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I've "lost" a relative in 1729/30 city of New Castle, DE. Robert EYRE
purchased two lots in the city of New Castle in 1726 from James MEREWETHER
and John FRENCH.
" ... the lower end of the city of New Castle bounded by the river
Delaware, the marsh, a lot lately belonging to James MEREWETHER ... " and "
... all that lot of land in the city of New Castle bounded by Front Street,
adjoining an old fort & land of Col John FRENCH ... ".
In 1729 Robert EYRE sold the two lots to Francis LAND.
" ... certain lotts of land situate lying & being in the Town of
NewCastle afsd ... ... Commonly called the Town Marsh thence Beginning at
the North side of an apple tree upon Delaware side ... the front street
South sixty five degrees west eighty ... ... to a corner post of the
orchard late of Col FRENCH then north thirty degrees westerly twenty two
perches then north sixty five degrees east eighty one feet to a corner
stake there then south thirty degrees easterly twenty two perches to the
beginning. The other of the lotts is bounded on the south east with the
river Delaware on the west & north west ... the Marsh afsd & on the north
east with the first ... mentioned bounded ... ... to James MERREWETHER ... "
Is anyone else researching and plotting lands in this area of the city of
New Castle, DE??
The 1000 acre tract could be plotted but I suspect that the bearing from
point 1 to point 2 should read south 300 perches
The locust point tract does not have sufficient information to plot
The horne point tract could possibly be plotted.
I suggest you go to this web site for a map of locust point.
At 12:10 PM 8/26/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Whilst I am waiting to receive my DEED MAPPER software ....
>I have several land records I've transcribed the descriptions from in
>Cecil cnty, MD just SSW of Elkton. The earliest reads:
>"...all that tract or Parcell of Land called knowlewood lying on the
>Eastern Side of Elk River Beginning at a marked oak below a Creeke Called
>Cove Creeke from thence bounded with the River by a line Drawn South South
>West for Bredth three hundred perches to a marked Chestnut oake ---- unto
>a parcell of land formerly laid out for Rowland WILLIAMS and from thence
>runing East North East for length up into the wood eight hundred forty
>eight perches to a marked hickory and from thence Running North North West
>two hundred and Sixteen perches to a marked white oake and from thence
>Running west South west Six hundred & thirty six perches to the first
>bounded oake Containing one thousand acres ... "
>"... parcel of land called Locust Point beginning at a corner marked gum
>tree standing on a point of high barren land on the south west side of
>Corth Creek being a branch of Elk river and running from there down the
>said creek & river northerly eight degrees ___ thirty five poles then
>north twenty six degrees and twenty seven poles then north seventy eight
>degrees ... beginning containing and ___ ___ for one hundred thirty two
>acres of land more or less ..."
>" ... called Horne Point Beginning at a bounded Chestnut oake standing on
>the east side of Elk river and on the south ----- mouth of a small branch
>or spring being ----Corner of a tract of land called Knowelwood, from
>thence running north west by west fifteen per then north north west one
>quarter of a point northerly forty per then north by west thirty six per
>then north north east forty ---- per then north east by east thirty eight
>per then east seven per then east south east thirty six per then by a
>straight line to the place of
>beginning surveyed for forty two acres of land more or less according to ..."
> These lands are adjacent to one another. Will they be enough to
> plot the tract(s) w/Deed Mapper or would I be better off purchasing and
> transcribing a copy of the original survey? Knowlewood was originally
> patented in 1679, it passed to a son who sold it to my ancestor w/the
> above description in 1703.
> If I need or should purchase the original certificate/survey I
> could do it now and at least have it on its way if not here by the time
> our Deed Mapper arrives.
>Search over 1 Billion names at Ancestry.com!
I didn't think about what MAP I need to try to do this plotting! Duh.
Knowlewood covers an area of Cecil cnty, MD roughly from Locust Point SSW
of Elkton down to Back Creek (the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal) w/the west
boundary being the east side of the Elk River (I think).
Whilst I am waiting to receive my DEED MAPPER software ....
I have several land records I've transcribed the descriptions from in Cecil
cnty, MD just SSW of Elkton. The earliest reads:
"...all that tract or Parcell of Land called knowlewood lying on the
Eastern Side of Elk River Beginning at a marked oak below a Creeke Called
Cove Creeke from thence bounded with the River by a line Drawn South South
West for Bredth three hundred perches to a marked Chestnut oake ---- unto a
parcell of land formerly laid out for Rowland WILLIAMS and from thence
runing East North East for length up into the wood eight hundred forty
eight perches to a marked hickory and from thence Running North North West
two hundred and Sixteen perches to a marked white oake and from thence
Running west South west Six hundred & thirty six perches to the first
bounded oake Containing one thousand acres ... "
"... parcel of land called Locust Point beginning at a corner marked gum
tree standing on a point of high barren land on the south west side of
Corth Creek being a branch of Elk river and running from there down the
said creek & river northerly eight degrees ___ thirty five poles then north
twenty six degrees and twenty seven poles then north seventy eight degrees
... beginning containing and ___ ___ for one hundred thirty two acres of
land more or less ..."
" ... called Horne Point Beginning at a bounded Chestnut oake standing on
the east side of Elk river and on the south ----- mouth of a small branch
or spring being ----Corner of a tract of land called Knowelwood, from
thence running north west by west fifteen per then north north west one
quarter of a point northerly forty per then north by west thirty six per
then north north east forty ---- per then north east by east thirty eight
per then east seven per then east south east thirty six per then by a
straight line to the place of
beginning surveyed for forty two acres of land more or less according to ..."
These lands are adjacent to one another. Will they be enough to plot the
tract(s) w/Deed Mapper or would I be better off purchasing and transcribing
a copy of the original survey? Knowlewood was originally patented in 1679,
it passed to a son who sold it to my ancestor w/the above description in 1703.
If I need or should purchase the original certificate/survey I could do it
now and at least have it on its way if not here by the time our Deed Mapper
This is a request for advice and experience with separating deed files
from the program file. Is the placement of deed files with maps in
subfolders within a folder "Deeds" a good/preferred practice?
Forgive my ignorance. How do I find the archives for the Deed-Mapper-Users
list? Have the software on order and would like to bring myself up to date
on what others have encountered w/this software.
carrys deed mapper and will ship it
From: ctucker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Subbed to DeedMapper-List, now what?...
Is there a dealer that would carry DeedMapper in the Birmingham, Alabama,
Thanks for all the great information shared on this list !
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Well I subscribed to the DeedMapper-List and lurked for about a
month. So far I can see no real problems or bugs with the program. I
guess I am ready to purchase the program. Can I do this over the Internet?
Also I am interested in mapping the county of Wake in North Carolina. What
maps do you suggest I order to use with Deed Mapper? Can I use other maps,
not sold by you? Is there any other technical support, other than through
the list? Thank you for your assistance.
Sharon K. Turner - Researching:
(Bagwill, Hill, Butcher, Duty, Barringer, Waddington, Cole - NC, TN, IL);
(Smith, Johnson, Bergesen, Tønnesdtr.- Norway, NY, NJ, RI); (Turner, Smith,
Carroll, Hill, Davis, Elliott, Bolinger, Rains, Hoskins, York - NC, VA, TN,
KY ); (Wilder, Hensley, Fleenor/Fleemon, Miracle, King, Risner, Mason,
Shackleford, Jones, Bingham - VA, NC, TN, KY, MI); (Stratton, Marlow,
Phillips - Ireland, NJ, OH, WI, ID, WA); (Longfellow, Ullom, King, Salo,
Sakkinen, Massingill, Duckworth, Powell, Ripley, Smith, McPike, Van Cleve,
Underwood, Morgan - Finland, NY, MA, ME, OH, IN, WA, CA); (Kimball, Jones,
Norton, Preston, Haines, Hampton, Tucker, Pruitt, Aydelotte, Pruitt - IL,
MO, OR); (Cass, Surber, Moore - Ireland, IN, FL, CA)
I am Raymond P. Fouts and I live in Cocoa, FL. I am trying to map VA land patents, especially in the area that is now the border between Nansemond County, VA, and Gates County, NC. Reading the postings on this list has really been an education for me. Everyone is so helpful. I have done only a few plats, but it is exciting to see them come together. DM is a great program!
I'm Marie Robinson, from a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm mapping a
couple of townships in each of Carbon and Monroe Counties, Pa., where a
particular line of ancestors first landed. I was first just mapping the
tract itself and realized to place the land correctly I needed a creek or
river. So I kept ordering adjoining maps trying to get one with a waterway.
Of course, that's not quite enough if the waterway is not named, and even if
it is, which part of the creek does the little squiggly part I have fit in?
So I kept ordering more survey maps and putting them together like a puzzle
(and having great fun) and it became quite addicting. I have finally hit a
pretty identifiable spot on a major river and have connected the maps of the
two townships and wouldn't you know it--when some tracts from the survey
maps fit the major river, the tracts somewhere else don't fit right. When I
match that area up to the landmarks and waterways, it messes everything up
at the other end. I couldn't wait for the day when I got the one survey map
that connected the two areas. When I finally got it, it made things worse,
not better! But I love it. I can't wait for the day when I get survey maps
in the mail.
I'm also mapping a couple of small portions of Northampton County,
Pa.--Lehigh Township and Moore Township, and Upper Saucon Township, too.
Plus a small area of Lehigh County--the Slatington area. These are areas
where ancestors had land.
A little late to the party. I've been getting a new computer up and
running for the last couple of weeks.
I'm Jeff Smith of Fairfax Co, VA. My primary interest is in Halifax and
Pittsylvania Co's in VA, but seem to be all over southern VA from Surry
to Henry. Also interested in Frederick Co and to some extent Washington
Co, MD. If my eyes don't fall out first, I may venture into Clarion Co,
PA and Okeechobee Co, FL.
Have only entered a few deeds into DeedMapper. Still learning and
collecting documents. I really enjoy reading the messages on this list
and learning from the experiences of others.
Thank you one and all,
In a message dated 8/14/01 4:01:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
I wrote some time ago regarding this. I have no idea what this is. i did want
to look up our home on a map for 1850 but have no idea how to use this and do
not understand what this meeans her that i get daily. How does this work?
The "one half" refers to points of the compass. There are 32 points of the
each being 11.25 degress. You can probably name 16 points if you put your
mind to it
(North, South, East, West, Northeast....), but the final 16 are obscure
(North by East).
Surveyors split the points to get better accuracy than 11 degrees.
You enter this in DeedMapper as follows:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frances Cullom Harper" <fharper(a)triad.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:05 PM
Subject: [DMU] how do you enter this?
> I am entering a patent with some really unusual line descriptions. I
> have no idea how they should be entered in degrees to work. Can anyone
> explain what this means and how it should be entered?
> south west one half west 148 poles
> north north west three fourths west 15 poles
> south west three fourths west 150 poles
> If you need to see the actual patent, it's the patent granted to Robert
> Hickes on 20 Apr 1694 - Patents 8 p 369.
> Create a FREE family website at MyFamily.com!
I understand how it works. The mysterious part is that these are coming
from people I don't know and have never heard from (or maybe I have and
just don't remember). There seem to be LOTS of people who have my address
in their address books---that is what surprises me.
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 17:06:09 -0500
From: "Harvey L. Bottoms" <HarveyBottoms(a)CompuServe.com>
Subject: RE: [DMU] virus/worms
It's not all that mysterious how anyone gets on the mailing list in that
it utilizes the address book of the infected people as well as emails in
your email program for addresses. Therefore, we who are genealogist,
are extremely susceptible to these.
I am entering a patent with some really unusual line descriptions. I
have no idea how they should be entered in degrees to work. Can anyone
explain what this means and how it should be entered?
south west one half west 148 poles
north north west three fourths west 15 poles
south west three fourths west 150 poles
If you need to see the actual patent, it's the patent granted to Robert
Hickes on 20 Apr 1694 - Patents 8 p 369.
I have been deluged with the Sir.cam worm for several weeks. Do not know
where it is coming from but it appears to be different unrelated
persons. How I got on their mailing lists I will never know!!!