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RODIA Domenico
Birth:          EST 1640 

Notes
Baptism Register of Chiesa di San Antonio di Padova, Serino, Italy, examined 25 June 2019 (dtr Antonia)
Marriage Register of Chiesa di San Antonio di Padova, Serino, Italy, examined 25 June 2019
He is from Guardavalle, Province Catanzaro (in the toe portion of Italy's "boot"), this from Ottaviano Di 
Biase's professor friend, who also points out that Rodia, Rodio, Rodhia is a name of Greek origin
unsure how someone from Guardavalle met someone from Serino (Ottaviano thinks it was a need for 
workers after the plague hit Serino)
email 18 Nov 2020 from Ottaviano De Biase (marriage contracted 13 Oct 1667)
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This evening I found a history of Amato, Italy. It is in Province Catanzaro. Recall that Guardavalle is in 
Province Catanzaro. Guardavalle is the town from which Domenico Rodia came. He is the ancestors of the 
Rodia families of Serino.

The URL: https://www.prolocoamato.it/la-storia/

A relevant chapter (translated by Google Chrome):

CHAPTER II: THE FEUDAL PERIOD
In about 1100 it was dominated by the cousin of Costanza d'Altavilla and later, from 1444 to 1450, it was 
owned by King Alfonso of Aragon. In 1455, it passed to Francesco Rodia through the investiture of the king. 
Then in 1464, his brother Paolo succeeded Francesco Rodia. When he died, he was succeeded by his 
sister Moisella who married Roberto Susanna, patrician of the city of Crotone, who received the fiefdom of 
Amato as a dowry. In 1598, the direct descendant Fabrizio took power, but he died shortly thereafter and for 
lack of male descendants, his sister Lucrezia succeeded him. The latter married Ascanio Rocca of 
Catanzaro, with a dowry of barony. When he died, he was succeeded by his son Francesco, who died in 
1615. In 1627, the Prince of Maida, Marcantonio Loffredo, bought the fiefdom of the hamlet for 51,500 
ducats. In the same year, Amato was sold to Orazio Mottola, patrician of Monteleone for the sum of 30,000 
ducats. He donated it in 1662 to his eldest son Donato Antonio Mottola and constituted a "Maiorascato" 
(succession in favor of the firstborn males and their descendants). In the following years, Donato Antonio 
gained great merit at the Court of Spain and the title of Marquis of Amato, which was granted to him in 
recognition of the services rendered to the Crown in 1675. In 1686, he was succeeded by his eldest son 
Orazio, who in 1696 he donated the bell "Amor" to the church of Amato and two other bells dedicated 
respectively to St. Joseph and the Immaculate Virgin. He died in 1721 and was succeeded by his daughter 
Teresa Felice, who married his cousin Marco Antonio Mottola and put his son Francesco Antonio with him 
by decree of the Royal Court of the Vicariate to enact the "Maiorascato" he is declared the universal heir of 
the fiefdom of Amato. He was succeeded by his son Orazio Mottola who obtained from his father, the 
Marquisate of Amato and the Baronies of Joppolo and Coccorino in 1732.

It is my guess that Francesco or Paul Rodia is an ancestor of Domenico Rodia.
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I have also found a reference to a Bernardino Rodia/Rhodia in the same area two centuries earlier
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Also this:
https://books.google.com/books?id=OEfiHj0umRYC&pg=PA364&lpg=PA364&dq=rhodia
+catanzaro&source=bl&ots=DL9O49r8Zb&sig=ACfU3U2SKUDf4BKKC31Yket5BiOZ1HBxXA&hl=en&sa=X&

RHODIA: famiglia ugualmente nobile in Squillaci e Catanzaro. L'anno 1343 Giovanni Rhodio da Squillace 
era nella corte della reina Giovanna I con carico di suo tesoriero: cosi lo scrive Camillo Tutino. Aggionge 
Vincenzo Amato ch'ella fosse tale che non abbia invidia alle migliori di Calabria.
Francesco di questa famiglia ottenne dal re Alfonso I il feudo dell'Amato, piu di coltura che di vassallaggio e 
nientemeno lo riempi di gente, che ne divenne popolosa abitazione; onde poi Paulo suo figliuolo, non 
avendone dato il rivelo, Re Ferrante per li meriti di quello non volle saperne altro.

RHODIA: equally noble family in Squillaci and Catanzaro. The year 1343 Giovanni Rhodio from Squillace 
was in the court of the reina Giovanna I with load of its treasurer: thus Camillo Tutino writes. He adds 
Vincenzo Amato that she was such that he did not envy the best of Calabria.
Francesco of this family obtained from the king Alfonso I the fiefdom of the Beloved, more of culture than of 
vassalage and no less filled it with people, who became a populous dwelling; so that his son Paulo, not 
having revealed it, King Ferrante did not want to know any more about them than he deserved.
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In wikiwand.com/en/Amato, it states, 
From the 1st half of the 1400, the history of Amato begins to be better documented. At that time the 
territory of Amato was given to the feudatory Francesco Rodio of Catanzaro by Alfonso I, King of Naples. 
Then it was transferred to Prince Marcantonio of Loffredo. In 1635 it was given to Donato A. Mottola by the 
King of Spain. 
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per revolvy.com/page/Rocco-Rodio, Rocco Rodio b c 1535 d after 1615, Italian renaissance composer and 
theorist, best known for his sacred works and keybord ricercares. Born in Bari, worked at Polish court, 
possibly settled in Naples. Member of Carlo Gesualdo's academy at Naples.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=YExbAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA368&lpg=PA368&dq=squillace
+rodia&source=bl&ots=CuLW9VXnO2&sig=ACfU3U0QcEuWygI5NFy9oVd7614JLLvKFQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved
Annali Delle Due Sicilie Dall'Origine E Fondazione Della Monarchia ..., Volume 2
By Matteo Camera
p 368 n 4
nel quaterno delle uscite ed entrate de'regli tesorieri, trovasi dato incarico dal Re Roberto al notaro Andrea 
de Rodia di Squillace, perche soprantendesse ai susccennnati lavori
in the quaterno of the exits and receipts of the treasurers, he was given assignment by the King Roberto to 
the notary Andrea de Rodia of Squillace, so that he would be advised of the aforementioned works
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There is a reference in Archivo Storico per le Province Napoletane (page 583), that Andrea de Rodia received 
8 ounces of gold and 21 t. Not sure what 21 t means
It is an entry 25 Oct 1335
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https://archive.org/stream/archiviostorico68patrgoog/archiviostorico68patrgoog_djvu.txt
Archivio storico per le province napoletane
Ivi 22 — Ordina consegnarsi al suddetto Giacomo de Bur- 
son tutta la stoppa fatta venire nella città di Napoli per le 
navi allora destinate per la spedizione di Àcaia, quale stoppa 
ora serve per le navi della guerra di Sicilia (1). In questo 
stesso giorno fa salvacondotto alla nobile Rodia vedova di 
Galgano della Marra , già impiccato , ed a' suoi figliuoli , i 
quali per la condanna del marito e del padre rispettivo la- 
titavano pel Regno. E nello stesso tempo restituisce loro i 
beni confiscati al defunto Galgano. Simile salvacondotto fa 
al milite Giovanni della Marra figliuolo di Angelo, già im- 
piccato, il quale per la condanna del padre era fuggito dal 
regno ; però deve restare lontano da Barletta per due anni, 
e deve prestare cauzione di 4 mila once di oro de fidelitate 
servanda (2). Lo stesso Principe di Salerno volendo usare 
clemenza verso Ruggiero della Marra condannato nel capo 
per le sue colpe, e tenuto in ceppi nel castello del Salva- 
tore a mare di Napoli detto dell' Uovo , gli fa grazia della 
vita e delle membra del suo corpo fino al ritorno in regno 
di re Carlo suo padre, promettendogli di metter lo in libertà 
se fra lo spazio di cinque anni il detto re Carlo non ritor- 
nerà in regno. Però il detto Ruggiero della Marra deve dare 
due suoi figliuoli legittimi in ostaggio ed una cauzione di 
6 mila once di oro, e dovrà essere rilegato in una terra del 
regno, dove piacérà ad esso Principe, e con l'obbligo di 
presentarsi almeno una volta al giorno in detta terra alla 
persona all' uopo destinata; e che esso Ruggiero non abbia 
cosa alcuna a dire, fare o trattare contro re Carlo e la sua 
real famiglia e suo regno di Sicilia. Intanto restituirà tutti 
i suoi beni che possedeva in Barletta, in Ravello ed in Gio- 
venazzo alla moglie ed a' figliuoli, dopo che avranno pagato 
ad esso principe 4 mila once di oro (3). 
Ivi 22 - Order delivery to the aforementioned Giacomo de Bur-
are all the tow made to come to the city of Naples for the
ships then destined for the shipping of Accaia, such as tow
now it serves for the ships of the Sicilian war (1). In this
same day he is safe-conduct to the noble Rodia widow of
Galgano della Marra, already hanged, and to his sons, i
which for the condemnation of the husband and the respective father the
titavano for the Kingdom. And at the same time he returns them i
assets confiscated from the deceased Galgano. Similar safe-conduct does
to the soldier Giovanni della Marra, Angelo's son, already
piqued, who for the condemnation of his father had fled from
kingdom; however he must stay away from Barletta for two years,
and must pay a deposit of 4 thousand ounces of gold de fidelitate
servanda (2). The same Prince of Salerno wanting to use
clemency towards Ruggiero della Marra condemned in the head
for his faults, and kept in logs in the castle of the Save-
to the sea of ??Naples, called of the Egg, grants him the grace of
life and limbs of his body until he returns to the kingdom
of King Charles his father, promising to release him
if in the space of five years the said king Carlo does not return
will be in the realm. But the said Ruggiero della Marra must give
two of his legitimate children hostage and a bail of
6 thousand ounces of gold, and will have to be bound in a land of the
kingdom, where Prince will like it, and with the obligation to
appear at least once a day in the said land at
intended person; and that Ruggiero does not have
nothing to say, do or treat against King Charles and his
real family and his kingdom of Sicily. Meanwhile, he will return all
his possessions he owned in Barletta, Ravello and Gio-
Venazzo to his wife and children, after they have paid
to it prince 4 thousand ounces of gold (3).
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http://www.accademiapontaniana.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/REGISTRI-PRIVILEGI-ALFONSO-I.pdf
p 217
37. - 1445 agosto 19, Napoli, nel Castelnuovo.
Una simile lettera di nomina a capitano di Santa Severina per l’anno della
XII indizione (1448-1449) è spedita ad Antonio de Rodia di Policastro.
Ivi, f. 47r.
37. - 1445 August 19, Naples, in Castelnuovo.
A similar letter of appointment as captain of Santa Severina for the year of
XII indizione (1448-1449) is sent to Antonio de Rodia of Policastro.
Ivi, f. 47r.
p 431
99. - 1447 agosto 3, Tivoli.
Alfonso I conferma e ratifica l’accordo intercorso tra Enrico Marco de
Cumis, procuratore del nobiluomo e familiare regio Nicola Sanseverino, e il
nobiluomo Giovannello de Rodia, procuratore e mundoaldo della nipote Giacomella de Rodia, con 
istrumento dato a Catanzaro il 20 giugno del 1446, in
base al quale, in previsone del matrimonio tra Nicola e Giacomella, Cecca,
moglie di Giovannello, rinunciava a favore della nipote ai suoi diritti sul casale
o feudo di Marcellinara, sito nel territorio di Tiriolo, costituendolo quale dote,
e investe Nicola, una volta consumato il matrimonio, del medesimo feudo.
Ivi, ff. 98r-99v.
99. - 1447 August 3, Tivoli.
Alfonso I confirms and ratifies the agreement between Enrico Marco de
Cumis, prosecutor of the noble and family royal Nicola Sanseverino, and the
nobleman Giovannello de Rodia, procurator and mundoaldo of his niece Giacomella de Rodia, with 
instrument given to Catanzaro on 20 June 1446, in
on the basis of which, in anticipation of the marriage between Nicola and Giacomella, Cecca,
Giovannello's wife, he renounced his rights in the farmhouse in favor of his niece
or fief of Marcellinara, located in the territory of Tiriolo, constituting it as a dowry,
and invests Nicola, once the marriage is consummated, with the same fief.
Ivi, ff. 98r-99V.
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https://monasticmatrix.osu.edu/sites/monasticmatrix.osu.edu/files/commentaria/primary_texts/3599Text.pdf
page 293 n 310
310 Sancia donava al monastero 3.000 once di gigliati d’argento, pari a
180.000 gigliati, già depositati dai tesorieri della regina, Giovanni de
Rodia di Squillace e Lorenzo di Cava, presso la sacrestia dei frati Minori
del monastero di S. Chiara e ivi custoditi in una cassa di legno a disposizione dell’abate Francesco de 
Arcellis, procuratore ed economo del
monastero, e destinati all’acquisto di beni immobili per la costituzione
del patrimonio del monastero stesso. Sempre per l’acquisto di altri
terreni e di case destinati questa volta al monastero della Maddalena, la
Sovrana aveva anche stanziato altre 5.000 once verosimilmente
anch’esse di gigliati d’argento, custoditi sempre nel monastero di S.
Chiara. Infine, ai monasteri di S. Maria Egiziaca e di S. Chiara venivano
attribuite le due altre parti del bosco della Selva Mala e numerosi altri
beni immobili.
310 Sancia donated 3,000 ounces of silver lilies to the monastery, equal to
180,000 lilies, already deposited by the queen's treasurers, Giovanni de
Rodia di Squillace and Lorenzo di Cava, in the sacristy of the Friars Minor
of the monastery of S. Chiara and kept there in a wooden box at the disposal of the abbot Francesco de 
Arcellis, procurator and treasurer of the
monastery, and intended for the purchase of real estate for the constitution
of the heritage of the monastery itself. Always for the purchase of others
land and houses destined this time to the monastery of La Maddalena, la
Sovereign had also allocated another 5,000 ounces probably
also of silver lilies, always kept in the monastery of S.
Chiara. Finally, the monasteries of S. Maria Egiziaca and S. Chiara came
attributed the two other parts of the forest of the Selva Mala and many others
real estate.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=jyJbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=%22giovanni+de+rodia
%22&source=bl&ots=SLjuqTn9zR&sig=ACfU3U2DLBEsbH_9YeZ0HX8gybN3ur9fcw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ah
A tal'uopo Rainaldo conchiuse con la famiglia del ricco cittadino barese Daiferio di Giovanni de Rodia una 
convenzione assai vantaggiosa, nella quale cedendo alcune case intorno alla piccola chiesa di San Nicola 
de la porto ne acquistava altre prsso l'Episcopio
To that end, Rainaldo concluded a very advantageous agreement with the family of the rich citizen of Bari, 
Daiferio di Giovanni de Rodia, in which he ceded some houses around the small church of San Nicola de la 
Porto and bought other houses for the Episcopio.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=-SGttsZGOSMC&pg=PA173&lpg=PA173&dq=catanzaro
+rhodia&source=bl&ots=BPtjIhs-
Db&sig=ACfU3U0NyP4UfcRTXoF159j060T4M3yCsA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjJ5tmKjMzkAhWomuAK
Memorie historiche dell'illustrissima, famosissima, e fedelisima città di ...
By Vincenzo D' Amato
Bernardino Rhodia degli Antichi Baroni dell'Amato, e nato d'una famiglia, che non ha inuidia alle migliori 
della calabria
Bernardino Rhodia of the Ancient Barons of the Beloved, born of a family, which has no incentive to the best 
of Calabria
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https://books.google.com/books?id=OEfiHj0umRYC&pg=PA364&lpg=PA364&dq=catanzaro
+rhodia&source=bl&ots=DL9P_9A6_4&sig=ACfU3U2VaRz3GZybgpv2LHvcm80ufXoCBA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=
%20rhodia&f=false
Della Calabria illustrata, Volume 3
L'anno 1317 Riccardo de Poeriis in un istrumento in forma probante vien scritto col titolo di dominus e di 
miles. L'anno 1401 gl'ufficiali di Taverna, cioe Roberto Cappasanta da Napoli, gustiziero, e suoi compagni, 
danno il possesso a Giovannello Rhodia da Reggio, abitante in Catanzaro del feudo de Poeriis, che poi, nel 
1420, si restituisce a Nicolo Poerio, milite della reina Giovann II.
The year 1317 Riccardo de Poeriis in an instrument in proof is written with the title of dominus and miles. In 
1401 the officers of Taverna, namely Roberto Cappasanta from Naples, executioner, and his companions, 
gave possession to Giovannello Rhodia da Reggio, an inhabitant of Catanzaro of the feud of Poeriis, who 
then returned to Nicolo Poerio in 1420 , soldier of Reina Giovann II.


Marriage To CIRINO Joanna (Giovanna) (EST 1645 - ) m. 30 Oct 1667 Chiesa di San Antonio di Padova, Serino, Italy Notes Parents CIRINO Tomasso (EST 1620 - ) ROCCO Antonia (EST 1620 - ) Children by CIRINO Joanna (Giovanna) EST 1645 -
RODIA Paolo Antonio (18 Feb 1669 - 1743) RODIA Filippo (1670 - ) RODIA Caterina (1670 - 1673) RODIA Antonia Joanna (Giovanna) (31 Jan 1671 - ) RODIA Antonia Maddalena (1672 - ) RODIA Sabato Antonio (1673 - 1747) RODIA Francesco Antonio (Carmine) (1 Aug 1674 - 30 Jun 1745) RODIA Caterina (2 Mar 1677 - 2 Mar 1749) RODIA Stella Angela (27 Dec 1678 - ) RODIA Angela (Lilla) (1683 - 29 Apr 1745) RODIA Nicola Pietro (1 Mar 1685 - ) RODIA Maria (1688 - 1768) RODIA Giuseppe (1688 - )
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