The house at 224, Republic Street, Valletta know as ‘Casa Pereira’ was built around the year 1600. There were several Knights of thePereirafamily living inVallettain the eighteenth century, most of whom were related to Grand Master Emauel Pinto da Fonseca. Among those recorded are: Fra Emauel de Pereira, Fra Luigi Periera, Fra Jose Pereira, Fra Francesco Guedes Pereira and Fra Giuseppe Pereira de Cotinho Pinto. The latter, Pinto’s uncle, lived in a palatial house, known as Palazzo Briffa, inWest Street. The Order’s records refer to “la scesa ove abita il Bali Pereyra, strada laterale inferiore al Monistero di Santa Caterina”. Another entry refers to “la casa abitata dal Vend a Bli di Lesa Pereyra”.