Shaughnessy, William: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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State of Virginia. At a Court held for Norfolk County the 15th day of November, 1852 William Shaughnessy 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 words, to-wit: I, William Shaughnessy in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court for Norfolk County. I report that I was born in the Galloway in Ireland on the [blank] day of August 1826 being now in the 26th year of my age; that I am a subject of Victoria I. Queen of Great Britain owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Ireland to the United States in the year 1848, and that I intend to settle myself in the Town of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 15th day of November, 1852 William Shaughnessy his x mark And the said William Shaughnessy declares 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 Soveignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Copy teste Arthur Emmerson C.C.