Case file for United States vs. José María Sanchez, Animas (also called Cannadero or Brea or Sitio de la Brea) [Santa Clara County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted (1) by Marguina, Viceroy, Aug. 17, 1802, to Mariano Castro, La Brea, by description, and (2) by Arrillaga Nov. 28, 1808, he was authorized to select a tract of land in the place of La Brea because of the opposition of Mission San Juan Bautista. He selected Carnadero or Animas. And (3) by Figueroa Aug. 7, 1835, to Maria Josefa Romero, widow of Castro, et al. The grant was by diseño limits, but totaled about 6 leagues. Claim filed by Jose Maria Sanchez et al Apl. 5, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Feb, 14, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court May 14, 1856, and June 10, 1865; appeal dismissed Oct. 4, 1872. Patent issued to the heirs of Jose Maria Sanchez Mar. 15, 1873, for 26,518.68 acres. The patent is recorded in San Jose, Santa Clara County. No. 224 General Land Office map. This is the only grant made by the viceroy; there are traditions, however, that others were made by this officer, but no evidence has been found as to that fact. There is a patented overlap of 2,601.60 acres of this grant and Solis, 405 ND. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 022 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Unclassified Expediente 5, Filed Expediente 32, Docket 161, 136 ND, GLO 224




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