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TABULAR VIEW OF PUBLISHED INCONSISTENCIES RELATING TO THE ORIGIN OF NOBILIARY TITLES CONNECTED TO MALTA (TITLES ORIGINATING PRE-1798 ONLY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of title

Supporting document/s at Maltese Archives (Primary Sources)

Origin of title as described by Crispo Barbaro (1870) in "The Nobles of Malta, and The Maltese Gentry holding Foreign Titles as at present existing by Geo. G.C.’A. Crispo Barbaro Marquis of St. George” Malta:- A.D. MDCCCLXX (The Anglo-Maltese Press, Malta, 1870)"

Origin of title as described by "ad hoc" Committee (1877) in "Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (pages 54-55)"

Origin of title as described by Royal Commissioners (1877) in "Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (pages 2-52)"

Origin of title as described by Royal Commissioners Supplementary Report (1878) in "Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (pages 57-59)"

Origin of title as described by British Secretary of State (1878) in "Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (pages 59-60)"

Origin of title as described by Committee of Privileges (1883) in "Report of the Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility on the claims of certain members of that body with the Secretary of State’s Reply, August 1883, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C-3812)."

Origin of title as described by Committee of Privileges (1886) in "Copies or Extracts of Correspondence with reference to the Maltese Nobility (In continuation of C3812, August 1883), presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty May 1886 (C-4628a)." (pages 4-5)

Origin of title as described by Gauci (1981) in "The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble Families of Malta" (Gulf Publishing, Malta, 1981)"

As described by Gauci (1986) in "A Guide to the Maltese Nobility" (PEG Publications, Malta, 1986)

As described by Gauci (1992) in "The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble Families of Malta Volume Two" (PEG Publications, Malta, 1992)

1

Title of Conte della Bahria granted by Grand Master Pinto, to Ignazio Muscati Falsone Navarra on the 16 May 1743

A.O.M. 547, ff. 165r-166r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (dormant)

Maltese

Maltese

2

Title of Barone di Budackgranted by Grand Master Perellos to Gio Pio De Piro on the 23 April 1716

A.O.M. 520, ff. 151r, 161r-161v, A.O.M. 520, f. 162r

Maltese (but describes there is a question who the successor is)

Maltese

Maltese (referred to court litigation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

N.A.

3

Title of Barone di Buleben granted by Grand Master Rohan to Gaetano Azzopardi on the 23 July 1777 as amended on the 25 April 1778 in favour of Calcedonio Azzopardi who succeeded an the entail described in that decree.

A.O.M. 581, ff. 246v-247r, A.O.M. 582f. 264r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

The investiture of 25 April 1778 extended the original grant in favour of the holder of the entail. (Maltese)

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

4

Title of Conte delle Catene or delli Mori granted by Grand Master Pinto, to Pietro Gaetano Perdicomati Bologna on the 20 January 1745

A.O.M. 549, ff. 174r-174v

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese (referred to court litigation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

5

Title of Barone della Culejagranted by Grand Master Despuig, to Ignazio Bonnici on the 2 June 1737

A.O.M. 541, ff. 188r-188v

Maltese (but note implied variance from primogenial succession)

Maltese

Maltese (describes succession through the primogenial line)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

Maltese

N.A.

6

Title of Marchese del Fiddien granted by Grand Master Rohan to Salvatore Mallia Tabone on the 15 October 1785 as amended on the 15 June 1793.

 A.O.M. 591, ff. 263r-264r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

N.A.

7

Title of Marchese di Ghain Kajet granted by Grand Master Rohan to Geronimo Delicata on the 4 June 1796.

A.O.M. 621, f. 75-75v

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

8

Title of Conte di Ghain Toffieha granted by Grand Master Rohan, by rescript, to Ferdinando Teuma Castelletti on the 7 January 1792.

 A.O.M. 612, f. 198r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (dormant)

Maltese (dormant)

Maltese

9

Fief of Ghariescem et Tabia granted by Procurators of the Comun Tesoro of the Order to Giacinto Cassia by a deed of transaction received by Notary Michele Ralli on the 14 April 1638 and assented by Grand Master Lascaris on the 16 April 1638

A.O.M. 467, f. 265r, A.O.M 475,f. 283r, A.O.M. 476, f. 208r, A.O.M. 525, f. 119v, A.O.M. 553, f. 132r, A.O.M. 627, unpag.

Maltese

Sicilian

Maltese (1638, attributed date of creation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (date of creation stated as 16 April 1638)

Maltese (date of creation stated as 16 April 1638)

N.A.

10

Title of Marchese di Gnien Is-Sultan granted by Grand Master Rohan to Filippo Apap on the 1 December 1792

A.O.M. 613, ff. 188r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

11

Title of Barone di Gomerinogranted by Grand Master Perellos to Paolo and Beatrice Testaferrata, on the 24 December 1710 (amended 1 May 1737)

 A.O.M. 514, ff. 129v-134v, A.O.M. 541, f. 184r

Maltese

N.A. (see below)

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (Does not report 1737 succession); Describes two variances from primogenial succession)

Maltese (Does not report 1737 succession); Describes two variances from primogenial succession)

N.A.

12

Title of Barone della Marsagranted to Ferdinando Castelletti on the 12 June 1725

A.O.M. 529 ff. 140r-140v

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

13

Title of Marchese di San Giorgio granted by Grand Master Rohan to Carlo Antonio Barbaro on the 23 September 1778 as amended on the 2 February 1779 and, afterwards in favour of Gioacchino Barbaro on the 5 June 1792

A.O.M. 582, ff. 282v-283v, A.O.M. 582, f. 292r, A.O.M. 627 unpag.

Maltese (implies a succession before death of holder)

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

14

Title of Barone di San Marciano granted by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena to Diego Antonio Galea Feriol on the 14 June 1726

 A.O.M. 530, ff. 135r-135v

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

N.A.

15

Title of Conte della Seniagranted by Grand Master Rohan to Vincenzo Fontani on the 6 June 1795.

A.O.M. 619, ff. 87v-88r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (dormant)

Maltese

Maltese

16

Title of Barone della Tabriagranted by Grand Master Vilhena to Isidoro Viani on the 11 December 1728

A.O.M. 532, ff. 139v-140r; A.O.M. 589, f. 323r, A.O.M. 1194 ff. 170r, 333r-338r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession) (dormant)

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession and a trasfer "inter vivos")

Maltese (but describes a variance from primogenial succession and a trasfer "inter vivos")

17

Title of Marchese della Taflia granted by Grand Master Rohan to Saverio Alessi on the 13 November 1790.

A.O.M. 609, ff, 183v-184r

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (dormant)

Maltese

Maltese

18

Fiefs of Djar el Bniet and of Bucana held by the Inguanez family, and held to have been recognized as a barony by virtue of the perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725, whereby the title of Illustrissimo e Nobile was granted to the feudatory Milite Barone Marc Antonio Inguanez

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Sicilian (dated 1372)

Sicilian (dated 1372)

Maltese (1350, attributed date of creation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (two titles, Buqana dated 1372; Djar il-Bniet dated 1350) (dormant)

Maltese (two titles, Buqana dated 1372; Djar il-Bniet dated 1350)

Maltese (two titles, Buqana dated 1372; Djar il-Bniet dated 1350)

19

Title of Marchese (De Piro)in the Kingdom of Castile conferred by Philip V, King of Spain, by a patent of the 6 November 1742, on the Barone Gio Pio De Piro and registered in Malta on the 8 October 1743.

A.O.M. 627, unpaginated

Spanish (but Diploma has not been read)

Spanish

Spanish

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Spanish (dormant)

Maltese (implied) but "without prejudice to the rights of any other person who may acquire a more favourable decree from the King of Spain"; Also describes a variance from primogenial succession and a trasfer "inter vivos"

Maltese (implied)

20

Title of Barone di Castel Cicciano enjoyed by Fabrizio Testaferrata by virtue of Royal assent dated 13 September 1695 and held to have been recognized by virtue of the perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 11 May 1725, whereby the title of Illustrissimo e Nobile was granted  by Grand Master Vilhena to the Barone di Cicciano Fabritio Testaferrata and his mother the Baronessa di Gomerino Beatrice Cassia Testaferrata.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Sicilian (dated 1695)

Sicilian (dated 1695)

Neapolitan (date taken as 1695)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Neapolitan (date taken as 1560) (dormant)

Neapolitan (date of creation stated as 23 May 1560)

Neapolitan

21

Title of Conte (Fournier) in the Kingdom and Provinces of Germany, conferred by Empress Maria Theresa by a patent given at Vienna on the 29 January 1770 to Giorgio Fournier de Pausier and registered in Malta on the 2 December 1775.

A.O.M. 579, f. 349v; See also Commissioners' Report, 1878, Supplemental Report, 1878, and Secretary's Reply 1878

Austrian

Austrian

No decision

No decision

Sicilian/Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

Austrian (implied)

Maltese (implied) "despite the fact that the original remainder did not allow female succession, the title was recognized for the 4th Count by the British Government"

N.A.

22

Title of "Conte enjoyed by the family Wzzini Paleologo") sive "Conte Lateranese" and held to have been recognized in 1722

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Papal, stated as granted to Ignazio Uizzini Paleologo by Pope Clement XI on the 8 November 1711

Roman

Maltese (implied) (date of creation taken as not before 1722)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Papal (date of precedence taken as 1722)

Papal (created 1711, date of precedence taken as 1722)

N.A.

23

Title of Conte di Mont’Alto in the Duchy of Parma, together with the fief of Monte Alto, conferred by Francis I (Farnese), Duke of Parma at Piacenza on the 8 July 1720 at the request of Bernardo Piscopo and registered in Malta on the 2 September 1721 and again on the 14 July 1744.

 A.O.M. 525, f. 111r-112r; A.O.M. 548, f. 161v; See also Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Secretary's Reply, 1878

Parma

Parma

Parma (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Parma (not extinct but amended on the 17 September 1724 and 28 December 1776)

Parma (not extinct but amended on the 17 September 1724 and 28 December 1776)

N.A.

24

Title of Conte (Preziosi) conferred by Victor-Amadeus, King of Sicily, Duke of Savoy &c, and Perpetual Vicar of the Empire, by a patent given at Rivoli on the 19th October 1718 in favour of Giuseppe Preziosi and registered in Malta on the 20 June 1720.

 A.O.M. 524, f. 139r; See also Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Supplemental Report, 1878

Savoian

Savoian

Savoian (implied) (but referred to Secretary of State)

Sicilian

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Savoy (implied)

Savoy (implied)

N.A.

25

Title of Conte (Sant) in the Italian Provinces annexed to the German Empire, conferred by Empress Maria Theresa by a patent given at Vienna on the 22 December 1770 to Salvatore Baldassare Sant and registered in Malta on the 12 December 1775.

A.O.M. 579, f. 351v

Austrian

Austrian

Austrian

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Austrian (implied)

Italian (implied); Also describes a trasfer "inter vivos"

N.A.

26

Title of Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri "in the Kingdom of Naples" granted by Philip V, King of Spain and the Two Sicilies to Mario Testaferrata on the 10 November 1716, and held to have been recognized by virtue of the perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 9 July 1725, whereby the title of Illustrissimo e Nobile was granted by Grand Master Vilhena to the Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri Mario Testaferrata.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Spanish

N.A. (see below)

N.A. (see below)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A. (see below)

N.A. (see below)

N.A.

27

Dignity of Patricians of Rome granted by (?) to (Ciantar?) on the 14 July 1744, and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Roman

Municipal (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Roman (implied) (date given as October 1735)

N.A.

N.A.

28

Title of Barone di San Giovanni granted by the Viceroy of Sicily to Vincenzo Abela made by a patent given at Messina on the 20 August 1657

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Sicilian

Sicilian (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

29

Title of Barone di San Giovanni granted by Ferdinand I. King of the Two Sicilies, by a patent given at Palermo on the 16 July 1777, in favour of Serafino Ciantar and registered in Malta on the 17 January 1778.

A.O.M. 581, ff. 278v-279r

N.A.

Sicilian

Sicilian

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

Sicilian (but describes a variance from primogenial succession)

N.A.

30

Title of Barone di Gomerino (Testaferrata) granted by Grand Master Perellos to Paolo and Beatrice Testaferrata, on the 24 December 1710, as amended in favour of Ercole Martino Testaferrata by Grand Master Despuig on the 1 May 1737.

 A.O.M. 514, ff. 129v-134v, A.O.M. 541, f. 184r

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese (referred to court litigation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (implied)

31

Fief of Gomerino granted by Frederick II of Sicily and Aragon, on the 13th November 1317 granted as a title by Grand Master Perellos to Paolo and Beatrice Testaferrata, on the 24 December 1710.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Sicilian/Maltese

Maltese (referred to court litigation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

32

Dignity of Patrician of Messina (Testaferrata) granted by the Jurats of the City of Messina on the 20 January 1553 to Mariano Testaferrata, and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Sicilian

Municipal (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

33

Dignity of Roman Patrician (Abela, di Ferro, Surdo and Testaferrata) granted by the Roman Senate, on the 11 June 1590, jointly to Monsignor Don Leonardo Abela, Bishop of Sidonia, Placido and Alessandro Abela his brothers, and upon his three nephews ex sorore Pietro di Ferro, Ascanio Surdo and Paolo Testaferrata, and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Roman

Municipal (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Roman (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

34

Dignity of Noble Citizens and Patricians of Messina (Testaferrata-Castelletti, Testaferrata De Noto, Testaferrata Abela) granted by the Senate of Messina to the Marchese Mario Testaferrata Castelletti, Don Daniele and Don Pandolfo Testaferrata De Noto and the Barone Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Abela on the 28 August 1792, and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Sicilian

Municipal (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

35

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Emmanuele Testaferrata Bonici Asciak

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

Savoian (implied)

N.A.

Savoian (implied)

36

The dignity of Noble Armiger and Tornearius (Testaferrata de Robertis)conferred by Ferdinand III Emperor Elect of the Romans and of Germany, on 6 November 1637 to Giacomo Testaferrata de Robertis, recognized by the Grand Masters, who at different times, and in their official acts styled Nobiles Sacri Romani Imperii some of the descendants of the grantee.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Secretary's Reply, 1878)

N.A.

German

Referred to British Secretary of State

N.A.

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

German (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

37

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Lorenzo Antonio Testaferrata

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

38

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

39

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Gio. Paolo Testaferrata Olivier

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

40

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Lorenzo Antonio Cassar Desain

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

41

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Ignazio Testaferrata Bonici

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

42

Title of Marchese (Testaferrata) granted by Victor Amadeus King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy to Mario Testaferrata on the 13 July 1717 claimed by Giuseppe Apap Testaferrata

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

 

N.A.

N.A.

43

Dignity of Patricians of Rome granted by (?) to (Testaferrata Asciak? Cassar Desain?) on the (?) 1674, and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Roman

No proof (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Roman (implied) (date given as 6 July 1674 in favour of Mario Testaferrata)

N.A.

N.A.

44

Title of Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri "in the Kingdom of Naples" granted by Philip V, King of Spain and the Two Sicilies to Mario Testaferrata on the 10 November 1716, and held to have been recognized by virtue of the perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 9 July 1725, whereby the title of Illustrissimo e Nobile was granted by Grand Master Vilhena to the Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri Mario Testaferrata.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Spanish

Neapolitan

Neapolitan (referred to court litigation)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Neapolitan

Neapolitan

Maltese (implied) (Original invalidity ratified by other Prince).

45

Title of Marchese of San Vincenzo Ferreri ("Testaferrata Olivier")reputed to have been createdby Grand Master Pinto in favour of Pandolfo Testaferrata De Noto in the year 1745, as established in 1883

(See Committee's Report, 1883)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

The name of Gio Paolo Testaferrata Olivier and that of his eldest son be successively entered into the official list of Titolati, with the honorary title of Marchese as already enjoyed by their respective lineal ancestors. (Maltese)

N.A.

Maltese originating in 1717 and recognized in 1745 (dormant)

Maltese (date of creation given as "1745")

Maltese (regarded by Royal Commission "as having been created in 1745")

46

Title of Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri ("Cassar Desain") reputed to have been created by Grand Master Pinto in favour of Gilberto Testaferrata Castelletti in the year 1749, as established in 1883.

(See Committee's Report, 1883)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

The name of Lorenzo Cassar Desain and that of his eldest son be successively entered into the official list of Titolati, with the honorary title of Marchese as already enjoyed by their respective lineal ancestors.(Maltese)

N.A.

Maltese originating in 1717 and recognized in 1749

Maltese (date of creation given as "1749")

N.A.

47

Title of Conte (Preziosi)conferred by Victor-Amadeus, King of Sicily, Duke of Savoy &c, and Perpetual Vicar of the Empire, by a patent given at Rivoli on the 19th October 1718 in favour of Giuseppe Preziosi and registered in Malta on the 20 June 1720claimed by Antonio Preziosi

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Supplemental Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Savoian (implied) (but referred to Secretary of State)

Sicilian (claim dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

48

Title of Conte (Preziosi)conferred by Victor-Amadeus, King of Sicily, Duke of Savoy &c, and Perpetual Vicar of the Empire, by a patent given at Rivoli on the 19th October 1718 in favour of Giuseppe Preziosi and registered in Malta on the 20 June 1720claimed by Camillo Preziosi

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Supplemental Report, 1878)

N.A.

Savoian

Savoian (implied) (but referred to Secretary of State)

Sicilian (claim dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

49

Title of Conte presumed to have been granted in 1776 to Salvatore Manduca by Ferdinand I, Duke of Parma

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Secretary's Reply, 1878)

N.A.

Parma

No decision

N.A.

Final decision awaiting production of documents

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

50

Title of Conte di Casandolagranted to (??) Stagno by Charles II, King of Spain and Sicily on the 6 January 1685

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Spanish (OR??) Sicilian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian

N.A.

Sicilian

51

Dignity of Patricians of Messina granted by (?) to (Stagno?) on the (?), and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Sicilian

Municipal (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

 

52

Title of Barone (de Pausier) in the Kingdom and Provinces of Germany, granted by Empress Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria to Giorgio Fournier on the 31 March 1768.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Austrian

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Italian (Implied)

N.A.

Italian

53

Title of Conte di Beberruagranted by Grand Master Rohan to Luigi (Ludovico) Gatt on the 23 October 1783

A.O.M. 587, ff. 294r-299r; See Committee's Report, 1883)

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

The title should continue to descend "de primogenito in primogenitum in infinitum", to the male descendants of the grantee. (Maltese)

N.A.

Maltese (but describes a variance from the masculine remainder)

Maltese (but describes a variance from the masculine remainder)

N.A.

54

Title of Barone della Gruagranted by Grand Master Rohan to Saverio Carbott Testaferrata on the 30 December 1794

A.O.M. 617, ff. 135r; See also Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Supplemental Report, 1878

N.A.

Maltese

No decision

Maltese described as "the grant comprehends the claimant who is descended from the grantee through a female line"

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

Maltese decribed as "despite the fact that the original remainder did not allow female succession, the title was recognized for the 5th Baron by the British Government)

N.A.

55

Dignity of Patricians of Venice granted by (?) to (Barbaro?) on the (?), and later regarded as a mere municipal honour by a 19th century commission.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

Venetian

No proof (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

56

Dignity of Distinction of Knight of First Class of Charles III, King of Spaingranted by (?) to (Fontani?) on the (?).

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

Spanish

Spanish

No proof (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

57

Title of Barone di Benuarratgranted by Grand Master Despuig, to Saverio Gatto on the 18 August 1737

A.O.M. 541, ff, 191r-191v; A.O.M. 1194, ff. 49r-50r, 52r-57r

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

58

Title of Barone di San Paolino granted to Matteo De Ribera, by letters patent issued at Palermo, by the President and Captain-General of Sicily, by virtue of the authority vested in him by Philip IV, King of Spain and Sicily on the 16 July 1638

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878)

N.A.

N.A.

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian

N.A.

Sicilian

59

The dignity of Noble Armiger and Tornearius (Balzano)conferred by Emperor Leopold I. Emperor of the Romans and of Germany, on 19 November 1698 to Massimiliano Balzano, recognized by the Grand Masters, who at different times, and in their official acts styled Nobiles Sacri Romani Imperii some of the descendants of the grantee.

(See Commissioners' Report, 1878 and Secretary's Reply, 1878)

N.A.

N.A.

Referred to British Secretary of State

N.A.

Not registered (dismissed)

N.A.

N.A.

German (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

60

Title of Barone della Marsagranted by Grand Master Pinto to Giovanni Antonio Azzopardi Castelletti on the 4 December 1753

A.O.M. 557, ff. 175r-176v

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

61

Title of Barone della Marsagranted by Grand Master Rohan to Gio Francesco Dorell Falzon on the 10 March 1776 claimed by Maria Francesca Apap

A.O.M. 579, ff. 345r-346v

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

62

Title of Barone di Frigenuini granted by Grand Master Despuig, to Alessandro Mompalao on the 17 September 1737

A.O.M. 541, ff. 197r-197v

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

63

Title of Barone di Frigenuini granted by Grand Master Ximenes, to Gaetano Pisani on the 17 June 1773

A.O.M. 577, ff. 195v-196r

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

64

Title of of Marchese di Sciorp il-Hagin granted by Grand Master Rohan to Claudio Muscati Xiberras on the 8 March 1776

A.O.M. 579, ff 344r-344v

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

65

Title of Barone (Gauci)granted by Grand Master Rohan to Francesco Gauci on the 23 December 1781

A.O.M. 585, ff. 107r

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

66

Title of Marchese della Taflia granted by Grand Master Rohan to Gio Battista Mompalao on the 25 October 1783

A.O.M. 587, ff, 294v, 299r

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

67

Title of Barone di San Cosmo granted by Grand Master Rohan to Ugolino Calleja on the 27 November 1792.

A.O.M. 613, f, 187v

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

68

Title of Conte dei Santi granted by Grand Master Rohan to Romualdo Barbaro on the 14 January 1794

A.O.M. 615, ff, 127v-127v

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

69

Title of Conte di Meimungranted by Grand Master Rohan to Saverio Marchesi on the 8 March 1794

A.O.M. 615, ff, 134v-135r

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

70

Fief of Ghajn Qajjedgranted by Grand Master L'Isle Adam to Giovanni Calava' on the 28 March 1531

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

71

Fief of La Recona granted by Grand Master L'Isle Adam to Aloisio Montagnes on the 31 March 1531.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

72

Fief of Pietra Lunga granted by Grand Master D'Omedes to Francesco Maldonato on the 4 September 1553.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

73

Fief of Culeja granted by Grand Master Del Monte to Francesco Mego on the 15 December 1559.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

74

Fief of Budack granted by Grand Master Lascaris, to Nicolo Cilia on the 24 February 1644

-

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

75

Fief of Budack granted by Grand Master Lascaris to Silvestro Fiteni on behalf of his wife Generosa daughter of Cesara Passalacqua

A.O.M. 471, ff. 273r-273v

Maltese (extinct)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese (extinct)

76

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the pro tempore Captain of the Rod, the two Magistrates of the cities of Notabile (Mdina) and Valletta, and the feudatory Milite Barone Marc Antonio Inguanez and his wife the Baronessa Inguanez (Diana Testaferrata) by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

77

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Barone di Cicciano Fabritio Testaferrata and his mother the Baroness of Gomerino Beatrice Cassia Testaferrata by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 11 May 1725

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

78

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri Mario Testaferrata by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 9 July 1725.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

79

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to Carlo Falzon and Eleonora Testaferrata and Salvatore Dorell and Teresa Falzon by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 13 June 1726

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

80

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Barone di San Marciano Diego Galea Feriolo by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 2 September 1726.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

81

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Barone Gio Pio de Piro by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 19 March 1727.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

82

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Canon Giuseppe di Costanzo and Donna Rosa widow of Gio Battista di Costanzo by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 24 May 1729.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

83

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Barone Isidoro Viani by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 27 June 1730.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

84

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to D. Vincenzo Platamone and Antonio Bonnici, by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the (…??).

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

85

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to Baldasare Bonnici, by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 13 January 1732.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

86

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to Calcerano Mompalao, Giuseppe and Caterina Cuschieri by Grand Master Vilhena by means of a perpetual edict dated the 30 April 1725 as extended on the 6 March 1732.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

87

Title of Illustrissimo e Nobile granted to the Barone Saverio Gatt by Grand Master Despuig by means of a perpetual edict originally given by Grand Master Vilhena dated the 30 April 1725 and extended by Grand Master Despuig on the 23 August 1737

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

88

Title of Illustrissimo granted to the Signor Ludovico Bianchi by Grand Master Pinto by means of a perpetual edict originally given by Grand Master Vilhena dated the 30 April 1725 and extended by Grand Master Pinto on the 25 October 1741.

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

89

Title of Illustrissimo granted to Ugolino Bonnici, and to Saverio Crispo by Grand Master Rohan by means of a perpetual edict originally given by Grand Master Vilhena dated the 30 April 1725 and extended by Grand Master Rohan on the 5 September 1794

(See 1886 Report)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Maltese

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

90

Style of Conte (Ciantar) in favour of Gio Antonio Ciantar by Queen Maria of Portugal in 1739

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Portuguese (implied)

N.A.

Portuguese (implied)

91

Style of Conte (Ciantar) in favour of Gio Antonio Ciantar by King Louis of France in 1745, 1747 and 1761

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

French (implied)

N.A.

French (implied)

92

Style of Conte (Formosa de Fremaux) in favour of the Formosa de Fremaux family, said to be of French origin.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

French (implied)

N.A.

French (implied)

93

Title of Principe di Mistragranted to Theodorus Palaeologos by his brother John VIII, Eastern Holy Emperor in 1436

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Byzantine (implied)

N.A.

Byzantine (implied)

94

Title of Principe di Selimbria granted to Theodorus Palaeologos by his brother John VIII, Eastern Holy Emperor in 1443

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Byzantine (implied)

N.A.

N.A.

95

Title of Conte di Marinogranted to Arrigo di Malta, by King Frederick I of Sicily, II of the Holy Roman Empire, circa 1222

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (implied)

N.A.

Sicilian (extinct)

96

Title of Duca di Pendiagranted to Giacomo di Malta by James II Luignan, King of Cyprus in 1430.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Cypriot (implied)

N.A.

Cypriot (extinct)

97

Title of Hereditary Noble of Hungary (Barbara) granted to Tomaso Barbara by Rudolf II. Holy Roman Emperor on 30 March 1596. 

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Hungarian (implied)

N.A.

Hungarian (implied)

98

Title of Count of the Holy Roman Empire (Magri) granted to Domenico Magri, by Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor in 1650.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

German (implied)

N.A.

German (extinct)

99

Title of Conte (Fenech Bonnici) granted by Pope Benedict XIV on the 12 June 1748 to Baldassare Fenech Bonnici and registered in Malta on the 27 April 1750.

A.O.M. 554, ff. 173r-173v

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Papal (implied)

N.A.

Papal (extinct)

100

Title of Conte (Gatt) granted to Salvatore Gatt by Prince Sforza Cesarini in 1751, by the power granted to this princely family by Pope Paul III)

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Papal (implied)

N.A.

Papal (extinct)

101

Title of Duca di Paganicagranted by Charles III of Spain, King of Sicily and Naples to Ignazio Costanzo in 1753

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian/Neapolitan (?) (implied)

N.A.

Neapolitan

102

Title of Marchese Dragogranted to Casimiro Drago by Emperor Charles VI, King of Sicily

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian

103

Title of Conte von Zimmermann granted to Christian Emanuel von Zimmermann by Charles Theodore, Vicar of the Holy Roman Empire on the 25 August 1790

-

German

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

German 

104

Title of Barone von Brockdorff granted to Heimrich von Brockdorff by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor on the 23 April 1432

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

German 

105

Title of Barone di Calaforno e Tumarello granted to Mario Pietro Cafici by King Charles III of Spain, IV of Sicily on the 17 June 1770

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian

106

Title of Barone della Gabella della Scanatura di Trapani granted to Goffredo Fardella Abrignano by King Philip IV of Spain, III of Sicily on 27 May 1630

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian

107

Title of Barone di Ortigos in Spain granted to (??) Inguanez

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Spanish

108

Title of Barone di Montagna di Marzo granted to (??) Aidone on 16 November 1521 and succeeded by Antonio Sceberras-Testaferrata who was invested in 1795 following his marriage to Gerolama Trigona.

-

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Sicilian (date given as 1522)