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St. Lawrence Collegiate Church

Microfilms of the records of the baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church, Birgu, Malta, 1538-1876, and digitized records of the of the Santo Uffizio Cartolaro, part of the Archives of the Inquisition in Malta.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Malta
  • City

    Birgu
  • Repository

    St. Lawrence Collegiate Church
  • Project Codes

    APVAIM, Malta Series I
  • Project Numbers

    APVAIM 00001-APVAIM 00007; Microfilm nonsequential
  • Type

    Digital, Microform
  • Digital Surrogates

    17
  • Microfilm Reels

    20
  • Date Preserved

    1975, 1984, 2015
  • Languages

    Italian; Latin
  • Related Collections

    NAMOSI; AIMPR
  • Bibliography

    Malta Parish Archives Project

    William Zammit, “Records of the Roman Inquisition in Malta in the Vittoriosa Collegiate Archive,” In Scientia et religion: Studies in memory of Fr. George Aquilina OFM (1939-2012). Scholar, Archivist and Franciscan Friar (2014), 55-68.

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Records of the baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church, Birgu, Malta, 1538-1876. Records include lists of priests and notes about the plague of 1676.

Birgu (Vittoriosa) is one of the oldest parishes in Malta. St. Lawrence Church was built between 1681 and 1679, and was consecrated in 1723.

Digitized volumes of the Santo Uffizio Cartolaro consisting of 17 volumes dating from ca. 1553 to 1801. Documents consist mostly of civil proceedings of the Roman Inquisition in Malta. The records also include criminal proceedings, correspondence between the Congregation of the Holy Office in Rome and the Inquisitor of Malta, and other miscellaneous materials.

The Santo Uffizio Cartolaro are separated records from the main Archives of the Inquisition of Malta, now located primarily in the Cathedral Archives of Mdina, possibly gathered by the last Inquisitorial Assessor, Giovanni Battista Gatt, or the last Inquisitorial Chancellor, Ignazio Debono, after the Archives partial disperal resulting from the French occupation of Malta in June, 1798.