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Michael George (Zorzis) Mavrogordato[1]

Male 1843 - 1920  (77 years)


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  • Name Michael George (Zorzis) Mavrogordato 
    Born 02 Sep 1843  Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave marker says 1 Sep 1843
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Dec 1920  62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 08 Dec 1920  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral at 10:15 a.m., St. Sophia Cathedral, London.
    • burial plot no. 35594, sq. 28, no. 43 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 15916, no. 56493. [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1872, allees des Capucines 53, Marseille, France; 1873, 62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    • Occupation: Merchant.
    • Catsiyannis could not establish the name of his firm which may well have traded with his brother Matteo in Livorno.
    • Michael Mavrogordato / M.G., merchant, 29 Finsbury Circus, London, is listed as a partner in the Bank of Alexandria Ltd, (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873 / 28 Feb 1874, 26 Feb 1876, 28 Feb 1887). He is listed as a partner in the Imperial Bank Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1878, 26 Feb 1879).
    • A Michael G. Mavrogordato is listed as a contributor toward the building of the Church of Aghia Sophia, London, January 1881.
    • He was co-administrator of the estate of John Stephen Schilizzi.
    • M.G. Mavrogordato was in partnership with P.P. Rodocanachi [either father or son] and Pandely A. Mavrogordato in the firm of P. P. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants, at South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London, as Merchants, until the latter left the firm effective 31 Dec 1892 (London Gazette 3 Jan 1893). Emmanuel Theodore Sechiari left the firm 31 Dec 1904 (London Gazette 10 Jan 1905).
    • He was partners with Pandia Peter Rodocanachi who likely founded the firm P.P. Rodocanachi & Co., merchants, 1 King's Arms Yard, Moorgate Street, London. Another partner was his son George Michel Mavrogordato. (London Gazette 8 Jan 1907). The business moved to 40/41 Old Broad Street, EC 2, London; later partners included Constantin Manoli Vassiliadi and Theodore Michel Mavrogordato (London Gazette 26 Feb 1929). It was in business some decades later at 65 London Wall, London E.C.2., London (London Gazette 9 Feb 1965).
    • Michael G. Mavrogordato was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58).
    • Naturalisation: Mavrogordato, Michel George, from Greece. Resident in London. Certificate A9011 issued 19 May 1896. [4]
    • He was co-executor of his father's estate.
    • He co-administered the estate of Dimitrios Schilizzi Stephanovich.
    • 1911 England census for 62 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Paddington, London W, household headed by Michel George Mavrogordate, 67, b. Leghorn [Livorno], Italy, naturalized Brit subject; merchant banker; 6 servants.
    Person ID I1323  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Zorzis (Matheios) Mavrogordato,   b. 1813, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1886, boulevard des Capucines 12, Paris 9ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Franga (Michael) Vlasto,   b. 1821, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1902, Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny (Theodore) Sechiari,   b. 08 Feb 1854, allées des Capucines 20, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1920, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 06 Jul 1872  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wedding witnesses included Etienne Schiari, 62, rentier, allees des Capucines 10; Paul Rodocanachi, 58, merchant, allees des Capucines 53; Michel Rodocanachi, 36, merchant, allees de Meilhan 21; Emmanuel Rodocanachi, 30, merchant, allees des Capucines 13.
    Children 
    +1. Fanny (Michael) Mavrogordato,   b. 03 Oct 1873, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1957, 'Picket Post,' Bray on Thames, Berkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. George (Michael) Mavrogordato,   b. 14 Aug 1876, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1950, Mariners, Westerham, Kent, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Theodore Michel (Michael) Mavrogordato,   b. 31 Jul 1883, 62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1941, Dalwhinnie, Limpsfield, Surrey, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Documents
    Mavrogordato Sechiari 1872 MRS marriage
    Mavrogordato Sechiari 1872 MRS marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Mavrogordato - Sechiari 1872 marriage
    Mavrogordato - Sechiari 1872 marriage
    Marseille, France
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Sep 1843 - Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Jul 1872 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Dec 1920 - 62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Dec 1920 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michael George Mavrogordato
    Michael George Mavrogordato
    60-62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    60-62 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    The Michael G. Mavrogordato family lived at 62 Westbourne Terrace from 1873-1920; photo 2009.
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. M G Mavrogordato was a merchant at 29 Finsbury Circus (1873-79)
    1 King's Arms Yard, London, England
    1 King's Arms Yard, London, England
    photo 2009; the 1 King's Arms Yard replaces buildings that themselves likely followed the demolition of dozens of houses neighboring Moorgate, built 1840. P.P. Rodocanachi & Co., merchants, was located at 1 King's Arms Yard, Moorgate Street, London (1894-1906)
    1 King's Arms Yard, London, England
    1 King's Arms Yard, London, England
    architect's rendering
    42 Old Broad Street, London, England
    42 Old Broad Street, London, England
    photo 2009; London renewed. P.P. Rodocanachi & Co. operated from 40/41 Old Broad Street, EC 2, London (1927-1941).
    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]. P. P. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants, were located at South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London (1878-1905).
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    detail--entrance

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 28739, sq 28, Greek plan no. 37
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 35594, sq. 28, no. 43 on Greek plan
    Michel George Mavrogordato 1921 Probate
    Michel George Mavrogordato 1921 Probate
    Michel George Mavrogordato 1896 UK Naturalization
    Michel George Mavrogordato 1896 UK Naturalization
    Michel George's petition refers to his two sons: George Michel, 19, and Theodore Michel, 12.

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Fanny Sechiari Mavrogordato (1854-1920), Michael George Mavrogordato (1843-1920), Fanny Mavrogordato Vassiliadis (1873-1957), Constantine Vassiliadi (1865-1932)

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] 1911 England Census.

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

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

    4. [S73] UK National Archives.
      HO 144/390/B20741


  

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