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Sir Lucas (Eustratius) Ralli, 1st Baronet [1, 2]

Male 1846 - 1931  (85 years)


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  • Name Lucas (Eustratius) Ralli 
    Title Sir  
    Suffix 1st Baronet  
    Born 30 Mar 1846  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 May 1846  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Godparent: Marietta Ralli [3]
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 May 1931  Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He left an estate of gross value of £2,290,447, with net personalty £2,290,074. The duties on the property at this valuation and according to the dispositions of the will will amount to over £1,000,000. He left £1,000 each to his son, Sir Strati Ralli, and his nephew, Anthony Vlasto, as executors. The Times (London), 17 Jun 1931. [4]
    • 5 Mar 1931, according to Sturdza. [5]
    • DOD 5 May 1931 according to probate
    • Death notice of Sir Lucas Ralli, Bart. (S.H. 1861-1864) appeared in The Harrovian, 30 May 1931. [6]
    Buried 16 May 1931  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial burial plot no. 34648, no. 259, sq. 42, reg. pg. 17286, no. 67451 [7]
    • Argenti says 16 May 1931.
    • Coverage in The Times (London) 11 May 1931.
    • His funeral was 9 May 1931 at St. Sophia Cathedral, London, the Rev. Michael Constantinidis officating.
    Notes 
    • In partnership as Merchants, 25 Finsbury Circus, London doing business as Ralli Brothers and as Ralli, Schilizzi and Argenti, Marseilles, France with Stephen Augustus Ralli and Alexander Anthony Vlasto, he retired 31 Dec 1892 from the partnership.
    • He was a co-administrator of the estate of Mimina John Ralli (London Gazette 16 Nov 1900).
    • He was a partner in Ralli Brothers with Anthony Alexander Vlasto and Eustratio Lucas Ralli, carrying on business as Merchants, at 25 Finsbury Circus, London, E.G., and elsewhere (London Gazette1 May 1931).
    • He retired, effective 31 Dec 1892, from his partnership with Stephen Augustus Ralli and Alexander Anthony Vlasto, carrying on business as Merchants, at 25 Finsbury Circus, London, and elsewhere, as Ralli Brothers, and at Marseilles as Ralli, Schilizzi, and Argenti (London Gazette 3 Jan 1893).
    • Lucas E. Ralli was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58).
    • He was involved in the bankruptcy of Emmanuel Antonios Mavrogordato.
    • He administered the estate of Leonadas Lucas Ralli, 2 Park St, London, who died 20 Apr 1917, Monte Carlo. [8]
    • According to the 1861 census Lucas E. Ralli, 15, was living at 17 Hyde Park Square, Paddington, London, with his parents Eudrahos (sic) and Mary E. Ralli and his brother Eustratios.
    • Between 1870-1910 Lucas E. Ralli was a member of the New York Produce Exchange. [9]
    • L.S. Ralli and Lucas Ralli are included in the list: Greek presence in India between 1900-1050 from Thacker's Directory and Greek Church archives. [10]
    • 1902: Ralli Bros. leadership passed to Lucas Ralli. [11]
    • Residence: 1873, allees des Capucines 12, Marseille, France.
    • He was co-executor of the estate of Mariora Eumorfopoulos.
    • He was co-executor of the estate of George Eumorfopoulos.
    • He co-administered his mother's estate.
    • Lucas Eustratius Ralli [19 Sussex Square] appears on 1890, 1891, 1893, [93 Lancaster Gate] 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899 UK electoral register, Paddington South parliamentary division, Westminster county/borough; as [Lucas E Ralli, 2 Park Street] 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1915 St George, Hanover Square/Westminster; as Sir Lucas Eustratio on 1918, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925; as Lucas Ralli 1915, 1929, London/City of London; as Lucas Eustratio Ralli 1918, 1928, 1930 City of Westminster/Westminster; 1930 City of London/City of London; 1918, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 [as Sir Lucas Eustratios Ralli, 25 Fitsbury Circus EC2 - abode: 2 Park St W] London/City of London; 1925, 1926, 1928, 1930 [32 St. Mary Axe].
    • 1911 England census: household at 2 Park Street, London W, headed by Lucas Eustratio Ralli, 65, b. London, married 37 years; 5 children, all living, East India merchant; wife Janie Ralli, 56, b. Paris, France; sons Eustratio Lucas, 34, b. New York City, single, East India merchant; Leo Lucas, 26, b London, Paddington, no occupation; 9 servants.
    • Education: Harrow (S.H. 1861-1864).
    Person ID I2595  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

    Family Eugenia (Leonidas) Argenti,   b. 08 Nov 1854, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1935, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 04 Dec 1873  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses included Georges Sechiari, 70, merchant, allees des Capucines 20; Etienne Sechiari, 63, allees des Capucines 10; Michel Ralli, 55, rue de l'arsenal 29; Etienne Raferopulo, 56, cours du Chapitre 11.
    Notes 
    • As an illustration of family marriage interweaving among Chiot merchant families: Lucas Eustratios Ralli married Eugenie Argenti "who is in reality was his cousin because on her side, Julie, daughter of Auguste (brother of Eustratios), would marry Leonidas Argenti (father of Eugenie). [In other words, Eugenie’s mother is the niece of her husband’s father, implying that her husband is a generation older than she.] [12]
    Children 
    +1. Julia (Lucas) Ralli,   b. 15 Nov 1877, Cannes, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1952, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Documents
    Ralli - Argenti 1873 marriage
    Ralli - Argenti 1873 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille, France
    Ralli - Argenti 1873 marriage certificate
    Ralli - Argenti 1873 marriage certificate
    Marseille, France
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1846 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 May 1846 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Dec 1873 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1931 - Zurich, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 May 1931 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lucas Rallis (1846 - 1931)
    Lucas Rallis (1846 - 1931)
    From the website: Greek and linked European Families
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Lucas E Ralli was a merchant with Ralli Brothers, 25 Finsbury Circus (1892-1931)
    Lucas Ralli by Camille Silvy (1861)
    Lucas Ralli by Camille Silvy (1861)
    Sir Lucas Eustratio Ralli, 1st Bt (1846-1931), Merchant and hospital governor; son of Eustratio Stephen Ralli was photographed by Camille Silvy; Collection National Portrait Gallery, London--albumen print, 3 Apr 1861, NPG Ax52231.

    Documents
    Sir Lucas Ralli obituary
    Sir Lucas Ralli obituary
    The Times (London), Wednesday, May 06, 1931
    Mrs. M. A. Eumorfopoulos Trust
    Mrs. M. A. Eumorfopoulos Trust
    under the will of Mrs. Mimina J. Ralli; trustees L.E. Ralli & P.L. Argenti; legacies to Mr. N. Eumorfopoulos, Mrs. Despina Messinesi, Mrs. Maria Metaxas & Mrs. Mimina Scouloudi; residue to Mr. George Eumorfopoulos, Mr. Eustratios Eumorfopoulos, Mr. Nicolaos Eumorfopoulos, Mr. Stamatios Eumorfopoulos, Miss Elpiniki Eumorfopoulos & Miss Esmeralda Eumorfopoulos. See original document
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 31135, no. 248, sq. 42
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 34648, no. 259, sq. 42
    Lucas Eustratio Ralli 1931 probate
    Lucas Eustratio Ralli 1931 probate
    'Mrs. John Ralli's Estate'
    "Mrs. John Ralli's Estate"
    The Morning Post [London], 1 May 1900, p. 3.
    Sir Lucas Ralli <i>Harrovian</i> Obituary
    Sir Lucas Ralli Harrovian Obituary
    Ralli Bros London
    Ralli Bros London
    Company Label

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Lucas & Eugenie Ralli tomb
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Lucas & Eugenie Ralli - detail

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

    2. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 8, Mar 1974.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 9 Finsbury Circus, City of London

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

    5. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 388.

    6. [S89] The Harrovian, Harrow School.

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

    8. [S40] Liverpool Probate Registers, 1917.

    9. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 167.

    10. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4).

    11. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4), 69.

    12. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 221, note 572; 212.


  

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