Ersilia Cauchi who married Leone Agius, They were parents of Jane Portelli friend of Leo Dougherty.
Laurenzio Spiteri and Maria Vella were married on the 10 October 1815 in Nadur. Their son Giovanni Maria Anglu Anton Spiteri (In New Zealand known as James Spedderi) was born 1st October 1833 in Nadur Gozo and had a sister Giovanna
Spiteri. and as a family story goes a brother Paul who came to New Zealand with James but found it too cold and returned to Malta. These are the only siblings we know of.
Giovanna Spiteri married Michelangelo Cauchi 7th June 1862 in Ghajnsielem
Gozo. They had a son Lorenzo. Lorenzo had 5 siblings none of them were ever married nor did they have any children only Lorenzo did.
Lorenzo Cauchi was a Tailor, born in Gozo and Vittoria Lotti born Alexandria Egypt were married on the 13th
May 1888 at Port Salvo Valletta Malta. Vittoria Lottis’ parents were Lodislao Lotti and Rosa Mifsud. (Lorenzo Cauci was a nephew of James Spedderi ).
They had a daughter Ersilia Cauchi who married Leone Agius a carpenter on the 29th
January 1921 at Porto Salvo Valletta Malta. His parents were Carmelo Agius and Giovanna Borg they were married on the 24th of November 1881 at Senglea. Leone died very young aged 52 of a heart attack. in Malta.
Ersilia’s siblings were Ercole a brother who married Carmela Ciancio 24th January 1929 Port Salvo Valletta, Joseph, Carmena and Michael.
Leone Agius’ Siblings were Lawrence, Josephine,
Nazarunu and Carmen.
When one looks at the marriage witnesses of Lorenzo Cauchi and Vittoria Lotti it shows they probably had no family or friends in Malta at the time because one was a Domenican priest Fr.Giuseppe Galanti who was born
in Sicily, and the other was a church helper Carmelo Camenzuli.
Ersilia and Leone Agius were the parents of Jane, (married Anthony Portelli Egyptian, born in England) Rose, Joseph, Carmen & Michael. Jane who married Anthony
Portelli and had Margaret and Leo (Lenny). Jane was married in Malta and emigrated to Windsor Canada with 2 of her sisters and 1 brother the eldest brother settling in New York. Anthony (Tony) having a visa and working in Detroit. The family eventually moved
there. Jane hated the big noisy dirty city. Of course they shifted to Florida where she died. Her husband Tony Portelli died in 2014 in his early 90's.
Jane says in one of her letters to Leo Dougherty ‘that if it happens one day we win the
Irish sweepstakes we will be happy to visit you and whole family which is quite a family God bless them‘.