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John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich[1]

Male 1840 - 1908  (68 years)


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  • Name John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich 
    Nickname John Stefanovitch 
    Born 31 Aug 1840  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB from grave marker. Argenti says 21 Aug 1840.
    Christened 14 Sep 1840  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Franga Rodocanachi (née Schilizzi - his aunt).
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1908  31 Cromwell Road, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at £2,114,574 15s 11d, resworn £2,092,734 15s 11d and £2,088,894 15s 11d, administered at London 30 Oct 1908 by Stephen Stefanovich Schilizzi, esq. [2]
    • Will dated 21 Nov 1904. He bequeathed £1,000 to the London Hospital and £1,000 to his clerk, Mr. Thomas Ashby ("An Estate of two Millions," The Times [London] 3 Nov 1908). The article notes: "By the falling in for death duties of the estate of the late Mr. Schilizzi the Exchequer benefits to the extent of about £286,000, duty being payable on the property at the rate of 10 per cent on the first million and 13 per cent on the balance, in addition to legacy duties."
    Buried 17 Oct 1908  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "An early twentieth-century (1908) listed monument belongs to John S. Schilizzi (1840-1908) and his wife Virginia (1849-1927), née Sechiaris and mother of Helena Venizelos. The monument (TQ 3272 32/1122), situated near the west corner of the burial ground, consists of a sarcophagus with a female statue. A pink granite base supports the veined marble sarcophagus, both of which bear the names of the deceased. The sarcophagus is topped with a white marble female figure, half nude with flowing robes and veiled, abandoning herself to grief. To the rear, pink granite steps lead down to the vault."
    • register entry A41313
    • Archimandrite Agathangelos Moschovakis presiding
    • burial plot 14564, mortuary chapel, reg. pg. 14019, no. 41313; then removed to plot 32308. [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence, England: 1872, 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London; 6 Cromwell House, Kensington, London; 1908, 31 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, Middlesex; 1908, Redcourt, Haslemere, Surrey.
    • Occupation: Merchant.
    • His 1908 family tomb at West Norwood Cemetery is an English Heritage listed monument (1981). A John Schilizzi donated a mosaic to decorate the conch of the main apse of St Sophia church in Bayswater, London. Commander of the Order of The Saviour.
    • Appears to have been known as Stephanovich-Schilizzi. Lived in London. Involved in the building of St Stephen Church in Paris. In 1870, with two of his brothers, he gave a hanging lamp to St Sophia Church, London. He left estate of £2,089,000.
    • He is probably the John Stephen Schilizzi involved in the partnership businesses in 1860 that also included James Constantine Negroponte, [perhaps Jean (Constantine) Negroponte], Emmanuel Halduvacchi, Leonidas Vernudacchi, John Vaffiadacclii, Zanni Stef. Schilizzi, Michael Pantaleone Mavrogordato, Ambrosia Michele Cappati, Ipatias Vernudacchi & M. F. Paspatti. The firms involved included Schilizzi & Co., at London, Manchester and Calcutta; Schilizzi & Vaffiadacchi, Leghorn, Z. Stefanovich & Co., Constantinople; A.M. Cappari, Taganrog; and Ypatio Vernudacchi, Rostoff (London Gazette 7 Jun 1861).
    • With his brothers Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi and Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi he was a partner as foreign banker in the firm Schilizzi Brothers, 25 Austin Friars, London until it was dissolved 31 Mar 1889 (London Gazette 17 May 1889).
    • He was a partner with his brothers D. Stef. Schilizzi and Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi., Paul John Schilizzi, Aristides George Caridia and Pericles Z. Amiro in Schilizzi and Co., Merchants, at London, Manchester, and Calcutta, until it was dissolved 31 Dec 1872. (London Gazette 28 Feb 1873).
    • 1881 England census: 93 Westbourne Terrace, London, household headed by John S. Schilizzi, 40, retired merchant; wife Virginia, 31, both b. Constantinople; son Stephen J., 8; daughter Helen, 9, both b. London; George Sechiari, brother-in-law, 19, foreign grain merchant, b. Constantinople; & 4 servants.
    • UK Naturalisation Papers: Schilizzi, John Stefanovich, from Italy. Certificate B.70 issued 25 January 1871. Or Naturalisation Papers: Schilizzi, John Stephen, from Italy. Certificate 4877 issued 13 November 1865. [5]
    • He co-administered the estate of John Matthew Schilizzi.
    • John Stevanovich Schilizzi [25 Austin Friars; abode 93 Westbourne Terrace] appears on the 1893, 1894, [25 Austin Friars; abode 6 Cromwell Houses, South Kensington] 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, [25 Austin Friars; abode 31 Cromwell Road, South Kensington] 1902, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909 England electoral register, City of London parliamentary division, City of London county/borough; Paddington North/Westminster; London/City of London.
    Person ID I2562  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2012 

    Father Zannis Stephanovich (Stephanis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 01 Aug 1806, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1886, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eleni (Dimitri) Vouro,   b. 13 Jan 1816, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1876, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1834  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F1092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia (Pandia) Sechiari,   b. 05 Sep 1849, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1929, Kifisia, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1871  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Paul (Ioannis) Schilizzi.
    Children 
    +1. Stephen Stephanovich (John) Schilizzi, JP,   b. 15 Apr 1872, 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1961, 20 Devonshire Place St., Marylebone, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Helena (John) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 18 Sep 1873, 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1959, avenue George V 29, Paris 8ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F1099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1840 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Sep 1840 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1871 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1908 - 31 Cromwell Road, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Oct 1908 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John S. Schilizzi Stephanovich
    John S. Schilizzi Stephanovich
    93 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    93 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    In 1881 John S. and Virginia Schilizzi lived at 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, with their children; photo 2009.
    31 Cromwell Road, London, England
    31 Cromwell Road, London, England
    photo 2009. Lycee francais Charles de Gaulle, across from the National History Museum. John Schilizzi Stephanovich lived at this South Kensington address in 1908, presumably with his wife.
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    photo 2009
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    detail
    Austin Friars
    Austin Friars
    British Library photo
    Looking west on Austin Friars
    Looking west on Austin Friars

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 14564, mortuary chapel
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 14564, mortuary chapel (continuation)
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 32308, sq. 42-43, no. 250-251 on Greek plan
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for grave 4584 - Schilizzi
    John Stefanovitch Schilizzi 1908 Probate
    John Stefanovitch Schilizzi 1908 Probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    John S Schilizzi (1840-1908); Virginia Schilizzi (1849-1929); photo by Parker Agelasto
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    This church is referred to as Metamorphosis ("Our Lord Saviour´s Transformation"). The inscription says that the church was erected in 1888 at the expense of Schilizzi Stephanovik´s sons [presumably John, Paul and Dimitrios] "in eternal memory of their parents"; photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009; translation by George Agelastos.
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009.
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [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), 234.

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

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

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

    5. [S73] UK National Archives.
      HO 1/175/B.70; HO 1/126/4877

    6. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 406.


  

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