Ghariexem1416

Barons di Ghariexem e Tabia (1416), (1416), (1638).
Gio Maria Cassia bought the fief of Ghariescem from the Inguanez family (Antonio Inguanez having originally bought the fief form Stefano Lo Blundo). However, Gio Maria’s son, Giacinto Cassia, was dispossessed of this fief in consequence of its having reverted to the Government of Malta, by a judgment dated the 18th June 1535, after the Rota Romana had, by various decisions (Decisiones S.R. Rom. Recentiores, Pars 6; Decis. 29, Decis, 212, Decis. 310, Decis. 314.), declared the feudal nature of the aforesaid land, which Giacinto claimed to hold in his own right. A deed of transaction was subsequently entered into between the said Giacinto and the Procurators of the Comun Tesoro of the Order. That deed was received by Notary Michele Ralli on the 14th April 1638, and was assented to by Grand Master Fr. Giovampaolo Lascaris de Castellar and his Council, on the 16th April 1638. By virtue of that transaction, the land ta ghariescem was ceded to Giacinto Cassia and to his children and to his descendants for ever, and the feudatories were to discharge the annuity which their predecessors were bound to pay. It was further agreed that the land should be possessed iure feudi; that it could not be transferred to and divided among the descendants of both sexes of Giacinto Cassia, without the Grand Master’s license, until the total extinction of the descent of Giacinto; and that the holders of it should annually pay into the Tesoro of the Order, fifty Sicilian ounces of general weight, equivalent to 10/.Sc. 4d sterling. Giacinto was to obtain the investiture, take the oath of fealty , and procure the Bulls from the Cancelleria, and all his successors in the fief were to receive the investiture from the Grand Master. 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.)
 
 
 
 
Granted to: Milite Stefano de Blundio.
By: Ferdinando I, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 1416 in Messina.
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Stefano de Blundio, 1st Barone, reverted back to the crown 1416.
 
Granted to: Don Antonio Desguanechs sives Inguanez.
By: Alfonso I, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 1416 in Catania.
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Don Antonio Desguanechs sives Inguanez, (d. 1457), succeeded by his younger son.
2. Don Fra Lanza Desguanechs, 2nd Barone, (d. 1498), succeeded by his eldest illegtimate son.
3. Don Antonio Inguanez, 3rd Barone, succeeded by his son.
4. Don Gio Lanza Inguanez, 4th Barone, succeeded by his son.
5. Don Antonio Inguanez, 5th Barone, sold fief to the Knights of St John of Malta 1555.
 
 
Granted to: Milite Gio Maria Cassia.
By: Jean Paule Lascaris de Castellar, Grand Master of Malta.
On: 1638 in Mdina.
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
British Crown Recognition: 1878.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Gio Maria Cassia, 1st Barone, succeeded by his son.
2. Magnifcus Giacinto Cassia, (d. 1655), 2nd Barone. succeeded by his son.
3. Magnifcus Pietro Cassia, (d. 1686), 3rd Barone, succeeded by his younger daughter.
4. Noble Domenica Cassia Xara, (d. 1721), 4th Baronessa, succeeded by her son.
5. Nobile Pietro Paolo Xara Cassia, (d. 1749), 5th Barone, succeeded by his.
6. Nobile Stanislao Xara Cassia, (d. 1794), 6th Barone, succeeded by his niece.
7. Nobile Felicita Bonnici Platamone Xara Cassia, (d. 1821), 7th Baronessa), succeeded by her son.
8. Conte Luigi Sant Cassia, (d. 1867), 8th Barone, succeeded by his son.
9. Conte Gio Francesco Sant Cassia, (d. 1887), 9th Barone, succeeded by his son.
10. Conte Giovanni Sant Cassia, (d. 1903), 10th Barone, succeeded by his son.
11. Conte Francis Sant Cassia, (d. 1947), 11th Barone, succeeded by his son.
12. Conte Francis Sant Cassia, (d. 1988), 12th Barone, succeeded by his son.
13. Conte John Sant Cassia, (1956-, 13th Barone.
 
Heir: Contessa Chiara Sant Cassia DamantBaronessina di Ghariexem e Tabia, (1957-.
Heir General: Nobile Miles Damant Sant Cassia, (1990-, Contino Sant.
 
 
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