Fiddien

 

Title: Marquis
Title in succession:
10th
Date created: 
1785 (??)
Grant by: 
Grand Master de Rohan-Polduc
Granted To: Salvatore Mallia Tabone
Of descent: Caruana-Dingli 
Present Holder: 2003/4 - Michael Laferla
Remainder to: ad personam (later to all his legitimate and natural descendants or female in default)

Fiddien - By Joseph Barbara


Diana daughter of Count Salvatore Baldassare Sant, she married
Salvatore Angelo Mallia Tabone 1st Marquis of Fiddien.

 

The title of Fiddien was first created in 1287 to the Santa Sofia family, then re-granted to the Torres in 1520 and to the Mallia Tabone family in 1785.

The creation of this title in 1785 was granted to Salvatore Mallia Tabone by Grand Master de Rohan-Polduc, firstly as a life time title, then in 1793 granted extended to the first male descendants only.

On the other hand, the title of Marquis of Fiddien was also granted ad personam to Salvatore Mallia-Tabone on 15th. October 1785. The Marquis later entered a petition pleading for the title to be extended to his legitimate and natural male descendants successively and in default of male issue to his female descendants. In this case, the Grandmaster only allowed extension to the Marquis’s first-born male descendants.


During the last years of the Order of Malta, Hompesch appointed three Counts (Manduca, Barbaro and Teuma Castelletti) and one Marquis ( Mallia-Tabone) as Jurats of Notabile.

Under the French occupation, the parents had to pay 800 livres for their sons' board and lodging, and 600 livres for their passage on board French warships. The chosen students had to wear 'blue trousers and waistcoats, red cuffs, and facing and white pipings'. Those families who refused to send their sons to France were to be fined 1000 scudi. Among those who were initially chosen were the young Count Fontani, the three sons of Count Sant, and four other boys whose fathers were respectively Baron Galea, Marquis Mallia, Count Manduca, and Marquis Testaferrata.


The Mallia-Tabone held the Marquisate of Fiddien till 1973 and was succeeded by Salvatore Caruana Dingli , as the 8th Marquis, though died unmarried in 1983. The title was succeeded by Salvatore sister’s grandson, Dr John 
Laferla LL.D as the 9th Marquis, and the present holder.

Dr John Laferla LL.D is a descendant of the 3rd Marquis di Fiddien, who went to the risen lord 2003.

Now succeeded by his son, Michael (who in 2004 was the youngest Noble entitled).





An short genealogy account of the Marquis di Fiddien (for full tree see below)

Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 1st Marquis di Fiddien, married 1779 to Diane dei Conti Sant

Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone, 2nd Marquis di Fiddien, married (1) 1814 to Madalena dei Baroni Gauci Ducos with issue, (2) Maria Galea with issue,

Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 3rd Marquis di Fiddien, married 1835 to Antonia Galea, daughter of Saverio Galea M.D, with issue

1. Giovanni Mallia Tabone (1836-1907), 4th Marquis di Fiddien, married Maria Teresa Ellul Bonici
1.1. Giuseppe Mallia Tabone (1872-1926), 5th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm.

2. Saverio Mallia Tabone (1847-1908), married 1887 to Maria Teresa Gatt

2.1. Salvatore Mallia Tabone (1889-1955), 6th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm.
2.2. Guiseppe Mallia Tabone (1891-1956)

2.3. Nocola Mallia Tabone (1894-1973), 7th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm.
2.4. Maria Antonia Mallia Tabone, dunm.
2.5. Maria Anna Mallia Tabone, dunm.
2.6. Maria Grazia Mallia Tabone, dunm.
3. Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone, married the 3rd Count of Ghajn Tuffieha, with issue
4. Maddalena Mallia Tabone, married a NN Brignone, with issue (But died out 
before 1973)
5. Eleonora Mallia Tabone, married Raffaele Caruana Dingli

5.1. Salvatore Caruana Dingli (1892-1983), 8th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm.
5.2. Luigi Caruana Dingli (died 1964), married Caterina Mattei
5.2.1. Maria Caruana Dingli, married Anthony Curmi
5.2.1.1. John Curmi
5.2.1.2. Joseph Curmi
5.2.1.3. Maria Theresia Curmi
5.2.2. Dolores Caruana Dingli, married Joseph Laferla
5.2.2.1. Dr John Laferla LL.D, (1951-2003 , 9th Marquis di Fiddien, married Dr. Jeanette Saliba LL.D
5.2.2.1.1. Michael Laferla (10th Marquis of Fiddien 1984- )
5.2.2.2. Berta Laferla, married Anthony Darmanin, with issue
5.2.3. Antonia Caruana Dingli, married Joseph de Piro, and dsp
5.2.4. Adeodata Caruana Dingli, married Carmelo Cauchi, with issue.


Full Family Tree - with linear descendants

1. Tomaso Tabone, married (1) to Agata Abela, Married (2) Ilagia Bonici, with issue

1.1. Antonio Tabone

1.2. Pietro Tabone, married Dorothea Cumbo, with issue

1.2.1. Antonella Tabone, married Giulio Busuttil

1.2.2. Imperia Tabone, married 1577 to Scipione Cumbo

1.2.3. Scolastica Tabone, married Gio Martino Vassallo

1.2.4. Marguerita Tabone, married Pietro Zimech

1.2.5. Clemenzio Tabone, married (1) 1597 to Elena Testaferrata, Married (2) 1605 to Margarita dei Baroni Pace, Married (3) to Aloisetta Gaiona, with issues

1.2.5.1. (Third Marriage) Dorothy Tabone, married Giovanni Magnicaro

1.2.5.2. Angelo Tabone, married 1651 to Primitiva Falzone, with issue

1.2.5.2.1. Pietro Tabone

1.2.5.2.2. Maria Tabone, married 1673 to Dotts. Simone Formosa, with issue

1.3. Imperia Tabone

2. Agostino Tabone, married Marguerita..., with issue

2.1. Alberto Tabone, with issue

2.1.1. Mario Tabone, married Bernardina Burlo, with issue

2.1.1.1. Dott. Bartolomeo Tabone, married Imperia Testaferrata, with issue

2.1.1.1.1. Mariuzzo Tabone, married 1618 to Imperia Bonici, with issue

2.1.1.1.1.1. Gio Domenico Tabone

2.1.1.1.1.2. Ignazio Tabone, married Gioannella..., with issue

2.1.1.1.1.2.1. Grazia Tabone

2.1.1.1.1.3. Bartolomeo Tabone

2.1.1.1.2. Dr. Paolo Tabone, married 1625 to Fiorenza Fiteni, with issue

2.1.1.1.2.1. Dr. Gio Antonio Tabone, married 1655 to Cornelia Vassallo, with issue

2.1.1.1.2.1.1. Silvestrino Tabone

2.1.1.1.2.1.2. Caterina Tabone, 'Nun', dunm.

2.1.1.1.2.1.3. Anna Tabone, married Pietro Paolo Teuma Castelletti, (See Ghajn Tuffieha)

2.1.1.1.2.1.4. Bartolomeo Tabone

2.1.1.1.2.1.5. Giuseppe Tabone

2.1.1.1.2.1.6. Fiorenza Tabone, married 1702 to Dr. Salvatore Mallia MD, (Son of Matteolo and Giovanella Gatt of Zebbug), with issue

2.1.1.1.2.1.6.1. Dr. Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone-See Below. 

2.1.1.1.3. Entiona Tabone

2.1.1.1.4. Maria Tabone, married 1616 to Paolo Farrugia

2.1.1.1.5. Bernardina Tabone, 'Nun', dunm.

2.1.2. Giovanni Tabone, married Caterina de Noto

2.2. Giuseppe Tabone, married 1519 to Maddalena dello Re, with issue

2.2.1. Angela Tabone

2.2.2. Agnese Tabone

2.2.3. Antonia Tabone, married to Benedetto Borg

2.2.4. Giovanna Tabone, married 1569 to Francesco Abela

2.2.5. Ferdinand Tabone, married (1) Paola Cassar, Married (2) Paolina de Noto, Married (3) 1584 to Angela dei Baroni Pace, with issue

2.2.5.1. (Third Marriage) Cornelia Tabone, married 1607 to Giovanni Antonio Vassallo

2.2.5.2. Imperia Tabone, married Not. Andrea Allegritto

2.2.6. Agostino Tabone

2.2.7. Filippo Tabone

2.2.8. Blasio Tabone

2.2.9. Giacomo Tabone

2.2.10. Gabriele Tabone

2.3. Paola Tabone, married 1535 to Gregorio Xerri

2.4. Costanza Tabone, married Andrea Surdo

2.5. Fra. Antonio Tabone, dunm. 

* Dr Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone , married Firstly to Rosaria Abela, and secondly in 1735 to Caterina Azopardi, with issue from the second marriage.

1. Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 1st Marquis 

2. Odoardo Mallia Tabone, married 1795 to Maria Teresa Testaferrata Viani dei Baroni di Tabria. 

3. Rosalea Mallia Tabone, married 1777 to Pandolfo Testaferrata de Noto, 1st Marquis Testaferrata Olivier -See Testaferrata Olivier. 

4. Madalena Mallia Tabone, married 1754 to Gio Carlo Borg Olivier de Puget, with issue 

4.1. Emanuel Borg Olivier de Puget, married 1790 to Maria Giuseppina Gatt -See Beberrua. , with issue 

4.1.1. Dr Gio Carlo Borg Olivier de Puget, married Maria Bonavita with issue. 

4.1.1.1. Mgr. Luigi Borg Olivier de Puget, dunm. 

4.1.1.2. Dr Francesco Saverio Borg Olivier de Puget LLD., married Carmela Pellegrini-Petit, with issue 

4.1.1.2.1. Adelaide Borg Olivier de Puget, married 1901 Gio Batta Mattei -See Mattei. 

4.1.1.2.2. Maria Borg Olivier de Puget, married O.E. Cassar, with issue 

4.1.1.3. Gaetano Borg Oliver de Puget, married Marianna Mamo Mampalao, with issue 

4.1.1.3.1. Giovanni Borg Olivier de Puget, married Giorgina Parnis 

4.1.1.3.1.1. Dr Gaetano Borg Olivier de Puget, LL.D, married Emilie Peralta, and dsp. 

4.1.1.4. Marianna Borg Olivier de Puget, married Enrico Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien -See Below. 

4.1.1.5. Giuseppe Borg Olivier de Puget, married 1854 to Maria Regina Chapelle dei Conti Ciantar Paleologo -See Ciantar-Paleologo. 

4.1.1.6. Caterina Borg Olivier de Puget, married 1848 to Giuseppe Bruno Olivier, with issue -See Below. 

4.1.2. Rosa Maria Borg Olivier de Puget, married 1811 to Giacomo Bruno, with issue 

4.1.2.1. Giuseppe Bruno Olivier, married 1848 to Caterina Borg Olivier de Puget (See Above), with issue 

4.1.2.1.1. Temistocle Bruno Olivier, married 1897 to Contessa Carmela Sant Barbaro -See San Giorgio and von Zimmermann. with issue 

4.1.2.1.2. Meroveo Bruno Olivier (1855- 

4.1.2.2. Vincenza Bruno Olivier , married Olof Frederick Gollcher, with issue 

4.1.2.2.1. Gustav Gollcher, married Elisa Balbi, with issue 

4.1.2.2.2. William Gollcher, married Carmela Fleri-Soler, with issue 

4.1.2.2.2.1. Alessandro Gollcher (1870-1927) 

4.1.2.2.2.2. Olof Frederick Gollcher (1893-1913), married Evelyn Calleja, with issue 

4.1.2.2.2.2.1. Helma Mary Gollcher, married 1948 to Lt. Col. William J. Attard, RMA, with issue 

4.1.2.2.2.3. Frank Gollcher (1896-1946) 

4.1.2.2.2.4. Rocco Gollcher (1901-70) 

4.1.2.2.2.5. Fanny Gollcher (1895-1984) 

4.1.2.2.2.6. Antonietta Gollcher (1869-1951) 

4.1.2.2.2.7. Wilfrida Gollcher, married 1933 to Dr Filippo Antonio Apap Bologna, LL.D, Marchesino di Gnien is Sultan 
4.1.2.3. Achilles Bruno, married 1839 to Giovanna Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, 
4.2. Maria Borg, married 1786 to Notary Orazio Schembri, with issue. 
4.2.1. Andrea Schembri, married 1827 to Evangelista Gatt 
4.2.1.1. Maria Schembri, married 1853 to Giuseppe Bugeja, 26th Barone di Ghajn Rihani (See Chapter 4) 

5. Innocenzo Mallia Tabone, 'Priest', dunm
6. Emidio Mallia Tabone, 'Jesuit', dunm.
7. Giovanna Mallia Tabone

*Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 1st Marquis di Fiddien (Cr:1785), married 1779 to Diane dei Conti Sant, with issue
1. Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone, 2nd Marquis-See Below
2. Anna Marie Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married Filippo Apap, 1st Marquis di Gnien is Sultan 
3. Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married 1805 to Gio Francesco Teuma Castelletti, 2nd Conte di Ghajn Tuffieha (See Conte's di Ghajn Tuffieha) 
4. Clementine Mallia Tabone, married 1821 to Notary. Carlo Curry.
5. Maria Antonia Mallia Tabone, married 1812 to Leopoldo Giappone.

* Gio Antonio Mallia Tabone (died 1867) 2nd Marquis of Fiddien, married firstly 1814 to Madalena dei Baroni Gauci Ducos, with issue. Married Secondly to Maria Galea, with further issue

1. (First Marriage). Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 3rd Marquis-See Below. 

2. Giovanna Mallia Tabone, married 1839 to Achilles Bruno. (See Above).
3. (Second Marriage) Enrico Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married Marianna Borg Olivier de Puget -See Above. , with issue. 
3.1. Gio Carlo Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien 
3.2. Maddalena Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien 
3.3. Lucinda Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien 
3.4. Luigi Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien 

* Salvatore Mallia Tabone (Born 1815), 3rd Marquis di Fiddien, married 1835 to Antonia Galea (Daughter of Dr Saverio Galea M.D), with issue

1. Giovanni Mallia Tabone, 4th Marquis-See Below. 
2. Saverio Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien (1847-1908), married 1887 to Maria Teresa Gatt, with issue 
2.1. Salvatore Mallia Tabone, 6th Marquis-See Below. 
2.2. Giuseppe Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien (1891-1956), dunm. 
2.3. Nicola Mallia Tabone, 7th Marquis-See Below. 
2.4. Maria Antonia Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, dunm 
2.5. Maria Anna Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, dunm 
2.6. Maria Grazia Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien. 
3. Maria Teresa Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married 1875 to Pietro Paolo Teuma Castelletti, 3rd Conte di Ghajn Tuffieha (See Conte's di Ghajn Tuffieha) 
4. Madalena Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married 1863 to Michele Brignone , with issue 
4.1. Georgina Brignone Mallia Tabone, married Reginald Cassar Torreggiani, and dsp. 
5. Eleanora Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married 1886 to Raffaele Caruana Dingli, with issue 
5.1. Salvatore Caruana Dingli, 8th Marquis-See Below. 
5.2. Luigi Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien (1890-1964), married Caterina Mattei 
5.2.1. Maria Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien (1922- , married 1951 to Anthony Curmi, with issue 
5.2.1.1. Jean Curmi (1952- 
5.2.1.2. Josef Curmi ( 
5.2.1.3. Maria Theresia Curmi (1953- married 1982 to John Pisani 
5.2.1.4. Paul Curmi
5.2.2. Dolores Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien ( 1925- married 1950 to Joseph Laferla, with issue 
5.2.2.1. Dr. John Laferla LL.D (1951-2003) Acknowledged by the COP as the 9th Marquis of Fiddien, married Dr. Jeanetta Saliba, LL.D (Notary), with issue
5.2.2.1.1. Michael Joseph Laferla (1984-, Acknowledged by the COP as the 10th Marquis of Fiddien
5.2.2.2. Bertha Laferla (1954- , married 1977 to Anthony Darmanin, with issue 
5.2.2.2.1. David Robert Darmanin (1978- 
5.2.2.2.2. John Paul Darmanin (1978- 
5.3. Adeodoata Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married Carmelo Cauchi, with issue 
5.3.1. Myriam Cauchi, married Dr Joseph Fenech Adami, LLD, with issue 
5.3.1.1. Raphael Fenech Adami 
5.3.1.2. Joseph Fenech Adami 
5.3.1.3. Maria Victoria Fenech Adami 
5.4. Antonia Caruana Dingli, dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married Joseph de Piro, and dsp. 

* Giovanni Mallia Tabone (1836-1907), 4th Marquis di Fiddien, married Maria Teresa Ellul Bonici, with issue

1. Giuseppe Mallia Tabone, 5th Marquis-See Below. 

* Giuseppe Mallia Tabone (1872-1926), 5th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm. 

* Salvatore Mallia Tabone (1889-1955), 6th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm

* Nicola Mallia Tabone (1894-1973), 7th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm

* Salvatore Caruana Dingli (1892-1983), 8th Marquis di Fiddien, dunm
 
From here the title passed on to the children of the 3rd Marquis,  ...Salvatore Mallia Tabone (3rd Marquis de Fiddien) who had issue (see top); Giovanni, Saverio, Maria Teresa, Madalena, and Eleanora (1)
- (1) Eleanora Mallia Tabone dei Marchesi di Fiddien, married 1886 to Raffaele Caruana Dingli, who had issue 
- (1.1) Salvatore Caruana Dingli, 8th Marquis-See Below. 
- (1.2) Luigi Caruana Dingli dei Marchesi di Fiddien (1890-1964), married Caterina Mattei
- (1.3) Adeodata Caruana Dingli, married to Carmelo Cauchi

- (1.2) Luigi Caruana Dingle had issue, (Maria Caruana Dingli) and Dolores Caruana Dingli married to Joseph Laferla with issue, John and Bertha
 
*  Dr John Laferla LL.D (1951-2003) Acknowledged by the COP as the 9th Marquis of Fiddien, married Dr. Jeanette Saliba, LL.D, with issue

* Michael Joseph Laferla (1984-, Acknowledged by the COP as the 10th Marquis of Fiddien




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