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George John (John) Calvocoressi

Male 1880 - 1937  (56 years)


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  • Name George John (John) Calvocoressi 
    Born 12 May 1880  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 01 Jul 1880  Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Fanny Th. Schilizzi. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 1937  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary in The Times [London], 22 Mar 1937. Mrs. Stephen Agelasto attended the funeral.
    • Estate valued at 71,289 19s 10d, resworn 71,770 7s 4d, administered at London 20 May 1937, by widow, Matthew John Calvocoressi of no occupation [presumably his brother] and John Stephen Schilizzi, member of London stock exchange. [2]
    • Death notice, using the descriptor 'suddenly' appeared in The Times (London) 18 Mar 1937, pg. 1.
    Buried 20 Mar 1937  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The funeral was conducted by the Great Archimandrite Constandinides, assisted by the Archimandrite Virvos, at 11 a.m., St Sophia Cathedral, London, England.
    • Temporary deposit to plot 14564, mortuary chapel, on 20 Mar 1937, then removed to plot 38940, 16 Mar 1939, reg. no. 1808; removed to Brookwood Cemetery, 28 Nov 1963. [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence: 31 Green St, Grosvenor Square, London, England.
    • George Calvocoressi served in WWI, but in several references he is called G.A. Calvocoressi. Unknown to Argenti who says George (Antonios) Calvocoressi died in 1893. The service record for George / G.A. Calvocoressi appears on the latter's page although some of it may apply to this man, George John (John) Calvocoressi.
    • 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.
    • 23 Oct 1899: He was issued USA passport #187, by the US legation, Constantinople, claiming citizenship through naturalization of his father. He states he will return to the US after putting his affairs in order and that he will be travelling to Paris to "pursue a course of study." Witness was E. Eugenidis, perhaps Efstathios Anastasios Eugenidi.
    • George J. Calvocoressi [31 Green Street W1] appears on the 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935 [46a Hyde Park Gardens Mews - abode: 31 Green Street W1] 1936, 1937 electoral register City of Westminster parliamentary division, Westminster county/borough.
    Person ID I2031  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2012 

    Father John (Matthew) Calvocoressi,   b. 28 Aug 1846, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1919, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F870  Group Sheet

    Family Julia (Pandely) Argenti,   b. 28 Aug 1893, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1963, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 05 Nov 1927  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Engagement notice appeared in The Times (London) 5 Sep 1927, pg. 1; wedding announced in the newspaper 6 Oct 1927; it was covered in detail 8 Nov 1927.
    • Witnesses/Sponsors: L.E. Ralli & Philip Argenti; The Great Archimandrite Constantinidi, assisted by the Archimandrite Moskovakis, performed the nuptials; entry 531.
    • Bride was given in marriage by her brother Leon and the reception was given at 16 Hyde Park Terrace, by Sir Lucas & Lady Ralli (her uncle and aunt) attended by most of the London Greek community.
    Children 
     1. Yolanda (George) Calvocoressi,   b. 14 Aug 1928, 31 Green Street, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 2005, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Roy St George (George) Calvocoressi, OBE,   b. 24 Apr 1930, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 2012, Burrswood Christian Hospital, London UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1120  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1880 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 01 Jul 1880 - Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Nov 1927 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1937 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Mar 1937 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George John Calvocoressi
    George John Calvocoressi
    31 Green St, Grosvenor Square, London, England
    31 Green St, Grosvenor Square, London, England
    photo 2009; George J. and Julia Calvocoressi and their family lived at this address.
    31 Green St, Grosvenor Square, London, England
    31 Green St, Grosvenor Square, London, England
    detail
    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.

    Documents
    George Calvocoressi's US Passport Application
    George Calvocoressi's US Passport Application
    filed at Constantinople, 23 Oct 1899
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 14564, mortuary chapel (continuation)
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 38940, sq 28, no. 345 on Greek plan
    George John Calvocoressi 1937 Probate
    George John Calvocoressi 1937 Probate

    Headstones
    George Calvocoressi; photo by Parker Agelasto
    George Calvocoressi; photo by Parker Agelasto
    George Calvocoressi; photo by Michael Agelasto
    George Calvocoressi; photo by Michael Agelasto
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    George Calvocoressi tomb

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Aug 1976.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London

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

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


  

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