Denization


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DENIZATION, Eng. law.. The act by which a foreigner becomes a subject of England; but he has not the rights either of a natural born subject, nor of one who has become naturalized. Bac. Ab. Aliens, B.

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Part III: Women and Children, ss 10-12; Loss of British Nationality, ss 13-16; Status of Aliens, ss 17 and 18 (property rights, s 17); Procedures and Evidence: ss 19-24; Supplemental, ss 25-28 (ability of His Majesty to grant letters of denization, s 25).
Before 1844 people coming to these shores could become naturalised or acquire the rights of citizenship in two different ways, firstly through Denization, which was granted by the sovereign and gave the right to live in Britain and secondly, they could be naturalised through a private act of Parliament.
Using tables of English denization or naturalization, Fagel attempts to identify "who" the immigrants were and "how" they identified themselves.