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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_47 > GS_47-101

§47‑101.  Seal of acknowledging officer omitted; deeds made presumptiveevidence.

In all cases where deedsappear to have been executed for land prior to January 1, 1900, and appear tohave been recorded in the offices of the registers of deeds in the propercounties in this State, and the same appear to have been acknowledged beforecommissioners of affidavits (or deeds) of North Carolina, residing in  theDistrict of Columbia or elsewhere in the different states, or appear to havebeen recorded without any certificate being recorded on the record of such deedor deeds, such record or records shall be presumptive evidence of the executionof such deed or deeds by the grantor or the grantors to the grantee or granteestherein named for the lands therein described, and the record of such deed ordeeds may  be offered or read in evidence upon the trial or hearing of anycause  in any of the courts of this State as if the same had been properlyprobated and recorded: Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shallprevent such record or records from being attacked for fraud, and providedfurther that this section shall not apply to creditors or purchasers, but as tothem the same shall stand as if this section had not been passed, and shallonly apply to deeds executed prior to January 1, 1900. (1929,c. 14, s. 1.)