wild deed

wild deed

Also called a thin air deed,one which appears in the real estate records with a grantor who has never before had recorded title,usually to a grantee who is never heard of again.Unless the state has a statute voiding any claims under such a wild deed after a certain period of time,the effect is to so thoroughly cloud the title that a suit to quiet title will be necessary to bar any future claimants under the wild deed.

References in classic literature ?
We who walk the greenwood do many a wild deed, and the Lady Rowena's deliverance may be received as an atonement.''
Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main.
Every decision in a jurisdiction using grantor-grantee indices as opposed to a tract index will hold the "recorded" A-to-B instrument to be a wild deed off the chain of title that does not impart constructive notice.
The third type of wild deed arises in this situation: O, who has title, conveys an interest--say a life estate--to A, who does not record.
(75) If a subsequent potential buyer of the same land from O does an online search based on the description of the land in the deed to O, this search will lead to B's wild deed if the description of the land in that deed was the same as in the recorded deed to O.
(77.) Even if the deed to O mentioned one or both of the public roads, the intersection of which is the starting point for the first metes-and-bounds calls in the deed to A (restated in the A-to-B recorded wild deed), the title examiner for a potential purchaser from O has no reason to believe a search of these road names should be made-that such a search might turn up a wild deed that impairs the title.
Those that do not are called "wild deeds"; (34) they are instruments that are treated as not in the chain of title of the parcel of land at issue.
Unless the digitalization of the recorded instruments changes the approach taken by the Alaska Supreme Court to defining wild deeds (discussed below), that court is certain to join the unanimous line of holdings that B's deed does not impart constructive notice.
Will Digitization of the Recorded Instruments Lead the Alaska Supreme Court to Expand the Scope of Title Search Expected of Buyers to Include Some Wild Deeds?
Do you prevent your limbs from pastime and wild deeds? Have you prepared provisions that are suitable for your journey to the Hereafter or are you among those who engage in deeds which displease Allah and wander in this world as if they are created for nothing but the enjoyment of this life?
Begun among the Texas oilfield roughnecks and boot and saddle makers, tales of Bob Wire and his larger than life adventures are filled with wild deeds, crazy stunts, and just plain showing off.