“Isle Of Aaron” Survey

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“Isle Of Aaron” Survey
“Isle Of Aaron” Survey

Frederick County §

By Virtue of a Warrant granted out of his Lordship’s Land Office of this Province to James MacDonald of the county aforesaid for one hundred Fifty acres of Land Bearing date by Renewment .

I therefore Certify as Deputy Surveyor under his Excellency Samuel Ogle, Esq. Governor of Maryland I have Carefully Laid out for & in the Name of him the J. MacDonald all that Tract of Land Called the Isle Of Arron [sic].

Beginning at the End of the Eight Course of a Tract of Land Belonging to the said MacDonald Called Golloway, Running Thence South Six Degrees East Seventy perches. Then South Eighty four Degrees West Seventy two perches. Then North twenty Six Degrees West Sixty four perches. Then North Twenty three Degrees East Sevemty five perches. Then by a Straight Line to the Beginning. Containing & Now Laid out for Fifty acres of Land to Be held of Conococheague Manor1. Surveyed .

Isaac Brooke Deputy Surveyor
of Frederick County
Isle Of Aaron Survey Platt
By a Scale of 100 Equal parts in one Inch
Then to the Beginning
“Isle Of Aaron” Survey
  1. Conococheague Manor was a 10,594 acre tract of land established by Charles Calvert, Lord Baltimore. ─ Conococheague Manor: a study of early frontier settlement in the backcountry; study draft, Paul D. McDermott, paper presented to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar, ca. .
  2. Perch: Noun - The perch or rod or pole is a surveyor’s tool and unit of length equal to  5½ yards, 16½ feet, 0.003125 statute miles, ¼ of a surveyor’s chain, and 5.0292 meters. The perch is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can form one acre of square measure. The “perfect acre” is a rectangular area of 43,560 square feet, bounded by sides 660 feet by 66 feet long (660 feet long × 66 feet wide), or 220 yards by 22 yards long (220 yards long × 22 yards wide), or 40 perches by 4 perches long. Thus, an acre is 160 square perches. Since the adoption of the international yard on , the perch has been equal to exactly 5.0292 meters. ─ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.