Case file for United States vs. James Swanson, administrator, Juntas (also called "Welch Rancho") [Contra Costa County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted (1) provisionally Oct. 20, 1832, by the San Jose Alcalde, and (2) by Micheltorena Feb. 12, 1844, to William Welch; 3 leagues, by name. Claim filed by James Swanson, administrator, Mar. 23, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Dec. 20, 1853. Confirmed by the District Court Sept. 15, 1864. Patent issued to the heirs of William Welch July 22, 1870. for 13,292.82 acres. The patent is recorded in Martinez, Contra Costa County. No. 113 General Land Office map. Toma 207 gives 5 instead of 3 leagues as the amount of the grant. This rancho was also called Welch Rancho. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 290 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 207, Expediente 344, Docket 127, 87 ND, GLO 113




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