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Despina (Matheos) Ralli[1]

Female Abt 1833 - 1889  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Despina (Matheos) Ralli 
    Born Abt 8 Sep 1833  Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ralli family tree says 1832.
    • Argenti gives baptism date, 28 Oct 1833, as DOB
    Christened 28 Oct 1833  The Orthodox Church of Christ's Transfiguration (Metamorphosis), Ermoupoli, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 May 1889  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti says 2 May 1889.
    • Noted under 'wills and bequests' in The London Illustrated News, 17 Aug 1889.
    • Her will (dated March 6, 1885), with a codicil (dated January 26, 1889) was proved 6 Aug 1889 by Stephen Augustus Ralli and Alexander Anthony Vlasto, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of £78,000 (Belfast News-Letter 17 Aug 1889; Birmingham Daily Post 16 Aug 1889). [3]
    • Death announcement (2 May 1889) appeared in The Observer [London], 5 May 1889, p 10.
    Buried 08 May 1889  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial register entry a3239. Archimandrite D. Maisas [Plesas] officiated; Greek Gazette says death 4 May 1889. [4]
    • burial plot no. 19794, reg. pg. 9260, no. a3239.
    Notes 
    • Upon her husband's death, she joined A Agelasto & Co. as a partner. She then retired and her late husbandís partnership was taken over by John Emmanuel Agelasto, with John Ambrose Negroponte and John Antonio Ralli, 31 Dec 1885 (Leeds Mercury, 2 Jan 1886).
    • Residence: at DOD, 18 Hyde Park Square, London, England.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Philanthropy: Despina A. Agelasto donated £10 to the Chios Hospital in 1872 according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. According to Reports on Hygiene Institutions of Chios by the same author, she contributed in various years from 1879-1882. [5, 6]
    Person ID I42  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Matheos (Laurentius) Ralli,   b. 1789, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1847, Piraeus, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Loula (Paul) Rodocanachi,   b. 8 May 1810, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1845, Piraeus, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Augustus (Cosi) Agelasto,   b. 31 Mar 1823, Tinos, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1883, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 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 - Abt 8 Sep 1833 - Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Oct 1833 - The Orthodox Church of Christ's Transfiguration (Metamorphosis), Ermoupoli, Syros, 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 - 02 May 1889 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 May 1889 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Despina Ralli Agelasto
    Despina Ralli Agelasto
    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
    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.

    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
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    A Agelasto & Co. bank draft, India
    Cheque dated 3 Aug 1885, 570 rupees, for 2 bales grey shirtings
    Despina Franghiadi's London address book
    Despina Franghiadi's London address book
    circa 1890; it includes Mrs. Agelasto, Mr. John M. Agelasto and Mrs. S. Agelasto; courtesy Yannis Franghiadi.
    The division of the estate of Mrs. Despina Agelasto
    The division of the estate of Mrs. Despina Agelasto
    The Morning Post [London], 17 Aug 1889, p 5.
    Despina Agelasto 1889 probate
    Despina Agelasto 1889 probate

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 42.

    2. [S47] Baptism records, Syros.
      Despina Matthew Ralli (mother Loula Rodocanachi), age 50 days, baptised 28 Oct 1833

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

    4. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 4, Aug 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

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

    6. [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).


  

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