Fiddien1785

Marchese di Fiddien, 1785, 1793.
 
 
 
Granted to: Salvatore Mallia Tabone.
By: Emanuel de Rohan Polduc, Grand Master of Malta.
On: 1785 at Valletta, 1793 in Valletta.
With Remainder to: The title of Marchese del Fiddien was conferred by Grand Master De Rohan upon Salvatore Mallia Tabone, by a patent of the 15th October 1785. The terms of the patent are identical with the original patents of  Barone di Buleben, (Azzopardi), Marchese di San Giorgio, (Barbaro) and Conte di Beberrua (Gatt), in the sense that it contains no description of children or descendants, but only the name of the person ennobled. The patent granted to Mallia Tabone reads thus: Tibi donamus ac te Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus 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.) (Paras. 67-69). Consequently the grant of 1785, on its own, cannot be construed to benefit any of the grantee‚ÄĚs descendants.
In regard to the title of Marchese del Fiddien, the 1878 Commissioners observed: This grant was also taken by the Grand Master to be personal to the grantee, for after the grant, the Marchese Salvatore presented a petition praying that, in consideration of the merits of his ancestors, the grant might be made to extend to his legitimate and natural male descendants successively, and in default of male issue to his female descendants: and by a rescript of the 15th June 1793, the request was only partly complied with, in the following terms: Fiat pro primogenitis maribus tantum. 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.) (Paras. 67-69)
List of Title holders: 
1. Salvatore Mallia Tabone, (d. 1839), 1st Marchese, succeeded by his son.
2. Nobile Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone, (d. 1867), 2nd Marchese, succeeded by his son.
3. Nobile Salvatore Mallia Tabone, (d. 1877), 3rd Marchese, succeeded by his son.
4. Nobile Giovanni Mallia Tabone, (d. 1907), 4th Marchese, succeeded by his son.
5. Nobile Giuseppe Mallia Tabone, (d. 1926), 5th Marchese, succeeded by his first cousin.
6. Nobile Salvatore Mallia Tabone, (d. 1955), 6th Marchese, succeeded by his brother.
7. Nobile Nicola Mallia Tabone, (d. 1973), 7th Marchese, succeeded by his first cousin.
8. Nobile Salvatore Caruana Dingli, (d. 1983), 8th Marchese, title became dormant.
 
Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility ruling.
 
9.  Dr John Laferla, LLD, succeeded 1984 as 9th Marchese, (d. 2003), succeeded by his son.
10. Dr Michael Laferla, LLD, (1984-, 10th Marchese.
 
HeirNobile Jan LaferlaMarchesino di Fiddien.
 
Claimants (1); senior descendants of the 3rd Marchese di Fiddien.
 
9. Nobile Jean Curmi, (1952-, deJure 9th Marchese.
 
HeirNobile Matthew Curmi, deJure Marchesino di Fiddien, (1991-.
 
Claimant (2) Senior descendant in the male to male line.
 
8. Nobile William Mallia, (1950-, 8th deJure Marchese.
 
Heir: Nobile Jason Mallia, (1995-, deJure Marchesino di Fiddien..
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