Ridgwell, William: Naturalization Record, Norfolk County
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I, William Ridgwell in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the County Court of Norfolk County, Va. I report that I was born in Scotland, Banffshire on the 16th April 1830 being now in the 26 year of my age; that I am a subject of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Scotland to the United States in the year 1851, 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, 1856. William Ridgwell