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George (Emmanuel) Scaramanga[1, 2, 3]

Male 1825 - 1897  (72 years)


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  • Name George (Emmanuel) Scaramanga 
    Born 22 Nov 1825  Naxos, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1897  Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at 8738 4s 6d, administered at London 17 Jan 1897, went to widow. [4]
    Buried 01 Dec 1897  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • burial plot Sq 28, no. 27738, no. 56 on Greek plan, register pg. 11609, no. 22039.
    • Archimandrite A. Paraschis officiating [5]
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1835-1855, Syros; 1860, 123 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England; Tiltwood, Crawley Down, Sussex, England.
    • Occupation: Merchant. Member of the Baltic Exchange
    • British citizenship 24 Sep 1862.
    • Knight of the Order of The Saviour. Appears in a characature sketch of members of the Baltic Exchange.
    • Presumably the successful defendant in a sensational 1894 court case: the Empire of India Company claimed it had been defrauded by Scaramanga and others: experienced businessmen should have been financially aware.of the vagueries of business figures!
    • His portrait appears in T. Catsiyannis, Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865.
    • G.E. Scaramanga is listed as a contributor toward the building of the Church of Aghia Sophia, London, January 1881.
    • George E.Scaramanga, merchant, 18 Finsbury Circus, London was an investor in The Mercantile and Exchange Bank (Limited) (London Gazette 28 Feb 1866)
    • He was a liquidator for the London Bank of Scotland (Limited) (London Gazette 12 Sep 1864, 13 June 1873) and for City of London Marine Insurance Corporation Limited (London Gazette 3 Aug 1888), for which he had been a founding director in 1881.
    • He was an investor in The Imperial Bank (London Gazette 25 Feb 1865, 26 Feb 1870, 25 Feb 1871).
    • Business address: 1865-1871, 18 Finsbury Circus, London.
    • George E. Scaramanga was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58).
    • The 1871 England Census reports the George G. Scaramanga household at Tiltwood House, Crawley Down, Sussex included: George G., head, 44, general merchant and landowner, born Navia [Naxos], Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Elise G., 28; children Despina, 10; Marigo, 8; Julia, 6, all born London; Emanuel, 5, born Ilford, Essex; John, 2; Ambrose, 1, both born Sussex; Cornelia A. Ralli, niece, 8, born Odessa, Ralli, and 8 domestic servants.
    • The 1881 England Census reports the George G. Scaramanga household at Tiltwood House, Crawley Down, Sussex included: George G., head, 55, general merchant, born Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Elisa G., 38; children Despina G, 20; Marigo, 18; Julia, 16, all born London; Calliope, 9; Erato 8; both born Sussex; 3 domestic servants.
    • 11 Oct 1855: George Emm Scaramanga, 29, unmarried, born Chios, arrived Syros 1835, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis, Syros.
    • Geo. Scarnmanga (sic) attended the Sep 1897 Liverpool funeral of Ambrose Anthony Vlasto (Liverpool Mercury, 28 Sep 1897).
    • He was one of the ten founding directors (and subsequent liquadator) of the City of London Marine Insurance Corporation, Ltd. which listed an IPO (20-21 Jun 1881, The Times [London]; Belfast News Letter, 17 Jun 1881; Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 17 Jun 1881; Manchester Guardian, 18 Jun 1881, p 5). Other directors included Augustus C. Agelasto; and Const. G. Ralli, Esq. (late of Messrs Cassavelli and Co.), New City Chambers, E.C.
    • 1891 England census: 84 Lansdown Road, Hove, Sussex, household headed by George E Scaramarga, 65, retired merchant, b. Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Elise, 48; daughters Marrigo, 28, both born London; Calliope, 19; Erato, 18, both b. Worth, Sussex; & 5 servants.
    • 1861 England census: 123 Westbourne Terrace, London, household headed by George E. Scaramanga, 34, general merchant, b. Greece; wife Elise G.E., 18; daughter, Despina, 21 months, both b. London; brother Emanuel E., unmarried, 22, general merchant, b. Greece; & 5 servants [next to the Peter Rodocanachi family at number 125].
    • London Law case, 1864: Lane v London Bank of Scotland; plaintiffs: Richard Stuart Lane, Horace Edward Chapman and Frederick John Helbert; Defendants: The London Bank of Scotland Ltd, William Walter Cargill, Sir John Charles Dalrymple Hay bart, Peter Pandia Rodocanachi, George Emanuel Scaramanga, Emanuel George Franghiadi, Eugene Collins, Henry Spicer, William Julius Marshall, John Elin, Hon William Napier liquidator of the said Bank, Nathaniel Hitchin Palmer and Richard Baker. [7]
    • Naturalisation Papers: Scaramanga, George Emanuel, from Greece. Certificate 3920 issued 24 September 1862, [8]
    Person ID I1597  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2011 

    Father Emmanuel (George) Scaramanga,   b. 23 Apr 1782, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1865, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Despina (Frangoulis) Salvago,   b. 22 Apr 1795, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1871, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (Emmanuel) Franghiadi,   b. 22 Mar 1843, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1933, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1860  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Emmanuel Scaramanga and Julia Franghiadi; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 43 [9]
    • Marriage announcement in the Observer [London], 26 Feb 1860, p. 9.
    Children 
    +1. Despina (George) Scaramanga,   b. 20 Feb 1861, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1914, Cecils Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Marigo (George) Scaramanga,   b. 26 Nov 1862, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1954, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Julia (George) Scaramanga,   b. 26 Jun 1864, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1944, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Emmanuel (George) Scaramanga,   b. 12 Dec 1865, Ilford, Essex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1929, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +5. John George (George) Scaramanga, JP ,   b. 21 Apr 1868, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1947, Seaford, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Ambrose George (George) Scaramanga,   b. 31 Dec 1869, Tiltwood, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1946, Tiltwood, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Calliope (George) Scaramanga,   b. 28 Sep 1871, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1938  (Age 67 years)
    +8. Erato (George) Scaramanga,   b. 02 Mar 1873, Tiltwood, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1966, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Photos
    Tiltwood House, Worth (Crawley)
    Tiltwood House, Worth (Crawley)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1825 - Naxos, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1860 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 1897 - Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 01 Dec 1897 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Scaramanga
    George Scaramanga
    George E Scaramanga
    George E Scaramanga
    120 block (odd numbers) Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    120 block (odd numbers) Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    The entire block is now an office block built in a style to resemble the buildings that line Westbourne Terrace; photo 2009. In 1861 the George E. Scaramanga and Peter Rodocanachi families lived at numbers 123 and 125, respectively. Son Peter P. Rodocanachi lived there in 1889.
    123-125 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    123-125 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    photo 2009
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Many Greek merchants traded from here. George E Scaramanga worked out of 18 Finsbury Circus (1865-1871).
    18 Finsbury Circus, London, England
    18 Finsbury Circus, London, England
    photo 2009; Finsbury Circus rebuilt

    Documents
    IPO of Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, London
    IPO of Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, London
    George E. Scaramanga was one of the founding directors (Pall Mall Gazette, 17 Jun 1881)
    West Norwood Cemetery register
    West Norwood Cemetery register
    Register for tomb no 27738 lists George Scaramanga (1897), Emmanuel G. Scaramanga (1929), Elizabeth Scaramanga (1933), Marigo Scaramanga (1954), Caliahe Scaramanga (1958).
    London Bank of Scotland liquidation
    London Bank of Scotland liquidation
    14 Dec 1869: John Contostavlos was ordered to pay 600 in the liquidation of the London Bank of Scotland Limited. Liquidators included George Emmanuel Scaramanga, Emmanuel George Franghiadi and Peter Pandia Rodocanachi (C 16/583/L161, National Archives, UK).

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    George Emmanuel Scaramanga monument, including George Scaramanga (1897), Emmanuel G. Scaramanga (1929), Elizabeth Scaramanga (1933), Marigo Scaramanga (1954), Caliahe Scaramanga (1958).
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    George Emmanuel Scaramanga monument (detail)

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865, Catsiyannis, Timotheos (Bishop of Militoupolis), (London, 1984), Plate XV.

    2. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #8188 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    3. [S67] Ploto: Greek Shipowners from the Late 18th Century to the Eve of World War II, Gelina Harlaftis, Manos Haritatos, Helen Beneki, (Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece 2003 ISBN 960-201-165-3), 232.

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

    5. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 4, Aug 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

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

    7. [S73] UK National Archives.
      C 16/217/L128

    8. [S73] UK National Archives.
      HO 1/106/3920

    9. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Feb 1977.
      Records of Marriages from the Church of Our Saviour [London]


  

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