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Peter Pandia (Pandia) Rodocanachi[1, 2, 3]

Male 1831 - 1899  (68 years)


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  • Name Peter Pandia (Pandia) Rodocanachi 
    Born 22 Sep 1831  Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1899  Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Estate valued at £105,415 13s 3d, resworn Feb 1901 £105,548 5s 7d, administered 17 Feb 1900 at London by his son Pandia Peter Rodocanachi, John Michael Zarifi, Emanuel Sechuari (sic) and Michael George Mavrogordato. [4]
    • "The presence of one of the five noblest families of Chios, the Rodocanachi, is made prominent with their elegant monuments. One of these tombs was also listed in 1981. It carries the name of Petros P. Rodocanachi (1831-1899), who lost two of his six children in infancy. It is a table tomb (TQ3272 32/1115) on a rectangular moulded base, made of pink polished grantite, with an Ionic column at each corner. It is situated southwest of the monumental gate of the cemetery. The flat top of the monument is surmounted by a raised cross."
    • He died 'suddenly' according to the death notice that appeared in The Times (London) 20 Dec 1899.
    Buried 22 Dec 1899  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • register entry A26398; 'removed from Worthing'
    • Archimandrite Ant Poraschis [Parachis] presiding [6]
    • plot 29183, sq. 28, Greek plan 49-50, reg. pg. 12154, no. 26398 [7]
    Notes 
    • His portrait appears in T. Catsiyannis, Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865.
    • Residence, England: 125 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, London; 2 Heene Terrace, Worthing, Sussex.
    • Along with Emanuel Antonio Mavrogordato, Parasqueva Sechiari [possibly either Paraskeva (Ambrose) Sechiari or Paraskeva George Sechiari], and Theodore Emanuel Schilizzi, operating out of 2 Bishopsgate Street, London, he was co-liquidator of the Archangel Marine Insurance Company Limited (London Gazette 31 Dec 1880, 18 Aug 1885.)
    • Effective 31 Mar 1860 he along with Stephen Paul Rodocanachi, Theodore Pandia Rodocanachi, Theodore Matteo Mavrogordato, Ambrosio Mavrogordato, and Constantine N. Mavrogordato quit the several partnerships as Merchants, operating at St. Petersburgh, under the firm of Theodore Paul Rodocanachi; at Liverpool and New York, under presumably his firm of Peter Pandia Rodocanachi; and at Constantinople, under the firm of Paul [Saul Emmanuel] Rodocanachi and Co; at Paris, under the firm of Peter [Emmanuel] Rodocanachi; at Odessa and Taganrog, under the firm of Theodore Paul Rodocanachi; at London and Leghorn, under the firm of Rodocanachi, Sons, and Co.; and at Marseilles, under the firm of Paul and Theodore Rodocanachi. Partners who signed the legal statement in addition to those mentioned above included M. E. Rodocanachi, D. N. Petrocochino, Th. Rodocanachi, Georges M. Mavrogordato and Pandely Rodocanachi. (London Gazette 3 July 1860).
    • He was an investor in the Imperial Bank Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1878). Business address was South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London.
    • P.P. Rodocanachi (either father or son) was in partnership with, M.G. Mavrogordato (cited below) and Pandely A. Mavrogordato in the firm of P. P. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants, at South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London, as Merchants, until the latter left the firm effective 31 Dec 1892 (London Gazette 3 Jan 1893). Likely, either he or his son Pandia Peter founded the firm P.P. Rodocanachi & Co., merchants, 1 King's Arms Yard, Moorgate Street, London and was partners with Michel George Mavrogordato and George Michel Mavrogordato. (London Gazette 8 Jan 1907). The business moved to 40/41 Old Broad Street, EC 2, London; later partners included Constantin Manoli Vassiliadi and Theodore Michel Mavrogordato (London Gazette 26 Feb 1929). It was in business some decades later at 65 London Wall, London E.C.2., London (London Gazette 9 Feb 1965).
    • Peter P. Rodocanachi, merchant, 37 Threadneedle Street [probably South Sea House], London was an investor in The Mercantile and Exchange Bank (Limited) (London Gazette 28 Feb 1866)
    • He was a liquidator for the London Bank of Scotland (Limited) (London Gazette 12 Sep 1864).
    • Peter P. Rodocanachi was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58). Peter P. Rodocanachi, 37 Threadneedle St., London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • The 1891 England Census reports the household living at 125 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, London: Peter P. Rodocanachi, head, 59, general merchant, born Italy; wife Jenny, 49, born France; Emmanuel T. Sechiari, 33, son-in-law, general merchant, born France; his wife Catherine Sechiari, 24, born Paddington, London; their son Theodore Sechiari, 5 months, born London; and 8 domestic servants.
    • The 1871 England Census reports the household living at 125 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, London: Peter P. Rodocanachi, head, 33, general merchant, born Italy; wife Jenny, 29, born France; Mary, 9, scholar; Pandia, 5; Catherine, 4; all born London, and 7 domestic servants.
    • 1861 England census: 125 Westbourne Terrace, London, household headed by Peter Rodocanachi, 29, merchant, b. Italy; wife Janny, 19, b. France; & 4 servants [next to the George E. Scaramanga family at number 123].
    • Peter P. Rodocanachi was among the deputation of local Greeks at Buckingham Palace to congratulate Princess Sophie of Prussia on her marriage to the Crown Prince of Greece (The Observer, 9 Dec 1888, p 3).
    • Peter P. Rodocanachi, established 1855, is on Contopoulos' list of principal Greek commercial houses in New York City. [8]
    • "An American consular dispatch, dated 23/7 March 1879, mentions that C.N. Mavrocordato was acting as agent in wool shipments for the firm of P.P. Rodocanachi in London." [9]
    • London Law case, 1864: Lane v London Bank of Scotland; plaintiffs: Richard Stuart Lane, Horace Edward Chapman and Frederick John Helbert; Defendants: The London Bank of Scotland Ltd, William Walter Cargill, Sir John Charles Dalrymple Hay bart, Peter Pandia Rodocanachi, George Emanuel Scaramanga, Emanuel George Franghiadi, Eugene Collins, Henry Spicer, William Julius Marshall, John Elin, Hon William Napier liquidator of the said Bank, Nathaniel Hitchin Palmer and Richard Baker. [10]
    • He is mentioned as one of three active Rodocanachi merchants in the late 19th century. [11]
    • The executors of the estate of George Dromocaiti, who died on Chios, 1 Jan 1881, requested the court to approve Pierre Pandia Rodocanachis, South Sea House, as their lawyer. [12]
    • He co-administered the estate of Pandia Alexander Ralli.
    • Liverpool Electoral Registers,1860 burgess roll: Peter Pandi Rodocanachi, Brunswick Sreet (counting house).
    Person ID I2528  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 

    Family Zenni (Georges) Sechiari,   b. 01 Feb 1842, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1927, 14 rue du Centre, Neuilly sur Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1860  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses/Sponsors: Fanny Zizinia & -- Zizinia; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 45 [13]
    Children 
    +1. Pandia Peter (Peter) Rodocanachi,   b. 03 May 1865, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1936, Toft House, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Photos
    Peter & Jenny Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    Peter & Jenny Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi; Jenny Rodocanachi (née Sechiari) were photographed by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 3 February 1861, 3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (86 mm x 54 mm) image size; purchased 1904; NPG Ax51217.
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1831 - Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1860 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1899 - Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Dec 1899 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter P Rodocanachi
    Peter P Rodocanachi
    120 block (odd numbers) Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    120 block (odd numbers) Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    The entire block is now an office block built in a style to resemble the buildings that line Westbourne Terrace; photo 2009. In 1861 the George E. Scaramanga and Peter Rodocanachi families lived at numbers 123 and 125, respectively. Son Peter P. Rodocanachi lived there in 1889.
    123-125 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    123-125 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    photo 2009
    Bishopsgate Street, London, England
    Bishopsgate Street, London, England
    One of The City's main commercial streets. He operated out of 2 Bishopsgate Street (1880-1885).
    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.)
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    photo 2009; Bank of Scotland, former South Sea House. With the repeal of the Corn Laws and the boom in trading that followed, the Baltic Exchange moved to the South Sea House (between 1857 - 1866) and then left the Threadneedle Street building in 1903 for the location now occupied by 30 St Mary Axe [The Gherkin]. P. P. Rodocanachi and Co., Merchants, were located at South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London (1878-1905).
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    detail--entrance
    P P Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    P P Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi, merchant and banker; sitter in 3 portraits, was photographed by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 3 February 1861, 3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (86 mm x 53 mm) image size; Purchased, 1904; NPG Ax51424
    Peter P Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1860
    Peter P Rodocanachi by Camille Silvy, 1860
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi, merchant and banker; sitter in 3 portraits, was photographed by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 13 Dec 1860, 3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (86 mm x 54 mm) image size; Purchased, 1904; NPG Ax51163.
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 29183, sq. 28, Greek plan 49-50
    London Bank of Scotland liquidation
    London Bank of Scotland liquidation
    14 Dec 1869: John Contostavlos was ordered to pay £600 in the liquidation of the London Bank of Scotland Limited. Liquidators included George Emmanuel Scaramanga, Emmanuel George Franghiadi and Peter Pandia Rodocanachi (C 16/583/L161, National Archives, UK).
    George Dromocaiti probate
    George Dromocaiti probate
    executors' request for Pierre Pandia Rodocanachis to serve as attorney
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi 1900 probate
    Peter Pandia Rodocanachi 1900 probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Peter Pandia and Jenny Rodocanachi and their son Pandia Peter were buried in the double Argenti-Schilizzi plot, according to cemtery records. Their names are not among those inscribed on the tomb, nor those of their grandsons Peter Pandia Rodocanachi and Paul Harold Rodocanachi.
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Argenti-Schilizzi plots - rear view

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865, Catsiyannis, Timotheos (Bishop of Militoupolis), (London, 1984), Plate XV.

    2. [S67] Ploto: Greek Shipowners from the Late 18th Century to the Eve of World War II, Gelina Harlaftis, Manos Haritatos, Helen Beneki, (Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece 2003 ISBN 960-201-165-3), 230.

    3. [S111] Une Enfance, Gertrude Agelasto, 86.

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

    5. [S7] Hellenic enclosure of the South Metropolitan (West Norwood) Cemetery, Theodoropoulou-Polychroniadis, Zetta, (Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, 2002), 17, 2002.

    6. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 4, Aug 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

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

    8. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 38.

    9. [S58] The Greek Community in Odessa, 1861-1917, Patricia Herlihy, (Journal of Modern Greek Studies, v7, n2, Oct 1989, pp 235-252.), 243.
      Source cited: [USA] National Archives, 1879.

    10. [S73] UK National Archives.
      C 16/217/L128

    11. [S79] The Greeks of Odessa, John Athanasios Mazis, (2004: East European Monographs, Boulder/Columbia University Press, New York ), 42.

    12. [S73] UK National Archives.
      file J 121/3728

    13. [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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