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Giacomo Bugeja, married 1750 Valletta to Grazia Busuttil, with issue.


1. Vincenzo Bugeja, Capitano della Qormi 1780-90, married 4.10.1772 at Qormi to Grazia Ellul., with issue.

1.1. Carlo Bugeja. – See Below.

1.2. Paola Bugeja., married 1805 Valletta to Stefano Rossi.

1.2.1. Grazia Rossi, married 1831 Valletta to Lorenzo Seychel.

1.3. Maria Bugeja., married 1796 Valletta to Francesco Micallef., with issue.

1.3.1. Anna Micallef., married 1828 to Paolo Vella.

1.4. Anna Bugeja., married 1798 Valletta to Francesco Micallef. (Married Maria Bugeja, firstly).

1.5. Rosa Bugeja., married 1801 Valletta to Gio Maria Borg.

1.6. Teresa Bugeja., married 1806 Valletta to Saverio Bondi., with issue.

1.6.1. Anna Bondi., married 1836 Valletta to Giovanni Mor.

1.6.2. Lorenza Bondi., married 1834 Valletta to Michele Camilleri.

1.6.3. Rosaria Bondi, married 1831 Valletta to Vincenzo Mifsud.

1.7. Lorenza Bugeja, married 1803 Valletta to Giuseppe Grech.

2. Horatio Bugeja.



* Carlo Bugeja, married 1804 at Naxxar to Veneranda Agius, with issue

1. Vincenzo Bugeja, Marquis Bugeja - See Below.

2. Michele Bugeja, married 1841 to Ursula Polidano, with issue
. Salvatore Bugeja, married 1865 to
Rose Pace-Balzon, with issue
. Gius Riccardo Bugeja, (1876-1937), married 1895 to
Nobile Stella Testaferrata Abela dei Baroni di Gomerino, with issue
. Rose Bugeja Testaferrata (c 1899-1973), married 1926 to Joseph Holland, with issue.
. Noel Holland  married Mary Sceberras Constance Holland, (1931-2015), married
Dr Joseph Zammit Lupi MD . Stella Holland, married John Azzopardi Vella. Helen Holland, married 1949 to Chief Justice Emeritus Dr Carmelo Schembri LLD.. Anthony Holland. Angelica Marion Bugeja Testaferrata (1909-63), married 1939 to Edward Ripard, with issue. Christopher Ripard (1933-81), married 1956 to Mary Tortell
. Joseph
Charles Ripard (1935-2017), dunm.
. Major Peter Ripard (1937-, married 1961 to Lilian Sansone, with issue. Peter Ripard, married 2003 to
Greta Parlato Trigona dei Baroni di Castel Cicciano, with issue. Julia Ripard. Louisa Ripard. Stella Ripard (1940-
. Maria Lucia Ripard (1949-, married 1973 to Marco Coppini
. Carlino Bugeja, Marquis Bugeja, - See Below.
3. Carmela Bugeja, married 1851 to
Gio Batta Scicluna,-See Marquis Scicluna.
4. Geronima Bugeja.



Vincenzo Bugeja CMG, (1820-90), Created Marchese (19 April 1887) by Pope Leo XIII married to Anna Darbois of Naples., dsp.

Footnote#1 The 1887 title of Marchese Bugeja was obviously granted after the conclusion of the 1878 Commission. Therefore there can be no reference to that title in the 1878 report. It should be remembered that the purpose of that report (as the report reads) was to identify those titles which were granted or recognized by the sovereign authorities of Malta during the Government of the Knights of Saint John. Some may argue that this title is not one of those titles “recognised by the British Monarch”. That argument is flawed because the purpose of the 1878 Commission was not to “recognize” but to “identify” those titles which had already been granted or recognized during the Government of the Order (1530-1798). This is better explained by the terms of reference to the Commissioners that “the Secretary of State for the colonies decided that the heads of the families who, before the annexation of Malta to the British Dominions, obtained tiles of nobility, should in accordance with a precedent during the administration of the late Governor, Sir Henry K. Storks, have precedence of the Chamber of Commerce, and in order to ascertain (etc)“. In this case, the title of Marchese Bugeja is simply not one of those titles that was obtained during the Government of the Order. 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 letter of Chief Secretary to Government to Commissioners dated March 8, 1877 (page 52).

Footnote#2 There is no indication (so far) that the Marchesa Anna Bugeja, nee Darbois was a relation of the Marchesa Margherita Scicluna nee Darbois (See http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/scicluna.html)



* Carlino Bugeja, Created Marchese (18 September 1891) by Pope Leo XIII, Married Firstly 1880 to Rosa Pace-Balzan, with issue, Married Secondly to Giovanna Ellul Bonici, with further issue

1. (First Marriage) Nobile Edward Bugeja married 1898 to Antonia Ellul Bonici , with issue.
1.1. Nobile Carlo Bugeja (1903-49) dunm
Nobile Maria Bugeja (1913-, married 1939 to Dr Gerald Camilleri MD, with issue.
. Anthony Camilleri Ellul Bonici, married
. Robert Camilleri Ellul Bonici
. Nicola Camilleri Ellul Bonici, married 2001 to Patrick Zammit Haber
. Nobile Guiseppe Bugeja (c 1915-
. Nobile Giovanni Bugeja (c 1917-80)
Nobile Maria Bugeja married 1904 to Walter Ellul Bonici., with issue.
2.1. Salvino Ellul Bonici (c died 1980), married Helena Donnaruma, and dsp
. Charles Ellul Bonici, died 1978, married Ann Jones, with issue.
. Marika Ellul Bonici
. Jane Ellul Bonici, married Victor Darm
anian, with issue.
2.3.1. Anthony Darmanin, married 1977 to Noble Bertha Laferla dei Marchesi di Fiddien, with issue
2.3.2. Marina Darmanin.
2.3.3. Cora Darmanin. , married to Michael Rossi.
. Victor Ellul Bonici, married firstly Teresa Pace Balzon, secondly Maria Ellul
. Carmela Ellul Bonici (died 2011), married Notary George Atkins, dsp.
. Maria Ellul Bonici
, (d. 2010), married Carmelo Darmanin, with issue.
Reno Ellul Bonici Mompalao Bugeja, (1923 - 2004), Marquis Bugeja - See Below.
3. (Second Marriage) Nobile Guiseppe Bugeja, dunm 1979.


* Reno Ellul Bonici Mompalao Bugeja, (1923-2004), 2nd Marquis Bugeja (Acknowledged and recognised by the Pope John Paul II), married 1952 to Vera Mifsud Ellul

1. Walter Ellul Bonici, (1954-., 3rd Marquis Bugeja, married 1982 to Christine Donald, with issue.
.1. Salvino Ellul Bonici, (1984 -. Marchesino Bugeja.
1.2. Amanda Ellul Bonici.
1.3. Fiona
Ellul Bonici.
2. Emma
Ellul Bonici, married to Dennis de Lucca, with issue.
2.1. Jean
Paul de Lucca.
2.2. Marco de Lucca.
3. Mariella
Ellul Bonici.
4. Paul Ellul Bonici, (1960-, married to
Lynda N, with issue.
4.1. Victor Ellul Bonici.
5. Val
erie Ellul Bonici.