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Chco Pietro Mallia, married 1528 Zebbug, Malta to Donna Giovanna Lancia di Longa, with issue.
1. Sebastiano Mallia, married 1554 (Notary Giuliano Muscat) to Betta Ciappara, with issue.
1.1. Notary Mario Mallia, married 1582 (Notary Ferdinando Ciappara) to Caterina Moscati, with issue.
1.1.1. Mro Lazzaro Mallia, married 1603 (Notary Bernardo Azzopardi) to Clemenza Mangion, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Matteolo Mallia, married (1) 1641 Siggiewi to Caterina Buttigieg, married (2) 1660 Zebbug to Giovannella Gatt, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. (Second marriage) Dr Salvatore Mallia MD, married 1702 Vittoriosa to Fiorenza Tabone, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Dr Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone JUD, married (1) 1731 Tarxiem to Rosaria Abela, married (2) 1735 Valletta to Caterina Azzopardi, with issue -See Below.
220.127.116.11.2. Suor Sapienza Mallia, (Testamento 1712 by Notary Ignazio Debono), Nun, dunm.
18.104.22.168. Giacomo Mallia, married 1636 Zebbug to Grazia Cumbo, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Giuseppe Mallia, married 1663 Zebbug to Sapienza Farrugia, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Caterina Mallia, married (1) 1710 Zebbug to Giorgio Schembri, married (2) 1723 Zebbug to Lazzaro Pace.
188.8.131.52.1.2. Giacobino Mallia, married 1709 Mqabba to Domenica Barbara, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.2.1. Margherita Mallia, married 1732 Zebbug to Antonio Bonello.
220.127.116.11.1.2.2. Eugenia Mallia, married 1742 Zebbug to Andrea Debono.
18.104.22.168.1.3. Domenica Mallia, married 1724 Zebbug to Salvatore Grima.
22.214.171.124.1.4. Sapienza Mallia, married 1703 Zebbug to Salvatore Dimech.
126.96.36.199.1.5. Grazia Mallia, married 1710 Zebbug to Domenico Pace.
1.1.2. Attilio Mallia, married 1636 Ghaxaq to Margherita Busuttil, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Don Ignazio Mallia, Priest.
184.108.40.206. Maria Caterina Mallia, married 1660 Mqabba to Giovanni Frendo.
220.127.116.11. Domenica Mallia, married 1664 Mqabba to Pierre Antonio Prevost.
1.1.3. Andreotto Mallia, married 1615 Vittoriosa to Aloisea Camenzuli, with issue.
18.104.22.168. Carlo Mallia, married (1) 1650 to Teresa Sceberras, married (2) 1670 to Maria Calleja, married (3) 1678 to Lucrezia Bonnici.
22.214.171.124. Romonaldo Domenico Mallia, married 1671 to Girolama Mamo, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Barbarica Mallia, married to Alfonso Xicluna, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Diana Lorenza Xicluna, married to Chco Giuseppe Onorato Cornelio.
184.108.40.206.1.1.1. Maddalena Cornelio, Founder della Ospesio, dunm.
220.127.116.11.2. Rosa Aloisea Mallia, married to Girolamo Galea.
18.104.22.168.3. Filippo Mallia, married 1703 Senglea to Maria Bugeja, with issue.
22.214.171.124.3.1. Onorato Mallia, married 1730 Senglea to Flora Zammit, with issue.
126.96.36.199.3.1.1. Pietro Mallia, married 1778 Vittoriosa to Liberata Chetcuti, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Giuseppe Mallia, married 1807 Vittoriosa to Caterina Vella Cupiti, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Paolo Mallia, married 1839 Vittoriosa to Giuseppa Micallef, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1. Lorenzo Mallia, married 1876 Vittoriosa to Ludgarda Borda, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Maria Concepta Mallia, married 1834 Vittoriosa to Paolo Patignott.
220.127.116.11.3.2. Francesco Mallia, married 1734 Cospicua to Pasqa Agius, with issue.
18.104.22.168.3.2.1. Tommaso Mallia, married 1771 Copsicua to Maddalena Camilleri, with issue.
22.214.171.124. Dr Paolo Mallia JUD, married 1672 to Teresa Zammit.
126.96.36.199. Don Girolamo Mallia, Priest, dunm.
188.8.131.52. Fra Fulgenzio Mallia, SJ, dunm.
1.2. Giovanni Mallia, married 1580 Gudja to Mattia Grima, with issue.
1.2.1. Salvatore Mallia, married 1613 Birkirkara to Marietta Portelli, with issue.
184.108.40.206. Marino Mallia, married to Caterina N, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1. Paolo Mallia, married 1704 Birkirkara to Lucrezia Borg, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.1. Michele Mallia, married 1729 Birkirkara to Teresa Mallia, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1.1. Grazia Mallia, married 1752 Birkirkara to Giovanni Xiberras, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Maria Xiberras, married 1784 Birkirkara to Clemente Micallef.
184.108.40.206. Lorenzo Mallia, married 1657 Birkirkara to Speranza Borg, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1. Gio Maria Mallia, married 1706 Birkirkara to Lucrezia Abela, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.1. Teresa Mallia, married 1729 Birkirkara to (Cousin) Michele Mallia.
22.214.171.124.2. Mario Mallia, married 1702 Birkirkara Grazia Dimech, with issue.
126.96.36.199.2.1. Pasquale Mallia, married (1) 1737 Birkirkara Caterina Borg, married (2) 1753 Birkirkara to Caterina Calleja, with issue.
188.8.131.52.2.1.1. Giuseppe Paolo Mallia, married 1790 Attard to Anna Pace, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Francesco Mallia, married 1814 Birkirkara to Angela Mifsud, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Maria Mallia, married 1834 Birkirkara to Angelo Calleja.
126.96.36.199. Gioannella Mallia, married 1635 Birkirkara to Domenico Calleja, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Angelica Calleja, married 1656 Birkirkara to Angelo Borg, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Anna Maria Borg, married 1688 Birkirkara to Chco Bartolomeo Vella, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Paolina Vella, married 1714 Birkirkira to Francesco Cachia, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Maria Cachia, married 1747 Birkirkara to Bernardo Borg.
1.2.2. Giuseppe Giovanni Mallia, married 1618 Lija to Domenica Galea with issue.
126.96.36.199. Gio Antonio Mallia, married 1650 Lija to Grazia Bondi, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Michele Angelo Mallia, married 1679 Lija to Margarita Petralita, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Gaetano Mallia, married (1) 1721 Valletta to Elizabetta Clianciant, married (2) 1741 Valletta to Francesca Risbe, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Lazzaro Mallia, married 1749 Valletta to Teresa Frendo-Carcas, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Raimondo Mallia, married 1782 Valletta to Angela Farrugia, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Dr Aloiseo Mallia JUD, married 1825 Valletta to Francesca Bonnici.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2. Loretta Mallia, married 1810 Valletta to Don Vincenzo de Piro.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3. Teresa Mallia, married 1810 Valletta to Stefano Borg.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4. Giovanna Mallia, married 1815 Valletta to Giovanni Bezzina.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5. Giuseppa Mallia, married 1804 Valletta to Vincenzo Bugeja.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Vincenzo Mallia, married 1784 Valletta to Maria Ciantar.
126.96.36.199.1.1.2. Francesco Mallia, married 1741 Valletta to Teodora Troisi, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Orsola Mallia-Troisi, married 1780 Valletta to Sig. Gio Andrea Spiteri-Mamo.
220.127.116.11.1.2. Giuseppe Mallia, married 1710 Matrice Gozo to Maria Vella, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.2.1. Anna Mallia, married 1735 Valletta to Giorgio Andalina.
22.214.171.124.1.2.2. Nicola Mallia, married 1751 Valletta to Anna Cousin.
126.96.36.199.2. Antonio Mallia, married 1705 Valletta to Teresa Madiona.
1.2.3. Simone Mallia, married 1617 Cospicua to Lazzarina Micallef, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Blasio Mallia, amrried 1642 Zejtun to Marietta Brifffa, with issue.
1.2.4. Giovanna Mallia, married 1603 Gudja to Ambrosio Agius, with issue.
184.108.40.206. Grazia Agius, married 1624 Gudja to Vincenzo Agius, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1. Teresa Agius, married 1657 Valletta to Vincenzo Minardi.
1.3. Gio Maria Mallia, married (1) 1592 Kirkop to Andreanna Cachia, married (2) 1605 Senglea to Valenza Vella, married (3) 1606 Senglea to Bartolomea, former wife of Giovanni Seichel, with issue.
1.3.1. (First marriage) Pietro Mallia, married 1623 Valletta to Domenica Imbrol, with issue.
18.104.22.168. Andrea Mallia, married 1667 Qormi to Grazia Cauchi, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Giuseppe Mallia, married 1713 Zebbug to Evangelista Zammit, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Carlo Mallia, married 1747 Senglea to Giovanna Mendus, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1.1. Salvatore Mallia, married 1809 Zejtun to Margherita Camilleri, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Giulio Mallia, married 1842 Zabbar to Carmela Leonardi, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Maria Anna Mallia, married 1872 Valletta to Giuseppe Maria Bonnici.
1.3.2. Battista Mallia, married (1) 1618 Senglea to Angelcia Cutajar, married (2) 1627 Senglea to Maddalena Zahra, with issue.
126.96.36.199. (Second marriage) Melchiorre Mallia, married 1653 Senglea to Teresa Garin, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Gio Antonio Mallia, married 1681 Senglea to Grazia Seichel, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Antonio Felice Mallia, married 1705 Valletta to Teresa Madiona, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Odoardo Mallia, married 1745 Rabat Gozo to Veneranda Tabone, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Antonio Mallia, married 1780 Matrice Gozo to Rosanna Sobiraz, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Bartolomeo Mallia Sobiraz, married 1811 Birkirkara to Teresa (Alunna), with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1. Gerarda Mallia, married 1844 Rabat Gozo to Dr Felice Mercieca JUD.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Chco Paolo Mallia, married 1770 Valletta to Anna Arena.
126.96.36.199.1.2. Angelo Mallia, married 1679 Valletta to Margarita Petralita.
1.3.3. (Third marriage) Alessandro Mallia, married 1645 Tarxiem to Caterinuzza Attard, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Michele Mallia, married 1695 Qormi to Camilla Borg, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Margherita mallia, married 1715 Cospicua to Sebastiano Cangioli.
220.127.116.11. Giuseppe Mallia, married 1684 Valletta to Andreanna Gatt, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Antonio Mallia, married 1717 Rabat Gozo to Caterina Attard, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Anna Mallia, married 1743 Rabat Gozo to Salvatore Angelo Zammit.
2. Margherita Mallia, married 1563 Birkirkara to Giovanni Sommaripa.
3. Damiano Mallia, married with issue.
3.1. Antonia Mallia, married 1567 Gudja to Giovanni Dorbes, with issue.
3.1.1. Domenico Dorbes, married 1604 Siggiewi to Margherita Bondi, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Mario Dorbes, married 1635 Mqabba to Caterina Agius, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Maria Dorbes, married 1660 Mqabba to Geronimo Mallia, (See above).
184.108.40.206. Valenza Dorbes, married 1644 Luqa to Carlo Cachia.
3.1.2. Agata Dorbes, married 1601 Gudja to Aloisio Dalli, with issue.
220.127.116.11. Petruzzo Dalli, married 1622 Gudja to Giovannella Falzon, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Aloisio Dalli, married 1644 Zejtun to Domenica Bonnici, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Maria Dalli, married 1682 to Grazio Muscat.
3.2. N. Mallia, married 1561 Gudja to Andrea Muscat.
3.3. Vincenza Mallia, married 1567 Gudja to Pietro de Mangione.
3.4. Pietro Mallia, married to Agata Farrugia Spatafora, with issue.
3.4.1. Giulia Mallia, married 1615 Valletta to Vincenzo Abdilla, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Pietro Abdilla, married 1635 Mqabba to Caterina Schembri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Pasquale Abdilla, married 1672 Qormi to Teodora Matteola Azzopardi, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Giuseppe Abdilla, married 1716 Safi to Maria Mangion, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Arcangelo Abdilla, married (1) 1752 Zurrieq to Lorenza Zammit, married (2) 1778 Kirkop to Teresa Zammit, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. (First Marriage) Giuseppe Abdilla, married 1775 Qrendi to Maria Bondi, with issue.
3.4.2. Pasquale Mallia, married 1611 Zejtun to Caterina Liparoto, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Grazio Mallia, married 1651 Ghaxaq to Margherita Baldacchino, with issue.
4. Marino Mallia, married 1566 Gudja to Bartolomea Psaila, with issue.
4.1. Domenico Mallia, married 1604 Qormi to Paolina Muscat, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Felice Mallia, married to Maruzza Cassar, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Filippa Mallia, married to Francesco Brinzun.
220.127.116.11.2. M'Angelo Mallia, married 1697 Cospicua to Agostina Failla, with issue.
4.1.2. Pietro Mallia, married 1654 Qormi to Angelica Spiteri, with issue.
18.104.22.168. Maruzzo Mallia, married 1698 Qormi to Giuseppa Cardona, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Francesco Mallia, married 1725 Qormi to Maruzza Axisa, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Maria Mallia, married 1749 Kirkop to Tomaso Pace.
* Dr Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone JUD, married Firstly in 1731 Tarxiem to Rosaria Abela, and secondly in
1735 Valletta to Caterina Azopardi, with
issue from the second marriage.
1. (Second Marriage) Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 1st Marquis - See Below.
2. Odoardo Mallia Tabone, married (1) 1795 to Marchesa Maria Teresa Testaferrata Viani dei Baroni di Tabria., married (2) 1820 to Contessa Stefana dei Conti Fournier., with issue.
2.1. (First Marriage) Giovanna Mallia Tabone, (1797-1831), dunm.
2.2. Laura Mallia Tabone, (1799-), married 1824 to Guillermo Mallia Tabone (See Below).
2.3. Antonio Mallia Tabone, (1802-57 Corfu Greece), married to Grazia Scicluna., with issue.
2.3.1. Vincenzo Mallia, (1845 Corfu -1902), married 1873 to Marianna Giappone, with issue.
2.3.2. Georgiana Mallia, (1846 - 1882), dunm.
2.3.3. Carlo Mallia, (1848 - 1893), married 1874 to Rosanna Giappone, with issue.
2.3.4. Enrico Mallia, (1851 - 1876),dunm.
2.3.5. Johannes Mallia, (1855 -1882), dunm.
2.4. Vincenzo Mallia Tabone, (1805-59 Corfu), married to Sylvia Scicluna., with issue.
2.4.1. Silvia Mallia, (1854 Corfu - 1859), dunm.
2.4.2. Patricia Mallia, (1856 Corfu - 1859), dunm.
2.4.3. Elizabeth Mallia, (1854 Corfu - 1884 Corfu), married 1880 Andrea Mallia. (See below).
2.5. Giorgio Mallia Tabone, (1806-), married 1850 to Nobile Elizabetta Viani., with issue.
2.5.1. Andrea Mallia, (1853 Corfu -1947 Rome), married 1880 Elizabetta Mallia (See above), with issue.
2.5.2. Alexandra Mallia, (1855 Corfu -1941 Rome), dunm.
2.6. Laura Mallia Tabone, (1809-). married 1822 to Conte Carlo Antonio dei Conti Preziosi., with issue.
2.7. (Second Marriage) Odoardo Mallia Tabone (1821-94), married 1841 to Nobile Giovanna Fontani dei Conti di Senia., with issue.
2.7.1. Odoardo Mallia Tabone, (1845-), married 1890 to Baroness Ursula Oelsen, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Odoardo Mallia, (1893 Cairo - 1977 Frankfurt, Germany), married to Baroness Federica von der Recke (see below), with issue.
184.108.40.206. Elisabetta Mallia, (1895 Cairo - 1966 Bonn, Germany), married to Barone George von Wrangel (see below).
220.127.116.11. Lorenzo Mallia, (1897 Cairo - 1957 Cairo), dunm.
18.104.22.168. Federica Mallia, (1901 Cairo - 2000), married to Baron Innico von Zoege (see below).
22.214.171.124. Speranza Mallia, (1903 Cairo - 1945 Rome), 'Nun', dunm.
2.7.2. Antonia Mallia Tabone, (1847-)., married 1872 to Sir Benjamin Dunbar 5th Baronet of Hempriggs
2.7.3. Bianca Mallia Tabone, (1848-), married 1894 to Count Ostermann., with issue.
126.96.36.199. Enrica Ostermann, (1900 - 1982), married 1930 to. Anthony Somerville.
2.7.4. Daniele Mallia Tabone, (1849-)., married to Maria Cilia., with issue.
188.8.131.52. William Mallia, (1895 Cairo - 1963), married 1947 to Bianca dei Principi Said, with issue.
184.108.40.206. Stefano Mallia, (1899 Cairo - 1925), dunm
2.7.5. Edwina Mallia Tabone, (1851-), married 1875 to Baron von Pilar.
220.127.116.11. Baroness Louisa von Pilar, (1887 -), married 1910 to Saverio Antonio Bonici.
2.7.6. Frederica Mallia Tabone, (1852-), married 1879 to Baron von Wrangel.
18.104.22.168. Baron George von Wrangle, married to Elizabetta Mallia, (see below), with issue.
2.7.7. George Mallia Tabone, (1855-1943)., married
22.214.171.124. Henri Mallia (1876-1961 Paris France), married 1902 to Ursula Mallia (Below), with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Olga Mallia, (1905 Paris, France-2000 Paris France), married (1) 1928 to Leopold Napier (d. 1940), married 1946 to Andre Zimmerman, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. (First Marriage) Dr Henri Napier PhD, (1932-75 Los Angeles, USA), married with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.2. Louise Claire Napier, (1935-, married 1963 to George Salvatore Mallia (see below).
220.127.116.11.1.3. Charles Napier MA, (1938-, married 1959 Paris France to Vera Said, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.4. (Second Marriage) John Zimmerman, (1947-, married with issue.
22.214.171.124.2. Napoleon Mallia, (1908 Paris - Killed 1945 Normandy France), married 1932 Paris to Isabella Mallia (Below), with issue.
126.96.36.199.2.1. Henri Mallia, (1936 Paris, married 1956 Ohio USA to Patrica Frederica Mallia (below), with issue.
188.8.131.52.2.2. George Mallia, (1940 Paris -.
2.7.8. Henrietta Mallia Tabone, (1857-), married 1880 to Baron von Rlot.
2.7.9. Innico Mallia Tabone, (1859-)., married to Carmela dei Principe Said., with issue.
184.108.40.206. Francesco Mallia, (1892 Marseille, France - 1967), dunm.
220.127.116.11. Edwina Mallia, (1895 Marceille, France -), married to Baron Wilhelm von der Reche (see below).
18.104.22.168. Nellie Mallia, (1899 Marseille, France -), married to Baron Anton von Zoege (see below).
22.214.171.124. Carlo Mallia, (1901 Marseille, France - 1943), dunm.
2.7.10. Janet Mallia Tabone, (1861-), married 1884 to Baron von Zoege.
126.96.36.199. Baron Anton von Zoege, (1886 -), married to Nellie Mallia (as above), with issue.
188.8.131.52. Baron Innico von Zoege, (1889 -), married to Frederica Mallia (as above), with issue..
2.7.11. Kenneth Mallia Tabone, (1863-1926 Port Said
184.108.40.206. Isabella Mallia, (1904 Rome - 1966 Paris), married 1932 Paris to Napoleon Mallia (Above).
2.7.12. Leonora Mallia Tabone, (1865-)., married to Salvatore dei Principi Said.
2.7.13. Marianna Mallia Tabone, (1867-), married 1890 to Baron von der Recke., with (other) issue.
220.127.116.11. Baroness Federica von der Recke, married 1916 to Odoardo Mallia (see above)..
18.104.22.168. Baron Wilhelm von der Recke, married to Edwina Mallia (see above).
2.7.14. Nathalie Mallia Tabone, (1869-74)., d.inf.
2.7.15. Octavia Mallia Tabone, (1871-73)., d.inf.
2.7.16. Pietra Mallia Tabone, (1872-73). d.inf.
2.7.17. Quentin Mallia Tabone, (1874-77), d.inf.
3. Rosalea Mallia Tabone, married 1777 to Pandolfo Testaferrata de Noto, 1st Marquis Testaferrata Olivier.
4. Madalena Mallia Tabone, married 1754 to Gio Carlo Borg Olivier de Puget.
5. Innocenzo Mallia Tabone, 'Priest', dunm
6. Emidio Mallia Tabone, 'Jesuit', dunm.
7. Giovanna Mallia Tabone
* Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 1st
Marquis di Fiddien (Cr: 1785 Malta), married 1779 to Contessa Diane dei Conti Sant, with
1. Nobile Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone, 2nd Marquis of Fiddien, (d. 1867), married (1) 1814 to Nobile Maddalena dei Baroni Gauci Ducoss, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary, married (2) to Nobile Maria dei Baroni Galea, with issue.
1.1. (First marriage) Nobile Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 3rd Marchese di Fiddien, (1815-, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1835 to Antonia Galea, with issue.
1.1.1. Nobile Giovanni Mallia Tabone, (1836-1907), 4th Marchese di Fiddien, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1870 Naxxar to Maria Teresa Ellul Bonici, with issue.
22.214.171.124. Nobile Giuseppe Mallia Tabone, (1872-1926), 5th Marchese di Fiddien, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
1.1.2. Nobile Saverio Mallia Tabone, (1847-1908), Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1887 to Maria Teresa Gatt, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Nobile Salvatore Mallia Tabone, (1889-1955), 6th Marchese di Fiddien, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
188.8.131.52. Nobile Giuseppe Mallia Tabone, (1891-1956), Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
184.108.40.206. Nobile Nicola Mallia Tabone, (1894-1973), 7th Marchese di Fiddien, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
220.127.116.11. Nobile Maria Antonia Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
18.104.22.168. Nobile Maria Grazia Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
1.1.3. Nobile Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1875 to Pietro Paolo Teuma Castelletti, 3rd Conte di Ghajn Tuffieha.
1.1.4. Nobile Maddalena Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1863 to Michele Brignone, with issue.
22.214.171.124. Nobile Georgiana Brignone Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married to Reginald Cassar Torreggiani, dsp.
1.1.5. Nobile Eleanora Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1886 to Raffaele Caruana Dingli, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Salvatore Caruana Dingli, (1892-1983), 8th Marchese di Fiddien, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, dunm.
188.8.131.52.1. Contessa Maria Caruana Dingli, (1922-, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1951 to Anthony Curmi, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Conte Jean Curmi, (1952-, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1990 to Caroline Attard, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Conte Matthew Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1991-.
18.104.22.168.1.1.2. Conte Luke Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1993-.
22.214.171.124.1.1.3. Contessa Christina Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1996-.
126.96.36.199.1.2. Conte Josef Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1987 to Angela Psaila.
188.8.131.52.1.3. Contessa Maria Theresa Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1982 to John Pisani.
184.108.40.206.1.4. Conte Paul Curmi, Hereditary Noble of Hungary.
220.127.116.11.2. Contessa Dolores Caruana Dingli, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1925-, married 1950 to Joseph Laferla, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1. Conte Dr John Laferla LLD, (1951-2003), Hereditary Noble of Hungary, 9th Marchese di Fiddien, married to Dr Notary Jeanetta Saliba LLD, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.1.1. Conte Dr Michael Joseph Laferla LLD, (1984-, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, 10th Marchese di Fiddien, married 2015 to Daniela Vella, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Conte Jan Laferla, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, Marchesino di Fiddien, (2015-.
184.108.40.206.2.2. Contessa Bertha Laferla, (1954-, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, maried 1977 to Anthony Darmanin dei Marchesi Bugeja, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.2.1. Conte David Darmanin dei Marchesi Bugeja, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1978-, married 2009 to Kirsten Demicoli, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Contessa Emma Darmanin dei Marchesi Bugeja, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (2010-.
126.96.36.199.2.2.2. Conte John Paul Darmanin dei Marchesi Bugeja, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (1978-1998), dunm.
188.8.131.52. Nobile Adeodata Caruana Dingli, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married to Carmelo Cauchi, with issue.
1.2. Nobile Giovanna Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1839 to Achilles Bruno.
1.3. Nobile Francesca Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1842 Valletta to Notary Carlo Curry (See below).
1.4. (Second marriage) Nobile Enrico Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married to Marianna Borg Olivier de Puget, with issue.
184.108.40.206. Nobile Elena Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, (d. 1945), married to Francesco Bonello, with issue.
1.4.2. Nobile Maddalena Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary.
1.4.3. Nobile Lucinda Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary.
1.4.4. Nobile Luigi Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary.
1.5. Nobile Maria Vincenza Mallia Tabone, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1839 Valletta to Giuseppe Farrugia, with issue.
1.5.1. Letitzia Farrugia, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1859 Valletta to Giuseppe Ignazio Camilleri.
1.5.2. Adelaide Farrugia, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1866 Valletta to Francesco Borg, with issue.
220.127.116.11. Giuseppe Borg, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1912 Birkirkara to Marianna Vella, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Antonia Borg, Hereditary Noble of Hungary, married 1933 Birkirkara to Emanuele Borg.
2. Nobile Anna Marie Mallia Tabone, married to Filippo Apap, 1st Marquis di Gnien is Sultan
3. Nobile Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone, married 1805 to Gio Francesco Teuma Castelletti, 2nd Conte di Ghajn Tuffieha
4. Nobile Clementine Mallia Tabone, married 1821Valletta to Notary Carlo Curry., (married his wife's neice there after), with issue.
4.1. George Curry (*1), (1823-79 London), married 1845 to Marchesa Edwina Fontani dei Conti di Senia., with issue.
4.1.1. (illegitimate from Ann Green of Great Cressingham, Norfolk, England, later married to John Howard), Gertrude Ruth Green, (1858 Norfolk, England -1946 Wayland, England), married to Augustus Newtown Alderton, with issue.
22.214.171.124. Dora Elizabeth Alderton, (1883 Norfolk, England -1929), married 1904 to Arthur Sutton, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Doris Elizabeth Sutton, (1916 -1993 Amman, Jordan), married 1938 Chelmondiston, Sulfolk, England to Col Walter Percy Gardiner, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Antoinette Avril Gardiner, (1941 -, married 1961 Amman, Jordan (Div 1972) to King Hussein I of Jordan, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1.1. Abdu'llah II, King of Jordan, (1999-, (1962-, married 1993 Amman, Jordan to Rania Sedki Al-Yassin, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. HRH, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, (1994-.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. HRH, Prince Iman of Jordan, (1996-.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. HRH, Princess Salima of Jordan, (2000-.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. HRH, Prince Hashem of Jordan, (2005-.
22.214.171.124.1.1.2. HRH, Prince Faisal of Jordan, (1963-, married (1) div 2008 to Alia Tabbaa, married (2) 2010 (Div 2013) to Sara Qabbani, married (3) to Zeina Lubadeh, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. (First Marriage) HRH, Princess Ayah of Jordan, (1990-.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. HRH, Prince Omar of Jordan, (1993-.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. HRH, Princess Sara of Jordan, (1997-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. HRH, Princess Aisha of Jordan, (1997.
184.108.40.206.1.1.3. HRH, Princess Aisha of Jordan, (1968-, married (1) 1990 (Div) to Zeid Saadedine Juma, married (2) 2016 to H.E. Ed A. Banayotti, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. (First Marriage) Aoun Juma, (1992-.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Muna Juma, (1996-.
188.8.131.52.1.1.4. HRH, Princess Zein of Jordan, (1968-, married to Majdi Al-Saleh, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Jaafar Al-Saleh.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. (Adopted) Tahani Al Shawan.
126.96.36.199. Robert Alderton, (1882 Norfolk, England -.
188.8.131.52. Amy Alderton, (1888 Norfolk, England -.
184.108.40.206. Ada Alderton, (1890 Norfolk, England-.
220.127.116.11. Arthur Alderton, (1892 Norfolk, England-.
18.104.22.168. Sarah Alderton, (1896 Norfolk, England-.
22.214.171.124. Thomas Alderton, (1898 Norfolk, England-.
126.96.36.199. Ethel Alderton, (1901 Norfolk, England-.
4.1.2. Charles Salvatore Curry, (1848 Cairo -.
4.1.3. Fanny Elizabeth Curry, (1849 Cairo -.
4.1.4. Georgiana Victoria Curry, (1853 Cairo -.
4.1.5. Mary Louise Curry, (1857 Cairo -.
4.1.6. Henry Louis George Curry, (1860 Cairo -.
4.2. Diane Curry, (1825-1902 Alexandria Egypt), married 1845 to Marchese Lorenzo Fontani dei Conti di Senia., with issue.
4.3. Clementine Curry, (1827-69), married 1847 Valletta to Prince Antonio Bertoleoni.
5. Nobile Maria Antonia Mallia Tabone, married 1812 to Leopoldo Giappone.
6. Nobile Guillermo Mallia Tabone, married 1824 to Nobile Laura Mallia Tabone (See Above). , with issue.
6.1. Nobile Antonio Mallia Taone, (1825-41), dunm.
6.2. Nobile Raphael Mallia Tabone, (1827-83), married 1870 to Maddalena Giappone., with issue.
6.2.1. Nobile William Mallia, (1872-1931 Ohio USA)., married 1909 to Carmela Bonici, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Nobile Raphael Mallia, (1915 -1973 Ohio, USA), married 1948 to Claire l'Hospitale, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Nobile William Mallia, (1950 Ohio, USA -,Most senior Mallia-Tabone in the male line, married 1992 to Veronica Quintana, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Nobile Jason Mallia, (1995 -.
18.104.22.168.1.2. Nobile Kristan Mallia, (1998 -.
22.214.171.124.2. Nobile Stephen Mallia, (1953 -, married 1987 to Lorna Pierce, with issue.
126.96.36.199.2.1. Nobile Patricia Jane Mallia, (1990 -.
188.8.131.52.2.2. Nobile Natalie Leanne Mallia, (1993 -.
184.108.40.206.2.3. Nobile Charlton Hesse Mallia, (1996 -.
220.127.116.11.3. Nobile Jane Mallia, (1956 -, married (1) 1974 San Francesco, Californa (Div 1998) to Bert Lambert, married (2) 2001 NYC to Vince de Vries, with issue.
18.104.22.168.3.1. (First Marriage) Carmen Ursula Lambert, (1974 -, married 1995 NYC to Cameron Douglas, with issue.
22.214.171.124.3.1.1. Stephen Douglas, (1998 -.
126.96.36.199.3.1.2. Frederica Douglas, (2002 -.
188.8.131.52.3.2. Malcolm Lambert, (1977 -.
6.2.2. Nobile George Mallia, (1875-1966 Ohio
184.108.40.206. (First Marriage) Nobile Raphael Michael Mallia,
220.127.116.11.1. Nobile George Salvatore Mallia, (1924 Ohio USA - 2007), married 1963 to Louise Claire Napier, (See above), with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.1. Nobile Michael Raphael Mallia, (1967 Ohio USA -.
22.214.171.124.1.2. Nobile Henry Benjamin Mallia, (1968 Ohio USA -, married 2000 New Mexico to Joan Rose Heywood, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.2.1. Nobile Cheryl Mallia, (2003 -.
188.8.131.52.1.2.2. Nobile Chad Mallia, (2006 -.
184.108.40.206.1.3. Nobile Daniela Mallia, (1970 Ohio USA -, married 1993 to Lorne Ernest Sharpley, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.3.1. Antony Sharpley, (1994 -.
18.104.22.168.1.3.2. Bianca Sharpley, (1996 -.
22.214.171.124.1.3.3. Charlotte Sharpley, (1997 -.
126.96.36.199.1.3.4. David Sharpley, (1998 -.
188.8.131.52.1.3.5. Edwina Sharpley, (1999 -.
184.108.40.206.1.3.6. Frederick Sharpley, (2001 -.
220.127.116.11.1.3.7. Georgiana Sharpley, (2002 -.
18.104.22.168.1.3.8. Henry Sharpley, (2004 -.
22.214.171.124.1.3.9. Innico Sharpley, (2006 -.
126.96.36.199.1.3.10. Jan Jorne Sharpley, (2009 -.
188.8.131.52.2. Nobile Xenia Bianca Mallia, (1927 Ohio USA - 1999 Chicago), 'Nun', dunm.
184.108.40.206.3. Nobile Patricia Frederica Mallia, (1930 Ohio, USA -, married 1954 Ohio USA to Henri Mallia, (See Above).
220.127.116.11.4. Nobile Antonio Mallia, (1932 Ohio USA -2010), 'Monk', dunm.
18.104.22.168.5. Nobile William Mallia, (1935 Ohio USA - 1951), dunm.
22.214.171.124.6. Nobile Charlotte Mallia, (1937 Ohio, USA - 1982), dunm.
126.96.36.199. (Second Marriage) Nobile Anthea Mallia, (1900
188.8.131.52.1. Richard Levy, (1922 Ohio USA - 1994), dunm.
184.108.40.206.2. James Levy, (1925 Ohio USA - 1967), dunm.
220.127.116.11.3. Mary Levy, (1927 Ohio USA - 2000), 'Nun' dunm.
18.104.22.168.4. Stanley Levy, (1929 Ohio, USA -., married 1951 Ohio USA to Beatrice Cooper, with issue.
22.214.171.124.4.1. Anthea Levy, (1960 Ohio USA -, married 1978 Ohio USA to Thomas Brougham, with issue.
126.96.36.199.4.1.1. Larissa Broughham, (1982 Ohio, USA -., married 1997 Ohio USA to Jack Gummer, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Katherine Gummer, (1999 Ohio USA -.
220.127.116.11.4.1.2. Rose Brougham, (1986 Ohio USA -.
6.2.3. Ursula Mallia, (1879-1971)., married 1902 to Henri Mallia. (As Above).
6.3. Nobile Georgina Mallia Tabone, (1830-64).
6.4. Nobile Henrietta Mallia Tabone, (1832-50)., married 1848 to Conte Calcedonio Preziosi.
6.5. Nobile Ursula Mallia Tabone, (1833-42), dunm.
Footnote #1: The title of Marchese del Fiddien was conferred by Grand Master De Rohan upon Salvatore Mallia Tabone, by a patent of the 15th October 1785. The terms of the patent are identical with the original patents of Barone di Buleben, (Azzopardi), Marchese di San Giorgio, (Barbaro) and Conte di Beberrua (Gatt), in the sense that it contains no description of children or descendants, but only the name of the person ennobled. The patent granted to Mallia Tabone reads thus: Tibi donamus ac te Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus 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.) (Paras. 67-69). Consequently the grant of 1785, on its own, cannot be construed to benefit any of the grantee”s descendants.
Footnote #2: The title of Marchese del Fiddien is the eighth (8th) in line of the new families that were ennobled by Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan de Polduc (1775-97). This Grand Master granted a total of 17 new titles thereby making a substantial incursion into the established nobility of Malta, namely: (i) Marchese di Sciorp il-Hagin granted to Claudio Muscati Xiberras (8 March 1776 - extinct), (ii) Barone della Marsa granted to Gio Francesco Dorell Falzon on the 10 March 1776 in the following terms: -Tibi Magnifico ac Nobili D. Joanni Francisco Dorel Falzon tuisque descentibus masculis tribuimus concedimus et donamus, hujusmodique Baronis titulo insignimus, ac Baronem dicti feudi della Marsa constituimus, et ita nominari posse et debere.... (iii) Barone di Buleben granted to Gaetano Azopardi on the 23 July 1777 in the following terms: - "Tibi nobili Cajetano Azzopardi tribuimus, concedimus et donamus hujusmodi titulo insignimus ac Baronem dicti feudi 'ta Buleben" constituimus, et ita nominari posse et debere atque uti, frui ac gaudere omnibus et singulis...", (iv) Marchese di San Giorgio granted to Carlo Antonio Barbaro on the 6 September 1778 in the following terms: -Tibi Nobile D. Carolo Antonio Barbaro tribuimus, concedimus, et donamus, hujusmodi titulo insignimus ac Marchionem dicti Pheudi Sancti Georgii constituimus et ita nominari posse et debere; (v) Barone Gauci granted to Francesco Gauci on the 23 December 1781 in the following terms: - Tibi tantum, tua naturali vita perdurante. (vi) Conte di Beberrua (granted to Luigi Gatt on the 23 October 1783 in the following terms: - Tibi tribuimus, concedimus, et fidelitate nostra donamus, ac te Comitis hujusmodi titulo decoramus et insignimus nec non ita nominari posse et debere; (vii) Marchese della Taflia granted to Gio Battista Mompalao on the 25 October 1783 - extinct); (viii) Marchese del Fiddien granted to Salvatore Mallia Tabone on the 15 October 1785in the following terms: -Tibi donamus ac te Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus; (ix) Marchese della Taflia granted to Xaverio Alessi on the 13 November 1790 in the following terms: -Tibi Magnifico ac Nobili Xaverio Alessi tuisque legitimis descendentibus tribuimus, concedimus, et donamus, ac de Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus, nec non ita nominari pose ac deber; (x) Conte di Hain Toffiha granted to Ferdinando Teuma Castelletti not by patent, but by a rescript of the 7th January 1792, (xi) Barone di San Cosmo granted to Ugolino Calleja on the 27 November 1792, (xii) Marchese di Gnien is-Sultan granted to Filippo Apap on the 1 December 1792 in the following terms: -Praedictum Marchionis Pheudi Gnien Is-Sultan titulum..Tibi Magnigico Philippo Apap, tuisque descendentibus masculis legitimis et naturalibus ipsisque deficientibus, foemina majori natu, tribuimus, concedimus et donamus, ac te Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus; (xiii) Conte di Santi granted to Romualdo Barbaro on the 14 January 1794 in the following terms: - Tibi Magnifico ac Nobili Romualdo Barbaro tantum; (xiv) Conte di Meimon granted to Saverio Marchesi on the 8 March 1794 in the following terms:-"Tibi Magnifico ac Nobili Saverio Marchesi tantum; (xv) Barone della Grua granted to Saverio Carbott Testaferrata on the 30 December 1794 in the following terms: - Tibi tuisque filiis et descendentibus masculis de primogenito in primogenitum tribuimus et concedimus et te hujusmodi Baronis titulo decoramus; (xvi) Conte della Senia granted to Vincenzo Fontani on the 6 June 1795 in the following terms: - Nobili Puero Vincentio Fontani Crespi, te tuosque descendentes comitem et comites territorii seu possessionis dictae ta Senia posita in hac nostra insula,in loco della Marsa, tuosque utriusque sexus filios et descendentes, comitem et comites praefati territorii sive possessionis ta Senia dicimus et nominamus, and lastly (xvii) Marchese di Ghain Qajjet granted to Geronimo Delicata on the 5 June 1796in the following terms: -Praedictum Marchionis de ghain Kajet titulum, tibi Magnifico ac Nobili Hyeronimo Delicata, tuisque descendentibus primogenitis legitimis et naturalibus tribuimus concedimus, et donamus.
Previous Grand Masters were more discriminate in their generosity. In fact Grand Masters Jean-Paul de Lascaris de Castellar (1560-1657), Antonio Manokl de Vilhena (1663-1736), Ramsn Despuig y Martinez de Marcilla (1670-1741) and Manuel Pinto de Fonseca (1681-1773) only conferred three titles each, Grand Master Ramsn Perellss y Rocafull (1637-1720) two, whilst Grand Master Francisco Ximenes de Texada (1703-75) is the least generous as he only conferred one title. No other titles were conferred but the same Grand Masters (e.g. Despuig and Rohan) may have made amendments to previous grants, others (e.g. Lascaris, Vilhena and Zondadari) going as far as “recognizing” directly or indirectly other titles which did not originate under the Order”s government of the Maltese Islands.
Some Grand Masters, including Rohan, allowed a limited list of families the right to be styled Illustrissimo e Nobile first accorded in 1725.
Footnote #3: The 1878 Commissioners remarked that the numerous grants of titles made by Grand Master Rohan may be classed under three different heads”, namely those expressly providing for the perpetuity of the title specifically include the children and descendents in infinitum of the person first ennobled, those which only designated the grantees' names without proceeding further and lastly those which contain a restrictive clause. .
Footnote #4: In regard to the title of Marchese del Fiddien, the 1878 Commissioners observed: This grant was also taken by the Grand Master to be personal to the grantee, for after the grant, the Marchese Salvatore presented a petition praying that, in consideration of the merits of his ancestors, the grant might be made to extend to his legitimate and natural male descendants successively, and in default of male issue to his female descendants: and by a rescript of the 15th June 1793, the request was only partly complied with, in the following terms: Fiat pro primogenitis maribus tantum. 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.) (Paras. 67-69).
Footnote #5: The circumstance of the 1793 extension in favour of Mallia Tabone particularly the Grand Masters limited assent in favour of primogenitus tantum excludes the possibility of a female holding the title, even if such female happens to be the primogenial descendant of the grantee.
Footnote #6: In the case of the title of Marchese del Fiddien as extended in 1793, it is plain that the Grand Master specifically limited the grant to the maribus. Unlike for example Marchese di Gnien is-Sultan where the Grand Master made special provision for circumstances by a female in the event of the exhaustion of all male-to-male descendants, or for example, Barone della Grua where the Grand Master did not exclude the possibility of succession by a male in the primogenial line, albeit such line be through a female, the limited assent by the Grand Master in 1793 demonstrates that the Grand Master only contemplated the agnatio of the person who applied for the extension. This rule was also explained by the same Commissioners thus: “With reference to that question, we beg to submit that it is a settled point of jurisprudence that the appellation of male descendants includes not only the sons issuing from the male line (masculi ex masculis), but also those issuing from the female line (masculi ex foeminis), when, however, some other expression occurs in the deed of grant which controls the meaning of that term, as for instance when the grantor limits his grant to such among his male descendants as should belong to the male line (descendentes masculi ex linea masculina);, or when he employs other words which clearly show that he contemplated the grantee”s agnatio, in such case, the effect of the disposition is limited to the male line, and on the failure of males issuing from that line the grant becomes extinct, the male issue of daughters not being called into succession.” (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 Supplemental Report Part I).
Footnote #7: The limited assent to the 1793 rescript also prevents any interpretation allowing a male descending in a female line from succeeding in the title granted to Mallia Tabone. This is said in the light of the settled principle explained by the 1878 Commissioners that any interpretation of Magistral assent to a rescript must be restrictive and that wide interpretations are only allowed in grants made motu proprio. This maxim is explained by the Commissioners thus: The claimant lastly contends that the diploma and the rescript must be extensively construed; for although it is a legal maxim, Privilegia sunt stricte interpretanda, the privileges, however, granted by a sovereign authority, and which do not act to the prejudice of third parties, are susceptible of a wide and liberal interpretation. Although this is admitted by the common opinion of civilians, yet that principle holds good with regard to those privileges which are granted by the sovereign”s mere motion (moto proprio) and not at the request of the party concerned (Jasonii Comment. Quoted by Altograd. Consilia Con. 71, No. 9, 10, 11, and by many other legal writers). Now as a general rule, patents of nobility in Malta were granted by the Grand Masters at the request of the grantee, and it was moreover upon an application by Barone Azzopardi that the rescript of 1778 was issued. It is likewise a settled opinion that, when the patent of creation does not contain the expression motu proprio, the grant is taken to have been made at the request of the party concerned. (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. 41-57).
Footnote #8: The grantor of this title, the Grand Master Rohan also amended the rules for selection of Jurats (taken to be the basis of the rule of precedence amongst the Maltese nobility) in 1795, the first rule being that enacted by Grand Master Despuig. These latter rules were considered by the 1878 Commissioners as the first and only two legislation regulating the Maltese Nobility as a body during the Government of the Grand Masters in Malta. 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.) (Para. 104) - That is to say a very, very long time after 1090 which is the much vaunted date when Roger the Norman is supposed to have organised Maltese society into nobles, burghers and rustics. In both the Despuig and Rohan rules, emphasis is made on the male-to-male descent of persons qualifying for appointment, namely the discendente per linea mascolina thereby reinforcing the restrictive interpretation indicated above in regard to the title in question.
Footnote #1: The aforesaid Salvatore Caruana Dingli is noted by some published sources (See for example, Gauci Charles The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble Families of Malta, Gulf Publishing, 1981 and Gauci Charles The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Noble Families of Malta, Volume Two, PEG Publications, 1992) as having succeeded the title. Although, as appears from the genealogical chart Caruana Dingli was indeed the then seniormost male descendant descending in the primogenial line of the original grantee, such “succession” does not appear to be founded on the 1793 rescript because Caruana Dingli could only claim through a female. . See footnotes above and below.
Footnote #2: Some other descendants (also descending in the same female line as Caruana Dingli) have also been noted by the same sources as having “succeeded” the title. In addition to the limitations of the 1793 rescript which prevent transmission through a female, it is to be remarked that these other “successors” are moreover only descended in a junior sub-line.
Footnote #3: According to the genealogical chart all male to male descent of the 2nd and 3rd Marchesi del Fiddien is extinct. However, it appears according to the same chart that there is living a male-to-male line descending from Guillermo Mallia Tabone, son of the 1st Marchese. In this case, it follows that in terms of the 1793 rescript, the seniormost male from Guillermo Mallia Tabone”s line succeeds the title and that this title becomes extinct upon the determination of the last male to male issue of the aforesaid line of Guillermo Mallia Tabone.
* Heir: (see footnotes above)
* Special considerations: extension by mere rescript pro primogenitis maribus tantum
*1: Reference comes from the Diary of George Curry, Merchant of London, now in Private collection. That there was an illegitimate child, which is the descendant of the King of Jordan's Mother "Gertrude Ruth Green, (1858 Norfolk England-)".