The Barony of Buqana in Malta.
“Una delle piu’ antiche, e principali famiglie Maltesi, e’ stata questa, mentre fin del 1372 si fa’ memoria di Guglielmo Murina, che sia stato Capitano della nostra Citta, & Isola, proveduto, & investito nell’istesso anno dal Re’ Federico Terzo (ritrovandosi allora in Malta) per I suoi fedeli servigi, del feudo di Bucane, con le seguente parole: “Notum fieri volumes universes, praesentibus, & futuris, quod ad humilem supplicationem culmini nostro factam per Guillelmum Murinam de Melivets fidelem nostrum; Considerantes puram fidem, & devotionem sinceram, quas idem Guillelmus erga Celsitudinem nostram semper gessit & gerit, ac grata, & accepta servitia per eum Maiestati nostra collate fidelitate serventi, & viribus indesesis, & c eidem Guillelmo, & suis haeredibus, etc quoddam tenimentum terrarium Curiae nostrae vovatum Bucane, & c sub servitio unius equi alforrati, & c & ex certa nostra scientia duximus cocedendum & c. Dat. In Insula Meliveti anno Domino Incarnationis MCCCLXXII.XII Novembris XI. Ind. Il suo proprio originale fu’ da noi veduto, e letto; benche’ si ritrovi eziando transontato negli’ atti di Gonsalvo Canciur nel 1510, ad istanzia del Barone Giacomo Angaraldo Inguanes, possedendo hoggi il feudo I suoi successori.” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647)) Last Update: 09-09-2021.
Granted to: Guglielmo Murina, Capitano della Verga 1372.
By: Frederick III, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 4th November 1377 in Malta.
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
British Crown Recognition: 1878.
List of Title holders: (Hyperlinks for genealogy listing)
1. Gugliemo Murina, succeeded by his eldest daughter.
2. Margherita Murina, 2nd Baronessa, (d. 1397), succeeded by her eldest daughter.
3. Paola di Castelli dei Baroni di Roccella, 3rd Baronessa, and her Husband, Francesco Gatto was created Barone di Buqana 1397, succeeded by her daughter.
4. Imperia Gatto, 4th Baronessa, (d. 1458), succeeded by her eldest son.
5. Angeraldo Inguanez, 5th Barone, (d. 1472), succeeded by his son.
6. Antonio Angeraldo Inguanez, 6th Barone, (d. 1487), succeeded by his son.
7. Giacomo Angeraldo Inguanez, 7th Barone, (d. 1564), succeeded by his son.
8. Marco Angarao Inguanez, 8th Barone, (d. 1577), succeeded by eldest son.
9. Giacomo Angaro Inguanez, 9th Barone, (d. 1599), succeeded by his brother.
10. Antonio Angeraldo Inguanez, 10th Barone, (d. 1606), succeeded by his younger son, while eldest brother was abroad.
11. Marco Inguanez, 11th Barone, (d. 1611), succeeded by his eldest brother.
12. Alessandro Inguanez, 12th Barone, (d. 1660), succeeded by his son.
13. Marc’Antonio Inguanez, 13th Barone, (d. 1682), succeeded by his only son.
14. Marc’Antonio Inguanez, 14th Barone, (d. 1760). title went into dormancy.
Title went dormant amongst two claimants, the Grand Master later confirmed Gio Francesco d’Amico as the next titleholder, while the illegitimate branch of the direct line continued to style the title till this day.
Claimant 1 ;- direct descendant of the 13th Barone.
15. Contessa Maria Inguanez, (d. 1778), great grand niece of the 14th Barone, 15th de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest daughter.
16. Contessa Giacobina Tanti, (d. 1783), 16th de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest daughter.
17. Contessa Margherita Spiteri, (d. 1812), 17th de jure Baroness, suceeded by her eldest daughter.
18. Contessa Anna Farrugia, (d. 1846), 18th de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest son.
19. Conte Angelo Farrugia, (d. 1898), 19th de jure Barone, succeeded by his eldest daughter.
20. Contessa Maria Ciangura, (d. 1923), 20th de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest daughter.
21. Contessa Marianna Bugeja, (d. 1973), 21st de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest daughter.
22. Contessa Maria Vassallo, (d. 1991), 22nd de jure Baroness, succeeded by her eldest son.
23. Principe Giuseppe Said, (1949-, 23rd de jure Barone di Djar il-Bniet.
Heir: Conte Charles Said-Vassallo, (1971-
Claimant 2 ;- Descendant of the 12th Barone.
15. Gio Francesco d’Amico Inguanez, (d. 1779), first cousin, twice removed, 15th Barone, succeeded by his son.
16. Claudio Emanuele d’Amico Inguanez, (d. 1782), 16th Barone, succeeded by his uncle.
17. Alessandro d’Amico Inguanez, (d. 1802), 17th Barone, succeeded by his son.
18. Vincenzo d’Amico Inguanez, (d. 1850), 18th Barone, succeeded by his sister.
19. Maria Teresa d’Amico Inguanez, (d. 1880), 19th Baroness, succeeded by her grand niece
20. .Maria Francesca Carmen Sceberras d’Amico Inguanez, 20th Baroness, (d. 1947), succeeded by her nephew.
21. Alexander Arthur Chesney Sceberras d’Amico-Inguanez, (d. 1960), 21st Baron, succeeded by his sister.
22. Frances Mary Chesney Sceberras d’Amico-Inguanez, (d. 1981), 22nd Baroness, title went into dormancy, later succeeded by Great, great great great grandson of the 17th Barone.
23. Marchese Dr Carmelo Apap Bologna Sceberras d’Amico-Inguanez, (1939-2021), 23rd Barone di Buqana, succeeded by his eldest son.
24. Marchese Francesco Apap Bologna, (1963-, 24th Barone di Buqana.
Heir: Marchese James Apap Bologna, Baroncino di Buqana.
Articles relating to this title:
1. The Maltese fiefdom of Djar il-Bniet e Buqana.
2. Two D’Amico-Inguanez families.
3. TABULAR VIEW OF PUBLISHED INCONSISTENCIES RELATING TO THE ORIGIN OF NOBILIARY TITLES CONNECTED TO MALTA (TITLES ORIGINATING PRE-1798 ONLY).
4. An Introduction to the Nobility in Malta.