Title:John Wilson property agreement: Santa Barbara, Calif., 1839 Oct. 16
Creator/Contributor:Wilson, John, 1798-1861, creator
Creator/Contributor:Burton, Luis T., signer.
Creator/Contributor:Camarillo, Juan, signer.
Creator/Contributor:Rodriquez, Antonio, signer.
Contains a handwritten agreement (1 p.) concerning property owned by John Wilson and signed by Luis T. Burton [a renter?].
It is also countersigned by Juan Camarillo and has an added note in the margin signed by Antonio Rodriguez. Also contains
two unrelated one-page notes. One of the notes, dated December 31, 1839, concerns a captain of artillery, Don Juan Antonio
[Muños?]. The other note, undated but likely circa 1839, mentions the city council of a capital city and a government minister
of interior and exterior relations.
Wilson, John -- 1798-1861
Burton, Luis T
Real property -- California -- Santa Barbara
John Wilson property agreement : Santa Barbara, Calif., 1839 Oct. 16, BANC MSS 2013/49, The Bancroft Library, University of
Gift ; of Richard W. Christensen ; 20130419.
John Downes Wilson (1798-1861), better known as Captain John Wilson, was a Scottish shipmaster and trader who arrived in California
in 1826. Between that date and 1845, records show him to have been the master of a number of ships. From 1836, when he married
Ramona Carrillo de Pacheco, he claimed Santa Barbara as his home. He was the owner of lands by purchase or grant and spent
the later years of his life in ranching.
BANC MSS 2013/49