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When special proceeding to quiet title may be maintained
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 19
§ 1941. When special proceeding to quiet title may be maintained.
Whenever real property shall have been conveyed by a sheriff or referee,
pursuant to a judicial decree, which decree has been lost or destroyed,
and the defendants (other than lienors or incumbrancers) named in the
notice of pendency of the action in which such decree was made, or those
who might claim under them, or either of them, are dead, unknown or
their whereabouts can not after diligent inquiry be ascertained, the
person who has been, or he and those having his estate who have been,
for ten years in actual possession of such property claiming it in fee
under said sheriff's or referee's deed, which deed shall have been
recorded at least ten years, may maintain a special proceeding for the
purpose of establishing judicially his or their title to such real