You will first need to obtain a topographic showing Mountain Creek and the small branch to
define the boundaries of the 400 acre parcel. Then you need to identify the two streams
named in the deed on the topographic map and then superimpose the 137P line until it
lines up on the banks of the two streams. It looks to me that Mountain Creek meanders
east and then south. The small stream flows easterly into Mountain Creek to the south of
the POB something less than 137P. There is nothing more from the description that tells
the actual meander of the two streams.
I have not used the software in a couple years and have started using it again.
As I have tried to plat patents in the Bush River Mountain Creek area of Prince
Edward, I have come across descriptions with two meandering lines in a row. For
example, Creed or Greed Haskins 400 acres patent in Patent Book 18 page 106 is
described (both sides of Mountain Creek of Bush River) as follows:
"Beginning at a corner poplar on the lower side of Mountain Creek . . . thence
south eight degrees east one hundred and thirty seven poles to corner red oak on
a small branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to Mountain Creek
aforesaid and thence up the said creek as it meanders to beginning"
Do you estimate the first meandering line say Lm S; 40P? Then the final
meandering line would just be Lm ; ;. Any other suggestions?
Thanks for your assistance.
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