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John (Matthew) Calvocoressi

Male 1846 - 1919  (72 years)


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  • Name John (Matthew) Calvocoressi 
    Born 28 Aug 1846  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In a document that provided for his US citizenship, he swore he was born 27 Aug 1846, St. Augustine, Florida.
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1919  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1863-1873, New York, USA; 1869-1870, 120 Madison Ave, NY, NY; 1871, 12 W. 45th St, New York City (shared with Theodore J. Ralli; 1872, England; 1873, Oak Hill Park, Liverpool, England; 1881, 9 Devonport St, London, England; abt 1882, San Stefano, Bosphorus; 1880-1900, Constantinople asylum; 1915, Athens, Greece.
    • Occupation: Merchant. 1869-1870, with Calvocoressi & [Leonidas] Rodocanachi, 67 Wall St., NY, NY.
    • Origin: Chios. A John Calvocoressi took British citizenship 2 Feb 1863. Calvocoressi, John, from Greece. Certificate 3996 issued 2 Feb 1863 (National Archives).
    • He was partners with his father and brother Leonidas as L. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants, Crosby House, 95 Bishopsgate Street. London, until dissolved 1 Jan 1881 (London Gazette 7 Jan 1881).
    • John Calvocoressi, of Liverpool, initiated bankruptcy 18 Oct 1869 (London Gazette 19 Oct 1869).
    • John Calvocoressi and James F. Psalfy were partners as Canvas and Bagging Merchants, Liverpool, until partnership was dissolved 6 May 1869 (London Gazette 18 May 1869).
    • J. Calvocoressi is listed among a delegation which met with Lord Derby of the Foreign Office to discuss the British role in and the threat to Greek merchants' interests due to strife between Greece and Turkey (The Times [London], 6 Feb 1878).
    • The 1881 England census: 9 Devonport St, London household headed by John M. Calvocorissi, 34, retired merchant; Arghiro, 32, both b. Constantinople, Turkey; sons Matthew, 8, b. Liverpool; Pantia, 6, b. Nice, France; Leonidy, 2; George, 11 mos, both b. London; daughter Hypatia, 3, b. Broughton; & 5 servants.
    • USA naturalization: 28 Feb 1871, before Court of Common Pleas, New York, New York. The date is given in his wife's and sons' US passport applications, as they quality for US citizenship through his naturalization.
    • He was confined, from about 1880, to a lunatic asylum, Constantinople, according to US passport applications filed by his wife and children.
    • John M. Calvocoressi, 22, swore before a notary in New York City, 11 Feb 1869, that he was born 27 Aug 1846, St. Augustine, Florida. This document thus certified his US citizenship.
    Person ID I2022  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2010 

    Father Matthew (Zannis) Calvocoressi,   b. 10 Apr 1799, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1891, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Arghyro (Zannis) Rodocanachi,   b. Abt 1820, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1891, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1841  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Stephen and Maria S. Franghiadi; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 6. [1]
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arghyro (Pandia) Sechiari,   b. 15 Apr 1848, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1932, 4 rue Regille, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1871  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Matthew John (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 04 Feb 1873, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1939, Hove, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Pantias John (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 06 Apr 1874, Promenade des Anglais 53, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1965, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. Hypatia (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 15 Sep 1876, Brighton, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1939, 90 Vass. Sophias St, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Leonidas (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 09 May 1878, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1952, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. George John (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 12 May 1880, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1937, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Stephen (John) Calvocoressi,   b. 06 Apr 1882, San Stefano, Bosphorus, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1966, 31 Green Street, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1846 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1871 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1919 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Barnardo Gardens Estate, Devonport St, London, England
    Barnardo Gardens Estate, Devonport St, London, England
    photo 2009; council housing appears to have replaced where John M. and Arghiro Calvocorissi lived, 9 Devonport St., with their children in 1881.
    Bishopsgate Street, London, England
    Bishopsgate Street, London, England
    One of The City's main commercial streets. L. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants operated from Crosby House, 95 Bishopsgate Street (1881-1885).
    Crosby Hall, 95 Bishopsgate Street, London
    Crosby Hall, 95 Bishopsgate Street, London
    The Bishopsgate Tower, 22-24 Bishopsgate Street, London, England
    Architects' rendering; nicknamed "The Pinnacle" and scheduled for completion in 2012, it is the latest addition to the commercial neighborhood. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Crosby Hall
    Crosby Hall
    John Matthew Calvocoressi
    John Matthew Calvocoressi
    David Calvocoressi collection

    Documents
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    The Times (London) 6 Feb 1878)
    Notary's Statement for John M Calvocoressi US citizenship
    Notary's Statement for John M Calvocoressi US citizenship
    11 Feb 1869
    John M Calvocoressi 1870 passport Application
    John M Calvocoressi 1870 passport Application
    He submitted passport #40396, issued 12 Feb 1869
    John M Calvocoressi 1870 passport application
    John M Calvocoressi 1870 passport application
    Oath of Allegiance submitted
    John M Calvocoressi 1871 naturalization record,
    John M Calvocoressi 1871 naturalization record,
    Common Pleas Court, New York, New York

  • Sources 
    1. [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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