COURTS PERMITTED TO FORCE CONVEYANCE OF LAND Act of Apr. 19, 1901, P.L. 83, No. 56 Cl. 68 AN ACT To authorize the several courts of this Commonwealth, in any proceedings at law or in equity in which a conveyance of lands or tenements shall be ordered, and the party who is ordered to execute the same shall neglect or refuse to do so, or die, flee the jurisdiction, or become insane without having complied with said order, to direct that such conveyance be executed with the same effect by the sheriff, prothonotary, clerk, or trustee specially appointed for that purpose. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in any proceedings at law or in equity, in any of the courts of this Commonwealth having jurisdiction, if the said court shall order a conveyance to be executed by either of the parties to the said proceeding of his or her interests in any lands or tenements to any other party or person, and the party so ordered shall neglect or refuse to comply with the said order and make the said conveyance, or shall die, flee the jurisdiction, or become insane without having complied therewith, it shall be lawful for the said court to order and direct that such conveyance be made by the sheriff, prothonotary or clerk, or by a trustee specially appointed for that purpose; and the said conveyance having been duly executed by the said sheriff, prothonotary, clerk or trustee, and acknowledged in open court, shall be good and effective to convey the interest of the recusant, neglecting, deceased, persons fleeing the jurisdiction, or insane party, to the extent ordered by the court, the same as if it had been duly executed and delivered by such party personally: Provided, That this shall not prevent the said court from punishing the contempt of the said party by fine and imprisonment, if deemed necessary: Provided further, That no such order shall be made, in case of the decease of such party, until notice shall have been given to his or her heirs and legal representatives, by process duly served, if resident within the Commonwealth, or, if not, by publication and copy mailed to the last known address of the same, according as the court shall order and direct. Section 2. This act shall apply to any proceeding in which the court shall have heretofore ordered such conveyance to be executed, as well as to any in which it shall hereafter be ordered.