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Advance payments Treasurer may fix amounts, and times of payments, of financial assistance Determinations to be presumed to be correct Regulations This Act shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by Proclamation. In this Part - "adjusted population figure", in relation to a State, in relation to a year to which this Act applies, means - a in the case of a State other than Victoria - the estimated population of the State on 31 December in that year multiplied by the adjustment factor in relation to that State; and b in the case of Victoria - the estimated population of Victoria on 31 December in that year; "adjusted total population", in relation to a year to which this Act applies, means the sum of the adjusted population figures in relation to all of the States in relation to that year; "adjustment factor" means - a in relation to New South Wales - 1.
In this Part - "adjusted population figure", in relation to a State in relation to a year to which this Act applies, means - a in the case of a State other than Victoria - the estimated population of the State on 31 December in that year multiplied by the adjustment factor in relation to that State; and b in the case of Victoria - the estimated population of Victoria on 31 December in that year; "adjusted total population", in relation to a year to which this Act applies, means the sum of the adjusted population figures in relation to all of the States in relation to that year; "adjustment factor" means - a in relation to New South Wales - 1.
The sum of the amounts that would, but for this section, be payable to a State under this Act in relation to the year shall be reduced by an amount equal to the sum of any amounts paid to the State under section 23 of the repealed States Tax Sharing and Health Grants Act The Treasurer may, during the period of 6 months commencing on 1 July , make payments to a State of amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one-half of the sum of the amounts payable to the State under this Act in relation to the year.
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Payments under this Act shall be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly. The Treasurer may make advances to a State of portions of the amount or amounts to which it appears to the Treasurer the State will be entitled under this Act in relation to a year. Financial assistance payable to a State under this Act shall be paid in such amounts, and at such times, as the Treasurer determines in writing.
A determination made by the Statistician under section 4 shall, for the purposes of this Act, be conclusively presumed to be correct. The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing matters necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
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If you need a certified copy of a certificate from this period you can request one from our online catalogue. Search our catalogue, using the box below, by last name for case papers HO Files may also contain later correspondence, mostly until the mids but some as late as See section 4 for an explanation of what information naturalisation certificates and case papers contain. The original private acts of Parliament are kept at the Parliamentary Archives , though there are very few naturalisation acts after There are some records of naturalisations from this period at The National Archives among the following records:.
Most foreign settlers in the UK before did not bother going through the legal formalities of naturalisation and so do not appear in these records. Before the only way to naturalise was by a private Act of Parliament. The close rolls are in record series C To work out which pieces in C 54 to look at you will need to first consult the printed index to C 54 which itself forms a separate series, C To use the index and view the rolls themselves you will need to visit us. On consultation of the appropriate section of the index you may find a name entry for the person who was naturalised, along with a number that will form the key part of your C 54 reference.
The only way to naturalise before the 19th century was by a private Act of Parliament, though there were occasionally public acts passed to enable the naturalisation of specific groups of people at specific times, as was the case for foreign protestants living in America in the midth century see below.
The original private acts of Parliament are kept at the Parliamentary Archives. However, there are some records of naturalisations before the 19th century at The National Archives among the following records:.
After a naturalisation by Act of Parliament the successful applicant would take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy in a court of law, swearing their loyalty to the Crown. There are separate sets of records for these oaths and where to locate them depends on the court where the oath was taken.
Quarter Sessions Courts and the Court of Kings Bench were among those courts where the oath was taken:.
Over 7, foreign protestants took advantage of this. Every year lists of those naturalised were sent to the Commission for Trade and Plantations in London, where they were copied into entry books. A list of the names in these records is in the published Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies , also available in our library. The Huguenot Society have published indexes to the records of naturalisations and denizations up to Some of these indexes are available online on the Internet Archive :. Versions of these indexes are held with the printed version of our catalogue at our building in Kew.
It granted a foreign national almost equivalent status of native-born Britons and provided them the protection of the law. However, those granted denization were still subject to alien rates of tax, unable to vote, hold civil or military office or inherit land. Denization was granted by letters patent and this required a payment, so, as with naturalisation in this period, denization remained the preserve of the wealthy.
Click on the references below to search by name of applicant for denizations made by letters patent in:. Consult the Huguenot Society website, which includes information about their archives and details of publications to help you trace individual immigrants not just Huguenots , including indexes of naturalisations by private Act of Parliament up to The original naturalisation acts are kept at the Parliamentary Archives. Search Parliamentary papers institutional subscription required for indexes of all naturalisations from to This is held at Westminster Abbey Muniments and Library.
If you know the naturalisation certificate number then you can use the following tables to determine details about the status of the person who applied for naturalisation. The table may also help you work out what you should do to search for a duplicate copy of the certificate. Those issued under both the Naturalisation Act, , and the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, , are searchable by name in Discovery, our catalogue.
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Contents 1. Why use this guide? What is naturalisation?
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Renunciations and no evidence of naturalisation 8. Naturalisations, 9. Naturalisations, Naturalisations before the 19th century Denization records, c. Records in other archives Appendix: prefixes to naturalisation certificate and registration numbers Further reading. Naturalisation is the legal process by which a person changes their nationality. Record types and the information they contain The process of naturalisation or registration produces paperwork. Naturalisation certificate of Peter Santi from July These papers provide more detailed information on the applicant than the naturalisation certificate itself and may contain all or some of the following information: nationality profession names and ages of spouse and children A completed application form for a registration of British nationality from Not all documents in HO are open to view.
Renunciations and no evidence of naturalisation. Naturalisations, This section covers records of foreign nationals becoming British citizens between and Appendix: prefixes to naturalisation certificate and registration numbers If you know the naturalisation certificate number then you can use the following tables to determine details about the status of the person who applied for naturalisation.