S 56 30 E means South 56 degrees and 30 minutes East. In DeedMapper you'd
enter this as
If the numbers are underlined it is probably not significant, but I have
seen underlines used in everyday writing to mean "really, that's what I
mean". For example, a value of 0 minutes might look as though the surveyor
forgot to measure the number of minutes, but by underlining the number the
person is saying that it really measured zero. In the case of the
underlined apostrophe maybe the apostrophe could be overlooked, so attention
was called to it. It was also common to underline the 'th' in 4th, for
example, when it was superscripted.
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Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 1:29 PM
Subject: [DMU] underlining in deed descriptions
I have come across metes and bounds descriptions that reads as
with each of the numbers underlined. What does this mean?
thence along center of County road with following courses
S 56 30 E, 84 feet
S 29 30 E, 99 feet
S 12 15 W, 242 feet
S 5 30 W, 113 feet
S 24 00 W, 146 feet
Earlier descriptions have read N 50 degrees 30', or N 41 degrees 00
(underline) E, 159.5 feet. or " (underlined).
Are the above underlined numbers proportional amount of degrees?
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