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Uriah Cooper (1807 - 1878)

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Uriah Cooper
Born in Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Somerset, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Highett Street, Richmond, Colony of Victoriamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jun 2013 | Last significant change: 10 May 2019
05:24: Leslie Cooper edited the Death Place for Uriah Cooper (1807-1878). [Thank Leslie for this]
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Uriah was born 29 April 1807 in Somerset, the son of John Cooper and Ann Pullman. He was baptised 30 April 1807 in St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Somerset.[1]

Uriah Cooper married Eliza Hockey on 6 Nov 1831 in St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Somerset.[2][3]

1839 - occupation was that of a sawyer

31-01-1839 - applied for free passage to South Australia.

06-03-1839, Uriah Cooper, his wife Eliza Hockey, and family boarded the barque Asia in London and arrived in SA 16-07-1839. [4] The ship's doctor maintained a diary of the voyage. The diary reveals that on May 20 1839, "Cooper's wife fallen down & broke her clavicle." [5]. The Memoirs of Thomas Frost reveal details of an encounter with pirates during the voyage.[6]

c 1841 moved to Tasmania.

The 1848, Uriah's address was Patterson's Plains Road, Launceston. On Census day, 8 family members resided there.[7]

1850-10-10 - Uriah Cooper, employed as a Postal Messenger, had his shop, and goods contained therein, with an adjoining house, burned to the ground. No injuries or loss of life were reported. [8]

c 1854 moved from Tasmania to Melbourne.

1856 - Living at Creswick St, Hawthorn. Ref: Electoral Roll.

1869 - Wises Post Office Directory of Victoria for 1869: Cooper, Uriah, Dealer - Richmond.

He died Sept 1878, aged 80,[9] in Highett St, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, and buried 16 Sept 1878 in Melbourne Cemetery. [10][11]

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  2. register entry number 142
  4. "COOPER Uriah, wife (Elizabeth JENNINGS?), son, dau (Eliz?) arrived in SA 1839-07-16 aboard Asia from London 39-03-06"
  7. Van Diemen's Land 1848 Census
  8. "Domesic Intelligence." Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) 11 October 1850: 2. Web. 19 Mar 2017
  9. Victorian death registration 1878: 09636,,Cooper,Uriah,,,,80,birth(Some)
  10. Entered by Peter Knowles, Jun 5, 2013
  11. Les Cooper


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