Preziosi-1718

Conte's Preziosi, 1718.
The title of Conte Preziosi appears to have been conferred on Giuseppe Preziosi by Victor-Amadeus, King of Sicily, Duke of Savoy &c, and Perpetual Vicar of the Empire, by a patent given at Rivoli on the 19th October 1718. The original patent of creation is stated to have been burnt up during the government of the French Republic. 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. 173-175. Supplemental Report Part II). The remainder of this title is described by the Commissioners not in the part relative to the Preziosi grant but elsewhere in the part relative to the title of Marchese Testaferrata as follows: King Victor Amadeus himself in the grant of the title of Conte, conferred upon Giuseppe Preziosi, on the 19th October 1718, wishing to exclude from the succession of the grantee’s female issue, ordered that the title was to hold to the grantee and his legitimate and natural male descendants, in lawful wedlock begotten, whether born or to be born. 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. 122-172).  Consequently it follows that female issue is excluded from this title. 

 
 
 
Granted to:  Captaino Giuseppe PreziosiKnight of St Mark of Venice.
By: Victor Amadeus, King of Sicily, Duke of Savoy.
On: 1718 at Rivoli, Italy.
With Remainder to: his legitimate and natural male descendants in perpetuity. Some published sources list Gio Francesco Preziosi as the 2nd Conte (in terms of the ius feudale francorum). These sources appear to overlook the fact that Gio. Francesco had an elder brother. Thus the said Gio Francesco is only the 3rd Conte (in terms of the ius feudale francorum) or, more likely, one of the 2nd generation of Conti Preziosi in terms of the ius feudale longobardum. 
List of Title holders: 
2. Conte Gio Francesco Preziosi, 2nd Conte, succeeded by his son.
3. Conte Aloiseo Luigi Preziosi, 3rd Conte, succeeded by his son.
4. Conte Gio Francesco Preziosi, 4th Conte, succeeded by his son.
5. Conte Vittorio Amadeo Preziosi, (d. 1882), 5th Conte, succeeded by his son.
6. Conte Roberto Preziosi, (d. 1917), 6th Conte, succeeded by his cousin.
7. Conte Alfredo Preziosi, (d. 1949), 7th Conte, succeeded by his son.
8. Conte Prof Sir Luigi Preziosi, Kt.Bach, (d. 1965), 8th Conte, succeeded by his son.
9. Conte Dr Franz Preziosi, MD, (d. 2000), 9th Conte, succeeded by his son.
 
 
 
 
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