Duncan, Joseph: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17 day of March 1851. Joseph Duncan an alien who has lately arrived in the United States and is desirous of being naturalized a citizen thereof this day appeared in Court, and in pursuance of the Act of Congress made a report of himself which report is in the following work to wit: I Joseph Duncan do make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk in the State of Virginia, that is to say I report that I was born at the County of Galway Ireland in the Kingdom of Great Britain on the "[blank]" day of November in the year 1827 being now in the 24th year of my age that I am a subject of the Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance, to that Monarch and none other, that I migrated from Great Britain to the United States in the year 1848, and that I intend to settle myself in the County of Norfolk in the State of Virginia one of the United States. Given under my hand this 17 day of March in the year 1857. Joseph Duncan his X mark And the said Joseph Duncan declared on oath that it is bona fide his intention to become a Citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince potentate, state, or sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Copy Teste Arthur Emmerson Cc Jas Gray