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Constantine (Jacob) Negroponte[1]

Male 1834 - Bef 1900  (65 years)


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  • Name Constantine (Jacob) Negroponte 
    Born 18 Dec 1834  Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to the age given at burial, he would have been born in 1825.
    Christened 27 Jan 1835  The Orthodox Church of Christ's Transfiguration (Metamorphosis), Ermoupoli, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • baptism register entry 278
    • 6 Dec 1934, according to Syros archives [2]
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 18 Oct 1900  Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti says 31 Oct 1900.
    Buried 18 Oct 1900  Greek cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Section A. Burial information found in registers held by the Greek Community Center, Alexandria, Egypt. Tomb not located (2008).
    Notes 
    • Constantine James Negreponte was a cotton broker in the firm Wm. Phythian Lees and Co., Liverpool, in partnership with William Phythian Lees, Lysander Stephen Galatti (London Gazette 2 Jul 1869).
    • He was in partnership with the brothers Lysander Stephen Galatti, George Stephen Galatti and Andrew Stephen Galatti as cotton brokers, at the Exchange Buildings, Liverpool, England until dissolved 21 Jun 1875 (London Gazette 17 Aug 1875).
    • He and his father, listed as James Contantine Megreponte (sic), banker, Alexandria and Constantine James Megreponte (sic), merchant, Liverpool, were investors in the Bank of Alexandria Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873).
    • Negroponte Bros. was likely the brothers Constantine (born 1834) and Jacques (born 1838), sons of Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte. Negroponte Brothers & Co, merchants, handled the disposal of damaged and irregular American cotton (Liverpool Mercury, 24 Aug 1869).
    • C.J. Negreponte signed a letter of protest (against arbitrary Italian bureaucracy) that appeared in The Times, 9 Jul 1883, pg. 10. He was among 120 passengers on the P. and O. steamer Tanjore, at the quarantine station, eight miles off Venice, 4 Jul 1883, because cholera had broken out at Damietta, another Egyptian port city. They had departed Alexandria 26 Jun 1883 and were being quarantined, in successive five-day sentences, because disease had been found elsewhere in Egypt.
    • C.J. Negroponte was on the executive committee of the Manchester and Liverpool Agricultural Society and contributed 10 10s. to its local fund Liverpool Mercury, 25 Mar 1871).
    • C.G. [sic, perhaps a typo] Negroponte was a supper and refreshment steward at the grand fancy dress ball given at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall by S. Georgala, of the frim of B. Georgala and Co., Greek general merchants (Liverpool Mercury, 30 Dec 1871).
    • See his namesake; it is uncertain who is who.
    • On the day of the 1861 British census, there were two unmarried men named Constantine Negroponte in Liverpool: (1) aged 27, cotton merchant, born in Syros, Greece, lived at 150 Crown Street with Mary Anne Smith, a visitor, and a servant. (2) aged 32, merchant, lodged at 163 Upper Parliament Street [digital record difficult to decipher; scanner says middle initial 'P' and born USA]. Most probably, this man is the former.
    • Perhaps he had a son, Michael, a physician.
    Person ID I339  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2017 

    Father Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte,   b. 1811, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Alexandra (Constantine) Franghiadi,   b. 1815, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1881, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Calliope (Laurentius) Scanavi,   b. 1852, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1923, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1878  Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jacobus (Constantine) Negroponte,   b. 25 Sep 1880, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1915  (Age 35 years)
     2. Leonidas John (Constantine) Negroponte,   b. 10 Nov 1884, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 08 Dec 1901, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1834 - Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jan 1835 - The Orthodox Church of Christ's Transfiguration (Metamorphosis), Ermoupoli, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1878 - Alexandria, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 18 Oct 1900 - Alexandria, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Oct 1900 - Greek cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 123.

    2. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      Alphabetical Register of Births/Baptisms in Hermopolis, 1828-1858: 278/06.12.1834/9295 (corrected in index)


  

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