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Legitimacy Declaration Act 1858

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IIApplication to Court for Declaration of Right to be deemed a natural-born Subject.

Any Person, being so domiciled or claiming as aforesaid, may apply by Petition to the said Court for a Decree declaratory of his Right to be deemed a natural-born Subject of Her Majesty, and the said Court shall have Jurisdiction to hear and determine such Application, and to make such Decree thereon as to the Court may seem just, and where such Application as last aforesaid is made by the Person making such Application as herein mentioned for a Decree declaring his Legitimacy or the Validity of a Marriage, both Applications may be included in the same Petition J and every Decree made by the said Court shall, except as hereinafter mentioned, be valid and binding to all Intents and Purposes upon Her Majesty and all Persons whomsoever.

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