By Donald A. Wilson
Base retracement on reliable learn and traditionally exact interpretation reading Land documents is the industry's such a lot entire consultant to getting to know and figuring out the historic documents germane to land surveying. insurance contains boundary retracement and the first concerns in the course of new boundary institution, in addition to an creation to old documents and assistance on powerful study and interpretation. This re-creation features a new bankruptcy titled "Researching Land Records," and suggestion on overcoming universal learn difficulties and perception into substitute assets while legitimate files are unavailable. Topical case reviews supply beneficial, plain-language descriptions of tools, difficulties, and resolutions, and appendices offer definitions, context, and glossy interpretation of historic phrases and words. The textual content positive aspects exhaustive assurance and notes, with hundreds and hundreds of case legislation citations annotated with specialist perception that provides readers the total heritage of the tools and methods mentioned. Boundary retracement includes the restoration of old records with regards to the unique boundary, right interpretation and research, and the actual software of historical survey ideas with correlation to stipulations at the floor. This builds a legally-sound protection to the site of the boundary, and is important aspect to any undertaking or transaction bearing on land. studying Land documents is the pre-eminent connection with support readers: Interpret historic land documents, figuring out their production and documentation familiarize yourself with a number of the tools of historical surveys triumph over universal study matters, together with misplaced or corrupted files determine obstacles freed from vagueness or abstraction, with transparent documentation Haphazard retracement leaves a boundary open to dispute and complicates destiny retracement efforts. Accuracy relies partially on caliber examine and the actual interpretation of accessible files. studying Land files offers entire, useful advice towards retracement in accordance with sound proof and process.
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Ed. 546 (1889); Leonard v. Smith, 36 So. 101, 111 La. 1008 (1904); Platt v. , 43 Cal. 219 (1872). 29 Duncan GEOMETRY OF THE DESCRIPTION 35 In Jenks v. Morgan,31 the court held that a line given in a deed to be run from one landmark to another was to be a straight one unless a different line was described in the deed. 32 In Cowan v. ” l 34 the Alabama court said, “where a line is described as running In Hagan v. ”35 In Taylor v. Watkins,36 it was held that a line to be run up a creek for a distance of 1,400 poles was to be determined by a straight line, and not by the meanders of the stream.
Dec. 326 (1847). , 1810). 34 8 Port. 9, 33 Am. Dec. 267 (1838). 35 Campbell v. C. ) 313 (1857). J. Marsh. , 1832). 37 16 Ky (Litt Sel Cas) 91, 12 Am. Dec. 276 (1809). 38 2 Ky (Sneed) 91 (1801). 21 Return of a 1738 survey, which allowed 1 chain in 30 for sag of chain and 50 acres for a pond. Quantity. Land area is derived from computation of the courses and distances observed. Different surveyors had different methods for area determination, and techniques changed over time. One key to description and interpretation is that when area is expressed in precise, or refined, units, such as acres and rods, it is based on some type of measurement and probably on a survey.
Slope Measurement vs. Horizontal. Another consideration in the interpretation of distance is whether the measurement was made horizontally or along the slope. Recent measurements are almost always horizontal distances, although they may have been taken on a slope and reduced to horizontal distance. Earlier measurements were sometimes expressed as taken without any corrections being made. In extremely steep terrain, a significant error can result in long lines. 20. In some states, such as North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee, slope measurements were common, but they may be encountered anywhere.