Chronology of Land Ownership - Bella Vista Ranch

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Grants from the Government of Mexico
Grantee Grantor Instrument Date Book Page
Mission San Francisco de Solano ArgŁello, Luis Antonio - Gov. of Mexico Founding 07/04/1823    
Rancho Santa Eulalia (a farm attached to Mission) Founding bef end of 1824    
Solano, Francisco   First Petition 01/16/1837 Waterman vs. Smith 374-375
Solano, Francisco Vallejo, M. G. Provisional Grant 01/18/1837 Waterman vs. Smith 375
Armijo, Jose Francisco   First Petition 11/22/1839 Waterman vs. Smith 379
Armijo, Jose Francisco Vallejo, M. G. Provisional Grant 11/22/1839 Waterman vs. Smith 380
Armijo, Jose Francisco Alvarado, Juan - Gov. of Mexico Grant 03/04/1841 Waterman vs. Smith 381-382
Solano, Francisco   Final Petition 01/15/1842 Waterman vs. Smith 375-376
Solano, Francisco Alvarado, Juan - Gov. of Mexico Grant 01/21/1842 Waterman vs. Smith 377
Vallejo, Mariano Solano, Francisco Sale 05/10/1842 United Sates vs. Ritchie 530
Solano, Francisco Pico, Pio - Gov. of Mexico Final Approval 10/03/1845 Waterman vs. Smith 378
Armijo, Antonio Maria Armijo, Francisco Deed (transfer) 03/17/1846 F 211
Land Transactons under the United States Government
Grantee Grantor Instrument Date Book Page
Ritchie, A. A. Vallejo, M. G. and wife Deed 08/29/1850 C 376
Waterman, R. H. Ritchie, Archibald A. Deed 08/29/1850 F 544
Vallejo, M. G. Ritchie, A. A. Mortgage 08/29/1850 C 483
Ritchie, A. A. Vallejo, M. G. (by atty) Deed 12/11/1850 D 49
Ritchie, A. A. Waterman, R. H. Deed 03/06/1851 G 92
Vallejo, M. G. U.S. Government of America Deed 02/04/1852 F 350
Vallejo, M. G. Solano, Francisco Deed 02/06/1852 H 107
Armijo, Antonio Maria (admrs.) Order to sell Real Estate Deed 01/22/1856 O 11
Armijo, Antonio Maria (admrs.) Order Confirming Sale Deed 04/21/1856 O 14
Breakup of the Mexican Ranchos
Dean, Miles Armijo, Ant. by Adm., & Berryessa, Jose S. Deed 10/18/1852 F 578
Lincoln, Nathan Dean, Miles Deed 12/16/1853 L 385
Gray, Samuel C. Ritchie, A. A. & Waterman, R. H. Deed (Wetmore Ranch) 12/16/1861 Q 424
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Creation of Original Wolfskill Ranch - 703 acres
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Gray, Samuel and Wife (Lucy) Deed (230 acres) 09/06/1866 V 82
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Apgar, Richard M. Deed (40 acres) 12/18/1867 X 273
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Lincoln, Nathan M. Deed (185 acres) 06/29/1873 51 195
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Wells, Wm.S., Swan, Thos. M., Peabody, W.F. and Whitman, R.C. Deed (128 acres) 05/30/1874 53 186
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Clayton, D.J. Deed (8 acres) 11/04/1874 58 433
Wolfskill, Joseph C. Smither, John Deed (112 acres) 08/26/1876 61 197
Subdivision of Bella Vista Ranch
Wolfskill, Joseph C. & Wife (Mary) (subdivide original deed) Deed - Lots 1-9 12/15/1908 3 (of maps) 3
Lot 2 (18.35 acres)
Monez, Manuel P. Wolfskill, Joseph C. & Mary Deed - Lot 2 04/02/1912 195 276-277
Stewart, B.R. Monez, Manuel P. Deed - Lot 2 1914/10/14 209 404-405
Lot 3 (20.04 acres)
Stewart, B.R. Wolfskill, Joseph C. & Mary Deed - Lot 3 1913/11/5 209 86-87
Gray, Ida Stewart, B.R. Deed - Lots 3-4 1914/2/11 204 334-335
Gray, E.B. Gray, Ida Deed - Lots 3-4 1919/3/15 237 418-419
Stewart, B.R. Gray, E.B. Deed - Lots 3-4 1919/11/5 244 156
Lot 4 (19.32 acres)
Clayton, H.B. Wolfskill, Joseph C. & Mary Deed - Lot 4 1911/11/2 194 42-43
Unger, Philip Clayton, H.B. Deed - Lot 4 1912/12/14 200 338-339
Stewart, B.R. Unger, Philip Deed - Lot 4 1913/4/6 197 358-359
Gray, Ida Stewart, B.R. Deed - Lots 3-4 1914/2/11 204 334-335
Gray, E.B. Gray, Ida Deed - Lots 3-4 1919/3/15 237 418-419
Stewart, B.R. Gray, E.B. Deed - Lots 3-4 1919/11/5 244 156
Lot 5 (19.12 acres)
Carty, Robert James & Jean Alice Loney, Clyde E. & R. Virginia Deed - Lot 5 1972/11/2 1799 471
Carty, Robert James & Jean Alice Full Conveyance Deed - Lot 5 1981/4/1 APR 2 1981 22965
Carty Bros, a California corporation Carty, Robert James & Jean Alice Deed - Lot 5 1981/4/1 APR 2 1981 22966
Lots 2-4 combined (57.7 acres)
Bank of Suisun Stewart, B.R. Deed - Lots 2-4 1935/11/26 152 438-439
Capitol Company Bank of Suisun Deed - Lots 2-4 1941/7/25 240 296
Holley, Wilfred A. & Dorothea W. Capitol Company
(Mineral Rights witheld)
Deed - Lots 2-4 1944/3/13 318 401
Tornay, Bernard & Gabilan, Mike
(Solano Investment Company
probably held a mortgage?)
Holley, Wilford A. & Dorothea Deed - Lots 2-4 1944/12/23 318 402-403
Tornay, Bernard & Sadie
and Gabilan, Mike & Gloria
(Joint Tenants)
Solano Investment Company Deed - Lots 2-4 1945/9/21 332 85-86
Gabilan, Mike & Gloria Gaston, Russell & Ruth Deed - Lots 2-4 1946/10/31 356 349
Gaston, Ruth Gaston, Russell (deceased) Inheritance 1951/12/15 605 23-24
Gaston, Ruth;
Nelson, Irving & Margaret Ann
(Joint Tenants)
Gaston, Russell (deceased) Inheritance
Lots 2-4
1952/3/26 615 537
(1/3) Gaston, Ruth
(1/3) Nelson, Irving
(1/3) Nelson, Margaret Ann
Gaston, Ruth Deed - Lots 2-4 1952/5/26 623 243
Carty, Robert Gaston, Ruth & Nelson, Margaret Ann Mortage
Lots 2-4
1963 - - - - - -
Gaston, Ruth & Nelson, Margaret Ann Gaston, Irving (deceased) Inheritance
Lots 2-4
1966/7/7 1441 508-511
Gaston, Ruth Gaston, Marcia (widow of Irving) Quit Claim Deed
(1/3) Lots 2-4
1966/7/8 1143 44
Carty, Robert J. & Jean A. Gaston, Ruth & Nelson, Margaret A. Deed - Lots 2-4 1979/12/7 1979.32564 54821-
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Contested lands in Waterman vs. Smith Court Case - California Supreme Court
Grantee Grantor Instrument Date Book Page
Berry, D. K. Armijo, Jose Francisco Deed 1850/08/01 D 395
Berry, Daniel K. Armijo, Jose Francisco Deed 1850/08/01 L 386
Smith, Samson S. Berry, Daniel K. Deed 1851/05/01 F 209
Berry, Daniel M. Richie, A. A. (adm.) & Waterman, R. H. Deed 1857/10/12 L 421
Berry, Daniel M. Richie, A. A. (adm.) & Waterman, R. H. Deed 1857/11/16 L 418
Smith, Sampson Ritchie, A. A. & Waterman, R. H. Deed 1860/01/24 O 233