Case file for United States vs. José de Jesus Bernal, José Antonio Bernal, and Juan Bernal y Castro, Cañada de Pala [Santa Clara County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by José Castro, prefect, Aug. 10, 1839, to José de Jesus Bernal; 1,200 by 8,000 varas. Claim filed by José de Jesus, José Antonio, and Juan Bernal Feb. 24, 1853. Confirmed by the Board June 26, 1855. District Court dismissed an appeal May 7, 1857, and granted an amended decree Sept. 8, 1862. Patent issued to José de Jesus Bernal, José Antonion Bernal, and Juan Bernal y Castro Mar. 9, 1863, for 15,714.10 acres. The patent is recorded in San Jose, Santa Clara County. No. 181 General Land Office map. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 129 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 136, Docket 617, 373 ND, GLO 181




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