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Ambrouzios (Themistocles) Petrocochino, FRGS JP

Male 1865 - 1926  (61 years)


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  • Name Ambrouzios (Themistocles) Petrocochino 
    • Or Petrocokino.
    Suffix FRGS JP 
    Nickname Ambrose 
    Born 20 Jan 1865  Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 22 Apr 1865  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At home; entry:211(67)/072; Godparent: Ioulia J. Zygomala; priest: Vasilios Moros, Presbyter: M. Oeconomos [1]
    • Argenti says 24 Apr 1865
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1926  Dunedin Nursing Home, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at £31502 9s 11d, administered at London 8 Dec 1926 by Mansel London Porter, retired major HM Army. and Eva Caroline Henrietta Powley (wife of Herbert Powley)
      (UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1853-1943).
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1901, Thames Cottage, Pangbourne, Berks, England; 1921, Flowers Hill, Pangbourne, Berks, England.
    • Residence: 1921, Flowers Hill, Pangbourne, Berks, England
    • Education: Harrow.
    • Served as a Lieutenant with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War, taken prisoner at Lindley. He was a market gardener. Author of 'Along The Andes' and 'Cashmere, Three Weeks in a Houseboat' (1902 and 1920) about his travels in South America and India.
    • His life was researched by G. R. Scott (results supplied to CAL in 2005). Died at Dunedin nursing home in Reading. His grave says he was born 30 Jan 1865. His Will is held at Berkshire Record Office.
    • A volunteer in the Greek war of 1897 and with the Duke of Cambridge's Special Corps in the Boer War (Queen's Medal, three clasps). In WWI a 2nd Lt in Reserve of Officers and transferred to 6th Bn. Hampshire Regt in 1915, serving in Mesopotamia and Persia. Promoted to 2nd Lt 10 Dec 1914, to Lt effective 1st June 1916, then 'having attained the age limit, was retired' as Lt. London Gazette 1 Jan 1915, 27 Nov 1917, 1 Jun 1921).
    • Ambrose Petrocokino was in partnership with Arthur Beeson, as Oil, Lead, and Colour merchants, Queen's Road, Reading, England and as Clark's Lead Works Company, until dissolved 1 Oct 1899 (London Gazette 28 Nov 1899).
    • He, his father and/or his brothers Pandia and John are the likely Mr. Petrocochino who was a member of the Manchester Cretan Committee ("The Cretan Question," Manchester Guardian, 15 Mar 1897, p 7).
    • 1871 England census for 4 North Park Road, Bradford, Yorkshire: Themistokles Petrocokino, 44, head, merchant; his wife Merope, 31, both b. Greece; daughters Franga, 12, Esmeralda, 11; Aspasia, 10; Julia, 8; and sons Pandia, 7; Ambrose, 5; John T., 4, all born Bradford; and 6 servants.
    • Best man at brother John's wedding.
    • Harrow: A Petrocokino attended Harrow in 1879 A.T. Petrocochino scored for Rev. D.J. Learoyd's Eleven in a sporting match played 23 Oct 1897, The Harrovian, 20 Nov 1897. A.T. Petrocochino gave a December lecture on his recent tour in China, Japan and Korea with limelight illustrations, The Harrovian 24 Nov 1898. Digby J. Learoyd wrote: "We are looking forward to a lacture which A.T. Petrocokino, Esq. has promised to give in the Men's Club at an early date, on the subject of his experiences in S. Africa as a member of the Duke of Cambridge's Own." The Harrovian 30 Mar 1901. A. Petrocokino gave £2 2s for the Federick Searle Memorial, The Harrovian 11 Mar 1905. 25 Jul 1914: A. Petrocochino played for Harrow Association in a sporting match. A Petrocokino attended a Harrow dinner, Baghdad, 16 Feb 1918, The Harrovian 22 Jun 1918. A. Petrocokino gave £3 3s for the Harrow Mission Sports Ground Fund, The Harrovian 29 Jul 1922. [2]
    Person ID I1865  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2012 

    Father Themistocles Pandia Anthony (Pandia) Petrocochino,   b. 12 Mar 1824, Andros, Cyclades, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1900, boulevard des Capucines 12, Paris 9ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Marigo (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato,   b. 06 Mar 1839, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1912, Northcliffe, Broughton Park, Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 07 Jan 1857  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Entry: 083/037; Sponsor: Aikaterina Mavrogordato (wife of Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato); best man: Leonidas Chrysoveloni; matron of honor: Ioanna Ralli (wife of Theodore Ralli); witnesses: Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato and John Copeland Zygomala; priest Daniel Petroulias. [3]
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Violet Anne May (Frederick) Sykes,   b. 03 Aug 1880, Titchfield, Hampshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1924, Basildon Park, Berkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. Paul (Ambrouzios) Petrocochino,   b. 24 Feb 1910, Pangbourne, Berkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1985, Tirley Garth,Cheshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1865 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Apr 1865 - Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1926 - Dunedin Nursing Home, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino lived in Sedgley House with their children from 1875 to 1900, acquiring it from its previous owner William Pearson. In 1903, the house was bought by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a teaching order of nuns. In 1979 it was acquired by the Greater Manchester Council for the police training college and is currently used as a conference and training center (see brochure). It is a Grade II listed building.
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino family lived here in 1866. Today, a Grade II listed building in the Eldon Place Conservation Area: "Circa 1840-50 detached 3-storey town house with 3 bay front of thinly coursed sand-stone ashlar. Rusticated quoins. Moulded sill courses. Hipped stone slate roof, with deep modillion bracket eaves...(architctural description continues in the Manningham Conservation Areas Proposal, pp 275-298).
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; at least from 1870-1871 the Themistocles Petrocochino family lived at 3-4 North Park Road, Bradford. It is now the Park Court complex, within the North Park Road Conservation Area, part of Bradford's preservation initiative.
    Ambrose T Petrocochino
    Ambrose T Petrocochino
    detail from a Petrocochino family portrait by T.J. Barker 1872
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Several years after the game was invented. The parents, then right: Ambrose, Franga, Ioannis, Smaragda, Aspasia, Pandia and Julia. Courtesy the Anthony Murray family collection.

    Painted by T.J. Barker 1872. The artist Thomas Jones Barker (b. Bath, 19 Apr 1813- d. London 27 Mar 1882), was a Victorian genre painter who worked in both England and France. The son of Thomas Barker of Bath, landscape and genre painter, T.J. Barker was a leading exponent of 'Battle' painting in Britain. Barker the elder painted "The Massacre of the Inhabitants of Scio by the Turks" (1825), a fresco painted on the walls of the picture gallery in his home, Doric House in Bath.

    Documents
    Ambrose Petrocokino WWI medal card
    Ambrose Petrocokino WWI medal card
    <i>Along the Andes</i> by A. Petrocokino
    Along the Andes by A. Petrocokino
    cover
    <i>Along the Andes</i> by A. Petrocokino
    Along the Andes by A. Petrocokino
    title page
    <i>Along the Andes</i> by A. Petrocokino
    Along the Andes by A. Petrocokino
    inscription

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Baptism-No:0168

    2. [S89] The Harrovian, Harrow School.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0012


  

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