The Noble Family of Delia.

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This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647).

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Milite Matteo Delie, married to Stefana Cagege, with issue.

1. Giudice Matteo II Delie, Privilegi dell’Isola 1433, married (c. 1440) to Eva Cagege, with issue.

1.1. Matteo III Delie, married (c. 1470) to Nobile Vincenza de Licata, with issue.

1.1.1. Matteo IV de Lia (sives Delia), married (c. 1510) to Fatima Raficano, with issue. Matteo V de Lia, married (c. 1550) to Donna Lorenza Peralta, with issue. Matteo VI de Lia, married to Donna Laura Florenza Peralta, with issue. Fra Matteo VII de Lia, dunm. Violante Delia, married 1628 Valletta to Errigo La Ferla. Caterina Delia, married 1635 Valletta to Antonio Rumara. Teresa Delia, married (1) 1641 Valletta to Angelo Borg, married (2) 1645 Valletta to Nobile Giovanni Imbroglio. Bernardo Delie, married to Ventura N, with issue. Isabella Delie, married 1603 Vittoriosa to Antonio De Cicho. Filippo sives ‘Rafaele‘ Delia, Magazzeniere dell’Universita., married (1) 1558 Vittoriosa to Caterina Farrugia, married (2) 1559 Vittoriosa to Giulia Vella., with issue. (First Marriage) Caterina Delia, married 1577 Vittoriosa to Aloisio Asciak.  (Second Marriage) Matteolo VIII Delia., married 1611 Vittoriosa to Nobile Chiara Bonici., with issue. Domitilla Delia., married 1623 Vittoriosa to Gio Batta Zammit. Faustina Delia., married 1652 Vittoriosa to Salvatore Balzano. Natalizia Delia., married 1638 to Gio Francesco Gauci. Accusfia Delia.’ Nun’, dunm. Orsola Delia., married 1652 Vittoriosa to Gio Battista Barbara. Speranza Delia, dunm.l. (illegitimate with a Knight) Carlo Delia, married 1656 Mdina to Caterina Ciantar, with issue. Maria Delia, married 1677 Qormi to Paolo Grech. Vittoria Delia, married 1670 Mdina to Domenico Calleja. Pietro Delia, Capitano della San Elmo, married (1) to Margherita N, married (2) 1634 Valletta to Maruzza Dimech, with issue.

1, (First Marriage) Michele Delia, married 1628 Valletta to Grazia de Rodo. Gio Antonio Delia, married 1615 Zejtun to Alonsica Farrugia, with issue. Giovanni Delia, married 1670 Valletta to Teresa Bonavia. Caterina Delia, married (1) 1682 Vittoriosa to Antonio Mizzi, married (2) 1687 Vittoriosa to Giacomo Vella. Sevustualla Delia, married 1646 Senglea to Alonso Robao. Isabella Delia, married 1647 Senglea to Gioacchino Venera. Maddalena Delia, married 1632 Senglea to Francesco Romlo. (Second Marriage) Anna Delia, married 1662 Valletta to Barthelamy Jorvan of France. (illegitimate /Adopted) N. Delia, married 1627 Valletta to Didaco Martino Toledo of Spain. Giuliano Delia, married 1571 Qormi to Imperia Casha, with issue. Vincenzo Delia, married (1) 1603 Qormi to Caterina Galdes, married (2) 1605 Qormi to Caterina Spiteri, with issue. (Second Marriage) Domenico Delia., married 1636 Qormi to Marietta Fenech, with issue. Francesco Delia., married 1675 Qormi to Angelica Tonna., with issue. Agostino Delia, married 1717 Qormi to Angelica Tonna. Maruzzo Delia, married 1720 Cospicua to Francesca N. Salvatore Delia, married 1684 Qormi to Maria Cuschieri. Antonino Delia, married 1681 Qormi to Maruzza Magro. Caterina Delia, married 1666 Qormi to Ignazio Galea. Sevastualla Delia, married 1677 Valletta to Mario Summuetti. Domenica Delia, married 1688 Valletta to Niccolo di Marioti. Carlo Delia, married 1645 Qormi to Caterina Sacco. Salvatore Delia, married 1652 Valletta to Caterina Grech. Angelica Delia, married 1645 Qormi to Giacomo Sacco. Maria Delia, married 1628 Qormi to Giovanni Violardo. Giovanna Delia, married 1662 Qormi to Gregorio Frendo. Domenica Delia, married 1635 Qormi to Scipione Caruana. Barbara Delia, married 1644 Qormi to Tomaso Azzopardi. Tomaso Delia, married to Clemenza N, with issue. Agostino Delia, married 1652 Siggiewi to Giovannella Balzan, with issue. Grazio Delia., married 1679 Qormi to Caterina Schembri, with issue. Grazio Delia, married 1706 Lija to Caterina Schembri., with issue. Giuseppe Delia., married 1744 Qormi to Eleanora Barbara., with issue. Teresa Delia, married 1782 Qormi to Daniele Coleiro. Angelica Delia., married 1771 Qormi  to Giovanni Schembri. Carlo Delia, married 1803 Valletta to Marianna Schembri d’Armenia, with issue. Giuseppe Delia, married 1833 Valletta to Margarita Delia (d/o Giuseppe and Maria Andreotti). Alessandro Delia, married 1835 Valletta to Carmela Mifsud, with issue. Alessandro Delia, married 1862 Birkirkara to Maria Angelica Debono. Orazio Delia, married 1787 Valletta to Margherita Calafato, with issue. Giuseppe Delia, married 1855 Valletta to Carmela Bibsea. Maria Delia, married 1768 Qormi to Paolo Camilleri. Anna Delia, married 1776 Qormi to Lorenzo Zammit. Grazio Delia, married 1734 Qormi to Maria Xicluna di Lorenzo, with issue.

1.. Giuseppe Delia, married 1770 Qormi to Diana Cilia. Pasquale Delia, married 1681 Valletta to Angelica Fenech, with issue. Rosa Delia, married 1711 Valletta to Geronimo Ritorto. Caterina Delia, married 1707 Valletta to Baldassare Stuzzini. Giovanni Delia, married 1639 Siggiewi to Domenica Bonnici, with issue. Teresa Delia, married 1683 Cospicua to Antonio Cotando. Caterina Delia, married 1635 Qormi to Niccolo Spiteri, with issue. Angelina Spiteri, married 1654 Qormi to Pietro Mallia. Giovanna Delia, married 1630 Qormi to Gio Maria Debono. Maria Delia, married 1639 Qormi to Gio Paolo Xicluna. Lorenzo Delia, married 1594 Qormi to Domenica Micallef, with issue. Salvatore Delia, married 1648 Qormi to Antonia Felice. Gio Maria Delia, married 1677 Qormi to Gioannella Galdes, with issue. Vincenzo Delia, married 1675 Cospicua to Maria della Vallona, with issue. Michele Delia, married 1708 Senglea to Maria Calleja, with issue. Giuseppe Delia, married 1755 Cospicua to Maria Xiberras, with issue. Evangelista Delia, married 1773 Cospicua to Paolo Failla, married (2) 1783 Cospicua to Agostino Saliba. Paola Delia, married 1787 Valletta to Salvatore Libreri. Michele Delia, married 1754 Cospicua to Teresa Farrugia. Rocco Gaetano Delia, married (1) 1704 Vittoriosa to Agnese Gauci, married (2) 1712 Vittoriosa to Maria Ellul, with issue. (First Marriage) Gio Paolo Delia, married 1745 Vittoriosa to Lucrezia Caponetti. Dr Michele Angelo Delia JUD, married 1751 Senglea to Agata Salsedo, with issue. Margherita Delia, married 1785 Cospicua to Baldassare Xerri. Lazzaro Delia, married 1726 Cospicua to Maria Cachia, with issue. Giovanna Rosa Delia, married 1776 Cospicua to Valerio Cassar. Generosa Delia, married 1753 Cospicua to Francesco de Giorgio. Margherita Delia, married 1772 Cospicua to Salvatore Oduardo. Paola Delia, married 1717 Zejtun to Gio Maria Biasi. Antonina Delia, married 1709 Qormi to Tomaso Baldacchino. Caterina Delia, married 1710 Cospicua to Giovanni Chircop. Maria Delia, married 1717 Cospicua to Giuseppe Cassar. Giovanni Delia, married 1659 Qormi to Giovannella Zammit. Francesco Delia, married (1) 1660 Qormi to Domenica Valletta, married (2) 1678 Valletta to Flaminea Mifsud, with issue. (Second Marriage) Antonio Delia, married 1707 Valletta to Palma Spiteri, with issue. Francesco Delia, married (1) 1731 Valletta to Maddalena Zammit, married (2) 1746 Valletta to Maria Camenzuli. Rosa Delia, married 1714 Valletta to Carlo Caruana. Giovannella Delia, married 1666 Qormi to Giacomo Caruana. Maria Delia, married 1662 Qormi to Giacomo Galdes. Domenica Delia, married 1659 Qormi to Gregorio Galdes. Giuliano Delia, married 1631 Qormi to Domenica Psaila, with issue. Argenta Delia, married (1) 1657 Qormi to Gio Maria Camenzuli, married (2) 1693 Qormi to Mario Chetcuti. Antonina Delia, married 1653 Qormi to Demetrio Grech. Caterina Delia, married 1677 Qormi to Geronimo Galdes. Vincenza Delia, married 1621 Qormi to Geronimo Psaila. Agata Delia, married 1641 Qormi to Salvatore Zammit. Grazia Delia, married 1604 Qormi to Antonio Pace. Domenica Delia, married 1599 Qormi to Bernardo Borg. Grazia Delie, married 1559 Vittoriosa to Giovanni de Martinez.

1.1.2 Fra Mariano Delie, dunm.

1.1.3. Fra Carole Delie, dunm.

1.1.4. Ferrando Delie, married with issue. Fra Matteo Delie, dunm. Antonio Delie, married 1574 Gudja to Speranza Miglia, wuith issue. Pietro Mario Delia, married (1) 1605 Valletta to Lorenza de Albertis, Alunna di Philippe de Blancheforte, Knight of Malta 1568, adoptee di Mco Antonio de Albertis, married (2) 1623 Qormi to Vittoria Mamo, with issue. (Second marriage) Domenico Delia, married 1651 Qormi to Valenza Buttigieg. Carlo Delia, married 1645 Qormi to Caterina Falzon, with issue. Domenico Delia, married 1669 Qormi to Francescitta de Lorenzo, with issue. Antonio Delia de Lorenzo, married 1720 Senglea to Maria Portelli, with issue. Teresa Delia de Lorenzo, married 1756 Cospicua to Michele Angelo Caruana. Carole Delia de Lorenzo, married 1695 Senglea to Sevastualla Gauin. Andrea Delia de Lorenzo, married 1712 Senglea to Petronilla Pace, with issue. Carole Delia de Lorenzo, married 1750 Zebbug to Teresa Casha, , married (2) 1760 Cospicua to Teresa di Giorgio, with issue. (Second Marriage) Francesco Delia, married 1788 Cospicua to Elizabetta Fabri, with issue. Giovanni Delia, married 1820 Cospiciua to Rosa Strafrach. Antonio Delia, married 1801 Cospicua to Maria Spiteri. Maria Delia, married 1781 Cospicua to Salvatore Cordina. Mario Delia, married (1) 1666 Qormi to Teresa Simiano, married (2) 1680 Qormi to Tomasina Borg. Imperia Delia, married 1668 Mdina to N. Xiclitano of Sicily. Maria Delia, married 1653 Qormi to Domenico Psaila. Agostina Delia, married 1660 Qormi to Giulio Psaila. Graziano Delie, married to Marietta N, with issue. Domenica Delia, married 1610 Qormi to Angelo Gatt. Antonina Delia, married 1598 Qormi to Ambroglio Casha. Giovanna Delia, married 1621 Qormi to Matteolo Caruana, with issue. Blasco Caruana, married 1650 Qrendi to Caterina Asciack, with issue. Mario Caruana, married 1678 Qormi to Paolina Galdes, with issue. Grazia Caruana, married 1702 Qrendi to Gio Domenico Barbara. Domenico Caruana, married 1653 Attard to Agata Camilleri, with issue. Tomaso Caruana, married (1) 1667 Luqa to Caterina Farrugia, married (2) 1702 Qrendi to Bernarda Farrugia, with issue. (Second marriage) Giuseppe Caruana, married 1742 Senglea to Anna Mallia, with issue. Antonio Caruana, married 1770 Senglea to Teresa Borda, with issue. Salvatore Caruana, married 1812 Senglea to Agata Xicluna, with issue. Giuseppe Caruana, married 1851 Senglea to Carmela Ciantar. Nicola Caruana, married 1848 Senglea to Teresa Presta. Antonio Caruana, married 1863 Vittoriosa to Felicita Caruana, (d/o Giuseppe Caruana and Maria Farrugia). Serafina Caruana, married 1849 Senglea to Angelo Inguanez. Maria Anna Caruana, married 1857 Senglea to Pasquale Xerri. Pietro Caruana, married 1668 Mqabba to Caterina Gusmano. Sebastiano Caruana, married 1674 Zabbar to Caterina Camilleri. Gio Maria Caruana, married 1675 Zejtun to Innocenza Camilleri.

1.1.5. Antonio Delie, married to Giovanna Agius, with issue. Caterina Delia, married 1611 Gudja to Paolo Borg. Vennera Delia, married 1600 Qormi to Domenico Bringhel. Isabella Delia, married 1609 Gudja to Leonardo Farrugia.

1.2. Fra Pietro Delie, dunm.

1.3. Fra Grazio Delie, dunm.

1.4. Fra Antonio Delie, dunm.

2. Fra Antonio Delie, dunm.

3. Elvira Delie, married Massimiliano Cagage.

4. Manfredo Delie, married with issue.

4.1. Giacomo Delie, married with issue.

4.1.1. Agostino Delie, married with issue. Giacomo Delie, married to Agata Felici, with issue. Mario Delie, married 1595 Qormi to Isabella,  former wife of Michele Casha, married (2) 1635 Qormi to Maria Felice, with issue. (Second Marriage) Giuseppe Delia, married 1659 Valletta to Maria Napolitano, married (2) 1674 Cospicua to Attilia de Mattelino. Domenica Delia, married 1658 Qormi to Geronimo Farrugia. Veneranda Delia, married (1) 1672 Mdina to Vincenzo Bonnici, married (2) 1673 Qormi to Francesco Gatt. Matteo Delie, married 1606 Qormi to Agnese Zahra, with issue. Andrea Delia, married (1) 1649 Qormi to Giovannella Mallia, married (2) 1672 Qormi to Domenica Caruana, with issue. (First Marriage) Teresa Delia, married (1) 1671 Qormi to Martino Chetcuti, married (2) 1683 Qormi to Antonio Psaila. Grazia Delia, married 1677 Qormi to Pietro Farrugia. Francesco Delia, married 1650 Qormi to Pasqua Psaila, with issue. Vittorio Delia, married 1683 Qormi to Maria Felice. Matteolo Delia, married 1681 Valletta to Paolina Camilleri, with issue. Francesco Delia, married 1707 Qormi to Margherita Xicluna, with issue. Anna Delia, married 1723 Qormi to Francesco Mamo. Antonia Delia, married 1672 Qormi to Agostino Ciappara. Teresa Delia, married 1641 Qormi to Salvatore Xerri. Caterina Delia, married 1652 Mdina to Giacomo Caruana. Agostino Delia, married (1) 1633 Qormi to Imperia de Lorenzo, married (2) 1643 Qormi to Vennera Schembri, with issue. (First Marriage) Francesco Delia de Lorenzo, married 1661 Mdina to Vennera Frendo. Domenico Delia de Lorenzo, married 1675 Mosta to Petronilla Fenech, with issue. Gio Paolo Delia de Lorenzo, married 1708 Cospicua to Anna Grech, with issue. Michele Angelo Delia de Lorenzo, married 1740 Cospicua to Maria Vella. Giuseppe Delia de Lorenzo, married 1742 Cospicua to Evangelista Pastafido, with issue. Federico Delia de Lorenzo, married 1772 Cospicua to Giuseppa Fiteni. Emmanuele Delia de Lorenzo, married 1775 Senglea to Eufemia Seichel. Francesca Delia, married 1740 Cospicua to Gio Battista Attard. Giovanna Delia, married 1727 Cospicua to Clemente Cassar. Innocenza Delia, married 1692 Qormi to Agostino Micallef. Imperia Delia, married 1707 Valletta to Matteo d’Antonio, married (2) 1732 Valletta to Lazzaro d’Armenia. (Second Marriage) Domenico (Teramo) Delia, married 1669 Qormi to Paolina Psaila, with issue. Bernardo Delia, married 1688 Valletta to Maria Vella. Agostino Delia, married 1703 Valletta to Paolina Grech, with issue. Antonio Delia, married 1730 Senglea to Maria Axach, with issue. Michele Delia, married 1763 Cospicua to Teodora Fiteni. Andrea Delia, married 1768 Senglea to Fortunata Theuma, with issue. Carmina Delia, married 1787 Senglea to Vincenzo Mallia. Lorenzo Delia, married 1762 Vittoriosa to Maria Caruana, with issue. Grazia Delia, married 1791 Valletta to Fortunato Spiteri. Giuseppe Delia, married 1763 Cospicua to Gerornima Grech. Felice Delia, married 1742 Cospicua to Teresa Mamo. Rosa Delia, married 1740 Cospicua to Giacomo Tabone. Maria Delia, married 1728 Cospicua to Lorenzo Pace. Giovanna Delia, married 1734 Cospicua to Felice Dortin. Grazia Delia, married 1670 Qormi to Francesco Farrugia. Agnese Delie, married 1572 Qormi to Giacomo Galdes. Mro Filippo Delie, married to Argenta N, with issue. Vincenza Delia, married (1) 1603 Vittoriosa to Silvestro Zammit, married (2) 1606 Vittoriosa to Angelo Mallia. Angelina Delia, married 1580 Vittoriosa to Antonio Burlo. Imperia Delia, married 1592 Vittoriosa to Nobile Sebastiano Mallia. Paola Delia, married (1) 1598 Vittoriosa to Nobile Giovanni Cassia, married (2) 1612 Vittoriosa to Giovanni Carbon. Marietta Delia, married 1604 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Biancho. Brandino Delie, married to Leonora N, with issue. Margherita Delia, married 1610 Qormi to Paolo Bonavia. Agata Delia, married 1599 Qormi to Domenica Casha. Caterina Delia, married 1628 Qormi to Vittorio Debono. Mario Delia, married to Caterina N, with issue. Agata Delia, married 1636 Qormi to Pietro Falzon. Carlo Delia, married to Flavia N, with issue. Sevastualla Delia, married 1640 Valletta to Domenico Vassallo (s/o Vincenzo and Marietta).

5. Albino de Lia, married 1631 Ghaxaq to Maria Sayd, with issue.


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