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Theodore John (Zannis) Coronio[1, 2]

Male 1826 - 1903  (77 years)


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  • Name Theodore John (Zannis) Coronio 
    Born 18 Feb 1826  Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1826 according to his tomb (though no mention of Syros which is according to Metaxa). Another source says 1827 (Christopher Long).
    • 1830 Chios, according to Sturdza [3]
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1903  Central London Railway, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at £98 16s. 3d. administered to his widow. [4]
    Buried 16 Mar 1903  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • burial register entry a32910; 'removed from Hammersmith Mortuary'
    • Ant Paraschis officiating; Greek Gazette says 17 Mar 1903 [5]
    • burial plot no. 30480, no. 76 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 12968, no. 32910 [6]
    Notes 
    • UK Naturalisation: Theodore John Coronio, Greece, 14 Mar 1853; certificate 0530. [7]
    • Residence: at DOD, Holland Park, London, England
    • Occupation: merchant
    • 26 Sep 1851: Theodore Z. Coronio, 25, unmarried, born Chios, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis, Syros.
    • Theodorie J. Coronio was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58); Theodore J. Coronio, 153 Cullum House, London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • He was co-partners with Charles George Davids in Coronio and Davids, 21 Great St Helen's, London, which filed for bankruptcy (London Gazette 14 Apr 1874, 19 May 1874, 26 Jun 1874).
    • He invested in The Bank of London, listed as merchant, Lombard Street, London (London Gazette 27 Feb 1858, 26 Feb 1859).
    • He was a broker, in partnership with M.B. Manuel in the firm Coronio and Manuel, 18 Culum [Cullum] Street, London until dissolved 2 Jul 1867 (London Gazette 9 Jul 1867).
    • Negroponte Bros. & Coronio was a firm in Manchester (The Times [London] 3 Nov 1843).
    • T.J. Coronio contributed £1 1s in the subscription for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851 (Manchester Times 20 Jul 1850).
    • 1851 England census: Bury New Road, Salford, Broughton [Manchester] household headed by John Contostavlos, 21, merchant of silk & cotton goods; brother Leonard, 18, his apprentice; Theodore Coronio, 23, cousin, merchant of silk & cotton goods, all b. Greece; nephew Constantine Lambrenad, 24, merchant of silk & cotton goods, b. Turkey; & 2 servants.
    • The 1881 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander C. Ionides, 70, retired merchant and late cousul general of Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Euterpe, 64, both b. Constantinople; grandsons Andrew A., 4; Ambrose A, 2 3/4; George A. 1 3/4; granddaughter Aglaia, 6 months, all b. London; & 6 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 54, merchant, b. Constantinople, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe], 45, b. London, Finsbury Circus; daughter Calliope, 24; son John, 23, both b. Tulse Hill, London; & 3 servants.
    • The 1891 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander A. Ionides, 51, cousul general of Greece, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; wife Isabel, 37, b. Marseille; Andre A., 14; George A. 12; daughter Aglaia, 10; Penelope, 9, all b. London Kensington; & 7 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 66, b. Greece; wife [Aglaia daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 50, b. London; daughter Calliope, 33; son John, 23, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 38, stock broker - agent, b. Marseille; & 3 servants.
    • The 1901 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Isabel Ionides, 47, widow, b. Marseille, British subject; sons Andre A, 24, commercial clerk; Ambrose C, 22, commercial broker; George A, 21, clerk; daughter Aglaia, 20, living on own means, all b. Kensington, London; visitor & 4 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 72, retired living on own means, b. Syros, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 64; daughter Calliope Sechiari, 44, both b. London; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 48, banker (Rodocanachi), b. Marseille, naturalized British subject; granddaughter Isabel M., 9, b. London & 4 servants.
    • Law case 1864: Appellant: George Michael Papayani, Basilio Papayani, William Porter, Francis W Reynolds, William Blain and S H Laugenbach, all of Liverpool, M E Mavrogordato and Theodore J Coronio, both of London, S N Frangapulo, P Theologo Charalampo Constantinidi, Jacob Longson, Michael Trueman, John Edward Wilson and George Triandifillid, all of Manchester, owners of the screw steamship Amalia Respondent: Owners of the late Belgian steamship Marie de Brabant Subject: Collision between said vessels on 15 May 1863 Lower Court: High Court of Admiralty of England [8]
    • Art collector: His father-in-law Alexander Constantine Ionides, likely influenced him to collect art. He bought paintings "from James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who in turn introduced him to the work of Henri Fantin-Latour which he also began to collect." (Daphne Casdagli). E.g., "Fleurs et fruits," 1865, according to Christies website. See his correspondence with James McNeill Whistler.
    Person ID I1301  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 

    Father Zannis (Zorzis) Coronio,   b. 1794, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1884, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Despina (Theodore) Negroponte,   b. 1808, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 01 Sep 1855  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aglaia (Alexander) Ionides,   b. 20 Dec 1834, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1906, 1a Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1855  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witness: Constantine A. Ionides.
    Children 
    +1. Calliope Despina (Theodore) Coronio,   b. 27 May 1856, Tulse Hill, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1906, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. John (Theodore) Coronio,   b. 28 Dec 1857, Tulse Hill, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1910, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1826 - Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1855 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1903 - Central London Railway, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Mar 1903 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    photo 2009; the site is now occupied by the Greek Embassy; earlier structures were destroyed by fire. Previously a nursing home, owned by the local Council, sat here. From about 1880 - 1905 the Alexander C. Ionides family lived here.
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    The Embassy of Greece
    Cullum Street, London, England
    Cullum Street, London, England
    Coronio and Manuel was located at 18 Cullum Street, London (1867)
    17 Cullum Street, London, England
    17 Cullum Street, London, England
    photo 2009
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Theodore J Coronio worked out of 21 Great St. Helen's (1874)
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Great St. Helen's Street, London, England
    Today this alley off Bishopsgate is in the shadow of The Pinnacle, which is under construction.
    Henri Fantin-Latour - Fleurs et fruits, 1865
    Henri Fantin-Latour - Fleurs et fruits, 1865
    Purchased from the artist by Theodore Coronio. Photo: courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 30480, sq. 28, no. 76 on Greek plan
    Theodore John Coronio 1903 Probate
    Theodore John Coronio 1903 Probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Theodore John Coronio (1826-1903), Paraskeva Ambrose Sechiari (1851-1906); Calliope Despina Sechiari (1856-1906); Aglaļa Coronio (1834-1906); photo by Parker Agelasto
    Theodore John Coronio (1826-1903)
    Theodore John Coronio (1826-1903)
    West Norwood Cemetery, © Christopher Long: ChristopherLong.co.uk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #7221 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    2. [S113] "The Ionides - Patrons in Holland Park", Caroline Dakers, (Yale University Press, 1999).

    3. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 152.

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

    5. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Oct 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

    6. [S78] West Norwood Cemetery registers, London, England.

    7. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 24, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

    8. [S73] UK National Archives.
      PCAP 1/325


  

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