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Michael (Dimitrios) Petrocochino[1, 2]

Male 1792 - 1861  (69 years)


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  • Name Michael (Dimitrios) Petrocochino 
    Born 21 Apr 1792  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1861  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His funeral procession started from Allees de Meilhan 6, Marseille, France at 11:30 am, 15 Dec 1861.
    Notes 
    • A Michel Petrocochino, 41, merchant, allees de Meihan 35, Marseille, signed the 1835 birth certificate of Despina Theano (Michael) Agelasto. He was also a signatory witness to the birth of his nephew Dimitrios (Michael) Agelasto.
    • Residence, Smyrna 1810; Marseille: 1823-28, rue Montgrand 37; 1835-46, allees de Meilhan 35; 1849-1856, allees de Meilhan 10; 1859, allees de Meilhan 6. [3]
    • Michele Petrocochino was in the partnership when Michel Emanuel Rodocanachi, effective 31Dec 1853, resigned his partnership as Merchants, at Odessa, St. Petersburgh, Marseille, Leghorn, and Taganrog, under the firm of Rodocanaclii, Sons, and Co., and at Constantinople, under the firm of P. Rodocanachi and Co., with Matteo Mavrogordato [probably Matteo (Zorzis) Mavrogordato], Theodore Paul Rodocanachi, Ambroise P. Mavrogordato, Theodore Pandia Rodocandchi, Paul Emmanuel Rodocanachi, Theodore Emmanuel Rodocanachi, Demetrius N. Petrocochino, Georges M. Mavrogordato, and Pandely Rodocanacchi [probably either Pandia (Miké) Rodocanachi or Pandely (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi]; they all terminated the partnership Rodocanachi, Sons and Co., doing business in London and Liverpool, under the firm of Rodocanachi, Sons, and Co. (London Gazette18 Apr 1854).
    • Michele Petrocochino was a partner in various companies -- Rodocanachi, Sons and Co., at London, Marseilles, Leghorn, Odessa, St. Petersburg, and Taganrog; and P. Rodocanachi and Co., at Constantinople, when Emmanuel Paul Rodocanachi and Emmanuel Pandeli Rodocanachi retired from the partnership, 19 Jun 1853. The other partners included: Theodore (Pandely) Petrocochino, Danl. N. Petrocochino of St. Petersburg; Theodore Paul Rodocanachi, Odessa, Russia; Matteo Mavrogordato [possibly Matteo (Pandely) Mavrogordato or Matthew (Nicolas) Mavrogordato]; Ambroise P. Mavrogordato [probably Ambrouzis (Pandely) Mavrogordato]; M. E. Rodocanachi [probably Michel Emmanuel Rodocanachi]; P. E. Rodocanachi [probably Paul (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi or Pandely (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi]; G. M. Mavrogordato, Pandely Rodocanachi [likely Pandely (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi] (London Gazette 23 Dec 1853).
    • The 1841 Marseille census reports the household living at 35 allees de Meilhan to include: Michel Petrocochino, merchant, 45; wife Stasvnta, 39; Demetrius, 17; Chariclea [who is on the main Agelasto tree], 15, Arianne, 12; Stiati [Eustratius], 10; Marigo; Stazouka, widow; Arghiri, widow; and one domestic servant.
    • He also appears on the main Agelasto tree.
    • Signatory witness: to the 1849 marriage of Antoine Nicholas Petrocochino and Euthalie George Petrocochino; [as Michel Petrocochino, 53, merchant, allees de Meilhan 25], at the 5 Sep 1846 Marseille marriage of Jean Demetrius Apalyra & Despinou Scaramanga, along with Michel Agelasto, George Sechiari and Paul Rodocanachi.
    • Michel Petrocochino is referenced as one of the 1822 massacre refugees who arrived in Marseille. Elsewhere he is said to have arrived in the city in 1819 with his future business partner Michel Agelasto (Echinard), the latter who did in fact arrive then, so it is most likely that Michel Petrocochino arrived in 1819 also.
    • 1820: Zizinia, Petrocochino & Agelasto founded. "It began with Smyrna for cotton, Retimno [Crete] and Hydra for oil. In 1821 it received several products from Livourne and cotton from Alexandria, a little before the dissolution of their company, then the formation of Zizinia & Co. and Petrocochino-Agelasto, two houses that played an important role in Marseille commerce, during and especially after the Greek War of Independence" (Echinard).
    • He and his business partner, Michel Agelasto, struggled and finally obtained French naturalization (Echinard).
    • Michel Petrocochino [this man - probably not Michel Andre Petrocochino] was among the twenty-one founding members of the Greek church, Marseille, in 1836, a group which also included Paraschewa Sechiari, Emmanuel Rodocanachi, Andre Argenti, George D. Zizinia, Michel Dromocaiti, George M. Zizinia, Michel Agelasto, Jean Baltazzi, George Petrocochino and George Grimanelli (Echinard 284). In 1834 Michail Petrokokkinos through Petrocochino et Agelasto financially supported the building of the Greek Orthodox church on the rue de la grande-Armée, Marseille. [4, 5]
    • 1834: French nationality. (No. 6133) ORDONNANCE DU ROI qui accorde des Lettres de declaration de naturalite au Monsieur Petrocochino (Michel), ne le 21 avril 1792 a Scio, ile de l’archipel, negociant a Marseille, department des Bouches du Rhone (Paris, 25 Avril 1834). French naturalization (see particulars) [6, 7, 8]
    • His son Demetrius had extensive correspondence between 1843-1850 with him. They handled various commodities – cotton, silk, leather, sponges, oil, sesame – for delivery in various ports – Trieste, Marseille, London, Livorne – with various financial arrangements – insurance, guarantees, advances. [9]
    • He arrived in 1819, one of the first Chiot merchants planted in Marseille and lived in the newly established Greek quarter. He received the ex-President du Conseil grec Jean Colettis when he passed through Marseille, probably 1835-1843; he owned ships in the 1830s and participated in discussions (in both 1822 and 1825) on the founding and financing of the orthodox church. In the 1860s he was involved with the Greek hospital which he suggested should expand its services to help infirm sailors. [10]
    • Michel D. Petrocochino [unlikely his namesake] was one of three men primarily responsible for the building of the orthodox Greek church (along with Georges (Menander) Zizinia ; and Emmanuel P. Rodocanachi [Emmanuel (Paul) Rodocanachi or Emmanuel (Pandely) Rodocanachi]. [11]
    • He was a witness at the 1859 Agelasto-Sechiari marriage in Marseille.
    • The commercial house Zizinia, Petrocochino, Agelasto was founded by the brothers Pandia and Etienne Zizinia, arriving Marseille in 1813/1816, Michel Petrocochino and Michel Agelasto, both arriving Marseille in 1819. Its initial 1823 location was rue Third Calade 31. After the Zizinias' departure, Petrocochino Agelasto located to rue Montgrand 37 bis in 1825. By 1831 it was located at rue Canonge 8. In 1851 it was at rue Mazagran 51. [12]
    Person ID I92  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Family Anastasia (Eustratius) Petrocochino,   b. 4 Jun 1796, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1874, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married
    • Given as 1815 by one source. [3]
    Children 
    +1. Dimitrios (Michael) Petrocochino,   b. 06 Dec 1823, rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1895, rue Montgrand 39, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Ariadne (Michael) Petrocochino,   b. 29 May 1827, rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1859, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1792 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1861 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michel Demetrius Petrocochino (courtesy of Geneviève de Broche)
    Michel Demetrius Petrocochino (courtesy of Geneviève de Broche)
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    Michael D Petrocochino and his wife Anastasia lived here, where their children Dimitrios and Ariadne were born, in 1823 and 1827 respectively. Photo 2009.
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    rue Montgrand 37, Marseille, France
    photo 2009
    allées Léon Gambetta 35, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 35, Marseille, France
    Michael D Petrocochino and his wife Anastasia lived at allées de Meilhan 35, Marseille, France, 1835-1846, with their children. Photo 2009; see note on street numbering.
    allées Léon Gambetta 10, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 10, Marseille, France
    Michael D. Petrocochino lived with his daughter Chariclea (Mrs. Thomas) Scouloudi at 'allees de Meilhan/Ile des allees 10,' 1849-1856, and witnessed the birth of his grandson, Pavlos, in 1853; photo 2009; see note on street numbering.

    Documents
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    His funeral announcement included the names of various members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille
    French citizenship for Michel Petrocochino
    French citizenship for Michel Petrocochino
    Bulletin des Lois de la République Française, 1834, p 191.
    Michel Petrocochino French Naturalization
    Michel Petrocochino French Naturalization
    Source: BAS NET searchable database

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 90, 270, 273, 284.

    2. [S110] Les Grecs de Marseille, Erato Paris, (Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales).

    3. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 278.

    4. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 92.

    5. [S91] La Frabrique Communautaire, Mathieu Grenet, ([thesis] European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, 2010), 267, footnote 99; 277.

    6. [S75] Bulletin des Lois de la République Française, ( L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris), 191, 1834.

    7. [S77] BAS NET.

    8. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 91.

    9. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 219 & note 568; p230-232.

    10. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 230-231; 69; 71; 73; 86; 87; 143-144; 183; 143, note 401.

    11. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 144.

    12. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 110-121.


  

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