"Libro d'Oro di Melita"
"Title of Marchese Mattei (1899) "
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Last updated 12-11-2011.
1.1. Conte Carlo Mattei, married 1751 Senglea to Filippa Scarloni, with issue.
1.1.1. Conte Gio Batta Mattei (d. 1813) Cr 1800: Duca di Mondello in Naples, married 1780 to Rosalea Zerafa, dsp.
1.1.2. Conte Don. Ferdinando Mattei, (1761-1829), Bishop of Rhodes Island and of Malta, (r. 1807), dunm.
1.1.3. Conte Gregorio Mattei, (d. 1813), Minister in Malta for Sicily, dunm.
1.1.4. Contessa Francesca Mattei, (d. 1846), dunm.
1.2. Contessa Marcella Mattei, married 1760 to Saverio de Pares, with issue.
1.2.1. Conte Giuseppe de Pares, married to Teresa Zammit, with issue.
18.104.22.168. Conte Antonio de Pares, married 1808 to Margherita Pisani, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Conte Giuseppe de Pares, married 1844 to Lucrezia Cutajar, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Contessa Carmela de Pares, married 1883 to Conte Salvatore Zarb dei Baroni Inguanez., with issue.
1.3. Conte Antonio Mattei (d. 1805), married 1760 Senglea to Teresa Cini, with issue.
1.3.1. Conte Francesco Mattei, (d. 1854), married 1794 Senglea to Fortunata Cachia, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Conte Carlo Mattei, (d. 1825), married 1821 Valletta to Tecla Scifo, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Conte Salvatore Mattei, (d. 1895), married 1856 to Carmela Metropoli, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Conte Ferdinando Mattei, Duca di Mondello, dunm.
18.104.22.168.1.2. Conte Gio Batta Mattei, married 1901 to Adelaide Borg Oliver dei Principe di Mistra, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.2.1. Conte Dr. Salvino Mattei, (1904-80), married 1936 to Elena Gollcher, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Conte John Alexander Mattei, (1939-., Duca di Mondello, married 1972 to Philippa Arrigo, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. Countess Emma Mattei, (1973-.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Count Alexander Mattei, (1976-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Contessa Marion Mattei, married to Louis Gatt.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Contessa Astrid Mattei, married to Major Edward Xuereb RMA, dsp
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Contessa Diana Mattei, married to Peter Toledo.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Contessa Sandra Mattei, married to David Zarb Mizzi.
184.108.40.206.1.2.2. Conte Francis Mattei, (1909-83), Duca di Mondello, dunm.
220.127.116.11.1.2.3. Contessa Yolanda Mattei, (1911-., married 1940 to Ronald Louis Cecil Smith., with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.2.4. Contessa Stella Mattei, married to N. Montanaro.
22.214.171.124.2. Conte Gio Batta Mattei, married 1860 to Maria Micallef, with issue.
126.96.36.199.2.1. Conte Vincenzo Mattei, (1856-1946), married 1878 Valletta to Carmela Fenech, with issue.
188.8.131.52.2.1.1. Conte Alfredo Mattei (d. 1944), married 1920 to Constantina Mattei (see Below), with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Contessa Alexandria Mattei (1922 - 2009), married 1943 to Hon. Dr George Borg Olivier LLD, Prime Minister of Malta.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Countess Veronica Mattei, (1924 - 2012), married 1946 to Lt.Col Edward Micallef Eynaud, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Carol Anne Micallef Eynaud, (1949-2009), married 1974 to Alexander Aloisio, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1. Chantelle Aloisio, (1974-.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2. Amanada Aloisio, (1978-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Cecily Micallef Eynaud, (1951-., married 1974 to Federico Egidio, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1. Christian Egidio, (1975-.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2. Jean Paul Egidio, (1978-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3. Greta Micallef Eynaud, (1952-, married to Anthony Nicholl, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.1. Patrick Nicholl.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.2. Nicola Nicholl.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.3. Eliza Nicholl.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4. Philip Charles Micallef Eynaud, (1954-, married to Fiona Tripp, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.1. Simon Micallef Eynaud, (1980-.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4.2. Stephanie Micallef Eynaud, (1989-.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Conte Gerald Mattei, married 1957 to Lydia Mausfield Bray, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Contessa Celia Mattei, (1958-, married 1986 to Drostan Grant, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1. Antonia Grant, (1987-.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.2. Christina Grant, (1989-.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Conte Alexander Mattei, (1960-, married 2002 to Heidi Carol Peel.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3. Conte Roberto Mattei, (1964-, married 1992 to Nicola Page.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4. Contessa Marina Mattei, (1969-, married 1993 to Ian Morrison.
18.104.22.168.2.1.2. Contessa Catherine Mattei, married 1921 to Luigi Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien.
22.214.171.124.2.1.3. Contessa Maria Mattei, married 1902 Valletta to Ruggerio Peralta Rocco.
126.96.36.199.2.1.4. Contessa Lucia Mattei, married 1902 Valletta to Alfonso Peralta Rocco.
188.8.131.52.2.1.5. Contessa Giovanna Mattei, (1895-1981), married to Salvatore Ellul (See Below).
184.108.40.206.2.1.6. Conte Carlo Mattei, A&CE.
220.127.116.11.2.2. Conte Alessandro Mattei.
18.104.22.168.2.3. Contessa Giuseppina Mattei, (1867-1887), married to Giuseppe Degiorgio, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.3.1. Conte Federico Degiorgio, dunm 1901.
126.96.36.199.2.3.2. Conte Giuseppe Degiorgio, (d. 1955), married to Nobile Eugenia dei Marchesi Testaferrata, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Contessa Marguerite Degiorgio, married to Victor Mercieca.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Contessa Josephine Degiorgio, married (1) to Joseph Edwards, married (2) to Joseph Terrensi, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. (First Marriage) Andre Edwards.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Brian Edwards.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3. Barbara Edwards, married to Christopher Cassar-Torreggiani.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Contessa Mary Degiorgio, married to Maurice Degiorgio.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Contessa Rita Degiorgio, married to Laurie Ferro.
220.127.116.11.2.3.3. Conte Enrico Degiorgio, dunm 1924.
18.104.22.168.2.3.4. Contessa Luisa Degiorgio, dunm 1952.
22.214.171.124. Conte Major General Antonio Mattei CMG, (1805-88), married (1) 1843 Valletta to Adelaide Montanaro, married (2) 1849 Valletta to Contessa Maria Leszczynska-Cenezka, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Conte Senator Dr. Alfredo Matteo LLD (1853-1930), Cr 22 March 1899 by Pope Leo XIII, MARCHESE., married 1901 to Teresa Bagshawe (daughter of the Famed Judge Bagshawe), with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Conte Anthony Mattei, (1902-), 2nd Marchese Mattei, married to Georgette Madill, dsp.
184.108.40.206.1.2. Conte Francis Mattei, (1905-89), married 1932 to Primrose Humphreys, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.2.1. Conte Lt.Col. John Mattei RA, 3rd Marchese Mattei, (1935-., married 1969 to Cressida Gillespie, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Conte Joseph Mattei, (1977-., Marchesino Mattei.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Contessa Jessica Mattei, (1970-.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Contessa Lisa Claire Mattei, (1971-.
18.104.22.168.1.3. Contessa Teresa Mattei, (1901-), married to Capt. Roger Talbot.
22.214.171.124.1.4. Contessa Mary Mattei, (1908-)., married to Capt. John Tothill RN, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.4.1. Francis Tothill.
188.8.131.52.1.4.2. Hugh Tothill.
184.108.40.206.1.4.3. Jean Tothill.
220.127.116.11.1.5. Conte Joseph Mattei, (1911-60), married to Annette Riccardo, dsp.
18.104.22.168.2. Conte Dr Charles Mattei MD, (1864-1939 Sydney Australia), married (1) Mary McKay, married (2) Mary Foster, dsp.
22.214.171.124.3. Conte. Alessandro. Mattei, married Emma Howard-Mills., with issue.
126.96.36.199.3.1. Contessa Constantina Mattei, married 1920 to Alfredo Mattei (See above).
188.8.131.52.4. Conte Alessandro Mattei, (1847-1919), married 1914 to Emma Willets.
184.108.40.206.5. Contessa Guilia Mattei, married 1884 to Salvatore Sceberras Trigona dei Baroni di Castel Ciccano.
220.127.116.11.6. Contessa Eugenia Mattei, married to Gilbert Greenore, dsp.
18.104.22.168.7. Contessa Emilia Mattei, married to Colonel Blacker, with issue.
22.214.171.124.7.1. Conte Stuart Blacker.
126.96.36.199.8. Contessa Evelyb Mattei, married to Lt.Col John de Courcy O'Grady, dsp.
188.8.131.52. Contessa Maria Mattei, married 1817 Senglea to Tomaso Lanzon, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Contessa Speranza Lanzon.
220.127.116.11.2. Contessa Benedetta Lanzon, married to Notary Salvatore Ellul, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1. Contessa Francesca Ellul, married to Luca Miceli, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.1.1. Conte Marco Antonio Miceli, married to Erminia Farrugia, with issue.
126.96.36.199.2.1.2. Contessa Susanna Miceli, married (1) to G. Azzopardi, married (2) to S de Pasquali.
188.8.131.52.2.1.3. Contessa Carmelina Miceli, married to M.G Argurio, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Contessa Paolina Argurio, married to Michele Rigano, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Pippa Rigano, married to Pino Debella.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Franca Rigano, married to Nicolo Brancat.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Tommaso Rigano, married to Domenica Viola.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Melina Rigano, married to Francesco Abata.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5. Eugenio Rigano, married to Grasiella Colabro.
184.108.40.206.2.2. Contessa Giovanna Ellul, married 1880 Senglea to Luigi Farrugia.
220.127.116.11.2.3. Conte Luigi Ellul, married to Isabella Micallef, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.3.1. Francesca Ellul, married to John Cachia, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Francis Cachia, married to Rosemary Borg, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Monique Cachia, married to Lawrence Gatt.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2. Jacqueline Cachia, married to Antonio Farrugia.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3. George Cachia, married to Bernadette Ellul Sullivan.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4. Beatrice Cachia.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Antoine Cachia, married to Joyce Borg, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. John Cachia, married to Anne Farrugia.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Anton Cachia, married to Contessa Anna Maria Attard Montalto, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3. Marina Cachia, married to David Mifsud.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4. Joseph Cachia.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. Rita Cachia.
220.127.116.11.2.3.2. Louis Ellul.
18.104.22.168.2.4. Conte Dr Fortunato Ellul LLD, married to Elizabeth Blenkinsop, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.4.1. Contessa Carolina Ellul, married to G. Ruggier, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Alice Ruggier, married to Joseph Brincat, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. Robert Brincat, married to Rose N, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1. Elizabeth Brincat.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Caroline Brincat, married to Ethesto de Matties, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1. Roberto de Matties.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2. Michelle de Matties.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.3. Rosetta de Matties.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Josie Brincat, married to Dolnies Lavell, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.1. Nadine Brincat.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.2. Erica Brincat.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Sylvia Ruggier, married to N. de Medici.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Fortunata Ruggier, married to A. Xuereb Montalto, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Alice Xuereb Montalto, married to Laurence Flask, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1. Wayne Flask.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Josephine Xuereb Montalto, married to Spiridone Zerafa.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Victor Ruggier,. married to Saveria Muscat, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. Joseph Ruggier, married to Mary Grima, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1. Austin Ruggier.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.2. Jamie Ruggier.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2. Helen Ruggier, married to Anthony Muscat, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.1. Marvic Muscat.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.2. Mark Muscat.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.3. Anthony Muscat.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3. Caroline Ruggier.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4. Anna Ruggier.
184.108.40.206.2.4.2. Conte Salvatore Ellul, A & CE, (1890-1961), married to Contessa Giovanna Mattei (See Above), with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Conte Joseph Ellul, (1918-, married (1) to Julia Ritter, married (2) to Iris Jasper.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Contessa Elizabeth Ellul, (1919-., married to Joseph Anastasi, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Joseph Anastasi, married 1973 to Carolyn Scott, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1. Deborah Anastasi.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2. Joshua Anastasi.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Elizabeth Anastasi, married to Conte Anthony Sant Fournier.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3. David Anastasi, married 1974 to Nadia Abela, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.1. Julia Anastasi.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.2. Daniel Anastasi.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.3. Anna Maria Anastasi.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4. Johanna Anastasi, married 1974 to Alexander Zammit, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4.1. Matthew Zammit.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4.2. Inana Zammit.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.5. Noella Anastasi, (1956-, married 1978 to Joseph Scicluna, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5.1. Joanna Scicluna.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5.2. Samuel Scicluna.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.6. Mark Anthony Anastasi, married 1984 to Nathalie Trenchard Lane, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.6.1. Maxine Anastasi.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6.2. Nigel Anastasi.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Contessa Anne Ellul, (1923-2006), dunm.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Contessa Victoria Ellul, d.inf.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Contessa Maria Ellul, d.inf.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Contessa Dolores Ellul, (1925-., married 1948 to Graham Hennessy, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Michael Hennessy, (1949-., married 1995 to Rosana Cayetano, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1. Nicholas Hennessy, (1995-.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2. Richard Hennessy, (1953-., married 1979 to Angela Carthew, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.1. Dominic Hennessy.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.2. Jennifer Hennessy.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3. Peter Mark Hennessy, (1960-, married 1988 to Melanie Farley, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.1. Benjamin Hennessy.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.2. Oliver Hennessy.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Contessa Carmen Ellul, (1932-., married to Victor Portanier, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Susan Portanier.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2. Ruth Portanier, married 1990 to Maurice Stallbert de Deckere, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1. Luke Stalkbert.
188.8.131.52. Contessa Michele Mattei, married 1831 Senglea to Giuseppe Mirabito, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Madelina Mirabito, married 1864 to Count Peter Paul Bernard.
220.127.116.11. Contessa Venera Mattei, married 1838 Senglea to Gaetano Xiriha, with issue.
1.3.2. Conte Giuseppe Mattei, married to Carolina Mattei, dsp.
1.3.3. Conte Don. Ferdinando Mattei, dunm.
1.3.4. Contessa Fortunata Mattei, married 1797 Senglea to Giuseppe Cassar.
1.3.5. Conte Salvatore Mattei, married 1802 Senglea to Pasca Cassar.
1.3.6. Contessa Veronica Mattei, amrried 1788 Senglea to Carlo Lanzon, with issue.
18.104.22.168. Concetta Lanzon, married 1821 Valletta to Ferdinando Bonello.
1.3.7. Conte Vincenzo Mattei, married (1) 1791 Valletta to Antonia Formosa de Fremaux dei Conti di Santa Sofia, married (2) 1838 to Rosa Camilleri, with issue.
22.214.171.124. (Second Marriage) Maria Antonia Mattei, married to Luigi Caruana Dingli, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Maria Antonia Caruana Dingli.
1.4. Conte Giovanni Mattei, married to Maria N., with issue.
1.4.1. Conte Rosario Mattei, married 1790 Valletta to Teresa Pellisari, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Conte Francesco Mattei, married 1811 Valletta to Giovanna Gerada.
1.4.2. Contessa Rosalia Mattei, married 1783 to Aloiseo Mazzei.
1.5. Contessa Rosaria Mattei, married 1744 Senglea to Pasquale Galea, with issue.
1.5.1. Conte Francesco Galea, married to Francesca N.
1.5.2. Contessa Teresa
Galea, married 1775 Senglea to Chco. Aurelio Zahra.
2. Contessa Maria Mattei, married 1718 to Gio Andrea Zeafort.
3. Contessa Marcella Mattei, married (1) NN, married (2) to Michele Angelo Locano, with issue.
3.1. Conte Donato. Gioaccchino Locano., married to Maria Teresa Ciantar, with issue.
3.1.1. Conte Dr Frasco Giorgio Locano JUD., married 1760
184.108.40.206. Conte Dr Emanuele Locano JUD., married 1794 to Emanuele Assenza., with issue.
220.127.116.11.1. Conte Francesco Saverio
Locano 1807 – 1865., married to
Giovanna Cutajar 1807 – 1868.,
18.104.22.168.1.1. Conte Alfonse Locano 1843 – 1908., married to Maria Carmela Josephine Caruana 1855 – 1931., with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1.1. Contessa Emma Locano 1880 –1954., dunm.
126.96.36.199.1.1.2. Conte Emmanuel Locano 1885 - 1885
188.8.131.52.1.1.3. Contessa Isolina Locano 1886 - 1967
184.108.40.206.1.1.4. Conte Joseph John Edward (nee Locano)
220.127.116.11.1.1.5. Contessa Josephine Locano 1889 - 1959
18.104.22.168.1.1.6. Conte Giovanni Vittorio Francesco Locano 1891 -
22.214.171.124.1.1.7. Conte John Edward Locano 1891 - 1936
126.96.36.199.1.1.8. Contessa Pauline Locano 1893 – 1962
188.8.131.52.1.1.9. Contessa Mary M.
Locano 1895 - 1977
184.108.40.206.1.2. Conte Emanuele Locano 1842 -
220.127.116.11.1.3. Contessa Melitena Locano 1841 -
18.104.22.168.1.4 Conte Aemelius Locano 1838 -
22.214.171.124.1.5. Conte Antone or Helen Locano 1837
126.96.36.199.1.6. Conte Salvatore Locano 1835 –
188.8.131.52.2. Contessa Maria Antonia Locano., married 1813 to Emmanuele Caruana.
184.108.40.206.3. Contessa Francesca Locano., married 1818 to Dr Pasquale Grungo JUD.
220.127.116.11.4. Conte Cav Antoine Locano, Cavalry of the Royal Sicilian Army, married 1824 to Elizabetta Viani Tomasi dei Baroni di Tabria., with issue.
18.104.22.168.4.1. Conte Emanuele Locano.
22.214.171.124.4.2. Conte Giorgio Locano.
126.96.36.199.4.3. Conte Enrico Locano.
188.8.131.52.4.4. Conte Octavio Locano.
184.108.40.206.4.5. Contessa Yolanda Locano.
220.127.116.11.4.6. Contessa Richella Locano.
18.104.22.168.4.7. Conte Violanta Locano.
Giovanna Locano., married
1803 to Captiano Nicolao Sassi of
22.214.171.124. Conte Elena Locano., married 1777 to Giuseppe Zerafa.
126.96.36.199. Conte Alessandro Locano., married 1800 to Maria Vassallo.
3.1.2. Conte Paolo Locano., married to Anna Giliberti., with issue.
188.8.131.52. Contessa Maria Teresa Locano., married 1793Valletta to Vincenzo Pace, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Contessa Caterina Pace, married 1815 Valletta to Matteo Fenech.
3.1.3. Contessa Diane Locano., married 1763 to Antonio Lanfranco.
3.1.4. Contessa Francesca Locano., married 1766 to Stefano Assenza.
4. Pietr'Antonio Mattei, married with issue.
4.1. Maria Mattei, married to Niccolo Martin, with issue.
4.1.1. Marianna Martin.
4.1.2. Anna Martin, married 1810 Valletta to Emidio Vella.
5. Gio Battista Mattei, married 1713 Vittoriosa to Marcella Enns, with issue.
5.1. Rosa Mattei, married 1747 Senglea to Lenardo Brignone, with issue.
5.1.1. Marcella Brignone, married 1777 Valletta to Felice Bonnici.
Footnote: The 1899 title of Marchese Mattei 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 Mattei is simply not one of those titles that were 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) and http://www.saidvassallo.com/SME/referencegrants.html.