The Noble Family of Xara, later invested in the fief of Ghariescem et Tabia
This family was already listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647). Moreover this landed family was later to be invested (1721-1797) in the fief of Ghariexem et Tabia, where they are styled as Baroni.
THE GENEALOGY OF THE XARA FAMILY:
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1. Niccolo (Cola) Xara, (died 1494), married Garofala .., with issue.
1.1. Luca Xara, married Agata Caruana., with issue.
1.1.1. Niccolo Xara, (d. 1552), Giurato 1528 who acquired by right of preemption one half of the lands of Bingemma and the garden by means of a purchase made from D. Giovanna Gaetano and Laza in 1547, and the other half from the Branciforti family married Agata Cassia., with issue.
184.108.40.206. Luca Xara Decano di questa Cattedrale di Malta l’anno 1530
220.127.116.11. Giovanni Xara, (d. 1562), married Vincenza daughter of Gregorio Xerri with issue.
18.104.22.168. 1. Gio Maria Xara, married 1583 to Imperia Bonici., with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Lucrezia Xara, married Dr Matteo Cassia JUD.
126.96.36.199.1.2. Elena Xara, married Marco Cassar.
188.8.131.52.1.3. Don Martino Xara, dunm 1639.
184.108.40.206.1.4. Vincenza Xara, married Dr Gio Domenico Mangione JUD.
220.127.116.11.1.5. Paolo Xara, married 1633 to Maruzzia Bonnici with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.5.1. Stanislao Xara, married Domenica Cassia, Baroness of Gharxiem e Tabia, (see issue)
22.214.171.124.1.6. Don Faustino Xara, dunm 1674.
126.96.36.199.1.7. Alfonso Xara, married Nobile Agata Xerri., with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.7.1. Teresa Xara, married Dr. Claudio Moscati JUD.
184.108.40.206.1.7.2. Antonio Xara., dunm.
220.127.116.11.1.7.3. Diegio Xara., dunm.
18.104.22.168.1.8. Angelica Xara, married 1610 to Dr Gio Batta Abela JUD.
22.214.171.124.1.9. Antonio Xara, married Clerica Cassar., dsp.
126.96.36.199.2. Gio Giacomo Xara, married to Cornelia Spiteri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.2.1. Antonia Xara, married 1618 Matrice Gozo to Antonio Francesco Spiteri.
184.108.40.206. Orlando Xara
220.127.116.11. Tomaso Xara, (d. 1577), married 1553 to Antoinette de Noto, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Luca Xara, married 1627 to Caterina Cassar, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Leonardo Xara, married Nobile Maria Surdo., with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1.1. Vincenza Xara, married 1643 to Dr. Antonio Cassar JUD.
188.8.131.52.1.2. Gio Maria Xara, dunm 1620.
184.108.40.206.2. Niccolo (Cola) Xara, married 1576 to Marietta Falzon, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.1. Pietro Xara, married 1621 to Antonia Vella-Cagliares, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1.1. Flavia Xara Cagliares, married Simone Castelletti.
22.214.171.124.2.1.2. Speranza Xara Cagliares, married 1655 to Fabrizio Testaferrata.
126.96.36.199.2.2. Marietta Xara, married 1630 Mdina to Nobile Alfonso Vassallo.
188.8.131.52.3. Domenica Xara, married 1600 Valletta to Mco Vincenzo Zammit.
184.108.40.206. Paola married Ludovico Platamone
220.127.116.11. Margherita married Federico Chlantar Avolo son of Federico
18.104.22.168. Imperia married to n.n. Noto
22.214.171.124.1. Gabriele di Noto
126.96.36.199.2. Angelica second wife of Pietro Guevara
1.2. Bartolomeo Xara, married (1467) Ismeralda Cassar, with issue.
1.2.1. Andrea Xara married Caterina d’Armenia (her parents sold to Andrea the garden of Gorghenti in 1524, on which he erected the octagonal Tower, together with the Church nearby dedicated to the B. Virgin where he is buried, in the district of Villa Kibir which adjoins other older lands of his family)
188.8.131.52. Bradano Xara married to (1) Caterina Chiantar (2) Giacoma de Acacis (de Caci) daughter of Salvatore
184.108.40.206.1. (First marriage) Francesca Xara ancestor of G.F. Abela, married Marino Vella.
220.127.116.11.2 (Second marriage) Gio Xara, married Angelica Cuzkeri, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1. Virgina Xara, married 1638 to Gio Domenico Xerri.
22.214.171.124.2.3. Caterina Xara, dunm.
126.96.36.199.2.4. Agata Xara, married Giovanni Axiak.
188.8.131.52.3. Caterina married in Giorgenti
184.108.40.206 Pietro Xara married to Imperia daughter of Nicolo’ Galia;
220.127.116.11. Gioseffo Xara d.s.p.
18.104.22.168. Giacoma Xara, married Michele Gatt.
22.214.171.124. Angela Xara, married Giuseppe Morin.
126.96.36.199. Betta Xara, married Giacomo Ciantar.
1.2.3. Antonia Xara married to Lorenzo Baglio
1.2.4. Lucrezia Xara, married to Lorenzo Micci.
1.3 Margherita Xara, married Andrea Manduca.