Taflia

Marchese della Taflia, 1783, 1790.
 
 
 
 
 
Granted to: Dr Gio Battista Mompalao, JUD.
By: Emanuel de Rohan Polduc, Grand Master of Malta.
On: 1783 at Valletta.
With Remainder to: The title granted to Gio Batta Mompalao is mentioned in passing (but as a title of ‘Barone’ instead of ‘Marchese’), by the 1878 Commissioners when these were describing the three classes of titles granted by Grand Master Rohan: the Commissioners described the title as belonging to the class of ‘personal grants’, thus: On this point we must observe that the numerous grants of titles made by Grand Master Rohan may be classed under three different heads; some patents expressly providing for the perpetuity of the title specifically include the children and descendents in infinitum of the person first ennobled; such are the titles we have hitherto considered, and others which will be hereinafter inquired into. Other grants, like that the Commissioners presently considered, only designated the grantees' names without proceeding further. The patents of the Marchese Barbaro (#58), of the Conte Gatt (#62), of the Marchese Mallia Tabone (#67), and that which conferred on the 23rd October 1783, the title (now extinct) of Barone to Signor Mompalao, fall under this class. 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.) 
List of Title holders: 
1.  Dr Gio Battista Mompalao, JUD, 1st Marchese, extinct 1787.
 
 
 
Granted to: Dr Saverio Alessi, JUD.
By: Emanuel de Rohan Polduc, Grand Master of Malta.
On: 1790 at Valletta.
British Crown recognition: 1878.
With Remainder to: The patent conferring the title of Marchese della Taflia was on the 13th November 1790, granted by Grand Master Rohan to the aforesaid Saverio Alessi. In this grant a singular circumstance is noticeable. The patent of creation bears that the title is inheritable by the grantee’s descendants in the following terms: - Tibi Magnifico ac Nobili Xaverio Alessi tuisque legitimis descendentibus tribuimus, concedimus, et donamus, ac de Marchionis hujusmodi titulo decoramus, nec non ita nominari pose ac debere. ;The grant does not state whether the title should be enjoyed by all the said descendants simultaneously, or by only one of them under the rule of primogeniture.  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).
List of Title holders: 
1. Dr Saverio Alessi, JUD, (d. 1816), 1st Marchese, succeeded by his son.
2. Dr Vincenzo Alessi, JUD, (d. 1842), 2nd Marchese, succeeded by his nephew.
3. Marchese Fr Saverio Alessi, (d. 1868), 3rd Marchese, succeeded by his brother.
4. Marchese Bernardo Alessi, (d. 1903), 4th Marchese, succeeded by his nephew.
5. Marchese Frederick Sedley Alessi, (d. 1921), 5th Marchese, succeeded by his daughter.
6. Marchesa Ethel Maud Sedley Alessi Williamson-Wearing, (d. Jan, 1953), 6th Marchesa, dormant, deJure succession to first cousin.
 
Claimant:
7. Marchese Sydney Cornwall-Legh, (d. April, 1953), 7th deJure Marquis, deJure succeeded by his distant cousin.
8. Marchese Dr Giuseppe Borg Falzon Alessi, MD, 8th deJure Marchese, (d. 1978), deJure succeeded by his first cousin.
9. Marchese Giuseppe Sammut Alessi, (1920-, 9th deJure Marchese, later succeeded under the COP ruling.
 
Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility ruling.
 
 
Heir: Marchesa Cheryl Sammut Alessi RunnaclesMarchesina della Taflia, (1958-.
 
 
 
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