Welsh, James: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City
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I, James Welsh in order to become citizen of the united states, make the following report of myself to the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth. I report that I was born in the County Meho [Mayo] in Ireland being now about 50 years of age; that I am subject of Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the year 1853, and that I intend to settle myself in the city of Portsmouth, in the state of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 7th day of November 1865 James Welsh his X mark Teste D. Nash Arthur Emmerson