Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameAlexander Constantine (Constantine) Ionides
Birth20 Aug 1810, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Death10 Nov 1890, Hastings, Sussex, England
Burial14 Nov 1890, Hastings, Sussex, England
Residence1833, Smedley Lane, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England
Residence1834-1837, Office: 9 Finsbury Circus, City of London, England
Residence1839-1864, 130 Tulse Hill, London, England
Residence1864, 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, England
Residence1882-1890, Windycroft, 14 High Wickham, Hastings, Sussex, England
OccupationMerchant and banker.
EducationHonorary degree from Athens University.
OriginConstantinople. Took British nationality in 1837 by Private Bill.
Note 1Art Collector & Patron of Pre-Raphaelite painters. Director of the Bank of London and of the Crystal Palace Company, London, England. On his death in 1890 he left £28,874 to his sons Constantine, Luke and Alexander.
Note 2Came to London in 1815 or 1827. Used the surname Ionides from ca. 1830. Greek Consul-General in London 1854-66. Great benefactor of Greece. General of the Order of the Saviour signed by King George l of Greece.
Note 3Gave G. F. Watts his first commission in 1834. His portrait was painted by Watts as an individual (in 1840) and in four family group paintings. Also portrayed by Cousens, Meadows and Smithe. Painted in miniatures by Sir Denis Ross and an unknown artist.
Note 4A Watts painting of Alexander and his family was bought in June 2005 by the Watts Gallery (Guildford) for £232,000.
FatherConstantine Ioannes ‘Ipliktzis’ (Ioannes) Ionides (1775-1852)
MotherMariora (Ioannes) Sentoukakis (1784-1857)
Marriage24 Jul 1832, London, England
SpouseEuterpe (Lucas) Sgouta
Birth20 May 1816, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Death11 Feb 1892, Hastings, Sussex, England
Burial15 Feb 1892, Hastings, Sussex, England
Note 1She cleverly left an estate of only £587.00! Her portrait was painted by Watts as an individual and in four family group paintings. Also portrayed by Cousens, Meadows and Smithe. Photographed by E. Whiteman in 1888.
Note 2She was god-mother in 1842 to the child of Simmon & Maria Stiffel, he a merchant of Odessa. She was photographed in 1888 by E. Whiteman of Hastings and also appears in a miniature by an unknown artist.
Children
Birth14 May 1833, Manchester, England
Death29 Jun 1900, Hove, Sussex, England
Birth20 Dec 1834, London, England
Death20 Aug 1906, London, England
Birth22 Mar 1837, London, England
Death18 Mar 1924, London, England
Birth14 Jan 1840, Tulse Hill, London, England
Death31 Jul 1898, London, England
Birth20 Feb 1844, Tulse Hill, London, England
Death24 Aug 1923, Hastings, Sussex, England
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