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Sidney NOWILL  1851 - 1920 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Sidney NOWILL  1851 - 1920

aka S. Nowill
nationality
occupation
birth 24 Nov 1851, Ecclesall, Bierlow, Sheffield, Derbyshire
baptism
death .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1920, Sandygate House, Sheffield (68y)
burial
marriage married on 24 Oct, Clifton or Ashbourne, Derbyshire to:
Marian FOSTER

b. 21 Oot 1877, .........
d. 23 Nov 1912, ...........

children

PARENTS

father John NOWILL

b. 2 Jan 1818 - c. 11 Mar 1818
d. 21 Feb 1900

mother Ellen Oakden BRADLEY

b. 5 May 1824, .......... - c. 7 May 1824, ..........
d. 5 Mar 1862, ............

children
  • Maysmor Spencer

    b. 13 Aug 1845, .........
    d. 26 June 1846, ..........

  • Ellen Oakden

    b. 21 Mar 1848, ..........
    d. 23 Apr 1878, ..........

  • Charles Richard

    b. 28 Apr 1850, .........
    d. 16 Feb 1910, .............

  • Sidney

    b. 24 Nov 1851, Ecclesall, Bierlow, Derbyshire
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1920, Sandygate House, Sheffield

  • Gertrude

    b. 2 Apr 1854, ............
    d. 12 May 1940, .............

  • Alice Bradley

    b. 22 Apr 1856, ............
    d. .... 1943, ..............

  • Stephen

    b. 12 Feb 1858, .........
    d. 23 Aug 1926, ...........

  • Bradley

    b. 21 Oct 1859, ...........
    d. 30 May 1918, ..........

  • John (“Jack”) Spencer

    b. 22 Dec 1861, ........
    d. 26 Jul 1934, ...........


LIFE


Foreign Export Merchant in 1901 for the Family Firm of John Nowill & Sons of Sheffield, Cutlers.
He established openings for the firm's wares in the Near and Middle East, one of which was a department Store in Stadium Street, Athens.
Charles Maysmor Nowill (1893-1958), son of Sydney's brother John Spencer Nowill, was sent to Athens in January 1922 to take charge of the business of Sidney Nowill Ltd. there.
It was quite a large store and my father established a number of agencies, such as Yardleys, His Master's Voice, and many others.

Noël, Sydney, rue du Stadion 13, Athen, Griechenland. Galanteriewaren-Händler, führt auch Sprechmaschinen
(source: Paul de Wit's Musikinstrumenten Adressbuch, 1909 & 1912


... so when a proposal came from my Uncle in Constantinople that I [Charles Maysmor Nowill] should take charge of the business of "Sidney Nowill" in Athens, I jumped at it and arrived there on a gorgeous bright morning in January 1922.
Chapter 4 The first years in Athens were full of difficulties as the business was in a bad way and insolvent, but hard work brought it round. I got rid of the old manager and his accountant, both of whom left under a cloud. The staff were not too easy either at first. I had my first Revolution a few months after my arrival, the Greeks had been beaten in Asia Minor by the Turks and they had to evacuate Smyrna, the result was a popular rising against the Government, the King and the Greek General in charge of the operations. So King Constantine had to abdicate in favour of his elder son George, and six ministers and General Hadji Nestro (?) were shot, since when in Royalist circles they have been known as the Seven Martyrs.
(online source: An Uneventful Biography by Charles Maysmor Nowill (1893 - 1958))


NOTES

  • EMI documents
  • online family tree: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=d_star
  • An Uneventful Biography by Charles Maysmor Nowill (1893 - 1958) (online)
  • Constantinople and Istanbul: 72 Years of Life in Turkey by Sidney E.P. Nowill (Troubadour Publishing Ltd.. Leicester, 2011 - ISBN: 9781848767911)


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Lavinia (Nowill) Phillips