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Saturday, August 20, 2005

An Oddity In Deed

Deed extracts from Donald A. Wilson's Deed Descriptions I Have Known . . . But Could Have Done Without (Rancho Cordovo, Calif.: Landmark Enterprises, 1982):

"Two hundred twenty three undivided two hundred forty third parts of a certain piece of land situate in said Exeter. . . . " [p. 27]

". . . a certain Parcel of Land & Meadow . . . Containing Sixty Three Acres & half it being that Forty Acres of Land that I Purchased of the Props. of Kingston. . . ." [p. 53]

". . . running Northwesterly by said wall eight rods & thirteen links to the West cart rut, from thence running Northerly by said Cart rut. . . ." [p. 85]

". . . [running] sixty eight rods and eighteen links to a hole in the ground. . . ." [p. 87]

". . . thence North 57 degrees West twenty-seven (27) rods twenty-two (22) links to a hemlock stump (now long gone) . . ." [p. 101]

". . . [running] one hundred eighty-six and twenty-six one-hundreths (186.26) feet, more or less (within 5 feet) to the point of beginning." [p. 181]

"Reserving as food for the Beavers living in said brook the willows and poplar trees on the bank of the same." [p. 195]

"Meaning to convey all the land that is where I the said Pinkham now lives [sic]. Also all the manure that is on said premises." [p. 197]

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