1769–1853

Introduction

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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).

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Portrait by John Opie

Biography

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.

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