Born: 4 August 1737
~Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Kingdom of Sicily
Died: Between 1829 and 1833, probably in Serradifalco, in the Kingdom of
the Two Sicilies
Coniglio [coo-NEEL-yu]: rabbit
Civil birth records were
not made in Sicily before 1820, but I found the church
record, in Latin, of the baptism of my great-great-great
grandfather Pasquale Domenico Coniglio.
In 1737, the Kingdom of Sicily was part of the Spanish Bourbon
empire. In 1734, Charles, Duke of
the eldest son of King Philip V of Spain,
had conquered the kingdoms of Naples and of Sicily, and
was crowned as the King of Naples and Sicily on 3
July 1735, reigning as Carlo VII of Naples and Carlo V
of Sicily. The coin of the realm was the Spanish
Pasquale Domenico Coniglio was not a subject of
Italy, which did not exist as a nation at the time.
He was a Sicilian.
King Carlo V
In 1737, American patriots John Hancock and Thomas Paine
were born, and the city of Richmond, Virginia was
founded. In the British colonies, Benjamin
Franklin established the first American city police
force, in Philadelphia.
From Serradifalco Registri
Ecclesiastici 2012918, 1737 Baptisms,
Pasqualis Domenicus Coniglio
Die 4 Augusti 1737
Pasqualis Domus filius
Vincentia Coniglio jug. natum hodie
hora Sex noctis circiter fuit baptiza
tus a me D. Leonardus Cacciatore capus
Prii fuerunt Domus et Ioanna
Day 4 August 1737
Pasquale Domenico son of Filippo
Vincenza Coniglio, married, born today at
about hour Six at night was baptized
by me Don Leonardo Cacciatore chaplain
were Domenico and Giovanna Vecchio,
My paternal ggg-grandfather Pasquale's marriage record, in
Latin, gives his name as 'V.C. Paschalem Coniglio'.
'V.C.' is the abbreviation of 'Vir Clarissimus',
meaning 'Most Illustrious Man', or 'Distinguished
Gentleman'. This phrase
is translated into Italian as 'Don'.
(Canonical [church] marriage records)
From Serradifalco Registri Ecclesiastici Film
1759 Marriages, page 9, Paschalis Coniglio
and Rosa Volpe
Anno domi 1759 die 1:
Dicembris promessis proclamaronibus tribus diebus
quarum prima fuit die 18 secunda 25 et
tertia 30: 9bris
inter messorum . . . .. habita nulloque
sine legmo, sine
canoc . . . . impedimento Ego. d. Joseph
Guadagnino huj Ter V.C. Paschalem Coniglio f: l: et n: Philip
pi et Vincentiae
jugalib. huj . . . et Rosam Volpe F: leg: et n.
Hieronimi et Magdalenae
Volpe jugbus huj Ter in hoc Matrici
utnusque mutuo habito consenza per cor
. . . . . in faciem
Ecclesiae matrimonio Conjunti coram testis
Paulino Lombardo et
Sebastianae Blandina , ac . . . . in . .
. . . . . benedixi
of Our Lord 1759 day 1 December
banns posted three continuous
Feast days of which the first was day 18,
the second day 25 and
the third 30 September at the masses . . .
. having no one
with legal or canonical . . . . objections
Guadagnino of this Land, Don Pasquale Coniglio leg.
& nat. son
Vincenza, married, of here . . and Rosa Volpe leg. + n. daughter
and Magdalena Volpe, married, of this Land in this Mother
asked if they both had consented to . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . before the Church were joined in matrimony before
Paolino Lombardo and Sebastiano Blandina .
. . . . . in . .
. . . . . I
Don Pasquale Domenico Coniglio
married Donna Rosa Volpe
Giuseppe Coniglio 1760 - 1833
(Married Maria Anna Vaccari*)
Francesco Coniglio: 1 Oct 1760 - ?
Sacerdote (Priest) Raimondo Coniglio: 19 Nov 1764 -
21 Oct 1838
Gaetano Coniglio: abt 1768 - 17 Jul
Serafina Coniglio: 26 Mar 1777 - 20 Dec 1829 (Married Mariano
Carlo Coniglio: 20 Dec 1779 - ?
Amodeo Coniglio: 24 Aug 1782 - ?
Anna Coniglio: ? - ? (Married Giuseppe Vaccari*)
Vaccari and Anna Vaccari were brother and sister