HIstory of the Yorba Family
...Ana River south of Los Angeles. In 1809, he petitioned the King of Spain for a grant of land in this area covering 62,516 acres, which included the current communities of Irvine, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Tustin and several others (City of Irvine, 2007). Yorba Linda in Orange... work] Yorba Family: Prominent Landowners in Orange County INTRODUCTION This is the story of the Yorba family, one of the prominent landowners of Orange County in California, told against the background of the history of Spain, Mexico, and United States, or California in particular. Through a review of literature on the Yorbas, the story starts briefly from the late 1700s with Jose, the father, and his expedition; then...