Leslie Cooper
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Leslie Cooper

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Leslie J. Cooper
Born 1950s.
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Leslie Cooper was born in Victoria, Australia

Leslie was born in 1950, the son of Leslie Cooper and Elvie Hiscock. [1][2] He was baptised on the 4 February 1951 at St Cuthbert's, East Brunswick. The family resided at 44 John Street, East Brunswick when he was baptised.[3]

Leslie almost drowned in Kororoit Creek, Deer Park, on the 19th of August 1952.[4]

He grew up in Deer Park and attended the Deer Park Primary School and the Sunshine Technical College.

In 1969, Leslie joined the P.M.G.'s Department as a Techinian in Training.

In 1971, Leslie James Cooper married Elizabeth Jillian Myrwoda.[5]

Les gained the position of Senior Technical Officer Grade 2 and remained employed at Telstra until his redundancy in 1994.

His post formal education had enabled him to gain a Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering.

In 1995, he gained a contracting position as an Installation Engineering Engineer at Ericsson Australia in Preston. Les remained in that position until his resignation in 2000. The Preston office was to be relocated to Broadmeadows, which was too difficult to commute to from Chelsea Heights.

Later in 2000, Les gained a contracting position with Nippon Ericsson K.K.. This meant relocating to Japan for 18 months. Due to the "Tech Crash" of 2001, his contract was not renewed.

He has travelled for both business and personal reasons, and has been to South Korea, The Netherlands, Thailand, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, and China.

From 2004 until 2010, Leslie was a Education Services Officer (fancy name for a Teacher's Aid) at the McKinnon Primary School.

In October 2010, Leslie and Elizabeth relocated to Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia.

In September 2015, Les became interested in tracing his family tree and was able to build on the pre-internet research conducted by his maternal Aunt Mavis.
Leslie Cooper is a member of the Australia Project.

In 2016, Leslie discovered that he had inherited haemochromatosis aka the Celtic Curse, and in 2017 he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

In 2021, in order to determine his halpogroup, Leslie uploaded his raw unzipped DNA data to https://ytree.morleydna.com/extractFromAutosomal

The results obtained were determined to most likely be: long name R1b1a2a1a2a1b1a

short name(s) R1b-CTS4716 (R1b-Z199, R1b-Z200).

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My Surnames

Surname (alternate spellings) : First Person with surname in tree → EKA - Earliest Known Ancestor
( # ) = number of generations from Primary person to EKA
pedigree.gif 𐂷 = pedigree chart of First Person / descendant-link.gif ⇟ = descendant list of EKA
Alison  : → Isobel Alison, b. 1771, descendant-link.gif (5)
Andrew  : → Christian Andrew, b. 1733, Thornfalcon, Somerset, England descendant-link.gif (6)
Andrews (Andrew)  : Elizabeth, b. 1830, Temple, Bristol, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷Thomas Andrew, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (6)
Boyd  : Margaret, b. 1896, Colac, Colony of Victoria pedigree.gif 𐂷Hugh Boyd, b. 1825, County Sligo, Ireland descendant-link.gif (3)
Chaffey  : → Sarah Chaffey, b. 1725, descendant-link.gif (5)
Clark  : → Elizabeth Clark, b. 1789, Shropshire, England descendant-link.gif (4)
Cooper  : Leslie, b. 1923, Richmond, Victoria, Australia pedigree.gif 𐂷John Cooper, b. 1694, Little Langford, Wiltshire, England descendant-link.gif (6)
Cowan  : → Marion Cowan, b. 1802, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom descendant-link.gif (4)
Dickson  : Hilda, b. 1870, Glengower, Colony of Victoria pedigree.gif 𐂷Hepburn Dickson, b. 1771, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, Great Britain descendant-link.gif (5)
Drake  : → Eliza Drake, b. 1819, descendant-link.gif (4)
Furneaux  : Ellen, b. 1869, Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷Samuel Furneaux, b. 1809, Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom descendant-link.gif (4)
Galton  : → Eliza Galton, b. 1822, Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom descendant-link.gif (3)
Griffiths  : Mary, b. 1845, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷Evan Griffiths, b. 1800, descendant-link.gif (4)
Hammond  : Mary, b. 1855, Richmond Flat, Colony of Victoria pedigree.gif 𐂷Richard Hammond, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (4)
Hiscock  : Elvie, b. 1924, Mansfield, Victoria, Australia pedigree.gif 𐂷John Hiscock, b. 1820, descendant-link.gif (3)
Hockey  : Eliza, b. 1808, Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷John Hockey, b. 1776, Chard, Somerset, England, Great Britain descendant-link.gif (4)
Hughes  : → Eleanor Hughes, b. 1800, descendant-link.gif (4)
Keogh  : → Mary Keogh, b. 1856, Sydney, Colony of New South Wales descendant-link.gif (2)
Laird  : → Margaret Laird, b. 1820, descendant-link.gif (4)
North  : Jane, b. 1888, Coburg, Colony of Victoria pedigree.gif 𐂷Lawrence North, b. 1838, Ireland descendant-link.gif (2)
Puddy  : Eliza, b. 1846, Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷William Puddy, b. 1565, East Brent, Somerset, England descendant-link.gif (12)
Pulman  : Ann, b. 1763, Stoke, Somerset, England pedigree.gif 𐂷John Pulman, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (5)
Reid  : Margaret, b. 1839, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷William Reid, b. 1820, descendant-link.gif (4)
Rouse  : → Ann Rouse, b. 1813, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom descendant-link.gif (4)
Rowden  : → Sarah Rowden, b. 1698, Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, England descendant-link.gif (6)
Symes  : → Sarah Symes, b. 1782, Chard, Somerset, England, Great Britain descendant-link.gif (4)
Tringham  : → Ann Tringham, b. 1803, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom descendant-link.gif (5)
Watts  : → Ruth Watts, b. 1758, Wedmore, Somerset, England descendant-link.gif (6)
Whitcombe  : → Mary Whitcombe, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (6)
Whitcombe  : Mary Anne, b. 1804, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom pedigree.gif 𐂷John Whitcombe, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (6)
White  : → Mary White, b. 0000, descendant-link.gif (5)
Williams  : → Mary Ann Williams, b. 1775, Romsey, Hampshire, England, Great Britain descendant-link.gif (5)


  1. Personal details provided by Leslie Cooper
  2. Victorian birth registration 1950: 22067
  3. Entry number 846 in the Church of England Registered Book of Baptisms of the Parish of St Cuthbert's
  4. 1952 'HEROIC CREEK RESCUE LED TO A NEW GATE', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 August, p. 1. , viewed 22 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23177719
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Hi Les, just added a new member Lucinda Morton-Phillips to the Victoria team.

Cheers, Margaret

Hi Les, just added a new member Susan Officer to the Victoria team.

Cheers, Margaret

Hi Les, just added a new member John Welsh to the Victoria team.

Cheers, Margaret

Hi Les, just added a new member Pamela Millist to the Victoria team.

Cheers, Margaret

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