46:3A-3. Perfection of title to overplus land under ancient survey
3. If the council of proprietors shall refuse or neglect to give preference to any prior survey, legally made, or to the possessor of any tract of land, enabling him to cover with rights, and secure the overplus lands which may be found within his ancient bounds, on his making a resurvey of his lands within six months after the notice given to him as required by section two of this act, such possessor, or any person legally authorized on his behalf, may cause a resurvey to be made, agreeably to the ancient reputed lines and boundaries, either by a deputy surveyor or by a person who understands the art of surveying, and appropriate so many rights thereon as will be sufficient to include the overplus.
When the surveyor or person making the survey herein provided for shall have satisfied a judge of the Superior Court in the county wherein the affected lands are situate that the survey so made by him is just, according to the best of his knowledge, such survey may be produced to the clerk of the county or counties wherein such lands are situate, who shall on the receipt thereof, record the same in the book directed to be kept in the respective counties by the act entitled "An act for the limitation of suits at law respecting titles to land," passed at Burlington the fifth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven. Thereupon the survey, so made and recorded, shall give to the owner and possessor of the lands covered thereby an absolute title in fee.
L.1951,c.352,s.3; amended 1991,c.91,s.454.
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