Spillsbury v. School District No. 19 of Maricopa County
In Spillsbury v. School District No. 19 of Maricopa County, 37 Ariz. 43, 288 P. 1027 (1930), the claimant to the land was unable to produce a deed but able to produce other recorded instruments, signed by the record title holders, reciting that the property had been deeded away.
This evidence, the supreme court held, was sufficient to "negative" the idea of occupancy by license and justified the superior court in finding that, because the property had been occupied pursuant to a deed, such occupancy was necessarily hostile to the record title holders and known to be so by them. Id. at 47-48, 288 P.2d at 1029. A