My Great grandparents are Chrissie Penglis married to Constandinos Nicholaou Barboutis (nicknamed Harsas). Constandinos was a blacksmith, thus given the nickname Harsas.They had 3 daughters, Eleni, Evangelia, Evdokia (Evdokia died at 18 from being prescribed the wrong medication), and 2 sons, Nicholas and Emmanuel. Would you have any information regarding my family tree and possibly their dowry contract? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Do you have the approximate date of your great grandparents' marriage and do you know where it occurred?
I'm guessing that if their eldest child, Eleni was born in 1900, that they probably got married in the late 1890's. I don't know for sure but I'd say that they got married in Kastellorizo. I also found out that Chryssi was buried here in Australia, but it seems as if Constandinos must have died in Castellorizo as I could not find any record of him at Botany Cemetery. I hope this is of some help.
Post by Administrator on Jun 13, 2014 8:34:56 GMT 10
Some leads for you, though it appears so far that the marriage occurred, well before 1898 when the dowry archive commences.
This is because the municipal death record for Evdokia which I have just located says that she died on 17 September 1912 (of 'cardiac arrest'). If she was 18 at the time, as you say, and she was the third daughter, then the marriage must have occurred sometime in the 1880s.
I have found one other bit of evidence which may support this: there is a death recorded of a Krystalla Konstandinou Harsa. I assume this to be the Chrissie you refer to above. Do you know if her full name was Krystalla? If so, it must be her because she was aged 52 when she died on 18 March 1916 and her death is recorded as occurring 'in the home of Konstandinos Harsas'. This would confirm the date of her marriage to Konstandinos to have occurred in the late 1880s if we assume an average age for marriage of females.