When any deed or instrument of the nature or description set forth in section 46:16-1 of this title shall, for a period of six years or more, have stood on record in any of the lawful books of record in this state appropriate for such deed or instrument, the record of such deed or instrument shall, after the lapse of such period, be and become valid for every purpose of notice as provided by section 46:21-1 of this title, and such deed or instrument, the record and certified copy thereof, shall be received in evidence in every court and be as effectual as if the original deed or instrument had been produced and proved, notwithstanding the absence of, or any informality, defect, imperfection or uncertainty in, the acknowledgment or proof or the certificates thereof, but only when such deed or instrument shall be corroborated by evidence of corresponding enjoyment or other equivalent or explanatory proof.
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