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Eustratios Stephanos (Stephanos) Ralli[1, 2]

Male 1800 - 1884  (84 years)


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  • Name Eustratios Stephanos (Stephanos) Ralli 
    Nickname Strati 
    Born 22 Apr 1800  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Sep 1884  Scio House, Putney Heath, Surrey, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 06 Sep 1884  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "In the southeast corner of the cemetery, three impressive memorial tombs also testify to the glory of the Ralli Brothers: The family vaults of Antonios (1812-1882), Eustratios (1800-1884) and Alexander Ralli (1852-1927)...The second monument (TQ3272 32/1123) also follows the pattern of a Doric temple enriched with Renaissance elements. The mausoleum was erected in 1875, designed by Edward M. Barry and completed by T.H. Vernon. This is the only monument where the names of the sculptors are known: C.H. and J.H. Mabey of Westminster. The monument made of Portland stone, has a projecting tetrastyle portico that is approached by steps. Carved religious symbols and monograms such as the Star of David, XP and poppies decorate the metopes, which continue all around the building, while the pediment bears an elaborate carved laurel wreath, surrounded by two putti. The other elevations of the monument have pediments filled with sculpted figures. The building is crowned by the dominating marble ribbed dome with fish scale patterning; on its centre a metal cross rises from a rectangular base."
    • Burial plot no. 18018, sq 28, Ralli mausoleum slightly damaged by A.A. Shell, 28 Jul 1942. [3]
    • His huge vault apparently lies just outside the boundary of the Greek section of West Norwood Cemetery (Christopher Long).
    Notes 
    • Eustratio Stephen Ralli, merchant, was an investor in the Imperial Bank Limited (London Gazette 25 Feb 1871, 27 Feb 1878, 26 Feb 1879).
    • Residence: 1830s-1840s, Leghorn/Livourne/Livorno, Italy; Middlesex, London, England: 1858, 17 Hyde Park Square; at DOD 93 Lancaster Gate. [5]
    • Eustratius Ralli of 17 Hyde Park Sq., London, was co-administrator of the estate of Thomas Ralli, who died 20 Oct 1858.
    • His sisters Vierou and Marigo are on the Agelasto tree.
    • Contopoulos gives his dates 1800-1880 and says he was assigned by the family to Manchester. [6]
    • He may have had an office in Manchester. Ralli Eustratio, merchant, 12 Aytoun St, Portland St (1853,1847 directories); Ralli Eustratio, merchant, 12 Parsonage, Saint Mary's (1841); Ralli Eustratio, shipping merchant, 11 Bloom St., Aytoun St (1863).
    • Eustratio Ralli (along with Pantia Ralli, Peter P. Ralli & Stephen A. Ralli), 25 Finsbury Circus, London, is listed among the 96 Greek members of the Baltic Exchange 1860-69.
    • Eustratios Stephen Ralli arrived London in 1818 with older brother Zannis Step. Ralli and opened Ralli & Petrocochino, 5 Union Ct., Old Broad St.; he had a younger brother, Pandia. [7]
    • Founding director of Ralli & Petrocochino (1818), Ralli Brothers London (1826) and Ralli Brothers Manchester (1827). Origin - Chios. Livorno. Took British nationality 16 Jul 1847. (Chaviara-Axeskoufotos:) Laid the foundation stone at St Sophia Church, London, in 1877. Pan-Hellenic Calendar Journal: "The Patriarch of the Greeks in this place... this man's name will be related to that church for centuries." Founded Ralli Bros in 1818 with his brother John. This, gazetted in 1826 as of 25 Finsbury Circus, London, grew into one of the greatest international trading houses and merchant banks with estates, warehouses and shipping fleets throughout the world. One of the founders in 1842, with Alexander Constantine Ionides, Antonius Theodore Ralli and John Stephen Scilizzi, of the first dedicated cemetery for the London Greek community at West Norwood, London. In 1858 he was a founding member of the Baltic Exchange in London. This consisted of an original 87 merchants, 13 Russian brokers, 2 Russian merchants, 4 'gentlemen' and 3 shipbrokers. His 1875 mausoleum, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, at West Norwood Cemetery is a Grade ll listed monument. One of the three trustees who signed the contract on 1849 for the land on which the Greek Church at London Wall was built. Officer of the Order of The Saviour. On 26-03-1868 Mary Ann Chadwell describes driving 'with Mrs Peter Ralli's children to Putney to see the grounds of Mrs E. Ralli. Beautiful views over Wimbledon common'. He headed the Manchester branch of Ralli Brothers and on the death of his brother Pandia ('Zeus') became the patriarch of the Greek community in Britain. (Christopher Long)
    • He is specifically referred to in a discussion of the merchant Rallis. [8]
    • Stephen Zannis Ralli operated from Livorno with alliances with other Ralli branches "qui ouvrit après 1805 un etablissement à Livourne pour contourner les difficultés liées au blocus continental affectant son commerce du blé avec la Russie. Anticipant le développement de la place économique londonienne, it va y envoyer sa famille via Marseille, notamment John et Eustratios." [9]
    • Eustratios, with brothers Pandia 'Zeus' and Jean in 1818 established Ralli & Petrocochino in London; 5 Union Court, Old Broad St., London. [10, 11]
    • Eustratios Ralli, Antonios Ralli [most likely Antonios (Alexander) Ralli rather than Antonios (Theodore) Ralli; [both buried at West Norwood] 1842, cofounded West Norwood Cemetery, London, with John Schilizzi. [12]
    Person ID I2292  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2015 

    Family Maria (Zannis) Mavrogordato,   b. 1810, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1892, 93 Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married
    • This union is cited in a list of 17 marriage alliances that connected Ralli Bros employees in India with the Rallis through intermarriage. [13]
    Children 
     1. Ioannis (Eustratius) Ralli,   b. 7 Feb 1830,   d. 13 Jul 1879, 33 Gloucester Square, Hyde Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1800 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Sep 1884 - Scio House, Putney Heath, Surrey, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 06 Sep 1884 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Eustratios Rallis (1800 - 1884)
    Eustratios Rallis (1800 - 1884)
    From the website: Greek and linked European Families
    Stratis Stef Rallis
    Stratis Stef Rallis
    courtesy PANDEKTIS digital database
    Autoun St., Manchester, England
    Autoun St., Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. The site is a car park. Eustratio Ralli, merchant, had an office at 12 Aytoun St, Portland St (1853,1847); N G Paspati (1853).
    11 Bloom St., Manchester, England
    11 Bloom St., Manchester, England
    Photo 2015; Eustratio Ralli, merchant, had an office at 11 Bloom St., Aytoun St (1863). Nicholas P. Argenti (1886), according to Manchester Rate Books.
    14 St. Marys Parsonage, Manchester, England
    14 St. Marys Parsonage, Manchester, England
    Photo 2015. Eustratio Ralli, merchant, operated from 12 Parsonage, Saint Mary's (1841).

    Documents
    Eustratios Ralli 1884 probate
    Eustratios Ralli 1884 probate
    Ralli Bros Manchester
    Ralli Bros Manchester
    company label
    Ralli Bros London
    Ralli Bros London
    Company Label

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    According to cemetery records, this Ralli mausoleum was slightly damaged by A.A. Shell, 28 Jul 1942.
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Ralli Mausoleum - detail
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Ralli Mausoleum - detail
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Ralli Mausoleum - detail

  • 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), 226.

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

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

    4. [S7] Hellenic enclosure of the South Metropolitan (West Norwood) Cemetery, Theodoropoulou-Polychroniadis, Zetta, (Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, 2002), 14, 2002.

    5. [S91] La Frabrique Communautaire, Mathieu Grenet, ([thesis] European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, 2010), 155.

    6. [S42] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 33, 164.

    7. [S57] A Chronicle of the Greeks in India: 1750-1950, Dione Marcos-Dodis, (Dodoni Publications, Athens, 2002; ISBN 960-385-160-4), 65.

    8. [S79] The Greeks of Odessa, John Athanasios Mazis, (2004: East European Monographs, Boulder/Columbia University Press, New York ), 42.

    9. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 224.

    10. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 91.
      citing Catsiyannis, p83.

    11. [S91] La Frabrique Communautaire, Mathieu Grenet, ([thesis] European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, 2010), 147.

    12. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 224, note 573.

    13. [S45] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 123.


  

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