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Philippe de Bernard, (1565-., Seigneur de Moulinac., Created Comte de Bernard by Henri IV of France 1598., married Jeanne de Forgues, daughter of the Marquis Paul de Forgues., with issue.

1. Jean I de Bernard, Comte de Bernard in France, Seigneur de Moulinac et de la Ralle (Francarville)., married 1637 to Guillemette de Carquet., with issue.

1.1. Philippe de Bernard, Comte de Bernard in France, Seigneur de Moulinac et de la Ralle (Francarville)., married 1662 to Violan Delguy d?Auzits., with issue. (Marquises de Seigneurens)

1.2. Dr Jean de Bernard JUD of Beujet nel Iolance, France., (1648-1727)., married 1657 to Claude de Taurines., with issue.

1.2.1. Giuseppe Bernard (Migrated to Malta c.1718)., married 1720 at Porto Salvo Valletta to Teresa Pelluchen., with issue. Dr. Salvatore Bernard JUD, married 1750 at Porto Salvo Valletta to Tecla Micallef, with issue. Leopold Bernard,  married  1776 to Maria Teresa Delucia, with issue. Giuseppe Bernard, married 1801 to Angelica Schembri, with issue. Ludovico Bernard, married Carmela Amira, with issue. Pietro Paolo Bernard, 1st Count - See Below. Angelica Bernard, (1844-), married 1863 to Anthony Galea. Tecla Bernard, (1803-)., married to Saverio Tonna, with issue. Oriele Tonna, married to Bartolomeo Grech, with issue. Dr Vincenzo Grech (1842-1900), married to Camilla de Marco, with issue. Olga Maria Grech. Angela Bernard, married 1803 to
Antonio Speranza., with issue. Effigenica Bernard, married 1805 to Saverio Tonna. Teresa Bernard, married to Giuseppe Bugeja., with issue. Dr Francesco Bugeja JUD., married 1828 to Lucrezia Caruana. Paolo Bernard, married 1801 to
Regina Scifo., with issue. Silvia Bernard, married to Leopold Barbaro. Teresa Bernard, married to Gio Franco Preziosi. Teresa Bernard. Don. Giuseppe Bernard., dunm. Anna Bernard, married
Dr. Salvatore Scifo JUD.       Pietro Bernard., married Giovanna?, with issue. Francesco Bernard., married 1763 to  Mme Caterina Lucrezia Toufret of France.

1.2.2. Captain Jacques de Bernard, (1680-), married Jeanne de Teyssier de Cadapaux., with issue. Antoine de Bernard de Teyssier, (1735-77)., married 1764 to Catherine Cariveng., with issue Marie de Bernard., (1733-). Jean de Bernard, (1737-). Jacques de Bernard, (1738-66)., dunm. Jeanne Cecile de Bernard, (1739-58)., dunm.

1.3. Marie de Bernard., (1647-78)., married 1670 to Noble Delguy d?Auzit.

1.4. Louis de Bernard, (1649-93), Seigneur de Lachussiere, dunm.

1.5. Francoise de Bernard, (d. 1760), married Noble Amarand de Jourde de Lagarrigue.

1.6. Antoine de Bernard, married Lucie Brandouy., with issue.

1.6.1. Ignace de Bernard., married Cecile Teysset., with issue. Lucie Francoise de Bernard, (1747-. Jeanne de Bernard, (1748-), d.inf. Jeanne de Bernard, (1750-. Jean Antoine Louis Felix de Bernard, (1751-.

2. Marie de Bernard., married Pierre de Villiraye.

3. Philippe de Bernard, Seigneur de Lissart.,(d. 1679), married 1633 to Marguerite de Villiers, with issue.

3.1. Philippe de Bernard, (1635-1709), married 1696 to Anne de Laval

4. Dr Antoine de Bernard MD, married with issue.

5. Louise de Bernard, married 1643 to Jean de Guery.


* Col. Peter Paul Bernard, (1841-1913), Created (22 August 1906) Conte by Pope Pius X Married 1864 to Contessa Maddalena Mirabita Mattei, (Hereditary Countess of the Byzantine Empire), with issue.

1. Conte Sir .Edgar Edwin Bernard, 'Pasha of Egypt'., 2nd Count - See Below.
2. Conte Col. Joseph Bernard, CMG, DSO, (1871-..), married 1924 to Herione Hawdon, and dsp.
3. Conte Reginald Bernard, dunm.
4. Conte Prof. Albert V. Bernard, CMG, CBE, MD..., (1885-1955), married 1914 to Teresa Fenech, with issue.
4.1. Conte Rev. Joseph Bernard, SJ, (1914-97), dunm.
4.2. Conte Dr Paul Bernard B.Sc, MD., DPH. (1919-82), married 1947 to
Joy Micallef Eynaud, with issue.
4.2.1. Conte Albert Bernard, (1949-, married 1974 to Mary Rose Tabone, with issue.  Conte Anthony Paul Bernard., married Nicola Marie Refalo., with issue. Contessa Laura Joy Bernard., (2005-. Contessa Amelia Bernard., (2008-.

4.2.2. Conte Dr Anthony Bernard, MD, FRCS, married 1977 to Antonella Gambin, with issue. Conte Richard Bernard. Conte Julian Bernard, married 2014 to Abigail Gotts, with issue. Conte Jean Paul Bernard. Conte Daniel Bernard.
4.2.3. Contessa Mary Therese Bernard, (1952-, married to Edward N.
. Contessa Madaleine Bernard, (1956-.
. Contessa Marguerite Bernard, (1957-, married to Marcel Cassar, with issue. Contessa Roberta Cassar Bernard, (1984 -. (Natural) Jeremy Cassar Bernard, (2005 -. Contessa Rebecca Cassar Bernard, (1986 -. Contessa Roxanne Cassar Bernard, (1988 -. Contessa Benjamin Cassar Bernard, (1990 -.
. Contessa Mary Anne Bernard, (1961-., married to Chris N.
. Contessa Mary Claire Bernard, (1967-., married to Nicholas Camilleri.
. Contessa May Bernard, (1916-2016), married 1947 to John Symes, with issue.
4.3.1. Conte Dr John Symes, MD, (1942-, married 1975 to Caroline Robertson, with issue.
4.3.2. Contessa Teresa Symes, (1952-, married 1977 to Josef Anastasi, with issue. Contessa Gail Anastasi, married 2003 to Claude Di Stefano, MIMIS, B.Psy. (Hons)
Contessa Sarah Anastasi Contessa Francis Anastasi.


Footnote The 1906 title of Conte Bernard was obviously granted after the conclusion of the 1878 Commission. Therefore there can be no reference to that title in the 1878 report. It should be remembered that the purpose of that report (as the report reads) was to identify those titles which were granted or recognized by the sovereign authorities of Malta during the Government of the Knights of Saint John. Some may argue that this title is not one of those titles ?recognised by the British Monarch?. That argument is flawed because the purpose of the 1878 Commission was not to ?recognize? but to ?identify? those titles which had already been granted or recognized during the Government of the Order (1530-1798). This is better explained by the terms of reference to the Commissioners that ?the Secretary of State for the colonies decided that the heads of the families who, before the annexation of Malta to the British Dominions, obtained tiles of nobility, should in accordance with a precedent during the administration of the late Governor, Sir Henry K. Storks, have precedence of the Chamber of Commerce, and in order to ascertain (etc)?. In this case, the title of Conte Bernard is simply not one of those titles that were obtained during the Government of the Order. See: 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.): see letter of Chief Secretary to Government to Commissioners dated March 8, 1877 (page 52) and http://www.saidvassallo.com/SME/referencegrants.html.

* Conte Sir Edgar Edwin Bernard, Cr: Pasha of Egypt, (1866-1931), 2nd Count Bernard,
Firstly 1893 to Beatrice Petre-Wright, with issue.
Married Secondly 1930 to Vera Maria Hobbs, with further issue.

1. (First Marriage) Conte Lt. Bernard Bernard, (dunm, killed in World War One.)
2. Conte Evelyn Bernard, (1895-..), married Lt.Col. Frederick Fitzgerald Carrol, DSO, and dsp.
3. (Second Marriage) Conte Dr Francis Edgar Bernard, 3rd Count - See Below.


* Conte Dr Francis Edgar Paul Bernard, MB, CH.B..(1931-2014). 3rd Count Bernard,
1956 to Marguerite Bellet, married (2
) to Jacqueline N, with issue.

1. (First Marriage) Conte Paul Bernard, (1957-2015)., 4th Count Bernard, dunm.
. Conte Marc Bernard, (1959-, 5th Count Bernard, married to Sandra N, with issue.
2.1. Conte Mylo Bernard.
2.2. Countesa Freya Bernard.
2.3. Countesa Elisabeth Bernard.