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The Noble Family of Avola, acknowledged warriors of the Great Siege, who succeeded iure uxor the perpetual monetary grant of 12 oncie imposed on a copyhold.

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

Updated 01-08-2017.

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“Giovanni d’Avola come nostro cittadino vien nominato l’anno 1420, con altri principali nella sopradetta scrittura di giuramento; l’istessa famiglia e’ stata in Catania, poiche leggiamo, che quando il Re’ Martino nel 1394, la soggiogo, tra gl’ altri fedeli ch’allora elessero piu’ tosto d’abbandonar la patria, che seguire la fattion ribelle, & a’ queli furono in premio della loro costanza compartiti molti beni de’ medesimi ribelli, uno fu’ Lucas de Avola de Cathania. Hoggi questa casa essendosi da Malta trasferita in Sicilia, habita nell’ Alicata, con honorevolezza d’alcuni privilegi reali ottenuti per lo merito de’ suoi Antenati, e particolarmente di Paolo, e Carlo d’Avola, padre e figliuolo Maltesi, I quali non meno con fedelta’, che con valore si segnalarono servendo la Sacra Religione l’anno 1565 nel crudelissimo assedio di quest’ Isola. Carlo poscia nel seguente del 1566 essendo marito di Caterina figliuola d’Antonio Falsone allora morto, e ch’era succeduta nel feudo delle dodici oncie sopra la secretia di Malta, come erede di Salvo Falsone suo fratello, prese investitura dal Gran Maestro Valletta, come si vede in questa Cancellaria per lo privilegio, che gli ne fu’ dato a 8 di Settembre di dett’ anno, ove ad ambidue si da’ il titolo di Nobile. ……….D’un altro Paolo d’Avola apparisce il testamento nel 1483 negl’ atti di Gratiano Vassallo. E’ finalmente di Guccio d’Avola si fa’ mentione in uno scrutinio degli’ officiali del Gozo l’anno 1402.” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

 

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE AVOLA FAMILY:

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12.3.1.2.1.1.4. Don Carlo John Antonio d'Avola, Barone di Djar-Chandur, Captiano of Naxxar 1570-80, Carlo d’Avola , a warrior in the Great Siege of 1565, on the 5 June 1569 he was granted the right to bear arms by King Philip II of Spain, canted for his services in the Great Siege; In 1566 he succeeded iure uxor the money grant of 12 oncie originally acquired by her paternal uncle Salvo Falsone, indicated as the giardino della gran Fontana acquired by him in 1513 from Gio de Nava, (Cr:1566), married 1555 to Caterina Falsone, with issue.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.1. Donna Clementina d'Avola, married Nobile Nicole Moncada, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2. Don Angelo d'Avola, Barone di Djar-Chandur, 1569, married 1574 Nobile Aloisea de Caro, to with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1. Don Battista d'Avola, Barone di Djar-Chandur, married 1590 to Agnes Maria Amodeo, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1. Don Matteo d'Avola, Barone di Djar-Chandur, married 1621 to Silvia Vella, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1.1. Donna Domenica d'Avola, married Paolo Ghaxaq 'sives Axac.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1.2. Donna Angelica d’Avola., married 1648 to Salvo Azzopardi, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1.2.1. Felice Azzopardi, married 1679 Valletta to Maria Borg.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1.2.2. Giuseppe Azzopardi, married 1681 Vittoriosa to Sinforsa Pace.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.1.3. Don Chco. Giuseppe d’Avola, Barone di Djar-Chandur, married Matrice Gozo 1651 to Ninfa Gauci.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2. Don Lazzaro d'Avola, married 1646 to Caterina Aguis, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.1. Don Vincenzo d'Avola, married 1668 to Bernarda Farrugia, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.1.1. Don Giorgio d'Avola, married 1694 to Grazia Balzon, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.1.2. Donna Clara d'Avola
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.1.3. Donna Pasca d'Avola, married 1699 to Domenico Axisa, sives Axac.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.1.4. Don Lazzaro d'Avola, married (1) 1719 to Vittoria Mizzi, with issue. Married (2) 1725 to Caterina Stellini.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.2.2. Donna Domenica d'Avola, married 1674 to Gio Luca Zammit
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.1.3. Donna Grazia d'Avola, married to Don Pasquale de Licata.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.2. Don Pietro d'Avola
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.3. Don Agostino d'Avola, Captiano of Mosta, 1610-20, married 1602 to Geronima dei Principi Sayd, with issue
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.3.1. Donna Maria d'Avola, married 1630 to Bernardo Micallef, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.3.1.1. Lucia Micallef d'Avola, married 1675 Matrice Gozo to Gio Maria Bezzina.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.3.1.2. Scolastica Micallef d'Avola, married 1681 Matrice Gozo to Giuseppe Attard.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.4. Donna Caterina d'Avola.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5. Donna Beatrice d'Avola, married Mariano Ordop, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.1. Caterina Ordop, married 1619 Vittoriosa to Caspano Vella, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.1.1. Alessandro Vella, married 1646 Zebbug to Maria Gatt.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.2. Antonia Ordop, married 1622 Vittoriosa to Bonaventura (Martino) Grech, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.2.1. Simone Grech, married 1645 Senglea to Giovanna Gandolfo, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.2.1.1. Gio Battista Grech, married 1671 Birkirkara to Francesca Grech, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.2.1.1.1. Andrea Grech, married 1694 Birkirkara to Vennera Calleja.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.5.2.1.1.2. Paolo Grech, married 1698 Mdina to Angela Borg.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6. Donna Isabella d'Avola, married 1580 Matrice Gozo to Mco. Tomaso Psaila, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1. Caterina Psaila, married 1618 Valletta to Nobile Domenico Gascon (Gascone or de Guascone from Gascony, France), with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.1. Nobile Giovanna Gascon, married 1643 Valletta to Aloisio Teuma.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.2. Nobile Marianna Gascon, married 1642 Zebbug to Dionisio Axisa.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.3. Nobile Agata Gascon, married 1631 Zebbug to Geronimo Calafato.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4. Nobile Pietro Gascon, married 1631 Mdina to Margherita Cilia, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.1. Nobile Filippo Gascon, married 1729 Mdina to Geronima Mangion, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.1.1. Nobile Pasquale Gascon, married 1756 Valletta to Maria Camilleri.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.2. Nobile Francesco Gascon, married 1675 Valletta to Evangelista Buhagiar.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.3. Nobile Michele Gascon, married 1712 Valletta to Elena Spiteri.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.4. Nobile Salvatore Gascon, married 1725 Valletta to Carmela Galea, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.4.1. Nobile Vittoria Gascon, married (1) 1750 Valletta to Lazzaro Azzopardi, married (2) 1750 Valletta to Paolo Azzopardi.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.5. Nobile Giovanna Gascon, married 1652 Mdina to Gio Maria Pace, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.4.5.1. Teresa Pace, married 1674 Mdina to Matteo de Rinaldo.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5. Nobile Gio Maria Gascon, married 1647 Mdina to Grazia Farrugia, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1. Nobile Caterina Gascon, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1671 Mdina to Lorenzo Taliana, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.1. Pasquale Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1693 Mdina to Maruzza Griscti, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.1.1. Antonio Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1730 Mdina to Maddalena Quattromani, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.1.1.1. Giovanni Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1787 Vittoriosa to Teresa Formosa.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.1.1.2. Grazia Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1755 Mdina to Paolo Camilleri.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2. Ferdinando Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1701 Mdina to Gusmana Fsadni, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.1. Giovanna Taliana,( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1733 Mdina to Giuseppe Vella.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.2. Antonia Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1737 Mdina to Gio Battista Muscat.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.3. Lorenzo Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1748 Mdina to Vittoria Fenech.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.4. Gregorio Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married (1) 1729 Mdina to Giuseppa Xuereb, married (2) 1745 Mdina to Giovanna Vella, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.4.1. (First Marriage) Maria Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1754 Mdina to Rosario Grech.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.5. Giovanni Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married (1) 1751 Birkirkara to Maria Farrugia, married (2) 1770 Mosta to Grazia Farrugia.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.2.6. Paola Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1738 Mdina to Michele Ciangura.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.3. Giuseppe Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1716 Mdina to Grazia Tanti, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.3.1. Paolo Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1745 Mdina to Anna d'Anastasio, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.3.1.1. Antonio Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1784 Dingli to Anna Ebejer.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.3.2. Lorenzo Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1748 Mdina to Vittoria Fenech.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.4. Natalizia Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1700 Mdina to Giuseppe Camilleri.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.1.5. Geronima Taliana, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1704 Mdina to Giuseppe Dalli.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.5.2. Nobile Domenica Gascon, ( de la Grotta Grand -Ghar il-Kbir, Troglodytes), married 1683 Mdina to Don Mario Inguanez.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6. Nobile Antonio Cascun, married 1633 Siggiewi to Caterina Pace, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1. Nobile Giuseppe Cascun, married 1680 Siggiewi to Maria Camilleri, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1. Nobile Antonio Cascun, married 1720 Siggiewi to Maria Micallef, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1. Nobile Nicola Cascun, married 1748 Dingli to Anna Bugeja, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1. Nobile Pietro Cascun, married 1784 Siggiewi to Maria Cutajar, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Giovanni Cascun, married 1809 Siggiewi to Antonia Zarb, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Nicola Cascun, married 1850 Siggiewi to Natalizia Gambin, with issue.

12.4.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Michelangelo Cascun, married (1) 1886 Siggiewi to Maria Gatt, married (2) 1891 Siggiewi to Maria Tanti, with issue.

12.4.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. (First marriage) Nobile Carmelo Cascun, married 1912 Siggiewi to Antonia Aquilina, with issue.

12.4.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Salvatore Cascun, (1914-, married to Antonia Magro, with issue.

12.4.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.1.6.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Epifanio Cascun, married to Juliet Baldacchino.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.2. Maddalena Psaila, amrried 1632 Valletta to Alonso Paparone, with issue.

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.6.2.1. Marietta Paparone, married 1651 Valletta to Francesco d'Agostino of Naples..
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.2.7. Donna Margarita d'Avola, "Nun".

12.3.1.3.1.1.4.3. Don Paolo d'Avola, married 1584 Matrice Gozo to Filippa Fuara, with issue.

12.3.1.3.1.1.4.3.1. Donna Caterina d'Avola, married 1611 Matrice Gozo to Valerio Laurer.
12.3.1.2.1.1.4.4. (illegitimate Grecian Slave) Betta d'Avola, married 1547 to Francesco Dimech. (Son of Michele and Costanza).

12.3.1.2.1.1.4.5. (illegitimate Grecian Slave) Tomasina d'Avola, Mistress to Barone Maldonato.

 

 

SOURCES:-

 

  1. MELITENSIA BOOK CLUB, Issue 1, Abela Commendatore Fra Gian. Francesco, Della Descrittione di Malta isola nel mare siciliano con le sue antichita’, ed altre notizie. Libr Quattro Facsimile edition. Malta, 1984.
  2. Adami collection, Vol 72.
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