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Calliope Despina (Theodore) Coronio[1]

Female 1856 - 1906  (50 years)


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  • Name Calliope Despina (Theodore) Coronio 
    Nickname Opie 
    Born 27 May 1856  Tulse Hill, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 06 Aug 1856  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Constantine Ionides. [2]
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Aug 1906  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Left an estate worth £4,032.00 to Emmanuel Michael Rodocanachi (banker), W. F. Craies (barrister) and Penelope Alaexander Ionides (spinster). Her mother committed suicide the day after Calliope's death. [3]
    Buried 23 Aug 1906  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial record a38123. Archimandrite Agathangelos Moschovakis officiating. [4]
    • burial plot no. 30480, no. 76 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 13620, no. 38123 [5]
    Notes 
    • Her portrait was painted by G. F. Watts, D. G. Rosetti (1869) who described her as "the little gypsy" and by an 'unknown' artist.
    • The 1881 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander C. Ionides, 70, retired merchant and late cousul general of Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Euterpe, 64, both b. Constantinople; grandsons Andrew A., 4; Ambrose A, 2 3/4; George A. 1 3/4; granddaughter Aglaia, 6 months, all b. London; & 6 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 54, merchant, b. Constantinople, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe], 45, b. London, Finsbury Circus; daughter Calliope, 24; son John, 23, both b. Tulse Hill, London; & 3 servants.
    • The 1891 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander A. Ionides, 51, cousul general of Greece, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; wife Isabel, 37, b. Marseille; Andre A., 14; George A. 12; daughter Aglaia, 10; Penelope, 9, all b. London Kensington; & 7 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 66, b. Greece; wife [Aglaia daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 50, b. London; daughter Calliope, 33; son John, 23, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 38, stock broker - agent, b. Marseille; & 3 servants.
    • The 1901 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Isabel Ionides, 47, widow, b. Marseille, British subject; sons Andre A, 24, commercial clerk; Ambrose C, 22, commercial broker; George A, 21, clerk; daughter Aglaia, 20, living on own means, all b. Kensington, London; visitor & 4 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 72, retired living on own means, b. Syros, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 64; daughter Calliope Sechiari, 44, both b. London; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 48, banker (Rodocanachi), b. Marseille, naturalized British subject; granddaughter Isabel M., 9, b. London & 4 servants.
    • Calliope Despina Coronio was photographed by Camille Silvy, albumen print, 1860, 3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (86 mm x 55 mm) image size; Purchased, 1904; NPG Ax50445
    Person ID I397  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2015 

    Father Theodore John (Zannis) Coronio,   b. 18 Feb 1826, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1903, Central London Railway, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Aglaia (Alexander) Ionides,   b. 20 Dec 1834, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1906, 1a Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1855  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witness: Constantine A. Ionides.
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paraskeva (Ambrose) Sechiari,   b. 27 Oct 1851, boulevard Dugommier 5, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1905, 1a Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1889  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Isabella D. Ionides and M. L. Ionides; Dionysios Plaisas presiding; entry 173. [6]
    Children 
     1. Panteleon (Paraskeva) Sechiari,   b. 13 Jul 1887, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1887, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Maria Isabella (Paraskeva) Sechiari,   b. 02 Feb 1892, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1945, Sevenoaks & Holmesdale Hospital, Sevenoaks, Kent, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1856 - Tulse Hill, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 06 Aug 1856 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1889 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1906 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Aug 1906 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    photo 2009; the site is now occupied by the Greek Embassy; earlier structures were destroyed by fire. Previously a nursing home, owned by the local Council, sat here. From about 1880 - 1905 the Alexander C. Ionides family lived here.
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    The Embassy of Greece
    Calliope Coronio
    Calliope Coronio
    by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 30480, sq. 28, no. 76 on Greek plan
    Calliope Despina Sechiari 1906 probate
    Calliope Despina Sechiari 1906 probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Theodore John Coronio (1826-1903), Paraskeva Ambrose Sechiari (1851-1906); Calliope Despina Sechiari (1856-1906); Aglaïa Coronio (1834-1906); photo by Parker Agelasto

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

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 6, Jun 1974.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London.

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

    4. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Oct 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

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

    6. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Jul 1983.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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