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John George (George) Mavrogordato, CMG

Male 1905 - 1987  (82 years)


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  • Name John George (George) Mavrogordato, CMG 
    Suffix CMG 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 09 May 1905  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Jun 1905  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: John Vlasto (represented by Helen Stavros). [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1987  Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • A death notice appeared in The Times (London), 16 Jun 1987.
    • At 'Pontclun'
    Buried
    • Thanksgiving service at 'Tilshead'
    Notes 
    • Education: Charterhouse. Christ Church, Oxford. Gray's Inn.
    • Occupation: Chancery barrister 1932-39. Asst Dir. Ministry of Aircraft Production 1943. Advocate-Gen. (Sudan) 1946, Legal Adviser to Governor-Gen. (Sudan); 1952, Legal Counsel, Sudan Government; 1953, Senior Counsel to Ministry of Justice (Sudan) 1958-61. The architect of the legal structure of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and the principal draftsman of the constitution which carried it from colony to independence.
    • His portrait was painted by Peacock. Served in the Ministry of Aircraft Production in WWll. Author and renowned expert on hawking and falconry. CMG 1952. Member of the British Ornithological Union. Author of 'Behind The Scenes', an autobiography.
    • 'A Manual of Falconry' by Michael Woodford with chapters on rook hawking and game hawking by J. G. Mavrogordato and S. E. Allen and with a foreword by Lord Portal of Hungerford.
    • 'A Hawk for The Bush' on the training of the sparrow-hawk and other short-winged hawks illustrated by D. M. Henry and G. E. Lodge; 'A Falcon in The Field', on the training and flying of falcons, a companion volume and sequel to 'A Hawk for The Bush'.
    • He was associated with, along with his banker father, in P.P. Rodocanachi & Co., 65 London Wall (previously 40/41 Old Broad Street) E.C.2, London. Other partners included Constantin Manoli Vassiliadi and Theodore Michel Mavrogordato (London Gazette 17 Feb 1942, 18 Feb 1947, 4 Feb 1949, 3 Feb 1950). His position was described as "Assistant Legal Secretary to the Sudan Government" (1947) and "Advocate General and Deputy Legal Secretary to the Sudanese Government" (1949); he left the firm several years after his father's departure/death.
    • Residence: 1942-1944, 11d Queensdale Road, Notting Hill, W.11; 1945-1946, Khartoum, Egypt; 1942-1944, 1947, Mariners, Westerham, Kent, England.
    • Included in the Queen's birthday honours Members of the Third Class, or Companions, Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (London Gazette 30 May 1952).
    • His official papers and photographic material are deposited with the National Archives, Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section [3]
    • John Mavrogordato [95 Inverness Terrace] appears on 1927, 1928, 1929 UK electoral register, Paddington parliamentary division, Westminster county/borough; as John George Mavrogordato [10 Old Square WC2, abode Mariners, Westerham, Kent] appears on the 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939 Holborn and St Pancras/Camden; [11d Queensdale Road] 1939 Kensington North/Kensington and Chelsea.
    Person ID I1347  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Irene (Miltiades) Manuel,   b. 11 Jul 1883, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1929, Westerham, Kent, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1902  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Fanny Vasiliades and E. Sechiari; A. Paraschis presiding; entry 233. [4]
    Family ID F570  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 May 1905 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Jun 1905 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1987 - Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    11d Queensdale Road, Notting Hill, W.11, London, England
    11d Queensdale Road, Notting Hill, W.11, London, England
    photo 2009; this building stands at the address given by Jack Mavrogordato for 1942-1944
    11d Queensdale Road, Notting Hill, W.11, London, England
    11d Queensdale Road, Notting Hill, W.11, London, England
    detail
    65 London Wall, E.C.2, London, England
    65 London Wall, E.C.2, London, England
    photo 2009; the offices of P.P. Rodocanachi & Co, bankers, operating in the 1950s.
    Jack Mavrogordato with a lanner on the Long Mynd.
    Jack Mavrogordato with a lanner on the Long Mynd.
    The Long Mynd was the estate of William Humphrey and the gathering place for falconers from all over Europe, who hunted behind his Llewellins setters. 1948 photo courtesy website.
    Mavrogordato and Lambrinudi clan
    Mavrogordato and Lambrinudi clan
    (back row) George Mavrogordato, Sonia Mavrogordato, Jack Mavrogordato, Pandia Lambrinudi (front row), Bobby Lambrinudi, Menda Lambrinudi, Sonia Lambrinudi; photo courtesy Christopher Long

    Documents
    books by Jack Mavrocordato
    books by Jack Mavrocordato
    still in print (2010)
    John George Mavrogordato obituary
    John George Mavrogordato obituary
    The Times [London], 16 June 1987
    Behind The Scenes
    Behind The Scenes
    Jack Mavrogordato's autobiography
    John George Mavrogordato 1988 UK probate
    John George Mavrogordato 1988 UK probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 16, Feb 1983.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of St. Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater

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

    3. [S73] UK National Archives.
      GB/NNAF/P148193

    4. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Aug 1983.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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