Richard OPIE Snr


The Census of 1841 lists Richard Opie and his wife Agnes, both born within the county, as living at Falmouth in Porhan Street, with their seven children. Richard (senior), age 45, was by occupation an artist, and his eldest child, also Richard OPIE Jnr, age 25, is noticed as a 'carver and gilder', which may also refer to the making of artists' frames.