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Augustus (Cosi) Agelasto[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1823 - 1883  (60 years)


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  • Name Augustus (Cosi) Agelasto 
    Born 31 Mar 1823  Tinos, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Jul 1883  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His death announcement appeared in The Times (London), 11 Jul 1883, p 1, and the Manchester Times, 14 Jul 1883.
    • Estate valued at £81,156 13s. 7d. went to his widow. [5]
    Buried 14 Jul 1883  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 29, Burial Plot 19794. This appears to be the original Agelasto site purchased at West Norwood; a later site in the Ralli Chapel appears on the map displayed in the St Sophia museum. Burial records indicate plot no. 14564.
    • Priest: Archimandrite Jerome [6]
    Notes 
    • Occupation: Merchant, South Sea House, Threadneedle St, London, with phone 1880-1884. From 1876-1895 Agelasto A & Co. had offices at 63 George St., Manchester, with his brother Stephen C. Agelasto, merchant. After August died his widow joined the partnership and, upon her retirement on 31 Dec 1885, John Emanuel Agelasto, his cousin once removed, appears to have joined the partnership. Agelasto & Co. thus continued in business (after the deaths of both Augustus Cozi and Stephen Cozi) in 1903 at 63 George St., Manchester, and in 1909 & 1911 at 78 George St., Manchester. [A. Agelasto and Co., 78 George St., donations: £15 to aid families affected by the Bolton coal mine disaster (Manchester Guardian, 31 Dec 1910, p 6); £50 to the war relief fund (Manchester Guardian, 8 Sep 1914, p 7); £10 to the Manchester Armenian Relief Fund (Manchester Guardian, 8 Jan 1916, p 1)]. In 1887 a memorial was signed by A. Agelasto & Co. (The Times [London], 4 Jul 1887].
    • Residence: 1869, 62 Queens Gardens, Paddington, London; 1871-1882, 18 Hyde Park Square, Paddington. In 1871 he and his family shared the house with the John Ralli family and eight servants.
    • He was secretary to Pandias Ralli, the Greek Consul in London, and his uncle. Augustus had spent time in Constantinople and in London worked in his uncle's business, according to Bishop Catsiyannis. "Little before Pandias' resignation from his duties as Consul General, Augustus went to Constantinople where he married Despina Mathew Ralli."
    • He was a partner in Sagrandi J & Co, Manchester, with J.P. Sagrandi and the Petrocochino brothers, East India merchants: Eustratius (Emmanuel) (1822-1897) and Dimitrios (Emmanuel) (1820-1887) until it was dissolved 31 Dec 1869. On 1 Jan 1870 the company, now "in the style of" Agelasto & Sagrandi, merchants, commenced operation, with only the two principals as partners. In various forms Agelasto Sagrandi had a Calcutta office--37 Strand Road (1855/6; 1875); 6 Old Court House Street (1860-1862); 37 Strand Road North; and (after 1879) 3 Mission Row; 8 Canning Street (1888). Agelasto & Sagrandi contributed £50 on 31 May 1870 to assist Julia Lloyd whose husband died in Greece (The Times [London], 6 Jun 1870). In 1872, as a partner in Agelasto & Sagrandi, he appeared in court in the matter of Agelasto v. Rehder, a contract dispute over the quality of jute ("Action on a Contract for the Sale of Jute," Manchester Guardian, 10 Jul 1872, p 6). The firm Agelasto & [John Pandely] Sagrandi, as Agelasto and Sagrandi at London and Calcutta and as J. Sagrandi and Co., at Manchester, was dissolved by mutual consent, 1 Jul 1873 (Liverpool Mercury 2 Aug 1873). 1875: 37 Strand Road, Calcutta, India (Agelasto & Sagrandi directory listing). [7]
    • An Aug. (C.) Agelasto is mentioned as a commercial enterprise in George P. Georgiadis, The St. Ioannis Church of the Chiots in Galata, (Constantinople, 1898), as cited by George Zolotas, History of Chios (Athens, 1928), p 262.
    • Branch: Aug. (C.) Agelasto identified as belonging to the Saint Tryphon branch in: George P. Georgiadis, The St. Ioannis Church of the Chiots in Galata, (Constantinople, 1898), as cited by George Zolotas, History of Chios (Athens, 1928), p 264
    • At some time probably worked for Ralli & Agelasto, a company trading in Constantinople, Trebizond, Tabriz and Liverpool, 1837-71, cited in Stanley Chapman, Merchant Enterprise in Britain and Kardases, Diaspora Merchants in the Black Sea. [8]
    • 1850 city directory lists an Agelasto with Ralli & Agelasto, merchants, 3 Lloyd St., Manchester. 1853 directory lists Augustus Agelasto, merchant, residing at Cliffe Cottage, Hr. Broughton, Manchester
    • Presumably the Augustus Agelasto of whom Mary Ann Chadwell writes in her 1868 diary: 'On Saturday (04-04-1868) I saw Mrs Agelasto and her son Augustus. It is eighteen years since we had met'.
    • This is possibly the Augustís C. Agelastos mentioned by Georgiadis who, based on the accounting records of St John Church, makes an alphabetical list of Chiot enterprises [of Constantinople] that sponsored the Church in the time from 1843 to 1880. There is no mention of year/date. Included among Agelastos enterprises is: Augustís C. Agelastos. This person could also be #545.
    • Augustus C. Agelasto was the God-father to Maria 'Mary' (Ioannis) Negroponte, baptized 11 Feb 1882, Manchester, England.
    • He was one of the ten directors of the City of London Marine Insurance Corporation, Ltd. which listed an IPO (20-21 Jun 1881, The Times [London]; Belfast News Letter, 17 Jun 1881; Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 17 Jun 1881; Manchester Guardian, 18 Jun 1881, p 5). Other directors included George E. Scaramanga, Gresham House, E.C., London; and Const. G. Ralli, Esq. (late of Messrs Cassavelli and Co.), New City Chambers, E.C. The company was liquidated in 1881.
    • A Agelasto is listed among a delegation which met with Lord Derby of the Foreign Office to discuss the British role in and the threat to Greek merchants' interests due to strife between Greece and Turkey (The Times [London], 6 Feb 1878).
    • A. Agelasto charity: £2 2s. to the mayor's charitable fund (Manchester Guardian, 10 Jul 1850); £2 2s. for a subscription to aid the Manchester Royal Lunatic Hospital (Manchester Guardian, 28 Dec 1850, p 1; 4 Jan 1851, p 1); [following as A Agelasto & Co] £50 to aid the famine in India (The Times and Daily News [London], 28 Aug 1877); £200 to the Chios earthquake [22 Mar 1881] relief fund (The Times and Daily News [London], 8 Apr 1881]).
    • His portrait appears in T. Catsiyannis, Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865.
    • Listed as a contributor toward the building of the Church of Aghia Sophia, London, January 1881.
    • A. Agelasto and Co. signed a petition to the Manchester and Salford Council urging them to cover over the River Irwell at Hunt's Bank (Manchester Times, 6 Aug 1881).
    • A.C. Agelasto, manufacturer, Manchester, was listed as bankrupt (Preston Guardian, 20 Aug 1862).
    • A. Agelasto and Co. of 63 George St., Manchester, merchants, received Trade Mark 137, for Class 24, cotton piece goods, Manchester Guardian, 17 Apr 1879, p 4). The Trade Marks Journal, 25 Apr 1883, announced trade mark no. 29,444, A. Agelasto and Co., claimed for Class XXIV cotton (Manchester Guardian, 26 Apr 1883, p 7). Trade marks 31.378 and 31.315-7 for A. Agelasto and Co., Manchester, were announced in cotton goods claimed in class 24 Trade Marks Journal, 6 Jun 1883 (reported in the Manchester Guardian, 7 Jun 1883, p 4). A. Agelasto and Co. registered a class XII ornamentental (sic) design (Manchester Guardian, 26 May 1879, p 4).
    • A. Agelasto and Co. was on the initial phone subscription list in Manchester, "The Lancashire and Cheshire Telephone Exchange Co., Ltd. [public notice]," Manchester Guardian, 11 Oct 1881, p 1.
    • A. Agelasto and Co. ranked 21st in volume as it imported 5,285 packages [of cotton] through the Custom House [presumably Manchester, 1874], Manchester Guardian, 13 Feb 1875, p 6. Others in the list: Ralli Brothers (2nd in volume, 29,011 packages); Argenti, Schilizzi, and Co. (7, 13,413); Petrocochino Brothers (15, 6,552); Tamvaco and Co., (17, 6,418).
    • 1871 England census: 18 Hyde Park Square household headed by Augustus Agelasto, 48, East India merchant, b. Tinos, Greece; wife Despina, 37, b. Syros; daughters Angelica, 12, b. Constantinople; Julia, 3, b. Manchester; Despina, 1, b. London; son-in-law John Ralli, 28, East India merchant; daughter Virginia Ralli, 18, both b. London; & 9 servants.
    • 1881 England census: 18 Hyde Park Square household headed by Augustus Agelasto, 58, East India merchant; wife Despina, 47; both b. Greece; widowed mother Virginia, 80, b. Turkey; daughters Despina, 11, b. London; Julia, 13, b. Manchester; Angelina Sordina, 22, b. Turkey; and son-in-law Andrea Sordina, 35, East India merchant, b. Greece; & 5 servants.
    • 1864: A.K. Agelasto worked for Petrocochino Bros. according to the Thacker's Directories, Calcutta. [9]
    • The third oldest Greek house in India, Agelasto Sagranti operated from 1870. [10]
    • 1895 Calcutta Street Directory: 8 Clive Row, Calcutta – A. Agelasto Co. [11]
    • Philanthropy: Agelasto, Petrocochino & Co donated on annual basis 15 Pound Sterling (GBP) to Chios Schools (1866-1868) according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. [12]
    • Philanthropy: Agelasto & Co donated £200 to the victims of the 1881 Chios earthquake according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. Agelasto & Sagranti, Calcutta, donated 100 Rupies to the Chios Schools in 1872. According to Reports on Hygiene Institutions of Chios by the same author, he contributed to the Chios Hospital in 1871, Augustus Agelasto & Co donated to the hospital in 1879-1880, and A. Agelasto & Co, Calcutta, gave money for the same purpose in 1878. [12, 13]
    • "A good deal of interest has been taken in the announcement by Messrs A Agelasto and Co., shippers of [Manchester], that their business has been transferred to Messrs. Beith Stevenson and Co., Ltd." in Frederick W. Tattersall, "Lancashire Cotton; Position of the Industry" (The Times of India, 25 Apr 1916).
    • Auguste K. Agelasto, merchant, Greece, arrived Folkestone, England, aboard the Prince Ernest, 21 Jan 1846 and 28 Mar 1848, from Boulogne, France, with a Greek passport. Agelasto, gent., Greece, arrived Dover, England, aboard the Princess Alice, 28 Aug 1852, from Calais, France.
    • The initial London phone directory, issued April 1880, includes Agelasto and Co., merchants, as first in the list The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 28 Oct 1936, p. 8.
    Person ID I41  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Cosi (Augustis) Agelasto,   b. 1791, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1865, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Vierou (Stephanos) Ralli,   b. 30 Dec 1801, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1885, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 May 1819  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This union is cited in a list of 13 marriage alliances that connected the Rallis with the founders of other Chiot firms in Calcutta. [14]
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Despina (Matheos) Ralli,   b. Abt 8 Sep 1833, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1889, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1851  Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Virginia (Augustus) Agelasto,   b. 03 Jun 1852, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1926, Queen Anne's Mansions, Westminster, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Ioulia (Augustus) Agelasto,   b. 04 Dec 1853, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1862, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +3. Angeliki (Augustus) Agelasto,   b. 28 May 1858, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1942, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Ioulia (Augustus) Agelasto,   b. 12 Dec 1867, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1948, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Despina (Augustus) Agelasto,   b. 31 May 1869, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1944, Divonne, Geneva, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1823 - Tinos, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Jun 1851 - Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jul 1883 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Jul 1883 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto portrait
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto portrait
    Marseille residences
    Marseille residences
    Cosi Augustis Agelasto and his family lived at 8 Le Maitre Street, Marseille, France, 1828-1849 (photographed in 2008)
    Marseille residences
    Marseille residences
    Le Maitre Street, Marseille, France, on which Cosi Augustis Agelasto and his family lived 1828-1849 (photographed in 2008).
    62 Queens Gardens, London, England
    62 Queens Gardens, London, England
    photo 2009; Augustus and Despina Agelasto lived at this Bayswater address with their children in 1869.
    62 Queens Gardens, London, England
    62 Queens Gardens, London, England
    detail; the structure houses the United Lodge of Theosophists.
    view of Queens Gardens, London, England
    view of Queens Gardens, London, England
    numbering fifties and sixties
    18 Hyde Park Square, London, England
    18 Hyde Park Square, London, England
    photo 2009; Augustus C and Despina Agelasto resided at this Westminster address in 1871-1882 with their extended family.
    Hyde Park Square, London, England
    Hyde Park Square, London, England
    photo 2009; numbers in the teens
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    photo 2009; Bank of Scotland, former South Sea House. With the repeal of the Corn Laws and the boom in trading that followed, the Baltic Exchange moved to the South Sea House (between 1857 - 1866) and then left the Threadneedle Street building in 1903 for the location now occupied by 30 St Mary Axe [The Gherkin]. Augustus C Agelasto, merchant, was located at South Sea House, Threadneedle St (1880-1884).
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    38 Threadneedle St, London, England
    detail--entrance
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    Warehouse was former headquarters of A Agelasto & Co. photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    detail; photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    63 George St., Manchester, England
    Agelasto nameplate; photo 2011; courtesy John Papadachi.
    3 Lloyd Street, Manchester, England
    3 Lloyd Street, Manchester, England
    photo 2015; St. John's House now occupies the site; Augustus Agelasto worked with Ralli & Agelasto, merchants, 3 Lloyd St., Manchester (1850)

    Documents
    A Agelasto & Co
    A Agelasto & Co
    London Gazette 1 Jan 1886
    A Agelasto & Co.
    A Agelasto & Co.
    London Gazette 15 Feb 1887
    A Agelasto & Co.
    A Agelasto & Co.
    London Gazette 28 Mar 1916
    Agelasto Petrocochino & Co. dissolution
    Agelasto Petrocochino & Co. dissolution
    London Gazette 31 Dec 1869
    Agelasto & Sagrandi dissolution
    Agelasto & Sagrandi dissolution
    London Gazette 1 Aug 1873
    AGELASTO V. REHDER 1872
    AGELASTO V. REHDER 1872
    Georgios Georgiadis, <i>The Holy Church of St John of the Chiots in Galata</i> (Constantinople, 1898), 232-233.
    Georgios Georgiadis, The Holy Church of St John of the Chiots in Galata (Constantinople, 1898), 232-233.
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    Greek merchants' delegation with Lord Derby
    The Times (London) 6 Feb 1878)
    IPO of Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, London
    IPO of Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, London
    Augustus Agelasto was one of the founding directors (Pall Mall Gazette, 17 Jun 1881)
     <a href='http://www.agelastos.com/genealogy/documents/AGELASTO%20V.%20REHDER%201872.htm'>Agelasto v. Rehder</a>
    Agelasto v. Rehder
    "Action on a Contract for the Sale of Jute," Manchester Guardian, 10 Jul 1872, p 6
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    Cheque dated 3 Aug 1885, 570 rupees, for 2 bales grey shirtings
    Augustus Cozi Agelasto 1884 probate
    Augustus Cozi Agelasto 1884 probate
    Sagrandi J and Co
    Sagrandi J and Co
    "Changes, Amalgamations and New Firms," The Manchester Commercial List 1873-1874, Estell & Co., London, 1873, p. 8.
    Petrocochino Bros. commercial listing
    Petrocochino Bros. commercial listing
    "Changes, Amalgamations and New Firms," The Manchester Commercial List 1873-1874, Estell & Co., London, 1873, p. 7.
    Letter from Kyriakos Papathanassiou
    Letter from Kyriakos Papathanassiou
    27 Mar 2015, regarding G. Eumorfopoulos, D.E. Petrocochino, J.P. Sagrandi, and Agelasto Vuro & Co.

    Headstones
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto in family tomb (detail) - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    detail, Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto detail

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 41.

    2. [S6] The Greek Community of London , Timotheos Catsiyannis, (London, 1993).

    3. [S7] Stanley Chapman, Merchant Enterprise in Britain: From the Industrial Revolution to World War I , Stanley Chapman, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), chart, p. 15.

    4. [S18] Pandias Stephen Rallis 1793-1865, Timotheos (Bishop of Militoupolis) Catsiyannis, (London, 1986), Plate V.

    5. [S107] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    6. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 2, Aug 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

    7. [S62] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 122,129.

    8. [S27] Diaspora Merchants in the Black Sea, Vasiles A. Kardases, (Lexington Books, 2001), footnote 42, page 178.
      The branch [in Tavris, Persia] was owned by the joint-venture Ralli Bros. (London) and Ralli-Schilizzi-Argenti (Marseilles), and operated under the name of Ralli & Agelasto.

    9. [S62] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 124.

    10. [S75] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002 ISBN 960-385-160-4), 129.

    11. [S81] Thacker’s Indian Directory 1895.

    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. [S62] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 123.


  

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