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John A. (Antonios) Ralli[1]

Male 1842 - 1894  (52 years)


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  • Name John A. (Antonios) Ralli 
    Nickname John Antonio 
    Born 02 Jun 1842  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 03 Dec 1842  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Godparent: Zannis Schilizzi; 3 Sep 1842 according to the published baptism record. [2]
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1894  Malabar Hill, Bombay, British India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate valued at £55385 6s 2d, administered at London 25 Nov 1894, by widow. Net £25,791 15s 10d (Andrew Serjeant). [3]
    • His will, dated 1874, gives an address in Calcutta (Andrew Serjeant).
    • Death notice in The Times of India, 13 Nov 1894. [4]
    Buried 13 Jun 1896  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He predeceased his wife by 32 years. Dead in India, he returned to the UK for final placement, with his wife's family.
    • Burial register #a19225, 'removed from Bombay'. Archimandrite A. Paraschis officiated. [5]
    Notes 
    • Occupation: Merchant. He was in partnership with John Emmanuel Agelasto and Ioannis 'John' (Ambrosios) Negroponte; this presumably begun 1 Jan 1886 with the retirement of Despina Ralli Agelasto (his mother-in-law and Augustus C Agelasto’s widow), dissolved 31 Dec 1886 and the London office closed.
    • Residence: 16 Hyde Park Street, London, England
    • His Will was proved on 25 Nov 1895 in the UK. In 1871 he was recorded at 18 Hyde Park Square.
    • John A. Ralli was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58). John A. Ralli (along with Antonio P. Ralli), 9 Gracechurch St., London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • Property: 1881, Fern Lodge, Atkins Road, Clapham Park, London. According to the Old Ordnance Survey of the district for 1872, this was just down the road from his sister Marietta and his one street away from his mother, Theodore and family (Andrew Serjeant).
    • J.A. Ralli worked for Augustus (Cosi) Agelasto, his father-in-law, when in 1884 he was nominated by the London Jute Trade Association to be among the 17 arbitrators for jute disputes (Daily News [London] 20 Nov 1884).
    • The 1891 England census: 16 Hyde Park Street, London, household headed by John Rallis, 45, merchant, b. London; wife Virginia, 37, b. Turkey; daughter Katie, 18, b. Calcutta; son Augustus, 16; Despina Agelasto, 21, sister-in-law, both b. London; & 4 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.
    • His brother Ambrose and sister Harriet are on the Negroponte-Agelasto tree.
    • 1873: J.A. Ralli worked for Agelasto Sagrandi according to the Thacker's Directories, Calcutta. [6]
    • Philanthropy: his employer, Agelasto & Sagranti, Calcutta, donated 100 Rupies to the Chios Schools in 1872 according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. According to Reports on Hygiene Institutions of Chios by the same author, A. Agelasto & Co., Calcutta (his employer) contributed funds to the Chios Hospital 1878. [7, 8]
    Person ID I87  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Antonios (Theodore) Ralli,   b. 24 Aug 1805, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1881, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Aikaterini (Zannis) Mavrogordato,   b. 11 Aug 1817, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1895, 32 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1835  Trieste, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 21 Jan 1871  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: A. C. Agelasto and Anthony T. Ralli; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 81 [9]
    • Marriage announcement appeared in The Observer [London], 29 Jan 1871, p 8.
    Children 
     1. Aikaterini (John) Ralli,   b. 14 Mar 1872, Calcutta, Bengal, British India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1904, Avenue de Roule 50, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Augustus John (John) Ralli,   b. 06 Jan 1875, Streatham, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1954, Bath, Somerset, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jun 1842 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 03 Dec 1842 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1871 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1894 - Malabar Hill, Bombay, British India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Jun 1896 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ioannis Rallis (1842 - 1894)
    Ioannis Rallis (1842 - 1894)
    From the website: Greek and linked European Families
    16 Hyde Park Street, London, England
    16 Hyde Park Street, London, England
    photo 2009; a new building replaced no. 16, but no. 12 to the right remains traditional. John and Virginia Ralli lived at 16 Hyde Park Street with their children and her sister Despina in 1891.
    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
    John Antonio Ralli 1895 Probate
    John Antonio Ralli 1895 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.

    Headstones
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    John A. Ralli, Augustus Cosi Agelasto tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    John A. Ralli, 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 87.

    2. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 8, Mar 1974.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 9 Finsbury Circus, City of London

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

    4. [S109] FIBIS database.

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

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

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

    8. [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).

    9. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Mar 1977.
      Records of Marriages from the Church of Our Saviour [London]


  

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