Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona
Title: Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona
Collection Number: CSLA-32
Extent: 1 oversize archival document box
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
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[item], Box and Folder numbers, Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona, CSLA-32. Department
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Gift of Betty Forsyth family. 2006. Accession Number: 2006.27
Processed by Clay Stalls. Guide written by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Date: 2007
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.
Land grants -- California -- Los Angeles County
Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County
Rancho La Ballona
Machado, Ygnacio (1797-1878)
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.
Box 1ov, Folder 2
Photograph, newspaper and journal articles, baptismal records re Machado family genealogy.
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)
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)
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)