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Re: What is a Beck of Land
Posted by: Frederick Perkins (ID *****8413) Date: August 25, 2007 at 12:26:51
In Reply to: Re: What is a Beck of Land by Kathy Hannon of 924

Kathy,

Apologies for not thanking you sooner for the several tips you provided. My eamil serlvlice has been soen for several months. I could receive but could not send. Crazy!

I am having great diffilculty with my eyes and I guess that is why I asked about a "beck" of land. You rreplied with ilnfo on a "neck" and that response certqaily sounds reasonable.

I also have poured thru the references to Elk Neck some of whihc I had seen iln the past. I am trying to understand the Mauldin ancestry and it is very confusing to me. Researchers differ substantially and I don't have the ability to do research using good sources.

I found another measure of distance in one of the referenced artilcles. It is a "perech." Captain mauldin in his will mentions distances such as "four perches." I have no idea as to the lenght of a perch, but it must be quite long, maybe a mile or more. Have you come across that?

Again, thanks for your help and I am soory I am so late in thanking you.

Fred


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