George Anthony Molteno1751 - 1816 (65 years)
Name George Anthony Molteno Birth 1751 Milano, Lombardia, Italy Gender Male Birth Abt 1754 Como, Lombardia, Italy Arrival Abt 1781 London Occupation Between 1789 and 1793 London Printseller & Publisher in Partnership with Peter Colnaghi. Trading on own from 1796 Residence 1805 London Residence 1810 St James Piccadilly, Westminster, London Residence 1811 London Death Oct 1816 London Burial 19 Oct 1816 London
- St Martin in the Fields
Civil 31 Jan 1817 St James Piccadilly, Westminster, London Notes
- He is our original ancestor whom we know about. There are no available records of who his parents were or where they lived. Anthony moved from Milan in Italy to England, probably directly, but possibly via Paris. He opened his first printselling shop in Pall Mall in 1783. For a short time Paul Colnaghi was in partnership with him; the famous firm of Colnaghis is still in existence in London today. Anthony married an Englishwoman, Mary Lewis. Unfortunately, no portrait of George Anthony exists. Instead here is one of the prints he sold.
Their children included James Anthony, John, Charles Dominic, Mary, Emma and Eloise. James Anthony, John and Mary were, it seems, the only children to marry and start families. Mary married Charles Busby Bristow, from where the Bristow-Molteno connection springs. John married Caroline Bower and is the ancestor of all Molteno descendants who have a South African connection. James Anthony married Mary Mylius. Anthony’s business prospered; the winding up of his estate after his death in 1816 took some years. His eldest son, James Anthony, was also a printseller, and an equally successful one for many years.
Person ID I1751 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 21 Jan 2018
Father Molteno, b. Milano, Lombardia, Italy Family ID F1446 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Mary Lewis, b. 8 Jul 1758, St Paul Covent Garden, London d. 12 Feb 1810, London (Age 51 years) Marriage 7 Apr 1782 Westminster, London Children 1. James Anthony Molteno, b. 7 Jun 1784, Islington, London d. 1845, London (Age 60 years) 2. Mary Sophia Molteno, b. 10 May 1786, Westminster, London d. Abt 1786, London 3. John Molteno, b. 1 Mar 1788, Islington, London d. 10 Apr 1827, Soho Square, London (Age 39 years) 4. Charles Dominic Molteno, b. Abt 1789, Islington, London d. 1874, Scotland (Age 85 years) 5. Mary Molteno, b. 17 Jul 1791, London d. Jun 1845, London (Age 53 years) 6. Francis Molteno, b. Abt 1794, London d. Abt 1868, Genève, Switzerland (Age 74 years) 7. William Henry Molteno, b. 2 Mar 1796, Canterbury, Kent 8. Rose Emma Molteno, b. 30 Jun 1798, Westminster, London d. Aug 1873, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, USA (Age 75 years) 9. Emma Molteno, b. 1800, London d. 1860, London (Age 60 years) 10. Eloise Molteno, b. 26 Jul 1802, London d. 1839, England (Age 36 years) Family ID F806 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 29 Sep 2017
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