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Alexander (Stephen) Petrocochino[1]

Male 1874 - 1942  (68 years)


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  • Name Alexander (Stephen) Petrocochino 
    Born 11 Aug 1874  Calcutta, Bengal, British India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth announcement in Times of India, 20 Jul 1929.
    • Argenti says 14 Aug 1874.
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Nov 1942  The Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD established by UK probate. Argenti lists no other Alexander Stephen Petrocochino.
    Notes 
    • He was a partner in Petrocochino Brothers, until dissolved 31 Dec 1924, with George Marchetti, Stephen Petrocochino and John Matthew Ziffo, 57 Palmerston House, Old Broad St., London and 4 Clive St., Calcutta (The London Gazette, 2 Jan 1925).
    • He was in partnership, until dissolved 31 Dec 1924 with John Matthew Ziffo, George Marchetti, Stephen Demetrius Petrocochino and Emmanuel Stephen Petrocochino carrying on business as Merchants, at 57 Palmerston House, Old Broad Street, London, and at Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, and at No. 4, Clive Street, Calcutta, as Petrocochino Brothers (London Gazette 2 Jan 1925).
    • The 1881 British Census reports that the family living at Claremont Villas, Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford, Lancs. included: Stephen E. Petrocochino, head, 41, East Indian merchant, born Smyrna; his wife Semira S., 31, born London; children Manoli S., 7; Alexander S., 6, Marigo S., 5, all born Calcutta; Demetrius S., 2, born Ilford, England; Matthew D., nephew, 18, born Liverpool; and 4 servants.
    • A.S. Petrocochino is included in the list: Greek presence in India between 1900-1950 from Thacker's Directory and Greek Church archives. [2]
    • PETROCOCHINO A served in WWI [3]
    • Alexander Petrocochino [57 Palmerston House; abode: Clive Ghant St., Calcutta] appears on the 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 electoral register, London parliamentary division, City of London county/borough.
    • Residence: at DOD Athens, Greece.
    Person ID I1633  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2015 

    Father Stephen (Emmanuel) Petrocochino,   b. 28 Dec 1840, Smyrna/Izmir, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1912, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Semira (Emmanuel) Franghiadi,   b. 29 May 1849, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1927, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1871  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: E. Em. Petrocochino and Despina D. Petrocochino; Narkissos Morphinos presiding; entry 84. [4]
    • Marriage notice appeared in The Pall Mall Gazette (London) 14 Aug 1871.
    Family ID F683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1874 - Calcutta, Bengal, British India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Nov 1942 - The Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, England
    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, England
    photo on its wiki website, which says that Palmerston House, 51-55 Broad Street, was one of the buildings that used to occupy this plot..."a building that survived from the 19th century, through both world wars. It was named after the Third Viscount Palmerston."
    WWII bomb damaged to Old Broad Street, London, England
    WWII bomb damaged to Old Broad Street, London, England
    "A bomb fell on the vacant site between Palmerston House (no.34) and the Bank of Taiwan (nos.40-41) 3.44pm 15th July 1944," according to the City of London website. Earlier Petrocochino Brothers had had its offices in Suite 57 (1889-1924).
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    Palmerston House is on the right.
    The Stephen Petrokokkinos Family
    The Stephen Petrokokkinos Family
    including his wife Semira Frangiadi and their children Dimitrios, Manolis, Alexander and Maria; photo courtesy Greek and Linked European Families website.
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    The offices of Petrocochino Bros. (until 1925).
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    detail; a restoration of the structure retained the original facade.
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    Orient House, Granby Row, Manchester, England
    detail

    Documents
    Alexander Stephen Petrocochino 1943 probate
    Alexander Stephen Petrocochino 1943 probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    2. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4).

    3. [S73] UK National Archives.
      WO 339/112398

    4. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Mar 1977.
      Records of Marriages from the Church of Our Saviour [London]