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Paul Zannis (Zannis) Rodocanachi[1]

Male 1820 - 1891  (71 years)


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  • Name Paul Zannis (Zannis) Rodocanachi 
    • Cemetery records call him Thomas Henry Rodocanachi.
    Born 07 Jan 1820  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1891  'Parkside', 5 Livingston Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death date is 23 Nov 1891 according to the ancient Julian calendar, still followed at that time by the Greek Orthodox Church. This was the date given in the death notice that appeared in The Times (London) 24 Nov 1891, without reference to which calendar used.
    • A death notice appeared in The Leeds Mercury, 28 Nov 1891 for P.G. Rodocanachi but it appears to be for this man. It reads: "Mr. P.G. Rodocanachi has died at his residence, in Sefton Park, Liverpool. The deceased gentleman had been a member of the firm of Messrs. Ralli Brothers, Greek merchants, whose commercial enterprise is so well known thruoghout Lancashire. Aged 71." An earlier notice, produced in the same newspaper three days earlier, was longer and even more glowing.
    Buried 15 Nov 1891  Smithdown Road Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nikephoros Zervos, The Greek Church of St Nicholas, Liverpool, England, presided at the burial.
    • Buried in Section N, plot 378.
    • Burial date is 27 Nov 1891 according to the ancient Julian calendar, still followed at that time by the Greek Orthodox Church.
    • Folio Entry C/N Section Grave Class
      1221 24391 N N 378 352 CEM 9/2/4 [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence, Greece: -1822 Chios; 1833-1842 Syros; Liverpool, England: 1852-; 1855-64, Holly Road, Villa West; 1867, Oakhill Park, Old Swan; 1881, Oakhill Park, Hawthorn House, West Derby, Lancashire; 1891, Park Side, Livingston Drive, Sefton Park.
    • Occupation: Cotton merchant in Liverpool. Municipal burial records list him as 'gentleman.' Rodocanachi, P.Z. merchant, Kennedy St, Manchester (1853 directory). Manchester Rate Books place him: 1845, 1859, 30 Deansgate; 1850, 9 Tib St.; 1852-54, 37 Kennedy St.
    • 1841 British census enumerates the household at 26 Finsbury Circus, London: Paul Rodocanachi, 20; Paul Rodocanachi, 30; Constantine Ralli, 30; Pandili Rodocanachi, 20, all foreign-born merchants.
    • 1861 census: Holly Road, West Derby, Liverpool, England household headed by P[aul] Z[annis] Rodocanachi, 41, merchant, b. Greece; wife Maria, 29, b. Austria; daughter Anastasia, 8, b. Manchester; son John, 7; son Matthew, 6 months, all born Liverpool & 5 servants [next door to the family of Dimitrios Emmanuel Petrocochino.
    • 1871 England census [West Derby]: household at 'Hawthorn House,' Oak Hill Park, Liverpool, was headed by Paul Rodocanachi, 50, cotton merchant; wife Marigo, 39, both b. Greece; daughters Anastasia, 18, b. Manchester; Despina, 7, Marigo, 6; sons Matthew, 10 and Paul, 3, all b. Liverpool; Leonidas Calvocoressi, nephew, 19, b. Turkey, cotton merchant; & 6 servants. Located close to the Contostavlos family's, 'Athenian Villa' and the Negroponte family's 'The Ferns'.
    • 1881 England census [West Derby (rural) Dist. 25]: household at 'Hawthorn House,' Oak Hill Park, Liverpool, was headed by Paul Z. Rodocanachi, widower, 61, cotton merchant, b. Greece; sons Ambrose, 25 and Matthew, 20, both cotton merchants; Paul, 18, scholar; daughters Despina, 17; Marigo, 16; all scholars, b. Liverpool; daughter, Anastasia Vlasto, 28, b. Manchester; Ambrose A. Vlasto, son-in-law, 43, general merchant, b. Austria; & 5 servants. Located next to Contostavlos family's, 'Athenian Villa.'
    • 1891 census: 'Parkside,' Livingston Drive North, Liverpool, England, household headed by Paul Rodocanachi, 71, widower, retired cotton merchant, b. Chios; unmarried daughters Despina, 27 and Marigo, 26, both born Liverpool, & 5 servants [between Adlington and Dunsmore houses].
    • Liverpool Electoral Registers, 1870: Paul Zani Rodocanachi, Hawthorne house, Oak Hill Park, Old Swan (abode); 4 India Buildings and A 15 Exchange Buildings (counting houses in succession); 1875, 1879-1880: Paul Zani Rodocanachi, Hawthorne house, Oak Hill Park, Old Swan (abode); A 15 Exchange Buildings (counting house); 1884-1885: Palel Zani Rodocanachie and John Matthew Rodocanachie, Hawthorne house, Oak Hill Park, Old Swan (abode); K 4 Exchange Buildings (counting house). This is likely Paul Zannis Rodocanachi -- Liverpool Electoral Registers, 1868-1870: Paul Zachariah Rodocanachi, Oakhill Park (house).
    • He worked with his brother Leone and their uncle Iannis 'John' Rodocanchi & Sons Co. In 1990 his portrait, which once hung in his own dining-room, was in the collection of Nancy (Ambrose) Demetriadi (née Rodocanchi).
    • 26 May 1842: Paul Z. Rodocanachi, 25, single, born Chios, arrived Syros 1833, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis, Syros. [The presumed birth year is several off from Argenti, who lists only this Paul Zannis.]
    • Greek church records show a son Ioannis Matthaios Rodocanachi (2nd child) baptised 7 April 1853 at home in Liverpool - but how possible? Appears to have been based largely in Liverpool. (Christopher Long)
    • P.Z. Rodocanachi & Co., established 1879, is on Contopoulos' list of principal Greek commercial houses in New York City. [4]
    • Mr. P. Z. Rodocanachi, Deansgate contributed £2 to the "Public Parks, &c. Subscriptions" (The Manchester Guardian, 10 May 1845, p 1).
    • P.Z. Rodokanakis is listed as a warden for the Greek Church of Manchester, 1852-1853. [5]
    • C.M. Ralli, P.Z. Rodocanachi, D.A. Mavrogordato, M.A. Ralli, G.P. Psicha, Theseus Psicha, Ar. A. Cornelius, Theod. Galatti, C.P. Negroponte, P.P. Negroponte and others served in a deputation of Greek residents of Liverpool who met with Sir Charles Dilke to discuss British-Greek foreign affairs at the Reform Club June 1879 (Liverpool Mercury 6 Jun 1879.
    • P.Z. Rodocanachi signed a published petition in favor of the building of the Manchester and Southampton Railway Manchester Times and Gazette 20 Sep 1845.
    • He proved the will of his brother Leonidas.
    Person ID I1955  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 9 May 2019 

    Father Zannis (Matthew) Rodocanachi,   b. 1775, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1831  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Despina (Ioannis) Tsitsekli,   b. Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marigo (Ambrouzis) Ralli,   b. 29 Sep 1830, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1872, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Anastasia (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 20 Aug 1852, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1939, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. John Matthew (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 15 Jan 1854, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1912, Calcutta, Bengal, British India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Ambrose (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 1855, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1922, Oriental Club, Hanover Square, London UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Matthew (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 06 Nov 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1925, Jules Hotel, Jermyn St., London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Despina (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 23 Dec 1863, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Marigo (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 15 Mar 1865, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1898, 1 Fourth Avenue Mansions, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. Paul (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 28 May 1867, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1888, 'Parkside', 5 Livingston Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Jan 1820 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1891 - 'Parkside', 5 Livingston Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Nov 1891 - Smithdown Road Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Parkside,' 5 Livingston Drive, Liverpool, England
    'Parkside,' 5 Livingston Drive, Liverpool, England
    Paul Z. Rodocanachi, as a widower, lived at 'Parkside,' Sefton Park, with some of his unmarried children, including his daughters Despina and Marigo, in 1891, and Paul, who died in 1888; photo 2009. The address was the residence in 1901 of Nicholas and Cleopatra Fachiri and their daughters Despina and Marietta and nephew Anthony.
    'Parkside,' 5 Livingston Drive, Liverpool, England
    'Parkside,' 5 Livingston Drive, Liverpool, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Paul Zannis Rodocanachi was a merchant living at 26 Finsbury Circus (1841)
    Kennedy St, Manchester, England
    Kennedy St, Manchester, England
    photo 2015. P. Z. Rodocanachi, merchant, had offices at 37 Kennedy St. (1852-54).
    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.
    Deansgate, Manchester, England
    Deansgate, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. Redeveloped. Michael Ralli, 25, merchant, was domiciled here (1841). Paul Zannis Rodocanachi had offices at 30 Deansgate, 1845, 1859.
    Mount Street, Manchester, England
    Mount Street, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. In 1859 Paul Zannis Rodocanachi operated from 13 Mount St., across from The Quaker Meeting, 6 Mount St. (1828), and probably in the site of the present-day central library (1930).

    Documents
    St Nicholas Greek Church, Liverpool, Burial Registry
    St Nicholas Greek Church, Liverpool, Burial Registry
    Paul Z Rodocanachi
    P.G. Rodocanachi obituary
    P.G. Rodocanachi obituary
    The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England) Wed, November 25, 1891
    Ralli Bros Manchester
    Ralli Bros Manchester
    company label

    Headstones
    Smithdown Lane Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England
    Smithdown Lane Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England
    Church records indicate Paul Z. Rodocanachi is buried here; photo 2009.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #4196 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    2. [S12] Burial records, St Nicholas Greek Church, Liverpool, England, 213.

    3. [S117] Liverpool Toxteth Park Cemetery.

    4. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 39.

    5. [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.


  

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