- Armellino Correspondence -
I reviewed my notes and did a little research in the Stato Civile and came up with the following:
FHL INTL Film 1733313, MATRIMONI 1877, Parte II, No. 2, 22 JAN 1877: Pasquale de Socio, age 38, born in CB, son of Gaetano de Socio and Luisa Santacroce, and Amalia d'Alessandro, age 27, daughter of Gennaro d'Alessandro and Annamaria Iapoce, were married on 22 JAN 1877 in CB. The witnesses were Achille Nudi, age 44, Federico Nudi, age 39, Ferdinando Nudi, age 41, and Gustavo Diodato, age 50. Note: Pasquale used the surname "de Socio" when he signed his name.
FHL INTL Film 1386538, NATI 1839, N. d'ordine 6, 11 JAN 1839: Pasquale de Soccio, was born on 07 JAN 1839 in CB, the son of Gaetano de Socio, age 32, and Luisa Santacroce, age 32.
VAULT INTL Film 1443292, MATRIMONI 1828, N. d'ordine 33, 18 SEP 1828: Gaetano de Socio, age 22, son of Pasquale de Socio and Angelantonia Latessa, and Luisa Maria Santacroce, age 21, daughter of Filippo Santacroce and Angela Rosa Piaccia, were married on 18 SEP 1828 in CB.
VAULT INTL Film 1443293, PROCESSETTI 1828, N. del Registro 33: Don Gaetano de Socio e Donna Luisa Maria Santacroce
Page 1, Nato, 01 SEP 1828 - Gaetano Maria di Soccio was born on 12 DEC 1806, the son of Don Pasquale di Soccio and Donna Angelantonia Latessa. The witnesses were Vittoria Santoro and Pasquale Meale.
Page 2, Morte, 24 JAN 1828 - Pasquale de Socio, age 57, born in CB, son of Michele de Socio and Anna Felicia Iacobone, husband of Angelantonia Latessa, died on 20 JAN 1825 in CB.
Page 3, Morte, 06 OCT 1827 - Michele de Socio, age 57, born in CB, son of Josephi de Socio, husband of Anna Iacobone, died on 22 MAR 1765 in Guglionesi.
Page 4, Nata, 12 SEP 1827 - Luisa Maria Santacroce was born on 15 DEC 1805 in CB, the daughter of Filippo Santacroce and Angela Rosa Piaccia.
Page 5, Morte, 17 SEP 1828 - Filippo Santacroce, son of Matteo Santacroce, died on 05 JAN 1810 in CB.
Page 6, Morte, 12 SEP 1827 - Matteo Santacroce, age 78, husband of Carmelia Cicchetti, died on 04 OCT 1803 in CB.
FHL INTL Film 1443272, MATRIMONI 1809, NUM. 25, 16 NOV 1809: Pasquale di Socio, age 48, son of Michele di Socio and Anna Felicia Iacoboni, and Angelantonia La Tessa, age 32, daughter of Giuseppe La Tessa and Irene Felicita, were married on 16 NOV 1809 in CB.
FHL INTL Film 1443272, PROCESSETTI 1809: Pasquale de Socio con Angiolantonia Latessa
Page 1, Matrimonio, 16 NOV 1809 - Pasquale di Socio, age 48, son of Michele di Socio, merchant, and Anna Felicia Iacobone, and Angelantonia Latessa, age 32, daughter of Giuseppe Latessa, shoe maker, and Irene Felicita, were married on 16 NOV 1809 in CB. Note: Pasquale used the surname "de Socio" when he signed his name.
Page 2, Pubblicazione, 29 OCT 1809 - Pasquale di Socio, age 48, son of Michele di Socio and Anna Felicia Iacobone, and Angelantonia La Tessa, age 32, daughter of Giuseppe La Tessa and Irene Felicita, are to be married.
Page 3, Pubblicazione, 05 NOV 1809 - Pasquale di Socio, age 48, son of Michele di Socio and Anna Felicia Iacobone, and Angelantonia La Tessa, age 32, daughter of Giuseppe La Tessa and Irene Felicita, are to be married.
Page 4, Morte, 20 JUL 1809 - Michael de Socio, son of Josephi de Socio, widower of Anna Iacobone, died on 22 MAR 1765 in Guglionesi.
Page 5, Morte, 25 JUN 1809 - Anna Felicia Iacobone, age 38, wife of Michele di Soccio, died on 24 JAN 1762 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 6, Morte, 28 JUN 1809 - Giuseppe di Soccio, age 60, husband of Diana Picucci, died on 22 SEP 1733 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 7, Morte, 28 JUN 1809 - Diana Picucci, age 76, widow of Giuseppe di Soccio, died on 23 NOV 1769 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 8, Morte, 25 OCT 1809 - Francesco Iacobone, of many years [da multi anni], husband of Agnese di Minno, both parents of Anna Felicia Iacobone, died [no date] in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 9, Morte, 25 OCT 1809 - Agnese di Minno, age 40, widow of Francesco Iacobone, mother of Anna Felicia Iacobone, died [no date] in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 10, Morte, 23 OCT 1809 - Giuseppe Latessa, age 45, husband of Irene Colafelice, died on 16 OCT 1786 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 11, Nato, 23 OCT 1809 - Pasquale Maria di Soccio, the son of Michele di Soccio and Anna Felicia Iacobone, was born on 20 NOV 1761 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 12, Nata, 23 OCT 1809 - Angela Antonia Latessa, the daughter of Giuseppe Latessa and Irene Colafelice, was born on 04 AUG 1777 in CB. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Page 13, 25 OCT 1809 - Consent to marriage by Irene Felicita, widow of Giuseppe Latessa, signed before Nicola Maria Picucci, Notary.***
Note the following: (1) Your family line used the spelling "de Socio" more regularly than other lines of the same family name in Campobasso; (2) The two Pasquales, grandson and grandfather respectively, actually signed their own names (they were literate) and used the spelling de Socio; (3) Michele de Socio died in the Comune di Guglionesi, Distretto di Larino, and Provincia di Molise, (4) The book excerpt I sent you mentions a de Socio line -- using that spelling -- from Guglionesi. Furthermore, it states that the Guglionesi line was of a higher class than the di Soccio peasants of Campobasso; (5) The titles of respect Don and Donna were used when referring to Pasquale de Socio and Angela Antonia Latessa respectively; and (6) Michele de Socio was a merchant by profession. I think you should work on an accurate translation of that book excerpt, as I believe it might refer to your family line. It seems that your line was of the higher class in Campobasso.
Have you worked with the records microfilmed by the Church of Latter Day Saints? There are many blanks in your family tree that could be filled by researching these records, as well as details that I have not included in deference to limited research time. You can also get copies of the original records, rather than a certificate from Italy that is secondary evidence (with all of its shortcomings). I think a few of your family lines can be extended with additional research; although your de Socio line has been extended as far as possible with the civil records...you will need religious records to go further with that line. By the way, many of the extracts included in the processetti provide the Book and Page numbers where the actual church record is located. This is very helpful if you are trying to get a copy of or information from a particular church record.
I have attached a photograph of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore [now known as Santa Maria del Monte] as it looks today. Note that many of your family records were from this church. Although the church dates back to the 11th century, its appearance today is the result of many restorations, the latest being in 1944/1945, together with construction of the bell tower in 1970. It was originally called Santa Maria de Supra or Santa Maria de Campobasso. About 1525 it took the name Santa Maria Maggiore, which it kept until 1829 when the cathedral took that name. Since then it has been known as Santa Maria del Monte.
I have also attached a file copy of a Pedigree Chart of the information set forth above. If you do get a good translation of that book excerpt, I would like to see it.
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
[now known as Santa Maria del Monte]