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Leslie James Aspland

Leslie James Aspland

Male 1890 - 1987  (97 years)

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  • Name Leslie James Aspland 
    Born 09 Apr 1890  Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper 30 Jan 1918  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • Youthful Burglars.

      When Mr. Les. Aspland went to his business place on Monday morning he found the back door open, and things a bit topsy turvy, but a look over his stock revealed nothing amiss. A few shillings were gone from a cash box. The back window was broken, but the hole was only big enough to let a very small person through. The police took the matter up, and we under stand that two boys are to be dealt with.
    Newspaper 06 Aug 1920  the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • CRUMBS

      Mr. Les. Aspland, of Brawlin, reports getting an eagle hawk bigger than the one displayed in our window for a few days. Nine feet from tip to tip! It was a dead bird- had picked up some poison. Anything to beat this one?
    Newspaper 18 Feb 1921  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • QUARTER SESSIONS

      (Continued from page 7) A 'SLEEPY' ACCUSED

      Robert Gordon was called to answer a charge of stealing from person.
      Accusod was on bail. When called he did not answer.
      He was located, asleep, in the gallery, and when 'the police got him down they said he was under the influence.

      His Honor asked the police to lock him up till 2 o 'clock.
      Gordon was brought in again at 2 o 'clock, and Mr. Maxwell, who appeared for him, said he seemed well enough. Accused had been travelling all night, and was not physically fit (returned soldier), and had got excited.
      The charge was that he had stolen ?14 and a book, the property of George Henry Tilden, from the person, at or near Cootamundra.
      Plea, not guilty.

      Jury: W. Elliott, H. T. Merriman, Joseph Moore, T. Bannon, I. Brovman, L. J. Aspland, P. Reardon, John Scott, George Gill, M. B. Sutton, Maxwell J. Wilson, P. J. Bartley.
      Several of the jurymen who had officiated in the Temora case were called, but requested by the C-P. to 'stand aside.'
      Sergeant Macdonald deposed: On 21st December, at 8.15, I was on the Cootamundra station when the Albury mail arrived. Tilden, who was in a second class carriage, called me. Ac cused was lying down in the carriage, drunk, but seemed to know what was said.
      Mr. Maxwell objected, as his client was at the time incapable.
      Witness: He was not too drunk to know.
      Mr. Maxwell: He was arrested for drunkenness. I can call evidence that he did not understand.

      His Honor: It is no use objecting. The constable said he could hear and understand.
      Witness admitted that accused was half drowsy.
      Evidence admitted
      Witness: Tilden said, 'l have been robbed of ?15.' I said, ' Where did you miss it ?' He said, ''About Beth- ungra.' ' ' ' Whom do you .suspect? ' 'I don't know. It must have been some- one in the carriage." We shook accused up and said we would search him. Ar- rested him. He was sober enough to walk along the platform. Sergeant Jeffrey handed me ?7 in notes and some silver which he took out of accused's hip pocket. I said, 'How much did you have?' He said, 'About ?8.' From the right side pocket we took two ?5 notes and four ?1 notes. I said, 'There are more notes here- What have you got altogether. ' ' He said, . 'About ?12.' I said, 'You have got. 'about ?20 altogether.' He made no reply. On the following morning I said '.'You were a bit drunk last night. How much did you have on you last night? ' ' He, said, 'About ?21.' I said, 'Where did you get it!' He said, 'I sold some furniture in Melbourne, and had a few pounds be sides. I found a receipt for ?8, and asked did he pay it out of the ?24. 'He said yes. He further said the money got separated in his pockets, but it was all his own. I produce the bank book. The bank book, has the name of Tilden in t'

      By Mr. Maxwell: There were six or severn passengers. Only searched accused.

      Tilden, a laborer at Beveridge's, be tween Gundagai and Wagga, deposed., that he was travelling to Goulburn. Waa drunk when he got in the train. Had ?14 on him, including two ?5 notes. Put it in the bank book produced, and put the book in his inside breast pocket. This chap was next to him all the time and offered him a drink. Witness was skylarking. When he missed the money he said he would give them all in charge at Cootamundra. A man named Morris said he would call the police if witness did not.
      His Honor: Nice ,company travelling! Was the skylarking all in fun?
      Witness: Yes. When I took the mouthful of spirits I spat it over him.
      Didn't the railway officials try and put you out for being drunk ?
      No.
      They should have.
      By Mr. Maxwell: Anyone could have seen the book sticking out of the top of my pocket. I came to Wagga with a cheque of ?38. Spent a good bit Put ?10 in the bank. Spent about ?12 Gave a good bit to my grandchildren. It could not have fallen on the floor while I was flopping about.

      Daniel Morris, lineman on the rail way deposed to Tilden pulling his money out, and witness told him to put it back and not be silly. Accused and Tilden were falling about on one an other. Drink was going round. No one sat next to Tilden but accused.
      By Mr. Maxwell: I called tho police at Cootamundra. Tilden fell out of the carriage at Junee and I put him back. I did not have any of the liquor. Neither did Tilden. Tilden got in drunk at Wagga. I joined the train at Culcairn- I was not searched by the police but was willing to be.
      Sergt. Jeffrey: The Bethungra station- master handed me Tilden's bank book.

      Accused deposed: I live in Victoria. Came back in 1919. Was discharged as medically unfit, due to wounds. Produce the discharge.
      Mr. Maxwell: It reads on active service three years. Discharge not due to misconduct.
      Continuing: On 17th December I had about ?32 on me. Went to see my mother at Milgrove, and sent ?3 to my wife. Leaving Melbourne had about ?21. At Wagga I was getting towards drunk. Someone gave me a dinner the other side of Junee. Remember nothing after that till I was at the police station. Have never been in trouble before. Sold my furniture to go and live in Sydney.
      By Mr. Mason: Got the furniture from the Repatriation. Have arranged for the payment of the balance due, about ?21. Thought I had the right to sell it and put the money in my pocket. Have now to pay it at ?1 a week.
      To Mr. Maxwell: I received three ?5 notes and six ?1 notes for the fur- niture. By Mr. Mason: If Mr. Shannon said he paid me one ?10 note, one ?5 note, and six ?1 notes, he would be wrong
      The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. '
      Accused was discharged, and his Honor directed the money to be held to give an opportunity to apply for it.


    Newspaper 26 Sep 1921  the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • PERSONAL

      The death occurred on Friday night last in Wagga District Hospital, of Mr. James Foley, at the age of 61.

      It is stated that the A.L.P. executive intends to ask the Labor party to make further appointments to the Upper House. What!

      Congratulations, to a Cootamundra native who has beeome an L.L.B., and is now practising as a barrister in Ade laide. We refer to Mr. E. J. C. Hogan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mat. Hogan, who will be well remembered.

      Mr. L J. Aspland, late of Brawlin, writes from ''Kiiton,'' Hopetown street, Camperdown, Victoria, to say that he managed to get down there in time to go to bed with the 'flu, but is now on the mend. Our fellow sumpathy! Most of us had an attack of it, and can feel sorry for one another!

      In appointing Mr. J. Simpson, of Cootamundra, secretary of the newly formed Southera Districts Hospital As sociation, the delegates picked one who should suit admirably. For one reason, Mr. Simpson visits every centre in the south once a month in his ordinary business capacity, as representative of a Sydney firm.
    Newspaper 20 May 1922  the Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • PUBLIC NOTICES

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      For a Good Haircut or Shave go to LES ASPLAND.

    Newspaper 23 May 1922  the Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • Advertising

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      Les Aspland for all Smokers' Requirements.
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    Newspaper 16 Nov 1923  the Daily Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • ADVERTISING

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      WANTED KNOWN!

      LES ASPLAND

      Has secured the services of Mr. JOE GARRY, who is known far and wide as a FIRST CLASS TRADESMAN, and new and old clients can rely on first class atten tion. Three chairs-No Waiting. Our Saloon has a reputation second to none for cleanliness and civility. If we please you tell your friends ----- if not tell us.

      .........................
      Just arrived --- Indent of Bengall Razors --- all guaranteed. LES ASPLAND.

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      LES ASPLAND'S Saloon has reputation second to none for Cleanliness and Civility.

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      See Pipe Display at Les Aspland's. Hundreds to choose from.

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    Newspaper 18 Dec 1931  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • TOBACCONIST ROBBED

      YOUNG, Friday.

      Thieves at night stole good? valued at ?50, mostly tobacco and cigarettes, from L. Aspland's hairdressing saloon.
    Died 15 Jul 1987  Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit Abt 16 Jul 1987  the Young Witness, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • One of the district's oldest and likeable residents passed away last month.
      He was Leslie James Aspland better known as Les, to his many friends.
      He was born at Camperdown in Victoria on APRIL 9th, 1890 and passed away in July at 97 years of age.
      After working as a painter with his Father and Brother, Les came to Cootamundra around 1910 to act as best man at a wedding in town, and liked Cootamundra, so he stayed and secured a job as a coach painter.
      While in Cootamundra he married Phyllis Mutch, and purchased a barbers shop, learned the trade and conducted this business until he purchased a 550 acre farm near Brawlin.
      After 3 years on the farm he came to Young in 1921 and opened a barbers' shop on the present site of COLES store in Boorowa Street.
      He later moved into the Great Eastern Hotel building, (now the Cherry Blossom Florist) and continued his business until 1954.
      He had many friends who used to call into his shop just to say hello and have a yarn.
      One of his closest friends was the late Sid Briggs who also conducted a hairdressing business in the town at the same time. They shared many hours together in their later years swapping stories and recalling their early days. Some recollections at the time were;
      - Customers paying 6d for a shave, and 9d for a haircut.
      - A 2oz. packet of tobacco was 9d.
      - A packet of cigarettes was 3d , or 5 packets for one shilling.
      Les had a liking for gardening and this hobby became part of his business, as he used to sell many of the plants he grew through his barbers shop. This hobby filled many happy hours when he retired from business.
      He had a capacity for making friends, and many of these friendships he maintained by writing, and other means, almost until the day he passed away.
      At 96 years of age he must have been one of the oldest to receive a Citizenship Award at the Australia Day Celebrations.
      His "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" hung proudly in his room at Mount St. Joseph's Home where he was very well liked and respected, by those who came in contact with him.
      Les and his wife, who predeceased him, had four children ;
      Gwen Brown (Young)
      Audrey Mote (Bowral)
      Mona Dwyer (Young)
      and son Raymond (Mick) of (Young)

      A good innings by a fine man.
    Person ID I75  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father William Middleton Aspland,   b. 29 Mar 1852, Bridge Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1908, Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin,   b. 19 Dec 1853, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1946, Cobden, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1876  Birregurra, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 17 Nov 1883  the Camperdown Chronicle, Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • We learn that Mr. Wm. Aspland has taken the Temperance Hotel, and intends to open it for the accommodation of the public from this date. Mr. Aspland is well and favourably known in the district; tho building has been thoroughly renovated and is now roomy and convenient; and Mrs. Aspland's management will be a sufficient guarantee as to the efficient and correct conducting of the establishment. A house of this kind was wanted in the town - witness the late show time.
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis Nellie Mutch,   b. 06 Jul 1896, Parker Street, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1948, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1916  Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Les and Phyllis Aspland
    Les and Phyllis Aspland
    Les and Phyllis Aspland (n
    Newspaper 28 Jul 1916  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1


    • WEDDING BELLS.

      Despite the scarcity of flowers at present, the surroundings of the pulpit in the Methodist Church were prettily decorated for the wedding, on Monday evening of Phyllis Nellie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mutch, of Cootamundra, and Leslie James, son of the late William Middleton and Mrs. Aspland, of Camperdown, Victoria. The Rev. H.E. Bellhouse officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a costume of cream crepe de chine, the bodice being daintily trimmed with satin and pearls, and lined with pale pink lilies of the valley, and wore a veil over a wreath of orange Blossoms, also an aquamarine pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. The brides- maid, Miss Ethel Mutch, wore a frock of white coil, trimmed with shadow lace, and a cap of white tuile, lined with pale pink ninon and ninon roses, with black velvet streamers. She car- ried a bouquet of pale pink roses, and wore a cameo ring, the bridegroom's present. Mr. Ernest Thompson acted as best-man. Whilst the register was being signed Miss Laura Row rendered in pleasing style, the solo, 'Because.' During the service the congregation joined in the singing of the hymns, 'The voice that Breathed o'er Eden' and 'O, Perfect Love!' whilst as the bridal party left the church the organist, Mr. W. B. Breyley, played the 'Wedding March'. A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents; and later the newly-married couple left by the express for Melbourne.
    Divorced 1947  [2
    Children 
     1. Clarice Gwendoline Aspland,   b. 14 May 1917, Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2014, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     2. Audrey Mavis Aspland,   b. 28 Dec 1922, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2017, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Raymond Robert William Aspland,   b. 24 May 1932, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2006, Budgewoi, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Apr 1890 - Camperdown, VIC, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jul 1916 - Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S999] Trove.

    2. [S999] Trove, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 19 April 1947 Page 15.