British Nationality Act 1772

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The British Nationality Act 1772[1] (13 Geo. 3 c. 21) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain was a British nationality law which made general provision allowing natural-born allegiance (citizenship) to be assumed if the father alone were British.

This Act was one of the British Subjects Acts 1708 to 1772.[2]

The Act was repealed by the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914.


  1. ^ The short title conferred by the Short Titles Act 1896, s. 1
  2. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, s. 2(1) & Sch. 2