Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Opie

Male - 1702


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  • Name Thomas Opie  [1
    Birth Bristol Parish, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 5 Mar 1702  Bristol, England - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51575  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family Helen Lindsey,   b. Bef 1651, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 22 years) 
    Marriage Aft 1671  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Opie,   b. 8 Apr 1672, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jul 1703, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Helen Opie,   b. 1673, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. John Opie,   b. 22 Mar 1675, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Mar 1723, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Lindsay Opie,   b. 22 Feb 1677, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1716, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 40 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Susannah Opie,   b. 30 Jul 1679, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     6. Elizabeth Opie,   b. 1687, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1690, St. Stephen's Parish, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 3 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F29839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1674-1677 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 216
      Northumberland County Court 16th of December 1674
      - JOAN WILLOUGHBY agt Mr, THOMAS OPIE
      Whereas JOANE WILLOUGHBY, ye Wife of HENRY WILLOUGHBY, formerly the Relict of EDWARD HENLY, hath diverse tymes petitioned this Court for an Order against Mr. THOMAS OPIE thirds of a seat of land sold by her Husband, EDWARD HENLY, [without her consent] unto Mr. THOMAS WILFORD which land is now in Mr. OPIE, it is ordered yt HENRY WILLOUGHBY [in ye right of his Wife] shall be possest of ye thirds of ye lands unless ye next Court THOMAS OPIE shews good reason to the contrary
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 474/3
      Northumberland County County July 18, 1689
      Whereas THOMAS HARWOOD, having married ANN the relict and Administratrix of JOHN LEAVER was arrested to this Court at the Suit of Capt. THOMAS OPIE for four hundred and sixty pounds of tobacco and cask, and failing to appear Order is granted the said OPIE for the said sum against the Sheriff according to Law.
      An Attachment is awarded the Sheriff against the Estate of THOMAS HARWOOD for four hundred and sixty pounds of tobacco and cask with Costs of Suit returnable to the next Court.
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 693
      Northumberland County Court May 15, 1695
      Whereas by the Law of this Country it is provided that a Fee for a Coroner's Inquest be thirteen shillings and four pence or One hundred thirty three pounds of tobacco at the choice of the Coroner, to be paid out of the Estate of the person deceased if such there be, and where there is no Coroner in the County that the Justice of the Peace doing the office have the fee, And whereas ABRAHAM GRIFFIN, a sailor which did belong to the ship Adventure (Mr. THOMAS OPIE Commander) was evidently struck overboard with the beam of a Shallop at or near the mouth of Coan River thereby receiving his death, A Jury of Inquest was impaneled and sworn (the Coroner commissioned being lately deceased) by Capt. PETER HACK one of their Majesty's Justices of this County to whom the said Fee by virtue of the said Law becomes due, and the said deceased having in his life time divers goods on board the said Ship, which goods or the effects thereof are now in the possession of Mr. THOMAS OPIE abovesaid, It is ordered that the said Mr. OPIE pay the said Fee (ascertained by Law in such Cases) unto the said Capt. HACK out of the said deceased's Estate alias execution.
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page l8a [25 March 1691]
      Capt. Wm. Hardidge produced in Court a deed of sale of land from Hugh Speak of Bath, Gent., to Henry Totterdale of Bristol', marriner, and proved the sealing and delivery thereof by the oaths of Tho. Opye and Tho, Opie Junr. Mr. John Scott and Mr. Original Brown by vertue of a power given them by the said deed gave livery and seizin of the premises to Capt. Wm. Hardidge for the use of Totterdale.

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 17 1979, 60.

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