What is Ancient Deed?

Alternative Forms: Ancient deeds
Legal Definition
A deed 30 years old and shown to come from a proper custody and having nothing suspicious about it is an "ancient deed" and may be admitted in evidence without proof of its execution. Havens v. Seashore Land Co., 47 N. J. Eq. 365, 20 Atl. 497 ; Davis v. Wood, 161 Mo. 17, 61 S. W. 695,
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Those more than thirty years old.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary