I haven't used DM for awhile and mostly in KY where I understand the calls.
Yesterday I decided to type up both the warrant to the surveyor and
the deed as recorded years later when sold.
I had never seen calls like "North West & by North halfe a point".
Here is the surveyor description May 1687
Beginning at the No: East corner tree of Jacb Jacobson's head line
joyning to Henry Jeans his Bound
_____ing along the line of Henry Jeans N. W & by N: 1/2 No:
to a stake set by a Little Creek in the marsh which Creek -+-
parts Henry Jeans & the said Land 312 perches then No: East
and by East 1/2 East 8 Perches to a stake set in the marsh and
markt B: G: From thence So: East and by South 1/2 South
312 Perches to a stake set in the woods markt B: G.
Thence to the first markt? __d tree 80 perches in which are
containd 150 Acres of Land marsh swamps and Coipples
And the sale in 1713
Beginning at a Hickry Tree being John Jacobsons bound Tree in the woods and running from
Thence East halfe a point North eighty pearches to a Stake
thence North East halfe a point, north 50 perches to a Stake,
thence North West halfe a point Northerly one hundred & thirty four pchs? to a Stake,
thence North West & by North halfe a point Northerly 164 pches to
a Little Island of the marsh near Swart Hook creek
from Thence joyning on the sd creek on the south side till you come to
the Deviding Branches on a Little creek Called Wapping Johns Neck
so runing up the sd creek bounding Thereon till youcome to Henry Janes Line,
Thence along Henry Janes Line South Eastly Sourth to Ye place of Begining
of within Those bounds 211 Acres of Land Marsh & Swamp.
Would appreciate thoughts on entering the compass directions