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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_47 > GS_47-19

§47‑19.  Unregistered deeds prior to January, 1920, registered onaffidavit.

Any person holding anyunregistered deed or claiming title  thereunder, executed prior to the firstday of January, 1920, may have the same registered without proof of the executionthereof by making an affidavit, before the officer having jurisdiction to takeprobate of such deed, that the grantor, bargainor or maker of such deed, andthe witnesses thereto, are dead or cannot be found, that he cannot make proofof their handwriting, and that affiant believes such deed to be a bona fidedeed and executed by the grantor therein named. Said affidavit shall be writtenupon or attached to such deed, and the same, together with such deed, shall beentitled to registration in the same manner and with the same effect as ifproved in the manner prescribed by law for other deeds. (1885,c. 147, s. 2; 1905, c. 277; Rev., s. 981; 1913, c. 116; 1915, cc. 13, 90; C.S.,s. 3310; Ex. Sess. 1924, c. 56; 1951, c. 771.)