I am also researching the Opie family history. My mother is an Opie from Moretonhampstead in Devon. I have managed to go back the the early 1800's in Devon. In addition, I am trying to reconstruct the Opie's in Stithians. So far I have identified 15 contemporaneous families with that name in Stithians, Gwennap and Wendron. I am particularly interested in John Opie, born in 1826 in Moretonhampstead. He was married to Emma Tremaine and had a mother Grace born in about 1781. Do you have any information which could help me.
I will sned you my research when I have got it structured