Case file for United States vs. Francisco Sobranes, Sanjon de Santa Rita [Merced and Fresno County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Alvarado Sept. 7, 1841, to Francisco Soberanes; 11 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Francisco Soberanes Mar. 1, 1853. Rejected by the Board Sept. 17, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 9, 1858, and Nov. 1, 1860. Appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court Mar. 26, 1860, by mandate. Patent issued to Francisco Soberanes Nov. 20, 1862, for 48,823.80 acres. The patent is recorded in Merced, but without the surveyor's plat. No. 198 General Land Office map. In Merced County 48,239.32 acres; in Fresno County 584.48 acres. A map in the Merced County Recorder's Office, in Plat Book, gives 46,056.68 acres in this county. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 703 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 151, Docket 673, 206 SD, GLO 198




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