Origins of the family (Origine della Famiglia) Sant-Manduca
originaria della Spagna, stabilitasi a Malta, dove ricopri
eminenti cariche e uffici. Da Frederico d'Aragona con diploma
12.nov.1372 dichiar Barone di Ghariescem e Tabia, confermato Dal
Gran Maestro dell Ordine Gerosol Lascaris de Castellara
14.Apr.1638. Sua Maesta l'Imperatrice Maria Teresa, con Sovrano
Ris. 22.Dic.1770 Conte Sant (maschi primogeniti). Diamo lo stato
personale del ramo cadetto che aggiunge al proprio il cognome
Manduca per il matrimonio di Francesco Saverio Dei Conti Sant
con Teresa Dei Conti Manduca di Montalto (18.Giu.1844).
English: The family was
originally from Spain, established their family home in Malta,
where the family immediately took up office within important
positions of the state. On the 12th November 1372, Frederico
d'Aragona declared him as Barone
di Ghariescem e Tabia, confirmed by the
Grandmaster of the Order Gerosol Lascaris de Castellara 14th
Her Imperial highness Maria Theresa, on the 22 December 1770
was declared as Count Sant (male
primogeniture). The family name added Manduca after the
marriage between Francesco
Saverio Dei Conti Sant and Teresa Dei
Conti Manduca di Montalto (18.giu.1844).
More info about the family origins
Sant-Manduca Giovanni Maria (1938-2012)
Sant-Manduca Giovanni Maria, born on 10th May 1938 in
St Julians, Malta.
Son of Giuseppe Antonio Dei Conti Sant-Manduca and of
Matilde Cassar Torregiani.
Sant-Manduca Giovanni studied at St Edward's
From 1957-1956 he served in the Regiment of the Royal
In 1978 Sant-Manduca Giovanni obtained a British
private pilot's license and joined the Royal Aero Club.
In 1994 he was awarded the National Service 1939-60 Medal
Sant-Manduca Giovanni was elected member of various
clubs which societies including:
The Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
(1959), the Casino Notabile (where he was president
during 1970-72 and 1972-74) and of the Malta Heraldic
Society and Genealogical Association (1970 hon. Secretary
general: 1972 fellow).
Sant-Manduca Giovanni was also a Knight of the Equestrian
Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (1972), a Knight
of grace of the Sacred Military Order of Constantine St
George (1974), Officer of the Princely House Order
of Lippe (1976) and Knight of Magistral Grace of the
Sovereign Military Order of Malta (1995).
In 1995 elected delegate/representative for Malta for the
Sacred Military Order of Constantine St George.
He was awarded with the Title of Count on the
08.12.1999 by His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinand Borbone of
the Two Sicilies and Duca Di Castro.
Sant-Manduca Giovanni married Louisette
Bonnici-Mallia in 24.04.1965 and they have two sons: Peter
Giuseppe, born on the 15.01.1966 and Nicholas
Giuseppe, born on the 06.12.1971.
As of 1st January 2010 Peter dei Conti Sant Manduca was granted
the position of Delegate for the Sacred Military Constantinian
Order of Saint George Malta. Peter is married to
Alessandra Dei Marchesi Apap-Bologna and they have two
daughters: Alexia and Christina.
Sant-Manduca Peter is also a Knight of the Equestrian
Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a Knight of the
Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George, and
Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order
of Malta (2010).