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Pericles (Paul) Negroponte[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male Abt 1824 - 1900  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Pericles (Paul) Negroponte 
    Born Abt 1824  Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1871, 1881 and 1891 England census say he was born in Austria.
    • Argenti says he was born on Chios.
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1900  25 Archer's Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death of Pericles P Negroponte -- Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824 -- was registered Oct-Nov-Dec 1900; Age at Death: 76; South Stoneham, Hampshire, Volume: 2c, Page: 53. Certificate not examined.
    • Death notice in The Standard [London], 17 Dec 1900, p. 1.
    • Likely he was living in New Orleans, Lousiana, around 1851 when his son Paul was born.
    • New Orleans city directory lists: 1861, Pericles Paul Negroponte (Covas & Negroponte) 38 Carondelet, d. 17 St. Louis; n. Levee. Cited in The Times [London] 14 Jul 1862. [Stamati Covas, b. Greece 1822 was a merchant, reported in the 1860 Louisiana Census and the US 1860 Census with his wife Ellen, b 1834, New Orleans.] "Covas and Negroponte" submitted voucher 'clap8-160-23, order 598-cotton' which was later retained in the 'Confederate Citizens File' held by the U.S. National Archives, representing a voucher that shows goods furnished or services rendered by private citizens and firms to the Confederate government 1861-1865. [The 1861 New Orleans firm Negroponte & Agelasto, commission merchants involved John P. Negroponte, his third cousin, once removed].
    • Residence: 1837-1844 Syros; 1851, Manchester, England; 1860-62, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; 1862-65, New York, New York, USA; 1868, 5 Princes Park, Liverpool, England; 1871, 5 Wellesley Terrace, Liverpool, England; 1881, "Melos," Lodge Lane, Liverpool, England; 1891,"Eggleton," Archers Road, Millbrook, Fitzhugh, Hampshire, England; 1890-91, France.
    • New York: merchant and importer, 25 Beaver St.(1859), 68 Beaver St. (1864), 18 S. William St. (1865). John P Negroponte was a merchant on the same street during those years.
    • The 1851 England census shows Pericles P. Negroponte, 26, unmarried, born in Greece, merchant in cotton fabrics, living at 67 Bury New Road, Broughton, Lancashire, England.
    • The State of New York Tax Assessment Lists for 1865 gives a valuation for P.P. Negroponte, 49 W 19th Street, New York, New York: income $3,911 (taxed at 5% = $195.55), 2 gold watches ($2.00) and 400 oz of silver ($20.00). The assessment for 1862-63: 160 oz silver plate ($4.80) and 2 horse carriages ($4) for a total tax of $8.80. For 1864, residing at 22 W. 19 St., $5,400 income, $270 tax (at 5% rate) for 1864.
    • The 1881 England census shows the household living at "Melos", Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool: Pericles Negroponte, 57, head, widower, cotton and general merchant, born Trieste, Austria; Paul P. Negroponte, 21, born New Orleans, USA; Pandia Negroponte, 19, born New York; Franga Negroponte, 12, born Liverpool; Emma Bennett, 80, widow, his mother-in-law; Helen Macfarlane, 42, his sister-in-law, and 2 servants.
    • C.M. Ralli, P.Z. Rodocanachi, D.A. Mavrogordato, M.A. Ralli, G.P. Psicha, Theseus Psicha, Ar. A. Cornelius, Theod. Galatti, C.P. Negroponte, P.P. Negroponte and others served in a deputation of Greek residents of Liverpool who met with Sir Charles Dilke to discuss British-Greek foreign affairs at the Reform Club June 1879 (Liverpool Mercury 6 Jun 1879.
    • John J. Negroponte (15), P.P. Negroponte (5), C.J. Negroponte (5), Sophocles Spartali (5), A.S. Agelasto (5), C.T. Rodocanachi (15), were among contributors to the Cephalonia Relief Fund (Liverpool Mercury 26 Mar 1867).
    • P.P. Negroponte contributed 2 2s. to the Manchester and Liverpool Agricultural Society (Liverpool Mercury, 25 Mar 1871).
    • P.P. Negroponte attended a reception at the Reform Club (Liverpool Mercury, 18 feb 1884).
    • P.P. Negroponte attended a banquet honoring Lord Derby at the Reform Club (Liverpool Mercury, 5 Jan 1882).
    • P.P. Negroponte was a supper and refreshment steward at the grand fancy dress ball given at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall by S. Georgala, of the frim of B. Georgala and Co., Greek general merchants (Liverpool Mercury, 30 Dec 1871).
    • 25 Apr 1844: Pericles P. Negroponte, 21, unmarried, born Chios, arrived Syros 1837, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis.
    • P.P. Negroponte and M. Agelesti (sic), both with the firm Negroponte & Agelastl (sic) were among the more than thirty merchants, "citizens of New Orleans and inhabitants of Louisiana," who signed an open letter written under the seal of the City of New Orleans to Dr. John E. E. Ealino in The Charleston Mercury 19 Jan 1860, p 2, praising the physician's skills as his former patients and welcoming him as a winter resident of New Orleans.
    • P.P. Negroponte is listed as having $120 in certificates of script issued by the Louisiana Mutual Insurance Company, New Orleans, in 1861, remaining unclaimed in their office 31 Dec 1864 (The Daily Picayune 18 Jan 1865, p 2).
    • "Brig Walter Scott, Leighton, Matamoras 30 ds., with cotton to Negreponte & Agelasto. Oct. 18 [1863], off Tortugas, was boarded by U.S. gunboat Clyde" (New York Times 6 Nov 1863, p 8.
    • Negroponte & Agelasto was a member of the New York Merchants Exchange, corner Exchange Place and William Street, NYC. Other members included Ralli & Co., Rodocanache & Co., M. Psiachi, Scaramangu Bros. and Fachiri & Co. (New York Times 14 May 1863 p 5).
    • 150 bales of cotton belonging to the Greek cotton shipper Negroponte, worth $7,500, were part of the fire damage at Boston wharf, Norfolk, Virginia (New York Times 28 Mar 1881, p 5).
    • The 1891 census: "Eggleton," Archers Road, Millbrook, Fitzhugh, Hampshire, England, household headed by Helen McFarlane, widow, 55, living on own means, b. London; Pericles P. Negroponte, brother-in-law, widower, 66, living on own means, b. Trieste, Austria; Franga Negroponte, niece, unmarried, 22, b. Liverpool & 2 servants.
    • 1871 England census for 5 Wellesley Terrace, Liverpool: Pericles P. Negropont, head, widow, 46, b. Austria, commission merchant; unmarried sons Paul P., 11, Pandia P., 9, both born USA; Emma Bennet, mother-in-law, married, 70; Ellen Macfarlane, sister-in-law, widow, 35, both born London; and 2 servants.
    • Liverpool Electoral Registers, 1870 Burgess Roll: Pericles Paul Negroponte, 5 Wellesley terrace, Princes Park (house); 1875: Pericles Paul Negroponte, D 15 Exchange buildings (counting house). Also listed on another 1870 voter list is Percival Paul Negroponte, which is likely Pericles Paul Negroponte.
    Person ID I2450  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2021 

    Father Paul (Pericles) Negroponte,   b. 1785, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Trieste, Italy/Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Franga (Paul) Ziffo,   b. 1800, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1883, Pera, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosa [Negroponte],   b. Abt 1830,   d. Abt 22 May 1870, [Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    • This union does not appear in Argenti.
     1. Paul S. (Pericles) Negroponte,   b. Abt 1851, Port Chester, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1858, 210 Freemont St, Boston, Massachusetts USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marigo (Pandia) Petrocochino,   b. England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1893 
    • Possibly Marigo is Pericles' second wife, his first dying after the birth of their daughter.
     1. Paul (Pericles) Negroponte,   b. 04 Feb 1860, Louisiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1927, Hampton, Connecticut USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Pandia (Pericles) Negroponte,   b. Abt 1862, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1929, Chester, Cheshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     3. Franga (Pericles) Negroponte,   b. summer 1868, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1824 - Trieste, Italy/Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1900 - 25 Archer's Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wellesley Road, Liverpool, England.
    Wellesley Road, Liverpool, England.
    Photo 2009. Pericles P. Negroponte lived at 5 Wellesley Terrace, Liverpool, England, with his sons Paul and Pandia in 1871. The 1871 census shows odd-and-even numbers for Wellesley Terrace and only even numbers for Wellesley Road. The latter exists today; the other street appears to have been renamed Back Wellesley Road and sometimes referred to as Wellesley Terrace.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 163.

    2. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #5013 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    3. [S129] 1891 England Census.

    4. [S126] 1881 England Census.

    5. [S127] 1871 England Census.

    6. [S137] 1851 U.K. Census.