Case file for United States vs. Pedro Chaboya, Posa (also called Posa de San Juan Bautista or Two Leagues, Santa Clara County or Posa Chaboya, Lot 6) [Santa Clara County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
On Mar. 10, 1839, and Mar. 23, 1844, and Dec. 3, 1845, Pedro Chaboya petitioned Alvarado for 2 leagues mostly in Santa Clara County and part in Alameda County. In May, 1844, Chaboya petitioned again for 2 leagues called Posa de San Juan Bautista. Feb. 29, 1840, the Pueblo of San Jose granted him 2 years rights to this land; and in 1847 the pueblo confered to Chaboya Lot 6 of the pueblo lands, or part of Posa de San Juan Bautista which he occupied. No grant was made. Claim filed by Pedro Chaboya Mar. 2, 1853, for 2 leagues in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. Rejected by the Board Oct. 24, 1854. While pending in the District Court it was discovered that the wrong land had been claimed; on June 15, 1857, the District Court, on authorization of Congress, permitted the correction of the claim. Oct. 28, 1859, the claim to Posa de San Juan Bautista was rejected; Aug. 29, 1861, and Oct. 31, 1862, Lot 6 500 varas, was confirmed. While Chaboya's appeal was pending in the Supreme Court, Congress authorized the District Court to hear again the claim for Posa de San Juan Bautista; on Nov. 6, 1862, the decision was the same as before. The Supreme Court upheld this decision Feb. 23, 1863, July 8, 1873, and Jan. 14, 1878, by mandates. Patent for Lot 6 issued to Pedro Chaboya June 21, 1876, for 366.29 acres. The patent is recorded in San Jose, Santa Clara County. No 542 General land Office map. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 573 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Docket 701, 192 ND, GLO 542




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