Case file for United States vs. María Manuela Valencia, Boca de la Cañada del Pinole [Contra Costa County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado June 21, 1842, to Maria Manuela Valencia; 3 leagues by name. Claim filed by Maria Manuela Valencia Dec. 13, 1852. Rejected by the Board May 16, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Dec. 24, 1865 as of Nov. 26, 1855, nunc pro tunc, and Dec. 28, 1869. Confirmed by the Supreme Court Feb. 20, 1860, by mandate. Patent issued to Maria Manuela Valencia Nov. 30, 1878, for 13,316.26 acres. The patent is recorded in Martinez, Contra Costa County. No. 225 General Land Office map. This rancho was also called San Felipe and also Santa Patricia. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 052 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 148, Expediente 284, Docket 490, 138 ND, GLO 125




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