WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Historical Society will present a program "Links, Chains and the Mallory Grant" with Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha as the speaker, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wilmington Community Center.
"We often receive inquiries regarding notations on tax maps, deeds and other land-holding documents, especially as it refers to labeled grant lands and terminology like 'links,' 'chains,' 'rods' and 'oxland,'" Karen Peters, president of the Wilmington Historical Society, said. "People may have their land surveyed, for example, and then ask, 'Why is my land located on the Mallory Grant? What was that?'"
In order to answer these and many other historical land-related questions, Joseph Provoncha, Essex County clerk, will present a program on the history of surveying and property ownership in Essex County. He will include a display of actual "links and chains" used in land measurements and other historical objects related to surveying, explain the old land grants still labeled on survey maps, and reveal sources of information for finding out about land boundaries and land ownership.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington.
For more information, contact Karen Peters at 518-524-1023 or Merri Peck at 518-946- 7627.