Measurements in Early
The early conveyances
early conveyances include the 1902 conveyance [ed. indenture] and a couple of the subsequent ones,
e.g. the 1919 and 1921 conveyances [ed. indenture]"1. For the purposes of this project, conveyances up to and including
1921 are referred to as 'indentures'; from 1930 onwards they are referred to as
Roods and perches
Roods and perches are old English units that were used for measuring land. A perch is approximately
25.29 m². There are 40 perches to a rood [or rod], so a rood is approximately 1011.71 m².
Area of Zimapan's land
The early Zimapan conveyances referred to the land as comprising 1 rood and
1 perch. This means that the total area of land belonging to Zimapan in the
early 1900s was around 1,037 m² (± 105.65 ft²).
1. Ian K. Nelson.