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Smaragda (Themistocles) Petrocochino[1, 2]

Female 1860 - 1929  (69 years)


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  • Name Smaragda (Themistocles) Petrocochino 
    Nickname Esmeralda 
    Born 01 Apr 1860  Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 29 May 1860  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At home of I. Zygomala; Entry: 142(14)/051; Godparent: Michael Mavrogordato (her maternal uncle); priest: Vasilios Moros [3]
    Gender Female 
    Died 09 May 1929  3 The Grange, Wimbleton Common, Wimbledon, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death of Esmeralda Negroponte -- Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860 -- was registered Apr-May-Jun 1929; Age at Death: 69; Kingston, Middlesex, Surrey, Volume: 2a, Page: 554. Certificate not examined.
    • Her estate of £21354 11s. 7d. was administered by Marie Negroponte [daughter] and Lennard Bolden. [4]
    Buried 13 May 1929  Torquay, Devonshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral at 2 p.m., St Sophia Cathedral, London, 13 May 1929 (The Times [London] 13 May 1929, pg. 1, The Manchester Guardian 11 May 1929; 13 May 1929, p 20).
    Notes 
    • She was one of the executrixes for the estate of her mother,Marigo (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato, which ended up in court.
    • Mrs. and Mrs. John Ambrose Negroponte regularly appeared in the society pages of the Manchester Times, especially in the 'Belle to Phyllis' column. The ball given in the Manchester Assembly Rooms to honor the coming out of their daughter Maria in 1900 was, according to the columnist, "one of exceptional brilliance...seldom have the Assembly Rooms been so exquisitely decorated and so artistically illuminated." About 200 people attended and "the number would have been march larger had it not been for the prevailing epidemic [illegible] which kept many away at the last moment. Mrs. Negroponte's rich toilette was universally admired...[she] wore a diamond tiara. ("Mrs. Negroponte's Ball," Manchester Times, 12 Jan 1900). The guest list reads like a who's who of Manchester Greek society, the gown of each lady paintakingly described. For example, "Mrs. Theo Casdagli was also strikingly gowned in black, her dress being a mass of sequins over a petticoat of chiffon and relieved with red roses." "Mrs. Agelasto was richly gowned in black brocade and lace with touches of tourquoise on the bodice; and a beautiful dress of pink accordinan-pleated chiffon, the [?] draped half-way with Brussels lace, was worn by Mrs. Frangopulo [likely either Lucy Agelasto Frangopulo or one of her daughters-in-law]..."
    • She and her husband attended the wedding of Quita Barclay of Prestwich and John Hope Simpson (Manchester Times, 5 Oct 1900).
    • She attended The Manchester Assembly on 23 Jan 1900, wearing a "beautiful Empire gown of Alencon lace over a sheath fitting underdress of eau de nil satin. Sleeves were represented by bands of black velvet tied over the shoulders and buckled with paste ornaments, and a pink rose on the left side of the decolletage supplied an admirable contrast of colour (Manchester Times 26 Jan 1900.
    • Mrs. Negroponte and Mrs. Agelasto were among the 400 guests at one social event ("Fashions-Society. "Belle to Phyllis, Mrs. Ansdell and Miss Agnew's Ball" (Manchester Times, 3 Feb 1899).
    • At the Western Club Ball, "As usual Mrs. Negroponte and Mrs. Frangopulo were very strikingly gowned" (Manchester Times, 29 Apr 1898).
    • At the Gentlemen's Concert the society writer commented "I think Mrs. Negroponte wore pink beneath her old rose cloak" (Manchester Times, 21 Jan 1898).
    • Mrs. Negroponte attended Mrs. W.H. Holland's 'At Home', The Howe, Prestwich (Manchester Times, 13 Jul 1894). She wore "a stylish toilette of black figured silk grenadine and a large blck picture hat."
    • At Mrs. Ansdell's ball "Mrs. Negroponte appeared in a gown of yellow and heliotrope brocade, the corsage of heliotrope velvet outlined in silver, the butterfly velvet sleeves fastened with diamond buckles; a magnificent necklace of diamond flowers with pearl centres was worn around the neck" (Manchester Times, 9 Feb 1894).
    • Mrs. Negroponte in white brocade attended Mrs. Sydney Mason's whist drive (Manchester Times, 17 Feb 1899).
    • She and her husband attended the 1 Jan 1891 wedding of her brother John T. Petrocochino.
    • 1871 England census for 4 North Park Road, Bradford, Yorkshire: Themistokles Petrocokino, 44, head, merchant; his wife Merope, 31, both b. Greece; daughters Franga, 12, Esmeralda, 11; Aspasia, 10; Julia, 8; and sons Pandia, 7; Ambrose, 5; John T., 4, all born Bradford; and 6 servants.
    • 1881 England Census found for 'Sedgley Park', Prestwich, Lancashire: T. P. Petrocokino, head, 56, general merchant; wife M., 41, both b. Greece; unmarried daughters Franga, 22; Aspasia, 20; and Julia, 18, all b. Bradford, Yorkshire; John A. Negroponte, son-in-law, 34, East Indian Merchant, b. Constantinople; his wife E. Negroponte, 21, b. Bradford; and 12 servants.
    • UK Naturalisation: Negroponte, Esmeralda, from Greece. Resident in Torquay. Certificate 3862 issued 24 April 1919. [5]
    • 1911 England census for Norcliffe Broughton Park Manchester, household headed by J A Negroponte, 67, b. Constantinople, Turkey, married 30 years, one child, one living, Greek; shipper of cotton goods to India; wife Esmeralda, 51, b. Bradford, Yorkshire; daughter Marie, 29, single, b. Manchester, Lancashire; 5 servants.
    Person ID I1189  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Themistocles Pandia Anthony (Pandia) Petrocochino,   b. 12 Mar 1824, Andros, Cyclades, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1900, boulevard des Capucines 12, Paris 9ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Marigo (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato,   b. 06 Mar 1839, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1912, Northcliffe, Broughton Park, Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 07 Jan 1857  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Entry: 083/037; Sponsor: Aikaterina Mavrogordato (wife of Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato); best man: Leonidas Chrysoveloni; matron of honor: Ioanna Ralli (wife of Theodore Ralli); witnesses: Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato and John Copeland Zygomala; priest Daniel Petroulias. [6]
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John (Ambrosios) Negroponte,   b. 29 May 1844, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1918, Torbay Hotel, Torquay, Devon, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 08 Jan 1881  Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Entry: 472/146; Sponsor: Augustus C. Agelasto; witnesses: N.G. Paspatti, J.C. Zifinidi; priest: Vasilios Moros, Presbyter: M. Oeconomos. [7]
    • Marriage notice appeared in the The Pall Mall Gazette (London) 10 Jan 1881.
    • The marriage of John Ambrose Negroponte was registered Jan-Feb-Mar 1881, Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, volume 8d, page: 135.
    Notes 
    • Marriage Settlement dated 31 Dec 1880. Subject of litigation, Jan 1916. £10,000 had been loaned to the firm A Agelasto & Co. by her father, Themistocles Pandia Anthony Petrocokino and Andrea Pandia Scaramanga, secured by a promissory note, dated 11 Mar 1887, subject to the trusts of the Indenture of Settlement. [8]
    Children 
     1. Maria (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 26 Nov 1881, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1961, Ditchling, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Documents
    Litigation involving Negroponte-Petrocochino Indenture of Settlement
    Litigation involving Negroponte-Petrocochino Indenture of Settlement
    1916 Letter no. 4
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Apr 1860 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 May 1860 - Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Jan 1881 - Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 May 1929 - 3 The Grange, Wimbleton Common, Wimbledon, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 May 1929 - Torquay, Devonshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino lived in Sedgley House with their children from 1875 to 1900, acquiring it from its previous owner William Pearson. In 1903, the house was bought by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a teaching order of nuns. In 1979 it was acquired by the Greater Manchester Council for the police training college and is currently used as a conference and training center (see brochure). It is a Grade II listed building.
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino family lived here in 1866. Today, a Grade II listed building in the Eldon Place Conservation Area: "Circa 1840-50 detached 3-storey town house with 3 bay front of thinly coursed sand-stone ashlar. Rusticated quoins. Moulded sill courses. Hipped stone slate roof, with deep modillion bracket eaves...(architctural description continues in the Manningham Conservation Areas Proposal, pp 275-298).
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; at least from 1870-1871 the Themistocles Petrocochino family lived at 3-4 North Park Road, Bradford. It is now the Park Court complex, within the North Park Road Conservation Area, part of Bradford's preservation initiative.
    Upper Park Road, Higher Broughton, Manchester, England
    Upper Park Road, Higher Broughton, Manchester, England
    photo 2009; during the first quarter of the past century 'The Limes' and 'Norcliffe' were on the east side of the road, between Leicester Rd and Park Lane.
    Smaragda T Petrocochino
    Smaragda T Petrocochino
    detail from a Petrocochino family portrait by T.J. Barker 1872
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Several years after the game was invented. The parents, then right: Ambrose, Franga, Ioannis, Smaragda, Aspasia, Pandia and Julia. Courtesy the Anthony Murray family collection.

    Painted by T.J. Barker 1872. The artist Thomas Jones Barker (b. Bath, 19 Apr 1813- d. London 27 Mar 1882), was a Victorian genre painter who worked in both England and France. The son of Thomas Barker of Bath, landscape and genre painter, T.J. Barker was a leading exponent of 'Battle' painting in Britain. Barker the elder painted "The Massacre of the Inhabitants of Scio by the Turks" (1825), a fresco painted on the walls of the picture gallery in his home, Doric House in Bath.

    Documents
    'Mrs. Negroponte's Ball'
    "Mrs. Negroponte's Ball"
    Manchester Times 12 Jan 1900
    Metrope Petrocochino will
    Metrope Petrocochino will
    "What is a Charitable Bequest?", The Manchester Guardian 13 Dec 1912, p 6
    Esmeralda Negroponte 1929 Probate
    Esmeralda Negroponte 1929 Probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 189.

    2. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Baptism-No:0114

    4. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    5. [S73] UK National Archives.
      Home Office: Registered Papers, Supplementary HO 144/975/46523

    6. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0012

    7. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 10, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0051

    8. [S73] UK National Archives.
      PL 31/622


  

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