2010 Mississippi Code
Chapter 5 - Recording of Instruments.
89-5-1 - Recording instruments; conveyances, acknowledgment, priority.

§ 89-5-1. Recording instruments; conveyances, acknowledgment, priority.

A conveyance of land shall not be good against a purchaser for a valuable consideration without notice, or any creditor, unless it be acknowledged by the party who executed it, or be proved by one or more of the subscribing witnesses to it that such party signed and delivered the same as his or her voluntary act before some officer authorized to take such acknowledgment or proof; and a certificate of such acknowledgment or proof shall be written upon or under the conveyance, and be signed by the officer before whom it was made, and be lodged with the clerk of the chancery court of the county in which the lands are situated to be recorded; but after filing with the clerk, the priority of time of filing shall determine the priority of all conveyances of the same land as between the several holders of such conveyances. 

Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 1 (1); 1857, ch. 36, art. 19; 1871, § 2304; 1880, § 1209; 1892, § 2454; 1906, § 2784; Hemingway's 1917, § 2288; 1930, § 2146; 1942, § 867; Laws,  1924, ch. 239.

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