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Despina (Andrea) Capari[1]

Female 1809 - 1884  (74 years)


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  • Name Despina (Andrea) Capari 
    Born 26 Nov 1809  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Mar 1884  40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1884 death of Despina Ziffo was registered in Jan-Feb-Mar 1884, London v 1a, p 52. Certificate not examined.
    • Her will was proved by Miltiades Luke Ziffo. [2]
    Buried 29 Mar 1884  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • burial plot no. 13305, sq. 28, 38 on the Greek plan, reg. pg. 5819, no. 46534.
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    Notes 
    • If the story of Loukis Lara is to be believed, Andrea Capari, her father, was widowed shortly before the massacres of Chios in 1822 during which he was killed and Despina was taken captive by the Turks. (Christopher Long)
    • 1871 England census: 11 Leinster Gardens, London, household headed by Luke Liffo [Ziffo], 71, merchant, Russian trade; wife Despina, 61, both b. Chios; son Miltiades, 28, merchant, Russian trade; daughter Penelope, 19, both unmarried, b. Manchester; & 5 servants.
    • The 1861 British census records for 11 Leinster Gardens, Paddington: Luke Ziffo, head, 60, merchant; wife Despina, 50; children George, 29, merchant (all born in Greece); Miltiades, 18; Euterpe, 12; and Penelope, 9 (all born Manchester).
    • 1851 England census: Bury New Road, Broughton (nr. Manchester), household headed by Luke Ziffo, 50, merchant in cotton & ? goods; wife Despina, 40; sons George, 19, 'clerk to myself', all b. Greece; Miltiades, 8, and daughter Euterpe, 3, both b. Manchester; Nicolas Caralli, nephew, 18, 'clerk to myself,' b. Greece; & 4 servants.
    • 1881 England census: household at 40 Leinster Gardens, London, headed by Despina Ziffo [her daughter Penelope lived next door], 71, widow, b. Turkey; son Miltiades, 38, b. Manchester, merchant Russian trade; & 3 domestic servants.
    • Despina Ziffo (née Capari) by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 28 April 1865; 3 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (83 mm x 56 mm) image size; Purchased, 1904; Photographs Collection; NPG Ax64189; National Portrait Gallery (UK).
    Person ID I1574  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 

    Father Andrea Capari 
    Mother Angerouka (Ambrosios) Negroponte 
    Family ID F670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Loukas George (George) Ziffo,   b. 26 Feb 1800, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1876, 40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1830  Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 25 Dec 1831, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1909, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Miltiades (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 15 Feb 1843, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1902, Great Western Railway Hotel, Praed St., Paddington, London UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Euterpe (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 07 Jul 1848, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Penelope (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 20 Mar 1852, Salford, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1940, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1809 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1830 - Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1884 - 40 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1884 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK 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 and 1871 Lukas G. and Despina Ziffo lived at 11 Leinster Gardens with their children.
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    view of Leinster Gardens, London, England
    40-41 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    40-41 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    Leisure Inn Hotel occupies the address
    24 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, England
    24 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, England
    photo 2009; Dockers Fish and Chip Shop now occupies the building. In 1851 the Luke George Ziffo family lived at 24 Bury New Road.

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 13305
    Despina Luke Ziffo 1884 probate
    Despina Luke Ziffo 1884 probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    face 1: Luke George Ziffo (1880-1876), Despina (Andrea) Capari Ziffo (1809-1884), Emmanuel George Ziffo (1869-1871), Miltiades Luke Ziffo (1843-1902), Stephen George Ziffo (1865-1921); face 2: Stephen Emmanuel Franghiadi (1791-1877), Angelica Stephen Franchiadi (1798-1896), Angelica George Ziffo (1876-1901); George Luke Ziffo (1831-1909); Julia George Ziffo (1838-1917); photo by Parker Agelasto
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    L G Ziffo Family Plot

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

    2. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    3. [S78] West Norwood Cemetery registers, London, England.