"Libro d'Oro di Melita"

"Barons of San Paolino (1638)"

The Noble Family of Ribera

This family is already listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647). Moreover, an homonymous branch, probably not descended from the medieval Maltese family settled in Malta during the 18th century, enjoying the titles of Barone di San Paolino

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Last Update: 22-10-2011.

 

“Pietro Ribera fu’ Capitano della nostra Citta’ nel 1482. Il medesimo vien eletto Ambasciatore al Vicere’ nel 1486.” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

 

THE GENEALOGY OF THE RIBERA FAMILY:

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Pietro de Ribera, Capitano della nostra Citta’, (1482), Ambasciatore (1486), married to Donna Anna di Antiocha, with issue.

1. Donna Beatrice de Ribera, married to Don Pedro Enriques, Signore de Tarifa - See below.

2. Donna Catalina de Ribera, married her sister's widow.

 

 

 

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1. Don Pedro Enriques, Signore de Tarifa, married c.1450 (1) to Donna Beatrice de Ribera (See Above), married (2) Catalina de Ribera, with issue.

1.1. Don Francesco Enriques de Ribera,   Cr: 1507: Conte de los Molares, (d. 1509), married to Donna Leonor Ponce de Leon, dsp.

1.2. Don Fadrique Enriques de Ribera, Conte di los Molares, Cr: 1515 Marques de Tarifa, (d. 1539), married 1499 (Annulled 1509) to Donna Elvria de Herrera, dsp.

1.3. Don Fernardo Enriques de Ribera, married to Donna Ines Portocarrero, with issue.

1.3.1. Don Piers Afanso Enriques de Ribera, Marques de Tarifa, 1st Duque de Alcala de los Gazules, Viceroy of Catalonia, (d. 1573), married to Donna Leonor Ponce de Leon, dsp.l

1.3.1.1. (illegitimate by Donna Luisa Mosquerea y Esquivel), SAINT Juan de Ribera, Bishop of Badajoz, Cardinal, Canonized 1960 by Pope John XXIII., dunm.

1.3.1.2. (illegitimate by Luisa Mosquera y Esquivel) Catalina de Ribera, married to Don Pedro Barroso, Marques de Malpica.

1.3.2. Don Fernardo Enriques de Ribera, 2nd Duque de Alcala de los Gazules, married to Donna Juana Cortes de Zuniga, with issue.

1.3.2.1. Don Fernardo Enriques de Ribera, Marques de Tarifa, married firstly to Donna Ana Giron, married secondly to Donna Beatrice de Tabora, with issue.

1.3.2.1.1. Don Fernardo Enriques de Ribera, 3rd Duque de Alcala de los Gazules, married to Donna Beatrice de Moura, with issue.

1.3.2.1.1.1. Don Fernardo Enriques de Ribera, Marques de Tarifa, (d. 1634 Palermo Sicily), married to Donna Ana de Sandoval y de Mendoza, dsp.

1.3.2.1.1.2. Donna Margarita Enriques de Ribera, d.inf.

1.3.2.1.1.3. Donna Maria Enriques de Ribera, (d. 1638), married to Don Luigi Guillermo de Moncada, Principe di Paterno.

1.3.2.1.2. Don Pedro Enriques de Ribera, married to Donna Antonia Portocarrero, Marquesa de Alcala de la Alameda, with issue.

1.3.2.1.2.1. Donna Ana Maria Luisa Enriques de Ribera, Duquesa de Alcala de los Gazules, (1613-71), married 1625 to Don Antonio de la Cerda, Duques de Medinaceli.

1.3.2.1.3. Donna Juana Enriques de Ribera, (d. 1649), married 1607 Seville to Don Alonso Fernardez de Cordoba, Duqes de Feria.

1.3.2.2. Donna Juana Enriques de Ribera, (d. 1635), married 1587 Seville to Don Pedro Fernardez de Cordoba, Marques de Priego.

1.3.2.3. Donna Caterina Enriques de Ribera, (d. 1635), married 1584 Seville to Don Pedro Giron, Duqes de Osuna.

1.3.3. Don Fadrique Enriques de Ribera, Marques de Villanueva del Rio, married to Donna Maria Fernandez de Cordoba, with issue.

1.3.3.1. Don Pedro Enriques de Ribera, d.inf.

1.3.3.2. (illegitimate from Catalina Borgia) Matteo de Ribera, to went to Sicily.  - See below.

1.3.3.3. (illegitimate) Antonio de Ribera, "Abbott", dunm.

1.3.4. Donna Catalina Enriques de Ribera, Abbess in Seville.

1.3.5. Donna Juana Enriques de Ribera, married Don Juan Sanchez de Tovar, Marques de Berlanga.

1.3.6. Donna Mariana Enriques de Ribera, married to Don Pedro Pedrocarrero, Marques de Villanueva del Rio.

 

 

 

* Matteo de Ribera y Borgia, 1st Barone di San Paolino, (Cr:1638-Sicily), married 1630 to Donna Giovanna Moncada, with issue (other descendants created Duca Rivera in Italy in the 19th century)

1. Ferdinando de Ribera, 2nd Barone-See Below.

Footnote: The title of Barone di San Paolino was on the 16th July 1638 conferred upon Matteo De Ribera, with succession to one of his descendants, by letters patent issued at Palermo, by the President and Captain-General of Sicily, by authority vested in him by Philip IV. King of Spain and Sicily.

At Maltese Law this title is only a foreign title and, as such, it can be considered for the purposes of precedence in Malta only if registration or Magistral recognition has been achieved in accordance with the rules of 1739 and 1795 as enacted by Grand Masters Despuig and Rohan. In this case, this title granted to de Ribrera was never registered in Malta, nor does it appear to have received direct recognition for the Grand Masters who ruled Malta. (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.) (See Report Paras. 225-226). This does not render the title invalid but in accordance with the rule cited above, although the title is valid, it does not enjoy precedence in Malta. See also: http://www.maltagenealogy.com/SME/sanpaolino.html and http://www.saidvassallo.com/SME/referencegrants.html

 

* Ferdinand de Ribera y Moncada, 2nd Barone di San Paolino, married 1672 Palermo to Cocona Rosetti-Beglitzi-Caradja , with issue

1. Guglielmo de Ribera, 3rd Barone-See Below.

 

* Guglielmo de Ribera y Rosetti-Beglitzi-Caradja, 3rd Barone di San Paolino, married 1702 Contessa Caterina Vernagallo, with issue.

1. Ferdinand de Ribera, 4th Barone-See Below.

 

* Conte Ferdinand de Ribera y Vernagallo, 4th Barone di San Paolino, married 1729 to Eugenia dei Marchesi de Piro, with issue.

1. Guido de Ribera, 5th Barone-See Below.
2. Contessa Anna de Ribera, married 1750 to
Francesco Maria Montalto, with issue. (See Complete descendants of Montalto click on Francesco Maria Montalto).
2.1. Conte Alberto Montalto de Ribera, 6th Barone-See Below.

3. Contessa Diane de Ribera, married 1753 to Don Antonio Serravilla, Duca della Catena.

4. Contessa Laura de Ribera, married 1760 to Alessio Pisani.

 

* Conte Guido de Ribera y de Piro, 5th Barone di San Paolino, married 1762 to Caterina Dingli, and dsp.

 

* Conte Alberto Montalto de Ribera, 6th Barone di San Paolino, married 1774 to Maria Antonia Gatto, with issue

1. Conte Francesco Saverio Montalto de Ribera,  Baroncino di San Paolino, (1778-1837), married 1802 to Maria Teresa Biagio, with issue
1.1. Conte Vincenzo Montalto de Ribera, dunm.
1.2. Conte Paolo Montalto de Ribera, dunm.
1.3. Conte Calcedonio Montalto de Ribera, dunm.
1.4. Contessa Maria Antonia Montalto de Ribera, married 1830 to
Sir Nicolo Sceberras Bologna, 5th Count of Catena, and dsp.
2. Conte Paolo Montalto de Ribera, 7th Barone-See Below.
3. Contessa Margherita Montalto de Ribera, married
Guiseppe Carbott, 2nd Baron of Grua, with issue.
4. Contessa Vincenza Montalto de Ribera, married
Generoso Formosa de Fremaux, Count of Santa Sofia, with issue.

 

* Conte Paolo Montalto de Ribera, 4th Baron di Benwarrad, 7th Barone di San Paolino
Married 1806 to
Graziulla Carbott , with issue

1. Conte Vincenzo Montalto de Ribera, Baroncino di San Paolino, dunm.
2. Contessa Maria Antonia Montlato de Riberia, 8th Baronessa-See Below.

 

* Contessa Maria Antonia Montalto de Ribera, (died 1878), 5th Baroness of Benwarrad, 8th Baronessa di San Paolino (see footnote), Married 1831 to Dr. Giuseppe Attard, M.D., with issue (Full detail of descendants see Benwarrad).

1. Angiolino Attard Montalto, 9th Barone-See Below

Footnote: It appears that in terms of Sicilian law of the time, a woman was entitled to succeed a title of nobility in her own right. On this basis, Maria Antonia Attard nee Montalto de Ribera, who was the then primogenial descendant was entitled to succeed this title with consequent ulterior transmission.

This law was however changed after Maria Antonia’s death by the new monarchy of a unified Italy (see footnote below).

 

* Conte Angiolino Attard Montalto, (1836-92), 6th Baron of Benwarrad, 9th Barone di San Paolino, Married 1869 to Angelica Manduca, with issue  (Full detail of descendants see Benwarrad).

1. Conte Giuseppe Attard Montalto, 10th Barone-See Below.
2. Conte Paolino Attard Montalto (c 1875, married 1896 to
Annette Manduca, with issue
2.1. Conte Dr Angiolino Attard Montalto M.D (c 1898-, married Jesy Attard Montalto -See Below., with issue.
2.1.1. Contessa Mavina Attard Montalto, married Major Bernard Portelli
2.1.2. Conte Josie Attard Montalto,
12th (recte: 11th) Baron di San Paolino-See Below.
2.1.3. Contessa Dolores Attard Montalto, married Maurice Verzin
2.2. Conte Dr Joseph Ivo Attard Montalto LL.D, (c 1901-, married
Mary Cassar Torreggiani, with issue
2.2.1. Conte Paul Attard-Montalto., married Lydia Vassallo, with issue.
2.2.1.1. Conte Martin Attard-Montalto.
2.2.1.2. Conte Prof. Simon Attard-Montalto, MB.ch.B, MD..., married to Jane Berry, with issue.

2.2.1.2.1.  Conte Edward Attard Montalto.

 

* Conte Giuseppe Attard Montalto, (1870-1935), 7th Baron of Benwarrad, 10th Barone di San Paolino, Married 1926 to Carolina dei Conti Manduca, with issue

1. Contessa Maria Angela Attard Montalto, “11th Baronessa di San Paolino8th Baroness of Benwarrad -See That Title.

Footnote: Some published sources indicate this lady Maria Angela Attard Montalto as “Baroness of San Paolino”, in addition to her lawful “Baroness of Benwarrad”. However it is clear that as her father died in 1935, that she was in terms of new legislation (year 1926) of a unified Italy not entitled to succeed as Baronessa di San Paolino. In terms of the Statuto delle succesioni ai titoli e agli attrbuti nobiliari (Regio Decreto 16 agosto 1926, n. 1489 article 2 reads: Le successione nei titoli nobiliari e anessi predicate ha luogo a favore dell agnazione maschile dell’ ultimo investito per ordine di primogenitura, senza limitazione di gradi, con preferenza della linea sul grado. I chiamati alla successione devono descendere per maschi dallo stipite comune, primo investito del titolo. I titoli non si trasmettono alle femmine, ne per linea femminile, salvo quanto dispone il primo capoverso dell’ art. 4 . The latter capoverso reads “Quelli concessi, oltre che  tutti I maschi, anche alle femmine, spettano allo medesime solo durante lo stato nubile e non danno luogo a successione.Article 5 reads: I titoli provenienti da femmine, che, alla entrata in vigore delli presenti disposizioni sono legittimamente pervenuti alla lora discendenza maschile, continuano aa devolversi alla medesima discendenza, secondo le norme stabilite nell’ art. 2. Estinte le linee maschili, aventi per stipite comune la femmina intestataria del titolo, questo con gli annessi predicati ritorna, preview patenti di Regio assenso, all agnazione maschile della famiglia, alla quale apparteneva nel giorno della promulgazione delle leggi abolitive della feudalita, osservate le norme stabilite nell’ art. 2


* Conte Josie Attard Montalto, 12th (recte 11th) Barone di San Paolino (died 2002), Married Myriam Despott, with issue

1. Dr John Attard Montalto LL.D,M.P.,12th (recte: 11th)Barone , -See Below.

Footnote#1: Some published sources do not indicate this gentleman Josie Attard Montalto as the successor as Barone di San Paolino . However on the basis of the genealogical charts, and the change in Italian law, the said Josie Attard Montalto succeeds Giuseppe Attard Montalto.

Footnote#2: Some time later in 1943, further Italian legislation was enacted. In terms of the Ordinamento dello Stato nobiliare italiano (Regio Decreto 7 giugno 1943, n.651) article 40 reads: Le successioni dei titoli, predicate e attribute nobiliari hanno luogo a favore della agnazione maschile dell’ ultimo investito, per ordine di primogenitura senza limitazione di gradi con preferenza della linea sul grado. I chiamati alla successione debono discendere per maschi dallo stipite commune, primo investito del titolo. I titoli, I predicate e gli attributi nobbiliari non so trasmettono per linea femminile, salvo quanto dispone il primo capoverso dell’ art. 45. The latter capoverso reads Estinte le linee maschili, aventi per stipite, comune la femmina intestataria del titolo, questo con gli annessi predicate ritorna, previe Lettere Patenti di Regio Assenso, all agnazione maschile della famiglia alla quale apparteneva nel giorno della promulgazione delli leggi abolitive della deudalita', osservate le norme stabilite dall” art. 40.

 

* Conte Dr John Attard Montalto, LLD, Member of the European Parliament, 13th (recte 12th) Baron di San Paolino, married (1),(div) Doreen Hoare, Married (2) 2004 to Rose Farrugia

1.(by Second wife) Rebecca Attard Montalto  
 


Titled, De Jures and Heirs.



* (Limited to Males only) Titled: Dr John Attard Montalto, son of Josie, as the 11th Baron of San Paolino.
* Heir-next Male: (his second cousin) Paul Attard Montalto, son of Joseph Ivo, as Baroncino di San Paolino.

 

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