Letters Patent or noble tenure

Last Update: 11-09-2013.

 

An offical listing for those that are descendants proven and are noted clearly in their hereditary honour. This title was recognised by the Kings of Sicily and the title is also recognised as being "Italian" and under those circumstances is considered under Italian law. This also includes the basis of Nobility law passed in 1926, where hereditary titles are succeeded from male to male and not through female descent. On conclusion any male descendants born before the Decree number 1489 of 16 August 1926 is considered lawful to continue the style of Conte and Contessa, To read further the rules and regulations press link.

 

Patent One:

 

Title: Counts of the Byzantine Empire (sives Eastern Roman Empire)      

 

Created:  c.1320

 

To: Milite Riccardo di Vassallo

 

By: Emperor Andronicus II of the Byzantine Empire.

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

  

Patent Two

 

Title: Counts of the Byzantine Empire (sives Eastern Roman Empire)      

 

Created:  1349

 

To: Count Giovanni de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Emperor John VI Cantacuzanus of the Byzantine Empire.

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 

Patent Three

 

Title: Counts of the Byzantine Empire (sives Eastern Roman Empire)      

 

Created:  c.1380

 

To: Count Riccardo de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Lords  of Lesbos

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 

Patent Four       

 

Title: Counts of the Byzantine Empire (sives Eastern Roman Empire)       

 

Created:  1405

 

To: Count Antonio de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Kingdom of Cyprus by King Janus.

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 

Patent Four       

 

Title: Conte Vassallo-Paleologos 1455        

 

Created:  1455

 

To: Count Niccolo’ de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Kingdom of Sicily

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 Present descendants can style: All descendants can style Count or Countess, or “dei Conti” after their surname.

 

Patent Five     

 

Title: Conte Vassallo-Paleologos 1487      

 

Created:  1487

 

To: Count Pietro de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Kingdom of Cyprus, Queen Catherine Cornaro.

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 Present descendants can style: All descendants can style Count or Countess, or “dei Conti” after their surname.

 

Patent Six   

 

Title: Conte Vassallo-Paleologos    

 

Created:  1623

 

To: Count Matteo de Vassallo-Paleologo

 

By: Grand Master Lius Mendez de Vasconcellos

 

Remainder: to his legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity

 

Present Holder: All descendants are able to use the title of Count.

 

 Present descendants can style: All descendants can style Count or Countess, or “dei Conti” after their surname.

 

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