Ranchos by County

During the Spanish colonization of California, three main types of land claims were made by the Spanish crown: missions (for religious use), presidios (for military use), and pueblos (for civilian use). Land outside of these jurisdictions was granted to individuals by the Spanish and eventually, Mexican governments. These individual land grants were known as ranchos in California.

Alameda County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
136 Agua Caliente (part) Higuera 04/17/1858 9,564
133 Arroyo de la Alameda Vallejo 01/01/1858 17,705
109 Canada de los Vaqueros Livermore & Noriega 11/22/1889 17,760
120 Las Positas Livermore & Noriega 05/25/1872 8,880
135 Mission San Jose Alemany 03/03/1858 28
134 Potrero de los Cerritos Pacheco & Alviso 02/21/1866 10,610
128 San Antonio V. & D. Peralta 02/10/1877 18,849
129 San Antonio A. M. Peralta 06/25/1874 15,207
130 San Antonio Y. Peralta 02/03/1858 9,416
122 San Lorenzo Castro 02/14/1865 26,723
132 San Lorenzo Soto 04/14/1877 6,686
131 San Leandro Estudillo 07/15/1863 6,830
118 San Ramon Amador 03/18/1865 16,517
119 Santa Rita Yountz 03/10/1865 8,894
121 Valle de San Jose Sunol & Bernal 03/15/1865 48,436

 

Contra Costa County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
124 Acalanes Brown 05/18/1858 3,329
115 Arroyo de las Nueces y Bolbones Pacheco 04/18/1866 17,782
125 Boca de la Canada de Pinole Valencia 11/30/1879 13,316
114 Canada del Hambre Las Bolsas Soto 12/31/1866 13,354
109 Canada de los Vaqueros Alameda 11/22/1889 17,760
123 Laguna de los Palos Colorados Moraga 08/10/1878 13,316
113 Juntas, Las Welch 07/22/1870 13,293
111 Medanos, Los Stevenson 10/08/1872 8,859
110 Meganos, Los Marsh 08/19/1867 13,316
112 Monte del Diablo Pacheco 03/19/1859 17,922
126 Pinole, El Richardson 08/22/1868 17,761
127 San Pablo Castro 01/31/1873 17,939
118 San Ramon Amador 03/18/1865 16,517
116 San Ramon Carpentier 04/07/1866 8,917
117 San Ramon Norris 07/03/1882 4,451
550 Sobrante, El Castro 08/11/1883 20,565

 

Marin County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
35 Baulines, Las Briones 01/09/1866 8,911.34
29 Blucher Smith 06/19/1858 26,759.42
40 Canada de Herrera Sais 06/26/1876 6,658.45
47 Corte Madera de Novato Martin 05/23/1862 8,878.42
42 Corte Madera del Presidio Read 02/25/1885 7,845.12
30 Laguna de San Antonio Bojorquez 11/21/1871 24,903.42
43 Mission San Rafael Allemany 10/19/1859 6.49
32 Nicasio (Part) Black 11/01/1861 9,478.82
32 Nicasio (Part) Buckelew 11/01/1861 8,695.27
32 Nicasio (Part) Frink & Reynolds 11/01/1861 7,598.10
32 Nicasio (Part) Halleck 11/01/1861 30,848.85
46 Novato Simmons 04/10/1866 8,870.62
48 Olompali Ynitia 12/18/1862 8,877.48
41 Punta de 0uentin Buckelew 04/10/1866 8,877.48
34 Punta de los Reyes (Sobrante) Randall 06/04/1860 48,189.34
33 Punta de los Reyes Randall 06/04/1860 8,877.68
39 San Geronimo Revere 04/04/1860 8,701.00
45 San Jose Pacheco 01/14/1861 6,659.25
44 San Pedro, Santa Margarita y Las Gallinas Murphy 02/21/1866 21,678.69
36 Sausalito Richardson 08/07/1879 19,571.92
31 Soulajule (Part) Cornwall 01/18/1879 919.18
31 Soulajule (Part) Watkins 01/18/1879 1,446.79
31 Soulajule (Part) Gormley 01/18/1879 2,266.25
31 Soulajule (Part) Vasquez 01/18/1879 3,774.20
31 Soulajule (Part) Brackett 01/18/1879 2,492.19
38 Tomales y Baulines Garcia 10/15/1883 9,467.77
37 Tomales y Baulines Phelps 02/26/1866 13,644.66

 

Monterey County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
282 Aguajito Tapia 03/19/1868 3,322.56
265 Alisal, El Bernal 08/09/1866 5,941.12
267 Alisal, El Hartnell 02/12/1882 2,971.26
297 Arroyo Seco de la Torre 06/30/1859 16,523.35
245 Bolsa Nueva y Moro Cojo Castro et al. 11/20/1873 30,901.34
252 Bolsa de los Escorpinas [Bolsa de las Escarpines or San Miguel] Espinosa 09/26/1876 6,415.96
221 Bolsa de San Cayetano Vallejo 02/14/1865 8,866.43
254 Bolsa del Potrero y Moro Cojo or La Sagrada Familia Cooper 12/19/1859 6,915.77
274 Buena Vista Estrada 09/15/1869 7,725.56
243 Canada de la Carpenteria Soto, heirs of 10/10/1873 2,236.13
283 Canada de la Segunda Haight 02/04/1859 4,366.80
244 Carneros, Los Littlejohn 08/09/1866 4,482.38
246 Carneros, Los McDougall et al. 03/17/1862 1,628.70
536 Chamisal, El Vasquez, heirs of 03/20/1877 2,737.44
314 Cholame White 04/01/1865 26,621.82
270 Chualar Malarin 10/31/1872 8,889.68
250 Cienega del Gabilan Carr 10/15/1867 48,780.72
296 Cochos, Los [Coches, Los] Soberanes 02/10/1917 8,794.02
290 Corral de Tierra McCobb 01/21/1876 4,434.77
269 Encinal y Buena Esperanza Spence 05/23/1862 13,351.64
253 Gatos, Los or Santa Rita Perez et al. 04/04/1870 4,424.46
273 Guadalupe y Llanitos de los Correos Malarin 06/29/1865 8,858.44
276 Laguna Seca de Munras 11/24/1865 2,179.50
289 Laureles, Los Beronda [Boronda] 08/09/1866 6,624.99
285 Laureles, Los Ransom 04/18/1871 718.23
266 Llano de Buena Vista Spence 01/04/1860 8,446.23
307 Milpitas Pastor 02/18/1875 43,280.80
281 Mission Carmelo Alemany, Bishop 10/19/1859 9.00
308 Mission San Antonio [Mission San Antonio de Padua] Alemany, Bishop 05/31/1862 33.19
295 Mission Soledad Alemany, Bishop 11/19/1859 34.47
294 Mission Soledad, Ex Soberanes 05/18/1874 8,899.82
256 Monterey, City Lands of [Monterey, Pueblo of] Monterey, City of 11/19/1891 29,698.53
258 Monterey County, tract in [Castro Tract] Castro 07/30/1867 112.83
262 Monterey County, tract in [Cocks Tract] Cocks 08/08/1870 1,106.05
284 Monterey County, tract in [Meadows Teact] Meadows 08/09/1866 4,591.71
553 Monterey County, tract in [One Suerte] Blanco, heirs of 11/28/1881 44.99
263 Nacional Cantua 04/07/1866 6,633.29
251 Natividad, La Butron et al. 10/01/1874 8,642.21
278 Noche Buena Monomany 10/07/1862 4,411.56
311 Ojitos, Los Soberanes 04/18/1871 8,900.17
292 Paraje de Sanchez Lugo et al. 08/09/1866 6,584.32
280 Pescadero, El Jacks 02/19/1868 4,426.46
310 Piojo, El Soto, heirs of 04/30/1866 13,329.28
312 Pleyto Johnson et al. 03/07/1872 13,299.27
298 Poso de los Ositos [Posa de los Ositos] Espinosa 06/29/1865 16,938.98
286 Potrero de San Carlos [Potrero de San Carlos, El] Gutierrez et al. 06/09/1862 4,306.98
279 Punta de Pinos De Graw 11/19/1880 2,666.51
261 Rincon de Sanjon [Rincon del Sanjon] Boronda 07/30/1860 2,229.70
272 Rincon de la Puenta del Monte [Rincon de la Puente del Monte] Gonzales [Gonzalez] 11/28/1866 15,218.62
255 Rincon de las Salinas Estrada 03/01/1881 2,220.02
257 Salinas, Las Espinoza, heirs of 03/26/1867 4,413.81
304 San Benito Watson 09/06/1869 6,671.08
303 San Bernabe Cocks 03/27/1873 13,296.98
306 San Bernardo Soberanes 03/09/1874 13,345.65
287 San Francisquito Abrego et al. 06/08/1862 8,813.50
552 San Jose y Sur Chiquito Castro 05/04/1888 8,818.56
300 San Lorenzo Sanchez 12/22/1870 48,285.95
299 San Lorenzo Soberanes 07/28/1866 21,884.38
302 San Lorenzo Randall 06/04/1870 22,264.47
305 San Lucas McKinley 02/23/1872 8,874.72
309 San Miguelito [San Miguelito de Trinidad] Gonzales [Gonzalez] 08/08/1867 22,135.89
293 San Vicente Munras, heirs of 06/29/1865 19,979.01
277 Saucito Wilson et al. 10/07/1862 2,211.65
264 Sausal Leese 09/02/1859 10,241.88
288 Sur, El Cooper 05/18/1866 8,949.06
275 Toro, El Walters [Wolter] 10/07/1862 5,668.41
259 Tucho, El Jacks 07/30/1867 399.57
291 Tularcitos [Tularcitos, Los] Gomez, heirs of 03/12/1866 26,581.34
260 Two Suertes Gregory & Williams 06/20/1872 37.69
222 Vega del Rio del Pajaro McDougall et al. 01/18/1864 4,310.29
249 Vergeles, Los Stokes 04/03/1875 8,759.82
271 Zanjones Malarin 08/09/1866 6,714.49

 

Napa County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
79 Carne Humana Bale 09/04/1879 17,962.22
82 Catacula Chiles 04/22/1865 8,545.72
78 Caymus Yount 04/03/1863 11,814.52
89 Chimiles Gordon & Coombs 12/19/1859 17,762.44
74 Entre Napa (Part) Coombs 06/09/1866 80.48
74 Entre Napa (Part) Green 04/07/1881 2,051.04
74 Entre Napa (Part) Higuera 11/04/1879 877.53
74 Entre Napa (Part) Mount & Cottrell 01/14/1893 1,103.68
74 Entre Napa (Part) Thompson 07/16/1891 307.05
74 Entre Napa (Part) Wilson 04/08/1881 335.28
74 Entre Napa, (part of) or Los Carneros Hart 04/15/1897 374.63
73 Entre Napa, or Rincon de los Carneros Martin 04/03/1858 2,557.68
72 Huichica Leese 08/03/1859 18,704.04
80 La Jota Yount 12/18/1857 4,453.84/td>
81 Locoallomi Pope 03/17/1862 8,872.79
61 Mallacomes or Moristal y plan de Agua Caliente (Part) Berreyesa 07/10/1873 17,742.72
76 Napa (Part) Bartlett 06/09/1866 679.52
76 Napa (Part) Boggs 05/11/1877 320.55
76 Napa (Part) Coombs 03/25/1873 325.42
76 Napa (Part) Osborne 06/OS/1866 259.61
76 Napa (Part) Rose 06/09/1866 594.83
76 Napa (Part) Thompson 06/03/1880 604.68
76 Napa (Part) Vallejo 06/09/1866 3,178.93
75 Tulucay Juarez 01/31/1861 8,865.58
77 Yajome Vallejo 09/16/1864 6,652.58
83 Las Putas Berreyesa 01/05/1863 35,515.82

 

San Benito County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
242 Aromitas, Las y Agua Caliente McDougall et al. 03/17/1862 8,659.69
233 Ausaymas y San Felipe Pacheco 04/18/1859 35,504.34
231 Bolsa de San Felipe Pacheco 01/14/1871 6,794.76
246 Carneros, Los McDougall et al. 03/17/1862 1,628.70
250 Cienega de Gabilan Carr 10/15/1867 48,780.72
268 Cienega de los Paicines Castro 09/23/1869 8,917.52
230 Llano del Tequisquita [Llano del Tequesquite] Sanchez et al. 12/29/1871 16,016.30
239 Lomerias Muertas Sanchez, heirs of 08/09/1866 6,659.91
240 Mission San Juan Bautista Alemany, Bishop 11/19/1859 55.23
247 Mission San Juan Bautista, tract of land Castro 03/18/1885 33.47
236 Real de los Aguilas McDougall et al. 09/23/1869 31,052.18
232 San Joaquin Cervantes 01/06/1874 7,424.69
247 San Juan Bautista, tract near mission Larios 08/08/1870 4,493.00
248 San Juan Bautista, tract near mission Breen 01/22/1877 401.25
238 San Justo Pacheco 12/06/1865 34,619.65
300 San Lorenzo Sanchez 12/22/1870 48,285.95
237 Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Larios et al. 05/01/1860 48,822.60
249 Vergeles, Los Stokes 04/03/1875 8,759.82

 

San Francisco

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
152 Canada de Guadalupe y Rodeo Viejo Pierce 09/221865 943
151 Canada de Guadalupe, La Visitacion y Rodeo Viejo Payson 12/15/1865 5,473
163 Laguna de la Merced De Haro 09/10/1872 2,219
543 Las Camaritas Vassault 12/18/1882 18.57
554 Mission Dolores, lot in Valencia 12/16/1882 1.78
601 Mission Dolores, lot in de Zaldo 03/24/1856 0.45
161 Mission Dolores, Two Tracts at Allemany 03/03/1858 8.54
160 Mission Dolores, suerte in Palomares 06/01/1870 28.41
158 Mission Dolores, suerte in Bernal 06/13/1882 5.86
159 Ojo de Agua de Figueroa Miranda 04/28/1877 1.77
153 Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo Bernal 12/31/1857 4,446
154 San Miguel Noe 03/30/1857 4,443
155 San Francisco Pueblo Land City of San Francisco 06/20/1884 17,754
162 San Francisco, 2 lots in Leese 03/03/1858 3.38

 

San Mateo County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
150 Buri Buri Sanchez 10/17/1872 14,639.19
191 Butano Rodriquez 04/30/1866 4,439.67
151 Canada de Guadalupe la Visitacion y Rodeo Viejo Payson 12/15/1865 5,473.47
152 Canada de Guadalupe y Rodeo Viejo Pierce 09/22/1865 942.93
168 Canada de Raymundo Greer &Coppinger 07/18/1859 12,545.10
170 Canada de Verede y Arroyo de la Purisima Alviso 12/15/1865 8,905.58
551 Canada del Corte de Madera Thurn & Carpentier 06/13/1882 3,565.91
165 Corral de Tierra Palomares 04/07/1866 7,766.35
166 Corral de Tierra Vasquez 01/06/1873 4,436.18
173 El Corte de Madera Martinez 06/19/1858 13,316.05
153 Rincon de las Salinas y Potreo Viejo Bernal 12/31/1857 4,446.40
154 San Miguel Noe 03/30/1857 4,443.38
167 Feliz Feliz 06/21/1873 4,448.27
163 Laguna de la Merced Haro 09/10/1872 2,219.33
169 Arroyo de los Pilarcitos or Miramontes Miramontes 07/21/1882 4,424.12
148 Pulgas Arguello 10/02/1857 35,240.47
205 Punta de Ano Nuevo Castro 12/.3/1857 17,753.15
190 San Antonio or Pescadero Gonzalez 06/07/1866 3,282.32
174 San Francisquito Rodriguez 06/08/1868 1,471
172 San Gregorio Castro 02/19/1861 4,439.31
171 San Gregorio Rodriguez 02/19/1861 13,344.15
149 San Mateo Howard 11/18/1857 6,438.80
164 San Pedro Sanchez 11/08/1870 8,926.46
551 Canada del Corte de Madera Thurn & Carpentier 06/13/1882 3,565.91

 

Santa Clara County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
224 Animas, Las Sanchez 03/15/1873 26,518.68
233-B Ausaymas y San Felipe Pacheco 04/18/1859 35,504.34
193 Canada de Los Capitancillos Guadaloupe Mining Co. 09/20/1871 1,109.67
181 Canada de Pala Bernal 03/09/1863 15,714.10
197 Canada de San Felipe y Las Animas Weber 08/09/1866 8,787.80
194 Capitancillos, Los Fossat 02/08/1865 3,360.48
186 Coches, Los Sunol 12/31/1857 2,219.34
173 Corte de Madera, El Martinez 06/19/1858 13,316.05
142 Embarcadero de Santa Clara Bernal 10/28/1936 196.25
182 Huecos, Los Roland & Hornsby 05/13/1876 39,950.92
241 Juristac Sargent 11/13/1871 4,540.44
196 Laguna Seca Bull 11/24/1865 20,051.54
138 Milpitas Alviso 06/30/1871 4,457.66
188 Mission Santa Clara Allemany 03/03/1858 19.95
199 Ojo de Agua de la Coche Murphy 01/04/1860 8,927.10
180 Pala White 10/08/1866 4,454.08
144 Pastoria de las Borregas Murphy 12/15/1865 4,894.35
144 Pastoria de las Borregas Castro 9/17/1881 4,172.13
227 Polka, La Murphy 03/03/1860 4,166.78
145 Posolmi Vnigo 01/18/1881 1,695.90
178 Potrero de Santa Clara Stockton 12/30/1861 1,939.03
542 Pueblo lot #6 Chaboya 06/21/1876 366.29
175 Purisima (La) Concepcion Briones 08/15/1871 4,438.94
187 Quito Alviso 05/14/1866 13,309.85
146 Rincon de San Francisquito Robles 02/29/1868 8,418.21
141 Rincon de los Esteros Alviso 07/29/1872 2,200.19
140 Rincon de los Esteros Berreyesa 07/26/1873 1,844.54
139 Rincon de los Esteros White 05/23/1862 2,308.17
192 Rinconada de los Gatos Hernandez & Peralta 03/19/1860 6,631.44
147 Rinconada del Arroyo de San Francisquito Mesa 07/26/1872 2,229.34
223 Salsipuedes Blair 03/02/1861 31,201.37
176-A San Antonio Dana 12/18/1857 3,541.89
176-B San Antonio Mesa 08/06/1866 898.41
226 San Francisco de las Llagas Murphy 03/19/1868 22,283.24
174 San Francisquito Rodriquez 06/08/1868 1,471
179 San Jose Pueblo Lands City of San Jose 07/04/1884 55,891.77
185 San Juan Bautista Narvaez 12/*01/1865 8,879.54
234 San Luis Gonzaga Pacheco 05/16/1871 48,821.43
195 San Vicente Berreyesa 06/24/1868 4,438.36
228 San Ysidro Gilroy 09/21/1867 4,460.67
229 San Ysidro Ortega 10/22/1868 4,439
177 Santa Clara, tract near Enright 05/01/1866 702.14
189 Santa Clara, 2 tracts near Bennett 07/19/1871 358.51
225 Solis Castro 01/18/1859 8,875.46
137 Tularcitos Higuera 07/08/1870 4,394.35
143 Ulistac Hoppe 10/12/1868 2,217.09
200 Uvas, Las Murphy 02/18/1860 11,079.93
183 Yerba Buena or Socayre Chaboya 01/03/1859 24,342.64
184 Santa Teresa Bernal 03/08/1867 9,647.13
230 Llano del Tequisquito Sanchez 12/29/1871 11,016.30

 

Santa Cruz County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
206 Agua Puerca y las Trancas Rodriquez & Alviso 03/01/1867 4,421.52
216 Aptos Castro 04/23/1860 6,685.91
242 Aromitas Lay y Agua Caliente McDougall 03/17/1862 8,659.69
540 Arroyo de la Laguna Williams 02/21/1881 4,418.10
214 Arroyo del Rodeo Hames & Daubenbass 05/03/1882 1,473.07
220 Bolsa del Pajaro Rodriquez 01/04/1860 5,496.50
208 Canada del Rincon en el Rio de San Lorenzo de Santa Cruz Sansevaine 06/04/1858 5,826.86
209 Carbonera, La Bocle 07/07/1873 2,224.79
218 Corralitos, Rancho de los Amesti 02/28/1861 15,440.02
217 Laguna de las Calabazas Hernandez 12/08/1868 2,304.75
210 Mission Santa Cruz Allemany 09/02/1859 16.94
213 Potrero y Rincon de San Pedro de Reglado Russell 06/18/1859 91.53
207 Refugio Bolcoff 02/14/1860 12,147.12
223 Salsipuedes Blair 03/02/1861 31,201.37
219 San Andres Castro 01/31/1876 8,911.532
202 San Augustin Majors 07/25/1866 4,436.78
204 Vincente Escarillo 05/06/1870 10,802.60
215 Shoquel Castro 03/19/1860 1,668.03
201 Shoquel Augmentation Castro 03/19/1860 32,702.41
211 Tres Ojos de Agua Dodero 06/07/1866 176.03
203 Zayanta Graham 08/19/1870 2,658.21

 

Sonoma County

Grant Number Name Patentee Patent Date Acres
67 Agua Caliente (Pt.) Stone O5/07/1880 1,864.23
67 Agua Caliente (Pt.) Vallejo 06/12/1880 591.87
67 Agua Caliente (Pt.) Leavenworth O5/07/1880 550.86
67 Agua Caliente (Pt.) Hooker 06/09/1866 550.86
29 Blucher Smith 06/19/1858 26,759.42
27 Bodega Curtis 04/18/1859 35,487.53
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa (part of) Carillo 07/16/1866 4,500.42
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa (part of) Castro 08/25/1881 336.19
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa Eldridge 01/05/1880 1,667.68
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa (part) Hendley 12/09/1879 640.14
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa (part) Mallagh 12/11/1879 256.16
63 Cabeza de Santa Rosa (part) Meyer & Isham 04/09/1879 1,484.82
52 Canada de Jonive Farrell 02/18/1858 10,786.51
51 Canada de Pogolimi Cazares 11/03/1858 8,780.81
57 Caslamayomi Forbes 12/18/1874 26,788.36
65 Cotate Page 02/18/1858 17,238.60
28 Estero Americano Farrell 02/03/1858 8,849.13
25 German Meyer 07/30/1872 17,580.01
66 Guilicos, Los Wilson 06/16/1886 18,833.86
72 Huichica Leese 08/03/1859 18,704.04
69 Lac Leese 08/06/1872 176.58
30 Laguna de San Antonio Bojorquez 11/21/1871 24,903.42
64 Llano de Santa Rosa Carrillo 11/27/1865 13,360.03
60 Mallacomes or Moristul Cook & Ingal 02/18/1859 2,559.94
61 Mallacomes or Moristul y Plan de Agua Caliente (part) Berreyesa 07/10/1873 17,742.72
70 Mission of San Francisco Solano (Sonoma) Allemany O5/31/1862 14.20
53 Molinos, Los Cooper 04/03/1858 17,892.42
26 Muniz Torres 02/04/1860 17,760.75
49 Petaluma Vallejo 11/19/1874 66,622.17
56 Rincon de Musulacon Horrell 06/09/1866 8,866.88
50 Roblar de la Miseria Wright 01/18/1858 16,887.45
62 San Miguel West 06/29/1865 6,663.23
68 Sonoma, pueblo City of Sonoma 03/31/1880 6,063.95
71 Sonoma City, lot in Vallejo 04/30/1866 3.81
54 Sotoyome Fitch 04/03/1858 48,836.51
55 Tzabaco Pina 11/19/1859 15,439.32