Rancho Chimiles

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Rancho Chimiles was a 17,762-acre (71.88 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Napa County, California given in 1846 by Governor Pio Pico to José Ygnacio Berreyesa.[1][2]


José Ygnacio Marianio Berreyesa the son of José de los Reyes Berreyesa (1785–1846) was granted four square leagues in 1846.[3] William Gordon, grantee of Rancho Quesesosi, and Nathan Coombs purchased Rancho Chimiles in 1851.

With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored. As required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho Chimiles was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[4] and the grant was patented to William Gordon and Nathan Coombs in 1860.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ogden Hoffman, 1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Numa Hubert, San Francisco
  2. ^ Diseño del Rancho Chimiles
  3. ^ Hoover, Mildred B.; Rensch, Hero; Rensch, Ethel; Abeloe, William N. (1966). Historic Spots in California. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-4482-9.
  4. ^ United States. District Court (California : Northern District) Land Case 43 ND
  5. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886 Archived 2013-03-20 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 38°23′24″N 122°09′00″W / 38.390°N 122.150°W / 38.390; -122.150