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Loukas George (George) Ziffo[1, 2, 3]

Male 1800 - 1876  (76 years)


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  • Name Loukas George (George) Ziffo 
    Nickname Luke 
    Born 26 Feb 1800  Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1876  40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1876 death of a Luke George Ziffo was registered in Apr-May-Jun, London v 1a, p 51. Certificate not examined. The birth year was about 1800.
    • Estate valued at under £40,000 administered by his sons George and Miltiades. [4]
    Buried 21 Jun 1876  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • register entry 46534
    • Archimandrite H. Ajyraiollioy [Jerome] presiding [5]
    • plot no. 13305, sq. 28, 38 on the Greek plan, reg. pg. 5819, no. 46534.
    Notes 
    • Occupation: 1851, merchant in cotton and fabrics. Addresses, Manchester, England: 1841, 9 Tib St; 1847,1850,1853, 27 Back King St.; 1853, 42 Back King St (with G.L. Ziffo).
    • Luke G. Ziffo/Luke George Ziffo, merchant, Palmerston Buildings, E.C. London was a partner in the Bank of Alexandria Ltd (The London Gazette, 28 Feb 1874/26 Feb 1876.
    • Residence: [possibly -1822, Chios; 1834-1837, Syros]; 1838-1848, Shelburne St., Cheetham Township, Manchester, England; 1841-44, 3 Cheetwood Lane & 33 Bridgwater place, Manchester; 1845, 45 Back George St., Manchester; 1851-54, 42 Back King St., Manchester [warehouses]; 1850, 1853, 3 Mount Broughton, Bury New Road, Manchester; 1851, 24 Bury New Road, Manchester; at DOD, 40 Leinster Gardens, London, England. [6]
    • Lucas, George & Miltiades Ziffo are listed as a contributor toward the building of the Church of Aghia Sophia, London, January 1881.
    • The 1861 British census records for 11 Leinster Gardens, Paddington: Luke Ziffo, head, 60, merchant; wife Despina, 50; children George, 29, merchant (all born in Greece); Miltiades, 18; Euterpe, 12; and Penelope, 9 (all born Manchester).
    • Residence: [possibly -1822 Chios; 1834-1837 Syros]; 1843- Manchester, England.
    • 5 May 1837: Lukas Ziffo, 36, married, born Chios, merchant, arrived Syros 1834, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the Greek Consulate, London. [This could be another Lukas Ziffo.]
    • 1871 England census: 11 Leinster Gardens, London, household headed by Luke Liffo [Ziffo], 71, merchant, Russian trade; wife Despina, 61, both b. Chios; son Miltiades, 28, merchant, Russian trade; daughter Penelope, 19, both unmarried, b. Manchester; & 5 servants.
    • 1851 England census: Bury New Road, Broughton (nr. Manchester), household headed by Luke Ziffo, 50, merchant in cotton & ? goods; wife Despina, 40; sons George, 19, 'clerk to myself', all b. Greece; Miltiades, 8, and daughter Euterpe, 3, both b. Manchester; Nicolas Caralli, nephew, 18, 'clerk to myself,' b. Greece; & 4 servants.
    • Directory listings: London - 1882-95 & 1899, Ziffo, Sons & Co., merchants, 79-80 Palmerston Bldgs, Old Broad St EC Bishopsgate; 1895 & 1899, George Ziffo 52 Queen's Gardens W; 1894, 1896,1 899-1901, 1911, George Ziffo, 38 Brandenburgh Road, Chiswick W, Ealing (possible residence); 1910 & 1914-15, G.S. & Co., general merchants, 10 & 11 Lime St., 3d floor (office); Manchester - Lucas/Luke George Ziffo, merchants: 1841, 33 Bridgwater Pl; 1841, 9 Tib St & 3 Cheetwood lane; 1847, 27 Back George St; 1850, Back King St; 1850-53, Luke Ziffo & Co., 3 Mount Broughton, Bury New Road (possible residence).
    • L.G. Ziffo was among a deputation of Greek residents in the UK for the purpose of thanking the British Government for its policy towards Greece (The Caledonian Mercury [Edinburgh, Scotland], 24 Jul 1863).
    • Ziffo, Sons and Co. contributed £50 to the family of Julia Lloyd whose husband was murdered in Greece (The Leeds Mercury, 7 Jun 1870).
    • Lucas George Ziffo, London, was on the Board of Directors of the Archangel Marine Insurance Company (Limited) (The Pall Mall Gazette, 8 Jul 1873).
    • L.G. Ziffo signed a published petition in favor of the building of the Manchester and Southampton Railway (Manchester Times and Gazette 20 Sep 1845).
    • He served on the organizing committee to raise funds for the victims of the firestorm at Smyrna (Manchester Times and Gazette, 16 Aug 1845).
    • Lukas Ziffo (along with George L. Ziffo and Miltiades Ziffo), 38 Threadneedle St., London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • L. Zifos is listed among twenty individuals or businesses who met 26 Apr 1843 to write the Constitution of the Greek Community of Manchester. [7]
    • Lucas Ziphos is listed as a warden for the Greek Church of Manchester, 1843-1844, 1844-1845, 1851-1852 [8]
    • Lucas Ziffo, 1800-1879, is cited in a book on Greeks in India. [9]
    • The late L Ziffo, merchant, London, was a donating member, Association for the Encouragement of Greek Studies, Paris, France. [10]
    • Loukas George ('Luke') Ziffo by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 28 April 1865; 3 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (83 mm x 56 mm) image size; Purchased, 1904; Photographs Collection; NPG Ax64190; National Portrait Gallery (UK).
    • Insured by Sun Fire Insurance, 23 Feb 1837 & 15 Nov 1836, London: Luke Ziffo and Co, 8 Blomfield Street, Finsbury, merchant Other property or occupiers: Liverpool. [11]
    Person ID I1575  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2015 

    Family Despina (Andrea) Capari,   b. 26 Nov 1809, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1884, 40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1830  Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 25 Dec 1831, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1909, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Miltiades (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 15 Feb 1843, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1902, Great Western Railway Hotel, Praed St., Paddington, London UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Euterpe (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 07 Jul 1848, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Penelope (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 20 Mar 1852, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1940, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1800 - Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1830 - Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1876 - 40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Jun 1876 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lucas G Ziffo
    Lucas G Ziffo
    23 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    23 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    photo 2009; Henry VIII Hotel occupies the odd numbers, first block of this street. In 1861 and 1871 Lukas G. and Despina Ziffo lived at 11 Leinster Gardens with their children.
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, England
    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, England
    photo on its wiki website, which says that Palmerston House, 51-55 Broad Street, was one of the buildings that used to occupy this plot..."a building that survived from the 19th century, through both world wars. It was named after the Third Viscount Palmerston."
    WWII bomb damaged to Old Broad Street, London, England
    WWII bomb damaged to Old Broad Street, London, England
    "A bomb fell on the vacant site between Palmerston House (no.34) and the Bank of Taiwan (nos.40-41) 3.44pm 15th July 1944," according to the City of London website. Previously Ziffo, Sons & Co., merchants, had had its offices in Suite 79-80 (1882-1899).
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    Palmerston House is on the right.
    10 Lime St., London, England
    10 Lime St., London, England
    photo 2009; a new building stands where G.S. Ziffo Co., general merchants, was officed, 10 & 11 Lime St., 3d floor (1902-1915)
    10 Lime St., London, England
    10 Lime St., London, England
    3 Bury New Road, Manchester, England
    3 Bury New Road, Manchester, England
    photo 2009; store front occupied by Afridi Mobile Zone. Luke George Ziffo lived at this address in 1851.
    24 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, England
    24 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, England
    photo 2009; Dockers Fish and Chip Shop now occupies the building. In 1851 the Luke George Ziffo family lived at 24 Bury New Road.
    Tib Street car park, Manchester
    Tib Street car park, Manchester
    In 1841 Luke George Ziffo had his offices at 9 Tib Street, Manchester, which is now a car park; Paul Zannis Rodocanachi, 1850.
    Bridgewater Place, Manchester, England
    Bridgewater Place, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015; car park. Luke George Ziffo, merchants, had offices at 33 Bridgwater Place (1841).
    Back George Street, Manchester, England
    Back George Street, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015; Luke George Ziffo had a warehouse at 45 Back George Street (1845).

    Documents
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, <i>Chios through the Ages</i> (Athens, 1937)
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, Chios through the Ages (Athens, 1937)
    Lucas Ziffo is included, page 50
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 13305
    Luke George Ziffo 1876 probate
    Luke George Ziffo 1876 probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    face 1: Luke George Ziffo (1880-1876), Despina (Andrea) Capari Ziffo (1809-1884), Emmanuel George Ziffo (1869-1871), Miltiades Luke Ziffo (1843-1902), Stephen George Ziffo (1865-1921); face 2: Stephen Emmanuel Franghiadi (1791-1877), Angelica Stephen Franchiadi (1798-1896), Angelica George Ziffo (1876-1901); George Luke Ziffo (1831-1909); Julia George Ziffo (1838-1917); photo by Parker Agelasto
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    L G Ziffo Family Plot

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #2389 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    2. [S49] Χίος και Χίοι διά μέσου των αιώνων, Χρυσοβελόνης, Φίλιππος Λ [Philip L. Chryssoveloni], (digital document, originally published Athens,1937), 50.

    3. [S109] National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

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

    5. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 3, Aug 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

    6. [S112] Rate Books, Manchester, England, Manchester England Archives, 1838-54.

    7. [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).

    8. [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.

    9. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4), 63.

    10. [S62] Revue des études grecques Vol 7 (1892), Association for the Encouragement of Greek Studies, (Paris), LXVII.

    11. [S73] UK National Archives.
      MS 11936/555/1245463...1236437...1236438 [Guildhall]


  

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