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Maltese title of Barone di Budack (Budaq)(1716)
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* Don Vincenzo de Piro, (1736-99), 2nd Marques de Piro, 2nd Barone di Budaq, married 1757 to Maria Testaferrata Abela SEE: Testaferrata Branch #4 with issue
1. Don Antonio de Piro, (1758-1806), 3rd Marques de Piro, 3rd Barone di Budaq, married 1790 to Teresa Campanella nee dello Re.
1.1. Don Vincenzo de Piro (1785-1840), married 1810 to Loreta Mallia, with issue.
1.1.1. Don Giuseppe de Piro, married 1845 to Maria Antonia Mizzi, with issue
18.104.22.168. Don Loreto de Piro, married Annette Mizzi, with issue
22.214.171.124.1. Dona Aida de Piro, married 1906 to Major. F. Stivala, with issue
126.96.36.199.1.1. Alfred Stivala de Piro, (1912- , married Rose Saydon, with issue
188.8.131.52.1.1.1. Francis Stivala, MOM, (1946-. (primogenial descendant in the line of Vincenzo De Piro) (SEE BELOW)
184.108.40.206.1.1.2. Marquerite Stivala (1944-, married Hon. Anton Tabone, MP. with issue
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Dr Anton Tabone. LLD, married 2006 to Anne Marie Bianchi.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Marc Tabone.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Robert Tabone.
220.127.116.11. Don Antonio de Piro, married firstly to Louisa Borg (with issue); Married secondly to Florence Cowley, with further issue. see http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'oro/depiro1.html
18.104.22.168. Don Fortunato de Piro, married 1893 to Ersilia Leone-Ganado, with issue. see http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'oro/depiro1.html
1.1.2. Dona Antonia de Piro, married 1841 to Gio Batta Mamo-Mompalao, with issue
1.2. Don Sir Giuseppe Maria de Piro GCMG, (1794-1870), (SEE BELOW), Married 1842 to Antonia Moscati-Gatto, 3rd Baroness of Benwarred, dsp.
1.3. Dona Francesca de Piro, (SEE BELOW) (dunm. 1877)
2. Don Giuseppe de Piro-Gourgion, CMG. (died 1857), married 1810 to Gaetana Borg Madiona, with issue
2.1. Don Adriano de Piro-Gourgion, (1817-1866), dunm.
2.2. Don Dr Carmelo de Piro, MD,(1820-69), married 1844 to Gerolama Sceberras D'Amico-Inguanez (See Djar il-Bniet and Buqana) , with issue.
2.2.1. Don Giuseppe de Piro-Gourgion, (1845-1916), CLAIMED THAT THE TITLE WAS EXTINCT (SEE BELOW), dunm.
2.2.2. Don Alessandro de Piro, (1848-98), married 1868 to Ursula Agius-Caruana, with issue
22.214.171.124. Don Dr Carmelo de Piro MD, (1871-1912), married 1908 to Dolores Dyer-Lester, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Dona Maria Pilar De Piro (primogenial descendant in the line of Alessandro De Piro) married Marchese Alexander Apap Bologna , with issue
188.8.131.52. Don Igino de Piro-D'Amico-Inguanez, (SEE BELOW) 7th Barone di Budaq, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, - (1874-1942), married 1901 to Marchesa Nicolina Apap-Bologna dei Marchesi di Gnien-is-Sultan, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, with issue
184.108.40.206.1. Don Jerome de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (SEE BELOW) 8th Barone di Budaq, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, - (1914-97), married 1938 to Philomena Cassar Torreggiani, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Don Nicholas de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, KM, MOM. (SEE BELOW) 9th Barone di Budaq, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, - (See Seven Generations of Ancestors), ( 1941-, married 1970 to Frances Wilson, with issue
18.104.22.168.1.1.1. Don Cosimo de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (1971-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, - married to Lisa Cheong Shao Fen, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Dona Serafina de Piro, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
188.8.131.52.1.1.2. Don Clement de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (1972-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 2013 Valletta to Caroline Marbot, (a descendant of King George I of Great Britain and Hannover and Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia), with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Don Alexander de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (2014 -, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Don Maximilian de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (2016-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
126.96.36.199.1.1.3. Don Anton Joseph de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (1985-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
188.8.131.52.1.1.4. Dona Mary Louisa de Piro D'Amico-Inguanez, (1974-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Hugh Preston, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Nicholas Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Mary Benedicta Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Edward Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Isabella Preston, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
18.104.22.168.1.2. Dona Rosemary Madeleine de Piro, (1943-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary., married 1974 to Dr. John O'Connell M.R.C.P, with issue
22.214.171.124.1.2.1. Thomas Augustus O'Connell, (1975-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary., married to Luisa Basile Cherubino, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Jack O'Connell, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
184.108.40.206.1.2.2. James Plunkett O'Connell, (1976-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
220.127.116.11.1.2.3. Victoria Adelina O'Connell, (1978-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
18.104.22.168.1.3. Dona Mary Theresia de Piro, (1946-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1974 to Simon Bailey, with issue
22.214.171.124.1.3.1. Sebastian Bailey, (1975-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary., married to Juliet Gordon-Steward, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Genevieve Baily, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Miranda Baily, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
18.104.22.168.1.3.2. Paul Jerome Bailey, (1977-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
22.214.171.124.1.4. Dona Mary Elizabeth de Piro, (1950-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1977 to Ralph Bianchi.
126.96.36.199.1.5. Dona Mary Margaret de Piro, (1951-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1978 to Architect Paul Bianchi B.E&A., A.&C.E.
188.8.131.52.2. Dona Marie de Piro, (1902-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Nicolino Trapani-Galea-Feriol, with issue. (See San Marciano)
184.108.40.206.3. Dona Cecilia de Piro, (1904-), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married firstly to Marchese Nazzareno Zimmermann-Barbaro, with issue. Married Secondly to Professor John Pick.
220.127.116.11.4. Dona Monica de Piro, (1909-2004), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married Col. John Edward Toole Nelson, dsp.
18.104.22.168. Don Rev. Santo de Piro, (1873-1929), dunm.
22.214.171.124. Don Alberto de Piro, (1877-99), dunm.
126.96.36.199. Don Rev. Mgr. Giuseppe de Piro, (1877-1933), dunm. (Web Site Press Here).
188.8.131.52. Don Dr. Guido de Piro MD, (1879-., married Berta Capone, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Dona Francoise de Piro,(1909-), married 1953 to Eduardo Romeo Leopardi. dsp.
220.127.116.11.2. Dona Marie de Piro, O.M., (1908-). Mother-General of the Dorothean Congregation.
18.104.22.168. Don Gio Pio de Piro, (1881-), married Emma dei Baroni Gauci-Tramblet, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Don Dr Alessandro de Piro Gourgion LLD, (1917-died), married to Doris Sultana (d. 2006), dsp.
126.96.36.199.2. Dona Bertha de Piro Gourgion, (1910 - 2012)., married to Anthony Cassar Torreggiani, with issue.
188.8.131.52.3. Dona Miriam de Piro Gourgion, (1924- 2015), married to Antonio Pace, with issue.
184.108.40.206.3.1. Sandra Pace, married to Noel Radmilli, with issue.
220.127.116.11.3.1.1. Rachel Radmilli.
18.104.22.168.3.1.2. Paul Radmilli.
22.214.171.124.3.2. Mark Pace, married to Marianna N.
126.96.36.199.3.3. Marian Pace, married to Christopher Galea.
188.8.131.52.3.4. John Pace, married to Olga N.
184.108.40.206. Dona Maria Teresa de Piro, (1869-1920), married the Marchese Paolo Apap Bologna (See Gnien is-Sultan)
220.127.116.11. Dona Maria de Piro, married to Dr. Alfredo Stilon MD, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Dr Alessandro Stilon de Piro LLD, (1897-1970), married to Evelyn Bonavia, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Lea Stilon de Piro, married to Dr Henry Harding MD, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1.1. Henry Harding.
188.8.131.52.1.1.2. Jacqueline Harding.
184.108.40.206.1.1.3. Mark Harding.
220.127.116.11.1.2. Dr Mario Stilon de Piro MD, MFOM, DPM, DIH, DTM&H, (1928-, married to Marie Josette Cauchi Inglott, (d. 2017), with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.2.1. Nadine Stilon de Piro, Dipl. Gestalt, ECP, (1955-, married to Joe Louis Bonnici, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Laura Bonnici, B.A (Hons), (1985 Geneva-., married to Conte Mark Gasan.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Sandra Bonnici, (1987 Geneva-, married to Marc Urpani.
220.127.116.11.1.2.2. Karen Stilon de Piro, married (1) to Jean Pierre Pelosi, married (2) to Daniele Polotto, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. (First Marriage) Dr Jennifer Pelosi LLD, (1985-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Julia Pelosi, (1986-.
184.108.40.206.2. Victor Stilon de Piro, married to Lilian Manduca dei Conti di Montalto, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.1. Mila Stilon de Piro, married to Antonio Pignatelli.
18.104.22.168.2.2. Mary Stilon de Piro, (1924-2010), married to Dr Maurice Agius Vadula, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.2.1. Sr Celia Agius Vadula, Nun.
126.96.36.199.2.2.2. Marisa Agius Vadula, married to Anthony Hayhurst, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Richard Hayhurst.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Paul Hayhurst.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Robert Hayhurst.
188.8.131.52.2.2.3. Christine Agius Vadula, married to Hugh Peralta.
184.108.40.206.2.2.4. Thomas Agius Vadula, married to Contessa Patricia Attard Montalto dei Baroni di Benuwarrad, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Contessa Francesca Agius Vadula.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Conte Michael Agius Vadula.
188.8.131.52.2.2.5.John Agius Vadula, married to Julia N, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Emma Agius Vadula.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Sophie Agius Vadula.
126.96.36.199.2.3. Rudolph Stilon de Piro, married to Joan Farrugia.
188.8.131.52.2.4. Franco Stilon de Piro, married to Lorna Pidgeon, with issue.
184.108.40.206.2.4.1. Sarah Stilon, married to Robert Sammut.
220.127.116.11.2.4.2. Simon Stilon, married to Nicola N.
18.104.22.168.2.4.3. Sophia Stilon, married to Matthew Quinian.
22.214.171.124.3. Ernesto Stilon de Piro.
126.96.36.199.4. Beatrice Stilon de Piro, PEP, (1905-2008), married to Professor Felice Cremona LLD.
188.8.131.52.5. Elena Stilon de Piro, (1903-, married to Magistrate Dr Vincent Refalo LLD.
2.2.3. Dona Filomena de Piro, married Marchese Emmanuele Testaferrata Bonici Ghaxaq SEE: Testaferrata Branch #2
2.3. Dona Teresa de Piro, married Alessandro Sceberras D'Amico (See Castel Cicciano) and dsp.
2.4. Don Francesco Saverio de Piro, CMG, Marquis de Piro (Revived 1870 see footnote), (1824-94), Married 1856 to Adelaide Testaferrata (SEE: Testaferrata Branch #1), with issue. see http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'oro/depiro1.html
3. Dona Anna de Piro, married Marchese Salvatore Testaferrata Olivier SEE: Testaferrata Branch #3
4. Dona Veneranda de Piro, married Emmanuele Moscati Cassia (See Grua)
5. Maria Teresa de Piro, married Marchese Salvatore Cassar Desain SEE: Testaferrata Branch #3
5.1. Annunicata Testaferrata, married 1818 to Dr Bartolomeo Grech Delicata, with issue.
5.1.1. Rev. Mgr Don Salvatore Grech-Delicata, (SEE BELOW) . dunm
6. Dona Antonia de Piro, married 1797 to Marchese Romualdo Barbaro (See San Giorgio), dsp.
7. Dona Eugenia de Piro.
Footnote #1: Gio Pio De Piro was one of the very first recipients of the right to Illustrissimo e Nobile. Owing to a great abuse which had crept in, of notaries and lawyers giving the style of Nobile and Illustrissimo to many persons indiscriminately in public documents, the Grand Master de Vilhena issued a Pragmatic in the year 1725 in which he criminalized such unauthorized use. A copy verbatim of the Pragmatic dated 30th April 1725 is found in the sub-Enclosure in Enclosure No. 3 in the letter from Governor Simmons to The Earl of Derby dated 28 October 1884 which is published in Copies or Extracts of Correspondence with reference to the Maltese Nobility (In Continuation of C-3812) presented to the House of Lords by Command of Her Majesty, May 1886. In the said copy verbatim, there is what appears to be an exhaustive list of the persons who at different times received from the said Grandmaster and his successors, an exception from the aforesaid pragmatic, thereby allowing them the right to use the styles of Most Illustrious and Noble, namely: (1) Milite Barone Marc' Antonio Inguanez (See Djar il-Bniet) and his wife Baronessa Inguanez (See Gomerino) (30 April 1725); (2)Barone di Cicciano Fabritio Testaferrata (See:Castel Cicciano) and his mother the Baronessa di Gomerino Beatrice Cassia Testaferrata (See Gomerino), (11 May 1725), (3) Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri Mario Testaferrata (See: San Vincenzo Ferreri) (9 July 1725), (4) Carlo Falson (See Falson), and Eleanora Testaferrata (See: Capo di Ferro) (13 June 1726), (5) Barone di San Marciano Diego Galea Feriolo (See: San Marciano), (2 September 1726), (6) Barone Gio Pio De Piro (See De Piro) (19 March 1727), (7) Canon Giuseppe di Costanzo (See Paganica), and Donna Rosa (See De Noto),widow of Gio Battista di Costanzo (24 May 1729), (8) Barone Isidoro Viani (See: Tabria), (27 June 1730), (9) D. Vincenzo Platamone (See Platamone),and Antonio Bonnici (??), (10) Baldassare Bonnici (13 January 1732), (11) Calcerano Mompalao (See: Mompalao)), Giuseppe and Caterina Cuschieri (See: Frigenuini) (6 March 1732), (12) Barone Saverio Gatt (See: Benwarrad) (23 August 1737), (13) Signor Ludovico Bianchi (See: Bianchi) (25 October 1741), (14) Dr.Ugolino Bonnici (5 September 1794), (15) Dr. Saverio Crispo (See:Crispo) (??)
Footnote #2: The title of Barone di Budack was created by Grand Master Perellos, by a diploma of the 23rd April 1716 to Gio Pio De Piro, and to such of his descendents as the last holder should name, and, in default of nomination, to the first born child, not being a member of the clergy, secular or regular. He was invested in that title on the 25 April 1716. Succession to the title was not complete until the successor was invested. The 1878 Commissioners described the terms of the patent of creation as being nearly identical with that contained in the charter of the Barone di Gomerino. The terms of this patent of creation read as follows: Tibi Joanni Pio De Piro et post tui obituum uni ex filiis vel filiabus legitimis et naturabilibus, ex te et Nobili Anna Gourgion tua conjuge procreatis vel procreandis quem vel quam omni futuro tempore et in perpetuum. Tu et quilibet seu quaelibet ex tuis successoribus in dicta Baronia constitutus seu respective constituta, malueritis eligendum vel eligendam, tribuimus, concedimus et donamus hujusmodique titulo insignimus ac Baronem dicto Feudi de Budacco constituimus et ita nominari posse et debere....Hoc etiam addito, quod in casu tui vel tuorum in infinitum decessus, absque ulla nominatione vel electione dictui tituli seu Baroniae, ex nunc censeatur nominatus et electus Primogenitus, nisi erit ad sacros Ordines promotus et in Religione professus, et in defectu marium foemina primogenita... (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.)
Footnote #3: The Grand Masters created a number of titles which contemplated the right to nominate a successor. e.g. Gomerino (Testaferrata et Cassia - 1710), Budack (De Piro- 1716), San Marciano (Galea Feriolo - 1726), Tabria (Viani - 1728), Culeja (Bonnici - 1737), and Marsa (Castelletti – 1725). The faculty to nominate a successor was effective only if sanctioned by the Grand Master.
Footnote #4: Sir Giuseppe Maria De Piro (1.2.) had an elder brother Vincenzo (1.1.) who was born prior to their parents’ marriage. According to the terms of the 1716 patent, Vincenzo (184.108.40.206.) could not have succeeded the title of Barone di Budack because the terms read: filiabus legitimis et naturabilibus. On the assumption that Vincenzo (1.1.) is excluded for these reasons, it follows that Giuseppe Maria was the primogenial descendant of Gio Pio De Piro, but see notes below.
Footnote #5: The 1878 Commissioners remarked that the only gentleman who claimed this title was Monsignor Don Salvatore Grech Delicata (5.1.1.) a lineal descendent of Gio Pio De Piro, who was nominated to the succession of the title by the last holder of it, Baronessa Francesca De Piro. Although not other person has appeared to claim the present title, Giuseppe DePiro (2.2.1.), however, who is also one of the descendents of the original grantee, has laid before the Commission an oppository nota accompanied by several documents, calling in question Monsignor Delicata's claim, and contending that the title of Barone di Budack, having since a long time become extinct, the estate annexed thereto had devolved upon him by the title of a Primogenitura.The Royal Commissioners decided not to express any opinion, limiting themselves to saying that it would be prudent not to hear the claimants. 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 Report Paras. 27-28).
Footnote #6: After the death of her brother Giuseppe Maria, Francesca De Piro (1.3) became the primogenial descendant of Gio Pio De Piro within the terms of the 1716 grant. By means of a series of wills made between 20 April 1874 and 13 November 1875,Francesca nominated her cousin Monsignor Grech Delicata (5.1.1.) to succeed her in the 1716 barony as well as the property which was entailed by Gio Pio’s father, Lorenzo Ubaldesco De Piro by means of a deed made in the acts of Notary Gaspare Domenico Chircop of the 30 April 1717, whereby the usufruct of certain properties were to be enjoyed by the possessor of the title granted in 1716 with the proviso that should Gio. Pio’s descendants no longer enjoy that title, then the properties would be erected into a majorat stemming from the same Gio Pio preferring all agnatial descendants to female descendants. Giuseppe DePiro (2.2.1.), who was the next in line after Francesca, contested the nomination in favour of the Monsignor.
Footnote #7:. Giuseppe De Piro’s claim rested on two main points, the first that according to him, all titles of nobility had become extinct and secondly that Francesca’s mental state was questioned. It appears that for Giuseppe, his goal was not the title per se but rather the enjoyment of a primogenitura. Giuseppe explained that the terms of the 1717 entail meant that Francesca was precluded from enjoying the entail. Giuseppe Depiro further claimed the title was extinct by reason of the French occupation (which abolished titles of nobility) and also because although Gio Pio was duly invested, his successor and the latter's descendants (namely Antonio De Piro, Vincenzo Depiro, Antonio Depiro the junior and Giuseppe Maria Depiro) were never so invested and never paid relative homage consisting of two guns and that although each one of them abusivamente used that title, they enjoyed the properties not by virtue of the 1716 barony but by virtue of the 1717 deed.
The Court of Appeal dismissed Giuseppe De Piro’s first claim that the title had become extinct on the grounds that the French decrees had no effect because in 1800 Malta reverted to its rightful owner the King of Naples: La cessione, quindi, che il Gran Mastro e I Cavalieri di S. Giovanno fecero il 12 Giugno 1798, alla Repubblica Francese, non aveva, come tale, alcun effetto legale; poiche’ subito che essi abbandonarono Malta e le altre due isole, questi ritornarano al Re di Napoli, come successore di Carlo V nel Regno delle Due Sicilie.
The Court also dismissed Giuseppe’s other claim based on the fact that the holders were not duly invested because that requirement, said the court, had fallen into desuetude. L’obbligo di chiedere l’investitura e di fare omaggio non era nella Bolla del Gran Maestro imposto sotto pena di decadenza del titolo. E sotto il Governo successivo, l’obbligo medesimo ando’ completamente in disuso rispetto a tutti i titoli di nobilta’ conceduti dai Gran Maestri.
The Court did however uphold Giuseppe’s other claim that her wills made between 1874 and 1875 were invalid for no other reason but her incapacity of mind.
The Court was not asked to consider whether a testamentary nomination was effective only if sanctioned by the Grand Master.
Footnote #8: In arriving at its conclusion that Francesca was mentally infirm, the Court considered that non era capace di comprendere la lettura di una novella o di una comedia di Goldoni and proceeded thereafter to examine the reasonableness of Francesca nominating somebody who albeit related was not descended in the agnatial line from Gio Pio DePiro. The Court of Appeal gave much importance to the consideration that l’oggetto della disposizione nel caso presente non era un lascito di una cosa di poco momento che avesse potuto essere data a chichissia senza dare torto ad alcuno, ovvero senza privarne alcuno il quale avesse ragionevole motivo di aspettarsela. E un titolo di nobbilta’ conceduto dal Gran Maestro a Gio Pio De Piro, pel lustro di lui stesso e della sua famiglia, e dotato dal padre dello stesso Gio Paolo pel decoro della stessa famiglia nella persona del possessore, con usufrutto di beni i quali erano stati dal padre medesimo, insieme con altri irrivocabilmente donati a tutti i suoi figli. The Court eventually declared Francesca mad.
The genealogical table in the court record does not take into account the line of descent from Vincenzo de Piro (1.1.). This is probably due to the fact that the said Vincenzo was not born legitimate for the purposes of the 1716 barony and the 1717 deed, but see notes below.
Footnote #9: Published sources report that on the 5 December 1807 the courts of Malta upheld the primogenial and fedecommissary rights due to Vincenzo and his descendants. (See Gauci Charles, The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble families of Malta, Vol. 2, PEG Publications, 1992, Table 74. On the basis of the latter information, Giuseppe De Piro and the Monsignor should have known better than produce an incomplete family tree. Had the Monsignor defended himself by invoking Vincenzo’s senior descent, the Monsignor would have implicitly acknowledged that Francesca could not have nominated him in the first place. Equally, had Giuseppe mentioned the existence of Vincenzo’s legitimated status, he would have risked having his own case thrown out altogether.
Footnote #10: Following the 1716 grant, and order of primogeniture without considering the 1807 judgment, succession is reckoned as follows: Gio Pio De Piro (1st Baron), Vincenzo De Piro (2nd Baron, grandson), Antonio De Piro (3rd), Giuseppe Maria De Piro (4th), Francesca De Piro (5th), Giuseppe De Piro (6th), Carmelo De Piro (7th), Maria Pilar Apap Bologna, (8th) and Carmelo Apap Bologna (9th). On the other hand, it appears that Giuseppe De Piro (6th) ‘nominated’ as successor his younger nephew Igino De Piro D’Amico Inguanez. Following this private transaction, one also finds the following persons enumerated as title holders Igino De Piro (7th, ‘by nomination’), Jerome De Piro D’Amico Inguanez (8th, following a ‘nomination’ in favour of Igino), Nicholas John De Piro De Piro D’Amico Inguanez (9th Baron, following a ‘nomination’ in favour of Igino).
Footnote #11: On the assumption that neither the 1807 judgment has the effect, as it states, of reintegrating the primogenial and fedecommissary rights due to Vincenzo De Piro (1.1.) thereby invalidating the nomination made by Giuseppe (2.2.1.), without having to make the considerations, succession is recknoned as follows: Gio Pio De Piro (1st Baron), Vincenzo De Piro (2nd Baron, grandson), Antonio De Piro (3rd), Vincenzo De Piro (4th), Giuseppe son of Vincenzo De Piro (5th), Loreto De Piro (6th), Aida Stivala (7th), Alfred Stivala De Piro (8th) and Francis Stivala (9th).
Footnote #12: There exists no evidence that the Grand Masters acquiesced to subjecting the remainder of the 1716 grant to a private entail established in 1717. In the case of the title of Barone di Gomerino we see the acts of the 1737 investiture making reference to a private entail. In the case of the title of Conte della Catena we find the grant of 1745 making reference to a private entail, and in the case of Barone di Buleben we find a personal grant of a title being later subjected to the terms of yet another private entail. However, in the case of the title of Barone di Budack there appears to be no similar documentation supporting the argument that the 1716 was rendered subject to the terms of the 1717 entail. Therefore insofar as the 1716 grant of the title of Barone di Budack it is the terms of the grant which prevail rather than the terms of the entail. (See above).
* Titled (In the line of Alessandro De Piro (Died 1898) and by excluding the line of Vincenzo De Piro): barone Carmel Apap Bologna Sceberras D’Amico Inguanez, as the present Baron of Budaq
Special Terms (Grant): "Tibi Joanni Pio De Piro et post tui obituum uni ex filiis vel filiabus legitimis et naturabilibus, ex te et Nobili Anna Gourgion tua conjuge procreatis vel procreandis quem vel quam omni futuro tempore et in perpetuum. Tu et quilibet seu quaelibet ex tuis successoribus in dicta Baronia constitutus seu respective constituta, malueritis eligendum vel eligendam, tribuimus, concedimus et donamus hujusmodique titulo insignimus ac Baronem dicto Feudi de Budacco constituimus et ita nominari posse et debere....Hoc etiam addito, quod in casu tui vel tuorum in infinitum decessus, absque ulla nominatione vel electione dictui tituli seu Baroniae, ex nunc censeatur nominatus et electus Primogenitus, nisi erit ad sacros Ordines promotus et in Religione professus, et in defectu marium foemina primogenita....
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