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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 13:18:48 -0600 From: Barbara Vines Little
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1 Sent this yesterday, but it apparently landed in never-never land
Yes to your first two questions and you may not be wrong with your
parcels between two creeks.
Most of Orange County was patented between 1726 and 1740, yet there
are a number of patents some for as much as 90-some acres in the 1790s
when someone figured out that there was land that wasn't patented
lying between patents. And, then there are the lawsuits for
overlapping patents. . .
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 11:22 PM Subject: [DMU] Various
18 October 2001 Okay, I've got my program installed and starting to enter some
Now, I have a few questions from the veteran users.
Is it usual for the metes & bounds from old deeds to not make closure, not to
actually end back at the beginning?
Is it usual for old deed (or any for that manner) to have glaring errors?
I've got a few that obviously have the opposite direction recorded.
Either a W instead of E as in N60E instead of N60W, that sort of thing. And others where
part of the equation is left out entirely.
I have plotted a few parcels which seem to plot okay, they fit together okay, but
they're supposed to reach between two creeks, but they don't even come close to
spanning the distance. I'm probably mistaken on the where the parcels belong or some
other error of my own, but is it possible I'm doing something wrong in my use of the
Corrections for declination. What source is available to indicate the declination for a
given year. Declination does not stay the same so that noted on todays topo quads will
not be accurate for years past. Even twenty years can make a difference. Is this just a
best guess thing based on how parcels appear on the map or is it even something that needs
to be dealt normally?