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Ioannis Themistocles (Themistocles) Petrocochino/Petro[1]

Male 1866 - 1937  (71 years)


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  • Name Ioannis Themistocles (Themistocles) Petrocochino/Petro 
    • FRGS. Assumed the name of Petro in 1901. May have been known as 'Jack Petro'.
    Nickname John, Jack 
    Born 03 May 1866  Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Jun 1866  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At home; Entry: 235(90)/078; Godparent: Franga Petrocochino (his grandmother); priest: Vasilios Moros, Presbyter: M. Oeconomos [2]
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 May 1937  Claridge's Hotel, Brook St., London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD from Probate.
    • Estate valued at £9849 17s 5d, administered with will at London 3 Aug 1937 by John Anthony William Petro, company director, his son. [3]
    • His obituary appeared in the The Harrovian 15 Feb 1938. [4]
    Notes 
    • Residence, England: 1891 'Langham Lea,' Ashley Road, Chester; The Manor, Davies Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London; 1932, 20 Royal Crescent, Bath.
    • Occupation: Director and trustee of several public companies. Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
    • Education: Harrow.
    • He was brought up at Sedgely Park (later a police college) near Manchester. Presumably the I. Th. Petrocochino who was marriage witness to John Couvelas & Jenny Francis Crompton in London, 1900.
    • The 1891 England census reports the Petrocokino household living in 'Langham Lea,' on Ashley Road, Bowden, Chester, to include: John T. Petrocokino,head, 24, East and West India merchant, born Bradford, Yorkshire; wife Alice, 25, born Manchester; her sister Florence Mather, 17 and two servants.
    • He, his father and/or his brothers Pandia and Ambrouzios 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.
    • 1901 England census: 76 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London household headed by John T Petro, 35, living on own means, b. Bradford, Yorkshire; wife Alice, 35, b. Salford, Lancashire; daughter Violet A, 9, b. Bowden, Cheshire; son John A W, 5, b Prestwich, Lancashire; & 7 servants.
    • 1911 England census for 40 Parkside, Albert Gate S W, London headed by John Themistocles Petro, 45, b. Bradford, Yorkshire, married 20 years, two children born, both living; director of public company; wife Alice, 45, b. Manchester; daughter Violet, 19, b. Altrincham, Cheshire; single; 2 servants.
    • John Petrocochino [76 Cromwell Road 8W] appears on the 1901 electoral register, Kensington South parliamentary division, Kensington and Chelsea county/borough.
    Person ID I1866  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    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. [5]
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice (William) Mather,   b. 18 Jul 1866, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1940, South Eden, Paignton, Devon, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1891  St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Entry: 613/179; Sponsor: John A. Negroponte; witnesses: Themistocles P. Petrocochino and William Mather; Archimandrite Eustathios Metallinos. [6]
    • "The Marriage of Miss Mather," The Manchester Guardian, 2 Jan 1891, p 5. Ambrose Petrocochino, best man; Norman Reid & J.S. Frangopulo groomsmen.
    • Rev. Stanley Swinburne, vicar and Rev. W. T. Jones, rector, St. Margaret Church, Prestwich, presiding.
    • Argenti says 01 Jan 1891
    • According to the parish register on-line citing source as LDS Film 2356230: 1 Jan 1891 St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich, Lancs.; John Themistocles Petrocokino, 24, Merchant, Bachelor, of Sedgeley House, Prestwich; Alice Mather, 25, Spinster of Wood Hill, Prestwich; Groom's Father: Pandia Themistocles Petrocokino, Merchant; Bride's Father: William Mather, Engineer; Witness: William Mather; T. R. Petrocokino; Married by Licence by: Stanley Swinburne; page 158, entry 315. [7]
    • The engagement notice of her son suggests she remarried as a widow to become Mrs. Paul Stanley.
    Children 
    +1. Violet Alice (Ioannis) Petrocochino,   b. 23 Aug 1891, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1933, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. John Anthony William (Ioannis) Petrocochino/Petro,   b. 09 May 1895, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1962, 143 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Documents
    <i>Manchester Guardian</i> wedding coverage
    Manchester Guardian wedding coverage
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 May 1866 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Jun 1866 - Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jan 1891 - St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1937 - Claridge's Hotel, Brook St., London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England
    68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England
    photo 2009; Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt, hotel which includes what used to be 76 Cromwell Road, Kensington, where John T. Petro and family lived in 1901.
    68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England
    68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England
    front entrance
    Davies Street, Berkeley Square, London, England
    Davies Street, Berkeley Square, London, England
    photo 2009; John T. Petrocochino lived at 'The Manor' on Davies Street in Mayfair. Unclear which building was called 'The Manor.'
    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.
    Ioannis T Petrocochino
    Ioannis 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
    John Themistocles Petro 1937 probate
    John Themistocles Petro 1937 probate
    John Themistocles Petro <i>Harrovian</i> Obituary
    John Themistocles Petro Harrovian Obituary
    William Mather 1920 UK Probate
    William Mather 1920 UK Probate
    Son-in-law John Themistocles Petro was co-executor of the estate of Sir William Mather.

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Baptism-No:0192

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

    4. [S89] The Harrovian, Harrow School.

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

    6. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0072

    7. [S86] Index, Marriages (1884-1895), St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich, Lancashire, England.


  

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