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The Noble Family of Torres, who held some portions of land forming part of the fief of Fiddeni (1520)

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

Updated 13-01-2015.

“Famosa in Malta, fu’ Francesco Torres, destinato Ambasciatore nel 1516 alli Regi, Giovanna, e Carlo, da’ quali ottenne la confermatione de’ privilegi a’ Maltesi, in un diploma dato in Bruselles a’ 22 di Settembre di dett’ anno, e poscia nel seguente, al Conte di Monteleone per haverne l’esecutoria, e per altri publici affari, ne’ quali riporto’ favorevole speditione. Al medesimo essendo stato dal’Vicere’ conferito l’officio di Conservatore delle munitioni, & attiglierie della Cittca, e Castello di Malta, gli fu’ confermato, e conceso dall’Imperadore, ed ampliato ad un suo erede, come dal Cesareo privilegio spedito in Bruselles a’ 18 di settembre 1520 s’appalesa. Furono si’ accetti I servigi di Francesco fatti alla corona, che non contenta quella di Maesta’ delle gratie liberalmente compartitegli, che finalmente per loro rimuneratione, in sussidio di dote alle sue figluole, gli fece concedere dal Vicere’ alquante salmate di terreno in quest’ Isola, dal feudo del Fiddeni per lui, e suoi successori in perpetuo, come similmente apparisce dal privilegio dato pure in Bruselles, a’ 18 di settembre 1520.” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE TORRES FAMILY:

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1. King Diniz I of Portugal (r. 1279 -1325), married 1282 to Princess Isabel of Aragon, with issue.

1.1. King Alfonso IV of Portugal, (r. 1325 - 57), married 1309 to Princess Beatrice of Castile, with issue.

1.1.1. King Pedro I of Portugal, (r. 1357 - 1367), married (1) 1325 (Annulled 1330) to Princess Bianca of Castile, married (2) 1339 to Dona Costanza de Castilla de Villena, married (3) 1346 to Ines de Castro de Lemos, with issue.

1.1.1.1. (Second Marriage) King Fernando I of Portugal, (r. 1367-83), married 1372 to Leonore Tellez de Menezes, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1. Queen Brites of Portugal, (r. 1383 - deposed), died 1409, married 1383 to King Juan I of Castile.

1.1.1.1.2. (illegitimate) Dona Isobel de Portugal, 1364 - 1395), married 1373 to Don Alfonso Enriques, Conde de Gijon y Noronha.

1.1.1.2. Princess Maria of Portugal, (1343-1367), married 1354 to Infant Fernando of Aragon, Marques de Tortosa.

1.1.1.3. (Third Marriage) Prince Joao of Portugal, (1349 - 1397), created Duque de Campos, married (1) 1376 to Maria Telles de Menezes, married (2) 1378 to Dona Cosntanza de Castilla, Signora de Valencia de Campos, with issue.

1.1.1.4. Prince Diniz of Portugal, (1354 - 1397), Titular King of Portugal, created Seigneur de Villar Dompardo, de Cifuentes, de Escalona y Alva de Tormes, married 1372 to Dona Juana de Cifuentes (illegitimate daughter of King Enriques II of Castile), with issue.

1.1.1.4.1. Don Fernardo de Portugal, Seigneur de Cifuentes, married to Dona Maria de Torres, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1. Don Diniz de Torres e Portugal, Seigneur de Cifuentes, married to Dona Isobel Fajardo Manoel de Leao, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1. Don Fernardo de Torres e Portugal, Seigneur de Villar Dompardo, married (1) to Magdalena de Villegas, married (2) to Brites de Lujan, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1. Don Bernardino de Torres e Portugal, Seigneur de Villar Dompardo, married to Maria Mexia, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1. Don Fernando de Torres e Portugal, Conde de Villar-Dompardo, Viceroy of Peru, married (1) to Francisca de Carvajal, married (2) to Maria Carrilho de Cordova, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1. Don Bernardino de Torres e Portugal, Viceroy of Valencia., (d. 1550), married to Ignez Manrique Mexia, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Don Joao de Torres e Portugal, Conde de Villar-Dompardo y Corunha, (d. 1550), married (1) to Isobel de Carvajal, married (2) to Maria Appolonia de Mendoca, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Don Bernardino de Torres e Portugal, dunm.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Don Joao Antonio de Torres e Portugal, Conde de Villa-Dompardo y Corunha, (d. 1654), married 1642 to Teresa Antonia Manrique de Mendoza, Duchesa de Naxera y Maqueda.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Dona Ignez de Torres e Portugal, married to Don Antonio de Calatayud.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Dona Joana Maria de Torres e Portugal, Condessa de Villar-Dompardo, Corunha e Parades, Marquesa de Valenca, married to Don Carlos Pacheco de Cordovaa e Colon.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Don Bernardino de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Don Fernardo de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Don Diego de Torres e Portugal, (Killed in Flanders).

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Don Luis de Torres e Portugal, Knight of Malta.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.4. Don Goncalvo de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.5. Don Jeronymo de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.6. Don Fernardo de Torres e Portugal, (Killed in Flanders), married to Dona Guiomar Torres e Contreras, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.6.1. Don Rodrigo de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2. Don Luiz de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.6.3. Dona Francisca de Torres e Portugal, married to Don Joao Palomino Furtado de Mendoca.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.7. Don Joao de Torres e Portugal, Rector of University of Salamanca.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.8. Don Manoel de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.9. Dona Maria de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.1.10. Dona Michaelha de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.1.2. Dona Brites de Torres e Portugal, married to Luis de Carvajal, Seigneur de Jodar e Tovaruch.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.2. Don Affonso de Torres e Portugal, d.inf.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.1.3. Dona Isabel de Torres e Portugal, married to Don Joao Villaroel.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.2. Don Pedro de Torres e Portugal.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3. Don Diego de Torres e Portugal, married to Dona Maria Vilnegas, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1. Don Francesco de Torres, Ambassador to Brussels, he was granted portions of the fief of Fiddeni , in sussidio di dote alle sue figluole, gli fece concedere dal Vicere’ alquante salmate di terreno in quest’ Isola, dal feudo del Fiddeni per lui, e suoi successori in perpetuo”., married to NN, with issue
1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.
Don Francesco de Torres, 2nd Barone di Fiddien, married 1523 to Giovanna Portelli, (Daughter of Leonardo).

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1. Don Sebastian de Torres., 3rd Barone di Fiddienwith issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.  Don Giovanni de Torres., 4th Barone di Fiddien married 1567 Matrice Gozo to Caterina dei Baroni Nicoloai Rapa, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1. Don Sebastiano de Torres., 5th Barone di Fiddienmarried 1625 at Valletta to Geronima Grech., with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1. Dona Geronima de Torres., 6th Baroness di Fiddien married 1635 at Valletta to Demetrio Veneziano., with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1. Lazzaro Veneziano, 7th Barone di Fiddien, married 1651 Valletta to Princess Marietta Rosa Paleologo.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Giuseppe Veneziano, 8th Barone di Fiddien, (Sold title/fief to the Grand Master of St John in 1723), married (1) 1669 Valletta to Giovanna di Maggio of Syacusa, Sicily, married (2) 1704 Valletta to Domenica Tanti, with issue (in Sicily and in Malta).

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Maria Veneziano, married (1) 1700 Valletta to Antonio Attard, married (2) 1709 Valletta to Gisueppe Ferrera, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1. (First marriage) Mro Salvatore Attard, married (1) 1727 Cospicua to Rosalia Bruno, married (2) 1729 Valletta to Rosa Fenech.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.2. (Second marriage) Agostino Ferrera, married 1740 Valletta to Aloisea Sammut, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.2.1. Caterina Ferrera, married 1761 Cospicua to Gio Battista Camilleri, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1. Anna Maria Camilleri Ferrera, married 1783 Cospicua to Claudio Albanese.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.3. Maria Ferrera, married 1762 Valletta to Giuseppe Giano.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.2. (illegitimate) Lucrezia Torres, married 1643 Valletta to Leonardo Stellini., with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.2.1. Tomaso Stellini, married 1677 Matrice Gozo to Rose Xiberras, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Salvatore Stellini, married 1715 Matrice Gozo to Orazia Xicluna.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.2. Maria de Torres., married 1628 at Valletta to Gregorio Gatto Testaferrata.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.3. Dona Grazia de Torres., married 1631 to Domenico H’Agius.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2. Dona Marietta de Torres, married to Salvatore Taliana, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.1. Marianna Taliana, married 1616 Mdina to Mariano Xerri.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2. Blasio Taliana, married (1) 1622 Mdina to Andreanna Xicluna, married (2) 1643 Mdina to Grazia Vassallo, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1. (First Marriage) Lorenzo Taliana, married (1) 1654 Mdina to Agatucca Agius, married (2) 1671 Mdina to Caterina Gascun, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.1. (First Marriage) Grazia Taliana, married 1676 Mdina to Petruzzo Xicluna.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.2. (Second Marriage) Natalizia Taliana, married 1700 Mdina to Giuseppe Camilleri.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.3. Geronima Taliana, married 1704 Mdina to Giuseppe Dalli.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4. Orlando (Ferdinando) Taliana, married 1701 Mdina to Gusmana Fsatini, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.1. Antonia Taliana, married 1737 Mdina to Gio Battista Muscat, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.1.1. Margherita Muscat, married 1757 Senglea to Emmanuele Salerno, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.1.1.1. Fortunato Salerno, married 1780 Vittoriosa to Anna Coleiro, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.1.1.1.1. Francesca Salerno, married to Francesco Grillo sives Ullo..

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.2. Anna Taliana, married 1725 Mdina to Paolo Agius.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.3. Giovanni Taliana, married (1) 1723 Mdina to Anna Tanti, married (2) 1751 Birkirkara to Maria Farrugia, married (3) 1770 Mosta to Grazia Farrugia.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.4. Giovanna Taliana, married 1733 Mdina to Giuseppe Vella.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.5. Paola Taliana, married 1738 Mdina to Michele Ciangura.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.6. Gregorio Taliana, married (1) 1729 Mdina to Giuseppa Xuereb, married (2) 1745 Mdina to Giovanna Vella, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.4.6.1. (First Marriage) Maria Taliana, married 1754 Mdina to Rosario Grech.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5. Pasquale Taliana, married 1693 Mdina to Maruzza Griscti,. with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5.1. Antonio Taliana, married 1739 Mdina to Maddalena Quattromani, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5.1.1. Giovanni Taliana, married 1787 Vittoriosa to Teresa Formosa, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5.1.1.1. Paolo Taliana, married 1835 Kirkop to Grazia Cutajar, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5.1.1.1.1. Gio Maria Taliana, married 1866 Kirkop to Carmelina Asciak.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.5.1.2. Grazia Taliana, married 1755 Mdina to Paolo Camilleri.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6. Giuseppe Taliana, married 1716 Mdina to Grazia Tanti, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.1. Paolo Taliana, married 1745 Mdina to Anna d'Anastasio, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.1.1. Antonio Taliana, married 1784 Dingli to Anna Ebejer.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.2. Lorenzo Taliana, married 1748 Mdina to Vittoria Fenech.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.3. Giuseppe Taliana, married 1752 Valletta to Caterina Xiberras, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.3.1. Rosa Taliana, married 1799 Valletta to Gregorio Xerri, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.1.6.3.1.1. Maria Xerri, married 1814 Valletta to Gio Batta Pace.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.2. Grazia Taliana, married 1647 Mdina to Vincenzo Vella.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.3. Vincenza Taliana, married 1651 Mdina to Giacomo Calleja.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.2.4. Caterina Taliana, married 1655 Mdina to Michele Zghendo.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.1.2.3. Lorenzo Taliana, married 1614 Mdina to Caterina Gauci.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.2. Dona Palma de Torres, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.1.2.1. Imperia de Torres, married 1560 Mdina to Giorgio Sillato.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.2. Dona Caterina de Torres, married 1521 to Salvatore de Caci of Naples.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.3. Don Ramiro de Torres.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.4. Dona Aldra de Torres, married to Don Luiz de Calatayud, Seigeur de Provenco.

1.1.1.4.1.1.1.3.5. Dona Joana de Torres, married to Alonso de Carvajal, Seigneur de Jodar.

1.1.1.4.1.1.2. Don Pedro de Portugal, Seigneur de Colmenarejo, (d. 1408), married to Dona Isobel de Henriques, with issue.

1.1.1.4.1.1.3. Dona Brites de Portugal, (d. 1467).

1.1.1.5. (illegitimate) King Joao I of Portugal, (r. 1385 - 1433), Royal House of Portugal goes down this line.

 

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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