28th May 1821
Soit fait comme il est desiré
Humbly beseecheth your Most Excellent Majesty the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present parliament Assembled Jozé Luis Fernandes Son of Antonio Luis Fernandes by Anna Joaquina de Lucena his wife born in the City of Oporto in the dominions of the King of Portugal out of your Majesty's Allegiance professing the Protestant Religion and having given testimony of his Loyalty and Fidelity to Your Majesty and the Good of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland That it may be enacted And be it enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majesty by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present parliament Assembled and by the authority of the same that the said Joze Luis Fernandes shall be and he is hereby from henceforth naturalized and shall be adjudged and taken to all intents and purposes to be Naturalized and as a free born Subject of the said United Kingdom and he is and shall be from henceforth adjudged reputed and taken to [be] in every condition respect and degree free to all intents purposes and constructions as if he had been a natural born Subject within the said United Kingdom And be it further enacted that he the said Joze Luis Fernandes shall be and he is hereby enabled and adjudged able to all intents purposes and constructions whatsoever to inherit and be inheritable and inherited and to demand challenge ask take retain have keep and enjoy all or any Manors Lands Tenements Hereditaments Goods Chattels Debts Estates and all other privileges and Immunities Benefits and Advantages in Law or in Equity belonging to the Liege people and natural born Subjects of the said United Kingdom and to make his resort or pedigree as heir to his Ancestors Lineal or Collateral by reason of any descent Remainder Reversion Right Title Conveyance Legacy or Request whatsoever which hath may or shall from henceforth descend remain revert accrue or grow due unto him as also from henceforth to ask take have keep retain and enjoy all Manors Lands Tenements and Hereditaments which he may or shall have by way of purchase or gift of any person or persons whomsoever and to prosecute pursue maintain avow justify and defend all and all manner of Actions Suits and Causes and all other things to do as lawfully liberally freely and surely as if he the said Joze Luis Fernandes had been born of Parents being natural Born Subjects of the said United Kingdom and as any person born or derived from parents being natural born subjects of the said United Kingdom may lawfully or in anywise do and he the said Joze Luis Fernandes in all things and to all intents and purposes shall be taken to be and shall be a Natural Liege Subject of the said United Kingdom any Law Act Statute Provision Custom Ordinance or other matter or thing whatsoever had made done promulgated proclaimed or provided to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And be it further enacted that he the said Joze Luis Fernandes shall not hereby be enabled to be of the Privy Council or a Member of either house of Parliament or to take any Office of Place of Trust either Civil or Military or to have any grant of Lands Tenements of Hereditaments from the Crown to himself or any other person or persons in trust for him any thing herein contained notwithstanding And be it further enacted that he the said Jose Luis Fernandes shall not hereby obtain or become entitled to claim within any Foreign Country any of the Immunities or Indulgencies in Trade which are or may be enjoyed or claimed therein by natural born Subjects of the said United Kingdom by virtue of any Treaty or otherwise unless he the said Joze Luis Fernandes shall have inhabited and resided within the said United Kingdom or the Dominions thereunto belonging for the space of seven years subsequent to the first day of this present Session of Parliament and shall not have been absent out of the same for a longer space than two Calendar Months at any one time during the said seven years anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
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