Taos County, New Mexico
Land Grants


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Source abbreviations: SANM= State Archives of New Mexico, SG = Surveyor General, PLC=Court of Private Land Claims, PLB=Pueblo Lands Board, ICC=Indian Claims Commission, F=File J=Journal, (##/###)= reel & frame of microfilm at the New Mexico State Archive Land Grant Records in Santa Fé, NM.

Bowden reference: Page # of Mr. Jocelyn Jean (J. J.) Bowden's unpublished 1969 six volume Master's Thesis "Private Land Claims in the Southwest" available to view on microfilm at the NM State Archive, or in bound form at the NM Supreme Court Law Library and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Grant Name Sources Bowden Grantee Date Type Grant Grantor County Claimed Confirmed
Acres Acres
Arroyo Hondo SG 159 (29/197) PLC 5 (33/652) 927-935 Neris Sisneros and others 4/2/1815 Hispano community Gov Alberto Maynes Taos 30,674 20,629
Cañada de los Mestaños SG F 82 (31/242) PLC 163 (49/800) 913-915 Juan Gallegos et al 12/11/1828 Hispano community Vincente Trujillo, Alcalde of Taos Taos 16,000 0
Cañon del Rio Colorado (Antonio Elias Armenta) SG 93 (22/447) PLC 166 (49/992) 919-927 Antonio Elias Armenta et al 6/23/1836 Hispano community Antonio José Ortiz, Alcalde de Taos Taos 162,939 47,939
Cebolla (Ceballa, Juan Carlos Santistevan) SG 61 (19/519) PLC 108 (45/262) 903-912 Carlos Santistevan 12/31/1845 Hispano private Gov Manuel Armijo Taos 17,157
Chavéz, Miguel PLC 186 (50/657) Miguel Chavez Taos 15,000
Cieneguilla, Town of SG 62 (19/662) PLC 84 (42/735) 1015-1022 Jose Sanchez et al 2/12/1795 Hispano community Gov Fernando Chacón Taos 43,961 0
Conejos, Los SG F 80 (31/209) PLC 109 (45/365) 1666- Francisco Montes Vigil 2/23/1842 Hispano community Colorado: Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral & Conejos, New Mexcio: Rio Arriba &Taos 2,500,000
Cristobal de la Serna SG 158 (29/006) PLC 21 (35/006) 980-985 Cristobal de la Serna 4/8/1710 Hispano quasi-community Gov Joseph Chacon Medina Salazar y Villsenor, Marquis de la Penuela Taos 30,000 22,232
Dominguez, José SG 120 (24/741-771) 954-957 Jose Dominguez 2/9/1702 Hispano private Gov Pedro Rodriguez Cubero Taos
Don Fernando de Taos SG 125 (24/1123) PLC 149 (48/993 964-972 Tomas Montoya et al 5/1/1796 Hispano community Gov Fernando Chacon Taos 38,400 1,817
Embudo SG 91 (31/283) PLC 173 (50/249) 1198 7/17/1725 Hispano quasi-community Gov Juan Domingo de Bustamante Rio Arriba & Taos 25,000
Fernández, Manuel PLC 176 (50/333-342) Taos 300
Gijosa (Rancho de Taos) SG 109 (23/595) PLC 16 (34/1324) 972-980 Francisca Antonio de Gijosa 6/16/1715 Hispano quasi-community Gov Juan Ignacio Flores Magollon Taos 20,000 16,365
Guadalupe, Plaza of SG F 105 (31/501-5 894-898 Jose Miguel Ortiz et al 1/1/1851 Hispano community George Levy, Perfect of Taos Taos 39,852 0
Las Trampas, Town of SG 27 (16/068-200) 1009-1014 Juan de Arguello & 11 others 7/15/1751 Hispano community Gov Tomás Veléz Cachupín Taos & Rio Arriba 46,461 28,131
Leroux, Antoine (Los Luceros) SG 47 (17/1012-eor) 935-948 Pedro de Santillana et al 8/12/1742 Hispano quasi-community Gov Gaspar Domingo de Mendoza Taos 126,024 56,428
Lovato, Salvador (Lorenzo Lobato) PLC 93 (43/561-587) 1002-1004 Salvador Lovato and 2 sons 6/20/1793 Hispano private Gov Fernando Chacon Taos 2,500 0
Lucero de Godoi (Godoy or Antonio Martinez) SG 116 (24/130) PLC 9 (34/682) 949 Antonio Martinez 10/26/1716 Hispano quasi-community Gov Felix Martinez Taos 67,480 61,605
Martín, Sebastian SG 28 (16/443) 1202- 1205 Sebastian Martin 5/23/1712 Hispano quasi-community Gov José Chacón Medina Salvador y Vallasenor Rio Arriba & Taos 54,387 51,387
Martinez, Jose Ygnacio (Ignacio) PLC 174 (50/311-321) Taos 500
Maxwell (Carlos Beaubien and Guadalupe Miranda) SG 15 (14/141-563) 850-864 Carlos Beaubien et al 1/11/1841 Hispano private Gov Manuel Armijo Colfax, Taos & Colorado: Las Animas 1,714,764 1,476,764
Medina, Felipe PLC 175 (50/322-332) Taos 300
Mora, Town of SG 32 (16/852-1062) 811-816 Jose Tapia et al 9/28/1835 Hispano community Gov Albino Perez Mora, San Miguel, Colfax & Taos 827,631 827,631
Ojo Caliente SG 77 (21/006) PLC 88 (43/006), 94 1190-1196 Antonio Jose Espinosa & 52 others 9/11/1793 Hispano community Gov Fernando de la Concha Rio Arriba & Taos 92,160 2,244
Orejas del Llano de los Aguages (Juan de Jesus Lucero) SG 117 (24/222) PLC 169 (49/1471) 1022-1031 Juan de Jesús Lucero 7/28/1826 Hispano private Gov Antonio Norbona Taos 150,000
Paraje del Punche (Rancho, Hurraca) PLC 241 (53/020-027) 892-894 Antonio Maestas Gomez de Costillo et al 12/7/1821 Hispano private Gov Facundo Melgares Taos 90,000
Petaca SG 105 (23/222) PLC 99 (44/006), 153, 233 1035-1046 Jose Julian Martinez et al 2/25/1836 Hispano community Gov Albino Perez Rio Arriba & Taos 186,977 1,392
Picurís Pueblo SG D (7/052-064) 1004-1009 Pueblo Picurís Pueblo 9/25/1689 Pueblo Cruzate Domingo Jironza Petroz de Cruzate Taos 14,953
Rancho del Río Grande SG 58 (19/049) PLC 10 (34/756) 985-993 Jose Mirabal et al 2/4/1795 Hispano protective & grazing Gov Fernando Chacón Taos 109,043 91,813
Río del Picurís (Rio del Pueblo, J D Fernandez) SG F 71 (31/070) PLC 65 (41/006) 997-1002 Rafael Fernandez et al 7/28/1832 Hispano community Territorial Deputation Taos 20,000
San Antonio del Rio Colorado (Rafael Archuleta) SG 76 (20/1223) PLC 4 (33/521) 898-903 Rafael Archuleta et al 1/8/1842 Hispano community Prefect Juan Andrés Archuleta Taos 18,955
San Cristóbal (Domingo Fernandez) SG 110 (23/775-830) 915-919 Severino Martinez 8/4/1815 Hispano private Gov Alberto Maynes Taos 5,000
Sangre de Cristo SG 4 (12/683) 885-891 Luis Lee & Narciso Beaubien 12/30/1843 Hispano quasi-community Gov Manuel Armijo Taos, Colfax & Colorado: Costilla 998,780
Santa Barbara SG 114 (23/1234) PLC 96 (43/729) 993-997 Valentin Martin et al 1/11/1796 Hispano community Gov Fernando Chacón Taos 31,084 31,084
Taos Pueblo SG I (7/171) SANM I (6/1639) 957-964 Pueblo of Taos 4/18/1816 Pueblo community Gov Alberto Maynez Taos 17,360

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