1839-04-09: US District Court’s Interpretation of Grant of Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

A grant was made by the governor to Juan Miguel Anzar and Manuel Larios which vested in them jointly and in equal shares an inchoate and imperfect but equitable title in and to the lands called Santa Ana and Quien Sabe.

That said grant referred to said maps mentioned in finding No 14 but the grant does not otherwise specify either the extent or boundaries of the said Ranchos or either of them.

That the grant contains the usual conditions and reservations the surplus after making the juridicial measurement therein provided to be made to the nation and if any of the conditions be contravened that said lands may be denounced by another.

That said lands were granted as one tract.

That no juridicial possession was ever given or survey made until the making and final approval of the United States Survey hereinafter mentioned.

That the quantity of lands granted was not ascertained until 12 December 1856 where the final decree of said United States District Court was made.

Abstract, v2. p.249-50

1839-04-08: Santa Ana y Quien Sabe granted to Larios and Anzar

Monday, April 8, 1839: Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe was granted to Larios and Anzar by a concession declaring them owners by Governor Juan B. Alvarado, granting them equal shares.

That the extent of said lands granted is not mentioned but reference is made to maps accompanying same sources; traced copies are attached to findings and made a part thereof.

Built ranch houses and corrals. Estanislao Hernandez occupied Anzar house. Anzar and Larios entered into the joint occupation of said lands granted. Each built ranch houses about 200 yards apart also corrals for their cattle on the Santa Ana. Their cattle with their overseers roaming over the whole tract.

Abstract: v2 p.249-250 — v.2 p.230

(for $50.00)? v.1 p.41? —- Dividing Line between Santa Ana and Quien Sabe was supposed to be:
From the creek called Arroyo del Pecacho running along the summit of the mountains or ridge which separated the two places in all the meandering of the said ridge passing by the place called Aguage (watering place?) del Clerigo, leaving in the side of Juan Anzar the place called Llanitos and there turning and running to a point called Puerto del Rosario.

Abstract, v.2 p.230

This grant was patented May 1, 1860 to Manuel Larios et. al.
Commission 022, Expediente 127, 48,822.60 Acres, District Court 258.
See also:

Pierce, Marjorie. "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 118.