Case file for United States vs. Juan Forster, Mission Vieja (also called "Paz") [Orange County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted (1) by Alvarado Feb. 16, 1841, to Jose Antonio Estudillo provisionally, and (2) by Pico Apl. 4, 1845, to Augustin Olvera; about 16 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Juan Forster Oct. 16, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Oct. 31, 1854. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 23, 1857; appeal dismissed June 4, 1857. Patent issued to Juan Forster Aug. 6, 1866, for 46,432.65 acres. The patent is recorded in Los Angeles. No. 496 General Land Office map. In spite of this name this was not a part of the mission lands. Originally the grant was to Jose A. Estudillo Feb. 16, 1841; he abandoned the land and it was renounced June 8, 1843, and granted as indicated above. The grant was also called Victoria. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 441 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Toma 79, Unclassified Expediente 137, Expediente 437, Docket 396, 250 SD, GLO 496




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