"Maltese contributors to the Barcelona catastro and the Valencian Gremio de Mercaderes de Vara in the eighteen century"

 

 

'Placed below are individuals that were listed in the eighteen century. In brackets, period during which the individual is know to have been active in Spain'.

Reference: Corsairing to Commerce-Maltese merchants in XVIII century Spain, by Carmel Vassallo, 1997, Malta University Publishers. Pages 297-304.

 

 

Maltese contributors to the Barcelona Catastro


* Gaspar Abela, (1775-1804), the surname also appears as Gaspar Vella. The the 1770's an agent for Miguel Candela of Malta. Contributor to the Catastro from 1772-73 and from 1796 to 1804.
* Felipe Camilleri, (1752-87), a business partner of Francesco Bonicio, married to Theresa Gomez, and his daughter Theresa married to Anton Cortada y Arbriat. Contributed to the Catastro from 1772-1786. Died in 1787 and was buried in the parish church of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelonia.
* Francisco Carlos Cini, (1761-1800), At times appeared as either Franciso or Carlos Cini. Agent in Barcelonia for the sale of cotton. Listed as a contributor in the Catastro from 1779-91 and 1793 to 1800.
* Francisco Xavier Cini, (1778-1816), Married to Luisa de Beritis, daughter of Joseph. Contributed to the Catastro from 1779-91 and 1793-1800.
* Josef Farrugia, (1780-1817), Registered as a temporary resident of Barcelonia. Set his sons Pedro and Joaquim in business in partnership with Cayetano Caruana in Moncada, Valencia. The partnership was dissolved in 1796. Contributed to the Catastro in 1797.
* Palmo Frendo, (1787-1803), His first name also listed as Paolo., Married to a Maria Fenech of Senglea. Contributed to the Catastro in 1797.
* Fortunato Gilibert, (1783-1803), Cotton trader and agent for Pasquale Delceppo. Contributed to the Catastro from 1786 to 1797.
* Juan Antonio Grech, (1795-1801), traded in cotton, grain and indianas. Agent in Barcelonia for Joseph Bezzina y Caruana of Valencia, Juan Grima of Liria, and Carlos Grimaldi of Almeria. Contributed to the Catastro from 1798-1801.
* Pablo Laferla, (1780-1804), Arrived in Barcelonia in 1780, contributed 806 reales de vellon annually towards the Battalion of volunteers during the war against the French. Accompanied to Barcelonia by his wife and children. Contributed to the Catastro from 1791-98.
* Joseph Portelli, (1783-1804), Cotton and Sugar merchant, a contributor to the Catastro in 1792, 1793 and 1795-1804.
* Joseph Terencio, (1780-1807), Registered as a temporary resident in 1780. Contributor to the Catastro from 1796 to 1802.

 

 

Maltese members of the Gremio de Mercaderes de Vara of Valencia during its period of existence (1764-97).
* Joseph Achus (Agius) 1760-79. Born in Senglea, Arrived in Valencia in 1760. Joined the Gremio in 1767. In partnership with his uncle Michel Angel Muscat. In 1772 listed as Sole trader.
* Claudio Amayra 1754-76., The surname also appears as Amayda. Born in Senglea, Son of Captain Onorato Amayra and brother of Joseph Amayra. Arrived in Valencia in 1754, joined the Gremio in 1769, maried to a Maltese women, Fortunata Amaira. Buried in the convent of Saint Augustine.
* Joseph Amayra 1760-95., Born in Senglea, Partnership with his father Joseph and Uncle Antonio. In 1772 listed as sole trader. In 1793 listed as a member of the Gremio. Procurator of Juan Bessina of Marseilles, France.
* Miguel Jose Atard 1778-1805., In 1793 listed as a member of the Gremio.
* Joseph Attard, 1764-1805., Born in Zeitun, arried in Valencia in 1764. Partnership with his father Angelo. In 1772 listed as a sole trader. In 1798 helped his cousin Miguel Angel Attard to establish himself in business.
* Barbaro Barbara 1793-1805., in 1793 listed as a member of the Gremio.
* Felix Bas 1764-72., Born in Senglea. Had a shop in 1764. Joined the Gremio in 1767.
* Joseph Bas 1767-1772., Born 1737, son of Captain Claudio Bas, a veteran of the Brigantine era. Renounced his nationality in 1769. Partnership with Claudio Amayra. In 1772, listed as an apprentice in the Gremio.
* Juaquin Benio 1767-1805., the surname also appears as Benso. Born in Senglea, son of Bernardo Benso and Maria Hicardo. Arrived in Valencia in 1767. Apprenticed to Pedro Pablo Corme. In 1787 a partner of Miguel Benso, Julian Camilleri and Joseph Parner. In 1793 listed as maestro in the Gremio.
* Angelo Borg 1750-93., Born in Zeitun in 1734. First came to Spain in 1750 in the company of his father and his uncle Angelo Borg. Married in 1764 to a Valencian Maria Arago. He was the first Maltese to join the Gremio in 1767. His daughter in 1785 married to Pedro Espanol of Maltese origin.
* Juan Brignone 1767-76., brother of Joseph Brinoni whom he took as an apprentice in 1768 together with Pedro Pablo and Antonio Caruana. In 1769 listed as a Mercader de Vera.
* Jose Brinoni 1768-88., The surname also appears as Brignone. His material grandfather Pablo Escarfoni, a well knows Captain of brigantine expeditions to Spain. His father Pedro, also a merchant. Admitted to the Gremio in 1768.
* Vincente Burlo 1793-1805., in 1793 listed as a member of th Gremio. A partner of Benito Borg of Lira.
* Antonio Busuttil 1764-93., Born in Zeitun. Joined the Gremio in 1767 and in partnership with his brothers Lorenzo and Clemente. Contributed to the Equivalente in Jativa between 1777-1790.
* Ignazio Busuttil 1790-97., listed as a member of the Gremio.
* Lorenzo Busuttil 1764-1805., listed a member of the Gremio in 1793.
* Juan Maria Calius 1785-1805., The surname also appears as Callus. Listed as a Mercader de Vera in 1793.
* Julian Camilleri 1764-91., Listed as a Mercader de Vera in 1776.
* Angelo Camilleri 1771-1805., in partnership with his brothers Vicente and Lucas. Listed as Mercader de Vera in 1793.
* Juan Camilleri 1747-74., arrived in Valencia in 1747. Born in Zeitun. Represented the Maltese in Valencia in their lawsuits with the Gremio.
* Vicente Camilleri 1760-91., Born in Zeitun. Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1776. Listed as living at Vila Real.
* Antonio Camilleri 1771-1803., in 1772 when he was twelve years old he was in Valencia in the company of his father. In 1791 listed as Mercader de Vara.
* Pedro Pablo Caruana 1751-1805., Born in Senglea , son of Felix and Madelena Brinoni. Arrived in Valencia in 1751 and listed as Maestro in the Gremio in 1793.
* Victoriano Caruana 1756-1805., born at Zabbar, married but his wife and children stay in Malta. Arrived in Valencia in 1756. Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Antonio Caruana y Brinioni 1768-1819., born in Senglea in 1753, son of Felix Caruana and Madalena Brinoni. Apprenticed in the shop of his uncle Juan Brinoni in 1768 together with his brother Pedro Pablo. In 1803 appointed Inspector de las Fabricas de Texidos de Medias de Seda and given the right to place the royal coat of arms over the entrance to his house and factory. Married to Maria Angela Martin de Alcantara. Father of Peregrin Caruana, one of the most important figures in the bourgeoisie of the ninetieth century in Valencia. In 1818 Don Antonio registered as a Maltese nobleman living in Valencia. He died in 1819.
* Cayetano Casar 1787-1805., listed as a mercador de vera in 1793.
* Luis Cipriotto 1747-76., Born in Senglea, arrived in Valencia 1747. Joined the Gremio in 1767.
* Pedro Pablo Corme 1763-79., the surname appears to be Curmi. Born in Senglea. Joined the Gremio in 1767, married but his wife stayed in Malta due to illness.
* Lorenzo Dalli 1750-1805., Born in Zeitun, married but his wife lived in Malta. Listed as a Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Joseph de Juan 1757-92., Born in Senglea, apprenticed to his uncle Ciprioto in 1769.
* Calcedonio de Lionardo 1790-1802., the surname appears to be de Leonardo. Born in 1770. In 1790 partner of his father Benito and of Joseph Psayla. In 1793 listed as a Mercader de Vara.
* Antonio Ellul 1786-1805, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Joachim Ellul 1742-1776, Born in Zejtun, listed as Mercader de Vera.
*Jose Ellul 1770-1803, Born in Ghaxaq. Married but his family lived in Malta. Swore allegiance to the Spanish crown. Listed as a Mercader de Vara. Died in 1803.
* Jose Gregorio Ellul 1782-1805, Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Juan Ellul 1757-1808, Born in Zejtun, joined as Mercader de Vara in 1783.
* Miguel Ellul 1763-85, Born in Zejtun, brother of Juan. Joined Gremio in 1767.
* Pedro Espanol 1785-1811, Received a dowry from Angelo Borg and Maria Arago. Listed as a Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Josef Esquembre (Schembri) 1768-72, Born in Cospicua, joined the Gremio in 1766.
* Bartolome Esquembre (Schembri) 1762-76, joined the Gremio in 1766.
* Bartholome Farrugia 1785-1805, Clara Taliana and joined the Gremio in 1793.
* Pablo Gafiero 1788-1805, Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Luis Galdies 1762-76, Born in Cospicua, brother of Don Jaime Galdies a priest and joined the Gremio in1768.
* Baltasar Galia (Galea) 1779-1805, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Cayetano Galia 1791-1805, Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Miguel Galia 1793-1805, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793. Third most important Maltese contributor to the 1799 War levy.
* Andres Gat (Gatt) 1793-1805, Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Clemente Grima 1736-86, Born in Zejtun, his father was an officer on board a warship. Joined the Gremio in 1767.
* Miguel Angelo Muscat 1760-1805, Joined the Gremio in 1767.
* Joseph Parnis 1768-92, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1776.
* Juan Baptiste Patigno ( Patino) 1744-76, born in Cospicua, joined the Gremio in 1768.
* Phelipe Piscopo 1771-94, listed as a Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Jose Psaila 1790-1801, Born in 1755, and listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Antonio Schalfani (Escarfoni) 1763-76, born in Senglea, listed as Mrcader de Vara in 1772.
* Juan Spiteri 1764-95, born in Casal Zejtun, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1776.
* Fran Taboni (Tabone) 1787-1805, listed as a Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Josef Taliana 1788-95, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Alberto Tona (Tonna) 1793., Listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Mariano Tona 1783-1805, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Antonio Vecina, 1793, listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Joseph Vela (Vella) 1793-1805., listed as Mercader de Vara in 1793.
* Joseph Zamit 1769-76, born in Zejtun.

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