Gomerino

Baron's di Gomerino (1317); (1318); (1320); (1398); (1481), (1710).

“Guglielmo di Ragusa compra da Guglielmo Surdo il feudo, o’ sia giardino del Gomerino, nel qual contratto viene egli appellato Maltese, come in atti di Ruggiero d’Alemanno sotto ku 8 do Maggio 1318. Questa vendita fu’ poscia confermata da; Re Federico II per gl’eredo anco del Ragusa in perpetuo, con obligo del servigio militare iure Francorum, come apparisce nel real privilegio spedito in Messina a’ 17 di Giugno 1320. Morto Guglielmo succedette nel feudo Illagia sua figliuola, moglie ch’era stata di Tomaso di S. Sofia; Indi la continuatione segui, come si narra nel capo di essa famiglia” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 
 
 
Granted to: Milite Guglielmo Surdo, from Avola, Sicily.
By: Frederick II, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 1317 in Messina
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Guglielmo Surdo, from Avola, Sicily.,  Barone, sold the fiefdom to his father-in-law 1318.
 
Granted to: Milite Guglielmo di Ragusa.
By: Frederick II, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 1318 in Messina
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Guglielmo di Ragusa, Barone, sold fiefdom to his grand-daughter's husband.
2. Guglielmo di Ragusa, reverted the fiefdom back to his family, 2nd Barone, and sold fiefdom to the Santa Sofia family 1398.
 
Granted to: Milite Arnaldo di Solimella.
By: Frederick II, King of Sicily and Malta
On: 1320 in Messina
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Arnaldo di Solimella, Barone, died without legitimate issue and reverted back to the di Ragusa family
 
Granted to: Milite Tomaso di Santa Sofia.
By: Martin I and Maria I, King and Queen of Sicily and Malta
On: 1398 in Messina
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Milite Tomaso di Santa Sofia, 1st Barone, succeeded by his eldest son.
2. Milite Antonio di Santa Sofia, 2nd Barone, succeeded by his eldest son.
3. Milite Guglielmo di Santa Sofia, 3rd Barone, succeeded by his eldest son.
4.  Milite Antonino di Santa Sofia, 4th Barone, sold fiefdom to the de Perrollo family.
 
 
Granted to: Milite Johannes de Perrollo.
By: Ferdinando II, King of Sicily and Malta.
On: 1481 in Messina
With Remainder to: His descendants by feudal tenure (Jure Francorum) in perpetuity.
List of Title holders: 
1. Johannes de Perrollo, 1st Barone, (d. 1504), 1st Barone, succeeded by eldest son.
2. Cologero de Perrollo, 2nd Barone, succeeded by his brother.
3. Vincenzo de Perrollo, 3rd Barone, (d. 1508), succeeded by his son.
4. Gio Filippo de Perrollo, 4th Barone, (d. 1527), succeeded by his son.
5. Vincenzo de Perrollo, 5th Barone, succeeded by his son.
6. Carlos de Perrollo, 6th Barone, sold all interests in Malta to the Knights of St John of Malta c. 1560.
 
 
Granted to: Nobile Paolo Testaferrata and Nobile Beatrice Cassia, 9th Baronessa di Castel Cicciano.
By: Ramon Perrellos y Rocaful, Grand Master of Malta.
On: 1710 in Valletta.
British Crown recognition: 1878.
With Remainder to: Tribuentes iisdem Paulo et Beatrice omnibusque ac singulis aliis qui omni futuro tempore ac in perpetuum titulo ac prerogativa Baronis Gomerini fruentur, facoltatem nominandi et eligendi unum ex dictis eorum descendentibus sive marem sive foeminanam, ad ipsorumet libitum et beneplacitum, pro hujusmodi titulo Baronis Gomerini consequendo et adipiscendo, dictaque nominatione et electione minime facta, ex tunc censeatur per eosdem eorumque singulos barones, nominatus et electus ipsorum Primogenitus, nisi eri ad Sacros Ordines promotus et in Religione professus et in defectu marium foemina primogenita.
List of Title holders:
1. Nobile Paolo Testaferrata, (d. 1713), 1st Barone, and Nobile Beatrice Cassia, 9th Baronessa di Castel Cicciano, 1st Baronessa, (d. 1737), succeeded by their eldest son.
2. Nobile Fabrizio Testaferrata10th Barone di Castel Cicciano, 2nd Barone, (d.1744), succeeded by his brother in an act of nomination 1744.
3. Nobile Ercole Testaferrata, 3rd Barone, (d. 1748), succeeded by his son.
4. Nobile Paolo Testaferrata Abela, 4th Barone, (d. 1760), succeeded by his son.
5. Nobile Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1827), 5th Barone, succeeded by his younger son by nomination.
6. Nobile Francesco Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1860), 6th Barone, succeeded by his younger brother by nomination.
7. Nobile Augusto Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1885), 7th Barone, succeeeded by his son.
8. Nobile Ugo Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1914), 8th Barone, succeeded by his son.
9. Nobile Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1959), 9th Barone, succeeded by his eldest sister.
10. Nobile Adriana Maria Testaferrata Abela, (d. 2002), 10th Baroness, succeeded by her niece.
11. Nobile Myriam Callus Testaferrata Abela, (1943-, 11th Baroness.
 
Heir: Nobile Elizabeth Chemel Manche Testaferrata Abela, (1973-, Baronessina di Gomerino.
 
 
Claimants: (Senior line).
6. Nobile Giuseppe Testaferrata Abela, (d. 1869), 6th deJure Barone, succeeded by his son.
7. Nobile Dr Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Abela Moroni LLD, (d. 1882), 7th deJure Barone, succeeded by his eldest son.
8. Nobile Salvatore Testaferrata Moroni Viani, (d. 1911), 8th deJure Barone, succeeded by his son.
9. Nobile Pietro Paolo Testaferrata Moroni Viani, (d. 1954), 9th deJure Barone, succeeded by his son.
10. Nobile Salvatore sives Salvino Testaferrata Moroni Viani, (d. 2017), 10th deJure Barone, succeeded by his son.
11. Nobile Christopher Testaferrata Moroni Viani, (1964-, 11th deJure Barone di Gomerino.
 
HeirNobile Stephen Testaferrata Moroni Viani, (1994-, deJure Baroncino di Gomerino.
 
 
 
 
 
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