Case file for United States vs. James Watson, San Benito [Monterey County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado Mar. 11, and Apl. 5, 1842, to Francisco Garcia; 1.5 leagues, by name. Claim filed by James Watson Feb. 9, 1853. Confirmed by the Board Jan. 17, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 24, 1857. Patent issued to James Watson Sept. 6, 1869, for 6,671.08 acres. The patent is recored in Salinas, Monterey County. No. 304 General Land Office map. This grant was also called San Lucas. It was originally granted to Maria Priscia, widow of R. Cantua, Indian, who relinquished her rights to Garcia. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 672 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 82, Toma 129, Unclassified Expediente 153, Expediente 224, Docket 571, 306 SD, GLO 303




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