Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona

1868-1991


Descriptive Summary

Title: Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona
Dates: 1868-1991
Collection Number: CSLA-32
Creator/Collector: Forsyth, Betty
Extent: 1 oversize archival document box
Repository: Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Abstract: CSLA-32 consists of materials that Mrs. David S. (Betty) Forsyth collected on the Machado family, whose history in Los Angeles dates to the late 18th century, and on its Rancho La Ballona, which the Mexican government officially granted to the Machados and the Talamantes in 1839.
Language of Material: English

Spanish

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[item], Box and Folder numbers, Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona, CSLA-32. Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Betty Forsyth family. 2006. Accession Number: 2006.27

Processing History

Processed by Clay Stalls. Guide written by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Date: 2007

Biography/Administrative History

The Machado family has a distinguished history in Los Angeles, with a history in that city dating to 1797. In the 1820s, Augustín and Ygnacio Machado settled the Rancho La Ballona area, which served as a cattle ranch. The Mexican government confirmed the Machado ownership of the area through a grant to the family in 1839.

Scope and Content of Collection

CSLA-32 consists of materials related to the family history of the Machados and their possessions, especially the Rancho La Ballona. Betty Forsyth collected them. Genealogical information on the family comes from a report on the family from the San Diego Genealogical Society. Valuable is the photostatic copy of the U. S. government's decision on Machado ownership of the rancho, along with a plat map. There are also records of the suit that John Young brought against Ygnacio Machado over the ownership of the rancho in the 1860s Most of these materials are copies; thus, in the box and folder list, the date given is that for the original source from which the copies were made.

Indexing Terms

Land grants -- California -- Los Angeles County
Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County
Rancho La Ballona
Machado, Ygnacio (1797-1878)
Machado family
Manuscript maps

Related Collections

Racnho La Ballona Map, CSLA-11

Box and Folder List

Box 1ov, Folder 1

"Machado Family Genealogy. Interim Report by San Diego Genealogical Society" (photocopy). Records and notes re Machado family by Betty Forsyth. Separated from notebook. 1969

Box 1ov, Folder 2

Photograph, newspaper and journal articles, baptismal records re Machado family genealogy. 1991

Box 1ov, Folder 3

Presidential confirmation of Machado petition for land grant; plat map re same (photostatic copies made by recorder of County of Los Angeles, 1970). (1 of 3) 1873

Box 1ov, Folder 4

George Hansen invoice for surveying expenses in case of John D. Young et al. versus Ygnacio Machado; transcription in cursive of settlement of suit between John D. Young et al. versus Ygnacio Machado; reply of lawyers Grey and Britton of Rancho la Ballona re survey of said Rancho (photocopy). (2 of 3) 1868

Box 1ov, Folder 5

Map of Rancho la Ballona recording division of land among the heirs of Augustín Machado; part of plat map of Rancho Sausal Redondo (photocopy). (3 of 3) 1874, 1876