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Anne Frandi-Coory’s great grandparents Raffaela and Filippo Grego who were married 17 December 1891 at St Monica’s Church Hoxton Square, London by Father Michael Kelly ‘The Saint Of The Slums’

Raffaela Marisi Mansi

Raffaela Marisi Mansi Grego

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My maternal great grandmother, Raffaela Marisi Mansi,  was sent to England when she was fourteen, after she had been raped by a Catholic priest in Rome and became pregnant to him.

I know that Raffaela gave birth to a daughter, who was later adopted out.  This traumatic event changed Raffaela’s life forever and was to send ripples down through succeeding generations…

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Anne Frandi-Coory’s great grandparents Aristodemo and Annunziata Fabbrucci Frandi. The name Aristodemo is taken from the Greek, ‘Aristodemos’.

Also see post  OKURU SETTLEMENT, JACKSON BAY’  where Frandi family landed in 1877

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GIUSSEPPE FRANDI FAMILY TREE:
1-Giusseppe FRANDI b. , Pisa Italy, d. Italy
+Caterina Degli Innocenti CASHELLI b. , Pisa Italy, d. , Italy
2-Aristodemo Giovanni FRANDI b. 8 Jul 1833, Pistoia Italy, d. 28 Jul 1919, 16 Murphy Street Wellington
+Annunziata Giustina Fabbrucci FRANDI b. 30 Dec 1840, Peretola Florence Italy, m. 4 Jul 1863, Diocesi Pisa Italy,
d. 15 Sep 1920, 16 Murphy Street Wellington
3-Francesco Garibaldi FRANDI b. 10 Jan 1866, Lugano, d. 20 Jul 1929, Wellington Hospital
+Assunta Pierotti FRANDI b. 15 May 1872, Leghorn Italy, m. 12 Dec 1888, Wellington, d. 20 Apr 1949,
Tasmania
4-Bella Italia Rosina Satina FRANDI b. 13 Jul 1889, Tasman Street Wellington, d. 20 Feb 1890, Tasman
Street Wellington
4-Amelia Fatima Elena FRANDI b. 31 Jul 1890, Wellington, d. 2 Nov 1967
+Cecil Edwin Young TAYLOR m. 1922, Wellington
5-Albert James Edwin TAYLOR b. 27 Jul 1923, Napier, d. 23 Oct 1987
5-Jean Lillian Eleanor Taylor TIERNEY b. 1925, d. 22 Jul 1998
+Unknown
5-Kenneth Maxwell FRANDI b. 1913, Otahuhu, d. 22 Aug 1916, St Marys Home Otahuhu
4-Menotte Garibaldi FRANDI b. 6 Sep 1891, Wellington, d. 5 Apr 1947, Silverstream Hospital Wellington
+Kathleen Travers FRANDI b. 1923, m. 26 Dec 1946, Wellington
5-Larlie Dennis Frandi THOMPSON b. 23 Mar 1947
+Mavis Mary Barbara Thomson FRANDI b. 1913, Wellington, m. 1935, Wellington, d. 29 Apr 1946,
Wellington Hospital
5-Ngaire FRANDI b. 1935
4-Ricciotti Orlando FRANDI b. 2 Nov 1892, Wellington, d. 18 Jan 1952, 49 Devon St Wellington
+Edna Ruth Cook Watts FRANDI b. 1906, Hendon London, m. 1926
5-Richard Orlando FRANDI b. 8 Nov 1926, Wellington, d. 7 Mar 1984, Beachcroft Ave Onehunga
Auckland
4-Olivia Stella FRANDI b. 11 Feb 1894, Wellington, d. 1894
4-William Donald FRANDI b. 28 Apr 1895, Wellington, d. 29 Jul 1971, Post Office At Waimate
+Violet May Rowley FRANDI b. 9 Sep 1911, Newburn England, m. 23 Jan 1932, Wellington, d. 15 Dec
1989, Waimate
5-Violet Doreen FRANDI b. 31 Aug 1932, 28 Hanson Street Wellington, d. 31 Aug 1932, 28 Hanson
Street Wellington
5-John William FRANDI b. 5 Feb 1933, Wellington
5-Ateo (Arthur) Donald FRANDI b. 8 Apr 1934, Wellington, d. 29 Sep 2004, Lister Home Innes St Waimate
5-Bryan Frank FRANDI b. 10 Sep 1936
5-Keith Winston FRANDI b. 7 Dec 1941, d. 20 Aug 1963, Waimate
5-Pamela May Frandi PARKHILL b. 9 Sep 1944
3-Italia Maria FRANDI b. 10 Apr 1869, Pisa, d. 20 Nov 1946, Wellington
+John CARRENGE (KARENTZE) b. 9 Apr 1856, m. 1886, Wellington
4-Helena Arethusa CARRENGE (KARENTZE) b. 6 Aug 1888, Wellington, d. 28 Nov 1918, Wellington
+Frank Hubert WOODWARD m. 1916, Wellington

3-Italia Maria FRANDI b. 10 Apr 1869, Pisa, d. 20 Nov 1946, Wellington
+Pietro CORICH b. 1854, Moschenizza Volosko Austria, m. 17 Jun 1901, Wellington, d. 1 May 1906,
Wellington
4-Elvira Maria CORICH b. 22 Sep 1902, Wellington, d. 7 May 1996, Auckland
+Melville Francis PENGELLY b. 17 Mar 1901, Wellington, m. 1931, Wellington, d. 24 Sep 1973, Wellington
5-Anthony John PENGELLY b. 11 Sep 1935, Christchurch
+William John MEBAN b. 1899, m. 1923, Old St Paul’s Church Wellington, d. 1924, At sea
3-Ateo Giusto Leale FRANDI b. 4 May 1873, Pisa, d. 8 May 1915, “Daisy Patch” Helles Dardanelles

3-Italo Giovanni FRANDI b. 14 Jul 1877, Okura Jacksons Bay Westland NZ, d. 21 Feb 1960, Wellington
+Margaret Marion Farquhar FRANDI b. 1886, Dunedin, m. 8 Nov 1906, Wellington, d. 1971, Lower Hutt, Wellington
4-Elvira Alexandria Orams FRANDI b. 1907, Greymouth New Zealand, d. 6 Feb 1932, Wellington Hospital
4-Ateo Cameron FRANDI b. 1909, Wellington, d. 21 Nov 1991
+Anne McArthur McWhinnie FRANDI m. 1931
5-Cameron John FRANDI b. 1931
5-Valerie Anne Frandi LITTLEJOHN b. 1933
5-Margaret Frances Frandi READ b. 1941
5-Helen Judith Frandi PRICE b. 1943
5-Katherine Vera Frandi HALL b. 1945
5-Leslie Paula FRANDI b. 1948
4-Jeanie Rowena Margaret FRANDI b. 1911
+Horace Arnold HESTOR m. 1938
5-Donny HESTOR
4-Ian Buchanan Orcini FRANDI b. 1914, d. 1966
+May Elizabeth FRANDI m. 1942, d. 22 Nov 1998
5-Lois May FRANDI b. 1943 d. 6 Sep 1984
5-Janet FRANDI b. 1944
5-John Buchanan FRANDI b. 1946
4-Alice Joyce Frandi CARVER b. 1926, Wellington
+Pat Oram Lance CARVER m. 1948, Wellington
3-Antonio Raffaello FRANDI b. 22 Sep 1878, Okura, d. 1929, Wellington
+Yolande Olive Blanche Cornelius FRANDI b. 1887, m. 6 Jul 1910, Wellington, d. 1947
4-Grace Anita Annunziata FRANDI b. 14 Jan 1911, Newtown,Wellington d.5 Oct 1985, Matamata
+Charles HAZELTON m. 1932, Wellington b. 2 Nov 1905, Taranaki, d. 17 Dec 1984, Matamata

5-Stanley Charles Hazelton b. 12 Aug 1932 Matamata, d. 7 Mar 1933 Matamata

3-Enrico Carlo FRANDI b. 1880, Wellington, d. 1948, Huntly
+Margaret Evelyn Flanagan FRANDI b. 1882, Pukekohe, m. 31 Jan 1910, Huakohua-Flanagan Residence, d.1965, Huntly

4-Lena Agnes Italia FRANDI b. 12 Nov 1910, d. 5 Dec 1990, Tauranga
+Sydney George PETERSON m. 10 Dec 1949, d. 18 Jan 1988, Morrinsville
4-Patricia Josephine FRANDI b. 10 Jul 1912, d. 26 Nov 1993, Blenheim NZ
+John William HANCOCK m. 1939, d. 27 Nov 1999, Blenheim
5-Errol HANCOCK
5-Gay HANCOCK
4-Margherita Ellien Sarah FRANDI b. 9 Jun 1914, d. 21 Mar 2002, Auckland
+Herbert Gerald OTTO m. 1938, d. 26 Dec 1993, Auckland
5-Margaret OTTO
5-Judith OTTO
4-Aristodemo Ateo FRANDI b. 16 Aug 1916, Gordonton, d. 10 Aug 2004, Hamilton
4-Charles Henry FRANDI b. 26 Nov 1918, d. 1957
4-Daniel John FRANDI b. 26 Nov 1918, d. 2001, Tauranga Hospital
+Mrs FRANDI
5-Terence John FRANDI b. 1948
5-Paul Anthony FRANDI b. 1954
+Nola Patricia RODGERS m. 1947
5-Terence John FRANDI b. 1948, d. 2000, Matakohe
5-Paul Anthony FRANDI b. 1954
5-Erin FRANDI
4-Mary Cecelia FRANDI b. 12 Mar 1920, Gordonton, d. 2006, Morrinsville
3-Benito Ranieri FRANDI b. 20 Feb 1882, Wellington, d. 15 May 1882, Tinakori Road Wellington
3-Alfredo Giusseppe FRANDI b. 1884, Wellington, d. 6 Dec 1968, Wanganui
+Maria Cajetan Grego FRANDI b. 2 Jul 1894, 81 Mare Street South Hackney London, m. 27 Mar 1918,Church Of The Holy Rood Market St Watford, d. 10 Mar 1980, Wanganui
4-Reginald Alfred FRANDI b. 20 Jul 1919, Wellington, d. 28 Apr 1975, Gisborne
+Dawn Marguarite Kelly FRANDI m. 1945, d. 2005
5-Marguarite Freda Regina FRANDI b. 1946, d. 1997
5-Katrina Lizbeth Michelle FRANDI b. 3 Aug 1948, Gisborne, d. 6 Oct 1993, Gisborne
5-Kelly Michael Alfred FRANDI b. 26 Jul 1951, Tolaga Bay Maternity Hospital Gisborne
5-Michelle Elizabeth Frandi DOWNIE b. 29 Mar 1954, Wanganui Maternity Hospital

4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Joseph Jacob Habib Eleishah COORY b. 21 May 1902, Dunedin, m. 7 Nov 1945, ChCh, d. 16 Dec 1974, Dunedin
5-Anne Marie Frandi-Coory  b. Hilljack Dunedin

4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Edward Joseph STRINGER b. 1922, m. 1957, Wellington, d. 1973
5-Florence STRINGER b. 3 Sep 1956, Wellington

4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Mr ENGLISH
5-Vincent COORY b. 28 Jun 1952, Cromwell

4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Phillip George COORY b. 1906, Walker St Dunedin, d. 18 Sep 1987, Dunedin
5-Kevin Joseph COORY b. 5 Aug 1945, Christchurch

4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Francis John COORY b. 1920, Dunedin
5-Anthony Mervyn COORY b. 21 Oct 1949, Wellington
4-Joyce Francisco FRANDI b. 1924, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 16 Jan 1998, Wellington
+Ernest Harold SWAINSON b. 1921, Te Karaka, m. 4 Feb 1942, Wellington
5-Reginald Harold SWAINSON b. 1942
5-Douglas Ronald SWAINSON b. 1943

4-Joyce Francisco FRANDI b. 1924, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 16 Jan 1998, Wellington
+Bruce GOBLE
5-Kathryn Anne FRANDI b. 1962, Wellington
5-Gillian Lee FRANDI b. 1965, Wellington

4-Joyce Francisco FRANDI b. 1924, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 16 Jan 1998, Wellington
+Mr RARERE 

5-Johnny RARERE b. 1952, Wellington

5-Trevor RARERE Wellington

4-Joyce Francisco FRANDI b. 1924, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 16 Jan 1998, Wellington

+Ken COOPER m. 1991

4-Margaret Mary (Betty) Frandi GENTZ b. 26 Feb 1926, Wellington d. 2009 USA
+Frederick John GENTZ b.1925 m.1944, Wellington d. 1975 USA
5-Freddie GENTZ b. 29 Dec 1944, USA d. 2012 USA
5-Gerald (Jerry) GENTZ b. 26 Aug 1949, USA
4-Anne Christina Frandi ALBERT b. 1936, Wellington, d. 2001, Wanganui
+William (Bill) ALBERT b. 1934, Namukura, m. 1959, d. 14 Aug 2001, Paraparaumu Wellington
5-Mark Anthony FRANDI b. 1955, d. 18 Mar 2006 Paraparaumu, Wellington
5-Michael ALBERT
5-Karen ALBERT
5-Phillip ALBERT
5-Lisa ALBERT
5-Gerrard ALBERT
5-Paul ALBERT
3Giovanni FRANDI b. 1887, Wellington, d. 1887, Wellington

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PLEASE NOTE:

There is now a Facebook Page dedicated to descendants of Alfredo and Maria Frandi entitled 

‘FRANDI FAMILY’ 

***A fully updated and comprehensive family tree is available free of charge from author Anne Frandi-Coory. Please advise in comments section below if any family members have been omitted or if any details are incorrect.

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Aristodemo & Annunziata with their seven children (c. 1900).

Aristodemo & Annunziata with their seven children (c. 1900).

Frandi family portrait………..

L-R  at rear: Antonio Henry Francesco Italia Ateo (killed at Gallipoli)

L-R middle row: Italo Aristodemo Annunziata

Sitting on rug at front: Alfredo, Anne Frandi-Coory’s maternal grandfather.

Freddy jnr with Maria and Alfredo

Anne Frandi-Coory’s maternal grandparents Maria Grego and Alfredo Frandi with their grandson Freddie Gentz

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GREGO FAMILY TREE UPDATED 29 NOVEMBER 2011

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Author’s Note:  ‘Greco’ gradually changed to ‘Grego’ over time 

1-Ludovici Giovanni GRECO b. , Sicily
+Maria Amendola GRECO b. , Sicily

2-Filippo GREGO b. 17 Oct 1869, Amalfi, Italy, d. 1962, Watford England
+Raffaela Marisi Mansi GREGO b. 28 Aug 1870, Ravello, Italy, d. 1967, Watford England
3-Caroline Elizabeth GREGO b. Dec 1892, Shoreditch London
3-Reginald (Reggie) GREGO b. 1893, Hackney
3-Maria Cajetan Grego FRANDI b. 2 Jul 1894, 81 Mare Street South Hackney London, d. 10 Mar 1980,Wanganui
+Alfredo Giusseppe FRANDI b. 1884, Wellington, d. 6 Dec 1968, Wanganui
4-Reginald Alfred FRANDI b. 20 Jul 1919, Wellington, d. 28 Apr 1975, Gisborne
+Dawn Marguarite Kelly FRANDI d. 2005
5-Marguarite Freda Regina FRANDI b. 1946, d. 1997
5-Katrina Lizbeth Michelle FRANDI b. 3 Aug 1948, Gisborne, d. 6 Oct 1993, Gisborne
5-Kelly Michael Alfred FRANDI b. 26 Jul 1951, Tolaga Bay Maternity Hospital Gisborne
5-Michelle Elizabeth Frandi DOWNIE b. 29 Mar 1954, Wanganui Maternity Hospital
4-Doreen Marie FRANDI b. 27 Sep 1920, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 6 May 1995, Wgtn
+Joseph Jacob Habib Eleishah COORY b. 21 May 1902, Dunedin, d. 16 Dec 1974, Dunedin
5-Anne Marie Frandi-Coory B. Hilljack Dunedin
+Edward Joseph STRINGER b. 1922, d. 1973
5-Florence STRINGER b. 3 Sep 1956, Wellington
+Mr ENGLISH
5-Vincent COORY b. 28 Jun 1952, Cromwell
+Phillip George COORY b. 1906, Walker St Dunedin, d. 18 Sep 1987, Dunedin
5-Kevin Joseph COORY b. 5 Aug 1945, Christchurch
+Francis John COORY b. 1920, Dunedin
5-Anthony Mervyn COORY b. 21 Oct 1949, Wellington
4-Joyce Francisco FRANDI b. 1924, Watford Hertfordshire UK, d. 16 Jan 1998, Wellington
+Ernest Harold SWAINSON b. 1921, Te Karaka
5-Reginald Harold SWAINSON b. 1942
5-Douglas Ronald SWAINSON b. 1943
+Ken COOPER
+Bruce GOBLE
5-Kathryn Anne FRANDI b. 1962, Wellington
5-Gillian Lee FRANDI b. 1965, Wellington
+Mr RARERE
5-Johnny RARERE b. 1952, Wellington
5-Trevor RARERE b. , Wellington
4-Margaret Mary (Betty) Frandi GENTZ b. 26 Feb 1926, Wellington
+Frederick John GENTZ.
5-Freddie GENTZ b. 29 Dec 1944, USA
5-Gerald (Jerry) GENTZ b. 26 Aug 1949, USA
4-Anne Christina Frandi ALBERT b. 1936, Wellington, d. 2001, Wanganui
+William (Bill) ALBERT b. 1934, Namukura, d. 14 Aug 2001, Paraparaumu Wellington
5-Mark Anthony FRANDI b. 1955, Wellington
5-Michael ALBERT
5-Karen ALBERT
5-Phillip ALBERT
5-Lisa ALBERT
5-Gerrard ALBERT
5-Paul ALBERT
3-Earnest George GREGO b. Dec 1895, Hackney
3-Florence (Florrie) GREGO b. 1896, Watford
3-Josephine GREGO b. 1897 Watford
3-Barbara Grego JOHNSON b. 1899 Watford
+Laurie JOHNSON
4-Roger Grego JOHNSON
3-Julia Grego SMITH b. 25 Feb 1900, Watford, d. 18 Jun 2001, Ashford, Middlesex
+Herbert (Minto) Edwin SMITH b. 22 Feb 1895, Hockham, Norfolk, d. 10 Jan 1981, Ashford, Middlesex
4-Douglas Percival SMITH b. 1921
4-Roy SMITH b. 1924
+Barbara Malone Smith
5-Larry SMITH b. 1950, Bahamas

5-Luanne Smith

3-Peter GREGO b. 1901 Watford
3-Jessie GREGO b. 1902, Watford
3-Sophia Grego CARILLO GREGO b. 1903, Watford
+Vincenzo CARILLO b. , Otiviano
4-Michael Joseph CARILLO b. 1932, Watford
+Geraldine CARILLO
5-Maria CARILLO
3-Margaret (Lillie) GREGO b. 1906, Watford
+Dennis ASTON
3-Joseph GREGO b. 1908, Watford
+Floss GREGO
4-Peter GREGO
4-Beryl GREGO
3-Phillip Peter GREGO b. 9 May 1910, Watford England, d. 1998, Watford
+Bessie Ruth GREGO b. 20 Jan 1910, Sussex, d. Apr 1988, Sussex
4-David GREGO
+Yvonne (Bonnie) GREGO
5-Lynda Grego WATSON
5-Paula GREGO
3-Alfonso Bouvenora GREGO b. 1911, Watford
+Ruby GREGO
4-Stephen Reginald GREGO b. , Watford
4-Michael GREGO
3-Philomena (Emmie) Grego STACEY b. Mar 1913, Watford, d. , Fridley, Minnesota, USA
+Mr STACEY
4-Roger Grego b. Watford (Adopted by Philomena’s sister, Barbara Grego Johnson).

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Grandsons of Raffaela & Filippo Grego: Peter Grego on right with his cousin Michael Carillo & distant relative, Gina from NZ, in 1994 in Long Lane, Watford. (Photo: afcoory)

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One of the several shops owned by the Grego family. Doreen Frandi, Anne Frandi-Coory’s mother was born in an upstairs bedroom of the above the shop in Leavesdon Rd, Watford, Hertfordshire. (Photo:afcoory 1992)

Grego shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read My Mother Was A Catholic Nun about Doreen Frandi aka

Sister Mary Martina , Anne Frandi-Coory’s mother 

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Johannis Mansi Family Tree:
1-Johannis MANSI b. , Germany
+Gaetana Perelli Mansi
2-Raffaela Marisi Mansi GREGO b. 1870, Ravello, Italy, d. 1954, Watford England
+Filippo GREGO b. 1869,Amalfi, Italy, m. 17 Dec 1891, St Monica’s Chapel Hoxton Square Shoreditch London, d. 1962, Watford England
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Grego Family c. 1908

Back Row: Reggie, Florence, Maria (Anne Frandi-Coory’s maternal grandmother)

Front Row: Julia, Raffaela, Joseph, Lillie, Jessie, Barbara, Filippo, Sophie

Note: Raffaela gave birth to 17 children in total. Reggie died in WW1, Florence died of TB, others died at birth or in childhood.

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Philomena’s (Emmie) Wedding: L to R: Dennis & Lillie Aston, Barbara Grego, Dennis Aston’s sister, bride Philomena Grego Stacey with bridegoom, Raffaela & Filippo Grego. (Photo: Phillip Grego)

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L to R: Filippo Grego, Lillie, Philomena, Joseph Grego, Filippo’s son.  (Photo: Phillip Grego)

 

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48 comments
  1. John Hodgson said:

    Hi there, I have been “working on” my wife’s family tree, she is the daughter of Harold Earnest SWAINSON who married Joyce FRANDI.
    If you are interested I can send you an updated version of that section of of the FRANDI family tree,

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    • Gill Goble said:

      Hi John, My name is Gillian also a daughter of Joyce Frandi, could i please have a copy emailed to me? gillgoble_06@hotmail.com
      Many Thanks Gill

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    • Kimberley Rarere said:

      Hello John. I am Joyce Frandi’s granddaughter and I would love a copy emailed to me if poss please. Thank you kindly. Kimberley Rarere.

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  2. Kay Johnson said:

    Roger Johnson son of Philomena (Emmie) Grego, is interested in tracing her, as we lost contact a few years ago.
    Her last know address was in Fridley, Minnesota USA. Her married name was Stacey.

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    • Julie Grego said:

      Kay

      Did Emmmie have a brother named Alfonso Bouvenora Grego ? If so that was my grandfather and I know very little about his side of the family.

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      • frandi said:

        Yes, Emmie did have a brother called Alfonso was born in 1911. I met a man in Watford in 1994 who was also called Alfonso Grego and who was a nephew of your grandfather. There is a family tree on my blog with this information. There is a significant amount of information about the Grego family going back centuries (formerly Greco) in my book “Whatever Happend To Ishtar?”. It is available on sites such as Amazon, UK Book Depository and Booktopia. I also have more photos which I can email to you if you desire. Kind regards, Anne Frandi-Coory

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  3. frandi said:

    Dear Kay

    I have been unable to trace Emmie to the States. I did interview her youngest brother Phillip, whom she was closest to, in 1994. That information is all in my book ‘Whatever Happened to Ishtar?’.

    The tragedy of Raffaela and her descendents, including my grandmother (Emmie’s older sister Maria) and my mother, makes harrowing reading. I would have liked to have met Roger, although I did hear a lot about him when I was in Watford in 1994.

    Sorry I can not be of any help to Roger. As you will see by some of my posts, defeated mothers are common on my Italian family tree, and tragedies abound.

    Kind regards

    Anne Frandi-Coory

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  4. Julie Grego said:

    Kay

    Did Emmie have a brother named alfonso bouvenora Grego

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    • Kay Johnson said:

      yes, he was known as Alfie Grego. He lived in Leavesden Road, Watford with his wife Ruby and son Stephen.

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  5. Lynn grego wife of stephen grego said:

    Kay

    I am Stephen Reginald Grego son of Alfonso Bouvenora Grego. My mother,s name was Ruby Grego. I cannot make
    out who julia Grego is

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  6. frandi said:

    Hello Stephen

    Thank you for taking the time to inform me of the mistake in the Grego family tree.

    I have deleted the name ‘Julia’ from the family tree. The mistake is mine, and I apologise. Obviously, I have misunderstood who the woman was in some of the photos of the Grego family which I was given in1994.

    In friendship and shared family history

    Anne Frandi-Coory

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  7. Well, I was searching for my grandmother’s family in the 1901 and 1911 censuses and happened to google Filippo Grego only to come up with this amazing result. My grandmother was Julia Grego (who died in 2001 in Ashford Middlesex at the age of 100). Her eldest son Doug (90) is in a nursing home in London and her other son Roy (87) is still active and healthy in the Bahamas (where he was posted in WW2), and where I was born in 1950.

    We never knew much about the Italian side of the family and were very confused about names. The 1911 census lists Filippo’s wife as Fellucia while the 1901 census lists it as Maria C. My father always knew his grandmother as Raphaella. Then there were the other names that appeared on various documents like Manzi, Pirelli, and Amendola. This site – and your book – should clear a lot of things up for me.

    The only other Grego I knew personally was Philip (who, the story goes, inherited all of the old man’s money much to the dismay of his siblings). He visited us in the Bahamas during the 1970s.

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  8. I had been planning a trip to Amalfi, which is where my father always thought that Filippo and Raphaella came from. What does your research suggest?

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    • Sorry – I misspoke. It was Joey Grego who, the story goes, inherited all of the old man’s money much to the dismay of his siblings) and who visited us in the Bahamas during the 1970s.

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  9. frandi said:

    Dear Larry
    How wonderful to hear from you. In my travels I have spoken with many members of the Grego/Mansi families and have built up a significant family history. I also spoke to a genealogist who specialised in the Mansi family tree. I met her when I visited the Mansi Palace in Lucca, Italy. (Had no luck trying to reclaim it – ha ha- it has been gifted to the Italian people.) There is too much information to write down in this reply, but it is all in my book ‘Whatever Happened to Ishtar?’ which tracks life stories through succeeding generations, focusing on mothers. Many of the stories are very sad, and there is much brutality. However, overall, the bigger picture is one of a rich heritage that I am proud of. The Gregos originated in Southern Italy, so this may be where the Amalfi Coast comes into the picture. You are right, Joseph Grego did inherit the Grego shops etc. All disappeared now though. I met and interviewed Phillip Grego in Watford, in 1994. He was Joseph’s younger brother, and only remaining sibling. Many relatives have since contaced me via this blog and by private email. Can you tell me who Julia was married to and if she was known by another name? Good reading Larry, and please keep in touch! Your long and distant relative, Anne Frandi-Coory

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  10. Yes, my father knew Philip. Is he still alive?

    Julia married Herbert Edwin Smith of Great Hockham, Norfolk in 1920 – after his return from WW1 (Palestine). They lived in Watford for a time and Herbert (known as Minto) even worked for the old man briefly in the chip shop. They moved around a bit before settling in Ashford about 1939.

    Julia’s son Doug was posted to North Africa in the 8th Army during WW2 (no children) and Roy was posted to the Bahamas in the RAF, where he married a Bahamian (two children). My parents were acquainted with several of the Grego children in the old days (we lived in Surrey from 1955-60).

    Julia was born feb 25 1900 in watford and died june 18 2000 in Ashford (sorry for the earlier error – I just looked at the death certificate). She was always known as Julie.

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  11. frandi said:

    Hello again Larry

    Phillip Grego died in 1998. I have sent you an email as well.
    Kind regards, Anne.

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    • geraldine & maria said:

      Just bought a copy of the book for my Dad, Michael Joseph Carillo (pictured with Peter Grego above in our back garden)!

      His granparents were Raphaela Mansi & Filippo Grego, its been interesting to read all your notes, much of which dad knows about, can’t wait to read him the book! Maria Carillo – daughter of Michael Joseph Carillo

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  12. geraldine & maria said:

    My father Michael Carillo’s Grandparents were Raphaela Mansi and Filippo Grego. Pictured with his cousin Peter Grego and you in our back garden @ Long Lane in 1994. I’ve just bought your book and will be reading it with dad, we are always keen to know more about our family tree.

    Its been interesting to read the blogs, much of which Dad knew, his memory is good.

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  13. frandi said:

    Dear Geraldine and Maria

    How lovely to hear from you. I am glad you have corrected my mistake in calling your father “Alfonso” instead of Michael.
    Not sure how that occurred, but I will amend my records.

    Kind regards
    Anne

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  14. Emily M. Antcliff Tucker said:

    Hi, I am seeking information regarding Rosaria Grego Rea (born about 1850-1865) who married Constandino Rea. They would be my ggggrandparents.

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  15. David Bernsohn said:

    Do you know if Giuseppe Frandi had any sons who remained in Italy ? I have a great grandfather with that name, who came to the U.S. from Pisa circa 1905.

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  16. frandi said:

    Hi David
    I only know that Aristodemo and Annunziata Frandi lived in Pisa sometime before emigrating to NZ and Frandi seems a reasonably uncommon name from what I have been able to ascertain. We did hear of a Frandi working for the municipal office in Pisa in early 1990s but couldn’t find out if he was related or not. So in answer to your question David, it is possible Giuseppe Frandi did have other sons or other close relatives left behind in Italy. Aristodemo Frandi also had family connections in Pistoia. Other than that, I cannot say. Regards, Anne

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  17. Michael Ian DeBique said:

    4-Ian Buchanan Orcini FRANDI b. 1914, d. 1966
    +May Elizabeth FRANDI m. 1942, d. 22 Nov 1998
    5-Lois May FRANDI b. 1943
    5-Janet FRANDI b. 1944
    5-John Buchanan FRANDI b. 1946
    Hi Anne
    Have you got a up-dated vision of our family tree. My grand father is Ian Buchanan Frandi and my Mum is the late Lois May Frandi d.6th Sept 1984.
    Cheers Michael DeBique

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    • Gill Goble said:

      HI Michael my name is Gill, my mother is Joyce Frandi. I would love to catch up with you again it has being such a long time xo

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  18. Francesca Frandi said:

    Hi,

    I found a mistake in the genealogy. The son of Riciotti Orlando FRANDI and Edna Ruth Cook Watts FRANDI is not Riciotti, but Richard Orlando FRANDI. I am the grand daughter of Richard Orlando Frandi.

    Thanks,

    Francesca Frandi

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    • frandi said:

      Thank you for pointing out my mistake in the family tree. Regards Anne.

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  19. Farrah Moyden said:

    I am Farrah Moyden I would like to be able to speak with you. what you have written is my life, what an eye opener, we are related and it is amasing how it all follows down the line.

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  20. frandi said:

    I will contact you by private email, Farrah… I am so glad you found my blog.

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  21. Kellie said:

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone could help me trace my family. My name is Kellie Hickey and I live in Watford. My fathers name is Michael Hickey (adoptive) and his real name is Michael Grego. As far as I understand his fathers name was also Michael grego. If anyone has any information I would be most grateful. Thankyou x

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    • Julie Grego/walsh said:

      Kellie please get in touch I can tell you about family. I am your grandads neice. Julie

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  22. Farrah Moyden said:

    Hello Anne, I have been unable to get in contact with you via private email, hoping all is well.
    I have finished reading your book and am so glad I came across it. It has allowed me to understand much about many things. As a woman who has lived all her life wanting to find and connect with family, but not being able to do so because of peoples ideas and beliefs towards her mother,and herself I was well able to relate to your story.Thank you.

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  23. frandi said:

    I am glad you could relate to my story, Farah, and that it has helped you. Will try again to contact you by email. Anne.

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  24. Peter Stringer said:

    Hi, Iam looking for more information on Edward Joseph Stringer. I believe he may have been my fathers brother. Father was Thomas Nelson Stringer born to Joseph Stringer and Vivienne Howard . Any information welcolmed Peter Stringer
    email petestring@gmail.com

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  25. Tyler said:

    Hi Anne, for some reason I decided to google my maternal grandfather, Richard Orlando Frandi, and upon being directed to this website I have discovered that he must be your first cousin, thus making you my great aunty! I was very suprised to see the Frandi family portrait from 1900, as my mother has had a framed copy of that exact portrait in her living room, with all their names recorded on the back of it, for as long as I can remember! I was wondering if you happened to have any other pictures? My grandfather died before I was born and I have never seen not one photograph of him. Also, if you want any information about descendants of his, I would be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your consideration.

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  26. Anne said:

    Dear Tyler, thank you for your comments. It’s always good to hear from descendents of Aristodemo and Annunziata Frandi; a wonderful couple. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any photos of Richard, your grandfather, only one of his father. He is actually not my first cousin. He is descended from Aristodemo’s oldest son Francesco Frandi while I am descended from his youngest son, Alfredo Frandi. So, cousins yes but several times removed. I do hope you manage to find a photo of your grandad, it helps to feel more connected if you know what they look like. Good luck and kind regards, Anne.

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  27. Christina said:

    Hi there, okay so I’ve been trying to look up some of my family history and am having a little bit of trouble with one of my family names. The surname Manasi. I know that at the top of this page you show a Raffaela Mansi, and in my attempt to find the name Manasi (which I still have yet to find), I have gotten many variations including Mansi, Manzo, etc. So I was just wondering if you knew if maybe Mansi was the original form of Manasi and if so, if you had any information on that progression or Manasi family history? Thank you for your time 😊

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  28. Anne said:

    Hi there Christina. I do wish I could help you but I have never come across that variation of the Mansi name.
    Good luck with your research.
    Kind regards, Anne.

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  29. Dean said:

    Wow Anne some amazing research and photos here. Interesting to see some of those faces and see the resemblances and understand the family history/scandals. Really lovely work. (:

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  30. Anne said:

    Thanks Dean. We have much to be proud of in our family tree xx

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  31. Isa said:

    I love reading these histories of families who travelled so much and scattered throughout the US, and now the effort made to reconnect among their descendants! I used to translate into Italian the correspondence for the Balbi family from Genoa, and I remember wondering about the lives of their ancestors. It is a very fascinating thing! They made a dedicated website, as well, and they even published some books about the Balbi family. Let me know if you need any help in contacting your Italian relatives!

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  32. Anne said:

    Thank you for your offer. My journey researching my family tree has been a very interesting one. Always a work in progress!

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  33. Steve said:

    Hello Anne. I’m researching my gg grandfather Joe Gestro who was an Italian born fisherman of Wellington and a contemporary of Aristodermo Frandi. Joe was the first president of the Fishermen’s Union in Wellington and the secretary of the union was listed as A. Frandi (junior) who I think may have been Aristodermo’s son Antonio but I’m not sure. I was hoping you may be able to help me identify which Frandi was the union secretary. Many thanks.

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  34. Anne said:

    Hello Steve, I checked documents in my files and there isn’t much information about the Wellington Fishermen’s Union. However I can give you some dates which might help. There is a photo dated 1921 in a publication about the Italian Fishing Community. The date is wrong because my great grandfather, Aristodemo Frandi appears in it but he died in 1919. Depending on the dates when your gg grandfather was president of the union, we may be able to ascertain which Frandi it was. There was only one family of Frandis in NZ at the time. Antonio could have been the secretary; he died in 1929. Then of course there is Ateo who died at Gallipoli in 1915. Even though he was a piano tuner later, he could easily have been the secretary if the dates were around the turn of the century, as Antonio would have been only in his early 20s.. Ateo was very astute and the role would have suited him. Once I hear back from you, I would like to write up a post about the Fishermen’s club with your help. If I can locate any further information I will let you know. Regards, Anne

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    • Steve said:

      Hi Anne.

      I’m just beginning to look at this area of my ancestors life and I haven’t studied the Frandi family so please forgive me if I confuse any of my facts, I am more than happy to be corrected. I had thought there were two Frandi families in Wellington at the time because I have a reference to an F and A Frandi that professed to have “no connection whatsoever” with the other Frandis.
      I had first thought that the A Frandi connected to the union was Aristodemo himself being that he was a fisherman but I then found another reference to the union secretary being A Frandi (junior). I had originally discounted Ateo as being the A Frandi connected with the union as the good captain was a public figure and I would have assumed there would have been a reference to it. Looking at the dates on the family tree above though I see that Antonio would have been around 12 and Alfredo around 6 at the time I’m looking at (1890/91). I presume then that it must have been Ateo who was the union secretary.
      You certainly have two very distinguished ancestors in Aristodemo and Ateo Frandi. I had read a little on Aristodemo and would like to read more on his time with Garabaldi if there is anything available. There was a rumour that my gg grandfather may have been a Garabaldini but I’ve never found any reference to any connection. I had also read a little on Ateo after the memorial sign was unveiled.

      Steve.

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  35. Anne said:

    There is plenty about these two men in my book Whatever Happened To Ishtar? Including Aristodemo’s time with Garibaldi. I did much costly research about that. There is also reference to Aristodemo in writings about Ateo’s army career. To my knowledge there were no other Frandis in Wellington at that time.Francesco and Assunta Frandi were married in 1888…Francesco being Aristodemo’s oldest son. There are also stories about Ateo on this blog…see Short Life Stories in menu on right above this page

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    • Steve said:

      Thanks Anne. I spent some time last night reading through your blog and I think I shall certainly have to read your book. If I come across anything else relevant to the Frandi family I’ll let you know.

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