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.
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Last Update: 24-05-2018.
THE GENEALOGY OF THE XARA FAMILY:
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1.1. Nobile Luca Xara, married to Agata Caruana., with issue.
1.1.1. Nobile 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.
18.104.22.168. Nobile Luca Xara Decano di questa Cattedrale di Malta l’anno 1530
22.214.171.124. Nobile Giovanni Xara, (d. 1562), married to Vincenza daughter of Gregorio Xerri, with issue.
126.96.36.199. 1. Nobile Gio Maria Xara, married 1583 Vittoriosa to Imperia Bonici., with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Nobile Lucrezia Xara, married (1) 1604 Vittoriosa to Gio Antonio Xerri, married (2) 1607 Valletta to Dr Matteo Cassia JUD.
184.108.40.206.1.2. Nobile Elena Xara, married 1621 Valletta to Marco Cassar.
220.127.116.11.1.3. Nobile Don Martino Xara, dunm 1639.
18.104.22.168.1.4. Nobile Vincenza Xara, married 1624 Valletta to Dr Gio Domenico Mangione JUD.
22.214.171.124.1.5. Nobile Gio Paolo Xara, married 1634 Mdina to Maruzzia Bonnici with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.5.1. Nobile Stanislao Xara, married 1666 Valletta to Domenica Cassia, Baroness of Gharxiem e Tabia, (see issue)
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. (illegitimate with a Slave) Margarita de Xara, married 1687 Vittoriosa to Placidio Francesco di Salvo, married (2) 1689 Vittoriosa to Antonio Grima.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. (illegitimate with a Slave) Anna de Xara, married 1695 Vittoriosa to Nicola Liviri.
22.214.171.124.1.6. Nobile Don Faustino Xara, dunm 1674.
126.96.36.199.1.7. Nobile Alfonso Xara, married 1618 Valletta to Nobile Agata Xerri., with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.7.1. Nobile Teresa Xara, married 1642 Mdina to Dr. Claudio Moscati JUD.
184.108.40.206.1.7.2. Nobile Antonio Xara., married 1641 Mdina to Clerica Cassar, dsp.
220.127.116.11.1.7.3. Nobile Diegio Xara., dunm.
18.104.22.168.1.8. Nobile Angelica Xara, married 1610 to Dr Gio Batta Abela JUD.
22.214.171.124.1.9. Nobile Antonio Xara, married Clerica Cassar., dsp.
126.96.36.199.2. Nobile Gio Giacomo Xara, married to Cornelia Spiteri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.2.1. Nobile Antonia Xara, married 1618 Matrice Gozo to Antonio Francesco Spiteri.
184.108.40.206. Nobile Orlando Xara
220.127.116.11. Nobile Tomaso Xara, (d. 1577), married 1553 to Antoinette de Noto, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1. Nobile Mro Luca Xara, married 1582 Mdina to Caterina Cassar, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Nobile Leonardo Xara, married 1621 Valletta to Nobile Maria Discreta Surdo., with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1.1. Nobile Vincenza Xara, married 1643 Valletta to Dr. Antonio Cassar JUD.
188.8.131.52.1.2. Nobile Gio Maria Xara, dunm 1620.
184.108.40.206.2. Nobile Mco Niccolo (Cola) Xara, married (1) 1573 Mdina to Marietta Falzon, married (2) 1606 Mdina to Giovanna Vella, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.1. (First marriage) Nobile Pietro Xara, married 1621 to Antonia Vella-Cagliares, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1.1. Nobile Flavia Xara Cagliares, married 1647 Valletta to Nobile Simone Castelletti.
22.214.171.124.2.1.2. Nobile Speranza Xara Cagliares, married 1655 Valletta to Nobile Fabrizio Testaferrata.
126.96.36.199.2.2. ( Second marriage) Nobile Marietta Xara, married 1630 Mdina to Nobile Alfonso Vassallo.
188.8.131.52. Nobile Margherita Xara marriedto Federico Chlantar d'Avola
184.108.40.206. Nobile Imperia Xara married 1557 to Gabriele Noto
220.127.116.11.1. Gabriele di Noto
18.104.22.168.2. Angelica second wife of Pietro Guevara
22.214.171.124. Nobile Giovanna Xara, married 1559 Siggiewi to Martino Scan.
1.2. Nobile Bartolomeo Xara, married 1467 to Ismeralda Cassar, with issue.
1.2.1. Nobile Andrea Xara married to 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)
126.96.36.199. Nobile Brandano Xara married to (1) 1516 (Notary Pietro d'Alaimo) to Caterina Chiantar , married (2) 1541 (Notary Brandino Caxaro) to Giacoma de Acacis (de Caci /Decace) daughter of Salvatore, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. (First marriage) Nobile Francesca Xara ancestor of G.F. Abela, married 1537 to Marino Vella.
184.108.40.206.2. (Second marriage) Nobile Giovanni Xara, married Angelica Cuzkeri, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.1. Nobile Virgina Xara, married 1638 to Gio Domenico Xerri.
18.104.22.168.2.3. Nobile Caterina Xara, dunm.
22.214.171.124.2.4. Nobile Agata Xara, married Giovanni Axiak.
126.96.36.199.3. Nobile Caterina Xara, married 1568 Mdina to Michele Chircop.
188.8.131.52 Nobile Pietro Xara married to Imperia daughter of Nicolo’ Galia;
184.108.40.206. Nobile Gioseffo Xara d.s.p.
220.127.116.11. Nobile Giacoma Xara, married Michele Gatt.
18.104.22.168. Nobile Angela Xara, married Giuseppe Morin.
22.214.171.124. Nobile Betta Xara, married Giacomo Ciantar.
1.2.3. Nobile Antonia Xara married to Lorenzo Baglio
1.2.4. Nobile Lucrezia Xara, married 1540 (Notary Girolamo Cumbo) to Lorenzo Micci.
1.3. Nobile Margherita Xara, married Andrea Manduca.
1.4.1. Nobile Agata Xara, married to Nobile Bartolomeo Hachem.
1.5. Nobile Isabella Xara, married 1494 (Notary Giacomo Zabbar) to Giovanni Zammit.