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The Noble Family of Castelletta (a.k.a Casteletti), described as a noble family from Palermo of Catalonian origins, first residing in Gozo and later in Malta where it intermarried with the Nava family.  

This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647).
Moreover this family was later to be granted the titles of Barone della Marsa on two occasions (1725, 1753). One of the cognate members of this family was later to be granted the same title of Barone della Marsa (1775). All of these titles had become extinct but in 1878 the 1753 and 1775 titles were unsuccessfully claimed by the Barone Alessandro Sceberras D’Amico Inguanez and the Marchesa Maria Francesca Apap, nee Sceberras Bologna. Another cognate descendant was to be granted by rescript the title of Conte di Ghajn Tuffieha (1792).

Updated 25-6-2013.

“Giovanni Castellitta nobile Palermitano, fu’ il primo che traportisse questa famiglia nel Gozo intorno all’ anno 1497, quivi prese per moglie Donna Imperia figluola nel nobile Andrea Navarra, allora defonto, e poscia compro’ nel 1521, alcuni territorij dalla nobile Donna Ciancia, moglie di Giovanni di Vivaia cittadino maltese. Mori’ nel Gozo il Castelletta, e cola’ giace sepolto nella cappella di S. Caterina da lui fondata l’anno 1532 dentro la Chiesa Matrici, ove si legge nel muro, di sotto la pietra del sepolcro (in cui e’ scolpita la sua effigie), l’iscritt che siegue, con l’arme della casa: 1532: Hac est Sacra Domus radians fulgentibus armis, Arma Castellisctes aureas Torres habent: Hoc iacet Magnificus Io Castelletta Civis Pan: hab Gauli 1544. Indict. Secunda. Dal Gozo si trasferi in Malta, e s’apparento’ con quella di Nava donde la venne il territorio di Mtahleb , non si ravvisa ch’ella godesse alcun officio in quest’ Isola prima del dominio della Sacra Religione, perche stanziava nel Gozo; Ma doppo ha’ ottenuti I primi grade, come l’altre famiglie nobili qi quel tempo. L’origine sua e’ da Catalogna, benche nella Provenza vi sia pure la medesima famiglia, e nell’ istoria del Bunofiglio leggiamo, che dal Re’ Giacomo fusse stato mandato in Sicilia Gilberto Castelletto Cavalier Catalano; In Ragusa nel Contrado di Modica vi sono Castelletti stimati per nobili; bench un certo Autore, non essendo Siciliano, in luogi di Ragusa (ove sempre sono stati) ponga Siracusa.” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE CASTELETTI FAMILY:-

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Gilberto Castelletto, . “L’origine sua e’ da Catalogna,……………………, e nell’ istoria del Bunofiglio leggiamo, che dal Re’ Giacomo fusse stato mandato in Sicilia Gilberto Castelletto Cavalier Catalano”

a) Nobile Niccolo Castelletti, married Margarita.., with issue
b) Niccolo Castelletti, married Nobile Andreana Pollastra, with issue
1. Andrea Castelletti.
2. Antonio Castelletti
3. Giovanni Castelletti,(“Giovanni Castellitta nobile Palermitano, fu’ il primo che traportisse questa famiglia nel Gozo intorno all’ anno 1497…. e poscia compro’ nel 1521, alcuni territorij dalla nobile Donna Ciancia, moglie di Giovanni di Vivaia cittadino maltese. Mori’ nel Gozo il Castelletta, e cola’ giace sepolto nella cappella di S. Caterina da lui fondata l’anno 1532 dentro la Chiesa Matrici, ove si legge nel muro, di sotto la pietra del sepolcro”), married 1498 to Imperia Navarra
3.1. Paola Castelletti, married Francesco Manderano
3.2. Rev. Nicola Andrea Castelletti
3.3. Andrea Castelletti, married Antonella de Nava dei Baroni di Marsa, (“Dal Gozo si trasferi in Malta, e s’apparento’ con quella di Nava donde la venne il territorio di Mtahleb”)  with issue
3.3.1. Niccolo Giovanni Castelletti, married 1569 to Amata Cumbo Falsone, with issue
3.3.1.1. Caterina Castelletti, married 1595 to Alessandro Zammit
3.3.1.2. Evangelista Castelletti, married 1593 to Dr Cipriani Caxaro JUD., (See Caxaro for his descent), with issue
3.3.1.2.1. Dr Pietro Caxaro, married 1625 to Marietta La Lama, with issue
3.3.1.2.1.1. Dr Gio. Andrea Caxaro, married 1672 to Caterinuzza Capponi, with issue
3.3.1.2.1.1.1. Dr Pietro Damiano Caxaro, married 1706 to Anna Maria Meysonat, with issue
3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1. Teresa Caxaro Meysonat, married 1739 to Judge. Dr Felice Petit, J.V.D, with issue
3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1. Baldassare Calcedonio Petit Caxaro, married 1777 to Elisabeth They, with issue
3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. Dr Gio Andrea Petit Caxaro, married 1804 to
Vincenza Grognet de Vasse, with issue, (See Meimun in Extinct for Descendants)

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Teodora Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Laura Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.4. Aloisea Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.5. Maddalena Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.2. Caterina Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.3. Anna Maria Petit.

3.3.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.4. Marietta Petit.
3.3.1.2.1.1.2. Agnese Caxaro, married 1703 to Giovanni Bonici.
3.3.1.2.1.2. Camilla Caxaro, married Publio Leocata.
3.3.1.2.1.3. Don. Gio Antonio Caxaro., dunm.
3.3.1.2.1.4. Don Faustino Caxaro, dunm.
3.3.1.2.1.5. Teodoro Caxaro.
3.3.1.2.2. Paolo Caxaro.
3.3.1.2.3. Dr Giuseppe Caxaro JUD, married Caterina Ciamberin, with issue.
3.3.1.2.3.1. Pietro Paolo Caxaro, married 1647 to Bellica Pontremoli.
3.3.1.2.3.2. Fra. Manfredo Caxaro, dunm.
3.3.1.2.3.3. Dr. Franco Caxaro JUD, married 1655 to Maria de Fiore., with issue.
3.3.1.2.3.3.1. Fra. Gaetano Caxaro., dunm.
3.3.1.2.3.3.2. Giuseppe Caxaro.
3.3.1.2.3.4. Teresa Caxaro, d.inf.
3.3.1.2.3.5. Angelica Caxaro, married 1661 to Michele Cadamusto.
3.3.1.2.3.6. Vincenza Caxaro, married 1645 to Giacomo de Nasis.
3.3.1.3. Laurica Castelletti, married (1) Girolamo Cumbo, Married (2) Ludovico Cumbo.
3.3.1.4. (illegitimate) Vincenzo de Castelletti, married to Barbara N, with issue.

3.3.1.4.1. Barbarica Castelletti, married to Padron Bernardo Lanfranco, with issue.

3.3.1.4.1.1. Antonio Lanfranco, married 1629 Valletta to Maria Talavera, with issue.

3.3.1.4.1.1.1. Orlando Lanfranco, married 1670 Vittoria Melchina de Castelletti (See below), with issue.

3.3.2. Gio Francesco Castelletti, married (1) Vincenza Scerri, Married (2) 1582 to Elisabetta de Nava, Married (3) 1589 to Geronima Surdo.
3.3.2.1. (First Marriage) Andreotta Castelletti, married Maria Cumbo
3.3.2.2. (Second Marriage) Gio Vincenzo Castelletti, married 1603 to Aurelia de Noto
3.3.2.2.1. Simone Castelletti, married 1647 to Flavia Xara Cagliares
3.3.2.2.1.1. Gio Vincenzo Castelletti, married 1681 Valletta to Margherita Torrensi
3.3.2.2.1.1.1. Ferdinand Castelletti, Baron of Marsa, (The title of Barone della Marsa was conferred by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, by a patent of the 12th June 1725, to the nobleman Ferdinando Castelletti, and to such of his male or female children and successors as the holder of the title in perpetuum should appoint. By the death of Ferdinando without issue the title was extinguished. This title was in 1878 claimed by Alessandro Sceberras D’Amico Inguanez but his claim was dismissed. (See:- Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (See Report Paras. 39-40 AND Paras. 91-96).) , married 1711 Mdina to Claudia Antonia Mompalao, and dsp. (See below)
.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2. (illegitimate Paola Diana N) Vittoria Melchina de Castelletti, married 1670 Valletta to Vincenzo Orlando Lanfranco, (See above), with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1. Nicola Lanfranco, married 1710 Valletta to Olimpia Majoli, (d/o Pietro and Rosa Scarpello), with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.1. Vincenzo Lanfranco, married 1758 Valletta to Teodora Chemunet, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.1.1. Francesco Lanfranco, married 1782 Matrice Gozo to Caterina Calleja., with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.2. Antonio Lanfranco, married 1763 Valletta  to Contessa Diana Locano, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.2.1. Contessa M'Teresa Lanfranco, married 1788 Valletta to Pietro Balbi.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.2.2. Contessa Giovanna Lanfranco, married 1786 Valletta to Edoardo Montanaro.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.2.3. Contessa Antonia Lanfranco, married Giuseppe N.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.3. Anna Lanfranco, married 1758 Valletta to Franco Arpa.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4. Giuseppa Lanfranco, married 1738 Valletta to Enrico Emanuele Fiott, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.1. Gaetana Fiott, married 1777 Valletta to Giorgio Gonzi.
3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.2. Salvatore Fiott, married 1772 Valletta to Maria Elena Farrigiani, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.2.1. Olimpia Fiott, married 1793 Valletta to Agostino Zahra.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.2.2. Barbara Fiott, married 1791 Valletta to Vincenzo Psaila, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.2.2.1. Giuseppa Psaila, married 1825 Valletta to Giuseppe Xuereb.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.2.2.2. Antonio Psaila, married 1826 Valletta to Maria Mizzi.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.3. Agostino Fiott sives Piot or Ghiott, married 1768 Valletta to Maria Vitale, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.3.1. Emmanuele Piot, married 1822 Vittoriosa to Maria Rossignaud, with issue.

3.3.2.2.1.1.2.1.4.3.2. Giuseppa Piot, married 1809 Senglea to Tobias di Cesare, (House of de Cesare in Malta).

3.3.2.2.1.2. Maddalena Castelletti, married 1677 to Pietro Paolo Vassallo
3.3.2.2.1.2.1. Aloisea Vassallo, married 1711 to Gio Domenico Azopardi

3.3.2.2.1.2.1.1 Gio Antonio Azopardi, Baron of Marsa (Cr:1753), dunm.(By another diploma of, bearing date the 4th December 1753, the title of barone della Marsa was granted anew to Giovanni Antonio Azzopardi Castelletti and to one of his descendents, in the same terms as the preceding patent. This second grant was also determined by the death without issue of Giovanni Antonio. (See:- Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (See Report Paras. 39-40 AND Paras. 91-96).)

3.3.2.2.2. Maruzza Castelletti, married (1) 1644 to Claudio d'Amico, married (2) 1652 to Gio Antonio Perdicomati., with issue

3.3.2.2.2.1. Maddalena d'Amico, married 1661 to Pietro Paolo Hellul, with issue.
3.3.2.2.2.2. Pietro d'Amico, married 1670 to Eufrasia Ersilea Fiott-Farrugia Inguanez dei Baroni di Djar il-Bniet e Buqana, with issue. (See Djar il-Bniet for all descendants).

3.3.2.2.2.2.1 Claudio D'Amico, married 1716 to Rosalea Moscati, with issue.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.1 Pietr'Antonio D'Amico, Archdeacon of the Cathedral, dunm.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.2 Gio Francesco D'Amico Inguanez, 15th Baron
di Djar il-Bniet e Buqana.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.3 Alessandro D'Amico Inguanez, 17th Baron
di Djar il-Bniet e Buqana..
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4 Ursula D'Amico, married 1729 to Pietro Paolo Dorell Falzon, with issue

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1 Lucrezia Dorell, married Pasquale Sceberras Testaferrata, 12th Baron of Castel Cicciano -See That Title. .

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.1 Antonio Sceberras Testaferrata, (1756-1843), 13th Baron of Castel Cicciano, Barone di Montagna di Marzo (Of Sicily-See Foreign Titles Section), Married 1792 to Gerolama Trigona dei Baroni di Montagno di Marzo, with issue

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.1.1 Sir Pasquale Sceberras Testaferrata, KCMG, (1793-1869), 14th Baron of Castel Cicciano, Barone di Montagna di Marzo,
Married firstly in 1811 to Rosalea D'Amico Inguanez, dei Baroni di Djar-il-Bniet e Buqana,(died 1841) with issue

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.1.1.1 Alexander Sceberras D'Amico Inguanez, (1821-80), 15th Baron of Castel Cicciano, Barone di Montagna di Marzo, (The title of Barone della Marsa conferred by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, by a patent of the 12th June 1725 was in 1878 claimed by Alessandro Sceberras DAmico Inguanez but his claim was dismissed as it was found that that title was extinct. Alessandro was only successful in claiming the (foreign) title of Barone di Castel Cicciano . He had also made an unsuccessful attempt for the fiefs of Djar il-Bniet and Buqana(See:- Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.))

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.2 Gio Francesco Dorell., Barone di Marsa (Cr: 1775)., married. Dsp. (See below)

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2. Paolo Sceberras Testaferrata, (1766-1832), married Maria Angelica Perdicomati Bologna.

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2.1. Sir Nicola Sceberras Bologna KCMG (died 1875), Conte della Catena) -See Below.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2.2. Maria Teresa Sceberras Bologna , married 1830 to Chev. P.P. Bonici Mompalao with issue.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2.3. Aloisea Sceberras Bologna , married 1826 to Marchese Gilberto Testaferrata Viani, 4th Baron della Tabria -
See Tabria for all descendants.

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2.3.1 Marchese Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani, 5th Baron of Tabria,

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.4.1.2.4. Maria Sceberras Bologna ,CLAIMANT TO THE BARONY OF MARSA   (In 1878 the Marchesa Maria Francesca Apap made a claim to this title, claiming this title as the only surviving daughter of the testamentary heir (Paolo Sceberras) of the said Barone Dorell. But  the 1878 Commissioners held  that Dorell being destitute of any issue, did not, and could not, transmit to Paolo Sceberras, as a collateral, the title of Barone della Marsa, granted only to the male issue of Dorell, by the death of whom it became extinct. Consequently, Paolo Sceberras could not convey that title to the claimant, who, moreover, being a female, would not be comprised in the grant, even if she descended from the said Dorell. The 1878 Commissioners therefore formed the opinion that the Marchesa Maria Francesca Apap failed to establish her right to the title, also indicating that the formula tuisque descentibus masculis tribuimus concedimus et donamus excluded a female from succeeding a title granted in such terms. (See:- Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (See Report Paras. 39-40 AND Paras. 91-96).),    married 1829 to Marchese Filippo Apap LLD, -See Gnien-is-Sultan for all descendants.

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.5 Eugenia D'Amico, married 1765 to Diegio Galea Feriol dei Baroni di San Marciano, and had  issue:

3.3.2.2.2.2.1.5.1. Rosa Maria Galea Feriol, married 1791 to Marchese Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani, 3rd Baron of Tabria, See Tabria for all descendants.
3.3.2.2.2.2.1.5.2. Giuseppe Galea Feriol, married Teresa Camilleri, with issue.(Had Natural Issue by a Maria..)

3.3.2.2.3. Giustina Castelletti, married 1640 to Dr. Pietro Paolo Teuma, with issue.
3.3.2.2.4. Andreotta Castelletti, married 1667 to Vincenza Muxi, with issue
3.3.2.2.4.1. Elisabetta Castelletti, married 1697 to Mario Testaferrata de Robertis, 1st Marquis di San Vincenzo Ferreri e Testaferrata, with issue.

3.3.2.2.5. Orsola Castelletti, married 1629 Valletta to Magco Giuseppe Tholossenti.

3.3.2.3. (Third Marriage) Claudia Castelletti, married 1605 to Dr. Pietro Mompalao, with issue
3.3.2.4. (Third Marriage) Celindonia Castelletti, married 1610 to Pietro Beccadelli di Bologna, with issue.
3.4. Isabella Castelletti, married Paolo de Nasis
3.5. Margherita Castelletti, married Nicola Laureri
4. Paolo Castelletti, married Diane Calanducci dei Baroni d'Arodaci, with issue.

4.1. Gio Paolo Castelletti, Vice Admiral of Sicily, Constable of Carlo d'Aragona, married to Francesca Perconti, with issue.

4.1.1. Carlo Castelletti, married to Francesca de Bruno, with issue.

4.1.1.1. Vincenza Castelletti, married to Pietro de Jacobo, with issue.

4.1.1.1.1. Onofria de Jacobo, married to Isidoro Caruso, with issue.

4.1.1.1.1.1. Antonia Caruso, married to Giovanni Garofal of Palermo., with issue.

4.1.1.1.1.1.1. Francesco Garofal, married to Geronima Mauri, with issue.

4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Vincenzo Garofal, Regio Milite.

4.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Antonio Garofal, Regio Milite.

 

 


Titled, De Jures and Heirs.

* 1725 Grant Ferdinando Castelletti is EXTINCT

* 1753 Grant Giovanni Antonio Azzopardi Castelletti is EXTINCT

* 1775 Grant Gio Francesco Dorell Falzon is EXTINCT

 

 

 

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.
  3. www.maltagenealogy.com

 

 

 

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