ARCHIVE  The Will of James I
1. The Will of James I.
Facsimile, Latin transcription, English translation

2. The book “L’Ordine del Collare” by the 7th Duke L'Ordine del Collare
of Carcaci, 1849/51. Facsimile, Italian transcription,
English translation
Funeral Eulogy
3. Funeral eulogy for the 7th Duke of Carcaci,
by Francesco Tornabene, 1854.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation Letter from the Attorney General

4. Letter from the Attorney General 18th May 1851.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
Letter from the Governor
5. Circular from the Governor of the Province of Catania,
30th March 1853.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
The Family Pact
6. Family Pact, Palermo, 14th June 1853.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
The Royal Commission for Titles of Nobility
7. Certificates of the Royal Commission on Titles of
Nobility, 27th June 1859 and 2nd February 1860.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
Decree 11th Feb 1860
8. Decree of H.M. Francesco II, Naples, 11th February 1860.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
Letter from the Secr of State
9. Communication of the Royal Secretary of State, Palermo,
8th March 1860.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
Royal Decree about the MOC
10. Decree of H.M. Francesco II, Gaeta, 16/9 1860
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
Expert Opinion
10.1.Expert testimony regarding the Decree by Professor
Bertucci Temistocle: Facsimile, English translation
Certificate of authenticity
10.2.Verification of authenticity regarding the Decree,
from the City of Padova
Facsimile, English translation
Rivista Araldica
11. Rivista Araldica, “On the Royal and Aragonese
origins of the Paternò of Sicily”, 1913.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
La Dinastia Sovrana
12. The book “La Dinastia Sovrana Paternò-Ayerbe-Aragona”
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
The Court in Bari
13. Judgement of the Court of Bari (13/3/1952).
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
The Court of Appeal in Pistoia
14. Judgement of the Appeal Court in Pistoia (5/6/1964).
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
The Intl Court of Arbitration in Ragusa
15. Judgement of the Ordinary Tribunal of Ragusa
seated as international Court of Arbitration, (8/1/2003).
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation

The complete judgement from Ragusa,
19 parts with about 400 pages
1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5 1:6 1:7 1:8 1:9 1:10
2:1 2:2 2:3 2:4 2:5 2:6 2:7 2:8 2:9
The judgement from Ragusa has gained legal force
16. Proof of registration showing the judgement from Ragusa
has gained legal force. Facsimile English translation
New York Convention on Arbitration
17. The New York Convention on Arbitration 1958.
English text, List of parties to the Convention,

18.1 Constitutiones Regni Siciliae, liber. 3, tit. 26, Constitutiones Regni Siciliae
Liber Augustalis, Naples 1475, showing that in
the Kingdom of Sicily of the day nobiliary titles
were inherited cognatically.
Facsimile, Latin transcription, English translation
Stato presente della nobiltà Messinese
18.2 Extract from the book “Stato presente della nobiltà
Messinese”, by Giuseppe Gallupi, Milan 1881, which
verifies that at that time nobiliary titles were
inherited cognatically. Facsimile.
Libro d'Oro 1920
19. Extract from Libro d’Oro, the Italian book of
nobility, 1920 – 22. Facsimile, English translation

Corpus Historiae Genealogicae Italia et Hispaniae
20. Copies from “Corpus Historiae Genealogicae Italia et
Hispaniae” by Jakob Wilhelm Imhof, Nurnberg 1702,
showing the family line from James I to John the Elder.
Facsimile, English translation of the Commentary.
De Aragoniae Regum Origine
21. Gaspare Scioppio (Kaspar Schoppe)
“De Aragoniae Regum Origine, Posteritate, ..”, Milan
1628, showing the family line to John the Elder
(p. 22) and the family relations with other European
Royal Houses. Facsimile.
Conte di Caserta
22. Diploma issued by HRH don Alfonso, Count of
Caserta and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two
Sicilies, conferring on HRH don Francesco Mario, Prince
of Emmanuel and Grand Master of the Order of the
Collar (MOC) the rank of Commander of the Order of
Francesco I 15th May 1933. Don Francesco Mario was
then only 20 years. Facsimile, English translation.
HM King Francesco II
23. Signed photography of HM King Francesco, last
reigning King of the Two Sicilies, issued to HRH don
Mario Paternò Castello, Prince of Emmanuel and
Grand Master of the Order of the Collar, 24th
December 1893. Facsimile.
Della Sicilae Nobile
24. Extract from the book “Della Sicilia Nobile” on
the House of Biscari.
Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation.
I Paternó di Sicilia
25. Extract from the book “I Paternó di Sicilia”, by
Francesco Paternó Castello di Carcaci.
Title page , text on John the Elder (English translation).
Prof Sundberg
26. Expert opinion by Professor Emeritus of Law
Jacob W F Sundberg 15th September 2006, establishing
that the Head of the Royal House of Aragon, Majorca
and Sicily has “rank equal to a Head of State”.
Swedish facsimile English translation
Italian translation Summary

27. Extract from Filadelfo Mugnos, “Teatro Genologico Filadelfo Mugnos
delle famiglie del Regno di Sicilia”, Palermo 1607.
Facsimile English translation.

28. “Case già sovrane di Stati Italiani”, extract from
Rivista Araldica 1922 (Volume XX).
Facsimile English translation Repertorio Iconografico

29. Extract from “Repertorio Iconografico degli
Ordini Cavallereschi” Facsimile

30. The dynasty Paternò-Castello in Almanach de Gotha.
Facsimile .
Abdication
31. Act of Abdication from 10th March 1996, where HRH
don Roberto renounced his rights as Head of the Royal
House in favour of his elder son HRH don Francesco.
Facsimile .

32. Opinion by Professor Dick Harrison regarding the historicity
and status of the Order of the Collar.
English facsimile

33. Opinion by Professor Gunnar Bramstång regarding the
succession in the Royal House and the validity of the Family Pact
Translation.

34. Letter of gratitude from the President of the Republic of
Gambia, having been appointed a Knight Grand Cross with Grand
Collar of the MOC. English facsimile .

35. Decree of H.M. King Alfonso III 23rd January 1289 to appoint
the 20 first knights from Saint Agatha. Facsimile.

36. Recommendations on the wearing of the insignia of MOC,
opinion by the Swedish Ambassador and former Head of Protocol
of the Swedish Foreign Office H.E. Karin Ehnbom-Palmquist,
and opinion of the Bulgarian Professor and expert on orders
Todor Petrov.

37. Opinion by professor emeritus of public law Gunnar Bramstång
on the legitimacy of conferred nobility.

38. Opinion by professor emeritus of public law Gunnar Bramstång
on The independence of the courts and the validity of judgements

39. Judgement 18 May 2013 from the Ordinary Tribunal of Massa
on the legitimacy of the MOC in the Italian Republic.
Facsimile    English translation

 

A bibliography with a selection of books from the Chancery of
the Order is available here. It is not intended to be complete.