Case file for United States vs. John Marsh, Meganos (also called "Pulpunes") [Contra Costa County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Castro Oct. 13, 1835, to Jose Noriega; 3 leagues, by name. Claim filled by John Marsh May 3, 1852. Rejected by the Board Mar. 14, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Oct. 25, 1858. Confirmed by the Supreme Court Feb. 20, 1860, by mandate. Patent issued to Alice Marsh Aug. 19, 1867, for 13,316.00 acres. The patet is recorded in Martinez, Contra Costa County. No. 110 General Land Office map. The petition for this grant was for 12 leagues, but the concession was for only 3. This grant has also been called Pulpunes, which was the name also given to Ulpines Sobrante, 428 ND. Wiggin, Remininscenes, 3, 4, in Bancroft Library, refers to it as the "rancho near Pulpune (Mt. Diabló)." Marsh himself signed 2 receipts in Apl., 1848, Rancho de Pulpunes -- Alviso, Documents, 102, 103, the Bancroft Library. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 412 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Título 87, Expediente 30, Docket 213, 107 ND, GLO 110




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