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From: "Elaine Pass" <>
Subject: Re: [STS] WHERE WAS THE ELUSIVE ELIJAH ORPE FROM 1861 TO 1906
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:14:06 +0100
Hi Pam - one of my husband's relatives was named Esau at birth in 1866 and
this changed to Esau Abraham in subsequent censuses and ultimately he was
simply referred to as Abraham i.e. he dropped Esau altogether. Could Elijah
have refferred to himself by a different first name? Was he in England
during the time he appears to be missing from the censuses? i.e. did he
emigrate and then return?
I found Hannah Orpe living at 40 Hanover Street in the 1901 census and think
this may be Rose Hannah Orpe. She was a widow and one of her children was
named Elijah. I suspect you have already found this info.
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From: "PAMELA GROVES" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:13 AM
Subject: [STS] WHERE WAS THE ELUSIVE ELIJAH ORPE FROM 1861 TO 1906
> Hello List,
> My 2x Great Grandmother Hannah Orpe had a brother name ELIJAH Orpe he was
> born about 1835 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK
> Their Parents were Thomas Orpe and Mary Flower.
> The only time I have seen ELIJAH Orpe's name is in the 1861 Census.
> I have looked at different ways of Spelling the Surname ORPE/ORPPE/
> But have not found any ELIJAH anywhere.
> It is as if he disappered of the face of the earth.
> Yet I know he did not die until January 5, 1906.
> As a Distant Relative has the same problem in finding him in the
> 1841/1851/ 1871/1881/1891/1901 Censuses?
> We have tried allways to find him.
> But there is not a Peep out of him.
> Please could someone help us to track down our BRICK WALL of finding him.
> I have also not found a Marriage for him yet know he did Marry as in the
> 1861 Census he was married to Sarah Ann ?
> They had one daughter to our knowledge name Rose Hannah Orpe born between
> 1859 -1860.
> RoseHannah Orpe/Harp married Enoch Plant in 1877 at St, John, Stoke on
> Trent, Staffordshire, England.
> When ELIJAH Died in January 1906 his daughter registered his death, it
> said his usual address was 30, Hanover street, Stoke on Trent,
> Staffordshire, England.
> Rosehannah Plant nee Orpe was living at 25, Princes Street, Hanley,
> Staffordshire, England.
> Please help us find the Elusive ELIJAH ORPE
> Thank you in advance for any information I might receive.
> Kind Regards
> Pamela J Groves
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