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Sophocles (Nicholas) Spartali[1]

Male 1841 - 1914  (73 years)


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  • Name Sophocles (Nicholas) Spartali 
    Born 02 Jan 1841  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of birth, according to Marseille marriage certificate. Argenti says 14 Jan 1842.
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1914  Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate of £22,239 administered Liverpool 29 Jan 1915 by Anthony Spartali, cotton broker. [2, 3]
    Buried 14 Dec 1914  Smithdown Road Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section O, plot 754
    Notes 
    • Occupation: Cotton broker.
    • Residence: 1870, Liverpool, England; 1877, Boulevard Longchamp 101, Marseille, France; 1900-DOD, 20 Linnet Lane, Liverpool.
    • The 1871 England Census records Sophocle Spartali, 30, general merchant, born Turkey and his wife Mary, 22, born Turkey, and son Nicola, 4 days old, born Liverpool, living at 177 Upper Parliament St., Liverpool, with four servants.
    • The 1881 England Census records Sophacles (sic) Spartali, 40, cotton broker, born Turkey and his wife Mary, 32, born Turkey, living at 200 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, with two servants.
    • The 1891 England Census records Sophocles Spartali, 57, cotton broker, and his wife Mary, 41, both born Turkey; son Nicholas, 20; Anthony, 18, both born Liverpool; and Alexandra, 14, born France, living at 20 Linnit Lane, Liverpool, with three servants.
    • The 1891 census: 20 Linnet Lane, Liverpool, England household headed by Sophocles Spartali, 51, cotton broker/agent; wife Mary, 41, both b. Turkey; sons Nicholas, 20, and Anthony, 18, both b. Liverpool; and daughter Alexandra, 14, scholars b. France & 3 servants.
    • The 1901 England census reports that Sophocles Spartali, 59, cotton broker, and his wife Mary, 51, both born Turkey, Greek subjects, lived at 20 Linnet Lane, Sefton Park, Liverpool with their sons Nicholas, 30, and Anthony, 28, both unmarried cotton brokers, born Liverpool, and three servants. His daughter and son-in-law lived at 16 Linnet Lane.
    • 1911 England census: household at 20 Linnet Lane, Liverpool, headed by Sophocles Spartali, 68, b. Constantinople, married 40 years, 4 children, 2 still living, cotton broker; wife Mary, 61, b. Smyrna; son Anthony, 38, b. Liverpool, single, cotton broker's business, all Greek nationality; 4 servants.
    • Michael Antonio Ralli, Sophocles Spartali and Antonio Andrew Fachiri were partners in A. and M. Ralli, cotton brokers, Liverpool,until Antonio Andrew Fachiri retired from the firm, 1 Aug 1878.
    • Sophocles Spartali, Liverpool merchant, Fenwick Street, invested in the Bank of Alexandria (London Gazette, 27 Feb 1875, 28 Feb 1874, 27 Feb 1873).
    • The partnership between Sophocles Spartali and William Henry Hatch, carrying on business at Carlton buildings, Rumford St., Liverpool, as Cotton Brokers, "A. and M. Ralli," was dissolved from 31 December 1904. Sophocles Spartali continued the business (London Gazette 3 Jan 1905).
    • On 25 June 1891 Michael Antonio Ralli retired from the partnership in A. and M. Ralli, Cotton Brokers, Carlton buildings, 3, Rumford St, Liverpool, leaving Sophocles Spartali and William Henry Hatch to carry on in business (London Gazette, 30 Jun 1891).
    • 7 Jul 1887 - Attended the service at the Greek Orthodox Church in Prince's Road, Liverpool in honour of the visit of Prince Constantine of Greece.
    • 8 Jul 1887 - Present at a dinner party hosted by Mr M.A. Ralli at his house in Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park in honour of HRH Prince Constantine of Greece.
    • S. Spartali attended the Feb 1908 funeral of Constantine Paul Negroponte.
    • S. Spartali attended the Sep 1897 Liverpool funeral of Ambrose Anthony Vlasto (Liverpool Mercury, 28 Sep 1897).
    • 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).
    Person ID I887  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

    Father Nicholas Spartali,   b. 1805,   d. Bef 1870  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catherine Kalaroni 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marigo (Antonio) Ralli,   b. 25 Sep 1848, Smyrna/Izmir, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1929, 1 Gambier Terrace, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21Jun 1870  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of marriage based on Marseille certificate; Ralli tree says 1869
    • Signatory witnesses to the marriage included Alexandre Avierino, 33, merchant, London; Alexandre Ralli, 44, merchant, bride's uncle, Boulevard Longchamp 103; Thesee Psicha, 36, merchant, Liverpool; and Michel Ralli, 26, merchant, bride's brother, Liverpool.
    Children 
     1. Nicholas (Sophocles) Spartali,   b. 1871, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1905, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Anthony (Sophocles) Spartali,   b. Abt 1872, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1956, 193 Bedford Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     3. Alexander (Sophocles) Spartali,   b. Abt Feb 1874, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1874, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +4. Alexandra (Sophocles) Spartali,   b. 27 Feb 1877, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1940, Chester, Cheshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Documents
    Sophocles Spartali - Marigo Ralli 1870 marriage certificate
    Sophocles Spartali - Marigo Ralli 1870 marriage certificate
    21 Jun 1870, Marseille, France
    Spartali - Ralli 1870 marriage
    Spartali - Ralli 1870 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille, France
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jan 1841 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21Jun 1870 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1914 - Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Dec 1914 - Smithdown Road Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    20 Linnet Lane, Liverpool, England
    20 Linnet Lane, Liverpool, England
    Sophocles and Mary Spartali lived at 20 Linnet Lane, Sefton Park, in 1891 and 1901 with their unmarried sons Nicholas and Anthony and daughter Alexandra (she only in 1891; she and her husband lived two doors down Linnet Lane in 1901). Mary Spartali's cousin Miké C. Ralli used this address when he was married in 1911 (after marriage he lived up the road at number 28).
    Fenwick Street, Liverpool, England
    Fenwick Street, Liverpool, England
    c 1960s
    Rumford Street, Liverpool, England
    Rumford Street, Liverpool, England
    photo 2009; cotton merchants were headquartered in Rumford Street, especially over the last quarter of the 19th Century.
    1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
    1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
    photo 2008; the building houses the World War II Museum, located in the Underground H Q of Western Approaches (a term for both the Atlantic Ocean off Liverpool and the British naval command defending it during WWII). A. and M. Ralli, Cotton Brokers, were located in the Carlton Buildings, 3 Rumford St (1891-1904).
    Central Premises-Carlton Buildings, Liverpool, England
    Central Premises-Carlton Buildings, Liverpool, England
    1948 photo; according to a newspaper article, "The Central Premises, later Carlton Buildings, were the jewel in the crown of Hebden Bridge Co-op." It locates the "Central Premises at Crown Street [in another part of town]", completed 1889.

    Documents
    Sophocles Spartali 1915 Probate
    Sophocles Spartali 1915 Probate

    Headstones
    Smithdown Lane Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England
    Smithdown Lane Cemetery, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England
    In loving memory of Nicholas Spartali, died 31 Jul 1905, age 34; "Here thy sufferings cease. Thy grave affords its calm, its rest, its peace." Also of Sophocles Spartali, died 10 Dec 1914, age 71; "At Rest". And of his wife Marie.

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    2. [S40] Liverpool Probate Registers, 1915.

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