NameAlexander 'Aleco' (Alexander) Ionides
Birth14 Jan 1840, Tulse Hill, London, England
Death31 Jul 1898, London, England
Death MemoArgenti says 20 Jul 1898
Burial4 Aug 1898, Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England
Baptism23 Feb 1840, Chapel of Our Saviour, Finsbury Circus, City of London, England
OccupationMerchant.
OriginConstantinople.
Note 1The ‘tall young Greek’ in ‘Trilby’. Described in the Martineau Memoirs. Greek Consul-General 1884-94. Employed William Morris, Walter Crane, Philip Webb and others to redecorate the interior of No. 1 Holland Park, London. Left £10,026.00 in his will.
Note 2Aleco bought several paintings by his friend James Whistler: ‘Sea and Rain’, ‘Nocturne in Blue and Gold’, ‘Valparaiso Bay’, ‘Green and Grey’, ‘The Oyster Smacks, Evening’, ‘Arrangement in Grey’, ‘Portrait of the Painter’.
Note 3His portrait was painted by G. F. Watts and Legros. A group photograph shows him and five children at a five-barred gate at Homewood.
Note 4The pioneering collector of Hellenistic sculpture who “led the cult interest in Tanagra figurines which swept through the Aesthetic circle in the 1870s”.
God-parentsEustratius C. Ionides.
FatherAlexander Constantine (Constantine) Ionides (1810-1890)
MotherEuterpe (Lucas) Sgouta (1816-1892)
Marriage14 Aug 1875, London, England
Married MemoOr perhaps 14 Sep.
SpouseZambelou ‘Isabella’ (Ambrose) Sechiari, 10G Granddaughter
Birth21 Apr 1853, Marseille, France
Death19 Oct 1913, Esher, Surrey, England
Death MemoArgenti says 16 Oct. Vassiadis says Cobham, Surrey.
Note 1Her portrait was painted by G. F. Watts.
MotherPenelope (Georges) Zizinia (1823-1889)
Children
Birth10 Jan 1877, London, England
Death29 Oct 1939, Guildford, Surrey, England
Birth9 Apr 1878, London, England
Death16 Oct 1915, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Death MemoKilled in action according to Andrew Tatham.
Marriage29 Jul 1911, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
 Irene (Ambrosios) (1914-1986)
Birth27 May 1879, London, England
Death14 Sep 1955, Guildford, Surrey, England
Marriage17 Jul 1909, Enfield, Middx, England
 Angela Mary (George) (1912-~2007)
4 FAglaia (Alexander) Ionides, 11G Granddaughter
Birth28 Sep 1880, London, England
Death19 Sep 1965, Midhurst, Sussex, England
Birth11 Jan 1882, London, England
Death19 Feb 1974, Rathmore, Fife, Scotland
Marriage21 Oct 1908, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
Married MemoAnd at Esher, Surrey on the same day.
ChildrenDunmore Richard (Robert) (1909-?)
 Zoë (Robert) (1913-)
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