having appeared to the court that it was necessary for the payment of debts, expenses etc., that the whole of said real estate be sold, an order was made fixing August 2, 1881 as the time for parties interested to show cause, if any they had, why said order should not be granted and that a copy of said order be published at least 4 successive weeks in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles County, and it appearing to this court that Sophia Charles, a minor, had no guardian, the court appointed AJ King to take care of her interest; and said hearing having been postponed to the 6th day of August and now coming on to be heard, said executor appearing in person and by counsel and said minor being

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represented by an attorney, and it appearing upon the affidavit of Robert Lynch, a competent witness, of the publication of a copy of said order to show cause in said newspaper at least four successive weeks and as often during said four weeks as said paper was issued and no one appearing to oppose said application, and it appearing that due and legal notice to creditors had been given and upon due proofs presented together with the evidence of the administrator as a witness under oath, and that the personal estate coming to said administrator amounts to $207, and that the debts outstanding against said deed amount to $3088. That debts, expenses, etc., already accrued during administration amounts to $3088.50, and that debts and expenses to accrue will amount to $100 additional, and it appearing to the court that a sale of the whole of the real estate is necessary for the payment of expenses and charges of administration, etc., and no good reason exists why said order of sale should not be granted and it appearing that all


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proceedings herein have been regular. It is ordered adjudged and decreed that said executor is authorized to sell the following real estate either in whole or parcels at private sale on August 30, 1887. That said executor shall make due return of his proceeding under this order, to this court as required by law, that before making such sale he shall execute an additional bond to the state of California with two or more sufficient

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sureties in the final sum of — dollars.

Following is the real estate authorized to be sold, being situated in said County of Los Angeles, State of California, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: A 40 acre tract of land in section 14, Tp. 8 S. Range 8 W. of SB M. Beginning 17.20 chains S. 42° E. from the NW corner (station2) of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, the same being the SE corner of the tract; thence W. 80 rods to SW corner of tract, thence N. 80 rods to NW corner of tract, thence E. 80 rods to the N.E. corner of tract, thence S. 80 rods to SE corner or tract the point of beginning containing 40 acres of land in Sec. 14 tp.8 S.R.8 W. of San Bernardino base and meridian.

August 8 - Consent of Sophia Charles by A.J. King guardian ad litem to the making of aforesaid sale and to the final account of Henry Charles executor, filed.

September 15 - Bond of Henry Charles in the sum of $500 with L. Lazard, and M. Kremer as sureties, duly qualified, approved, filed and recorded. (Book 1 of bonds, page 235).

September 15 - Return and account of sale of real estate, verified, filed, shows: That the executor in pursuance of an order dated August 6, 1881, caused notice of time and place for holding such sale to be posted in 3 public places in Los Angeles County, and published in the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in Los Angeles Count, 3 weeks successively next before such sale, describing the lands, all of


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which will appear by affidavit marked A and B annexed.

That on the 30th of August 1881 at the time and place specified in said notice he sold in one parcel, at private sale subject to confirmation, the whole of said real estate to JR Ramers for $350, he being the highest and best bidder, and that, the best bid. That the sale was legally and fairly conducted and said bid was not disproportionate to the value of the property and no sum 10 per cent in excise thereof can be obtained on resale. That the account of sales marked D annexed is correct. That on the 5th of September 1881 executor, before making such sale, duly executed an additional bond in sum of $500 with sufficient sureties.

Prays for an order confirming sale of real estate, etc.

A. Affidavit of EH Owens. Deposes that on the 11th of August 1881, at request of the Clerk he posted notice of executors sale in 3 public places in Los Angeles County, printed copy annexed, giving notice that in pursuance of an order made August 8, 1881, executor will sell at private sale, to the highest bidder for cash, subject to confirmation, all that piece or parcel of land in Los Angeles county (description the same as in petition for order of sale).

B. Affidavit of RS Lynch, deposes that he is over 21 years of age, not interested and competent to testify

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in the matter of publication: that he is principal clerk and bookkeeper in the office of the Los Angeles Daily Herald, a newspaper printed and published in the city and county of Los Angeles and has charge of all the advertisements therein. That the notice of which


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the annexed is a printed cop was published in said newspaper at least 2 weeks and as often during said period as said paper was issued, on and from the 10th of August 1881, to and including the 30th of August 1881. Printed copy annexed gives notice that in pursuance of an order made August 8 1881 will be sold to the best bidder at private sale, for cash subject to confirmation, all that certain price or parcel of land situate in Los Angeles County and described as follows, (description the same as in petition of order of sale.)

C. Affidavit of S. Haley. Deposes that he is the person named in notice of sale of real property residing and doing business in Los Angeles County, that on Tuesday, August 30, 1881, at his office, and by directions of the Executor, he offered for sale said property to the highest bidder for cash, subject to confirmation, and sold the same to Y.R. Rameres for $350 he being the highest bidder, and that, the best bid; that said sale was legally and fairly conducted and the sum bid was not disproportionate to the value of the

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property sold and no sum in excess 10 per cent can be obtained on resale. that said real estate is the same described in the Affidavit of publication of notice by R.S. Lynch dated August 30, 1881, and hereto attached.

D. Account of sale show; sale of property (not described) to Y.R. Rameres for $350. September 15 - Order fixing Thursday, September 29, 1881 for making a return of executors proceedings and hearing application for confirmation of sale and directing Clerk to give at least 10 days notice thereof by posting filed. Entered (M.B. 3 page 400). September 15 - Affidavit of A.Norton filed. Deposes that on the 15th of September 1881 at request of the clerk be posted notices of which the above is a copy in 3 public places in Los Angeles County, copy annexed shows that the executor made a return September 5, 1881 of the real estate hereinbefore described and that Thursday September 29,1881 has been fixed for hearing said return.


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September 29 - Inventory and appraisement (not verified) subscribed by M. Mendelson, and J. Farrell appraisers whose signatures appear with the usual oath without official attestation filed shows:

Real Estate - 40 acre tract of land situated in section no. 14 T.8.S.R.8.W. of S.B.M. in Los Angeles County, State of California, bounded as follows. Beginning

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17.20 chains S 42° E from the NW corner (Station 2) of the Rancho Brea de la Playa the same being the SE corner of tract; thence N 80 rods to NW corner of tract; thence E 80 rods to NE corner of tract; thence S 80 rods to the SE corner of tract, the point of beginning containing 40 acres of land.

The estate mentioned is the property of Carmen P. de Charles and appraised at $350. Attached to inventory is an order directing an appraisement of above described land authorized to be sold August 30, 1881, and that appraisers make or return on or before the 29th of September 1881.

September 29 - Order confirming sale of real estate filed. Entered (M.B.3 page 434) as follows:

Henry Charles. executor of the estate of Carmen P. de Charles, deceased, having made to this court, and filed in the office of the clerk thereof, on the day of September 1881, a return of his proceedings, under the order of sale herein, duly verified by affidavit, and said matter, after due proof of due notice made and given as required by law, coming on regularly to be heard this 29th day of September 1881 proof of the value of the said real estate was made in open court and the court having examined the said return and heard the testimony of witnesses, in support thereof, and it duly appearing to the court, that in pursuance of said order of sale, said executor caused notice of the time and place of

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holding said sale to be posted up in three of the most public places in the said County of Los Angeles in which the land ordered to be sold is situated, and to be published in the


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same county, California, for three weeks successively next before such sale, in which order of sale and notice the lands and tenements to be sold were described with common certainty as follows to wit:

That 40 acre tract of land in Section no. 14 T.8.S. Range 8 W of S.B.M. Beginning 17.20 chains S 42° degrees E from the NW corner (Station 2) of Rancho Boca de la Playa, the same being the SE corner of this tract, thence W 80 rods to the SW corner of tract thence N 80 rods to the NW corner of tract, thence E 80 rods to the NE corner of tract; thence S 80 rods to the SE corner of tract the point of beginning. That at such sale JR Rameres of said Los Angeles County became the purchaser of said real estate for the sum of $350. Three hundred and fifty dollars, he being the highest and best bidder and said sum being the highest and best sum bid. And all and singular the law and the premises being by the court here seen, heard understood and fully considered, wherefore, it is by the court here ordered, adjudged and decreed, that the said sale be and the same is hereby confirmed and approved and declared valid. And the proper

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and legal conveyances of said real estate are hereby directed to be executed to said purchaser by said Henry Charles, executor.

A certified copy of the foregoing Order of Confirmation recorded on October 14, 1881 @ 2pm at request of Captain Haley in book 81 page 460 of Deeds.

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Deed dated 9th day of April 1869. Recorded in Book 67 page 452 of Deeds.

Consideration $100.

Santiago Rios, party of first part, To Paul Pryor, party of second part.

Words of Grant: Bargain and sell.

Estate granted: All the real property hereinafter described.

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Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

All that tract of land confirmed to the said party of the first part by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in December Term AD 1855 which tract of land consists of three hundred varas squared. Bounded on the south by a garden formerly occupied by an Indian named Elentino and now by an Indian named Benuto, thence in a northerly direction to the Cienega or ditch, thence in an easterly direction to the hills called Lomas de los desechos, thence in a southerly direction about three hundred varas, thence in a westerly direction tot he place of beginning; and the said land is more particularly described in Hoffmans Report for the said turn of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

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Witnesses: John C McKowen.

Signatures: Santiago Rios (seal).

Acknowledged: (For acknowledgement see next page).

Recorded 5th day of June 1879 at 3 hrs., 33 mins., PM, at request of R.Egan.

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State of California: County of Los Angeles.

Now this day comes Richard Egan (the Justice of the Peace of San Juan Township of the County of Los Angeles, CA) and after being duly sworn deposes and says that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of John C. McKowen the subscribing witness to the within and annexed instrument and that he believes the same to be genuine and further deponent says that said John C. McKowen acknowledged to him that he actually did sign the annexed instrument or deed of conveyance as a subscribing witness thereto and that he was present and saw Santiago Rios sign the same to the above and foregoing facts he hereby signs his name and affixes his private seal (June 5, 1879) Richard Egan (seal) Miles County Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA on this 5th day of June AD 1879.


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Chas. E. Miles, County Recorder, by Geo. E Gard, Deputy.

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Deed dated - day of November 1881. Recorded in book 86 page 495 of deeds.

Consideration $350.

Juan R. Ramires, party of first part, To Henry Charles, party of second part.

Words of grant: Grant.

Estate granted: All the real property hereinafter described.

Words of separate estate: Description. Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows: All that 40 acres tract of land in section no. 14 Township 8 S Range W of S.B.M. Beginning 17.20 chains S 42° from the NW corner (station no.2) of Rancho Boca de la Playa, the same being the SE corner of this tract thence running West 80 rods to the SW corner of the tract thence N 80 rods to NW corner of the tract thence E 80 rods to the NE corner of the tract, thence S 80 to the SE corner of the tract the point of beginning.

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Witnesses:

Signatures: J.R. Ramirez (seal)

Acknowledged 9th day of November 1880 by J.R. Ramirez before A.J. King a notary public Los Angeles County, CA (seal).

Recorded 24th day of March 1882 at 1 hr., 59 mins., PM, at request of Henry Charles.


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A.S. Ferguson to Domingo Oyharzabal. Assignment of Mortgage. Consideration $4000. Dated 4th day of April 1882. Acknowledged 4th day of April 1882 before J.J. Warner, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA. Recorded 6th day of April 1882 at 9:01 am, book 45, pg. 21 of Mortgages.

Words of Assignment/Property Assigned: Grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over a certain indenture of mortgage bearing date the nineteenth (19) day of March, One thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, made and executed by Pablo Pryor of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, but now deceased, to the said party of the first part, to secure the payment of the sum of five thousand dollars gold coin of the United States, together with the promissory note or obligations therein described and the money due or to grow due thereon, with the which said Indenture of Mortgage was recorded in the office of the County Recorder of the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, in Liber 30 of Mortgages, pages 561 on the day of March 1878, and which said promissory note and mortgage have been duly presented to and allowed by the administrator of the estate of said Pablo Pryor deceased and allowed by the probate judge of Los Angeles County and the claim is now on file in the Superior Court of said County in the matter of the estate of said deceased.

Signatures: Alex S. Ferguson

Witness: J.J. Warner

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Executors Deed, dated 29th day of September 1886, Book 108, page 265 of Deeds.

Consideration: $350.

Henry Charles, the duly appointed qualified and acting executor of the estate of Carmen P. de Charles, deceased - Party of 1st part, To Juan R. Ramires - Party of 2nd part.

Recites: Order of Sale of Superior Court within and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California, authorizing party of first part to sell certain real estate of said Carmen P. de Charles, deceased, situated in County of Los Angeles, State of California, particularly described in said order, and refers to said order on file and of record in said Superior Court.

That party of first part, by virtue of such order, and pursuant to legal notices given on 31st day of August 1881, at the County of Los Angeles in said State, between hours of nine o'clock in morning and the setting of sun on same day, viz., at 12 o'clock, offered for sale in one parcel (judging it most beneficial to said estate) at private sale and subject to confirmation by said Superior Court, the said real estate situate in said County of Los Angeles and described in said order of sale.

That at such sale the said party of second part became the purchaser of the whole of said real estate for the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, he being the highest and best bidder, and that being the highest and best sum bid.

That upon 29th day of September 1881, upon due and legal return made by said executor of his proceedings under said order of sale, due notice of time and place of hearing of such return having been given as required by law, said Court did make an order confirming such sale and direct conveyances to be executed to party of second part, which order or confirmation was recorded in the office of the County Recorder of said Los Angeles County on the 14th day of October 1881 reference being made to said order and the record thereof as part of this indenture.


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Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell and convey.

Words of Estate: All the right, title, interest and estate of the said Carmen P. de Charles, deceased at the time of his death and also all the right, title, and interest that the said estate by operation of law or otherwise may have acquired other than or in addition to that of said intestate at the time of her death in and to the hereinafter described real property.

Description:

All the certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and particularly described as follows, to-wit: That 40 acre tract of land in section no. 14 T 8 S Range 8 W of L.B.M. Beginning 17.20 chains S 42° degrees E from the NW corner (station 2) of Rancho Boca de la Playa the same being the SE corner of this tract; thence W 80 rods to the SW corner of tract, thence N 80 rods to the NW corner of this tract. Thence E 80 rods to the NE corner of tract, thence S 80 rods to the SE corner of tract the point of beginning.

Witness: S. Haley

Signatures: Henry Charles (seal), executor of the estate of Carmen P. de Charles, deceased.

Acknowledged by Henry Charles, 29th day of September 1881. Before AJ King, Notary Public Los Angeles County, CA (seal).

Recorded 11th day of August 1883, at 11 hrs., 35 mins., am. At request of H. Charles.

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Deed dated 15th day of November 1886. Recorded in Book 187, page 18 of Deeds. Consideration $1 and "of the advantages of the building of a railway across my lands."


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M.A. Forster - party of first part, To the San Bernardino and San Diego Railway Company - party of second part.

Words of Grant: Grant.

Estate Granted: All the real property hereinafter described.

Words of Separate Estate:

Description: Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

A strip of land one hundred feet in width, the center line of which strip shall be located upon the center line of the railroad track of grantee as the same may be located by grantee and which strip shall extend fifty feet on each side of such entire line of such track of grantee for the full length of such tract as the same may be located by grantee over and upon that certain tract of land belonging to grantor, situated in the County of Los Angeles in the State of California, particularly described as follows to wit:

That portion of the Rancho Boca de la Playa not covered by the family homestead, and the tract sold to Henry Charles.

Also - the lands along the shore of the Pacific Ocean in T p 8 S R 7 W and 9 S 7 W S B M.

And this grant shall operate and vest in the grantee the absolute fee simple title to and in such strip of land, upon the laying of the track of grantee upon or across said land upon the line of such location and the construction of substantial fences on either

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side with the necessary crossings, cattleguards, etc.

Witnesses:

Signatures: M.A. Forster (seal)

Acknowledged - 16th day of November 1886 by MA Forster, before Richard Egan, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA.

Recorded 17th day of December 1886, at 9 hrs., 12 mins., am, at request of Fred T. Perris.


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Administrator's Deed. Dated 15th day of November 1886, Book 194, page 164, Deeds. Consideration $29,500.

Richard Egan, the duly appointed qualified and acting Administrator of the estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased - Party of 1st Part, To M.A. Forster - Party of 2nd Part.

Recites Order of Sale of Superior Court within and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California, authorizing party of first part to sell certain real estate of the said Pablo Pryor, deceased, situated in the said County of Los Angeles, State of California, particularly described in said order, and refers to said order on file and of record in said Superior Court.

That party of first part, by virtue of such order, and pursuant to legal notices given on 25th day of October 1886, at the City of Los Angeles, State of California in said County, between hours of nine o'clock in the morning and the setting of sun on same day, sold in one parcel at private sale and subject to confirmation by said Superior Court, the said real estate situate in said County and described in said order of sale.

That at such sale the said party of second part became the purchaser of the whole of said real estate for the sum of $29,500 dollars, lawful money, he being the highest and best bidder, and that being the highest and best sum bid.

That upon 15th day of November 1886, upon due and legal return made by said party of the first part of his proceedings under said order of sale, due notice of time and place of hearing of such return having been given as required by law, said Court did make an order confirming such sale, and direct conveyances to be executed to party of second part, which order of confirmation was recorded in the office of the County Recorder of said County of Los Angeles, on the 15th day of November 1886, reference being made to said order and the record thereof as part of this indenture.


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Words of Grant: Grant, bargain, sell and convey.

Words of Estate: All the right, title, interest and estate of the said Pablo Pryor, deceased, at the time of his death, and also all the right, title and interest that the said estate by operation of law or otherwise may have acquired other than or in addition to that of said intestate at the time of his death, in and to the hereinafter, described real property.

Description:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at a post in rock mound on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in Township Eight South Range eight West San Bernardino Meridian being Station one of the United State official survey of the Rancho Boca de la Playa, running thence North 10 1/2° East 45.14 chains to line of the tract of land set apart in the matter of the estate of said deceased as a homestead, thence S 69 1/2° E 51 chains to Southeast corner of homestead, thence along fence N 33° 30'E 18.95 chains to fence corner and one corner of homestead, thence N 27 ¾° W 7.84 chains to a point, thence N 27° E 7.41 chains to a point, thence N 5 ½° E 15.55 chains to a point, thence N 13 ¼° E 17.36 chains to a point, thence N 38° E 27.85 chains to the north boundary of said Rancho, thence East along said boundary 274.60 chains to the line of the Rancho Mission Viejo, thence S 21° E along West line of Rancho Mission Viejo 73.20 chains to Station ten of said survey of Rancho Boca de la Playa, thence S 30° W 242.83 chains to stations nine of said Survey of said Rancho Boca de la Playa on Ocean beach;thence N 47° W along beach 60 chains to a point, thence N 54 ¼° W along beach 29 chains to a point, thence N 49 ¼° W along the beach 58chais to a point, thence N 58° W 21 chains to a point, thence N 65° W 25 chains to a point, thence N 53 ¼° W 71 chains to a point, thence N 63 ¼° W 20 chains to a point, thence S 89° W 40 chains to the point of beginning.

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Acknowledged by Richard Egan, Administrator of the Estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased, 15th day of November, 1886. Before T.E. Rowan, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA (seal).

Recorded 26th day of January 1884, at 10 hrs., 58 mins., am at request of T.E. Rowan.

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Articles of Incorporation of Pacific Improvement Company. Dated 29 December 1886.

Know all man by these presents. That we the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens and residents of the State of California, have this day voluntarily associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of California.

And we hereby certify.

First - That the name of said corporation shall be Pacific Land Improvement Company.

Second - That he purposes for which it is formed are to buy and sell lands and water and water rights, to construct ditches, locate town sites, and to do any business necessary to the building of towns or that pertain to a general real estate business.

Third - That the place where the principal business of said corporation is to be transacted is Los Angeles, California.

Fourth - That the term for which said corporation is to exist is fifty years from and after the date of its incorporation.

Fifth - That the number of directors or trustees of said corporation shall be five. (gives the names of those appointed for the first year)

Sixth - That the amount of the capital stock of said

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corporation is one hundred thousand dollars and the number of shares into which it is divided is one thousand of the (par?) value of one hundred dollars each.


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Seventh - That the amount of said capital stock which has been actually subscribed is one hundred thousand dollars. (gives the names of subscribers and amounts subscribed by each)

Signed: Geo. H. Fullerton - seal; S.M. Fairbanks - seal; F.S. Reigart - seal; Williamson Dunn - seal; E.F. Kingsman - seal.

Acknowledged by Geo. H. Fullerton, S.M. Fairbanks, F.S. Reigart, and Williamson Dunn, 29 December 1886, before E.H. Owen, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA (Seal) and by E.F. Kingman, 3 January 1886 before Clarence Stewart, San Bernardino County, CA (Seal).

Filed January 3, 1887 in County Clerk's office.

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Deed dated 12th day of February 1887. Recorded in book 200, page 588 of Deeds. Consideration $1.00 and in consideration of the advantage of the building of a railroad across my lands.

Rosa A. Pryor - party of first part To The San Bernardino and San Diego Railway Company - party of second part.

Words of grant: Grant.

Estate granted: All the real property hereinafter described.

Words of separate estate/Description: Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

A strip of land one hundred feet in width the center line of which strip shall be located upon the center line of the railroad track of grantee as the same may be located by grantee and which strip shall extend fifty feet in each side of such entire line of such tract of grantee for the full length of such track as the same may be located by grantee over and upon that certain tract of land belonging to grantor, situated in the County of Los Angeles in the State of California, particularly described as follows to wit. The tract containing 393 acres in the NW portion of the Rancho Boca de la Playa and known as the homestead and bounded North by the lands of Charles and Hickmont, East and South by the lands of


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M.A. Forster and on the West by the lands of Forster and Charles. The said Rosa A. Pryor hereby reserving the right of way across the right of way hereby granted for roads, public and private, water ditches, pipes and (?) the grantee to construct crossings with the necessary cattle guards etc., at

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points to be designated by her, also a substantial fence on both sides of the right of way and keep same in repair also to have said railroad in operation within eighteen months from date.

And this grant shall operate and vest in the grantee the right of way for Railroad purposes on such strip of land, upon the laying of the track of grantee upon or across said land upon the line of said location.

Witnesses: R. Egan.

Signatures: Rosa A. Pryor

Acknowledged 12th day of February 1887, by Rosa A. Pryor as a femme (?) before Richard Egan, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA.

Recorded 21st day of March 1887, at 8 hrs., 19 mins., am, at request of Fred T. Perris.

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Deed dated 5th day of April 1887. Recorded in book (blank) page (blank) of Deeds. Consideration $1.00 and other valuable considerations.

Marcus Forster - party of first part, To the Pacific Land Improvement Company, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of California - party of second part.

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Estate granted: all the real property hereinafter described.

Words of sep. estate:

Description: Situate in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Township 8 S. 8 W. at the termination of the fence between the lands of Henry Charles, and the party of the second part, thence running North along said fence 1200 feet to fence corner, thence East along fence line 1320 feet to fence corner; thence North 2640 feet to fence corner, thence East 2000 feet to the W boundary of Rancho Boca de la Playa, thence S 11° W following said W boundary 1040 feet to the SW corner of the tract known as the homestead of said Rancho; thence following the S boundary of said homestead tract 1230 feet to the bank of San Juan Arroyo; thence S 28° W 830 feet to a point thence S 42° W 1320 feet to a point; thence S 22° W 820 feet to station 1 of the Rancho Boca de la Playa; thence along line of ordinary high tide to place of beginning, and also that other certain lot piece or parcel of land situate in County and State aforesaid to wit. Beginning at a point in the Rancho Boca de la

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Playa where the south boundary of the tract known as the "homestead" intersects the East boundary of right of way of the S.B. and S.D.R.R., thence along the S boundary of said homestead 800 feet to its SE corner; thence Northerly along the East boundary of said homestead 810 feet to a point; thence S 56° E 1170 feet to a point, thence N 68° E 504 feet to a point; thence S 56° E 2080 feet to a point; thence S 35° W to the line of ordinary high water tide of Pacific Ocean; thence following the line of said Rancho along the line of ordinary high tide to a point due South of Witness corner to Station 2 of said Rancho; thence Northerly following the Eastern boundary of right of way of the S.B. and S.D. R.R. to the point of beginning, containing in all four hundred and seventy (470) acres, more or less.

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Signatures: M.A. Forster

Acknowledged 11th day of May 1887 by M.A. Forster before Richard Egan, Notary Public, Los Angeles County, CA.

Recorded 19th day of May 1887, at 10 hrs., 24 mins., am, at request of Geo. H. Fullerton.

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Assessments.

State and County.

1872-3 Assessed to Paul Pryor - 6650 acres of land known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa, bounded by Mission San Juan Capistrano, E by hills of Mission Vieja, S by Pacific Ocean, W by hills of Boca de la Playa. Paid.

1873-4 Assessed to Paul Pryor - Rancho Boca de la Playa, containing 6650 acres, bounded by Mission San Juan Capistrano, E by hills of Mission Vieja, S by Pacific Ocean, W by hills of Boca de la Playa. Paid.

Henry Charles. Also possession interest and claim to NE 1/4 of section 14 T 8 S R 8 W. Paid.

1874-5 Assessed to Paul Pryor - Rancho Boca de la Playa containing 6650 acres of land bounded by San Juan Mission lands, E by hills of Mission Vieja, S by Pacific Ocean, W by hills of Boca de la Playa. Paid.

Henry Charles, and NE 1/4 of section 14 T 8 S R 8 W. Paid.

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1875-6 Assessed to Paul Pryor - 6658 acres of land in Rancho Boca de la Playa bounded by San Juan Mission lands, E by hills of Mission Vieja, S by Pacific Ocean and W by hills of Boca de la Playa. Sold.

Henry Charles. Also 102 acres on North side of NE 1/4 of section 14 T 8 S R 8 W. Paid.


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1876-7 Assessed to Paul Pryor - 6666 acres of land of Rancho Boca de la Playa bounded by F.P. Foster, W by Foster and Charles, S by Pacific Ocean, E by Foster and Mission Viejo Rancho. Paid.

1876-7 Assessed to Henry Charles - 62 1/2 acres in NW corner of Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.

1877-8 Assessed to Pablo Pryor - Also 6666 acres of Rancho Boca de la Playa bounded by F.P. Foster, W by Charles and Cota, S by Pacific Ocean, E by Jno. Foster. Paid.

1877-8 Assessed to Henry Charles - 62 1/2 acres in NW corner of Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.

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Assessments.

State and County.

1878-9 Assessed to P. Pryor - 6666 acres of Rancho Boca de la Playa bounded by F.P. Foster, W by public land, S by Pacific Ocean, E by Rancho Mission Viejo. Paid.

1878-9 Assessed to Henry Charles - 62 1/2 acres of land in NW corner of Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.

1879-80 Assessed to Pablo Pryor (Est. of) - 6616 acres of the Boca de la Playa bounded by F.P. Foster, W by public land, S by Pacific Ocean, E by Mission Vieja. Paid.

1879-80 Assessed to Carmen Parra de Charles - 62 1/2 acres of land in NW corner of Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.


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1880-1 Assessed to Richard Egan, administrator of the estate of Pablo Pryor, deceased - Tract of land in the Rancho Boca de la Playa, containing 6607 acres of land as will appear by reference to a map of said Rancho on file in the County Recorders Office. Filed June 9, 1880. Said property is subdivided and described as follows.

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Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 20 A.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 541 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 20 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 312 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 20 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 200 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 20 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid

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1880-1 Assessed to Henry Charles - 62 1/2 acres of land in the NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.

1881-2 Assessed to R. Egan, administrator of estate of Pablo Pryor - 6607 acres of land being the Rancho Boca de la Playa, described and

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designated by government land subdivisions on a plot of said rancho filed June 9th 1880 in the office of the County Recorder x x as follows.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 332 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 220 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 7 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid

Alex S. Ferguson. Mortgage interest in above described property. (Book 30 Mortgages, page 561) Paid.

1881-2 Assessed to Henry Charles - 62 1/2 acres of land in NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.


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1882-3 Assessed to Richard Egan, administrator estate of Pablo Pryor - 6607 acres of land being the Rancho Boca de la Playa described and designated by government land subdivisions on a plat of said rancho filed June 9th 1880 in the office of the County Recorder x x as follows:

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 332 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 220 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 7 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid

Domingo Oyharzabal - mortgage interest in above described property (Book 30 mortgages page 561). Paid.

1882-3 Assessed to Henry Charles - also 62 1/2 acres of land in NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.


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Assessments.

State and County.

1883-4 Assessed to R. Egan, administrator of P. Pryor, deceased - 6607 acres of land being the Rancho Boca de la Playa described and designated by Government Land Subdivisions on a plat of said Rancho filed June 9th 1880 in the office of the County Recorder x x x as follows.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 332 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 220 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 7 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid.

1883-4 Assessed to Henry Charles - also 62 1/2 acres of land in NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.


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1884-5 Richard Egan, administrator of P. Pryor, deceased. 6607 acres of land being the Rancho Boca de la Playa described and designated by Government Land Subdivisions on a plat of said Rancho filed June 9th 1880 in the office of the County Recorder x x x as follows.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 332 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 220 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 7 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid.

1884-5 Henry Charles - And 43 acres of land in NW corner of the Rancho Boca de la Playa. Paid.

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1885-6 Richard Egan, administrator of P. Pryor, deceased. 6607 acres of land being the Rancho Boca de la Playa described and designated by Government Land Subdivisions on a plat of said Rancho filed June 9th 1880 in the office of the County Recorder x x x as follows.

Fractional Section 13 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 14 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 332 A.

Fractional Section 23 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 220 A.

Fractional Section 24 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 580 A.

Fractional Section 25 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 36 A.

Fractional Section 16 Tp. 8 S. R. 7 W. 557 A.

Fractional Section 17 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

Fractional Section 18 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 561 A.

All of Section 19 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

All of Section 20 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 21 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 446 A.

Fractional Section 28 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 180 A.

All of Section 29 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 640 A.

Fractional Section 30 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 450 A.

Fractional Section 32 Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. 203 A.

Paid.

1885-6 Assessed to Henry Charles - also lots 1-2-3-4-5 and W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 14

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Tp. 8 S. R. 8 W. xxxxxx and S 43 acres lots 1 and 2. Section 14 Tp 8 S. R. 8 W.

Paid.


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1886-7 Assessed to P. Pryor, Heirs of, R. Egan, administrator.

                                   
Fractional.  Acres of.  Section.  Tp.S.  R.W. 
560  13 
320  14 
240  23 
560  24 
40  25 
557  16 
560  17 
560  18 
640  19 
640  20 
640  21 
640  28 
640  29 
640  30 
640  32 
Paid. 

1886-7 Assessed to Henry Charles. Lots 1-2-3-4-5 and W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and 43 acres in NW corner of Rancho Boca de la Playa - all in Section 14 - Tp 8 S R 8 W. Paid.

1887-8 Now being levied.

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Office of The Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Cal., June 30th (8am) 1887.


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The foregoing 169 pages comprise a correct abstract of title to the real property described on title page thereof, (including all existing encumbrances against said property) so far as the same legally appears of record in the offices of the County Recorder, County Clerk, County Auditor and County Tax Collector of Los Angeles County, California.

The Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles. By W.S. Jackson, Searcher. By J.A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary.

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Title: Abstract of title of Rancho Boca de la Playa and lot forty-four in township eight south, range seven, West San Bernardino Meridian
By:  Abstract and Title Company of Los Angeles, Author
Date: June 30, 1887
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