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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: 17-09-2014.

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

 

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE ABELA FAMILY:

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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. Bartolomeo Abela, Barone di Pietra Lunga, (Cr: 1432), married Johanna Axac.,with issue
1.1.1. Raimondo Abela, with issue
1.1.1.1. Antonio Abela, married Onorata 'sives Alexisa' de Vassallo, with issue
1.1.1.1.1. Pietro Abela, Castellano of Malta, married Dianora N.., with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1. Giovanni Abela, married 1519 to Maddalena Cassar, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Mgr. Don Leonardo Abela, Bishop of Sidonia, 1605, Roman Patrican (Cr: 1590), dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Alessandro Abela, (Cr: 1553) Hereditary Roman Patrican, married Maria d'Alagona (See Bibino Magno), with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1. 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. Maria Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1625 to Gio Batta Farrugia, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Barbara Abela, Patrizia Roma, married Dr. Ignazio Camenzuli, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.2. Agata Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1601 to Gio Antonio Xerri, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.2.3. Vincenza Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1596 to Dr. Francesco Bonello, with issue
1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Giulia Abela, Patrizia Roma, married 1561 to Dr. Franceco Surdo, with issue (See Gomerino in Maltese Titles)
1.1.1.1.1.1.4. 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. Dr. Gugliemelo Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6. 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) Maddalena Abela, Patrizia Roma, married (1) Carlo Xeberras, Married (2) to Angelo Bonici.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2. Dr. Consalvo Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, married 1615 to Marguerita Cumbo, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2.1. Dr. Leone Placido Abela JUD, Patrizio Roma, married 1651 to Marianna Cassia., dsp.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.2.2. Bernardina Abela, Patrizia Roma, married to Lorenzo Pontremoli.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.3. Don. Giovanni Abela, Patrizio Roma, dunm.
1.1.1.1.1.1.6.4. Tecla Abela, Patrizia Roma, "Nun", dunm.

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

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

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1. 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) 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) Antonio Abela, married 1709 Zejtun to Anna Attard, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.5.1.1.1.1.1. 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. 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) Matteo Abela, married Margherita Cassar, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Martino Abela, married Isabella de Guevara (See Deguara in Extinct titles), with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Imperia Abela, married 1612 to Dr. Paolo d'Anastasio, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Giovanella Abela, married 1624 to Gio Leonardo Moscati, with issue
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.3. Margarita Abela, married (1) Gio Antonio Zammit, married (2) Gio Simone de Lucia
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.4. Capitano. Daniele Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.5. Matteolo Abela, married 1656 to Imperia Mallia.
1.1.1.1.2.1.1.6. Gio Antonio Abela, married Antonio Habela.
1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Giulio Abela.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3. 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. Vennera Abela, married to Matteo Abela.
1.1.1.1.2.2. 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: 1599 with her Husband, Prince and Princess di Bibino Magno), married 1599 to Principe John Battista Sayd, 4th Principe, with issue. (See Said in Foreign Titles)
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. Maria Abela, married Ettore Ansalone.
1.1.1.1.2.2.3. Margherita Abela, married to Agostino Santa Mauro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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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