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 (She was invested on the 21st August 1678,described as follows “filia vero quondam Magnifici Petri Cassia J.U.D. olim Baronis de Ghariescem et Tabia”)’.
1.1. 22.214.171.124.1. 1. Domenico Xara Cassia, (died 1703), married Francesca Mamo and dsp.
126.96.36.199.1.5.1. 2. Pietro Paolo Xara Cassia, (He was invested on the 28th August 1721, in which the following words occur:“quod quidem Pheudum ad eum uti dicta quondam Nobilis Baronissae Domonicae Cassia et Xara filium primogenitum pervenit, ad quod supradictum Nobilem Petrum Paulum Xara”) married (1) to Antonia Bonici, and dsp. (2) to Costanza Leocata, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.5.1. 2.1. Stanislao Xara Cassia, , (1726-1794), (in the record of investiture, he is styled: “Nobilis Stanislaus Xara quondam Nobilis Petri Pauli Xara Pheudi de Ghariescem et Tabia Baronis filius primogenitus”; in the years 1776 and 1777 the office of Giurato was bestowed on Magnificum et Nobilem Baronem Stanislaum Xara), married Teresa Moscati-Sceberras, dsp.
184.108.40.206.1.5.1. 2.2. Maria Antonia Xara Cassia, (1730-62), Married Gregorio Bonici Platamone, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.5.1. 2.2.1. Pietro Paolo Bonici Platamone Xara Cassia, (1755-83), married 1783 to Johanna Perdicomati Bologna, and dsp.
18.104.22.168.1.5.1. 2.2.2. Chiara Bonici Platamone Xara Cassia, (1757-1821),(in the records of investiture dated 20th August 1797, she is described as “Felicita Chiara Sant filia vero primogenita quondam Magnificae Antoniae Bonnici sororis secundogenita quondam Magnifici Stanislai Xara olim Baronis De Ghariescem et Tabia”, married 1777 toGio Francesco Sant,
22.214.171.124.1.5.1. 2.2.3. Maria Bonici Platamone Xara Cassia, Married 1783 to Alessandro D'Amico Inguanez, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.6. Don Faustino Xara, dunm 1674.
188.8.131.52.1.7. Alfonso Xara, married Nobile Agata Xerri., with issue.
1.1. 184.108.40.206.1. Teresa Xara, married Dr. Claudio Moscati JUD.
220.127.116.11.1.7.2. Antonio Xara., dunm.
18.104.22.168.1.7.3. Diegio Xara., dunm.
22.214.171.124.1.8. Angelica Xara, married 1610 to Dr Gio Batta Abela JUD.
126.96.36.199.1.9. Antonio Xara, married Clerica Cassar., dsp.
188.8.131.52.2. Gio Giacomo Xara, married to Cornelia Spiteri, with issue.
184.108.40.206.2.1. Antonia Xara, married 1618 Matrice Gozo to Antonio Francesco Spiteri.
220.127.116.11. Orlando Xara
18.104.22.168. Tomaso Xara, (d. 1577), married 1553 to Antoinette de Noto, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Luca Xara, married 1627 to Caterina Cassar, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Leonardo Xara, married Nobile Maria Surdo., with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1.1. Vincenza Xara, married 1643 to Dr. Antonio Cassar JUD.
184.108.40.206.1.2. Gio Maria Xara, dunm 1620.
220.127.116.11.2. Niccolo (Cola) Xara, married 1576 to Marietta Falzon, with issue.
18.104.22.168.2.1. Pietro Xara, married 1621 to Antonia Vella-Cagliares, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.1.1. Flavia Xara Cagliares, married Simone Castelletti.
126.96.36.199.2.1.2. Speranza Xara Cagliares, married 1655 to Fabrizio Testaferrata.
188.8.131.52.2.2. Marietta Xara, married 1630 Mdina to Nobile Alfonso Vassallo.
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. 2. Luisa married (1) Leonardo Xuereb (2) to the Imperial Knight Antonio Manduca
1.2. 3. Antonia married to Lorenzo Baglio
1.3 Margherita Xara, married Andrea Manduca.
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