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Stephanos Cosis (Cosi) Agelasto[1, 2, 3]

Male 1832 - 1896  (63 years)


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  • Name Stephanos Cosis (Cosi) Agelasto 
    Born 14 Mar 1832  Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1896  St Dionysios parish, Athens, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried First Cemetery of Athens, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Residence: Constantinople bef 1857; 1857 Syros; 1860, 1861, 1863, 1871, 1 Belmont Terrace, Salford, Manchester, England. 1866, 54 Boulevard Longchamp, Marseille, a businessman, at the time of his daughter Julia’s birth. 1876: Kersal Mount, 4 Vine St, Broughton [listed as both Higher and Lower]. [4]
    • Occupation: Mediterranean shipping merchant. 1862, 1863, S.C. Agelasto; 1867, 36 Cooper Street, Manchester; 1 Jan 1870, S.C. Agelasto operated with Stephen C Agelasto in Manchester, John A. Ralli in London and George Rizo & H Stazati Psycha in Calcutta; 1876, merchant with A. Agelasto & Co.; 1877-78, with Agelasto & Co., merchants, 63 George St., Manchester (company listing 1883, 1886, 1895). After Stephen Cosi's death the 1903 city directory lists Agelasto & Co, 63 George St., Manchester, "East Indies, all kinds of cotton goods." Also in Manchester the same year, there was a similar business with a slightly different name: A Agelasto & Co, run by John Emmanuel Agelasto, Aubonne House, 491 Bury New Road. Agelasto & Co. was still in business in 1909-1911, at 78 George St., Manchester, its directory listing including "East Indies, grey & white cotton goods."
    • Naturalization: Stephen Cosi Agelasto took British citizenship on 27 Oct 1864. He said on his Oct 1864 application for naturalization: "in business in the City of Manchester as a merchant and shipper of Manchester and other manufactured goods to India and other foreign markets." Gives his birth year as 1833 "born of Greek parents and registered as a Greek subject at the Island of Syra in the Archipelago and am now of the age of thirty one years or thereabouts." He affirms he has continually resided in Manchester for the past 4 years, ie, 1860-1864. [5]
    • In the last quarter of 1860, when several Greek firms in the Levant cotton trade failed, his company's "liabilities are computed at about £60,000, but the liquidation, it is thought, will not be very unfavourable" (Daily News [London] 27 Nov 1860; The Observer, 2 Dec 1860, p 5)." The bankruptcy resulted in the payout to creditors of 14s in the pound (Daily News [London] 8 Dec 1860). He also filed for bankruptcy on 14 Aug 1862 in co-partnership with Alexander Matza [Matsas, his father in law) and Ralli Antoniadi (a Constantinople firm of Matza & Antoniadi) - bankruptcy discharged 5 Nov 1862 (London Gazette 19 Aug 1862, copied in North Wales Chronicle 23 Aug 1862; The Times (London) 20 Aug 1862). Had another firm S. C. Agelasto (1862). [6]
    • His mother was a Ralli. An Agelasto living in Liverpool/Manchester in the mid 19th Century was most likely involved in one of the Ralli companies, Ralli & Agelasto, doing business in Constantinople, Trebizond, Tabriz and Liverpool, 1837-71. See chart in Chapman, p. 156.
    • He attended secondary school in Marseille, 1849 and had earlier lived in Constantinople.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Agelasto (attired as gentilhomme Polonais & chatelaine du moyen age, respectively), along with Mr. Agelasto (British naval officer) and Miss Agelasto (Smyrna lady), attended a grand fancy dress ball at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall given by S. Georgala, Esq., of the firm of H. Georgala & Co., Greek general merchants (Liverpool Mercury, 30 Dec 1871).
    • 10 Apr 1857: Stephanos K [Constantine], 25, unmarried, born Constantinople, merchant, swore allegiance to the government at town hall, Ermoupolis.
    • Kersal Mount, Vine Street, Higher Broughton, Manchester, was advertised to be let, "immediate possession...late occupied by T. Agelasto, Esq: contains three entertaining rooms, six bedrooms, servants' rooms, with all needful offices" (Manchester Guardian, 23 Feb 1878).
    • Stephanos Agelastos gave two chandeliers on each side of the church to the Greek Church of Manchester, 1861. [7]
    • St. Agelastos is listed as a warden for the Greek Church of Manchester, 1869-1870, 1874-1875 & 1875-1876. [8]
    • UK Naturalisation: Stephen Agelasto, Greece, 27 Oct 1864; certificate 4543 [9]
    • Philanthropy: Stephen Agelasto is listed in 1872 among the donors to the Chios Hospital according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. In 1867 Stephen Agelasto & Son donated 250 Francs to Chios Schools; and Stephen Agelasto gave 500 Francs to the Chios Hospital. [10]
    • Etienne Agelasto, 34, merchant, boulevard Longchamp 54, was a signatory witness to the 1867 Marseille birth of Eustratio Prassacachi.
    Person ID I43  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. [11]
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Athena (Alexandros) Matsas,   b. 30 Jan 1840, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1898, rue de la Sante 29, Paris 13ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1858  Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Virginia (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 01 Feb 1859, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Cozis (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 01 May 1860, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1937, [Greece] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Maria (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 23 May 1861, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1929, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +4. Despina (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 09 Nov 1862, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1941, rue Sylvabelle 73, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Alexandros (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 27 May 1864, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1923, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +6. Julia (Stephanos) Agelasto,   b. 08 Dec 1866, boulevard Longchamp 54, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1945, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1832 - Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1858 - Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1896 - St Dionysios parish, Athens, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Cemetery of Athens, Greece Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Stephenos (Cosi) Agelasto
    Stephenos (Cosi) Agelasto
    boulevard Longchamp 54, Marseille, France
    boulevard Longchamp 54, Marseille, France
    After they moved from Manchester around 1866, Athena and Steven C. Agelasto lived here, presumably with all their children. Then at least from 1870-1891, the residence housed his 4th cousin, Despina Agelasto, and her husband Etienne Schilizzi, along with his parents, who both lived out their lives here; photo 2009.
    Cooper St. (even numbers), Manchester, England.
    Cooper St. (even numbers), Manchester, England.
    photo 2015; Ambrosios Agelasto is listed for 38 Cooper St (1853); Stephen Cosi Agelasto, no. 36 (1867); S.J. Negroponte, no. 32 (1863).

    Documents
    SC Agelasto 1862 bankruptcy
    SC Agelasto 1862 bankruptcy
    London Gazette 19 Aug 1862
    Stephen Cosi Agelasto signature on UK naturalization application 1864
    Stephen Cosi Agelasto signature on UK naturalization application 1864
    Stephen Cosi Agelasto bankruptcy discharge
    Stephen Cosi Agelasto bankruptcy discharge
    London Gazette 7 Nov 1862
    Ralli Enterprises chart, Chapman p 156.
    Ralli Enterprises chart, Chapman p 156.
    Chapman on Ralli enterprises, p 155
    Chapman on Ralli enterprises, p 155
    Etienne Agelasto Lycee Marseille 1849
    Etienne Agelasto Lycee Marseille 1849
    He was second prize in maths in the Lycee Marseille, 1849.
    S.C. Agelasto's 1960 bankruptcy payout to creditors
    S.C. Agelasto's 1960 bankruptcy payout to creditors
    Daily News (London), 8 Dec 1960.
    Stephen C. Agelasto Bankruptcy
    Stephen C. Agelasto Bankruptcy
    Statement of Accounts Manchester Guardian, 7 Dec 1860 p 2
    Stephen C Agelasto Death Certificate
    Stephen C Agelasto Death Certificate
    25 Jan 1896, Athens, Greece
    Stephen Agelasto Manchester listing
    Stephen Agelasto Manchester listing
    The Manchester Commercial List 1873-1874, Estell & Co., London, 1873, p. 1.
    Agelasto & Co., 63 George Street, Manchester, England
    Agelasto & Co., 63 George Street, Manchester, England
    list of partners, 1878-1899

    Headstones
    Stephanos Cosis Agelasto family burial plot, Athens
    Stephanos Cosis Agelasto family burial plot, Athens
    Athens First Cemetery, Athens, Greece
    Stephanos Cosis Agelasto family tomb, Athens
    Stephanos Cosis Agelasto family tomb, Athens
    Athens First Cemetery, Athens, Greece

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 43.

    2. [S7] Stanley Chapman, Merchant Enterprise in Britain: From the Industrial Revolution to World War I , Stanley Chapman, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 155-6.

    3. [S39] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #8620 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    4. [S39] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      Registry of Oaths of Alliegance

    5. [S94] UK National Archives.
      HO 1/118/4543

    6. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 28, Dec 1977.
      Records of Bankruptcy 1851-1900

    7. [S70] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 48.

    8. [S70] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 52.

    9. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 23, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

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

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


  

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