Case file for United States vs. Mariano Castro, Pastoría de las Borregas (also called "Refugio") [Santa Clara County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado Jan. 15, 1842, to Francisco M. Estrada; 2 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Mariano Castro May 31, 1852, for 1 league. Confirmed by the Board Jan. 24, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Nov. 23, 1859. Confirmed by the Circuit Court Jan 26, 1865. Appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court Mar. 6, 1861, and Feb. 19, 1866, both by mandate. Patent issued to Mariano Castro Sept. 17, 1881, for 4,172.13 acres. The patent is recorded in San Jose, Santa Clara County. No. 144 General Land Office. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 556 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 120, Expediente 265, Docket 257, 97 ND, 94 ND, GLO 144




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