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Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1811 - 1876  (65 years)


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  • Name Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte 
    Nickname James Constantine 
    Born 1811  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB established from voters' register and London census. Argenti and Sturdza say 1795.
    Gender Male 
    Died 1876  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James Constantine Negreponte, John James Negreponte [possibly Jacques (Jacob) Negroponte] and Leonidas Vernudachi retired on 31 Mar 1861 from a partnership consisting of John Sten. Schilizzi, Eml. Halduvachi, John Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul John Schilizzi, Michele P. Mavrogordato, Giovanni Vafiadacchi, Z. Stef. Schilizzi, Demetrius J. Paspali, Ambo. M. Cappari, Jean F. Paspatti, A. Z. Caridia, M. F. Paspatti, D. Stef. Schilizzi, and N. P. Caridia. The firms operated as merchants, at London, Manchester, and Calcutta, under the firm of Schilizzi and Co.; at Leghorn, under the firm of Schilizzi and Vafiadacchi; at Constantinople, under the firm of Z. Stefanovich and Co.; at Taganrog, under the firm of A. M. Cappari; and at Rostoff, under the firm of John F. Paspatti (London Gazette 27 Dec 1861).
    • With his sons Constantine James Negreponte [Constantine (Jacob) Negroponte], Michael James Negreponte[Michael (Jacob) Negroponte and John James Negreponte [Jacques (Jacob) Negroponte] he was partners in the firm of C & M Negreponte, merchants (London Gazette 28 Nov 1865).
    • He and his son, listed as James Contantine Megreponte (sic), banker, Alexandria, and Constantine James Megreponte (sic), merchant, Liverpool, were investors in the Bank of Alexandria Limited (London Gazette 27 Feb 1873).
    • According to the 1841 census the Negroponte household resided at 27 Finsbury Circus, London, and comprised: James, 30, merchant; wife Loxi, 25; children: Constantine, 7; Mika, 6; and John, 3. They were listed as having been born 'in foreign parts'; their three domestic servants were British.
    • The 1861 British census records for 9 Leinster Gardens, Paddington, London: James C. Negroponte, 51, head of household, East India merchant; wife Alexandra, 44; John J., 23, son; all Greek natives,and three servants.
    • Jas. C. Negroponte contributed £1 1s in the subscription for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851 (Manchester Times 20 Jul 1850).
    • J.C. Negroponte contributed £5 to the victims of the firestorm at Smyrna Manchester Times and Gazette 16 Aug 1845.
    • James Constantine Negroponte was a merchant in Manchester around 1850, according to the city directories of 1847, 1850 and 1853. His place of business was 26 Back King St. in 1847 and 13 Newton St. for the other years. His residence is listed as Darling Place, Higher Broughton in 1850 and 1853.
    • He is likely to have signed a letter to the provisory Greek Parliament in 1825 demanding it include a Chiot deputy.
    • Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte was among the 327 Chiot refugees in Syros who signed a letter dated 10 Jul 1829 to the Governor of Greece.
    • Jacob Constantine Negroponte, 58, merchant, was on the voter list for Syros, 1869.
    • Residence: -1822 Chios; 1825-40 Syros; 1842 Alexandria; 1841-61 London; 1850 Manchester; 1876 Chios.
    • 16 Jul 1840: Jacob Negroponte, 30, married, born Chios, arrived Syros 1837, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis.
    • J. C. Negreponte, Esq. contributed £1 to a relief drive ("Destructive Fire in St. John's, Newfoundland," The Manchester Guardian 11 Jul 1846, p 1). [this may not be he]
    • James Constantine Negreponte "a Greek merchant, living in London" was the victorious defendant in a court case -- Munn and others v. Negreponte -- involving agency and the non-payment for goods (The Manchester Guardian 3 Apr 1841, p 3). This, as well as the other citations, could refer to his approximate namesake, Jean Constantine Negroponte.
    • UK Naturalisation: James Constantine Negreponte, Greece; certificate 1869 [7]
    • Negroponte Bros. owned a warehouse at 8 Turner St., Manchester, 1843, 1945. [8]
    • James Constantine Negroponte owned a house at 3 York St., Cheetham Township, Manchester, 1838-1847. The street no longer exists, although there is a York Street in central Manchester, 2.2 miles away. [9]
    Person ID I57  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Constantine (Zannis) Negroponte,   b. 1766, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Arghyro [Negroponte] 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexandra (Constantine) Franghiadi,   b. 1815, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1881, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Constantine (Jacob) Negroponte,   b. 18 Dec 1834, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Oct 1900, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Michael (Jacob) Negroponte,   b. 23 Dec 1836, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1887, Place Malesherbes 34, Paris 17ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +3. Jacques (Jacob) Negroponte,   b. 14 Jul 1838, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1874, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Paul Jacob (Jacob) Negroponte,   b. 23 Apr 1842, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1927, 110 Boulevard de Courcelles, Paris 17ème, Île-de-France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1811 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1876 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    23 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    23 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    photo 2009; Henry VIII Hotel occupies the odd numbers, first block of this street. In 1861 James C. and Alexandra Negroponte lived at 9 Leinster Gardens with their children.
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. James Negroponte and his family resided at 27 Finsbury Circus (1841)
    Kingsley House, 13 Newton Street, Manchester, England
    Kingsley House, 13 Newton Street, Manchester, England
    Offices of James Constantine Negroponte (1850-1853); photo 2015.
    33 Turner St., Manchester, England
    33 Turner St., Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. The building houses the Islamic Global Trust Television House, 33-35 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DW. In 1841 a Negroponte, possibly this man, operated Negroponte, Bros & Cornino, 33 Turner St., Manchester.
    8-12 Turner Street, Manchester, England
    8-12 Turner Street, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. Negroponte Bros. owned a warehouse at 8 Turner St., 1843, 1945.

    Documents
    Rodocanachi 1840 Syros land purchase
    Rodocanachi 1840 Syros land purchase
    A notification by Theodore J. Rodocanachi, dated 26 July 1840, in which he announces the purchase (price: 17.750 Drachmas) of Jacob C. Negroponte' house, located opposite Nicolas Prassacachi´s house and adjacent to Nicolas Calvocoressi´s house, and calls on anyone having legal objections to that purchase to apply within one month by letter to the newspaper (Hermes of Ermoupolis).
    Munn and others v. Negreponte
    Munn and others v. Negreponte
    The Manchester Guardian 3 Apr 1841, p 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 65.

    2. [S21] 1825 Letter from Chiots on Syros, Ioannis Vlachojannis (editor), (Archives of Modern Greek History Part C - The Chios Archives v2: Athens 1910), 36, 1825.

    3. [S29] History of the Island of Syros, Timoleon Ambelas, (Ermoupolis, Syros, 1874; republished 1998 by Christos A. Kalimeris), 502.
      10 Jul 1829 letter to the Governor of Greece from 327 Chiot refugees living in Syros.

    4. [S24] Greek State Archives (Athens).
      #5009 on the voter list for Syros, 1869.

    5. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #3298 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    6. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 364.

    7. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 25, Dec 1976.
      Greeks Naturalised in Britain 1801-1900

    8. [S112] Rate Books, Manchester, England, Manchester England Archives, May 1843.

    9. [S112] Rate Books, Manchester, England, Manchester England Archives, 1838-47.


  

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