Hello Barrett S. Di Paolo,
The latest news I have on the geneology on th Sansone family from the Enciclopedia Storico-Nobiliare Italiana, di Vittorio Spreti, Vol VI, is as follows and continues where the historian Mango ends:quote, "...la famiglia e' pure iscritta col titolo di nobile dei duchi di Torrefranca (mf) per i discendenti di Cesare, 1772, Cesare di Diego,di Francesco. Figli: Giovanni,Francesco, Mario, Giulio e Rosario(detto Dino).La famiglia e' iscritta nel Elenco Ufi. Nob. Ital. col titolo di Duca di Torrefranca (mpr),discendenti di Francesco (1858)in persona di Cesare, di Girolamo.
E' iscritta nel libro d'Oro della Nob.Ital.col titolo di nobile dei duchi di Torrefranca 9mf.),p.Ricon. D.M. 10 Agosto 1928, in persona di Vito,di Diego,di Rosario, n. Mazzaro del Vallo, 20 Settembre 1880 , spos. 25 Febbraio 1925 con Diana Spano'.."
So it seems that the last person with a title of nobility recorded in this Encyclopedia was Vito di Diego, di Rosario who was a noble of the Duke but didn't have the title of Duke itself and who, in 1925, married a Diana Spano' whose family is also noble.
Got to know that my great-grandfather's mame( father of my grandpa Antonio ) was Luigi Sansone ( like my father's name, Luigi )married to a Maria Lapira in Acireale in about 1886 probably at the same period of Cesare di Girolamo year of birth. My nonno Antonio, died in Malta on 6 January 1956, aged 70 yrs when I was only 15yrs but I do remenber him well and had been a jeweller by trade in Acireale and Messina and aslo a primo violinista and music conductor.
If there is a relationship with the Mazara Sansone family he could be a cousin of Cesare di Girolamo and I am still trying to find out and dave written to Regione Sicilia authorities in Mazara and Acireale for information in the birth records there. If I get no results, I will have to visit Mazara myself in person and check at the civil offices concerned.So ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME.
Greetings from Pierre A. Sansone.
(Dr Pierre A.Sansone M.D.,)
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