"Libro d'Oro di Melita"
Key to the branches of the Noble Family of Testaferrata, described as living in Vittoriosa, Malta, one line being Patricians of Rome, the other being Hereditary Knights of the Holy Roman Empire, described as claiming descent from the Capo di Ferro family of Rome.
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This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647). Moreover the Grand Masters also bestowed this family the titles of Barone di Gomerino (1710) and Illustrissimi e Nobili (1725, 3 grants). The King of Naples bestowed the title of San Vincenzo Ferreri (1716) and the Duke of Savoy (King of Sicily) another title of Marchese (1717). This family was also invested in the Baronia di Cicciano (1695) and in the title of Barone della Tabria (1784). The title of Patrician of Messina granted to Mariano Testaferrata in 1553 (not mentioned by Abela) was reinstated and granted anew in 1792 in favour of 4 branches of this family.
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Last Update: 22-12-2017.