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The Noble Family of Rapa

This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647).

Updated 02-11-2016.

 “Salvo Rapa Giurato nel 1453. Antonio Giur. nel 1522, 1525, 1529 & 1530. Don Giovanni Rapa Canonico della Cattedrale di Malta, fa’ certa donazione di beni, ch’ haveva nel Gozo al Magnifico Antonio suo fratello, del’ istesso luogo l’anno 1550 ove si dive ch’ esso erano figluoli del fu’ Matteo Rapa. Gio e’ destinato Ambasciatore al Vicere’ di Sicilia l’anno 1527. Ha’ posseduto questa famiglia in Malta, e nel Gozo molti poderi, I quali conservano tuttavia il proprio nome della casa, l’arme di cui e’  una Rapa argentea in campo azzurro” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

  

THE GENEALOGY OF THE RAPA FAMILY:

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Notary Leonardo Rapa, married Guagliarda Calabacchio, (latter wife of Gaddo Cassia), with issue.
1. Notary. Antonio Rapa, Jurat., married (1) to Margarita Bonello, married (2) to Giacoma della Turri, with issue.
1.1. (First Marriage) Caterina Rapa, married (1) 1522 to Fra Giovanni Soria, Governor of Gozo., married (2) 1534 to Pietro Gauci, with issue.

1.1.1. Antonia Soria, married 1566 Matrice Gozo to Barone Lorenzo Navarra.

1.1.2. Giovanna Soria, married by Notary deed (c. 1570) to Nobile Francesco Falsone.
1.2. Notary Giovanni Rapa, married (1) 1527 to Caterina Soria. Married (2) to Agata Ciantar, with issue.
1.2.1. (First Marriage) Don. Antonio Rapa, died 1551.
1.3. Isabella Rapa, married Pietro d'Federico of Gozo.
1.4. (Second Marriage) Matteo Rapa, married Margarita Saguna, with issue
1.4.1. Don. Giovanni Rapa, Canon, dunm.
1.4.2. Antonio Rapa, married Isabella d'Alagona, (Daughter of Palamone).
1.4.3. Paola Rapa, married Francesco Platamone.
1.5. Isabella Rapa, married Giovanni Cassar.
1.6. Giovanni Rapa, Ambassador to Sicily 1527.
1.7. Lanza Rapa.
1.8. Notary Salvo Rapa, Jurat 1453 and 1459, Created Baron 1453 and married (1) Imperia de Bertolo, married (2) to Nobile Illagia Calimera, with issue.
1.8.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Antonio Rapa, 2nd Baron, Jurat 1522, 1525, 1529, 1530, married Nobile Giacoma Calimera, with issue.
1.8.1.1. Nobile Giovanni Rapa, 3rd Baron, married to Antonia Bernardo, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1. Nobile Ascania Rapa, 4th Baroness Rapa, married Gio Nicolao, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1. Nobile Petruccia Nicolao-Rapa, 5th Baroness Rapa,. married Giovanni Apap, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Don. Gio Maria Apap, 6th Barone Rapa, dunm.
1.8.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Leonora Apap, married 1605 to Gio Maria Azzopardi. Married (2) to Gio Pietro Rusano., with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1.2.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Marianna Azopardi-Rapa, 7th Baroness Rapa, married to Simone Formosa.
1.8.1.1.1.2. Nobile Isabella Nicolao Rapa, married Paolo Apap, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.3. Nobile Caterina Nicolao Rapa, married 1567 to Barone Giovanni de Torres.

1.8.1.1.1.4. Nobile Margherita Nicolao Rapa, married to Giorgio Mifsud.

1.8.1.1.2. Nobile Imperia Rapa, married to Guglielmo de Manuele.

1.8.1.2. Mco. Nobile Francesco Rapa., married to Giovanna Ciantar, with issue.

1.8.1.2.1. Nobile Ventura Rapa., married 1561 to Domenico Damurs.

1.8.1.2.2. Nobile Giuseppe Rapa., married 1564 to Giovannella Parnis.

1.8.1.2.3. Nobile Giulio Rapa., married Maria Parnis., with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.1. Nobile Caterina Rapa., married 1614 to Pietro Cagnis.,

1.8.1.2.3.2. Nobile Angelo Rapa., married 1630 to Margherita Parnis., with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.1. Nobile Caterina Rapa., married 1667 to Pietro Cassar.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2. Nobile Natale Rapa., married 1669 to Caterina Bigeni, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1694 Caccia Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Agius.

1.8.1.2.3.2.3. Nobile Teresa Rapa., married 1669 to Geronimo Bigeni.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4. Nobile Giulio Rapa., married 1669 to Maria Saguna.

1.8.1.2.3.2.5. Nobile Vincenzo Rapa, married 1679 to Maria Xerri.
1.8.1.2.3.3. Nobile Emilia Rapa., married (1) Enrico Zarb., married (2) 1634 to Francesco Bigeni.

1.8.1.2.3.4. Nobile Luzio Rapa., married 1663 to Tomasina Cachia.

1.8.1.2.3.5. Nobile Gregorio Rapa, married (1) 1641 Valletta to Margherita Attard, married (2) 1658 Matrice Gozo to Domenica Mifsud (former wife of Simone Tonna), with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1. (Second Marriage) Nobile Pietro Rapa, married (1) 1698 Matrice Gozo to Maria Tomasa Domenica Debrincat, married (2) 1707 Matrice Gozo to Gioannella Camilleri, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1. (First Marriage) PNobile ietro Rapa, married 1710 Xaghra Gozo to Margherita Pace, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1733 Xaghra Gozo to Paola Attard, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1760 Xaghra Gozo to Bernardo Bonello.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.2. Nobile Gio Maria Rapa, married 1714 Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Vella.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.3. Nobile Margherita Rapa, married 1746 Gozo to Francesco Cauchi.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.4. Nobile Caterina Rapa, married 1718 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Bigeni.

2. Paola Rapa, married 1503 to Domenico Gauci.


SOURCES:-

 

  1. MELITENSIA BOOK CLUB, Issue 1, Abela Commendatore Fra Gian. Francesco, Della Descrittione di Malta isola nel mare siciliano con le sue antichita’, ed altre notizie. Libr Quattro Facsimile edition. Malta, 1984.
  2. Adami collection, Vol 72.
  3. www.maltagenealogy.com

 

 

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