1575 The Benefices noted by the Visitation report by Mgr Dusina.

Reference: Documentary Sources of Maltese History, Part IV – Documents at the VaticanMalta University Press 2001, pp 394-.






The Benefices

The Details

Beneficium nuncupatum TAL COFFATA

This living, benefiting Fr. Joannes Othus Bosio OSJ, occurs later where it is identified as Tal-Huttafa.

Beneficium nuncupatum CHERBER IL FORNO

This living, benefiting Don Lucas Xara, occurs later where it is identifid as HIRBIT IL-FORN. 

Sancte Marie deli Abichi de Jurepatronatus Domini Ferdinandi de Guevara.

This and a number of the following entries relate to jurapatronatus of Maltese leading families with rights over alters and chapels in the Cathedral. Deli Abichi refers to the de La Habica family and the benefice, in 1575, was in the possession of Don Giacomo Calleja. The Guilianareveals that Alvaro Casseres had by deed dated 23 September 1537 in the acts of Notary Antonio Rapa, establishing a living worth five uncieannually on the Marnisi estate with an obligation of the celebration of Messes on the altar of the La Habica. In 1575, the right of appointment stood with Perna, wife of Ferdinand de Guevara and heiress of her forebear Alvaro de Casseres, the rector in that year being Don GiacomoCalleja.

Sancte Marie Annunciate de jurepatronatus domini Ludovici de Platamone rector est Don Lucas Xara decanus.

This benefice is mentioned again later. Again, the Guiliana describing the Giuspatronato delli Vagnoli, confirms the details of patronage, helf by Ludovico Platamone in 1575 and rectorship held by the Dean Don Lucas Xara in that year. Hence Tal-Vagnolo.

Sancte Johannis Baptiste Decollati de Jurepatrontus magnifici Alfonsi de Nava cujus est rector Don Petrus Cassia

The Guiliana records the benefice ta Gueleg ta Bir Hattar in contrada di Benurrat sub titolo di S.Giovanni Decolato detto de Mazzari which, after 23 May 1572, benefited Don Pietro Cassia. Hence Ta’San Gwann Battista (Tal Mazzara).

Sanctissime Trinitatis de Jurepatronatus Petri Falsoni et Heredum quondam Raynerii Bonello cujus est rector Donnus Antonius Inguanez.

This benefice Tat-Trinita is described. 

Sanctu Blasii de Juepatronatus heredum quondam Antonii Zeberase alias Parachcujus est rector Don Alexander Xerri.

The Guiliana describes the Giuspatronato Ta’Birdingut, confirms that the founder was Don Leonardo Xeberras nicknamed Parac, that the patron after 1545 was Antonio Xeberras and that its rector, after 11 December 1570 was Don Alessandro Xerri; hence Ta’San Bjagju ta’Paraq, which is referred to later.

Sanctu Jacobi de jurepatronatus heredum quondam Margarite Malatesta cuiscappellanus est Donna Sanctorus de Nasis.

The Guiliana describes the Giuspatronato delli Vaccari nella contrada del Migiarro il Barrani as being founded by Angelo Vaccaro son of Giacomo, on 6 January 1487 in the acts of Notary Giacomo Zabbara with a burden of the celebration of Masses on the altar of St James in the Cathedral whose patron after 1564 was Margarita Gatt Inguanez, the fourth wife of Giuseppe Malatesta and whose rector after 14 February 1562 was Don Santoro de Nasis.

Ta’Santa Lucija (Ta Perollo)

This benefice is encountered later; it’s described as Ta Santa Lucija and having been, before 1530, di nimina regia. This explains why in 1575, the patron was the Grand Master, who had inherited all royal rights.

Sanctu Lucie Don Joannes Zammit tenetur celebrare quolibet die veneris et fuitpresentatus a Nardo Bordino Patrono.

The Guiliana records that Don Giovanni Zammit had to say mass every Friday on the alter of the Perollo family in respect of the benefice Ta Sanctu Maria tal Bordini to which he had been presented by Leonardo de Bordino.

Cole Cassari per don Julius Ferraiolum

Part of the giuspatronato of the Ferriol family.

Sanctu Marie de Monserrato de jurepatronatus Don Ferdinando e Don Antonii de Guevara est cappellanus Don Joseph Inguanez.

The Guiliano describes the first of four benefices under the title of Santa Maria di Monserrat. Whereas, in 1575, the remaining three benefited Don Antonio Inguanez, this first one – referred to also either as Ta San Martin tal-Helu, or as Ta Diar Izzara, benefited Don Giuseppe Inguanez. Furthermore, the Guiliana confirms that Don Ferdinando de Guevara, husband of Perna Inguanez was one of the Patrons.

Sancti Michaelis dejurepatronatus familie de la Licata cuius cappellanus Don Antonio Falsone.

The Guiliana describes the benefice entitled Lo Vignali dila Licata in contrata di Torre Falca…  con l’Obbligo di una messa la settimananell’altare di S.Michele detto di Falca whose beneficiary was Don Antonio Falsone.

Sanctu Michaelis celebrat etiam Don Joannes Ferraiolis et dicitur esse de Jurepatronatus Joannis Ferraioli.

Dusina continues to explain how, in fact, the obligation was for Mass to be said in a Church of St Peter, which was not then in functional existence. This second benefice is, in fact described in the Giuliana as Giuspatronato di S.Petro ta Bingemma in contrada ta Sebbech e ta GuedIrrihax detto S.Pietro tal Falchi. This last reference to the Falca family, occurring in both descriptions was probably the source of confusion. The Guiliana, furthermore gives the beneficiary, after 21 February 1567 as Don Guilio Ferriolo.

Dive Marie di Monserrato

As in the proceeding entry, this is another illustration of divergent claims leading to litigation even in court. Again, the Guiliana identifies the source of the problem as distinct appointments being made by different pretenders to the patronage. Inguanez was presented by Don Leonardo Abela – hence, his reference to the benefice as ta Libele – whereas Inguanez was presented by Girolamo d’Alagona procurator of Antonio Goffredo Inguanez. The genealogy in the Guiliana shows how the Abela were connected to the Desguanes via the marriage of Maria d’Alagonato Alessandro Abela in 1569. Both claims to the Monserat foundation, consisting of four district benefices.

Nuncupatum deli Grugni de jurepatronatus Cleri Antonii Falsonii cuiusbeneficiates idem clericus Antonius Falsonus qui per triennium abest ab insula

The Guiliana describes the Giuspatronato di Hain Pteites in contrada di Gued Irrum… con l’obbligo di celebrare nella Chiesa Cattedralenell’alture della Trinita detto Ta’Grugno which, after 18 November 1565 benefited the Cleric Antonio Falson.

Sanctu Apollonie

The Guiliana describes the Giuspatronato ta Hued el Medina who’s right of patronage belonging to the Pellegrini and the De Alaimo families. Furthermore, it incumbent in 1575 was Don Giuliano Gallo con l’obbligo di celebrare nell’altare di Santa Apollonia nella Cattedrale. 

Don Santoro’s claims have not been traced in the Guiliana. The existence of the couple Francesco Xiberras and Antonella Barberi transpires from the Giuliana and the latter reference also mentioning Don Antonio Inguanez’s obligation of celebrating Masses on this same altar.


Sancti Michaelis de jurepatronatus de famillia de Falsoni vulgariter de Cadet et de Birrancha cuius est cappellanus Cleric Laurentius Falsone absents diu ab insula Don Hieronimus Xara habet introitus et curam celebrandi.

Two related jurapatronatus occur in the Guiliana in this connexion (1) Giuspatronato ta Ianni e ta Rimeli in Contrada Ta’Sliba seu TargiaS.Petru sub titulo S.Michaelis in cemeterio Rabbati civitatis Notabilis and (2) Giuspatronato ta’Bir Chanzira dilo Signuri in contrada diBarranca originato dall’altro ta’Ianni sotto titolo di S.Michele.

According to a first source  quoted in the Guiliana, the originalbenefices was founded by Antonio Falsone and according to another source quoted there, it was founded by Don Michele Fabro on 17 March 1431. It carried the burthen of the celebration of a weekly mass nell’alturedelli Falsoni S.Michaelis and the beneficiary, after 5 May 1539, was Don Lorenzo Falzon, son of Michele.

Sancte Agathe intus civitatem veterem de jurepatronatus vel Alfonsi di Nava vel Marci Inguanez inter quos inter lis est cuius est rector Don Leonardo Abela

This benefice occurs again later as Ta’Sant’Agata ta’L-Mdina.

Sanctu Nicolai intus civitatem veterem ad collationem ordinarii de qua estbeneficiates Don Petrus Micallef per decem et octo annos absens ab insula.

The Guiliana lists the Giuspatronato Ta’Ganza that shows a gap in the appointment of rectors between 1545 and 1596, the year of appointment of a successive incumbent, Don Gio Francesco Vassallo. Furthermore, the Graecorum per beneficium missam unam quolibet die Dominico in eadem pro animagio appellato to Ganze Casalis Zeitun possesso per Don Francesco Sillato.

 Sancte Marie della Rocca

In 1575 it was unknown weather this church was ad collationem ordinarii or dejurepatronatus; it does not figure in the Giuliana. Ir-Rokka was, apparently, a fortification guarding the northwestmost part of Mdina. The district within its delimiting fasil was referred Ta Gewwa r-Rokka, coincides with the present day Carmelite Church which in 1575 stood at the corner of Triq Villegaignon and Triq il-Karmnu.

Assumptionis Beate Marie Virginis intus veterem civitatem de jurepatronatus heredum Vincentii Falsonii cuius cappellanus est donnus Joseph Inguanez. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato ta Cilia sub titulo Sancte Marie di Madonna Manna which benefited Don Joseph Inguanez after 10 November 1562 when he was presented by the patrons Vincentio and Antonio Falzon.
Sancti Jacobi Apostoli de jurepatronatus de gorrado cuius cappellanus est donnus Antonio Inguanez. The Giuliana lists the Giuspatronato Ta Cadidu seu ta Malf uin contrada Gued Esseuda e di Casal Curmi which had been founded by Giacomo Halem with the burthen of masses to be celebrated in the Church of San Giacomo nel Cemeterio di San Paolo. The beneficiary after 18 December 1566 was Don Antonio Inguanez.
Sancte Marie de Assumptione de jurepatronatus cuius rector est donnus leonardo Abela This benefice has not been traced in the Giuliana, both on Malta and on Gozo which were never declared in the Dusina visitation. Two of these Santa Marija ta'l-Miehel and Is-Sinid ta'Caxaro carried the obligation of Massess on alters of the Assumption, neither of which however is related to this church.
Sancti Joannis Evangeliste in Rabato de jurepatronatus de familia de Brancati cuius rector donbnus Nicolaus Burlo The Giuliana lists the giuspatronato ta Cixero sotto titolo di S.Giovanni Evangelista nel Rabbato nel cemeterio di S.Paolo which benefited the cleric Pietro de Brancato in 1492 and Don Nicola Burlo in 1575. This benefice, Ta San Gwann l-Evangelista ta'De Brincat, occurs again later.
Sanctu Margarite del Rabato de jurepatronatus delli maragubi cuius est cappellanus donnus joannes xeberras. The living benefiting Don Joannes Xeberras occurs again later where it is identified as Tal-Merhubi.
Sanctu Nicolai del Rabato  de jurepatronatus de familia deli pellegrini cuius est cappellanus Julianus Gallus The Giuspatronato Ta Seuda ... de Pellegrini whose incumbent in 1575 was Don Giuliano Gallo entailed the burthen of a monthly Mass to be celebrated in ecclesia S.Nicolai in Cementerio S. Pauli extra muros hence, Ta San Nikola tal-Pellegrino.
Sanctu Catherine in Rabbato de jurepatronatus de familia de Laimo cuius est cappellanus clericus Julianus Gallus. The closest benefice listed in t he Giuliana is the Giuspatronato dei Pellegrini in contrada del Zeituni whose incumbent in 1575 was Don Giuliano Gallo and which in 1658 carried the burthen of Masses to be celebrated in the parish church ot Zeijtun and in the church of St Paul in Rabat. This benefice occurs later where it is seen that Don Giuliano benefited from various benefices of the Pellegrini family, one of which at least also had the de Alaimo family as patrons. In all probability, the obligation in 1575 was for the two St Catherine churches, that at Zeijtun and that in the cemetery of St Paul, Rabat. As by 1658, this latter church had been desecrated, the obligation was transferred to the church of St Paul itself. Hence St Sancta Katerina  ta' De Alaimo.
Sancti Petri del Rabato de jurepatronatus civitatis seu juratorum civitatis cuius est cappellanus joannes zammit. The benefice is untraced in the Giuliana. Ta' San Pietru, ir-Rabat.
Sanctu Theodori de jurepatronatus Antonini Impalao in ecclesia Sancti Pauli Rabbati de quo est beneficatus donnus Joannes Xeberase. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato detto il Velgia di S.Teodoro in contrada di Casal Siggieui which, after 3 October 1556 the patron was Antonio Mompalao and it carried the obligation of the celebration of Masses in the Church of St Paul at Rabat.
Ponta Sottile de jurepatronatus di ponta sottile est beneficiatus donnus pietro cassia The benefice is also know by the surname of the founder Don Cataldo Cusburella. Punta Sottile, the land at the entrance to Grand Harbour, where Fort Ricasoli now stands, was also known as delle forche and, in the seventeenth century, for the Torre dell'Orso.
Sanctu Bartholomei de jurepatronatus Fratrum Sancti Agustini Rabbati Melita est cappellanus donnus Julius Ferraiolus. The Giuliana lists the Giuspatronato di S.Bartholomeo whose patrons are recorded to be the Austin Friars of Rabat Malta and whose beneficiary after 3 February 1568 was Don Giulio Ferriolo.
ta Dolf - Donnus Petrus Burlo' beneficiatus cappelle sub vocabulo Assumptions que stablat ante fores cathedralis ecclesie Sancti Pauli intus civitatem, quam episcopus Cubelles profanavit, et habet introitum super terreno de alizara alias dolfi; dominus mandavit transferri in ecclesiam Sanctu Scholastice. The Giuspatronato ta Dolfi ta Diar Izzara records the transfer of obligations to St Scholastica and confirms that Don Pietro Burlo was beneficiary in 1575.
Sanctu Nicolai della Vitalva ruralis sita territorio civitatis veteris est beneficium simplex quod obtinet donnus petrus cubelles thesaurarius et ignoratur an ullam habeat obligationem The Guliana describes the Giuspatronato di S.Nicolo tal Mitarfa nella contrada ta Mitarfa as benefiting Don Pietro Cubelles after 18 March 1558.
Cappellanus Casalis Nasciari ratione beneficii simplicis Sanctu Joannis siti intus casal Bregor celebrat tres missas quolibet anno. Wettinger lists the Church of San Gwann ta'Hal Gharghur, not recorded however as a benefice, it was untraced in the Giuliana.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sancte Marie Assumptionis in Casali Scialuch est beneficium simplex de jure patronatus laicorum videlicet Notarii Matthei Brancat cuius cappellanus et beneficiatus est clericus Antonius Falsonus qui occasione dicti beneficiii possidet quasdam terras in casali sabuci. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato ta Baidun seu ta Buttigieg e di S. Martino in contrata ta Sirina sive di Casal Muxi as benefiting the cleric Antonio Falsone after 27 May 1570 with the obligation of celebrating Masses on the Church of the Assumption at Hal Xluq.
Benefico consistente in territoriis Tauulga Biar Scimbir et beneficiato donno Simone Biancho. This benefice occurs again later.
Ecclesia Sanctu Nicolai Episcopi in Casli Manin cuius rector est donnus Gregorius Mamo de jure patronatus laicorum. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato Tal Midech in contrada di S. Giacomo di Casal Chircop sotto titolo di S. Nicolo ta Bintichi di Casal Manin whose beneficiary in 1575 is given as Don Gregorio Mamo.
Benefiium ecclesiasticum perpetuum (Sanctu Leonis) Casalis Bubara cuius rector est donnus jonnes Zammit canonicus Melivetanus. The Giuliana does not inclde this benefice unless it is to be identifed with that entitled di Margarita de Aragona in contrada di Gued Bubacra, information on which is very sketchy but which includes the beneficiary in 1436 as Don Guglielmo Ziguchi who dervied tre oncie sulla Putiga di Donna Margarita. The Rollo de Mello (1436) does include lo Beneficio di S. Leo which, however benefited Presbiter Marcus de Torrante.
Beneficium in insula furfule This benefice occurs again with the same beneficiary, Don Nicola Burlo.
Altare (in ecclesia castri) dicatum Annunciationi Beate Maria de jurepatronatus laicorum videlicet dominorum Ludovici et Antonii Platamonum cuius est beneficiatus donnus Joseph Bellis et Habit redditu, unius terreri in contrata ramala alias de Cerbonio in insula gaulorum. This benefice occurs again later. Cerbonio was a slave of the Platamone family who had been freed by Antonio Platamone and who later became a priest. Further to this bequest, no other reference to this benefice was encountered in the Giuliana. Another benefice was founded later, in 1597, by the two brothers Ludovico and Antonio Platamone.
Sacellum intus ecclesiam castri sub vocabulo Sanctu Catherine de jurepatronato laicorum de familia Castellitti videlicet Nicolai Joannis Castilletti cuius est rector donnus leonardus Dallo e habet introitus de terreno in contrata Marsalforno in insula gaulorum. The Giuliano lists the giuspatronatus Issinid Dabrani in contrata di Marsalforno founded by Giovanni Castelletti on 7 Janruary 1543 with Don Leonardo Dallo as its first incumbent. It carried the obligation of the celebration of Masses in the said Castelletti chapel of St Catherine.
Sacellum intus ecclesiam castri sub vocabulo Sanctu Lucie de famillia Garsie Mompalaia cuius sunt rectores (i) donnus Leonardus de Acaciis qui habet petium terre in contrata Sanctu Ceclie (ii) donnus Laurentius de Apapis pro beneficio seu animagio unius terre site in contrata massalforno. (iii) Beneficiatus eiusdem sacelli Sanctu Lucie est donnus Leo Pontremoli canonicus Melevitanus qui tenet pro beneficio et animagio um terr sit in contrata Monpalai (Gozo) These these benefices are to be considered together as a unity describes in the Giuliana as founded, on 19 August 1532, by the will and its codicil of Pietro Momapalo in which he instruted his son Calcerano as his universal heir with the duty of constructing a chapel in the Matrice of Gozo, to pre-determined specification. In endowment of which chapel he bequeathed three peices of land: (i) at Ta Cabbesa, (ii)at Marsalforno and, (iii) at Hayn Abdun. Three priests were to benefit concurrently from them with respective obligations of celebrating a weekly Mass in the said chapel every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. According to revelatio made in 1545 by Don Nicola Castelletti  one of the incumbents, the chapel had, by that time acquired the dedication of Sanctu Lucia. Further more, the beneficiary of the Giuspatronato di Hayn Abdun alias la punta di S. Alessio in contrada del Garbo is recorded as being Don Leo Pontremoli and the obligation of a Mass on Mondays recognised. So far so good, but that is where the straightforward corroboration of the two documents practically ceases. The next beneficeis entitled Giuspatronato di Marsalforno alsi Hox in Nahla sive ta Godla pure detto tal Chofra, giving the correct location but the wrong beneficiary who, after 10 October 1570, is indicated to be Don Antonio Dalli quondam Nicolai
Sacellum sub vocabulo Nativitatis Marie Virginis de Jurepatronatus laicorum videlicet Golini Navarra cuiu rectores sunt (i) donnus Leonardus Acasciis, (ii) donnus Leonardus Dallo, et (iii) donnus Laurentius Apapis. The Giuliana describes two Giuspatronati that could have a bearing on this obligation; (i) Ta Zebbech in contrada di d. Cecilia whose patron in 1545 was Ugolino Navarra, which benefited Don Leonardo de Caci and which carried the burthen of the celebration of Messes in the Matrice; (ii) Issinid ta Dabrani in contrada Montis Dabrani which was founded by Ugolino Navarra on 19 September 1545 with Don Leonardo Dallo as its first incumbent, who had the obligation of celebrating Masses in the Chapel of the said Ugolino. This benefice occurs again later. No connexion is evident in the Giuliana between De Apapis and the Navarra chapel.
Donnus Leonardo Dallo cappellanus in scello pro animagio dili Navarri in Insula Gaulorum quod ad laborandiam datu in contrada cadese. This land is Ta' Qabbieza which appears again later.
Animagium de Sabar de Marsalforno This benefice occurs again later. Ta' Zabbar at Marsalforn.
Animagium tacudele sito nello gaulorum The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato Ta Gudla posto nel Rabato del Gozo whose beneficiary, after 16 September 1570, was Don Leonardo Dallo, hence Ta' Godla at Rabat Gozo.
Animagium nuncupatum tal gadus in contrata cale. This benefice occurs later. Chantry land Tal-Qadus at Il-Qala, Gozo.
Animagium nuncupatum dablani in contrata marsolforno. The benefice has already been encountered. Ta' Dabrani near Marsalforn.
Ecclesia in Rabato sub vocabulo Conversionis Sanctu Pauli de jure patronatus laicorum cuius est rector donnus Laurentius Apapis habet duo petia terre unum in contrata dela muntagna nuncupata de dieci et aliud in contrada nuncupata di sabuci insule gaulorum. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato di S. Paulo nel Cemeterio e tal Gadira con le terre ta Dibegi e Zebbug which, after 2 september 1545, benefitted Don Lorenzo de Apapis, hence Tal-Konverzjoni ta' San Pawl fic-Cimiterju tar-Rabat.
Ecclesia in Rabato sub vocabulo Sanctu Joannis Evangeliste de jurepatronatus magnificorum juratorum cuius est beneficiatus donnus Leo Pontremulus cum obligatione celebrandi prount dicunt prior Sanctu Agustini diciti Rabati. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato Bita Oddelem in contrada ta Hammar seu Xec Targa which was originally of royal patronage but which subsequently become the right of the Gozo jurats to appoint its rectors. It carried the obligation of the celebration of two Masses each week, on Thursdays and Sundays, in the Church of St John the Evangelist at Rabat. After 19 August 1570, the incumbent was Don Leon Pontremoli.
Ecclesia in Rabato sub vocabulo Sanctu Bartholomei de jurepatronatus Francisci et Mathei de Manuele donnus Leonardus Dallo et habet introitus unius petii terre in contrata Sattargi in insula gaulorum. The Giuliana discusses two benefices founded by Pontio de Manuele (i) Giuspatronato ta Becciune seu ta Betha in contrada di S Cecilia seu in contrada Castri Gaulos and (ii) Giuspatronato ta Lazzaro in contrada tal Hasri seu Xech Targia which have various interesting features: (a) Matteo de Manuele appears in the genealogical table of patrons, (b) the burthen of the first is the celebratio ad beneplacitum beneficiati in ecclesia Sanctu Bartholomei in Cemeterio RTabbatii; although no burthen is specified for the second, this could well be identical with the first as this second entry is rather sketchy and has many gaps, (c) Don Antonello Dalli benefited from both after 22 September 1570, (d) a note at the end of the second in a later copy refers to a notarial deed relating both benefices to another three also founded by the De Manuele family: (i) Giuspatronato ta Cabar il Gharib in contrada della Cala, (ii) Giuspatronato ta Cala dola Canazira, and (iii) Ta Ciuppara in contrada ta Zebbug. Although none of these are traceable elsewhere in the Giuliana, the lest of these can be documented in the will of Paulo de Manuele, grandson of Pontio wherein it is shown to carry the obligation of the celebration of Masses in the same St Bartholomew's Church.
Ecclesia parrochialis in Rabato sub vocabulo Nativitatis Beate Marie cuius est parachus donnus Andrea de Federico qui est absens per annos viginti quatuor ab ista insula et moram trahit in regno Sicilie tenetur celebrare in dicta ecclesia omnibus diebus dominicis et festivis et donnus Leonardus Dallo nomine eius celebrat et habet introitus a quibusdam terris in insula Gaulorum. It is the Parish Church of Santa Marie ta Svina which is described here as being abandoned by its parish priest for the fear of the Turks. The Giuliana records three benefices which benefited Don Andreas de Federico in 1575: (i) Tal Pergola cum onere orandi pro defunctorum animabus held by de Federico since 20 March 1529; (ii) Tal Cotob in contrata which was founded in the will of Francesco Debbus dated 19 June 1456 whereby reliquit eccelesie Sanctu Marie terras in contracta Hain Abiduni que vocantur tal Hasofar et terras in Marsalforn cum onere accendendi lampadam die Sabathi; and (iii)  Tal S. Stefano ta Sefra in contrata Xec Targia in quo est eccelesia diruta, founded by Stefano Mintuf cum onere orandi. There is no reference to the Salvina Church in any of them. 
Eccelesia in Rabato sub vocabulo Sanctu Michaelis delo Cimiterio de jurepatronatus Joannes de Nicolaci et Pauli de Nicolaci cuiu beneficiatus est donnus Laurentius Apapis qui habet tria terre in contrata dello garbo et delo migiarro. The Giuliana speaks of the Giuspatronato di S. Michele nei Cemeterio di S. Agostino nel Rabbato in contrada del Garbo whose incumbent after 7 September 1552 was Don Lorenzo de Apapis. It had been founded in the will dated 15 December 1441 of Antonio de Raspullo who bequeathed lands called Gar il-nuducub and Ta illiaru in contrata Garbi.
Altare contructum intus ecclesiam dictum Salvatori edificatum per quodam Antonium de Messina qui petium terreni quod possidetur per donnus Gasaperem Pratum. This is the Giuspatronato del Salvatore nella Chiesa della Nunciata della Citta Vittoriosa described in the Giuliana as founded by Antonio di Messina in his will of 27 August 1561 and by his widow Violante Vella in her will 27 September 1565 who left lands Ta Antoch in contrada tal Miserah et ta Mizebel and Tal Saliba in contrada di Casal Zabbar with the cleric Gaspare Prat as its first incumbent.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sanctu Andree in Burogo seu Civitate Victoriosa prope mariunam que est de jurepatronatus magnifice joanne Burlo cuius rector donnus Nicolaus Burlo. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato di S. Andrea del Borgo seu gueleg di Casal Zabbar, whose beneficiary, after 1565, was Don Nicolo Burlo. It was founded in the will of Giovamma Axach widow of Inguterra Darmanin, in the acts of Notary Vincenzo Bonaventura de Bonetiis detto il Carpazio dated 21 April 1537. The lands benqueathed were Tal Uelgia and Irrichaiat in Casal Zabbar and another called Tal Magbar at Marsascala.
In esslesia Sancti Dominici de Rabato, cappella sub vocabulo Sanctu Catherine de jurepatronatus Calcerani Inguanes qui eam fundavit. Although this benefice could not be traced in the Giuliana, its history is mapped out in detail by Fsadni.
In insula della Fulfula dicitur esse ecclesia in titulum simplicis beneficii cuius rector est donnus Nicholaus Burlo. This benefice appears elsewhere.
Ecclesia Sanctu Marie de Attabuni in territorio casalis Alchibir cuius beneficiatus est donnus Fridericus Attardus est de jerpatronato laicorum. This is probably related to the Tal- Barro benefice also held by Attard.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sanctu Mariae in contrada Mireghel in territorio seu jure patronatus Revendi Leonardo Abela. According to Borg, this church does not figure in any visitation report. The land does appear, however, as owing tithes to the cathederal's dean in 1601 by its beneficary Mgr Leonardo Habela and that it was formerly held by Don Brandan Caxaro. This confirms that this benefice coincides with that of San Salvatore tal Mirehel, formerly known as Ta Sant Marija ta' l-Imriehel.
Beneficium simplex Sanctu Georgii in contrata Gargarduf seu Zaccaia possessum per donnus Petrum Cubelles. It is very likely that this benefice, untraced in the Giuliana is identical with the one that occurs later, likewise held by Cublles called di San Gregorio. The confusion of the names Gregorio and Giorgio, palaeographically very similiar, is a commonplace and occurs elsewhere in the Dusina report.
In eadem contrada ecclesia Annunciationis Beate Marie Virginis in viridario Illustrissimi Magni Magistri de cuius jerepatronatus illumque obtinet donnus Petrus Burlo. The royal benefice is the Annunciation Church at Ta Kercem in Gozo, also known as Is- Saqqajja is independently documented as being near Ta' Gerduf. The cave at Ta' Geerduf survives to this day.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sanctu Antonii in contrada Hain Xeibe cuius rector est donnus Leonardus de Agaciis, fundata a familiis de Camire et Chinzi. The Giuliana lists the Giuspatronato di S. Antonio di Hayn Xeibe as founded by Nuncio Chamire according to the declaration dated 23 October 1524 by Don Andrea Tillirixi in the acts of Notary Pietro Mannara including names of lands bequeathed.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sanctu Nicolai Amburi in contrata del Garbo que beneficium simplex est cuius rector est donnus Leonardus de Agaciis. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato ta Hammar alias ta Lampa seu di S. Nicola ta Dibegi et ta Hammar whose beneficiary after 1552 was Don Leonardo de Agatiis.
Beneficium simplex Sanctu Demetrii in contrata del Garbo possessum per donnum Josephum Bellia. Although untraceable in the Giuliana, this benefice is listed in Borg. Furthermore, the country church of San Dimitri srvives to this day in a good state of preservation.
Beneficium simplex Sanctu Marie della Cala in loco dicto la possessum per donnum Laurentium de Apapis. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato di S. Maria della Cala as benefiting Don Lorenzo de Apapis in 1575.
Beneficium simplex Sanctu Helene in contrata Ceuchia quod a nemine regitur petium terre possessum per Michaelem Damfasinum. There is no trace of this benefice in the Giuliana.
Beneficium simplex Sancti Matthei in contrata conventus Sancti Francisci Gaudisii quod obtonet donnus Laurentius de Apapis. This benefice in untraceable in the Giuliana.
Ecclesia sub vocabulo Sancte Marie tal Virtut in contrata del Garbo obtinet quidam clericus filius Martini Vella. This benefice is listed in Borg. It is identifiable with the Visitation Church of the Virgin at il-Gharb popularly known as Santa Marija taz-Zejt.
Beneficio nominato talcoffata This benefice appears elsewhere.
Benefico di San Paolo della Marina.  
Beneficio all'entrata del brollo. Wettinger lists chantry land called Ta' Gandolf at Ras il-Wied tal Brolli as well as other chantry land called Tal - Hattafa at Hal - Kirkop. The two benefices, both held by Fr Giannotto Bosio in 1575m were so close to each other that, on the modern map of the area, the two-names appear as one. Huttaf - Gandolf.
Beneficio appellato cherbet el forno cuius beneficiatus est lo decano. This benefice occurs again later.
Justpatronato de Ponte Sottile. This benefice occurs again earlier.
Beneficio semplice unito alla parrocchia appellato tarahan. The Giuliana describes the Giuspatronato ta Rihan in contrada della Cala di nomina regia oggi annesso alla Matrice, which was in the possession of Don Antonio Attard, the Parish Priest of the Matrice, after 10 August 1570.
Beneficio di San Martino, possesso per clerico florio Galan.  
Beneficium simplex jurispatronatus sub vocabulo Sanctu Agnetis in insula Melivetana vocatum tadulf seu dealizara. Wheres Wettinger records jus patronatus ta dolph in contrata S. Agnestis, Abela mentions la Vigna di Sant Agnese sotto el zara. As both ta' Dolf and Djar iz-Zara are within a kilimetre of each other, then benefice referred to is Ta' Dolf alias Ta' Djar Iz- Zara near the Church of Sant Anjeze. This is confirmation by the Giuliana where the Giuspatronato ta Dolfo in contrata Diar Izzara is seen to be in the possession of Don Pietro Burlo in 1575.
Beneficium de jurepatronatus laicorum talcherri alias torbot garfagna tarocolar. The benefice Tal Hagira Tauila di Sant' Agata n contrada delli Casali Zorrico e Safi is seen to be in posession of Don Pancratio Micallef after 1 October 1563.
Beneficium de jurepatronatus laicorum Sanctu Agathe del Surigo. The Giuspatronato Tal Focolara in contrada tal contrata tal Cherri alias Torbet Garfagna e di Casal Attard is shown to have been held by Don Pancratio Micallef after 1 October 1563. Both a benefice Tal Phiocilar in contrata torbot gar phagna and a beneifce tal cherri alias torbet garfagna are independently documented.
Beneficium de jurepatronatus laicorum tabicemma. The benefice Ta Sinaguglia in contrada Ta Sebbech seu Bongemma detto our Tal Cassis is shown to have been held by Don Pancratio Micallef after 1 October 1563. The benefice Ta' Bingemma is furthermore indendetly documented.
Juspatronatuis deli proli. The Giuspatronato Tal- Pixer seu ta Perolli in contrada in Casal Curmi e Zorrico sub Titulo Sanctu Lucie seu Sanctu Sebastiani delli Perolli. is shown to have been held by Don Pancrazio Micallef since 1560. The lands that contributed towards this living lay in two different districts, Hal Qormi and Iz-Zurrieq. They were variously described as (i) Tal-Hamrija and Ta' Rabbat at Bir Jahlef between Hal Qormi and L-Imriehel and (ii) Ta Burix and Sant' Agata at Il- Bakkari near Iz- Zurrieq. The allusions to S. Lucia and S. Sebastiano relate to obligations of Masses to be said on these altars in the Cathederal. Piche was a leading Sicilian family that settled in Malta in the 1360's whose rights devolved, subsequentlyy, to the Perollo family.
Beneficium simplex loci de garbet il forno. The place-name Hirbit il-Forn occurs in various Maltese localities, although only one is given by Wettinger as referring to a benefice, namely at il-Ghassiewi, near L-Imqabba. However, both this benefice and two others of the same name, one of which located at L-Imqabba, appear to have been held by Don Lucas Xara. One can conclude either that this unlocated benefice is different from the other two, but possibly also near L- Imqabba or that Xara's statement was confused; he also appears to be repeating himself when mentioning the Annunciation benefice at the Cathederal.
Beneficium simplex sub vocabulo Annuniciations Beate Marie Virginis intus cathederaem ecclesiam See preceding entry.
Beneficium in contrata Casalis Micabibe appellatum cherber jl forno. Vide earlier comments.
Juspatronatus in contrata rehalbaida delo zertuni sub titulo Annuniciationis Marie Virginis intus Cathedralem. This and the following entry, clearly refer to the benefice established on 30 November 1419 by Antonio and Vismiralda Vagnolo - quoddam locum in eadem ecclesia intus tribonam sinistram tenimento terrarum in insula Melite in contrata Zeituni in loco Rahal Bajada and referred to in Antonio Vagnolo's will of 23 June 1452; Voglio che alo servitio di la ditta mia cappella di mauta .. hayano li detti mei terri di lo Zeytuni... lasso in animagio .. li terri dilo curtin herrin.
Juspatronatus in insular Gaulorum appellatum cortin herrin Vide preceding entry.
Juspatronatus in insula Melita in contrata Sanctu Michaelis. Not identified in the Giuliana, Ta' San Mikiel.
Beneficium simplex nuncupatum cherber il - forno. vide - Hirbit il-Forn.
Beneficium simplex in contratra Casalis Zabar. This and the following two benefices are clustered together in the Guliana, they are all claimed to have been founded by Antonio Inguanez in 1456, all carry the denomination di Sanctu Maria de Monserrat, and all held by Don Antonio Inguanez since 1561. This benefice is enetitled Giuspatronato di Notar Lanza in contrata di Casal Zabbar seu Rahal Isaid sub titlulo Sanctu Marie de Monserrato. It is possible that in 1456, Antonio Inguanez may have incorporated in the Juspatronatus S. Marie de Monserrat one or both of the two animagi described in the Rollo de Mello as Lo animagio di ludichi Lanza and Lo animagio di Rahal Zabar, o which he may have held rights. Hal Sajd is a hamlet close to Rahal Zabbar.
Beneficium simplex in contrata Sabech. In the Giuliana this living is described as Giuspatronato ta Zebbech in contrata ta Bingemma sub titlulo Sanctu Marie de Monserrato, vide the preceding entry and. Various fifteenth and sixteenth century renderings of Iz- Zebbiegh, including sebech, sibech are recorded. Hence Iz- Zebbiegh near l-Imgarr.
Beneficium de jurepatronato laicorum sub titulo cappelle Spiritus Sancti consistens in quatuor petiis terre sitis in contrata tal carbuni. The Giuspatronato tal Carbuni in contrata di S. Paolo della Marina sotto titlolo della Cappella di S. Spirito entro la cattedrale was, according to the Giuliana founded by the Cathedral's dean, Don Bernardo Janer, in 1441 and held by Don Antonio Inguanez since 1565.
Beneficium de jurepatronatus laicorum appellatum elgurat et tamezut. The Giuliana records Giuspatronato Ta Gurab consistente in due lenze in contrata ta Torbet Garfagna sue tal Milit di Casal Mosta con mandrette congionte una detta ta Gurab et l'altra ta axumu. ER detto pure detto giuspatronato ta Scac Ihirisa. The beneficiary in 1575 is, furthermore Don Antonio Inguanez.
Benefium di andarblat. Andar il-blat is a district of Mosta and a church of the Assumption is recorded there in 1585. A marian chirch at Tal-Blat, limits of Mosta, dedicated, however to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin appears from 1653 onwards. It is still standing on the Ta' Qala perimeter road in a locality nowadays referred to as Duramblat, doubtlessly a corruption of Andar il-Blat. This benefice is probably, what is described in the Giuliana as the Giuspatronato Ta Xacca in contrata Cherbet il Uard e ta Uiet il Culeya e di Hain Casap e Bucanan e tal Zebbug, which benefited Don Antonio Inguanez after 26 July 1555 with the obligation of saying Masses on the altar of St Apollonia in the Cathedral this obligation has already been noted. The northernmost reaches of the Buqana estate, near Wied il-Qlejgha are only a very short distance west of the Duramblat road.
Provisio capelle Sanctu Joannis Baptiste decollati intus ecclesiam cathedralem. vide supra.
Juspatronatus laicorum de zappospireella cum onere misses in ecclesia Sanctu Pauli extra muros. There are only two benefices in the Giuliana which benefited Don Peitro Cassia alias Staino, in 1575, precisely those he himself declared during the Dusina visitation, namely the preceding and the present entry, both occurring earlier. This second benefice which Cassia obtained on 7 February 1574 is the same as di Punto Sottile sive Cataldo Cusburella at the entrance of Grand Harbour, hence Ta' Cusburella.
Juspatronatus del Salvatore auctoritate ordinaria. The Giuliana describes how Don Alessandro Xerri was granted the benefice of S.Salvatore in contrada il haseui et tal Handac on 21 January by the Vicar Don Antonio Bartolo.
Juspatronatus de parach appellatum de berdingut die xxi decembris 1570. Paraq, being Maltese late medieval nickname associated with the Xiberras family - Don Leonardo Xeberras detto Parac quondam Manfredi - presumably refers to the founder of the benefice. It is of interest that, in 1436, De Mello records lo animagio di Presti Nardu Xeberras. The Giuliano describes the Giuspatronato ta Birdingut seu Ta Berrenchut in contrada tal Mircechel sive delli arcati della fontana, which was obtained by Don Alessandro Xerri on 21 December 1570. It has already been referred to where it is called Ta' San Bjagju ta' Paraq.

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