Case file for United States vs. Juan Forster, Trabuco [Orange County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted (1) by Alvarado provisionally July 31, 1840, and Feb. 16 and July 31, 1841, 2 leagues, to Sanitago Arguello and his two sons, Santiago E. and Jose Ramon, and (2) by Pico Apl. 25, 1846, 5 leagues, by name, to Juan Forster. Claim filed by Juan Forster Oct. 23, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Oct. 3, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 23, 1857; appeal dismissed Feb. 11, 1858. Patent issued to Juan Forster Aug. 6, 1866, for 22,184.47 acres. The patent is recorded in Los Angeles. No. 497 General Land Office map. This grant was later known as Trabuco y Mision Vieja, and also as Victoria. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 840 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 78, 107, Expediente 247, Docket 412, 216 SD, GLO 497




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