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Title: The baiulia
Authors: Busuttil, Joseph
Keywords: Axach, Andrew, 1500-1561
Xerri, Ventura
Church buildings -- Malta -- History
Courts -- Malta -- History -- 16th century
Jurisdiction -- Malta -- History -- 16th century
Latin language -- History -- 16th century
Priests -- Malta -- History -- 16th century
Chapel of the Annunciation, tal-Gholja (Siggiewi, Malta)
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Malta Historical Society
Citation: Busuttil, J. (1989). The baulia. Melita Historica, 10(2), 173-199.
Abstract: In 1550, a legal dispute between priest Andrew Axach and Mrs. Ventura Xerri erupted over the possibility that the Church of St. Mary in Siggiewi was built by Xerri's ancestors. Axach argued that the church fell under his predecessor's jurisdiction while Xerri attempted to prove her ancestors' influence in the construction of the church as well as asserting that it lay within the boundaries of the city of Malta and not of Siggiewi. Busuttil also included extracts (written in Latin) that reveal the method by which the "baulia" functioned.
Appears in Collections:MH, Volume 10, No. 2 (1989)
MH, Volume 10, No. 2 (1989)

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