Sidney NOWILL 1851 - 1920
|birth||24 Nov 1851, Ecclesall, Bierlow, Sheffield, Derbyshire|
|death||.. Jan/Feb/Mar 1920, Sandygate House, Sheffield (68y)|
|marriage|| married on 24 Oct, Clifton or Ashbourne, Derbyshire to:
b. 21 Oot 1877, .........
|father|| John NOWILL |
b. 2 Jan 1818 - c. 11 Mar 1818
|mother|| Ellen Oakden BRADLEY |
b. 5 May 1824, .......... - c. 7 May 1824, ..........
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))
- 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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