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The Noble Family of Abela, Abbelis o Apilia.

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

(this page is being revised to include Abela references and to correct the genealogy and titles)

Last Update: 06-04-2015.

“  ” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE ABELA FAMILY:

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Milite Ferrone de Abela, Came with the Aragona's to Sicily from Spain. Created Signore di Giaesi. Castellanio di Agiro e di Raginelgi.  According to Repertorio della feudalita Siciliana (1282 - 1390), Ferrarono de Abbellis, nipote di Ferrer di Abella, Vescovo di Mazara dal 1330 al 1335, si traferi proabilmente in Sicilia in questi stessi anni. Nella D.F. del 1335 risulta Signore di S. Filippo d'Argiro, Miliazzo e Oliveri (Liverii in Barberi, II, 325-326) con un reddito annuo di 200 onze...., married 1338 to Dona Clara Moncada., with issue.

1. Nobile Raimondo Abela, of Palermo, Aragon, Spain, and Malta, Capitano della Verga of Malta 1390., married to Antonia Cadumi, with issue
1.1. Nobile Bartolomeo Abela, Barone di Pietra Lunga, (Cr: 1432), married Johanna Axac.,with issue
1.1.1. Nobile Raimondo Abela, married to Constanza di Lorenzo, with issue
1.1.1.1. Nobile Antonio Abela, married Onorata 'sives Alexisa' de Vassallo, with issue
1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Pietro Abela, Castellano of Malta, married Dianora di Lorenzo., with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Giovanni Abela, married 1519 to Maddalena Cassar, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Mgr. Don Leonardo Abela, Bishop of Sidonia, 1605, Roman Patrican (Cr: 1590), dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Alessandro Abela, (Cr: 1553) Hereditary Roman Patrican, married Maria d'Alagona (See Bibino Magno), with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1. Nobile Giuseppe Abela, Patrizio Roma, married 1601 to Francesca Manduca, (See Mont'Alto in Maltese Titles), with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Nobile Maria Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1625 to Gio Batta Farrugia, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Nobile Barbara Abela, Patrizia Roma, married Dr. Ignazio Camenzuli, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.2. Nobile Agata Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1601 to Gio Antonio Xerri, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.3. Nobile Vincenza Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1596 to Dr. Francesco Bonello, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Nobile Giulia Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1561 to Dr. Franceco Surdo, with issue (See Gomerino in Maltese Titles)
1.1.1.1.1.1.4. Nobile Bernardina Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1570 to Antonio Testaferrata, with issue (See San Vincenzo Ferreri in Maltese Titles)
1.1.1.1.1.1.5. Nobile Dr. Gugliemelo Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6. Nobile Dr. Placido Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, married (1) 1573 to Giovanna Tabone, married (2) to Vincenza Xaquato, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Maddalena Abela, Patrizia Roma, married (1) Carlo Xeberras, Married (2) to Angelo Bonici.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2. Nobile Dr. Consalvo Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, married 1615 to Marguerita Cumbo, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2.1. Nobile Dr. Leone Placido Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, married 1651 to Marianna Cassia., dsp.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2.2. Nobile Bernardina Abela, Patrizia Roma, married to Lorenzo Pontremoli.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.3. Nobile Don. Giovanni Abela, Patrizio Roma, dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.4. Nobile Tecla Abela, Patrizia Roma, "Nun", dunm.

1.1.1.1.1.1.6.5. Nobile Paola Abela., Patrizia Roma, married (1) Luigi Ferrer., married (2) Albano Caxaro.
1.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Agata Abela, married Angelo Caxaro.
1.1.1.1.1.3. Nobile Imperia Abela, married Ugolino Bonnici.
1.1.1.1.1.4. Nobile Bartolomeo Abela, married 1513 to Caterina Bezzina, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.4.1. Nobile Ventura Abela, married Cusmano Bonnici.
1.1.1.1.1.4.2. Nobile Giovanni Abela, .
1.1.1.1.1.4.3. Nobile Pietro Abela.
1.1.1.1.1.4.4. Nobile Gio Antonio Abela, , married Costanza Bonnici, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.4.4.1. Nobile Betta Abela, married 1596 to Gio Paolo Cassar.
1.1.1.1.1.4.4.2. Nobile Ludovico Abela, 'Monk'.
1.1.1.1.1.4.4.3. Nobile Dr. Bartolomeo Abela, 'Judge'.
1.1.1.1.1.4.4.4. Nobile Caterina Abela, married 1579 to Bartolomeo Abela, (See Below).
1.1.1.1.1.4.4.5. Nobile Margherita Abela, married 1592 to Artale d'Alagona.
1.1.1.1.1.4.5. Nobile Sebastiano Abela, married to Antonia d'Amodeo,  with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1. Nobile Matteo 'sives Mario' Abela, married 1603 Zejtun to Domenica Azzopardi, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1. Nobile Benedetto Abela, married (1) 1634 Zejtun to Giacoba Zahra, married (2) 1648 Zejtun to Bernarda Gauci, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1.1. (Second Marriage) Nobile Giuseppe Abela, married (1) 1675 Zejtun to Caterina Dalli, married (2) 1699 Zejtun to Clerica Buttigieg, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1.1.1. (Second Marriage) Nobile Antonio Abela, married 1709 Zejtun to Anna Attard, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Abela, married 1739 Zejtun to Angelo Xuereb, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1.1.1.1.1. Evangelista Xuereb, married 1767 Zejtun to Camillo Cumbo.
1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Giuliano Abela, Awarded 'Cingolo Militare for gallanty by Emperor Frederick III in 1489', married (1) to Margarita Bonnici, married (2) to Beatrice d'Alagona (See Bibino Magno), with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1. (Second Marriage) Nobile Matteo Abela, married Margherita Cassar, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Nobile Martino Abela, married Isabella de Guevara (See Deguara in Extinct titles), with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Nobile Imperia Abela, married 1612 to Dr. Paolo d'Anastasio, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Nobile Giovanella Abela, married 1624 to Gio Leonardo Moscati, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.3. Nobile Margarita Abela, married (1) Gio Antonio Zammit, married (2) Gio Simone de Lucia
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.4. Nobile Capitano. Daniele Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.5. Nobile Matteolo Abela, married 1656 to Imperia Mallia.
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.6. Nobile Gio Antonio Abela, married Antonio Habela.
1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Nobile Giulio Abela.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3. Nobile Margherita Abela, married 1625 Zabbar to Mario Gafa, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1. Pietro Gafa, married 1664 Zabbar to Bartolomea Callus, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1. Angelica Gafar, married 1702 Valletta to Gaspare Libreri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1. Marcello Libreri, married 1731 Valletta to Maria, Alunna d'Lorenzo Sayd, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.1. Marcello Libreri, married 1753 Valletta to Generosa Avolio-Maniscalco, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.1.1. Vincenza Libreri, married 1781 Valletta to Paolo Ricaud, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1. Rosa Ricaud, married 1802 Valletta to Gio Antonio Micallef.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.1.2. Maria Antonia Libreri, married 1790 Valletta to Sig. Aloiseo Ricaud, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.1.2.1. Caterina Ricaud, married (1) 1813 Valletta to Dr Giuseppe Nani JUD, married (2) 1831 Valletta to Lorenzo Cuschieri.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.2. Giorgio Libreri, married to Maria Borg, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.2.1. Antonia Libreri, married 1777 Valletta to Filippo Borg.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3. Rosalea Libreri, married 1748 Vittoriosa to Gio Batta Vella Fabri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.1. Caterina Vella Fabri, married 1769 Vittoriosa to Francesco Bonomo, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.1.1. Giuseppe Bonomo, married 1793 Cospicua to Maria Zahra.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.1.2. Lorenzo Bonomo, married 1808 Vittoriosa to Antonia Vella.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.1.3. Maria Teresa Bonomo, married 1803 Vittoriosa to Felice Bellotti.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.2. Teresa Vella Fabri, married 1777 Vittoriosa to Giovanni Antignolo.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.3. Maria Vella Fabri, married 1783 Vittoriosa to Michele Parnis.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.4. Giacomo Vella Fabri, married 1779 Cospicua to Aloisea Busuttil, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.4.1. Rosaria Vella Fabri, married 1800 Zejtun to Benigno d'Arena.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.4.2. Maria Vella Fabri, married 1802 Cospicua to Antonio Tabone.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1.1.1.3.5. Giuseppe Vella Fabri, married 1779 Cospicua to Rosa Ciangura.

1.1.1.1.2.1.4. Nobile Vennera Abela, married to Matteo Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.2. Nobile Paolo Abela, married Imperia Marinara-Platamone, with issue (Noted in the Italian Libro d'Oro of Nobility as Nobles and owned several fiefs in Sicily).
1.1.1.1.2.2.1. Don Giuliano Abela, 'Left Malta for Sicily', married 1571 to Donna Eleanore d'Alagona, Baroness di Bibino Magno in Sicily, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1. Don Paolo Abela, Barone di Camolio in Sicily, married 1589 to Maria Bonaiuto-Platamone, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1.1. Don Lucio Abela, Barone di Camolio, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1.2. Don Giuliano Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1.3. Don Fra. Antonio Abela, Knight of St John.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.2. Don Andrea Abela, married Donna Lucia Mazzara, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.3. Donna Eleanore Abela, Baroness di Bibino Magno, (Cr/Recognised as: 1599 in Sicily with her Husband, Prince and Princess di Bibino Magno), married 1599 to Principe John Battista Sayd, 4th Principe, with issue.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.4. Donna Marie Abela, married Franco Platamone.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.5. Donna Grazia Abela, married Michele Zammit.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.6. Donna Cornelia Abela, married Pietro Paolo Grimaldi.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.7. Don Silvo Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8. Don Placido Angelo Abela, married to Angela Placenti, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1. Don Dr Natale Abela JUD, married 1645 Ghaxaq to Speranza Agius, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.1. Donna Domenica Abela, married 1667 Ghaxaq to Dr Gio Domenico Cachia JUD.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.2. Don Gabriele Abela, married 1672 Zejtun to Clara Buttigieg, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.2.1. Don Giuseppe Abela, married 1693 Mdina to Paolina Busuttil.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.3. Don Giovanni Abela, married 1868 Ghaxaq to Alonzana Gatt.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.4. Don Angelo Abela, married 1691 Zejtun to Cecila Gerada, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.4.1. Don Salvatore Abela, married 1720 Zejtun to Maria Caruana.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.4.2. Donna Maria Abela, married 1723 Zejtun to Lorenzo Dalli.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.4.3. Donna Caterina Abela, married 1731 Zejtun to Filippo Cassar.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.5. Donna Felicissima Abela, married 1682 Mdina to Lorenzo Zammit.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.1.6. Donna Grazia Abela, married 1685 Mdina to Fabrizio Baldacchino.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.2. Don Gio Maria Abela, married 1652 Ghaxaq to Grazia Agius.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.3. Don Domenico Abela, married 1654 Ghaxaq to Caterina Strafrag.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8.4. Donna Giovanna Abela, married 1652 Ghaxaq to Gregorio Spagnol.
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.9. Don Giuseppe Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.2.2. Nobile Maria Abela, married Ettore Ansalone.
1.1.1.1.2.2.3. Nobile Margherita Abela, married to Agostino Santa Mauro.

1.1.1.1.2.2.4. Nobile Pietro Abela, married 1588 Zejtun to Marietta Gerada, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.4.1. Nobile Paoluccio Abela, married 1612 Zejtun to Enziona Giovannella Bonnici, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.4.1.1. Nobile Mario Abela, married 1660 Tarxiem to Angelica Cassar, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.2.4.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Abela, married 1707 Zejtun to Nobile Francesco Abela.

1.1.1.1.2.2.4.2. Nobile Giovannella Abela, married 1612 Zejtun to Giulio Bonnici.
1.1.1.1.2.3. Nobile Margherita Abela, married toMichele Allegritto.
1.1.1.1.3. Nobile Impetuerra Abela, married Leonora Magro, with issue
1.1.1.1.3.1. Nobile Maddalena Abela.
1.1.1.1.3.2. Nobile Filippo Abela, moved to Sicily.
1.1.1.1.4. Nobile Andrea Abela, married with issue.
1.1.1.1.4.1. Nobile Costanza Abela.
1.1.1.1.4.2. Nobile Angelica Abela.
1.1.1.1.5. Nobile Isabella Abela.
1.1.1.2. Nobile Marco Abela, married Margherita Bondin, with issue (Press Here)
1.1.1.3. Nobile Bartolomeo Abela, married with issue (Press Here)

1.1.1.4. Nobile Enziona Abela, married to Alberto dei Baroni Bava.

2. Nobile Elvira Abela, married to Signore Pietro Luca di Lorenzo.

3. Nobile Constance Abela, married Guglielmo di Lorenzo.  

 

 

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.
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