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Origins of the family (Origine della Famiglia) Sant-Manduca

La Famiglia 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 April 1638.
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).

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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 College (1945-55).
From 1957-1956 he served in the Regiment of the Royal Artillery (UK).

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 (UK).

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).

 

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