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Virginia (Pandia) Sechiari

Female 1849 - 1929  (79 years)


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  • Name Virginia (Pandia) Sechiari 
    Born 05 Sep 1849  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Jul 1929  Kifisia, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Janson, Cobb, Pearson & Co, 22 College Hill, EC4, London were the solicitors for the excecutors of her estate (London Gazette 10 Sep 1929).
    • Death notice appeared in The Times (London) 6 Aug 1929, pg. 1.
    • Her estate was valued at £674,572 net with duties of £195,000. Her executors included her son and George Michel Mavrogordato; she left £10,000 unconditionally to Thomas Ashby, her son's secretary; £1,000 to King Edward's Hospital Fund, £500 to the Grosvenor Hospital for Women and Children; £500 to her maid and a £100 life annuity to her late butler (The Times [London] n.d.). [1]
    Buried 08 Aug 1929  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • "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."
    • Funeral at St. Sophia Cathedral, 2 p.m.
    • burial plot no. 32308, sq. 42-43, no. 250-251 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 17078, no. 65787 [2]
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1872, 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England; 1929, Hotel de Mercédès, Rue de Presbourg, Paris, France; bef 1929, West Hill, Highgate and 37 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, England; 1929, Kiphissia [Kifisia], Athens, Greece.
    • She is recorded as donating an oil painting to St Sophia in Bayswater, London: "Suffer the little children to come unto me"
    • 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.
    • She likely has a sister, Arghyro, on the Negroponte-Agelasto tree.
    • Virginia John Schilizzi [31 Cromwell Road & 37 Upper Brook Street] appears on the 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915 England electoral register, St George, Hanover Square parliamentary division, Westminster county/borough.
    Person ID I2587  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2012 

    Family John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 31 Aug 1840, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1908, 31 Cromwell Road, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Sep 1849 - 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 - 20 Jul 1929 - Kifisia, Athens, Attica, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Aug 1929 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Virginia Sechiari
    Virginia Sechiari
    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.
    37 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    37 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    photo 2009; this Mayfair address for Virginia Schilizzi is one of several at the time of her death.
    37 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    37 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    detail

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 32308, sq. 42-43, no. 250-251 on Greek plan
    Virginia Schilizzi 1929 Probate
    Virginia Schilizzi 1929 Probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    John S Schilizzi (1840-1908); Virginia Schilizzi (1849-1929); photo by Parker Agelasto

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

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

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


  

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