The law in the colony of Virginia that would have applied to the Germanna colony residents regarding naturalization is listed below:
"The Statutes at Large; ...", William Waller Hening
Volume III, pp. 434-435
An Act of Naturalization
I. WHEREAS nothing can contribute more to the ''speedy settling and peopling of this her majesty's colony and dominion, than that all possible encouragement should be given to persons of different nations to transport themselves hither, with their families and stock, for to settle, plant, or reside, by investing them with all the rights and privileges of any of her majesty's natural free-born subjects within this colony:
II. Be it therefore enacted, by the governor, council, and burgesses, of this present general assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for the governor, or commander in chief of this colony and dominion, for the time being, by a public instrument, or letters patents, under the broad seal thereof, to declare any alien or aliens, foreigner or foreigners, being already settled, or inhabitants in this colony, or which shall hereafter come to settle, plant, or reside therein, upon his, her or their taking, before him, the oaths appointed by act of parliament to be taken, instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, the oath mentioned in an act, intituled, An act to declare the alterations in the oath appointed to be taken by the act, intituled, An act for the further security of his majesty's person, and the succession of the crown in the protestant line, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended prince of Wales, and all other pretenders, and their open and secret abettors, and for declaring the association to be determined, and subscribing the test, to be, to all intents and purposes, fully and completely naturalized; and that all persons having such public instrument, or letters patents, shall, by virtue of this act, have and enjoy to them, and their heirs, the same immunities and rights, of and unto the laws and privileges of this colony and dominion, as fully and amply as any of her majesty's natural-born subjects have or enjoy within the same, and as if they, themselves had been born within any of her majesty's realms or dominions; any former act, law, ordinance, usage, or custom, to the contrary, notwithstanding.
II. And to the intent, the said public instrument, or letters patents, under the broad seal of this colony, as aforesaid, may be obtained, without any great difficulty or charge,
IV. Be it further enacted, That the governor, or commander in chief of this colony and dominion, granting such public instrument or letters patents, shall have and receive for the same, forty shillings, and his clerk, for writing of it, ten shillings, and no more.
V. And whereas several aliens and foreigners, that have formerly transported themselves to this her majesty's colony and dominion, and have taken up and patented, in their own name, several parcels of land, or otherwise made purchase of lands, houses, tenements, or other real interest, and have afterwards sold the same to some of her majesty's liege people, or inhabitants of this colony and dominion,
VI. It is hereby further enacted, That all persons which have purchased and held, under any such alien or aliens, any lands, houses, or tenements, be secured, and by virtue of this present act, for ever, be confirmed in the quiet and peaceable possession of' the said purchases, unto them and their heirs for ever; any former law, usage, or custom, to the contrary, in anywise, notwithstanding.
VII. Provided, That nothing in this act contained, shall be construed to enable or give power or privilege to any foreigner, to do or execute any matter or thing, which by any of the acts made in England, concerning her majesty's plantations, he is disabled to do or execute.