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Theodore Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Schilizzi, Esq.

Male 1840 - 1887  (47 years)


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  • Name Theodore Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Schilizzi 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 14 Apr 1840  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 11 February 1839 according to memorial stone in West Norwood
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Nov 1887  99 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Personal estate valued at £24458 17s 5d, administered at London 15 Dec 1887, proved Fanny Theodore Schilizzi, widow, sole executrix. [1]
    • "Three imposing monuments of distinguished members of the Schilizzi family are also included in the English Heritage list. The earliest belongs to Theodore E. Schilizzi (1840-1887) and is situated Southwest of the monumental gateway. The baldacchino monument (TQ 3272 32/1116) was erected in 1872. Pink marble columns with white marble antae protect a life-size marble female statue dressed in classical robes, clasping a crucifix, which stands on a pink granite plinth."
    Buried 22 Nov 1887  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • register entry 70736
    • Archimandrite Dionysious Pesesa? presiding
    • burial plot no. 12856, sq 28, no. 39 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 8845, no. 70736. [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence, Bayswater, London, England: 1870, 124 Westbourne Terrace; 1872, 1887, 90 Westbourne Terrace; 1872, 95 Westbourne Terrace.
    • Occupation: Merchant.
    • His mausoleum at West Norwood Cemetery was listed by English Heritage in 1981.
    • Origin: Chios. A Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi took British citizenship 10 Jun 1871.
    • Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi was in business with Coco George Scaramanga [probably George (Nicolas) Scaramanga], Leonidas Pandeli Argenti [probably , Leonidas (Pandély) Argenti], Michel George Schilizzi, Leoni Ambrose Argenti and George Ambrose Argenti, as Merchants, 43 Finsbury Circus, London; 40 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England; 4 rue de l'Arsenal, Marseille, France and Calcutta, under the firm of Argenti, Schilizzi & Co (London Gazette 1 Jan 1875). The business was dissolved on 31 Dec 1875 (London Gazette 7 Jan 1876).
    • Along with Emanuel Antonio Mavrogordato, Parasqueva Sechiari [possibly either Paraskeva (Ambrose) Sechiari or Paraskeva George Sechiari], and Peter Pandia Rodocanachi, 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.)
    • He was one of the executors of the estate of Antonio Alexander Ralli (London Gazette 8 Aug 1882).
    • Theodore E. Schilizzi was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58).
    • The 1881 England Census reports that Theodore E. Schilizzi, head, 41, general merchant, born Constantinople, lived at 90 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, with wife Fanny, 30, born London Finsbury; sons Manoli, 7; Antoni, 6; Pandia, 4; and daughter Nina, 1, all born Paddington; and eight domestic servants.
    • Th. Schilizzi 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).
    • T.E. Schilizzi gave £10 to the Cephalonia Earthquake Relief Fund (The Pall Mall Gazette [London], 7 Mar 1867).
    • 1864: T.E. Schilizzi worked for Argenti Sechiari according to the Thacker's Directories, Calcutta. [4]
    • UK Naturalisation: Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi, Greece, 10 Jun 1871; home office paper 2889; certificate A371 [5, 6]
    • Theodore Emanuel Schilizzi [121 Bishopsgate Street EC 'share in freehold tenements'] appears on the 1886 electoral register, Hornsey parliamentary division, Haringey county/borough.
    Person ID I2550  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2012 

    Father Emmanuel (Theodore) Schilizzi,   b. 14 Jun 1784, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1864, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Vierou (Leonidas) Argenti,   b. 26 Apr 1801, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1868, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Notes 
    • This marriage has been cited as one of several marriage alliances involving business ties. [7]
    Family ID F1165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hypatia (Ioannis) Schilizzi,   b. 01 Jun 1843, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1870, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1866  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Paul J. Schilizzi and Marietta P. Sechiari; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 67 [8]
    • Marriage notice in The Pall Mall Gazette (London), 30 Apr 1866.
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fanny (Antonios) Ralli,   b. 24 Jul 1850, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1923, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1872  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage notice appeared in The Pall Mall Gazette (London), 14 Oct 1872.
    • Witnesses/Sponsors: Anthony D. Ralli & Alexander A. Ralli; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 85 [8]
    Children 
    +1. Nina (Theodore) Schilizzi,   b. 03 Jun 1879, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1951, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1840 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1866 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1872 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1887 - 99 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Nov 1887 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi
    90 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    90 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    Theodore E. and Fanny Schilizzi lived at this Bayswater address with their family, from 1881-87; photo 2009.
    Nineties - odd numbers - block of Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    Nineties - odd numbers - block of Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    In addition to living across the street at no. 90 from 1872-87, Theodore E. Schilizzi lived at no. 95 (1872) and died at no. 99 (1887)
    124 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    124 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    photo 2009; Theodore E. and Hypatia Schilizzi were living at 124 Westbourne Terrace (far right), Bayswater, at her 1870 death.
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Theodore E Schilizzi and his partners George N. Scaramanga and Leonidas P. Argenti worked out of 43 Finsbury Circus (1875)
    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.)
    T E Schilizzi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    T E Schilizzi by Camille Silvy, 1861
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi, merchant, was photographed by Camille Silvy, sitter in 3 portraits; albumen print, 10 March 1861, 3 3/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (85 mm x 56 mm) image size; purchased, 1904.
    20 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England.
    20 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England.
    Photo 2015. No. 40 appears to be an empty lot. Until 1875 a partnership with operations in London, Manchester and Marseille included 40 Dickinson St. Partners in Argenti, Schilizzi & Co.: Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi, Coco George Scaramanga, Leonidas Pandeli Argenti, Michel George Schilizzi, Leoni Ambrose Argenti and George Ambrose Argenti. The 1870-1875 Manchester Rate Books list Argenti & Co. (Nicholas Argenti and Coco George Scaramanga) at 40 Dickinson St.

    Documents
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    The Times (London) 6 Feb 1878)
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 12856
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi 1887 Probate
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi 1887 Probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Family Vault of T.E. Schilizzi (1872)
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi 1840-1887

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    2. [S7] Hellenic enclosure of the South Metropolitan (West Norwood) Cemetery, Theodoropoulou-Polychroniadis, Zetta, (Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, 2002), 18, 2002.

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

    4. [S45] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 124.

    5. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 27, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

    6. [S73] UK National Archives.
      HO 45/9287/3889

    7. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 212; 214 .

    8. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Mar 1977.
      Records of Marriages from the Church of Our Saviour [London]


  

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