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Marigo (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato

Female 1839 - 1912  (73 years)


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  • Name Marigo (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato 
    • She is named Mérohée on her husband's death certificate.
    Nickname Merope 
    Born 06 Mar 1839  Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Oct 1912  Northcliffe, Broughton Park, Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She is referred to as Merope Petrocokino, her will proved in Manchester (London Gazette 21 Jan 1913). Her executrixes were her eldest daughters, Franza Copchili and Esmeralda Negroponte, the latter's husband, J.A. Negroponte, receiving the bulk of the estate. [1]
    • Her will, dated 14 Jan 1911, was subjected to judicial review. As co-executrix Esmeralda Negroponte petitioned the court to clarify provisions of the will relating to flowers for the Petrocokino funeral vault, memorial services and a legacy to the Greek church, Higher Broughton. The court deemed these first two provisions to be in perpetuity, not charitable gifts and thus invalid. The legacy was permitted. ("What is a Charitable Bequest?", The Manchester Guardian 13 Dec 1912, p 6).
    Buried 18 Oct 1912  St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • in the Petrocochino vault, later the subject of a court case ("What is a Charitable Bequest?", The Manchester Guardian 13 Dec 1912, p 6).
    • Officiating at the funeral: Archimandrite Constantine Callinicos. [2]
    • According to the parish register: age 73 years; abode, Norcliffe, Upper Park Rd.; buried by C. Callinicos; page 197, Entry 1571. [3]
    Notes 
    • Residence, England: 1871, 4 North Park Road, Bradford, Yorkshire; 1875-1901, Sedgley House, Prestwich, Lancs.; 1912, Norcliffe, Broughton Park, Manchester.
    • Origin: Salonika.
    • The 1901 England census reports the Petrocokino household living in Sedgley House, Prestwich, nr. Manchester included: Merope Petrocokino, head, widow, 61, born Chios, British subject; her daughter Julia Frangopulo, married, 38, born Bradford, Yorks; her husband, George Frangopulo, 42, shipping merchant, born Manchester; their sons Stamati G., 10, and Thomas J., 2, both born Prestwich; and eight domestic servants: Jane Garlick (lady's maid), Emily Kersley (nurse), Ada Davenport (cook), Clara Camm + Ethel Spottiswood (housemaids), Margaret Bell (laundress), Ida Bourbon (nursemaid), Mary Bratt (kitchen maid).
    • Was Clara Camm (housemaid aged 34 in 1901 and born in Bothamshaw, Bucks) by any chance related to the Mary Cann (1859-1949) who was the second wife of Spyridon (George) Georgalas of Birkenhead and who may well have been a servant herself? (Christopher Long)
    • 1871 England census for 4 North Park Road, Bradford, Yorkshire: Themistokles Petrocokino, 44, head, merchant; his wife Merope, 31, both b. Greece; daughters Franga, 12, Esmeralda, 11; Aspasia, 10; Julia, 8; and sons Pandia, 7; Ambrose, 5; John T., 4, all born Bradford; and 6 servants.
    • 1881 England Census found for Sedgley Park, Prestwich, Lancashire: T. P. Petrocokino, head, 56, general merchant; wife M., 41, both b. Greece; unmarried daughters Franga, 22; Aspasia, 20; Julia, 18, all b. Bradford, Yorkshire; John A. Negroponte, son-in-law, 34, East Indian Merchant, b. Constantinople; his wife E. Negroponte, 21, b. Bradford; and 12 servants.
    • Merope Themist. Petrokokkinos gave two 5-candle candelabras to the Greek Church of Manchester, 1910. [5]
    • Meropi Th. Petrokokkinos gave a stained glass window of the Good Samaritan to the Greek Church of Manchester, 1900. [6]
    • Meropi Th Petrokokkinos gave red curtains and a gold threaded cloth for two footstools to the Greek Church of Manchester, 1884. [6]
    • Mme Themistocle Petrocochino contributed 2,000 fr. to the the Committee of Greek Women, Paris, Le Gaulois, 6 Nov 1912, p. 2.
    Person ID I1843  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2014 

    Father Ambrouzis (Michael) Mavrogordato,   b. 1799, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Smaragda (Petros) Schilizzi,   b. 1813, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1878, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Themistocles Pandia Anthony (Pandia) Petrocochino,   b. 12 Mar 1824, Andros, Cyclades, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1900, boulevard des Capucines 12, Paris 9ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 07 Jan 1857  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Entry: 083/037; Sponsor: Aikaterina Mavrogordato (wife of Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato); best man: Leonidas Chrysoveloni; matron of honor: Ioanna Ralli (wife of Theodore Ralli); witnesses: Scarlato Michael Mavrogordato and John Copeland Zygomala; priest Daniel Petroulias. [7]
    Children 
     1. Franga (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 13 Feb 1859, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Smaragda (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 01 Apr 1860, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1929, 3 The Grange, Wimbleton Common, Wimbledon, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Aspasia (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 18 Feb 1861, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1931, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Julia (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 03 Sep 1862, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1945, Buxton, Derbyshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Pandia (Themistocles) Petrocochino,   b. 30 Oct 1863, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1938, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Ambrouzios (Themistocles) Petrocochino, FRGS JP,   b. 20 Jan 1865, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1926, Dunedin Nursing Home, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +7. Ioannis Themistocles (Themistocles) Petrocochino/Petro,   b. 03 May 1866, Bradford, Yorkshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1937, Claridge's Hotel, Brook St., London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Mar 1839 - Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Jan 1857 - Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1912 - Northcliffe, Broughton Park, Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Oct 1912 - St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Sedgley House, Sedgley Park, Queens Drive, Prestwich, England
    Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino lived in Sedgley House with their children from 1875 to 1900, acquiring it from its previous owner William Pearson. In 1903, the house was bought by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a teaching order of nuns. In 1979 it was acquired by the Greater Manchester Council for the police training college and is currently used as a conference and training center (see brochure). It is a Grade II listed building.
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    Eldon Lodge, 13 Eldon Place, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; Themistocles and Marigo Petrocokino family lived here in 1866. Today, a Grade II listed building in the Eldon Place Conservation Area: "Circa 1840-50 detached 3-storey town house with 3 bay front of thinly coursed sand-stone ashlar. Rusticated quoins. Moulded sill courses. Hipped stone slate roof, with deep modillion bracket eaves...(architctural description continues in the Manningham Conservation Areas Proposal, pp 275-298).
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    Park Court, 3 Park Road, Bradford, England
    photo 2009; at least from 1870-1871 the Themistocles Petrocochino family lived at 3-4 North Park Road, Bradford. It is now the Park Court complex, within the North Park Road Conservation Area, part of Bradford's preservation initiative.
    Marigo A. Mavrogordato
    Marigo A. Mavrogordato
    detail from a Petrocochino family portrait by T.J. Barker 1872
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Themistocles & Marigo Petrocochino family at croquet
    Several years after the game was invented. The parents, then right: Ambrose, Franga, Ioannis, Smaragda, Aspasia, Pandia and Julia. Courtesy the Anthony Murray family collection.

    Painted by T.J. Barker 1872. The artist Thomas Jones Barker (b. Bath, 19 Apr 1813- d. London 27 Mar 1882), was a Victorian genre painter who worked in both England and France. The son of Thomas Barker of Bath, landscape and genre painter, T.J. Barker was a leading exponent of 'Battle' painting in Britain. Barker the elder painted "The Massacre of the Inhabitants of Scio by the Turks" (1825), a fresco painted on the walls of the picture gallery in his home, Doric House in Bath.

    Documents
    Metrope Petrocochino will
    Metrope Petrocochino will
    "What is a Charitable Bequest?", The Manchester Guardian 13 Dec 1912, p 6
    Merope Petrocokino 1912 probate.
    Merope Petrocokino 1912 probate.

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

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Burial-No:B0026

    3. [S85] Index, Burials (1903-1921), St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich, Lancashire, England.

    4. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 78.

    5. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3), 48.

    6. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3).

    7. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 11, May 1996.
      Marriage-No:0012


  

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