Case file for United States vs. Charles Covillaud et al, Honcut [Yuba and Butte County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Micheltorena Dec. 22, 1844, to Teodoro Cordua; 7 leagues, by description. Claim filed by Charles Covillaud et al, administrator, April 2, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Mar. 27, 1855. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 23, 1857, and May 15, 1862. Patent issued to Charles Covillaud et al Mar. 9, 1863, for 31,079.96 acres. In Yuba County 27,916.38 acres; in Butte County 3,163.58 acres. This grant was also sometimes called New Mecklenburg. The only reference to this name in the papers is in two deeds given by Cordua in 1849- "rancho at New Mecklenburg." On one of the Vioget diseños of New Helvetia "Rancho de Mecklenburg" is written wholly west of the Feather and on another the name is written across this river. Cordua himself called it first New Mecklenburg but officially designated it Honcut. The name of the claimant and patentee is sometimes written Covilland. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 263 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 27, Docket 147, 301 ND, GLO 19




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