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The Noble family of Testaferrata, Patricians of Messina, (Branch #1, following the order established by the regrant of that title in 1792 to various lines)

- Line of the Marchese Mario Testaferrata Castelletti.

All Corrections/Additions are Welcome

Includes the the title of “Marchese (“Cassar Desain”)" (1749?) which was retroactively established in 1883 in favour of Gilberto Testaferrata Castelletti whose youngest grandson’s son married Maria Teresa Cassar Desain in 1822

Last Update: 08-10-2016

* Marchese Gilberto Testaferrata Castelletti, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1703-74), eldest son by the second marriage (Elisabetta Castelletti) of the 1st ‘Marquis of San Vincenzo Ferreri and 1st Marchese Testaferrata. (In 1883, Gilberto was deemed to be the “1st Marquis ‘Cassar Desain’” with date of creation to be taken as 1749- See below), married 1734 to Teodora Vella Abela
 
 

1.  Marchese Mario Testaferrata Castelletti, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1737-1813), Patrician of Messina (In 1883, deemed to be the 2nd Marquis Cassar Desain with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749- See below) married 1762 to Anna Viani dei Baroni della Tabria, with issue

1.1. Marchese Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1767-1837), (invested as 3rd Baron of Tabria: 22 October 1784 in succession to his maternal grandfather Gio Batta Viani) Appointed Lord Lieutenant of Malta (1815-1834: resigned in favour of son) as "Marquis Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani") married 1791 to Rosa Maria Galea Feriol D'Amico Inguanez, with issue.
1.1.1. Marchese Gilberto Testaferrata Viani,Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (born 1801-1867), (eldest son), 4th Barone of Tabria, Lord Lieutenant of Malta (1834-1839: office abolished) as "Marquis Gilberto Testaferrata Viani" married 1826 to Aloisea Sceberras Bologna, with issue.
1.1.1.1. Marchese Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani, (1837-1892), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (recognized by Royal Commission, 1878 as 5th Baron of Tabria following succession through Anna wife of Mario Testaferrata, considered by Commission to have been 3rd Baroness), married to Nobile Rosa Maria Carmela Galea Feriol , Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dsp
1.1.1.2. Marchesa Orade Testaferrata Viani, (1828-) (eldest daughter), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire.
1.1.1.2.1. Romulado Testaferrata Viani (acknowledged by Orade as her illegitimate son. He died before Orade)
1.1.1.3. Marchesa Maria Angela Testaferrata Viani,Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (born 24 September 1833), married Baron Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Abela Moroni, LL.D, with issue. SEE: Testaferrata Branch #4 - Barons of Tabria.
1.1.1.4. Marchesa Rosina Testaferrata Viani, (1835- ), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, dsp
1.1.1.5. Marchesa Maria Teresa, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1838 - 14-8-1867) married Count Pietro Paolo Teuma Castelletti , dsp. (He later married Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone)

1.1.2. Marchesa Maria Testaferrata Viani,Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1817 to the Gregorio Augusto Testaferrata (See San Vincenzo Ferreri), with issue.
1.1.3. Marchesa Margherita Testaferrata Viani,Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1807 to
Gaetano Giappone, with issue.
1.1.4. Marchesa Vincenza Testaferrata Viani, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1811 to
Nicolo Testaferrata de Noto, with issue. SEE: Testaferrata Branch #3
1.1.5. Marchesa Lettrina Testaferrata Viani, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1819 to
Sir Giuseppe Testaferrata de Noto, KCMG, with issue.
1.1.6. Marchese Mario Testaferrata Viani, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, dsp
"Barone della Tabria" 

1.2.   Marchese Lorenzo Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1770-..),(second son of Mario Testaferrata Castelletti), married Angela Attard, with issue
1.2.1.   Marchese Mario Filippo Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1811-74), married to
Vincenza Testaferrata dei Marchesi Cassar Desain-(See Below), with issue
1.2.1.1.  Marchesa Maria Carmela Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1861-.), married
Ignazio Testaferrata Bonici  SEE: Testaferrata Branch #2
1.2.1.2.  Marchese Constantine Testaferrata , Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married
Teresa Maria Galea., with issue. (Tunisia)
1.2.1.3.  Marchese Guglielmo Testaferrata , Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married
Natalizia Galea., with issue. (Tunisia)
1.2.1.4.  Marchese Lorenzo Testaferrata ( 1852-..), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married
Marguerite Galea., with issue. (Tunisia)
1.2.1.5.  Marchese Luigi Testaferrata , Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married to
Marianna Scicluna., with issue. (Tunisia)
1.2.2.  Marchese Emmanuele Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1811-..), married
Cecilia Galea., with issue. (Tunisia)
1.2.3.  Marchese Fr. Giuseppe Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1821-..), dunm.
1.2.4.  Marchese Costantine Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1824-..), married to
Alexia Giappone., with issue. (Marseille France).
1.2.5.  Marchese Guglielmo Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1822- ), married 1843 to
Grazia Tagliaferro., with issue. (Marseille France)
1.2.6.   Marchese Carmelo Angelo Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1827-..), married 1853 to
Adelaide Caruana., with issue. (London UK).
1.2.7.  Marchesa Anna Maria Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1813-..), dunm.
1.2.8.  Marchesa Maria Teresa Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1824- ), married to
Orazio Sammut.
1.2.9.  Marchesa Elizabetta Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1831- ), married to
Daniele Preziosi.
1.3.  Marchesa Maria Teresa Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married
Odoardo  Mallia Tabone. (See Fiddien).
1.4.  Marchesa Marianna Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1796 to
Giuseppe Testaferrata Olivier (See Testaferrata Olivier). SEE: Testaferrata Branch #3
1.5. Marchese Filippo Testaferrata, (1774-1821), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (youngest son of Mario Testaferrata
Castelletti) (In 1883, deemed to be the ‘3rd Marquis Cassar Desain’ with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749- See below), Married 1807 to Vincenza Falanca, with issue
1.5.1.  Marchese Lorenzo Antonio Testaferrata, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (born 1805, died 1851), (In 1883, deemed to be the ‘4th Marquis Cassar
Desain’ with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749- See below), Married 1822 to Maria Teresa Cassar Desain, with issue
1.5.1.1  Marchese Filippo
Giacomo Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, ( 1826-66), (In 1883, deemed to be the ‘5th Marquis Cassar Desain’ with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749- See below)), married 1848 to Dona Veneranda de Piro-Gourgion dei Marchesi de Piro.
1.5.1.1.1.  Marchese Richard Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (In 1883, deemed to be the ‘6th Marquis Cassar Desain’ with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749) dsp- See Below.
1.5.1.1.2.  Marchese Lorenzo Antonio Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1851-86), (In 1883, deemed to be the ‘7th Marquis Cassar Desain’ with date of creation to be taken as the year 1749)  (see notes) married Firstly in 1872 to Camilla Slythe (died 1880), Daughter of Chev. Richard Slythe, KStM, with issue. Married Secondly in 1884 to Eleanor Parkinson (died 1914)

1.5.1.1.2.1. (First Marriage) Marchese Philip George Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1878-1906), "8th” ‘Marquis’ ‘Cassar Desain’  (see notes), and dunm

1.5.1.1.2.2. Marchese Richard George Eugene Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1880-1927), "9th” “Marquis” ‘Cassar Desain’  (see notes) married 1905 to Mary Alexandra Turnbull, with issue

1.5.1.1.2.2.1. Marchese James George Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1907-58), "10th” ‘Marquis’ ‘Cassar Desain’  (see notes)married 1928 to Evelyn Cassar Torreggiani, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.1.  Marchese Anthony Cassar De Sain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1938-2000), "11th” ‘Marquis’ ‘Cassar Desain’ (see notes) married 1964 to Vivian Randall, with issue

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.1.1.  Marchese Mark Cassar De Sain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1965-, “12th” ‘Marquis’ ‘Cassar Desain’., married 1997 to Nadine Fleri-Soler, with issue

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.1.1.1.   Marchese Max Cassar De Sain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (2002-

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.1.2.  Marchese Jason Cassar De Sain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1970-, married 1999 to Angela Borg

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.1.3.  Marchesa Rachel Cassar De Sain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1967-

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.2.  Marchese Lawrence Cassar Desain Viani, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1940- 2014), married Firstly (Div) to Diana Walsh, with issue, Married Secondly to Mieka...
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.2.1. (First Marriage)  Marchesa Michelle Cassar Desain Viani, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, , married to Markus Koch.

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.2.2. (Second Marriage) Marchesa Tina Cassar Desain Viani, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.3.  Marchesa Michael Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1950-, married Firstly Sharon Berkely, with issue. Married Secondly to Patricia Galea, (d. 2006), with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.3.1. (First Marriage) Marchesa Mercedes Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.
4.  Marchesa Rosemarie Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1934-2005), married 1960, Div. to Lawrence Sevitt dsp.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.  Marchesa Ann Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1937-, married 1966 to Mario Said, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.1. Stephen Said, (1968-
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.2. Andrew Said, (1971-, married Francesca Bianchi,  with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.2.1. Benjamin Said, (1998-.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.3. Francesca Said, (1969-, married Michael Salomone, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.3.1. Nickolas Salomone,
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.3.2. Mickaila Salomone.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.5.3.3. Matthew Salomone.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.6.  Marchesa Veronica Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1941-, married 1960 to Baron Bernard von Brockdorff.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.  Marchesa Christine Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1942-, married 1963 to Lino Delia, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.1. James Delia, (1963-, married 2004 to Lubomira Jakubcova, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.1.1. Klarka Delia, (2005-.

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.1.2. Bibyana Delia, (2010 -.

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.2. Alison Delia, (1966-, married David Parotti, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.2.1. Kristina Parotti.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.2.2. Andrew Parotti.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.7.3. Roberta Delia, (1969-, married Juan Borg Manduca dei Conti di Mont'Alto, with issue

1.5.1.1.2.2.1.8.  Marchesa Natalie Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1946-, married 1968 (Div) to Paul Shaw-Savill, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.8.1. Jonathan Shaw-Savill, (1970-, married Julie Rutter, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.1. Chloe Shaw-Savill.
1.5.1.1.2.2.1.8.2. Daniel Shaw-Savill, (1973-., married 03-05-2005 at Cuenca in Ecuador. to Angelica Esther Flores Ayavaca.

1.5.1.1.2.2.2.  Marhese Philip Gerald Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1908-27), dunm.
1.5.1.1.2.2.3.  Marchese George Lawrence Cassar Desain, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1915-82), dunm
1.5.1.1.2.2.4.  Marchesa Adeline Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1911-, married Edwin England-Sant Fournier, with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.4.1. Richard England Sant Fournier,, married  Miriam Borg Manduca dei Conti di Mont'Alto., with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.4.1.1. Mark England.
1.5.1.1.2.2.4.1.2. Sandrine England, married NN Darmanin
1.5.1.1.2.2.5.  Marchesa Elena Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1913-39), dunm.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.   Marchesa Mary Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1916-2008), married Major. Albert Falzon Sant Manduca, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. with issue
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1. Lilianina Falzon Sant Manduca, Baroness of Tabria, (1940-2000), Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married 1963 to Marchese John Bugeja dei Conti di Senia, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1.1. Marchese Philip Bugeja Viani, Baron of Tabria, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, (1964-.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1.2. Marchese Julian Bugeja Viani, (1967-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married to Lara Strickland Bologna dei Conti della Catena, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1.2.1. Marchesa Nina Bugeja Viani, (2001-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1.2.2. Marchesa Lucia Bugeja Viani, (2003-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.1.3. Marchesa Mary Ann Bugeja Viani, (1974- , Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.2. Alfred Falzon Sant Manduca, (1943-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.3. Alberta Falzon Sant Manduca, (1945-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary. married 1970 to Joseph Camilleri, with issue.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.3.1. Christian Camilleri, (1971-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.3.2. Rachel Camilleri, (1973-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.6.3.3. Lisa Camilleri, (1983-, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary.
1.5.1.1.2.2.7.  Marchesa Vanda Cassar Desain, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1918-98), married 1944 Rabat Malta to Flight Lieut. John Harold Branch Bradshaw (d. 1979), with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.  Joanna Marion Bradshaw, (1945 Nelson BC, Canada -)., married 1968 Sliema to Keith Legault, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.1. Sean Legault, (1969 Montreal Canada -)., married 1998 Floriana to Suzanne Montanaro-Gauci, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.1.1. Lucas Legault. (2001 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.1.2. William Legault., (2003 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.2. Michael Legault., (1973 Montreal Canada -), married 1993 Montreal Canada to Rhea de Deene, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.2.1. Amilian Legault., (1994 Montreal Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.2.2. Liam Nicolas Legault., (1997 Montreal Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.2.3. Ryan Legault., (2002 Montreal Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.1.3. Carina Legault., (1976 Montreal Canada -).,  married 2004 to Kurt Henrico.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2. Maureen Therese Bradshaw., (1947 Sliema -), married 1968 Rabat Malta to Robert Louis Crossey, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.1. Jacqueline Therese Crossey., (1968 Sliema -), married 1994 Ta l'bragg Malta to Jesmond Cremona, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.1.1. Joseph John Cremona, (1999 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.1.1. Liam John Cremona.,   (2003  Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.2. Neil Louis Crossey., (1971 Sliema -),  married 1998 Rabat Malta to  Charlene Doublesin, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.2.1. Hannah Marie Crossey., (2003 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.2.2.2. Jacob John Crossey., (2003 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.3. Frederick Richard Bradshaw., (1950 Sliema -), married 1976 Sliema to Julia Kingham, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.3.1. Marc Bradshaw,   (1977 Attard - 2000), dunm.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.4. Philip John Bradshaw., (1951 Sliema - ),  married (1) 1974 Montreal Canada to Sue Gray, married (2) to Janet Lyn Gossett, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.4.1. (First Marriage) Matthew Bradshaw., (1979 Montreal Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.4.2. Jonathan Bradshaw., (1982 Calgary Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.4.3. (Second Marriage) Travis Bradshaw., ( 1988 Calgary Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.4.4. Chanelle Bradshaw., (1980 Calgary Canada -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.5. Caroline Syble Bradshaw., (1952 Sliema - ), married 1975 Sliema to Joseph Falzon, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.5.1. Stephen Falzon., (1976 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.5.2. Christopher Falzon., (1978 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.5.3. Philippa Falzon., (1991 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.6. Mary Bradshaw., (1954 Sliema -1954), d.inf.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.7. Anna Maria Bradshaw., (1955 Sliema -), married 1976 Rabat Malta to Godwin Philip Abela, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.7.1. Chiara Abela., (1978 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.7.2. Bettina Abela., (1980 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.8. Sean Pius Bradshaw., (1957 Sliema -), married 1969 Sliema to Lisa Ganado, with issue.

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.8.1. Nicholas John Bradshaw., (1994 Sliema -).

1.5.1.1.2.2.7.8.2. Adam Bradshaw., (2001 Sliema-).

1.5.1.1.2.3. (First Marriage)  Marchesa Mary Beatrice Cassar Desain Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1894-..), married Alessandro dei Baroni Attard Montalto, and dsp.

1.5.1.1..3.  Marchese Giuseppe Cassar Desain, (died infancy,1853), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, .

1.5.1.1.4.  Marchesa Maria Teresa Cassar Desain., Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (1856-), married to Pietro Fontani.

1.5.1.2.  Marchesa Vincenza Testaferrata (1823-..), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married Lorenzo Testaferrata -See Above., with issue.
1.5.1.3.  Marchesa Giovanna Testaferrata (1825-..), Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married Emmanuele
Lauron, with issue.
1.5.1.3.1. Alfredo Lauron,.
1.5.1.3.2. Laura Lauron,.
1.5.1.3.3. Luisa Lauron, married Notary Emmanuele Gera P.L, with issue
1.5.1.3.3.1. Francesco Saverio Gera,, married Lorenza
Gaffiero (dau of Capt A. Gaffiero), with issue
1.5.1.3.3.1.1. Cmdr Lewis Gera Lauron
Testaferrata, married Alica Tabone Ferrante, with issue
1.5.1.3.3.1.1.1. Joseph P.P. Gera,, married Monica Bonello
1.5.1.3.3.1.1.2. Edwin Ant. Gera, married Lucienne Cassar Trigona
1.5.1.3.3.1.2. Victor Emmanuele
Gera, married Mary Borg Cardona, with issue
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.1. Stephen Gera,
married Mary Anne Grech
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.2. Catherine
Gera,, married Adrian Vella de Lucca, with issue
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.2.1. Sharon Vella de
Lucca,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.3. Michael
Gera,, married Diane Dougherty
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.3.1. Kimberly Gera,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.4. Anne
Gera,, married Carl Balzon, A.A&C.D.
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.4.1. Keith
Balzon,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.4.2.
Celine Balzon,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.5. John
Gera,, married Rosanna Abela
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.5.1. Emma Gera,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.6. Norman
Gera,, married Doreen Camilleri
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.6.1. Dean Gera,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.6.2. Gregory Gera,,
1.5.1.3.3.1.2.6.3. Nicole Gera,,
1.5.1.3.3.2. Giovanna Gera.,,
1.5.1.3.4. Annette
Lauron,,
1.5.1.3.5. Elena
Lauron,,
1.5.1.3.6. Angelica
Lauron,,
1.5.1.4
.  Marchesa Laura Testaferrata (1830-..), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire,
1.5.1.5
.  Marchesa Louisa Testaferrata (1833-..), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire,
1.5.1.6
.  Marchesa Filomena Testaferrata (1837-..), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire,
1.5.1.7
.  Marchesa Elizabeth Testaferrata (1841-..), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire,
1.5.1.8
.  Marchesa Adelaide Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1856 to  Francesco Saverio de Piro, 5th Marquis de Piro.

1.5.2.  Marchesa Anna Maria Testaferrata, (1806-), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, .

1.5.3.  Marchesa Maria Antonia Testaferrata, (1808-), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, .

1.5.4.  Marchesa Christina Testaferrata, (1810-), Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, .

1.6.  Marchesa Teodora ‘Maria Teresa’  Testaferrata, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, (dunm 1824) - had a child by Alexandre Moscati, Barone di Frigenuini (1774-1826). Never married.
1.6.1. (illegitimate) Anna Moscati, (Noted in Will as daughter of Maria Antonio 'Teodora' Testaferrata), Married 1810 to Michele Gauci, with issue. Also had a child with
H.S.H, Prince Louis-Charles de Orleans, Comte de Beaujolais, (Died 1808-Buried at St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta)
2.  Marchese Giuseppe Testaferrata Castelletti, Patrizio Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1765 to
Teodora Viani..

3. Marchese Giacomo Testaferrata Castelletti (1749-1801),Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. Migrated to Imperia Russia and Created Duke Testaferrata and to his descendants by Tsar Paul I 1799 and Knight of St George of Russia and St John of Malta, married 1799 St Petersburg Russia to Princess Marie Catherina Dolgorovsky, with issue.
3.1. Duke Paul Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. 2nd Duke, (1801-59), 4th President of the Russian Maltese Chamber of Nobility, married 1823 to Baroness Catherine Saidov, with issue.
3.1.1. Duke Giacomo Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire.3rd Duke, (1825-77), married 1860 to Princess Stephania Gauciski, with issue.
3.1.1.1. Duke Paul Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. 4th Duke, (1865-1919),Knight of the Order of St John of Malta in Russia , dunm.
3.1.1.2. Duke Giacomo Testaferratasky,Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. 5th Duke, (1872-1925), Knight of the Order of St John of Malta in Russia , dunm.
3.1.1.3. Duchess Catherine Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1869 -1943), 1885 to Prince Andrei Sceberrasky, married with issue..
3.1.2. Duchess Aloisea Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1827-), married 1855 to Baron Nicholas Saidov.
3.1.3. Duchess Tatiana Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1830-), married 1855 to Baron Giovanni Saidov.
3.1.4. Duke Peter Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1833-88), married 1858 to Duchess Olga Delicatasky, with issue.
3.1.4.1. Duchess Katherine Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire., (1860, married 1890 to Prince Michael Xuerebsky.
3.1.4.2. Duchess Sophia Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire., (1862-, married 1880 to Chev. Antonio Borgsky.
3.1.4.3. Duchess Caroline Testaferratasky, Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1865-. married 1892 to Prince Franco Xuerebsky.
3.1.5. Duke Nicholas Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. 6th and Last Duke, (1835-1925), Grand Prior and Knight of the Order of St John of Malta in Russia , dunm.
3.1.6. Duchess Olga Testaferratasky, (1829-), Patrizia Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. married to Baron Domenico Callejasky.
3.2. Duke Peter Testaferratasky, (1804-26), Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. Knight of the Order of St John of Malta in Russia , dunm.
3.3. Duchess Marie Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire. (1806-), married 1828 to Count Feodor Galeaov.
3.4. Duchess Antonia Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire., (1808-), married 1830 to Prince Andre Sceberrasky.

3.5. Duke Antony Testaferrasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire., (1810-1888), married 1827 to Marfa Pavlovna Moussine-Yourieva, (illegitimate daughter of Emperor Paul I and Lubov Bacarat), created Countess Moussine-Yourieva 1820, with issue.

3.5.1. Duke Paul Antony Testaferrataksy, (1829- 1889), 2nd Count Moussine-Yourieva, married 1863 to Countess Anastasia Ankwicz, with issue.

3.5.1.1. Duchessa Maria Pavolovna Testaferratasky, (1864 -1888), dunm.

3.5.1.2. Duchess Antonia Moussine Yourieva Testaferratasky, (1867-1917), dunm.

3.5.1.3. Duchess Tatiana Testaferratasky, (1872 - 1958 Warsaw, Poland), married 1900 to Count Jacques Isouardov, 4th Count.

3.5.1.4. Duke Antony Testaferratasky, (1876-1971 Warsaw, Poland), 3rd Count Moussine-Yourieva, 7th and Last Duke Testaferratasky, Patrizio Messina e Roma, e Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire., married 1900 to Countess Catherine Isoudardov, with issue.

3.5.1.4.1. Duchess Anastasia Testaferratasky, (1902-70 Warsaw, Poland), married 1925 to Count Joseph Isouardov, 5th Count.

3.5.1.4.2. Duke Paul Testaferrasky, (1905-16), dunm.

4.  Marchesa Elizabetta Testaferrata Castelletti, Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, married 1770 to Isidore Viani.

5.  Marchesa Eleanore Testaferrata Castelletti., Patrizia Messina e Roma, Noble Tornearius and Armiger of the Holy Roman Empire, dunm.

 

 

Footnote#1: In 1792, both lines of the Testaferrata family, by then subdivided into 4 distinct lines, were confirmed in the Dignity of Patrician of Messina granted to their common patrilineal ancestor Mariano Testaferrata on the 20th December 1553. (SEE: Testaferrata Branch #1  Testaferrata Branch #2 Testaferrata Branch #3Testaferrata Branch #4  ). The Royal Commission (1878) dismissed this title as a mere municipal honour.

 

Footnote#2: The designation of the title Marquis Cassar Desain is a misnomer.  To assert that the title of ‘Marquis Cassar Desain’ was ‘recognized’ in some form or another in 1749 implies that a member of the Cassar Desain family was ennobled in 1749. This was specifically ruled out by the 1878 Commissioners as follows: Lorenzo Cassar Desain, who is a descendant through a male line of Mario Testaferrata, has like his deceased father, dropped the name Testaferrata and assumed that of Cassar Desain, in order to be able to possess the aforesaid Primogenitura, which was instituted by Gio. Battista Cassar Desain in his testament received in the acts of Notary Paolo Vittorio Giammalva, on the 7th April 1781. That testament contains, among other disposition, the following clause (translated from the Italian):-I further direct and expressly command that the possessor of the said Prmogenitura erected, as herein-before stated, by me, shall always bear the name Cassar Desain, without adding any other family name thereto, and that he shall, at the same time, bear the armorial ensigns of the said family Cassar Desain, under the penalty of forfeiture, upon breach of the said condition, and my will is that, in such case, the said Primogenitura shall forthwith go to and be vested in, such person as should have succeeded to it, after the death of such defaulter, and not otherwise. With reference to the foregoing extract we beg to state that the family of which the said Lorenzo Cassar Desain is bound to bear the surname and armorial ensigns is not in possession of, nor has it ever asserted any claim to, any title of nobility. (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. 122-172) . At best this title should be called ‘Marquis Testaferrata Castelletti’. In addition, and on the basis of the genealogical chart the designation of this title as ‘Marquis Cassar Desain’ is patently a nonsense as it was Gilberto Testaferrata Castelletti’s youngest grandson’s son who married a Cassar Desain. Insofar as this ‘title’ is concerned, the surname ‘Cassar Desain’ could only have been first established after 1822 (the date of marriage between Testaferrata and Cassar Desain, coupled with the aforesaid requirement of the deed dated 1781) and that the family could only have been established at least one generation after that marriage.

 

 

Footnote#3: Many published sources describe the title of ‘Marquis Cassar Desain’ as having been ‘recognized’ and/or ‘extended’ by Grand Master Pinto in 1749 to a title which had been conferred by Victor Amadeus , King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy on 13th July 1717 upon Mario Testaferrata. This is not substantiated by either the 1878 Report nor the 1883 Report.

 

Footnote#4: Lorenzo Antonio Cassar Desain, had staked a claim to both the titles of ‘Marquis of San Vincenzo Ferreri and Marchese Testaferrata. Published sources also show that the above recommendation was tantamount to a recognition by Grand Master Pinto of the title of Marchese granted on the 13th July 1717, to Mario Testaferrata, by Victor-Amadeus, King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy and that such “recognition” brought about the title of “Marquis Testaferrata Olivier” On the other hand, .it is amply documented that when Cassar Desain and Gio Paolo Testaferrata Olivier were later sued by Emmanuele Testaferrata-Bonici-Asciack (Judgment No. 71/1887 of H.M. Court of Appeal dated 8 January 1887), the court upheld Emmanuele Testaferrata Bonnici Asciak’s claim that he was to have the exclusive right to the title granted by Vittorio Amadeo, King of Sicily and Duke of Savoy after the same Testaferrata Olivier and Cassar Desain declared espressamente di essere stato a loro da Sua Maesta` la Regina accordato il titolo che portano, e non aggiungendo alcuna pretensione su quello conceduto da Vittorio Amadeo, in sostanza ammettendo la domanda dell'  attore di essere egli solo, almeno per quanto concerne loro stessi, nel diritto di portare il titolo di Marchese conferito con quel Diploma. The import of this declaration is (a) there is no link whatsoever between the title granted in 1717 and the aforesaid “recognition” of 1749, (b) that there is no recognition by a Grand Master of the 1717 title, (c) Cassar Desain did not base his successful claim on the 1717 title.

 

Footnote#5   By eliminating of the claim to Marchese Testaferrata and being faithful to Cassar Desain’s original claims as described in the 1878 Reports, it follows therefore (unless one were to dare vaunt the claim that Queen Victoria’s act was tantamount to raising Cassar Desain to the English Peerage!!), that the only remaining basis of Cassar Desain’s claim can only be a subformation of the ‘title’ of Marquis of San Vincenzo Ferreri (which in the 1883 report is wrongly described as a Spanish title).

 

Footnote#6  Contrary to the findings of the 1878 and 1883 Reports, a Maltese Court of Appeal did not appear to have any reservations about the claim that all of Mario Testaferrata Robertis’s descendants (including those descended in a female line) are equally entitled to the titles of Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri and Marchese Testaferrata According to a judgment of 1887 (Judgment No. 71/1887 of H.M. Court of Appeal dated 8 January 1887), the Court of Appeal observed as follows: Che, dallaltro canto, pero’  e’  giusto rimarcare che nella transazione seguita per atti del Notaro Vittorio Giammalvadel 10 settembre 1773 (recte 1772)tra i figli di Don Mario Testaferrata, il primo concessionario del titolo, di cui e’  questione, dopo di avere menzionato solo due titoli di Nobilta  quello cioe di San Vincenzo Ferreri, e l’ altro di Testaferrata (alledendo a quello conceduto da Vittorio Amadeo) era stato convenuto che tutti i figli con loro discendenti dovessero essere in liberta’  di portare l’ una e l’ atra concessione. That is to say, quite apart from the reservations about the deemed grant of 1745 which purportedly gave rise to the title of Marchese Testaferrata Olivier , it appears that all descendants of Mario Testaferrata (including therefore the members of the Testaferrata Castelletti family) are equally entitled to enjoy both titles of Marchese di San Vincenzo Ferreri and Marchese Testaferrata

 

Footnote#7 In accordance with the 1883 recommendation, ulterior succession (from Lorenzo Antonio Cassar Desain) is limited in favour of the ‘eldest son’. Females and cadets are therefore excluded from succeeding.

Footnote#8. The 1883 recommendation implies conversely that Lorenzo Antonio Cassar Desain was descended in a line of eldest son to eldest son starting from Gilberto. An examination of the genealogical table shows that this is not the case. By applying the 1883 recommendation to the table of descent enumeration should be as follows: Gilberto Testaferrata Castelletti (“1st” Marquis), Mario Testaferrata Castelletti (“2nd”), Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani (“3rd”), Gilberto Testaferrata Viani (“4th”), Giuseppe Testaferrata Viani (5th). With the extinction of that first male line, the title should devolve to the surviviving male lines of Lorenzo Testaferrata Viani (in the 19th century these lines were residing in Tunisia), and after their extinction onto the line of Filippo Testaferrata from whom Lorenzo Antonio descended.

 


Titled, De Jures and Heirs.

* * * Titled: (see notes above on 1883 successions)

Additional Information#1: See titles of Marquis of San Vincenzo Ferreri and Marchese Testaferrata

Additional Information#2: Che, dallaltro canto, pero’  e’  giusto rimarcare che nella transazione seguita per atti del Notaro Vittorio Giammalvadel 10 settembre 1773 (recte 1772)tra i figli di Don Mario Testaferrata, il primo concessionario del titolo, di cui e’  questione, dopo di avere menzionato solo due titoli di Nobilta’  quello cioe di San Vincenzo Ferreri, e l’ altro di Testaferrata (alledendo a quello conceduto da Vittorio Amadeo) era stato convenuto che tutti i figli con loro discendenti dovessero essere in liberta’  di portare l’ una e l’ atra concessione. (Judgment No. 71/1887 of H.M. Court of Appeal dated 8 January 1887)

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