"Libro d'Oro di Melita"
"Barons of Buleben (created 1777 as amended in 1778 and explained in 1883)"
All Corrections/Additions are Welcome
Last Update: 17-11-2012.
* Niccolo Azzopardi 'sives Zuppard', married 1487 to Nobile Caterina Sillato, with issue.
1. Salvatore Azzopardi., married to Caterina N., with issue.
1.1. Giuliano Azzopardi,
married Caterina Vella, with issue
1.1.1. Salvo Azzopardi, married 1563 at Siggiewi to Mattia Cassar, with issue
126.96.36.199. Gio Mattio Azzopardi, married 1604 at Siggiewi to Giovannella Zahra, with issue
188.8.131.52.1. Salvo Azzopardi, married 1637 at Siggiewi to Angelica Camilleri, with issue
184.108.40.206.1.1. Gio Maria Azzopardi, married 1663 at Siggiewi to Domenica Azzopardi (See Below), with issue
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Salvo Azzopardi, married 1695 at Siggiewi to Rosa Bonello-Wignacourt, with issue
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Mastro. Gio Maria Azzopardi, married 1732 at Curmi to Partenia Dingli, with issue
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. Rosa Azzopardi, married 1759 at Curmi to Giuseppe Xuereb, with issue
184.108.40.206.1.1.2. Domenico Azzopardi, married (1) 1683 Valletta to Grazia Mifsud, married (2) 1687 Valletta to Alfonsa Pierro, married (3) 1693 Valletta to Santa Tonna, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. (First Marriage) Don Giuseppe
Azzopardi, Founder of a Legacy., dunm.
22.214.171.124. Gregorio Azzopardi, married 1596 at Siggiewi to Vennera Dingli, with issue
126.96.36.199.1. Domenica Azzopardi, married 1626 at Zebbug to Domenico Buttigieg with issue
188.8.131.52. Giovanna Azzopardi, married Nicolo Zerafa, with issue
184.108.40.206.1. Pietro Zerafa, married 1617 to Vincenza Xeberras, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Domenico Zerafa, married to Paolina Chercop, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.1.1. Adriana Zerafa, married to Giovanni Maria dei Principe Sayd.
22.214.171.124.1.2. Giuseppe Zerafa, married 1657 Dingli to Giulia Grech, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.2.1. Domenica Zerafa, married 1683 to Maruzzo Buttigieg., with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Anna Buttigieg, married 1731 to Vincenzo Debono, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Michele Debono, married to Grazia Cuschieri.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Grazia Buttigieg, married 1709 Mdina to Domenico Ciantar.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Giuseppe Buttigieg, married 1721 Mdina to Rosa Mifsud, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Maria Buttigieg, married 1751 Valletta to Felice Zerafa (See below).
22.214.171.124.1.2.2. Grazia Zerafa, married 1709 to Domenico Ciantar, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Maria Ciantar, married 1739 to Giuseppe Bugeja, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. Rosa Bugeja, married to Giovanni Galea.
18.104.22.168.1.2.3. Rosa Zerafa, married 1706 to Giovanni Cutajar.
22.214.171.124.1.2.4. Maria Zerafa, married 1718 Dingli to Giovanni Tanti, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Margherita Tanti, married 1745 Dingli to Giovanni Maria Pace, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1. Teresa Pace, married 1773 Dingli to Silvestrino Ciantar, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1. Margherita Ciantar.
126.96.36.199.1.2.5. Aloisio Zerafa, married 1706 Mdina to Maria Buttigieg, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Giuseppe Zerafa, married 1743 Attard to Teresa Micallef, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Grazia Zerafa, married 1777 Attard to Giuseppe Borg, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1. Maria Borg, married 1804 Attard to Giovanni Bezzina.
188.8.131.52.1.2.6. Petruzzo Giacomo Giorgio Zerafa, married (1) 1714 Mdina to Grazia Asciah, married (2) 1717 Lija to Rosa Zammit, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. (Second Marriage) Felice Zerafa, married 1751 Valletta to Maria Buttigieg (See Above), with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Anna Zerafa, married 1778 Mdina to Emmanuele Muscat.
126.96.36.199. Giovanni Azzopardi, married 1600 at Siggiewi to Noble Imperia Pace, with
188.8.131.52.1. Pietro Azzopardi, married 1625 at Zebbug to Valeria Mallia, with issue
184.108.40.206.1.1. Natale Azzopardi, married 1660 to Noble Giovanni Cumbo, with issue
220.127.116.11.1.2. Domenica Azzopardi, married 1663 to Gio Maria Azzopardi, (See Above)
18.104.22.168.2. Marco Azzopardi, married 1616 at Zebbug to Caterina Azzopardi, with issue
22.214.171.124.2.1. Angelo Azzopardi, married 1648 at Mdina, to Imperia Calleja, with issue
126.96.36.199.2.1.1. Giovanni Azzopardi, married 1687 at Mdina to Natalia Parnis, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Pietro Azzopardi, married 1732 at San Paolo,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Natale Azzopardi, married 1767 to Gio Maria Sammut, with issue
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Grazia Azzopardi, married 1707 at Siggiewi to Antonio Camilleri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Tomaso Azzopardi, married 1725 Mdina to Maria Gauci, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1. Rosa Azzopardi, married 1751 Attard to Ignazio Attard, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1. Eugenia Attard, married 1780 Qormi to Giorgio Baldacchino.
188.8.131.52.2.2. Bernardo Azzopardi, married 1647 to Marietta Vassallo, with issue
184.108.40.206.2.2.1. Fra. Don Domenico Azzopardi
220.127.116.11. Giovanni Domenico Azzopardi, married 1600 to Imperia Psaila, with issue
18.104.22.168.1. Vincenza Azzopardi, married 1623 at Siggiewi to Vincenzo Camilleri, with issue
22.214.171.124.2. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1616 at Zebbug to Marco Azzopardi, (See Above)
126.96.36.199.3. Ferdinand Azzopardi, married at
188.8.131.52.3.1. Fra. Giuseppe Azzopardi, dunm.
184.108.40.206.3.2. Lucius Azzopardi, M.D, married Marguerite Farrugia, with issue
220.127.116.11.3.2.1. Graziulla Azzopardi, married 1689 to Salvatore Saliba, with issue
18.104.22.168.3.3. Gio Antonio Azzopardi, M.D, married Angelica Bonavia, with issue
22.214.171.124.3.3.1. Don. Isidore Azzopardi, 'Canon', dunm.
126.96.36.199.3.3.2. Gio Franco Azzopardi, M.D, married Leonore Barbara, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Don. Giuseppe Azzopardi, 'Canon', dunm.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Domenico Azzopardi, married Aloisea Vassallo Castelletti, (See Vassallo, and Castelletti), with issue
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. Gio Antonio Azopardi, Baron of Marsa (Cr:1753), dunm.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Gio Batta Azopardi, "Abbott", dunm.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3. Don. Gio Maria Azopardi, 'Canon', dunm.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4. Cherubina Azopardi, 'Nun' , dunm.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. Serafina Azopardi, Nun, dunm.
220.127.116.11.3.3.3. Chiara Azzopardi, married 1681 to Dr. Giovanni Vass, JUD, with issue
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Angela Vass, married 1737 to Barone Vincenzo Pizzuto, with issue
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Gerosa Vass, married 1730 to Saverio Ducoss, with issue (See Ducoss for issue)
184.108.40.206.3.4. Don. Domenico Azzopardi, dunm.
220.127.116.11.3.5. Fra. Fulgenzio Azzopardi, Abbott, dunm.
18.104.22.168. Grazia Azzopardi, married to Domenico Dimech., with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Caterina Dimech, married 1654 Zebbug to Gio Paolo Vassallo.
126.96.36.199. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1578 Siggiewi to Tomaso Xicluna.
1.1.2. Tomaso Azzopardi, married 1576 Zurrico to Dianora Bugeja, with issue.
188.8.131.52. Valenza Azzopardi, married 1590 Siggiewi to Luca Ellul., with issue.
184.108.40.206.1. Fabrizio Ellul, married 1633 to Angela Mizzi, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Gio Paolo Ellul, married 1670 Crendi to Dianora Spiteri, with issue.
18.104.22.168.1.1.1. Maria Ellul, married 1717 Crendi to Pietro Paolo Borg, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Margherita Borg, married 1754 Crendi to Felice Balzan, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Teresa Balzan, married 1801 Crendi to Gregorio Mifsud, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1. Annunziata Mifsud.
1.1.3. Margherita Azzopardi, married 1574 to Pietro Bonello., with issue.
22.214.171.124. Mariano Bonello, married 1601 Siggiewi to Francesca Farrugia, with issue.
126.96.36.199.1. Francesca Bonello, married 1616 Siggiewi to Bartolo Camilleri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Gio Maria Camilleri, married 1638 Siggiewi to Maria Pace, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1.1. Leonardo Camilleri, married 1663 Lija to Maria Zarb, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Grazio Camilleri, married 1700 Lija to Caterina Zammit, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. Maria Camilleri, married 1737 Lia to Battista Buhagiar, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1. Salvatore Buhagiar, married 1773 Ghargur to Caterina Micallef, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.1. Maria Buhagiar.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.2. Battista Buhagiar.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.3. Anna Buhagiar.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2. Grazia Camilleri, married to Giovanni Tabone.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3. Lucrezia Camilleri, married 1739 Lija to Giovanni Debono.
188.8.131.52.2. Bartolomeo Bonello, married to Margherita N, with issue.
184.108.40.206.2.1. Giovanni Maria Bonello, married to Caterina N, with issue.
220.127.116.11.2.1.1. Grazia Bonello, married to Natale Abela, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Camillo Abela, married to Caterina N, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. M'Angelo Abela, married 1745 Senglea to Clara Spiteri, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1. Caterina Abela., married 1778 Cospicua to M'Angelo Grech.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2. Francesco Abela, married 1774 Cospicua to Angelica Farrugia, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.2.1. Maria Abela, married 1794 Valletta to Giorgio Camenzuli.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.3. Anna Maria Abela.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Giovanni Abela, married 1769 Cospicua to Teresa Borg.
126.96.36.199.3. Domencio Bonello, married 1604 Siggiewi to Caterina Vassallo, with issue.
188.8.131.52.3.1. Flamineo Bonello, married 1653 Siggiewi to Caterina Dimech, with issue.
184.108.40.206.3.1.1. Giuseppe Bonello, married 1694 to Rosa Pace, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Caterina Bonello, married 1719 to Mro Giovanni Taliana, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1. Mro Giuseppe Taliana, married 1752 to Maria Vassallo, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1. Mro. Paolo Taliana, married to Maria Busuttil.
220.127.116.11.3.2. Francesco Bonello, married to Elena N, with issue.
18.104.22.168.3.2.1. Salvatore Bonello, married to Maria N, with issue.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Rosa Bonello, married to Giovanni Micallef, with issue.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Polixema Micallef, married 1753 Birkirkara to Antonio Micallef, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1. Maria Micallef.
2. Lucrezia Azzopardi, married to Luca Calleja.
3. Paolo Azzopardi, married to Caterina N, with issue.
3.1. Pietro Azzopardi, married (1) Maddalena Ciantar, married (2) 1625 Zebbug, with issue.
3.1.1. Natala Azzopardi, married 1650 Zebbug to Giovanni Cumbo.
3.1.2. Leonardo Azzopardi, married to Lucrezia Grech., with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Alfonso Azzopardi,
married Domenica..., with issue
126.96.36.199.1.1. Vincenzo Azzopardi, married (1) 1664
188.8.131.52.1.1.1. (Second Marriage) Giovanni Azzopardi, married 1695 to Maria Sevitt, with issue
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Gabriele Azzopardi, married 1730 at Gudia, to Anna Caruana, with issue
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Angelo Azzopardi, married 1758 Luaq to Anna Ellul, with issue
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1. Gabriele Azzopardi, married 1780 at Gudia to Giovanna Falzon, with issue
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Giuseppe Azzopardi, married (1) Margherita D'Armenia, Married (2) 1817 Cospicua to Rosa Busuttil, with issue
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. (Marriage One) Anna Azzopardi, married Giovanni Debono, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Giovanni Azzopardi, married Antonia Imbroll, with issue.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.2. Vincenzo Azzopardi, married 1808 Senglea to Maria Teresa Giacomotto-Principiato, with issue.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Giovanna Azzopardi, married 1846 Senglea to Emmanuele Pace, with issue.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2. Ludovico Azzopardi, married 1800 at Gudia, to Maria Camilleri,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.1. Orazia Azzopardi, married 1832 at Gudia, to Giovanni Cutajar, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.3. Antonio Azzopardi, married 1782 at Gudia, to Rosa Bonnici, with issue
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.3.1. Anna Azzopardi, married 1824 at Gudia, to Antonio Mallia, with issue
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.3.2. Andrea Azzopardi, married 1824 at Gudia to Teresa Farrugia, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.3.3.Maria Azzopardi, married 1808 to Michele Gatt, with issue
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.3.4. Giuseppe Azzopardi, married 1811 at Zeitun to Maria Abela, with issue
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.3.5. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1823 at Gudia, to Michele Cassar, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.4. Rosa Azzopardi, married 1799 at Gudia to Giovanni Saliba, with issue
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.5. Lorenzo Azzopardi, married Caterina Abela, with issue
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.5.1. Anna Azzopardi, married 1838 at Axiaq to Giuseppe Zammit, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.6. Francesco Azzopardi, married 1805 Gudia to Cristina Bugeja, with issue
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.6.1. Angelo Azzopardi, married 1829 at San Paolo,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.6.2. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1823 at Gudia to Giovanni Mifsud, with issue
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Francesco Azzopardi, married 1722 at Gudia to Anna Fenech
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3. Rosa Azzoaprdi, married 1728 at Gudia, to Giuseppe Ellul
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4. Ignazio Azzopardi, married 1723 at Chircop to Lucrezia
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1693 at Gudia to Luca Dalli
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Domenica Azzopardi, married 1701 at Gudia to Antonio Dalli
22.214.171.124.1.2. Matteo Azzopardi, married 1681 at Chircop to Domenica Gafa, with issue
3.2. Gugliarda Azzopardi, married 1576 to Bartolomeo Mamo.
4. Contessa Azzopardi, married to Caldo Mextaxi.
5. Leonardo Azzopardi, -See Below.
* Leonardo Azzopardi, married to
Giovanna.., with issue.
1. Geronimo Azzopardi. -See Below.
2. Pietro Azzopardi, married (1) 1546 to Maddalena NN, married (2) to Leonara Ciantar, with issue.
2.1. (First Marriage) Silvestrino Azzopardi, (dunm 1592) Founder of the Marriage Legacy Foundation, dunm. : - Adami Collection Vol 40, pp 118-119.
2.2. Guiliano Azzopardi, married with issue.
2.2.1. Salvatore Azzopardi, married 1563 to Mattia Cassia, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Giovanella Azzopardi, married 1598 Siggewi to Nicola Zerafa.
188.8.131.52. Grazia Azzopardi, married to Domenico Dimech.
184.108.40.206. Gregorio Azzopardi, married 1595 Siggiewi to Veronica Dingli, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1. Domenica Azopardi, married 1624 Siggiewi to Domenico Buttigieg.
18.104.22.168. Gio Maria Azzopardi, married 1604 Siggiewi to Giovanna Zerafa, with issue.
22.214.171.124.1. Salvatore Azzopardi, married 1637 Siggiewi to Angelica Camilleri., with issue.
126.96.36.199.1.1. Gio Maria Azzopardi, married 1663 Siggiewi to Angelica NN, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1.1.1. Domenico Azopardi, married (1) 1693 Valletta to Graziulla Mifsud, married (2) 1687 Vittoriosa to Vittoria Pierro, married (3) 1693 Valletta to Santa Forno, with issue.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. (Third Marriage) Don Giuseppe Azopardi Forno, Founder of the Legacy Foundation., dunm.
18.104.22.168.2. Clemente Azzopardi, married to Marietta N, with issue.
22.214.171.124.2.1. Stefano Azzopardi, married 1650 Zabbar to Margarita della Barba.
2.3. (Second Marriage) Margherita Azzopardi, married 1570 Siggiewi to Domenico Pace.
2.4. Agata Azzopardi, married 1575 Siggiewi to Michele Callus.
3. Matteo Azzopardi, married 1573 Zurrico to Vincenza Abdilla, with issue.
3.1. Domenico Azzopardi, married 1602 Zurrico to Angelica Farrugia, with issue.
3.1.1. Maria Azzopardi, married 1622 Mdina to Francesco Sammut., with issue.
3.2. Margherita Azzopardi, married to Paolo Zammit.
3.3. Tommaso Azzopardi, married 1628 Gudja to Marietta Vella, with issue.
3.3.1. Giuseppe Azzopardi, married 1628 Zebbug to Domenica Sammut, with issue.
126.96.36.199. Antonio Azzopardi, married 1702 Tarxiem to Grazia Spiteri, with issue.
188.8.131.52.1. Giuseppe Azzopardi, married 1752 Zeitun to Antonia Spiteri, with issue.
184.108.40.206.1.1. Angelo Azzopardi, married (1) 1793 Zeitun to Eufemia Cachia, married (2) 1815 Zeitun to Domenica Sinagra, with issue.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. (First Marriage) Giuseppe Angelo Azzopardi.
18.104.22.168.1.1.2. Giovanni Matteo Azzopardi.
22.214.171.124.1.1.3. Gaetano Azzopardi.
126.96.36.199.1.1.4. Giuseppe Azzopardi.
188.8.131.52.1.1.5. (Second Marriage) Agapito Azzopardi, married 1837 Zeitun to Maria Teresa Gonzi.
184.108.40.206.1.1.6. Vincenzo Azzopardi, married (1) 1843 Zeitun to Paola Bonnici, married (2) 1866 Zeitun to Angela Busuttil.
220.127.116.11.1.1.7. Maria Carmela Azzopardi, married 1856 Zeitun to Angelo Galea.
18.104.22.168.1.1.8. Clara Azzopardi, married 1843 Zeitun to Grezio Farrugia.
Azzopardi of Attard, married 1555 to Agnese N.., with issue
1. Domenico Azzopardi, married 1570 at Zebbug, Malta to Giovanna Gauci (daughter of Giacobo and Margherita), with issue.
1.1. Andrea Azzopardi, married 1598 to Giulia Agius, with issue
1.1.1. Don. Alessandro Azzopardi, dunm.
1.1.2. Pasquale Azzopardi, married 1646 to Grazia Pace (daughter of Marino and Caterina), with issue
22.214.171.124. Don. Giovanni Azopardi, dunm.
126.96.36.199. Domenica Azopardi, married Pietro Lombardo, with issue
188.8.131.52. Dr. Giusto Azzopardi M.D, married (1) 1677 to Caterina Zimech, married (2) to Maddalena Agius, with issues
184.108.40.206.1. (First Marriage) Don Pasquale Azzopardi, dunm.
220.127.116.11.2. Don Domenico Azzopardi, dunm.
18.104.22.168.3. Dr. Pietro Azzopardi, JUD, married Artemifia Zarb, with issue
22.214.171.124.3.1. Caterina Azzopardi, married 1735 to Dr. Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone, JUD, with issue. (See Fiddien for issue)
126.96.36.199.3.2. Teresa Azzopardi, married 1744 to Daniele Bonici, with issue. (See Qlejjgha)
188.8.131.52.4. (Second Marriage) Viva Azzopardi, married Giacchi Agliau, Merchant from France, with issue
184.108.40.206.5. Dr Gaetano Azzopardi, (Azopardi), 1st Baron di Buleben-See Below.
220.127.116.11. Flaminea Azzopardi, married 1687 to Mro. Giuseppe Azzopardi (son of Gio Maria and Caterina).
1.1.3. Domenico Azzopardi, married 1636 to Grazia Mifsud, Married in 1647 to Geronima Gatt.
1.1.4. Valenza Azzopardi, married 1637 to Domenico Pace.
1.1.5. Gioannella Azzopardi, married 1646 to Chco. Marino Buttigieg.
2. Biagio Azzopardi, married 1577 to Agnese Zarb.
3. Benedetto Azzopardi, married 1567 to Margherita Magri.
4. Antonia Azzopardi, married 1572 to Pietro Francese.
5. Clemente Azzopardi, married 1570 to Domenica Schembri.
Gaetano Azopardi, M.D. 1st Barone di Buleben (cr:1777, Malta),
married 1738 to
Graziulla de Bono, with issue.
1. Calcedonio Azopardi, 2nd Barone-See Below.
2. Lunegunde Azopardi, married 1769 to Dr Guis Adriano Gauci, -(See Gauci-Barony)
3. Franco Azopardi, married 1789 to Vincenza Bonici (daughter of Daniel Bonici and Teresa Azopardi- See Above), with issue
3.1. Caroline Azopardi, married 1819 to Guiseppe Gauci -(See Gauci-Barony)
3.2. Maria Teresa Azopardi, married 1815 Valletta to Cleardo (Leonardo) Naudi.
4. Don. Giufto Azopardi, (Priest), dunm. 1793.
5. Caterina Azopardi, married 1781 to Dr. Aloisio Luigi Agius MD, with issue
5.1. Gaetana Agius, married 1804 to Giuseppe Spiteri, with issue
5.1.1. Anna Spiteri
5.1.2. Vincenza Spiteri
5.1.3. Dr. Luigi Spiteri LLD
5.1.4. Giovanni Spiteri
5.1.5. Salvatore Spiteri
5.1.6. Mgr. Francesco Spiteri-Agius, (1824-87), dunm.
5.1.7. Caledonio Spiteri Agius, married to Giovanna Azopardi di Baroni di Buleben (See Below).
5.1.8. Caterinba Spiteri
5.1.9. Maria Spiteri
5.2. Stephania Agius.
Footnote: On the 23rd July 1777, the same Grand Master Rohan granted by patent the title of barone di Buleben to the nobleman Gaetano Azzopardi, in the following terms: - "Tibi nobili Cajetano Azzopardi tribuimus, concedimus et donamus hujusmodi titulo insignimus ac Baronem dicti feudi 'ta Buleben" constituimus, et ita nominari posse et debere atque uti, frui ac gaudere omnibus et singulis..." See: Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.)
The foregoing patent differs from most of the other titles granted by the Grand Masters, inasmuch as it only designates the person ennobled, without providing for the descent of the title to his heirs and successors, and without specifically settling the course by which the dignity was to be conveyed to such heirs and successors. In this way, in terms of the 1777 grant, the said Gaetano Azzopardi was the first and last Barone di Buleben. However, this was subsequently changed see footnote below.
Azopardi, 2nd Barone di Buleben, died 20 February 1799,
married 1781 to Vincenza Xaveria Agius (daughter of Assessore Guseppe Agius and Maria Alessia ..)
1. Dr Vincenzo Azopardi C.M.G, L.L.D. (C 1792-1857), 3rd Barone -See Below.
2. Francesca Azopardi., married 1801 to Vincenzo Debono.
3. Laura Azopardi, married 1818 to Giuseppe Preziosi.
4. Graziulla Azopardi, married 1810 to Edgar Pisani.
5. Ignazio "sives Filippo-Giovanni" Azopardi, married 1818 to Angela Scicluna., with issue.
5.1. Calcedonio Azzopardi, (1820-)., married 1850 to Maria dei Principe Said., with issue.
5.2. Antonia Azzopardi, (1823-)., married 1842 to Giorgio Fabre.
5.3. Frederico Azzopardi, (1826-), married 1857 to Paolina Bonici Gatto., with issue.
5.4. Marianna Azzopardi, (1829-)., married 1851 to Pietro Bonici Mompalao.
5.5.Stefano Azzopardi, (1831-)., married 1859 to Teresa Azopardi, (see above), with issue.
5.6. Giovanni Azzopardi, (1833-)., married 1872 to Daniela Bonici Gatto., with issue.
6. Teresa Azopardi., dunm.
7. Nicolina Azopardi., dunm.
8. Angelina Azopardi., married 1826 to Don Ferdinando Ruffo.
9. Marietta Azopardi. , dunm.
The 1777 grant like the title of Marchese di San Giorgio (see http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/sangiorgio.html ) only to be enjoyed by the original grantee. The first Barone Gaetano who was clearly aware of the limited terms of the 1777 grant later presented a petition (in Italian) to the Grand Master, representing that "Whereas in the deed of grant of the title of 'Barone di Buleben' most benignly made to him, your Most Serene Highness had been pleased to order that on that occurrence the diploma should be issued from the cancelleria in favour of himself alone....And whereas in his family there existed a primogenitura erected in favour such among his children as he would name, and in default of nomination, in favour of his eldest son, and descendible to the first born males by the law of primogeniture (di primogenito in altro) until the total extinction of his male line, with power to each holder of it to name his successor; and wheareas the income of that Primogenitura was more than sufficient for the decent suport of its possessor, he (petitioner) begged that the grant of the title of 'Barone di Buleben' should be extended to such of his sons and male descendents as might for the time being be the holder of the Primogenitura". On this application the Grand Master endorsed the following rescript: "Magister Hospitalis Hyerusalem Gratiam petitam Oratori concedimus pro ejus filio successore in Primogenitura de qua in precibus, tantum. Datum in Palatio, die 25 Aprilis 1778". See: Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.)
The first born son of Gaetano, Calcedonio Azopardi, senior, after his father's death presented a petition to the Grand Master, requesting the investiture of the baronial title, submitting that the title had been granted to such of the grantee's sons as might be in possession of the Primogenitura, and producing an extract from an instrument from which it appeared that he had been named by his father to succeed to that Primogenitura. On this petition a decree was made on the 5th July 1788, and the formula of the oath for the investiture had already been partly drawn up, but it was afterwards, together with the petition, the decree, and the document, therein inserted, cancelled, as appears from the original records in the Cancelleria. The investiture was subsequently given to Barone Calcedonio, as may be seen from another authentic document in the Government Archives, bearing date the 10th August 1788; it begins thus: - 'Notum sit quod cum alias titulum Baronis feudi de Buleben, sub die 28 mensis Julii 1777, nobilis Cajetano Azzopardi pro ejus persona tantum concesserimus, quodque pariter, vigore nostri Magistralis Rescripti sub die 25 Aprilis 1778, editi, titulum hujusmodi etiam ad ejus filium Primogenituram habentem ampliaverimus, prout in hujusmodi concessionis diplomate et Rescripto, ad quae habeatur ratio plenius continetur....."
It is to be remarked that this investiture is similar to circumstances of the investiture of Ercole Martino Testaferrata of the 1 May 1737 who was invested in the barony of Gomerino after succeeding the "Ta' Xbiex" Primogenitura. (only that in the latter case, there is no sign of cancellation and that in the case of Gomerino, that title was originally granted in 1710 with remainder to future descendants; See http://www.maltagenealogy.com/libro%20d'Oro/gomerino.html The 1778 investiture is also similar to the 1745 grant of Conte della Catena which contemplates a relationship between that title and a private entail See http://www.maltagenealogy.com/SME/catena.html ).
In regard to Calcedonio Azopardi's investiture and the documentation presented to the 1878 Commissioners, a query was raised which appears to have prompted the Commissioners to comment thus: "We must remark that, in this document, there are some corrections, and for the word filios, in the plural number, the word filium in the singular appears to have been substituted. On examining the said document, we observed that the corrections in it are in the same handwriting as the original, and we have no ground for suspecting that the abrasions in the original incomplete formula, and the corrections in the one subsequently drawn up, were made after the above-mentioned investiture had taken place." See: Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.)
The Commissioners held that the 1777 grant as amended in 1778 did not indicate sufficiently that the title was to be succeeded by Calcedonios ulterior descendants. The 1878 Commission therefore declared the title of Barone di Buleben to have become extinct on the 20 February 1799 upon the death of the barone Calcedonio Azopardi. (See footnote below). For more detailed reasons of the 1878 Commissioners' decision see http://www.maltagenealogy.com/SME/buleben.html
* Dr Vincenzo Azopardi C.M.G, L.L.D. (c 1792-1857), 3rd
Barone di Buleben (Author of Giornale del Blocco di Malta e
Gozzo), married firstly 1815 to Maria
Teresa Zammit, married secondly 1849 to Martina
dei Baroni Gauci with issue.
1. (First marriage) Calcedonio Azopardi (c 1824-90), 4th Barone-See Below.
2. Maria Azopardi, married 1851 to Chev. Saverio Bonici-Mompalao, with issue.
3. Giovanni Azopardi (1830-), married Rosa Moscati., with issue.
3.1. Vincenzo Azopardi, (1861 Port Said-), dunm.
3.2. Carlo Azopardi, (1863- Port Said ), married 1885 to Vincenza Gauci, with issue.
3.3. Daniele Azopardi, (1865 Port Said -), dunm.
3.4. Teresa Azopardi, (1867 Port Said -), married 1889 to Stefano Azzopardi (See below).
3.5. Vincenza Azopardi, (1869- Port Said -)., married 1894 to Giorgio Giappone.
4. Giovanna Azopardi, married to Calcedonio Spiteri Aquis (As above)..
5. (Second Marriage) Vincenza Azopardi (1851-), married 1879 to Francesco Alessi.
* Calcedonio Azopardi (c 1824-90), 4th Barone di
Buleben, married 1850 to Gaetana Gauci
1. Vincenzo Azopardi (c 1851-99), 5th Barone-See Below.
2. Filippo Giovanni Azopardi (c 1865-1939), 6th Barone-See Below.
3. Angolina Azopardi (c 1862-1930), married 1889 to Francesco Manduca, 6th Count di Mont'Alto
3.1. Bernardo Manduca Piscopo Macedonia, 7th Count of Montalto -See Mont'Alto.
3.2. Joseph Manduca Azopardi (1892-1964), 8th (recte: 7th) Barone -See Below.
3.3. Maria Manduca (1890- ), married Francis Sant Cassia, 11th Barone di Ghariexem e Tabia, 6th Conte Sant--See Title for Descendants.
3.4. Concetta Manduca (1896- ) married Francis Sant Cassia, 11th Barone di Ghariexem e Tabia, 6th Conte Sant--See Title for Descendants.
3.5. John Manduca (1894- ob.inf)
3.6. Camelina Manduca (1898-1964), married 1930 to Joseph Borg, with issue
3.6.1. John Francis Borg Manduca (1934- , married 1961 to Josephine Camilleri, with issue
3.6.2. Angele Borg Manduca (1931- , married 1957 to Lawrence Cachia Zammit, with issue
3.6.3. Myriam Borg Manduca (1939- , married 1962 to Richard England Sant Fournier, with issue
4. Nicolina Azopardi (c 1859-88), married Francesco Manduca, 6th Count di Mont'Alto, without issue.
5. Guiseppina Azopardi (c 1870-1940), "7th" (?) Baronessa -See Below.
6. Maria Rachele Azopardi (c 1863-, married Joseph Teuma Castelletti, Contino di Ghajn Tuffieha and dsp.
7. Maria Azopardi., dunm.
8. Gaetana Azopardi, dunm.
Footnote: Calcedonio Azzopardi, junior pursued his claim to the title which was granted to his great-grand-father. In the same year, 1883, a Committee of five Titolati (namely Ciantar, Apap Bologna, De Piro, Manduca and Delicata) recommended to the British Secretary of State for the Colonies as follows Baron Vincenzo died in 1857, after a personal, peaceful possession of nearly 60 year. Calcedonio Azopardi, the junior, succeeded to the paternal rights, in whose person both titles of primogenitor and that of possessor of the Primogenitura are united; he peacefully held the dignity of Barone di Buleben for the long period of more than 20 years, until unfortunately the Executive Government, without any solid reason, and not in pursuance of a legal action brought before by people that had an interest to sustain the determination of the title of Barone di Buleben, gave him to understand that this title had been for a long time extinct, and what is more remarkable and strange, that it had determined before Baron Vincenzo his father had succeeded to this dignity. Owing to the abovestated reasons it is hoped that the decision, emanated not under the authority of a court of justice, nor delivered on the suit of persons legally interested in the matter, be over-ruled, that ample justice may be done o Baron Calcedonio Azopardi the junior, his sons and descendants by authorizing them, through the grace and favour of the Crown, to hold the said title of Barone di Buleben as it was held previously and possessed by the Primogeni Azopardi possessors of the Primogenitura and the memorialist Baron Calcedonio to have his name duly entered in the official list of Titolati.
This recommendation was accepted by the Secretary of State for the Colonies without prejudice to any decision of a competent court of law. See:- Report of the Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility on the claims of certain members of that body with the Secretary of States Reply, August 1883, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C-3812).. (See Doc. 1. Report Paras. 2-32; and Doc. 2 Reply).
* Vincenzo Azopardi (c 1851-99), 5th Barone di
married 1877 to Anne Maria Formosa de Fremaux, without issue.
* Filippo Giovanni Azopardi (c 1865-1939), 6th Barone di Buleben, dunm.
* Giuseppina Azopardi (c 1870-1940), “7th” (?) Baronessa di Buleben and dunm.
Footnote: This lady, Giuseppina Azopardi, is recorded as having succeeded the title as 7th Baroness. In doing so, it must be assumed either (a) that another adjustment must have been effected to the remainder of the 1777 grant, which adjustment is not reported in the aforesaid 1878 Report, or (b) that the 1883 decision does not contemplate 'daughters' but only 'sons'. To date, published sources are not helpful in this regard. It is also unclear how this lady bypassed her elder sister Angolina Azopardi (born 1862).
* Joseph Manduca Azopardi (1893-64), “8th"
(recte: “7th") Barone di Buleben,
married Lucy Muscat Fenech, with issue
1. Francis Manduca Piscopo Macedonia Azopardi (1926- ) "9th" (recte; 8th) Barone, and 8th Count di Mont'Alto (See other title for descendants)-See Below.
2. Mary Rose Manduca (1924-, married 1967 to Anthony Victor Sant Cassia.
Footnote #1 : In order to allow Joseph Manduca Azopardi succeed, the terms of the 1777 grant as amended in 1778, must not preclude him from doing so. For further explanation on how a person may succeed by artificial agnation see for example http://www.maltagenealogy.com/SME/grua1.html
Footnote#2: In addition, it appears that Joseph Manduca Azopardi succeeded thePrimogeniti Azopardi possessors of the "Primogenitura" referred to in the 1778 amendment and 1883 recommendations, that is to say bypassing his elder brother. In this regard, it must be assumed that the said Primogenitura provides a mechanism whereby an elder son can somehow be bypassed.
Footnote#3: All entails including primogenituri were abolished in Malta in 1950 by the ENTAILED PROPERTY (DISENTAILMENT) ACT (ACT XII of 1950)
* Francis Manduca Piscopo Macedonia Azopardi,
(1926-..),”9th"(recte: 8th) Baron of Buleben, 8th Count of
Mont'Alto, Married 1957 to Margaret Gatt, with issue
1. Alfred Manduca-Piscopo-Macedonia (1958-, Acknowledged by the COP as the 9th Count of Mont Alto, married Mariucca Vassallo (Daughter of Dr Louis Vassallo), with issue.
2. Joseph Manduca Azopardi, (1959- , Acknowledged by the COP/LOM as the 10th (recte 9th) and present Baron of Buleben, Married 1985 to Angela Marich, with issue
2.1. Christian Manduca Azopardi, Baroncino di Buleben, (1987-.
2.2. Francesca Manduca Azopardi, (1991-.
Footnote: It appears that the aforesaid gentleman, Joseph Manduca Azopardi succeeded the Primogeniti Azopardi possessors of the "Primogenitura" referred to in the 1778 amendment and 1883 recommendations, thereby bypassing his elder brother Alfred.
* Special terms: See footnotes above