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Legitimacy Declaration Act 1858

1858 CHAPTER 93 21 and 22 Vict

An Act to enable Persons to establish Legitimacy and the Validity of Marriages, and the Right to be deemed natural-born Subjects.

[2nd August 1858]

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C1Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1892 (c. 19)

C2Words of enactment repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1892 (c. 19)

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F2S. 3 repealed by S.I. 1950/1940 (1950 II, p. 929)

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[F49 Persons domiciled in Scotland may insist, on an action of declarator, that he is a natural-born subject.E+W+S+N.I.

Any person domiciled in Scotland, or claiming any heritable or moveable property situate in Scotland, may raise and insist, in an action of declarator before the Court of Session, for the purpose of having it found and declared that he is entitled to be deemed a . . . . . . F5[F6Commonwealth citizen]; and the said Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such action of declarator, in the same manner and to the same effect, and with the same power to award expenses, as they have in declarators of legitimacy and declarators of bastardy.]

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[F710 No proceedings to affect final Judgments, &c. already pronounced.E+W+S+N.I.

No proceeding to be had under this Act shall affect any final judgment or decree already pronounced or made by any Court of competent jurisdiction.]

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[F811 Acts to be read together. Short title.E+W+S+N.I.

The M1Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857, and this Act shall be construed together as one Act; and this Act may be cited for all purposes as “The Legitimacy Declaration Act, 1858.]

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