Bond v. Unknown Heirs of Barela
229 U.S. 488 (1913)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Bond v. Unknown Heirs of Barela, 229 U.S. 488 (1913)

Bond v. Unknown Heirs of Barela

No. 558

Submitted December 17, 1912

Decided June 9, 1913

229 U.S. 488

Syllabus

The proceedings on which the grant involved in this case was issued are substantially the same as those in United States v. Sandoval,167 U. S. 278.

Whether the original grant made in 1739 by royal authority of Spain was in severalty or communal, whatever was unallotted passed into the public domain of the United States upon the acquisition of the Territory.

In this case, held that the confirmation of a Spanish grant under the Act of July 22, 1854, on the application of a town claiming to be the owner, passed the title to that town unburdened with any trust for heirs or grantees of persons named in the original petition and royal decree.

16 N.M. 660 affirmed.

Page 229 U. S. 489

The facts, which involve the title to a large tract of land in New Mexico, are stated in the opinion.

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.