SanGiovanni1657

Barone di San Giovanni, 1657, 1777.

The title of Barone di San Giovanni was granted by the Viceroy of Sicily to Dr. Vincenzo Abela and to the heirs of his body by a patent given at Messina on the 20th August 1657. It appears that to this grant, the Viceroy attached the condition that the title should be inheritable by persons to be, according to circumstances, nominated. It also appears that in 1878, the said Vincenzo was regarded as not having had any issue whatsoever. Consequently the 1878 Commissioners held that the title granted in 1657 became extinct. In fact the report states that the 1657 title was: ‘determined by the death of the said Dr Vincenzo Abela without issue’. It therefore appears that in 1878, the Commissioners were not made aware of the fact that Vincenzo did have issue and that his last descendant died without issue in 1746. (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. 223-224).

 

Granted to:  Dr Vincenzo Abela JUD.
By: Philip IV, King of Spain and Sicily.
On: 1657 at Messina, Sicily.
With Remainder to: to his  legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity, 1926, Kingdom of Italy rule of succession changed to only male descendants of the family only.
List of Title holders: 
1. Dr Vincenzo Abela JUD, (d. 1660), 1st Barone, succeeded by his son.
2. Rev Gio Domenico Abela, (d. 1683), 2nd Barone, succeeded by his sister.
3. Nobile Angelica Abela de Noto, (d. 1718), 3rd Baroness, succeeded by her daughter.
4. Nobile Vincenza de Noto Formosa, 4th Baronessa, succeeded by nomination to her cousin.
5. Sig Raffaele Portelli Abela, (d. 1746), 5th Barone, title supposely went extinct, though Vincenza nephew was a claimant.
 
Claimant:
5. Nobile Ignazio Formosa11th Barone Rapa, 5th Barone, succeeded by his daughter.
6. Nobile Elizabetta Formosa Cutajar12th Baronessa Rapa, 6th Baronessa, succeeded by her son.
7. Nobile Michele Angelo Cutajar13th Barone Rapa, 7th Barone, succeeded by his daughter.
8. Nobile Maria Cutajar Mifsud14th Baronessa Rapa, 8th Baronessa, succeeded by her daughter.
9. Nobile Rosaria Mifsud Buhagiar15th Baronessa Rapa, 9th Baronessa, title became dormant (c. 1830).
 
 
Granted to:  Conte Giorgio Serafino Ciantar Paleologo, 3rd Conte Ciantar Paleologo
By: Ferdinand I, King of Two Sicilies
On: 1777 at Naples.
With Remainder to: to his  legitimate and natural descendants simultaneously "jure longobardum" in perpetuity, 1926, Kingdom of Italy rule of succession changed to only male descendants of the family only.
List of Title holders: 
1. Conte Giorgio Serafino Ciantar Paleologo, 3rd Conte Ciantar Paleologo, (d. 1798), 1st Barone, succeeded by his son.
2. Conte Giovanni Battista Ciantar Paleologo, 4th Conte Ciantar Paleologo, (d. 1856), 2nd Barone, succeeded by his son.
3. Conte Sir Giorgio Serafino Ciantar Paleologo KCMG, 5th Ciantar Paleologo, (d. 1887), 3rd Barone, succeeded by 'ex sorore' to younger nephew.
4. Sir Alessandro Chapelle LLD, Kt.Bach, (d. 1909), 4th Barone, succeeded by his son.
5. Nobile Frans Chapelle, (d. 1934), 5th Barone, succeeded by his son.
6. Nobile Joseph Victor Chapelle, (d. 1962), 6th Barone, succeeded by his son.
7. Nobile Francis Chapelle, (d. 2011), 7th Barone, title went dormant.
 
Claimant:
8. Nobile Kenneth Chapelle, (1948-, deJure 8th Barone.
 
Heir: son of the claimant or his brother.

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