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Michael (Pandely) Agelasto[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1802 - 1886  (84 years)


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  • Name Michael (Pandely) Agelasto 
    Born 1802  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1886  rue de la Biblioteque 24, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti incorrectly says 20 Oct 1886.
    Buried 21 Oct 1886  St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cemetery 1886 register line entry 9141 midi carré 1, ter grec, no. 2, residence rue de la Biblioteque 24. Register notes: 15 Oct 1894 [year after his wife's death] he was moved to carré 1, ter grec, 3d rue, no. 11.
    Notes 
    • He is likely the man depicted in a miniature painting by [Alessandro] Cittandini, dated 1857 (Papaioannou/St John Collection)
    • Merchant [he overlaps with another M.P. Agelasto who was a Merchant/shipper in Marseille from 1819]. 31 Dec 1861, Petrocochino, Agelasto & Co., Marseille, in which M. P. Agelasto was a partner as well as John Michael, his UK-based son, and M. Parembli, probably a relation of his wife, was dissolved by mutual consent. (Daily News, 29 Mar 1862; London Gazette)
    • In 1874 Michael Pandely Agelasto worked in London as a banker.
    • Residence: -1822, Chios; 1824-34, Syros; 1862-71, 17 Allées des Capucines, Marseille; he is listed in the 1871 London census as a retired merchant, with his wife living with their son John Michael, 22 Pembridge Crescent, Kensington, London. 1872-1886: 24 Rue de la Bibliothèque, Marseille, with three domestic helpers.
    • He contributed 5,000 fr to the Greek Church, 1886. Also known as Michel-Pantaléon.
    • "Agelasto, Michael Pandely, Marseille, Banker" is one of the the partners of the Bank of Alexandria Ltd, London (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873). Also included are his sons John Michael of London and Alexander Michel of New Orleans.
    • Ralli & Agelasto operated in the silk trade in Marseille in 1860-61. See, Gregorii Valerianovich Melgunof, Das südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder die Nordprovinzen Persiens (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), p. 286.
    • He is the "Mr Agelasto" referred to in the following anecdote. According to John (Matthew) Ziffo, his father Matthew Alexander Ziffo "was born in the Island of Chios about 2 1/2 years before the Massacre. On that terrible day his Mother with her two daughters, and a young maid, carrying my Father, took to the mountains to cross the island; following a long trail of refugees and guided by shepherds over mule paths. The maid soon got tired, left the child on the mountain side and fled. A Mr Agelasto, the father of John Agelasto whose firm (Frangopulo Agelasto & Co of London and Liverpool) [Theodore (Matthew) Ziffo] joined when he came to London, was following and recognizing the child picked him up and took him to the island of Syra. By a fortunate coincidence his mother and sisters also landed in Syra. One can imagine her joy at being re-united with her boy whom she had feared lost."
    • He is the distinguished gentleman whose portrait is omnipresent at the top right of these webpages.
    • Parker Agelasto has found four copies of a photo taken in Marseille that is believed to be Michael Pandely Agelasto, same as the portrait miniature. There are a lot of similarities to the portrait miniature, but the two pictures are separated by about 20 years. Similarly, one is a real photo the other an artist likeness of the sitter.
    • He was in partnership as merchants, at Marseilles, under the firm of Petrocochino, Agelasto & Co.; at Constantinople, under the firm of E. M. Vuro and Co.; at Galatz [sic], under the firm of D. C. Climi and Co.; at Ibraila and Bucharest, under the firm of Parembli and Climi; and at London, under the firm of Petrocochino and Co., until it was dissolved 31 Dec 1861. The other partners included George Petrocochino, Michael Vuro, M. Parembli, Anthony Vlasto, J. M. Agelasto, A. D. Syngros and A. N. Damiano (London Gazette 28 Mar 1862). An earlier notice appeared 18 Mar 1862 with the typo M. P. Agelasts.).
    • Michel Agelasto, 55, merchant, allees des Capucines 15, was a signatory witness to the marriage of Michel Parembli and Aspasia Dromacaiti, 4 Jun 1857.
    • He was a signatory witness to the 1849 marriage of Antoine Nicholas Petrocochino and Euthalie George Petrocochino.
    • Michael Agelasto signed a letter to the provisory Greek Parliament in 1825 demanding it include a Chiot deputy. This suggests he lived briefly in Syros after fleeing Chios in 1822 and before settling in Marseille.
    • 27 Nov 1834: Michael Agelasto, 32, married, born Chios, merchant, arriving Syros 1824, swore allegiance to the government at the Syros tribunal (before the town hall was built). Stephen Agelasto [possibly his third cousin Stephanos (Augustis) Agelasto], who arrived on Syros also in 1824, took the oath the same day.
    • M.P. Agelasto was among the 327 Chiot refugees in Syros who signed a letter dated 10 Jul 1829 to the Governor of Greece.
    • M. P. Agelasto was co-administrator of the will [see source] of a parish priest who set up scholarships for young Marseille Chiots in 1861.
    • P.P. Negroponte and M. Agelesti, both with the firm Negroponte & Agelastl (sic) were among the more than thirty merchants, "citizens of New Orleans and inhabitants of Louisiana," who signed an open letter written under the seal of the City of New Orleans to Dr. John E. E. Ealino in The Charleston Mercury 19 Jan 1860, p 2, praising the physician's skills as his former patients and welcoming him as a winter resident of New Orleans. This man's son, Alexander M., settled in New Orleans after an 1860 visit on which, perhaps, he was accompanied by his father.
    • "Brig Walter Scott, Leighton, Matamoras 30 ds., with cotton to Negreponte & Agelasto. Oct. 18 [1863], off Tortugas, was boarded by U.S. gunboat Clyde" (New York Times 6 Nov 1863, p 8.
    • Michel Agelasto is referenced as one of the 1822 massacre refugees who arrived in Marseille (Echinard); This Michel fled to Syros and didn't arrive in Marseille until at least after 1835.
    • 1871 England census: 22 Pembridge Crescent household headed by J M Agelasto, 35, merchant, b. Syros, Greece; wife Aglaia, 29, b. Marseille; sons Michel, 5; Pendley, 4; daughters Katherine, 3; Mary, 2 mos., Alexandra, 11 months; all b. London; father Michael P., 68, retired merchant; mother Marie M., 57, both b. Chios [Scio, Turkey]; & 6 servants.
    • Philanthropy: in 1867 M(ichael) P. Agelasto donated 100 Francs to Chios Schools; Michael Agelasto & Son donated 250 Francs and M(ichael) P. Agelasto 100 Francs to the Chios Hospital according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. In 1972 Michael P. Agelasto again gave 200 Francs to the hospital. According to Reports on Hygiene Institutions of Chios by the same author, he contributed to the hospital in various years from 1874-1880. [12, 13]
    • M. Agelasto, Marseille, is listed among the diaspora Greeks donating 300 fr. to a fund for the Thebes earthquake in 1853. [14]
    • Petrocochino-Agelasto, Marseille, is listed among the diaspora Greeks donating 250 fr. to a fund for the Thebes earthquake in 1853. [14]
    Person ID I38  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Pandely (Michael) Agelasto,   d. 23 Apr 1822, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Loula (Stephanos) Ziffo 
    Documents
    Michael Pandely & Loula Ziffo Agelasto descendants' tree
    Michael Pandely & Loula Ziffo Agelasto descendants' tree
    created by John Tryphon Agelasto
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria (Ioannis) Parembli,   b. 1811, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1893, quartier Sainte Marguerite, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1831  Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Loukia (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 14 Feb 1832, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1929, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +2. Alexander (Michel) Agelasto,   b. 10 Sep 1833, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1906, 54 York St., Norfolk, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Marigo (Michael) Agelasto,   b. Abt 1834, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. John Michael (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 14 Sep 1835, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1919, 25 Landsdowne Road, Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1802 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1831 - Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1886 - rue de la Biblioteque 24, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Oct 1886 - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Michel Pandely Agelasto
    Michel Pandely Agelasto
    Michel Pandely Agelasto gift to MRS Greek Church 1886
    Michel Pandely Agelasto gift to MRS Greek Church 1886
    Michel (Pandely) Agelasto
    Michel (Pandely) Agelasto
    rue de la Biblioteque 24, Marseille, France
    rue de la Biblioteque 24, Marseille, France
    Maria Agelasto lived at this address, for some time after her husband Michael Pandely died in 1886; photo 2009.
    allées Léon Gambetta 21-23-25, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 21-23-25, Marseille, France
    When not in England Michel Pandely and Maria Agelasto lived at 'allees des Capucines 17,' from 1862-1871 and she as a widow at 'allée de Meihan 17,' 1891-1893; their son-in-law Stamatios Nicolas Frangopoulos died there in 1870 photo 2009; see note on street numbering.

    Documents
    Melgunof on Ralli & Agelasto, Marseille, silk trade, 1860.
    Melgunof on Ralli & Agelasto, Marseille, silk trade, 1860.
    Floor on Ralli-Agelasto silk classification
    Floor on Ralli-Agelasto silk classification
    Blau on Persian trade in 1857
    Blau on Persian trade in 1857
    Michel Agelasto death certificate
    Michel Agelasto death certificate
    Michel Pandely Agelasto Signature
    Michel Pandely Agelasto Signature
    as a witness to the Marseille marriage of Michel Parembli and Aspasia Dromacaiti, 4 Jun 1857

    Headstones
    Michel Pandely Agelasto tomb St Pierre Cemetery Marseille
    Michel Pandely Agelasto tomb St Pierre Cemetery Marseille
    Michel P Agelasto tomb
    Michel P Agelasto tomb
    Cimetière St Pierre, Marseille, France (photo by George Vassiadis Sep 2008)
    Michael P Agelasto tomb (detail)
    Michael P Agelasto tomb (detail)
    Cimetière St Pierre, Marseille, France (photo by George Vassiadis Sep 2008).
    Michel P Agelasto tomb - notice of abandonment
    Michel P Agelasto tomb - notice of abandonment
    Cimetière St Pierre, Marseille, France (photo by George Vassiadis Sep 2008).

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 38.

    2. [S1] A History of Greek-owned Shipping, Gelina Harlaftis, (London: Routledge, 1996), 45, 47, 61.

    3. [S10] Das südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder die Nordprovinzen Persiens, Gregorii Valerianovich Melgunof, (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), 286.

    4. [S11] Agriculture in Qajar Iran, Willem Floor, (2003, Mage Publishers, illustrated ed), 364-365.

    5. [S12] Commercielle Zustände Persiens: Aus den Erfahrungen einer Reise im Sommer 1857 , Otto Blau, (Adamant Media Corporation, 2004), 37, 38, 50, 73.

    6. [S19] 16 Nov 1933 letter to Ambrose T. Ziffo from his uncle John Ziffo, John (Matthew) Ziffo, (Collection of Panorea Ziffo).

    7. [S35] 1825 Letter from Chiots on Syros, Ioannis Vlachojannis (editor), (Archives of Modern Greek History Part C - The Chios Archives v2: Athens 1910), 36, 1825.

    8. [S39] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #45 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    9. [S44] History of the Island of Syros, Timoleon Ambelas, (Ermoupolis, Syros, 1874; republished 1998 by Christos A. Kalimeris), 505.
      10 Jul 1829 letter to the Governor of Greece from 327 Chiot refugees living in Syros.

    10. [S56] History of the Orthodox Church in Chios - Part A, Ioannis M. Andreadis, Archimandrite, (G. Vlassis Brothers, Athens, 1997), 83-84.
      Establishment of scholarships for young Chiots entering the priesthood

    11. [S22] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 270.

    12. [S88] Chiot Emigrants, Demetrios Melachrinoudis, (unpublished research 2009).

    13. [S87] Reports on Hygiene Institutions of Chios in the Second Half of the 19th Century Quoted from the Press of That Time, Demetrios Melachrinoudis, (Medical Society of Chios, Chios 2007).

    14. [S95] Government’s Gazette of the Kingdom of Greece, January 1854, Greece, 133.


  

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