Registration of British Nationality for Ena Clare Sullivan. Country of Nationality or Birth: Jamaica, 3 December 1968. Catalogue ref: HO 334/1406/110478
Ena Clare Sullivan was a passenger on the ‘Empire Windrush’ which docked at Tilbury harbour in Essex on 22 June 1948. From her registration of British Nationality we can find out about her life.
BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT 1948, SECTION 6 (1)
COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS ACT 1962, 12 (2)
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE COLONIES MADE BY A BRITISH SUBJECT OR CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ON THE GROUND OF ORDINARY RESIDENCE OR CROWN SERVICE.
CAUTION: To give false information on this Form purposely or recklessly is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment. (British Nationality Act 1948, Section 28 (1)).
- I, ENA CLARE SULLIVAN
of NEWALL HOUSE, BAGULEY, WYTHENSHAWE,MANCHESTER 2-3
am of full age and capacity and was born at ST.ANNES, JAMAICA, WEST INDIES.
On APRIL 7TH 1913.
- My father’s full name (was) DAVID ALEXANDER SULLIVAN
And he was born at ST. ANNES’ JAMAICA on date not known
- I am (single
- My (wife’s) full name (is)
and (she) was born at
- I am (a) a citizen of the following country or countries* mentioned in section 1 (3) of the British Nationality Act 1948 that is to say [insert name of country or countries.]
OR (b) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.
OR (c) a British subject without citizenship under section thirteen or section sixteen of the British Neutrality Act 1948.
OR (d) a British Subject by virtue of section1 of the British National Act 1965.
by reason of the fact that [Here state the rounds on which the applicant claims to be such a citizen or British subject.] By British Nationality
- (a) I am ordinary resident in the United Kingdom
[Here insert the “the United Kingdom” or, if ordinarily resident in any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a colony, a protectorate, or the protected state of Brunei, the name of the island, colony, etc.]
- (b) I am in Crown Service under Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom.
- (a) I have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Colonies during the past five years as follows:
|Addresses at which ordinarily resident||From date)||To (date)|
|WEST MIDDX.HOSPITAL U.K.||JUNE 1948||SEPT 1957|
|PRIVATE RESIDENCE, STOKE ON TRENT||SEPT 1957||MAY 1961|
|NEWALL HOUSE BAGULEY, MANCHESTER 23||MAY 1961||OCT. 1968|
*The countries so mentioned are Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Southern Rhodesia, Tanzania, The Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Zambia
- (b) I have been in Crown service under Her Majesty’s government in the United Kingdom during the past five years as follows:
|Government||Capacity||From (date)||To (date)|
|Hospital||Regional Hospital Board||S/N
|Public Health||Local Authority, Manchester||Health Visitor||1957||1961|
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- What does this document look like? [Not a letter, not photograph or report, but a form]
- What is heading at the top? [Teacher explains what it means]
- How is the text set out? Why can we tell it is a form?
- What is the name of this person on the form?
- Why has this person filled out this form?
- When and where was this person born?
- When and how do you think this person came to Britain [Clue: find date of the first address table at end of the form]
- What does the address tell us about what she did?
- Write a paragraph about her work in Britain using the document.
- Why was Ena Sullivan’s work so important in Britain at the time and afterwards?