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John (Paul) Negroponte[1]

Male 1829 - 1894  (64 years)


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  • Name John (Paul) Negroponte 
    Nickname John, Ioannis  
    Born 01 Nov 1829  Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth place Chios, according to death certificate
    • born France according to 1863 US Civil War draft registration
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 May 1894  Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD by death certificate. Argenti says 19 May 1894.
    Notes 
    • Occupation: merchant; bank broker
    • Auguste Ralli, Stephen A. Ralli, E. Ralli, John E. Ralli, Stephen John Ralli [possibly Stephanos (Zannis) Ralli], Peter P. Ralli (for himself and as executor of Pantia Ralli, deceased) were in partnership until dissolved 30 Dec 1865, with businesses in London, Calcutta, and Bombay, under the firm of Ralli, Brothers, at Manchester, under the firm of E. Ralli, at Trebizond and Liverpool under the firm of Stephen P. Schilizzi, at Marseilles under the firm of Ralli, Schilizzi and Argenti, at Constantinople under the firm of Stephen P. Schilizzi and Co., at Tabreez and Rescht under the firm of Peter P. Ralli, and at Kurrachee under the firm of John Negreponte (London Gazette 5 Jan 1866).
    • -?- P. Negroponte, 50, Greek, merchant, arrived New York from Liverpool on the Scythia 2 Jan 1880.
    • The 1878 London directory lists John Paul Negroponte at 9 The Cedars, Clapham Common, Greater London.
    • John T. Negroponte was a witness at the wedding of his sister-in-law Chariklea 'Harriet' (Eustratius) Ralli and Pandely (Hypatios) Fachiri 15 Sep 1879, Thornton Road, Clapham Park, London, England.
    • The 1861 New Orleans directory lists Negroponte & Agelasto, com. mers. 119 Gravier, John P. Negroponte and A.M. Agelasto.
    • John Negroponte sailed from New York to Liverpool aboard the Scotia (New York Daily Tribune 3 Jul 1863 p 2). [without more detail this could apply to several Johns on our tree]
    • 'Negreponte & Agelasto (represented A.Ralli & Co. of London)', established 1861, is on Contopoulos' list of principal Greek commercial houses in New York City. The firm was a member of the New York Merchants Exchange, corner Exchange Place and William Street, NYC. Other members included Ralli & Co., Rodocanache & Co., M. Psiachi, Scaramangu Bros. and Fachiri & Co. (New York Times 14 May 1863 p 5). [2]
    • Residence: 1861-62, New Orleans; 1862-63, 111 Ninth St., New York City; India - 1865-65, Calcutta; 1866, Karachi; 1871, Bombay; 1861-62; 1873, New York City; 1878-79, London; 1880, Trieste, Austria; 1894, Athens. 1875 New York directory: John P. Negroponti [sic], mer, 101 Pearl, h 42 W 54th St.
    • Occupation cotton merchant: 1861, New Orleans & 1862/64, 64/72 Beaver Street, New York, with A.M. Agelasto in Negroponte & Agelasto; 1866, in Ralli partnership, India. During the time in NYC Pericles Paul Negroponte was a merchant on Beaver Street.
    • Travel: 1863, NYC to Liverpool; Jan 1880, Liverpool to NYC.
    • 1873: John Negreponte was a member of the Board of Managers of the New York Cotton Exchange and on its Finance Committee in 1874. [3]
    • Around 1861 Ralli Bros opened a branch at Karachi under the control of John Negroponte. The branch was closed in 1866, then reopened in 1882. [4]
    • John Negreponte was sent to Karachi in 1865 to open a branch of Ralli Brothers. [5]
    • Mr. Negroponte arrived Calcutta 2 Nov 1854 aboard the Oriental from Southampton (1855 Bengal Directory) [6]
    • John Negroponte, 32, single, b. France, registered for the Civil War draft, New York, 1863.
    • Mr. Negroponte, partner of Ralli Bros, testified in an 'important cotton case,' 4 May 1871, Times of India, p. 3.
    • John Negroponte, 29, 1 Circus Place [London], merchant, was initiated on 13 Mar 1856 into the United Grand Lodge of England Freemasons, The Polish National Lodge.
    Person ID I1441  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Paul (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 1800, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1862, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Eleni (Constantine) Handjery,   d. 14 Jan 1883, Piraeus, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeliki (Eustratius) Ralli,   b. 04 Jul 1841, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 08 Sep 1863  Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 28 Oct 1865, Calcutta, Bengal, British India Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Paul (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 30 Aug 1867, Malabar Hill, Bombay, British India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1932, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Jenny (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 9 Jan 1870, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Angeliki (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 29 Sep 1871, Bombay, Maharashtra, British India Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucy (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 20 Dec 1873, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1945, 6 Ironda St, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Alexandra (Ioannis) Negroponte,   b. 22 Nov 1878, [London], England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Nov 1829 - Athens, Attica, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Sep 1863 - Trieste, Italy/Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 May 1894 - Athens, Attica, Greece Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Negroponte Civil War Draft Registration 1863
    John Negroponte Civil War Draft Registration 1863

    Documents
    John Negroponte 1894 death certificate
    John Negroponte 1894 death certificate
    English translation by George Agelastos
    Ralli Bros London
    Ralli Bros London
    Company Label
    Ralli Bros USA
    Ralli Bros USA
    Company Label
    Ralli Bros India
    Ralli Bros India
    company label

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 167.

    2. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 38.

    3. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 43,44.

    4. [S45] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 122.

    5. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4), 69.

    6. [S84] FIBIS database.


  

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