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Stavros Jacobos (Jacobos) Negroponte, esq[1, 2]

Male Abt 1826 - 1886  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Stavros Jacobos (Jacobos) Negroponte 
    Suffix esq 
    Nickname Stavros James 
    Born Abt 1826 
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 May 1886  121 Bury New Road, Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stavros James Negroponte, with a will dated 14 Jan 1885 and two codicils, dated 28 Jul 1885 and 10 Apr 1886, left a personal estate valued at 27,218 15s, administered at London 16 July 1886, proved by Ruth Negroponte, widow. He bequeathed 100 to be distributed among the charities of Manchester; his pictures, furniture and effects to his wife; 1000 per annum to her, for life, and at her death 10,000 as she shall appoint. The residue of his property was "to accumulate for 20 years, if his wife shall so long live; at the expiration of such period, if his wife is then alive, three-fourths of the income of such part as may be law be applied for charitable purposes is to be paid to such Greek community or communities, institution or institutions, at Chio, in memory of his mother, and ultimately six-eighths of the residue is to go to the said communities or institutions, to be selected in conjunction with the Greek Consul." Executors: John Ambrose Negroponte of Breeze Hill, Kersal, near Manchester, merchant, and Sarah Clifton Swinglehurst of Peel Causeway, Bowdon, Chester, widow. (UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1853-1943; Manchester Times 14 Aug 1886; The Times [London], 21 Aug 1890; The Belfast News-Letter 13 Aug 1886); The [Manchester] Observer 15 Aug 1886, p 6; Manchester Guardian (from The Illustrated London News), 13 Aug 1886, p 8. [3]
    • The death of Stavros James Negroponte -- estimated Birth Year: abt 1826 -- was registered Apr-May-Jun 1886; Age at Death: 60; Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Volume: 8d, Page: 43. Certificate not examined.
    • His death was announced in the Daily News (London) 10 May 1886.
    • Argenti incorrectly says 10 Jun 1886.
    Buried 10 May 1886  Ardwick Cemetery of the Orthodox Greeks, Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral on 10 May 1886 at Ardwick Cemetery (Manchester Times 15 May 1886). Ardick Cemetery was decomissioned into Nicholls Field.
    • Inscription on his mother marker: son Stavros 1866 [4]
    • Entry: 541/163; Archimandrite Hilarion Canakis officiated at the burial. [5]
    Notes 
    • UK Naturalisation: Stavros Jacob Negreponte, Greece, 21 Sep 1870, certificate A32 [6, 7]
    • Argenti calls him Stavris. He appears in the bankruptcy records for 1853 as a merchant of Manchester.
    • Residence, England: 1851, 36 Bury New Road, Broughton, Manchester; 1858, Manchester; 1871, 30 Northumberland St., 2 Laurel Bank, Salford, Manchester; 1877, 10 Half Moon Street, Manchester; 1879, Victoria Crescent, Eccles, Manchester; 1881, 42 Warrior Square, Hastings, Sussex; at DOD 42 Addison Gardens, North Kensington, W., Middlesex, London.
    • His partnership with Nicholas M Caralli, as merchants in Bradford, York, under the name of Negroponte & Co. was dissolved on 1 March 1857 (London Gazette 29 Jan 1858).
    • Stavros Jacob Negroponte is listed as a member of Consolidated Bank Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873) at the address: 18 Exchange Street, Manchester, occupation: esquire.
    • 1852-53 bankruptcy involving Stavros J. Negroponte of Manchester, merchant, in co-partnership with Constantine D. Milliotti, Constantinople, under the firm S.J. Negroponte & Co. (London Gazette 30 Apr 1852, 17 Jun 1853). Also 5 Mar 1853. [8]
    • S.I. Negroponte was chairman of the London Press Company Limited, London, when it was liquidated on 1 Aug 1871 (London Gazette 8 Sep 1871).
    • Stavios Negroponte, merchant, 10 Half Moon Street, London, was an administrator of the estate of Henry Barry Peacock along with Edward Hereford (London Gazette 15 Mar 1878). The probate landed in court (Herford and Negroponte v. Peacock and others) when the children of the deceased, a part-owner of a local newspaper, contested that the will was "unduly executed and that certain alterations were not made in accordance with the statute." The court rejected the argument that the deceased suffered fits of depression and that he was in fact of sound mind (The Liverpool Mercury, 5 Nov 1877).
    • Stavros Negreponte, Secretary to the Bank in Alexandria, Alexandria, was an investor in the Bank of Alexandria Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873).
    • According to the 1881 British census Stavros Negroponte, 55, retired merchant, naturalized British subject, lived with his wife Ruth, 27, native of Manchester, Lancashire, at 42 Warrior Square, Hastings, Sussex, England.
    • According to the 1871 British census Stavros Jacobus Negroponte, 45, widower, commercial clerk, naturalized British subject, lived with a friend, Demetrio Nicholas Galatti from Syros, at 30 Northumberland St., 2 Laurel Bank, Salford (nr Manchester), England.
    • The 1851 British census records for 36 Bury New Road, Broughton, Lancs.: Stavros J. Negroponte, head, 25, merchant in cotton goods, a Greek native; his wife Emma M, 24, Manchester native; his mother, Orietou, 50, born in Greece.
    • He was a member of the Reform Club (London) (The Times [London] 11 Apr 1868, pg. 11.
    • S.J. Negroponte contributed 0 1s in the subscription for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851 (Manchester Times 20 Jul 1850). This was the smallest contribution listed; the median was 1.
    • Manchester addresses: 1866, 21 Dickinson Street; According to city directories S.J. Negroponte was located at 32 Cooper St. (1863); Stavros Jacob Negroponte had an office at 88 Leeds Rd., Bradford (1866); resided at 19 Athol Place, Higher Broughton, and had an office at 2 Lower Mosley St (1850-53). He is listed as shipping merchant, S.J. Negroponte & Co.
    • In Negroponte v. Crossley and others, he sued to recover 600 damages for the wrongful detention of his goods, the defendant arguing that he had the right to detain the goods (which he had been given by Negroponte's agent to dye), as security for the debt of a third party, the agent, who went bankrupt. The jury awarded Negroponte 524. 1s. 6d. (Manchester Times, 3 Feb 1899; The Times [London] 23 Apr 1866, pg. 11; (Leeds Mercury 18 Jun 1866).).
    • S. J. Negroponte, Esq. 21 Dickinson Street, served on a committee to raise funds for the widow and children of a famous local actor ("The Late J. L. Cathcart," The Manchester Guardian 3 May 1866, p 2).
    • Stavros J. Negroponte, 3 Winchester Buildings, London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • Stavros Negrepontis is listed as a secretary for the Greek Church of Manchester, 1845-1846. [9]
    • A defendant in Shaw v Tyler, 1869 ; Cause number: S115.1869 (James Shaw; Defendants: Captain Henry Whatley Tyler, Stavras Jacob Negroponte, Sir Edward Watkin, William Newmarch, A G Dallas, Henry Rawson, John Miller Grant and The Athens and Piraeus Railway Company Ltd.) [10]
    • A defendant in Pickering v Walkin, 1869 ; Cause number: P44 (Edward Pickering. Defendants: Sir Edward Walkin kt, captain, James Miller Tyler, R E Stavros Jacob Negroponte, William Shaw, James Grant, Joseph Robinson)
    • S.J. Negroponte, 63 Princess Street, Manchester, is listed in the Rate Books, 1865. [11]
    • Co-executor of the estate of his father-in-law, Henry Barry Peacock.
    Person ID I1258  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2015 

    Father Jacobos (Theodore) Negroponte,   b. Abt 1780, [Chios, Greece] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1846  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Orietta [Negroponte],   b. 1799, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1879, Victoria Crescent, Eccles,Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma Mary (Henry) Peacock,   b. Abt 1825, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1851  Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stavios Negroponte registered his marriage Jan-Feb-Mar, 1851, Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Volume: 20, Page: 787. Certificate not examined.
    • Entry: 004/011; Sponsor: Orietta Jac. Negreponte; priest Daniel Petroulias. [12]
    • Argenti says 11 Feb 1851. Likely both an Orthodox and non-Orthodox ceremony.
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth [Negroponte],   b. Abt 1854, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1888, P&O ss Massllia, off Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married winter 1871  Chester, Cheshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Starros Negroponte registered a marriage Oct-Nov-Dec 1871, Altrincham, Cheshire, Volume: 8a, Page: 338. Certificate not examined.
    • After his death Ruth remarried, on 16 Feb 1888, George J. Kent of Mehalla Kabeer, Egypt. The ceremony was performed at the British consulate in Cairo and then at All saints' Church by Rev. E.J. Davis (The Times [London] 18 Feb 1888).
    Notes 
    • Argenti does not note this union.
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1851 - Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - winter 1871 - Chester, Cheshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 May 1886 - 121 Bury New Road, Higher Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 May 1886 - Ardwick Cemetery of the Orthodox Greeks, Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    42 Addison Gardens, North Kensington, W., Middlesex, London.
    42 Addison Gardens, North Kensington, W., Middlesex, London.
    The residence of Stavros James Negroponte at his 1886 death; photo 2009.
    42 Addison Gardens, North Kensington, W., Middlesex, London
    42 Addison Gardens, North Kensington, W., Middlesex, London
    detail
    36 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester
    36 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester
    photo 2009; Domino's Pizza is the store front at this location. In 1851 Stavros James Negroponte lived at this address with his wife and mother.
    Northumberland Street, Higher Broughton, Salford, England
    Northumberland Street, Higher Broughton, Salford, England
    photo 2009, street redeveloped; Stavros James Negroponte lived at 2 Laurel Bank, 30 Northumberland Street, in 1871. This was a prestige location [see Stanley Horrocks, "Northumberland Street," [Salford] Life Times Link, no. 15, Jun-Nov 2004, p 15].
    18 Exchange Street, Manchester, England
    18 Exchange Street, Manchester, England
    Stavros Jacob Negroponte's business address (1873). This was probably the Royal Exchange, where the cotton industry was centered. The building was redeveloped in 1867, 1874. See website.
    Cooper St. (even numbers), Manchester, England.
    Cooper St. (even numbers), Manchester, England.
    photo 2015; Ambrosios Agelasto is listed for 38 Cooper St (1853); Stephen Cosi Agelasto, no. 36 (1867); S.J. Negroponte, no. 32 (1863).
    New Midland Hotel, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, England
    New Midland Hotel, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015; New Midland Hotel that now occupies the site was built in 1898. Stavros Jacob Negroponte, shipping merchant, S.J. Negroponte & Co., had an office at 2 Lower Mosley St (1850-53).
    19 Dickinson St, Manchester, England
    19 Dickinson St, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015; site rebuilt as Tuscany House, 19 Dickinson St; S. J. Negroponte, Esq. had offices at 21 Dickinson Street (1866).
    63 Princess St., Manchester, England
    63 Princess St., Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. S.J. Negroponte is listed in the 1865 Manchester Rate Books for this property.

    Documents
    Negroponte v. Crossley
    Negroponte v. Crossley
    Manchester Times, 3 Feb 1899
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, <i>Chios through the Ages</i> (Athens, 1937)
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, Chios through the Ages (Athens, 1937)
    Stavros Negroponte is mentioned on page 67
    Stavros James Negroponte 1886 Probate
    Stavros James Negroponte 1886 Probate
    Funeral of S. J. Negroponte
    Funeral of S. J. Negroponte
    Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 11 May 1886, p. 8.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 192.

    2. [S49] Χίος και Χίοι διά μέσου των αιώνων, Χρυσοβελόνης, Φίλιππος Λ [Philip L. Chryssoveloni], (digital document, originally published Athens,1937), 67.

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

    4. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 76.

    5. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 10, May 1996.
      Burial-No:0085

    6. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 25, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

    7. [S73] UK National Archives.
      HO 1/164/A.32

    8. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 29, Dec 1977.
      Records of Bankruptcy 1851-1900

    9. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 51.

    10. [S73] UK National Archives.
      C 16/602/S115

    11. [S112] Rate Books, Manchester, England, Manchester England Archives, 1865.

    12. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 10, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0004


  

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