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Ioannes (Matthew) Rodocanachi[1]

Male 1785 - 1858  (73 years)


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  • Name Ioannes (Matthew) Rodocanachi 
    Nickname John 
    Born 1785  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1858  Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1839, Office: 26 Finsbury Circus, City of London, England
    • He was the first Rodocanachi to establish a business in London, before 1839, called Rodocanachi & Sons Co. Catsiyannis says he was in Trieste at the time of the Chios Massacres with his brother Antonio. (Christopher Long)
    • His wife and children appear to have lived in Trieste while he was in London and traveling elsewhere. A Giovanni M. Rodocanachi of Franghiadi & Rodocanachi had business premises at 9 Finsbury Circus 1846-49 and 60 Moorgate 1850-53.
    • Was he connected with the firm of G. M. Rodocanachi at 28 Deansgate, Manchester in 1845?(Christopher Long)
    • He appears to have been an active and frequently mentioned member of the London Greek community from 1839-48 (though often absent from meetings). He left his business to his nephews Leoni (Zannis) and Paul (Zannis) Rodocanachi, brothers.
    • Franghiadi & Rodocanachi, London (Giovanni M. Rodocanachi, merchant) (1852 city directory)
    Person ID I1582  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2010 

    Father Matthew (Zannis) Rodocanachi,   b. Abt 1745 
    Mother Marouko (Paul) Negroponte,   b. 1748, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1826, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franga (Nicolas) Mavrogordato,   b. 1795, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1877, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Matthew (Ioannes) Rodocanachi
     2. Theodore (Ioannes) Rodocanachi,   b. 21 Sep 1820, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Matthew (Ioannes) Rodocanachi,   b. 18 Aug 1821, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1832, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. Alexandra (Ioannes) Rodocanachi,   b. 1825, Odessa, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Sappho (Ioannes) Rodocanachi,   b. 06 Oct 1828, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1909, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1785 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1858 - Trieste, Italy/Austria Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Giovanni M. Rodocanachi of Franghiadi & Rodocanachi worked out of 9 Finsbury Circus (1846-49). Previously his office was at 26 Finsbury Circus (1839).
    7-11 Finsbury Circus, London, England
    7-11 Finsbury Circus, London, England
    photo 2009; Finsbury Circus rebuilt

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] Ploto: Greek Shipowners from the Late 18th Century to the Eve of World War II, Gelina Harlaftis, Manos Haritatos, Helen Beneki, (Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece 2003 ISBN 960-201-165-3), 230.