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NEW YORK NATURALIZATION RECORDS: Denization Records of Palatines (Germans) 1708 [Search Online Records ~ Find Offline Records]

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Denization Records of Palatines (Germans) from England to NY 1708

DENIZATION - English Law. The act by which a foreigner becomes a subject of England but he does not have the rights either of a natural born subject, nor of one who has become naturalized.

DENIZEN - An alien born, who has obtained letters patent to make him an English subject.

Before leaving on ships from England to New York, many of the Palatines stranded there received Letters of Denization. These were dated 25 August 1708 before the first wave of immigration from England to New York. Since the first ships passenger lists carrying Palatines to New York have not survived, we can refer to these Letters of Denization for the names of some of the first 52 German Protestants (Palatines) sent at Queen Anne's expense to New York.

Order of Council for Naturalizing and Sending Certain Palatines to New York
Court of Kensington 10 May 1708: Petition of Joshua Kockerthal, Evangelical Minister on behalf of himself and "several poor Lutherans.... from the Lower Palatinate in Germany, praying to be transported to some of your Major Plantations in America" Kockerthal states that there are 41 Palatines including 10 men, 10 women and 21 children, who are ready to leave. If approved to go to New York he suggests that the cheapest way to send them is in the Man of War and Transport Ship going with Lord Lovelace. He also requests that they be made "Denizens of this Kingdom" before their departure. The petition was approved.

Letters of Denization 25 August 1708

 - Joshua Kockerthal, Sybylle Charlotte his wife, and children Christian Joshua, Benigna Sibylle, Susanna Sibyyle
 - Lorentz Schwisser, Anne Catherine his wife, Johannes their son
 - Heinrich Rennau, Johanna his wife, Lourentz and Heinrich their sons
 - Susanna Liboschain, Marie Johanna Liboschain
 - Andreas Volck, Anna Catharine his wife, Heironemus, Maria Barbara and Anne Gertrude their children
 - Michael Weigand, Anne Catherine his wife, Tobias George and Anne Maria their children
 - Jacob Weber, Anne Elizabeth his wife, Eve Maria and Eve Elizabeth their daughters
 - Johannes Jacob Piettel, Anne Elizabeth is wife, and Margaret, Anne, Sarah and Catharine their children
 - Johannes Fischer and Maria Barbara his wife
 - Melchior Gulch, Anne Catharine his wife, Heinrich and Margaret their children
 - Isaac Turck
 - Peter Rose and Johanna his wife
 - Mary Wiemarin and Catherina Wimarin his daughters
 - Isaac Feber, Cathreine his wife and Abraham his son
 - Daniel Fiere, Anne Maria his wife and Andrew and Johannes his sons
 - Hubert Hubertson and Jacob his son
 - Herman Schuneman

[Source: Deed Book X. 241 Secretary’s Office as found in E. B. O'Callaghan's Documentary History of New York, Volume 3 Chapter IX]

....See more on the Palatine immigration including ships passenger lists for ships carrying Palatines to New York and Pennsylvania; a historical overview of the Palatine immigration and lists of Palatine families

....See the list of ships and names of Palatines in the first, second and third wave of immigrants from England to New York in 1709 and 1710.

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