Born: November 12, 1769, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Died: December 2, 1853, Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Buried: Quaker Burial Ground, Chatham Street, Norwich, Norfolk, England (also known as Gildencroft Quaker Cemetery).
Amelia was the daughter of physician James Alderson and Amelia Briggs of Norwich, and wife of painter John Opie (married May 1798). Originally, she was a Unitarian, but in 1814 joined the Society of Friends (Quakers).
She lived most of the rest of her life in Castle Meadow, Norwich.