I don't know if this is common anywhere, but it's the first time that I've come across this.
".....200' to a pipe, deflecting thence from said line 93-36 to the right, a distance of 412.2' to a stake, deflecting thence 86-46 to the right a distance of 264.8'...."
When I first ran the deed in it didn't close. Then I ran it in going the opposite direction, and still not good. Then I used the angles as the exterior angle, but ran it's interior angle that distance, and the lot closed just over a tenth.
Weird, since instead they could've just said, "turning left an angle of 86-24....."
This is a new one for me as well. I'm interested to see if others have seen this.
It could be a deflection from the foresight; or not a deflection at all, but an angle. See if the angles add up or if the commentary angles add up.
I think oldpacer is on it. I caught the tail end of civilian use of deflections as a standard for field notes. It was an easy thing for me as fire direction was done in azimuths and deflections.
Now I'm confused. The next line should run at the stated angle relative to a line continuing from the prior line either to the left or right. So, instead of continuing in the same direction you deflect from that direction by the angle stated.