The several assignments of error present only one question: Does the description in the deed to plaintiff furnish information which will permit an informed person to locate on the ground the corners called for?
The description in the deed to plaintiff reads:
“BEGINNING on a White Oak M. C. Reeves’ southwest corner running northward with the Gregory Road to the Hunt Road west with the Hunt Road to the C. M. Dearman corner, then with C. M. Dearman’s line to L. Wood’s line, then with said line to M. D. Reeves and L. Wood’s Pine corner, then east a sufficient distance to divide the M. D. Reeves land equally, thence south with an agreed line to the Hunt Road, thence southeast an agreed line to J. S. Pend-ry line, thence with the said Pendry’s line back to beginning, including ten acres on the south side of the Hunt Road and including one half of the M. D. Reeves land.”
The asserted vagueness grows out of the call “then east a sufficient distance to divide the M. D. Reeves land equally.” It is plaintiff’s position that this language and the concluding clause of the description, “including one half of the M. D. Reeves land,” means one half in area. Based on this interpretation plaintiff offered in evidence a deed from W. U. Higgins to M. D. Reeves dated 5 April 1904, recorded 6 December 1904. He then offered evidence by the court surveyor tending to establish the boundaries of that tract and the fact that it was known as the M. D. Reeves land.
The land described in the deed from Higgins to Reeves covers the land claimed by plaintiff and the land claimed by defendants, and these claims cover all of the land described in the Higgins-Reeves deed. The surveyor testified that he knew each of the boundaries called for in that deed and had at one time or another surveyed each of the lines called for. He further testified that he had surveyed the land claimed by plaintiff from its beginning corner “to M. D. Reeves and L. Wood’s Pine corner” as called for in plaintiff’s deed. He knew each of these calls; they were correctly located on the court map; he had surveyed the calls “with an agreed line to the Hunt Road, thence southeast” etc., as directed in the deed, to the beginning. Plaintiff *378then proposed to show by the court surveyor that he had computed the acreage of the M. D. Reeves land as described in the deed from Higgins and could, by -the computation, determine how far east it would be necessary to go to divide the M. D. Reeves land equally as to area by running in accordance with the remaining calls to the beginning. This evidence offered by plaintiff was excluded.
We cannot 'concur in the view expressed by defendants that the meaning of the language “a sufficient distance to divide the M. D. Reeves land equally” is, when supplemented by the language “including one half of the M. D. Reeves land,” fairly susceptible of two interpretations: one, a division based on value; the other, a division based on area; and because of these two permissible interpretations it is not possible to determine what property is intended to be described.
The deed to plaintiff recites a substantial consideration. Presumably the grantor intended to convey a readily identifiable parcel of land — not something almost certain to produce controversy in the future. That intent should be given effect if possible. Duckett v. Lyda, 223 N.C. 356, 26 S.E. 2d 918; Lee v. Barefoot, 196 N.C. 107, 144 S.E. 547. The deed first says: “to divide the M. D. Reeves land equally,” and having completed the description and in the place usually given to the area of the property conveyed, says “one half of the M. D. Reeves land.” If value had been intended, why not direct the surveyor to run the line so as to convey land worth $1625, the consideration paid? Fairly interpreted, we have no doubt of grantor’s intention to convey one half in area nor do we doubt the sufficiency of the language to appropriately express that intent.
Given that meaning it was, the surveyor testified, a mere matter of mathematical computation to determine the location of the line necessary to divide the land described in the deed from Higgins to Reeves in two parts of equal areas. That this can be done can be readily demonstrated graphically. Since the missing line could be determined by calculation, the description was sufficient. Oxford v. White, 95 N.C. 525; Warren v. Makely, 85 N.C. 12.
Holding as we do that the description is not void ás a matter of law, it follows that evidence to show the location of the various corners to be as plaintiff contended was competent. It would not be competent to use a junior deed from the common grantor for the purpose of locating the boundaries of plaintiff’s land. Coffey v. Greer, 241 N.C. 744, 86 S.E. 2d 441, and cases cited.