Case file for United States vs. Henry R. Payson, Cañada de Guadalupe, la Visitación, y Rodeo Viejo (also called "Ridley's Rancho") [San Mateo and San Francisco County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado July 31, 1841, to Jacob P. Leese; 2 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Henry R. Payson Mar. 2, 1853. Confirmed by the Board Jan. 30, 1855. Confirmed by the District Court June 16, 1856, and Mar. 16, 1864. Patent issued to Henry R. Payson Dec. 15, 1865, for 5,473.47 acres. In San Mateo County 4,745.51 acres; in San Francisco County 727.96 acres. The grantee had been given permission to occupy the land in 1839. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 107 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 104, Unclassified Expediente 302, Expediente 245, Docket 745, 285 ND, GLO 151




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