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    I am searching for the Opie family from Cornwall. The father was Abraham. His son Alfred emigrated to the US in 1865. They were tin miners. Name was also spelled as Oppy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Hi Shara
    Looks Like Abraham married Mary Rose in 1841 and Grace Phillips in 1864 just before they emigrated.
    https://www.familysearch.org/s/searc...cordType=Vital

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    Could this be the family in 1861?

    Reference RG09/1578/114/20 (Copyright TNA)
    16 East Street, Stithians, Cornwall

    Oppy, Mary Head F 38 Husband in Australia b Sithians
    Oppy, Abraham Son M 18 Copper Miner b Sithians
    Oppy, Mary Daughter F 17 Copper Miner b Sithians
    Oppy, Eliza Daughter F 15 Copper Miner b Sithians
    Oppy, William Son M 16 Copper Miner b Sithians
    Oppy, Alfred Son M 13 Copper Miner b Sithians

    And in 1851, HO107/1914/47/5
    Tresevern, Stithians, Cornwall

    Oppy, Abraham Head M 34 Copper Miner b Stithians
    Oppy, Mary Wife F 31 b Stithians
    Oppy, Abraham Son M 8 School b Stithians
    Oppy, Mary Daughter F 7 School b Stithians
    Oppy, Eliza Daughter F 5 School b Stithians
    Oppy, William Son M 3 b Stithians
    Oppy, Alfred Son M 2 b Stithians

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    Kevin
    There is some info on Ancestry which suggests that Abraham did marry Grace Phillips and some of the family may have returned to England. Can you find them on later census?

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    Hi, From the Cornwall online parish clerks site there is a record of Abraham Opie residence CRELLOW, Stithians (bachelor) marriage to Grace Philips on 20 january 1864. Abrahams' father is a miner called Abraham and Graces' father a miner called John.

    There is a record of baptism of Abraham Oppy born 1843 to Abraham & Mary Oppy residence CRELLOW.

    Forgot to mention, witnesses to wedding were William Beard & Nicholas Andrew?

    Alison

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    In 1871 we find Abraham with Grace. Reference RG10/2328/53/12 - usual copyright TNA applies.
    Carnell Green, Gwinnear

    Opie, Abraham Head M 28 Police Constable b Stithians
    Opie, Grace Wife F 28 b Wendron
    Opie, William Son M 7 Scholar b Stithians
    Opie, Alfred Son M 5 Scholar b Stithians
    Opie, Edward Son M 3 b St Austell
    Opie, Grace Daughter F 2 b St Austell
    Opie, Joseph Son M 1 b St Austell

    and in 1881 (RG11.2328/55/17) Market Street, Gwennap

    Opie, Abraham Head M 39 Police Constable b Stithians
    Opie, Grace Wife F 39 b Wendron
    Opie, William Son M 17 Tin Miner b Stithians
    Opie, Alfred Son M 15 Tin Miner b Stithians
    Opie, Edward Son M 13 Tin Miner b St Austell
    Opie, Grace Daughter F 12 Scholar b St Austell
    Opie, Joseph Son M 11 Scholar b St Austell
    Opie, Abraham Son M 9 Scholar b Gwinear
    Opie, Richard Son M 5 Scholar b St Just
    Opie, Thomas Son M 4 Scholar b St Just
    Opie, Mary Rose Daughter F 3 Scholar b St Just
    Opie, Sydney Son M 8 months b Gwennap

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    I suggest you search passenger lists for Abraham's journey to and from Australia and also check for sons on the list.
    Also the families journey to and from America.

    Good team work
    Thanks
    Last edited by Richard1955; 08-02-2011 at 9:50 AM. Reason: Left a helper out of the thanks

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    Just to recap, as we have several generations here.

    Abraham Oppy, b 1817 Stithians, married Mary Ross, b 1820 Stithians, December qtr 1843, Redruth district (Vol 9, page 307).
    They had 3 sons (Abraham 1843, William 1848, Alfred 1849) and 2 daughters (Mary 1844, and Eliza 1846).
    This Abraham went to Australia.

    Son Abraham married Grace Phillips in 1864.
    They had 8 sons (William 1864, Alfred 1866, Edward 1868, Joseph 1870, Abraham 1872, Richard 1876, Thomas 1877 and Sydney 1870) and 2 daughters (Grace 1869 and Mary Rose 1878).

    The Alfred who emigrated to USA in 1865 would be the son of the elder Abraham.
    This family were copper miners.

    The younger Abraham becanme a Police Constable, and his sons were tin miners.

    Do I have all that correct?
    What other information is now required?

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    Smile American Opie's

    Thanks to all. These do indeed seem to be the Opie's I'm related to. I am researching this family. My maiden name is Opie. I did not have much contact with my Dad's family until I was grown. I now have a start on my research. My Dad is Evertt my Grandfather was Francis and his father was Alfred. Alfred ended in Montana. Thanks to all, if I can be any help to anyone let me know.

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    Default From the OPC

    Abraham Oppy Christened 5 Aug 1818 St Stithians F. Abraham M. Susanna. Abraham was a miner and they lived in Carnvollock

    Abraham Oppy m Susanna Timmins 12 May 1814 St Stithians....Susanna came from Stithians and the witnesses were William Bath & George Marten

    There is an Abraham Oppy buried 17 Sep 1838 Stithians Age 45 Residence Tresevern

    Abraham Oppy Christened 7 Jan 1793 Stithians F. John M. Ann

    Regards
    Fiona
    Last edited by Fiona67; 19-04-2011 at 1:14 PM. Reason: more info

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