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Petition for Naturalization for Edward F. Monaghan/Monahan, Scariff
The document below is the Petition for Naturalization for Edward F. Monaghan (also spelt Monahan) of Scariff. Edward was the older brother of Bridget Monahan whose petition can be seen here.
There is a second sister, Annie Monahan, who appears as a passenger (age 26) on the manifest of the ‘Etruria’, arriving New York on 26 August 1899 from Queenstown. She appears to be traveling with two other women from Scariff - Bridget McMahon (age 26) and Helene Thornton (age 20) as all three listed Scariff as their last place of residence. Annie Monahan stated she was going to her sister, Bridget Monahan, at 503 Pine Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island. Each of the other women stated that their final destination was New York.
On 1 Oct 1923, Annie Monahan arrived at Boston abroad "Sanaria" from Liverpool giving her age as 38 years. She States that she paid her own way and was coming to US permanently and intended to become US citizen. She identified her closest relative as ‘Michael Monaghan’ living in Scariff, Co. Clare, Ireland and that she was joining her brother ‘Edmond Monahan 563 Central Falls, Rhode Island’. Identified her last place of residence as Dublin and that she was born "Scariff Ireland. She also stated that she had been in the US before in 1913. Note that Edmond lived at 563 Pine Street, Central Falls at this time.
Petition for Naturalization for Edward F. Monaghan (aka Monahan), Scariff
United States of America
To the Honorable the Judge of the Circuit Court of the United States, holden at Providence, within and for the District of Rode Island, on the 2 day of June in the year of your Lord eighteen hundred and eighty 8,
Respectfully represents Edward F. Monaghan of Lincoln in said District, an alien, and a free white person, that he was born in County Clare Ireland on or about the Twenty day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and Sixty-Six and is now Twenty two years of age; that he arrived at Boston in the State of Massachusetts in the United State of America, on or about the Fourth of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and Eighty two; that it then was, and still is, his bona fide intention to reside in and become a Citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, State, Potentate, and Sovereignty whatsoever – more especially to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, whose subject he has heretofore been.
And said Edward F. Monaghan further represents, that he has ever since continued to reside within the jurisdiction of the United States, and for Six years last past in the State of Rhode Island; that he has never borne any hereditary title, or been of any order of the nobility; that he is ready to renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatever – and particularly to the Queen of said Kingdom.
whose subject he has heretofore been; that he is attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America, and well disposed towards the good order and happiness of the same, and that he came to this country a minor, being about Sixteen years of age.
WHEREFORE your petitioner prays, that he may be permitted to become a Citizen of the said United States of America, according to the forms of the statutes in such cases made and provided.
s/ Edward F. Monaghan
Sworn to by said Petitioner, before Henry Pitman
United States of America
Rhode Island District to wit: City of Providence,
June 1st 1888
Oath of Allegiance
I, Edward F. Monaghan, do solemnly swear, that I do
absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity
to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty, whatever –
particularly to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, whose subject I have heretofore been, and I will support
the Constitution of the United States of America.