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Emmanuel Michel (Michel) Rodocanachi[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1855 - 1932  (76 years)


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  • Name Emmanuel Michel (Michel) Rodocanachi 
    Born 11 Sep 1855  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 21 Sep 1855 according to published church baptism register
    Christened 04 Nov 1855  Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Fanny Zizinia. [5]
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 1932  66 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice of his death reported in The Times (London), 15 Feb 1932 and 16 Feb 1932, p 14. He died 'after a short illness.'
    • Estate valued at £92482 4s 7d, resworn £93957 17s 10d, administered at London 12 Apr 1932 by widow, his son John Emmanuel and Harold Rodocanachi, esquires. [6]
    • According to The Times (London) 16 Apr 1932, the estate had a £51,933 net personalty. He gave "£500 to his secretary, George Wakeling, if still in his employ; £200 to Henry Ticknet, chauffeur; and £100 to Henry eale, gardener, no like conditions: £50 to edith Knight; £50 to each of his other servants of 10 years' service. Mr. Rodocanachi states he left nothing to public charities ('to which I have given during my lifetime'), in view of the heavy death duties."
    Buried 17 Feb 1932  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Agelastos attending his funeral at St Sophia, according to The Times (London), 18 Feb 1932, included: Mrs. P, Mr. & Mrs. T, Mr & Mrs. Stephen, Miss C, the Misses, Miss Lucy, John and Miss H. Also, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Eugenidi.
    • Funeral coverage in The Times (London) 18 Feb 1932.
    • The Great Archimandrite, the Rev. M. Constantinidis, officiated.
    • plot 28411, Greek plan no. 29 (double grave with no. 6415), reg. pg. 17371, no. 68130 [7]
    Notes 
    • Residence, England: bef 1897, Clapham, London; 1871-32, 66 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Bayswater, London; 1897-1932, 'Chios', Worthing, Sussex (photo).
    • Occupation: Merchant, business partner of John Michael Agelasto, his father-in-law. Banker: Rodocanachi Sons & Co. Director of the Midland Bank, Bank of Athens, RAC Buildings and Westminster Chambers Association. Retired in 1925. Listed in 1913 as a member of the Baltic Exchange. Probates gives the address: Palmerston House, Old Broad St., London.
    • Education: Westminster, Oxford.
    • His photo portrait by Bassano in 1921 is now at the National Portrait Gallery, London. 'Proud of being a cockney'. Chairman of the City Offices Company Ltd for over 37 years.
    • In 1897 he built the large country house called 'Chios' near Worthing in Sussex which was pulled down after his death. Left £92,482 and £500 to his secretary George Wakeling.
    • A letter from Zorzis Michalinos to church-warden Emmanuel Michael Rodocanachi, dated 30 Oct 1902, was kept in the archives because it was the first to written on a typewriter.
    • He was the co-executor of the estate of John Michael Agelasto (his father-in-law), along with his brother-in-law Pandely John Agelasto, with whom he was business partners in Rodocanachi Sons & Co., Bankers & Steamship managers, from 1911-1926. The company filed for bankruptcy 23 Nov 1929.
    • A photo, possibly of E.M. Rodocanachi, with child, was taken early 1900s by George Boucas (Athens & London), who was a major photographer at the time. You can read more about him on this site.(Parker Agelasto) Michael Constantinidi says, however, "I can’t identify the child in the photo, though it could be my aunt Eirene Rodocanachi, but I certainly do not think the man is my grandfather; in the pictures I have of him he looks quite different."
    • He was an executor of the estate of Alexander Pandia Petrocochino (London Gazette 16 Feb 1900).
    • He was a partner in Rodocanachi, Sons & Co., bankers, with Emmanuel Peter Rodocanachi, 54, Rue de Lisbonne, Paris; and until 1906 Parasqueva Ambrose Sechiari, Palmerston House, Old Broad St., London London Gazette 23 Feb 1905, 20 Feb 1906.
    • Emmanuel Michael Rodocanachi, esq, 29 Finsbury Circus EC, London, invested in the Imperial Bank Limited (London Gazette 25 Feb 1880).
    • He was liquidator of the Eirene Steamship Company Ltd., 129 Palmerston House, Old Broad St, E.C. 2, London (London Gazette 4 Dec 1925)
    • Emmanuel M. Rodocanachi was listed as a member of the Baltic Exchange, 1886 (Harlaftis, A History of Greek-owned Shipping, p. 58).
    • He was a witness at the 1884 Chrystophidis-Petrocochino wedding in Marseille.
    • Probate for Vieru Petrocochino was handled by Emanuel Michel Rodocanachi, John Michael Zarifi and Pandia Eustratio Petrocochino.
    • Emmanuel Rodocanachi [29 Finsbury Circus, abode 66 Westbourne Terrace] appears on the 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895 UK electoral register, London parliamentary division, City of London county/borough; as Emanuel Michael Rodocanachi [18 Eastbourne Mews, abode 66 Westbourne Terrace] 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897; 1921, 1922, 1923 London/City of London; 1894 Paddington North/Westminster; 1918, 1819, 1921 Paddington and St Marylebone/Westminster; 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926 Paddington/Westminster; [129 Palmerston House; abode 66 Westbourne Terrace] 1926, 1931 City of London/City of London; 1928 Paddington and Poplar/Westminster.
    • 1911 England census for 66 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Paddington, London W, household headed by Emmanuel M Rodocanachi, 55, b. Paddington, London; married, 4 children born, all living; banker, British subject; wife Alexandra, 41, b. Kensington, London; daughters Ariadne, 20; Christine, 16; Irene, 5, all b. Paddington, London; 1 visitor; 8 servants.
    Person ID I186  Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Michel Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 14 Dec 1821, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1901, 58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ariadne (Michael) Petrocochino,   b. 29 May 1827, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1859, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 18 May 1853  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Rodocanachi - Petrocochino 1853 marriage
    Rodocanachi - Petrocochino 1853 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Rodocanachi-Petrocochino 1853 Marseille marriage
    Rodocanachi-Petrocochino 1853 Marseille marriage
    certificate
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexandra (John) Agelasto,   b. 06 Apr 1870, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1958, Hopedene Nursing Home, Worthing, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1888  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: John Agelasto and A. P. Petrocochino; Dionysios Plaisas presiding; entry 157. [8]
    • Marriage notice appeared in theDaily News (London) 30 Aug 1888.
    Children 
     1. Michael George (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 09 Jun 1889, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1899, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    +2. Ariadne Alexandra (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 15 Mar 1891, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1935, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Col. John Emmanuel (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi, RCR CHKM ,   b. 30 Apr 1893, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1979, Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Aglaia Christine (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 04 Jun 1894, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 76 years)
     5. Fanny (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 04 Dec 1902, 66 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1903, Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Eirene Alexandra (Emmanuel) Rodocanachi,   b. 23 Dec 1905, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1990, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Documents
    D. Rodocanachi, <i>The Giustiniani in Chios</i>
    D. Rodocanachi, The Giustiniani in Chios
    They appear with their first four children on the Rodocanachi family tree, page 823.
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1855 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 04 Nov 1855 - Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Aug 1888 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1932 - 66 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Feb 1932 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Chios' - EM Rodocanachi House in Worthing
    'Chios' - EM Rodocanachi House in Worthing
    possibly Emmanuel Michael Rodocanachi
    possibly Emmanuel Michael Rodocanachi
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi
    National Portrait Gallery UK; by Bassano Ltd, bromide print, 1921; Purchased, 1996; Photographs Collection; NPG x84601
    96 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    66 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    In 1881 Michel E. Rodocanachi lived at 66 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater along with his son Emmanuel M.; photo 2009.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Emmanuel M Rodocanachi worked out of 29 Finsbury Circus (1880).
    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 Rodocanachi Sons & Co. had had its offices in Suite 129 (1905-1925).
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    WWII bomb damage to Old Broad Street, London, England
    Palmerston House is on the right.

    Documents
    John Michael Agelasto probate
    John Michael Agelasto probate
    London Gazette 13 Jan 1920
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    His father's name -- and 'his children' -- were included in Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement along with those of other members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 6415
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 8641
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 14382
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 28411, Greek plan no. 29 (double grave with no. 6415)
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi 1932 Probate
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi 1932 Probate
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi - the City of London
    Emmanuel Michel Rodocanachi - the City of London
    London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 17 Mar 1914

    Headstones
    Rodocanachi family tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London
    Rodocanachi family tomb - West Norwood Cemetery, London

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 186.

    2. [S51] The Giustiniani in Chios, Prince Demetrius Rodocanachi, (Renieris Printezis [printers], Syros, 1900), 823.

    3. [S63] National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

    4. [S124] 1911 England Census.

    5. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 6, Jun 1974.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London

    6. [S107] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    7. [S101] West Norwood Cemetery registers, London, England.

    8. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Jul 1983.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]