Who is the rightful Marchese di San Giorgio? .
Who is the rightful Marchese di San Giorgio? The title of Marchese di Sam Giorgio was granted by Grand Master Rohan, by patent, to Carlo Antonio Barbaro on the 6 September 1778:
He was invested in that title on the 23 September 1778. Reference A.O.M. 582, ff. 282v-283v. Succession to the title was not complete until the successor was invested. Barbaro. Il Nobe D. Carlo Barbaro ottenne dal Gr. Mro Titlo di Marchese di S. Giorgio, V. Boll. 6 7bre 1778. f. 282, p.2. Il medmo Nobe Marchese Barbaro fece sotto il di’ 23 del dto Mese, ed anno, il consueto giuramento, e presa in seguito, l’investitura del detto Marchesato. V. f. 283 p.2
The grant did not extend to Carlo’s descendants and was destined to become extinct upon his death.
However, in January 1779 (1778 ab. Inc) Carlo applied for an extension and this was granted only in favour of his first born son. Barbaro. Lo stesso Marchese Carlo ottenne l’ampliazione e concessione del dto Titolo di Marchese di San Giorgio per il di Lui figlio Primogenito 2. Genn. 1778 ab Incne f. 292
Some years later, the son Gioacchino Barbaro applied for an extension and this was granted on the 5th June 1792. l Marchese di S. Giorgio Gioacchino Ermolao ottenne dal Gr. Mro, che il dto Marchesato passi in Persona dei di lui discendenti in perpetuo. 5 giugno 1792 f.
The last extension was thereafter followed by Gioacchino’s investiture in the first grant on the 22nd June 1793. Il dto Marchese Gioacchino Ermolao Barbaro, seguita la morte del di lui Genitore, come primo genito, gli fu’ data l’investitura del dto Marchesato di S. Giorgio, e fece il solito giuramento 22. Giugno 1793. f.
There is no record of any investiture in the extension of 1792. Gioacchino was invested specifically in the title as extended in 1779. There appears to be no need for investiture in the extension of 1792.
This means all of the Gioacchino’s descendants may freely use the title of Marchese di San Giorgio, but does this extend to persons descended in a female line?