Rancho San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero

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Rancho San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero was a 48,861-acre (197.73 km2) Mexican land grant in present-day Riverside County, California given in 1846 by Governor Pío Pico to Miguel Pedrorena.[1] At the time of the US Patent, Rancho San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero was a part of San Diego County. The County of Riverside was created by the California Legislature in 1893 by taking land from both San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. The grant encompassed present-day Lake Perris.[2]


Miguel Pedrorena (1808–1850) was married to Antonia Estudillo, daughter of José Antonio Estudillo, grantee of Rancho San Jacinto Viejo. José Antonio Estudillo was appointed administrator and major domo at Mission San Luis Rey in 1840. Three grants, comprising over 133,000 acres (538 km2) of the former Mission San Luis Rey lands in the San Jacinto area were made to the Estudillo family: Rancho San Jacinto Viejo to José Antonio Estudillo in 1842; Rancho San Jacinto Sobrante to his daughter, María del Rosario Estudillo, in 1846; and Rancho San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero to his son-in-law, Miguel Pedrorena, in 1846.[3]

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 San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[4] and the grant was patented to T. W. Sutherland, guardian of the minor children of Miguel Pedrorena in 1883.[5]

In 1853, José Antonio Aguirre (1799–1860) of Rancho San Jacinto Sobrante bought Rancho San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero from the estate of Miguel Pedrorena.

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 San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero
  3. ^ John W. Robinson, "Rancho San Jacinto Viejo and the Estudillo Family", in Rancho Days in Southern California, (Los Angeles: Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners, 1997), pp 143-161
  4. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 82 SD
  5. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886 Archived 2009-05-04 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 33°51′36″N 117°09′36″W / 33.860°N 117.160°W / 33.860; -117.160