Marquis de Luca family Archives - Lecce

The proposition of private documents, offered in this project, relates to a more complex articulation of "historical family memory " that has settled over time and that, as a result of hereditary divisions, has come only in part to the current owner.

The collection consists mainly in ecclesiastical documents connected with the activity done, over time, by members of the Family, whose last residence was that of Arnesano (Le) Via Mater Domini, next to the family chapeldedicated to S. Filomena dating back to sixteenth century and today  managed by the parish church.

The Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary mentions the family (de) Lucae as nobles of Molfetta and Amantea, a certain Bernardo was its founder in 1586. Other noble families are found in Foggia and Barletta. The Historical Encyclopedia of Aristocracy  mentions the  (de) Lucas of Neaples , of Campobasso, of Bari and of  Messina. Among the "historic" members of the family the ones to be mentioned are: Carlantonio, a secular priest, born in Molfetta, in 1630, an expert in Roman law and author of several works of jurisprudence. Nicola, magistrate, born in Foggia April 30, 1776; appointed Judge of the Civil Court in 1819, he moved to Chieti and subsequently to Trani as a judge of the High Court Criminal, on October 23, 1826. Ferdinando, born August 13, 1785, geographer, mathematician and philosopher; he was sent in 1820 as Representative of Capitanata, to the Parliament of Naples and took part, in 1845, to the Seventh Congress of Italian Scientists, held in Naples. Giambattista, born in Giovinazzo in 1795, doctor;  he participates in the upheavals of 1820 as a member of the local secret society Gli Spartani nella Peucezia. He died August 5, 1879. Stanislao Maria born in Bari December 4, 1829 by Vincenzo - member of the Masonry and "Grand Master" of the local group of Carbonari - and Rosa de Barberis, both members of illustrious and noble families of  Polignano. He was professor of theology at the seminary of Monopoly. Pope Leo XIII  proclaimed him bishop of Teja and coadjutor of St. Marco and Bisignano (CS). He died February 14, 1895.



- Ecclesiastical Manuscripts (XVIIIth-XIXth Centuries)