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John Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Agelasto

Male 1848 - 1905  (57 years)


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  • Name John Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Agelasto 
    • In legal documents, including naturalization submission, name is spelled 'Emanuel' with one 'm'. Death certificate gives two 'm's.
    Born 1848  Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened
    • God-parents: Ambrosios Negroponte
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1905  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at £890 0s 9d, administered at London 5 June 1905, went to widow. [1]
    Buried 18 Apr 1905  St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Placed by Argenti on the Negroponte-Agelasto tree but unknown to him with regards to the Agelasto line.
    • Residence: 1859, Constantinople; 1890, 265 Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, Manchester, England; 1899-1905, Aubonne House, Kersal, 491 Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, Manchester, England.
    • Occupation: India merchant, South Sea House, Threadneedle St., London; at Manchester; and in Calcutta. Shipping agent. Made numerous business trips to India. Trip to Greece, fall 1895. He joined the partnership A. Agelasto and Co., after the death of Augustus Cosi Agelasto, his cousin once removed. The 1903 city directory lists him as shipping merchant with A Agelasto & Co, Aubonne House, 491 Bury New Road, Manchester. [Also in Manchester the same year, there was a similar business with a slightly different name: Agelasto & Co, run by Stephen Cosi Agelasto, his cousin once removed, on George St, Manchester.] Probate records give 78 George St. as his address. A. Agelasto and Co., 63 George Street, London, acted as a central receiving depot for contributions of medicines and material by the Red Cross Society during the Turko-Greek war (Manchester Guardian, 11 May 1897, p 7). A Agelasto and Co. was in operation as late as 1916 [A. Agelasto and Co., 78 George St., donations: £15 to aid families affected by the Bolton coal mine disaster (Manchester Guardian, 31 Dec 1910, p 6); £50 to the war relief fund (Manchester Guardian, 8 Sep 1914, p 7); £10 to the Manchester Armenian Relief Fund (Manchester Guardian, 8 Jan 1916, p 1)].
    • Origin: Arrived in the UK around 1870. Constantinople and Greece. British citizenship 20 Jun 1899 while living in Manchester. [5]
    • Argenti says a John Agelasto (parents unknown) b. (date unknown) m. (date unknown) Aspasia Petrocochino and that he died on 14 Apr 1905 in Manchester. Metaxa says they (John Emmanuel) m. 4 Oct 1884 Manchester and had children Emmanuel and Alexandra.
    • His naturalisation papers (1899) say his parents were Emmanuel John Agelasto and his wife Alexandra (surname not given).
    • His partnership with John Ambrose Negroponte and John Antonio Ralli presumably begun 1 Jan 1886 with the retirement of Despina Ralli Agelasto, dissolved 31 Dec 1886 and the London office closed; he continued in partnership with Negroponte, trading as A. Agelasto & Co. The Calcutta office was on Canning Street, at the south-east corner of the China Bazaar. The Petrocochino Bros. had occupied this building; Michael Pandely Agelasto and John Michael Agelasto had a partnership with George Petrocochino.
    • Trustees of an Indenture of Settlement [a prenuptial agreement] between him and his wife, signed 2 Oct 1984, were Themistocles Pandia Anthony (Pandia) Petrocochino (her father), John Ambrose Negroponte (her brother-in-law) and Manuel Anastasius Copchili. Eleven years after his death, his widow successfully petitioned the court to let the Public Trustee assume sole trusteeship.
    • Presumably he was involved in the partnership of J.A. Negroponte, A Agelasto & F.C. Apostolides, export merchants, Manchester, under the style of A Agelasto & Co. which was dissolved, London Gazette, 28 Mar 1916, reported in The Times (London), 29 Mar 1916, p 6.
    • Mr. Agelasto (attired as a British naval officer attended a grand fancy dress ball at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall given by S. Georgala, Esq., of the firm of H. Georgala & Co., Greek general merchants (Liverpool Mercury, 30 Dec 1871). Also at the ball were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Agelasto (gentilhomme Polonais & chatelaine du moyen age, respectively), along with and Miss Agelasto (Smyrna lady).
    • Although the name A. Agelasto and Co. continued, the firm apparently downsized with the death of John Emmanuel. Shortly before he died numerous classified ads listed the 63 George Street, Manchester, warehouse 'lately occupied by Messrs. Agelasto and Co.' for let, after which it went to auction. Comprising 242 sq. yards, 5 storeys and basement, fronting on both George St. and Dickinson St, with annual chief rent of £11 8s (Manchester Guardian, 11 Jun 1904, 18 Jun 1904, 2 Jul 1904, 15 Oct 1904, 21 Mar 1905, 8 Apr 1905).
    • John Emmanuel Agelasto is the likely Mr. Agelasto who was a member of the Manchester Cretan Committee ("The Cretan Question," Manchester Guardian, 15 Mar 1897, p 7).
    • The 1891 England census: 265 New Bury Road, Broughton, Salford household headed by John E Agelasto, 40, East India merchant, b. Constantinople, Greek subject; wife Aspasia, 29, b. Bradford, Yorkshire; son Emmanuel J., 3; daughter Alexandra, 10 mos, both b. Manchester; & 4 servants.
    • Io. Agelastos is listed as a warden for the Greek Church of Manchester, 1895-1897. [6]
    • J. Agelastos is included in the list: Greek presence in India between 1900-1050 from Thacker's Directory and Greek Church archives. [7]
    • 1895 Calcutta Street Directory: 8 Clive Row, Calcutta – A. Agelasto Co.
      [8]
    • UK Naturalisation: John Emmanuel Agelasto, Greece, 20 Jun 1899, residence Manchester; home office paper B29722; certificate A10229.
      [9]
    Person ID I1179  Agelasto
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2012 

    Father Emmanuel John (John) Agelasto,   b. 1812, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1875  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Alexandra Gara,   b. Abt 1836,   d. Aft 1876  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married
    • This family is not included in Argenti's Agelasto tree; rather John Emmanuel is on Argenti's Petrocochino tree as a spouse (and thus on our Negroponte-Agelasto tree).
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aspasia (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 18 Feb 1861, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1931, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 04 Oct 1884  Greek Church of the Annunciation, Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage announcement appeared in The Times (London), 8 Oct 1884, p 1 and the The Pall Mall Gazette (London) 8 Oct 1884.
    • Witnesses: ? Negreponte; The Rev. Archimandrite Ilarion Canakis presided; entry 523/160. [10]
    Children 
    +1. Emmanuel John (John) Agelasto,   b. 04 Dec 1887, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1949, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Alexandra Mary (John) Agelasto,   b. 29 May 1890, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1957, Mount Stuart Nursing Home, St. Lukes Road, Torquay, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1848 - Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Oct 1884 - Greek Church of the Annunciation, Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1905 - Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 1905 - St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    photo 2009; Bank of Scotland, former South Sea House. With the repeal of the Corn Laws and the boom in trading that followed, the Baltic Exchange moved to the South Sea House (between 1857 - 1866) and then left the Threadneedle Street building in 1903 for the location now occupied by 30 St Mary Axe [The Gherkin]. John Emmanuel Agelasto, India merchant, had his London address as South Sea House, Threadneedle St.
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    detail--entrance
    265 Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, England
    265 Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, England
    Kwik-Fix now occupies the site. In 1890 the John Emmanuel Agelasto family lived at Aubonne House, at this address. 1895 Manchester directory lists John Augustus Agelasto as shipping merchant with A Agelasto & Co., Aubonne House, 265 Bury New Road, Manchester. This address, however, is more likely to have been residential.
    491 Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, England
    The Prestwich Launderette now occupies the site. From about 1903-1911 the John Emmanuel Agelasto family lived at this address, which was known as Aubonne House, also the name of their earlier residence down the road. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    Warehouse was former headquarters of A Agelasto & Co. photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    detail; photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    Agelasto nameplate; photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.

    Documents
    A Agelasto & Co
    A Agelasto & Co
    London Gazette 1 Jan 1886
    A Agelasto & Co.
    A Agelasto & Co.
    London Gazette 15 Feb 1887
    John Emmanuel Agelasto death certificate
    John Emmanuel Agelasto death certificate
    John Emanuel Agelasto naturalization request
    John Emanuel Agelasto naturalization request
    courtesy UK National Archives
    A Agelasto and Co. warehouse to let
    A Agelasto and Co. warehouse to let
    Manchester Guardian, 15 Oct 1904
    A Agelasto and Co. warehouse auction
    A Agelasto and Co. warehouse auction
    Manchester Guardian, 21 Mar 1905
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    Cheque dated 3 Aug 1885, 570 rupees, for 2 bales grey shirtings
    John Emmanuel Agelasto 1905 probate
    John Emmanuel Agelasto 1905 probate
    Agelasto & Co., 63 George Street, Manchester, England
    Agelasto & Co., 63 George Street, Manchester, England
    list of partners, 1878-1899

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    2. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 6, May 1996.
      Burial-No: B0003

    3. [S110] Index, Burials (1903-1921), St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich, Lancashire, England.

    4. [S70] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 78.

    5. [S94] UK National Archives.
      HO 144/443/B29722

    6. [S70] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 52.

    7. [S75] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002 ISBN 960-385-160-4).

    8. [S81] Thacker’s Indian Directory 1895.

    9. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 23, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

    10. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 6, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0061


  

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