Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameTheodore Michael (Michael) Zarifi
Birth6 Feb 1858, London, England
Death9 Mar 1910, 27 Hyde Park Gardens, Westminster, London, England
MemoOr 8 Mar 1910 according to Sturdza.
BurialGreek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England
Baptism14 Apr 1858, Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England
Residencebef 1911, Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Kent, England
MemoAccording to the magazine Country Life the house was sold at auction in July 1911 "By direction of Mrs Alexandra Zarifi".
Residence27 Hyde Park Gardens, Westminster, London, England
ResidenceOffice, 21 Great Winchester Street, City of London, England
OccupationMerchant.
EducationUniversity College School, London.
OriginConstantinople.
Note 1In 1910 his mother gave to St Sophia Church, London, a Russian candelabrum in memory on Theodore.
Note 2His bookplate appears in a volume entitled ‘Kyriakodromion Tomos B’ written by the Archbishop Niképhorou Theo Toké, of Astra Chaniou, the book having a hand-written inscription by a Maria Ralli dated 1879.
Note 3On 30 June 1886 Zarifi Brother & Co (London) was dissolved (partners were: S. Zafiropulo. P. Simiriotti. N. Zarifi. Michael Zarifi. P. G. Zarifi. J. M. Zarifi. L. G. Zarifi. Theodore M. Zarifi)
God-parentsAlexander Zarifi.
Flags***, Boscovic, Giustiniani Pi, Kaplanoglou, Mavrogordato, Maximo, Zarifi
FatherMichael (Ioannis) Zarifi (1818-1891)
MotherFanny (Theodore) Kessisoglu (1837-1911)
Marriage19 Oct 1889, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
SpouseAlexandra (Peter) Ralli, GGGG Granddaughter
Birth7 Mar 1866, London, England
Death29 Mar 1932, Villa Riviera, 6 Avenue des Fleurs, Monte Carlo, Monaco
BurialGreek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England
Baptism26 May 1866, Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England
Residence1930s, Villa Riviera, 6 Avenue des Fleurs, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Residencebef 1911, Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Kent, England
Residence1929, 25 Berekeley Square, Mayfair, London, England
Residence1921, 27 Hyde Park Gardens, Westminster, London, England
Note 1(Chaviara-Axeskoufotos) A plaintiff in the 1921 Kessisoglu libel trial. She left estate worth £125,246. Owner of a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (chassis number 1595).
Note 2She owned a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (chassis number 1595), registered to Mrs Zarifi of 27 Hyde Park Gardens, presumably bought soon after her husband’s death in 1910.
Note 3She adopted Colin Richard Theodore Zarifi (b. 1917), the illegitimate son of her married daughter Fanny.
Note 4Inherited £200,000 from her husband on his death in 1910 but left only £100,000 (in England only) to her daughter in 1932. In the 1911 census she and her daughter are staying in a Brighton hotel.
Note 5One of the richest women of her time, her UK fortune alone was £125,246 in 1929 (worth £7,483,448 at 2017 values). Executors for her ritish estate were her brother Peter Ralli and George Constantine Demetriadi.
Marr. WitnessJohn M. Zarifi, Alexandra P. Ralli and Helen Vlasto.
God-parentsMaria J. and John C. Ralli.
Flags***, Argenti, Avierino, Calvocoressi, Cantacuzene, Coressi, Giustiniani Fi, Giustiniani Pi, Grimaldi, Mavrogordato, Maximo, Petrocochino, Ralli (Chaviara), Ralli (Pitsis), Rodocanachi, Scaramanga, Sechiari, Sevastopoulos, Vlasto, Vouro
FatherPeter (Pandia) Ralli (1837-1868)
MotherAlexandra (Zannis) Ralli (1841-1903)
Children
1 FFanny (Theodore) Zarifi, 5G Granddaughter
Birth2 Jun 1891
Death?
MemoProbably in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
SpouseEverard John Boothby (John) How (1890-1954)
Marriage16 Nov 1921, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
Married MemoMarriage Certificate issued at Kensington District Register Office 16 Nov 1921.
Divorce1931, London, England
Divorced MemoDivorce Court File: 435. Appellant: Fanny Montgomery How. Respondent: Everard John Boothby How. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [WD].
SpouseWalter Basil (Basil) Graham-Montgomery OBE (1881-1928)
Marriage2 Nov 1912, St George’s Church, Hanover Square, Westminster, London, England
SpouseSir Basil (Vassili) Zaharoff (1849-1936)
Unmarried
ChildrenColin Richard Theodore (Basil) (1917-2001)
SpouseW. G. Nicholls (?-?)
Marriageaft 1931
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