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Measurements in Old Deeds Deciphered

Chains to feet conversion
Take the original measure: 3 chains 14 links
Convert to a decimal: 3.14
Multiply by 66= 207.24 Feet
 

Chains to meter conversion
Take the original measure: 3 chains 14 links
Convert to a decimal: 3.14
Multiply by 20.1168 (20.12) = 63.16 Meters
 

Measurement Conversions
1 chain = 66 feet
1 rod = 16.5 feet (4 rods to a chain)
1 link = .66 feet (100 links to a chain)
Calculation formula = chains.links x 66 = distance
Example: original = 16 chains 22 links
convert this to decimal form = 16.22
16.22 x 66 = 1070.52
 

Calculation of Acre Area
1 rood = 1/4 acre (also called a rod) (10890 ft²)
1 perch = 1/40 of a rood or 1/160 acre (227.25 f²)
Calculation formula = A + (R x 10890) + (P x 272.25) = area
Example: original = 14 Acres, 3 Roods, 36 Perches (14A 3R 36P) converts to = 14 + .75 + .225 = 14.975 acres



 


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