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