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Les Seigneurs de la Berthonnière

La Berthonnière is a chateau and hamlet in the commune of Viennay in what is now the Department of  Deux-Sèvres in France. The founder of the House of de la Court de la Berthonnière was Guillaume de la Court, Capitaine and Gouverneur of the city and chateau of Parthenay, Seigneur de la Berthonnière, Tennessus, Fonteniou and le Petit Vernay (Viennay).

His descendents held the seigneurie de la Berthonnière until the family died out in France. After the chateau was sold in 1745, the title fell into abeyance.

One branch of the family survives. Guillaume's great-great-grandson, Jacques de la Court became a knight of St John in 1547 (See Preuves) and was accompanied to Malta by his nephew Pierre who settled in Malta and married Aurelia Grillon in the parish church of St Paul, Valletta on 8 September 1603.

The lingua franca in Malta at the time being Italian, the surname was italianised through della Court and di la Curti, into della Corte and, ultimately, La Corte.

Guillaume de la Court

Capitaine de Parthenay, Seigneur de la Berthonnière, Tennessus, Fonteniou & le Petit Viennay

(c1371-1428)

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m. 13 May 1392

Parthenay, Poitou

Preuves de Jacques de la Court de la Berthonnyere - Archives of the Order of St John - 1547 Aquitaine, No 15 Tome 39   (National Malta Library)

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

 

Jeanne Ameline

de Quingé

(c.1372-c1346)

Bertrand de la Court

Seigneur de la Berthonnière

(c1399-1476)

 

 

 

 

 

m. 4 Jun1444

Preuves de Jacques de la Court de la Berthonnyere - Archives of the Order of St John - 1547 Aquitaine, No 15 Tome 39   (National Malta Library)

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

Perrette Roigne

de Boisvert

(C1421-?)

Antoine de la Court

Seigneur de la Berthonnière

(c1447-1498)

 

 

 

 

 

m. Mar 1493

Preuves de Jacques de la Court de la Berthonnyere - Archives of the Order of St John - 1547 Aquitaine, No 15 Tome 39   (National Malta Library)

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

Jacquine de Mausson (Maumusson)

de la Michelière

(c.1460-?)

Jehan de la Court

Seigneur de la Berthonnière

(c.1494-1535)

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 1522

Preuves de Jacques de la Court de la Berthonnyere - Archives of the Order of St John - 1547 Aquitaine, No 15 Tome 39   (National Malta Library)

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

Marie Darrot

de la Poupelinière

(c1495-?)

Michel de la Court

Seigneur de la Berthonnière

(c.1525-1583)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 1550

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

 

Claude Chambret

de Viellefonds et Rigné

(c1533-?)

Pierre de la Court

(della Court)

(c.1555-bef 2 Sep 1623)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 8 Sep 1602

S. Paolo, Valletta, Malta

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

Aurélie Grillon

(c.1570-aft 1609)

.

Dominique de la Court

(Domenico della Corte)

(c.1603-bef 2 May 1677)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 16 Jun 1624

Vittoriosa, Malta

Th. Rabouam-Bourdin: DE LA COURT de la Bertonnière (1961)

Catarinuzza Parmegiano

(c.1605-aft 2 May 1677)

Francesco della Corte

(1 Jun 1639-aft 1698)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 2 May 1677

Vittoriosa, Malta

Anna Calamatta

(c.1643-aft 1698)

Salvatore della Corte

(7 Apr 1680-bef 5 Nov 1730)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 12 Nov 1698

S. Giorgio, Gozo

Petronella Zahra

(c.1680-aft 5 Nov 1730)

.

Rosa La Corte

(c.1705-aft 1772)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 5 Nov 1730

Cospicua, Malta

Gregorio Pajas

(c.1695-aft 1772)

.

Filippo Pajas La Corte

(c.1735-aft 1801)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 3 Feb 1772

Xewkija, Gozo

Teresa Zammit

(c.1738-bef 1801)

.

Clementina Pajas La Corte

(c.1776-aft 1833)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 10 Nov 1801

S. Paolo,Valletta, Malta

Giuseppe Cilia

(c.1772-aft 1833)

Vincenzo Cilia La Corte

(8 Jan 1808-8 Jan 1888)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 27 Aug 1833

Cospicua, Malta

Caterina Borg

(c.1809-aft 1861)

Pietro Paolo Cilia La Corte

(15 Aug 1838-15 Jun 1907)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 3 Nov 1861

Porto Salvo,Valletta, Malta

Filomena Sceberras

(6 Sep 1840-5 Sep 1927)

Vincenzo Cilia La Corte

(25 Oct 1864-12 Sep 1930)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 22 Nov 1904

Jesus of Nazareth Church, Sliema, Malta

Giorgina DuPont

(3 May 1882-22 Mar 1963)

Peter Paul Cilia La Corte

(23 Aug 1907-1 Jul 1993)

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. 30 Oct 1933

Tal-Gebla Church, Gzira, Malta

Violet Tonna Navarra d'Aragona

(6 Aug 1908-15 Apr 1981)