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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Hi Caerfai, I am very sorry but I do not have a Sheila in my tree, lots of O'Prays all orginating from Whitehaven but no Sheila, I also got your message from Ancestry but thought I would answer on here instead. Do you know the names of any of Sheila's siblings ? Why do you think she is...
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Hi Lee, It is a very interesting story and shows the sorrow that the familys must have gone through..... My dad used to talk to me about it when I was younger, all the familys that lost loved ones were given a tissue hankerchief with all the details on by the royal family, I remember seeing it...
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Thank you for all your help, will let you know how i get on, i am sure i will be back for some help :biggrin: Kath
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Thank you for your interest in trying to help me :) Ive been looking and I have found this one: william O'Pray born 20th feb 1872 in campsie, sterlingshire , father John O'Pray and mother Eliza Mcgibbony how do i find out if this is the one ? Thanks again
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Hi Dave, Yes, its strange that it says he was born in UK on 1901 census but cant find him in 1891, 1881 census. Over the years people have contacted me to ask if the O'Prays in my family are related to them but I can honestly say I can't say. I remember asking about other O'Pray's killed in...
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Thank you for your welcome and your reply, Over the years I keep looking and getting no where :( Its not a common name so I thought it would be easier..... My maternal side of the family is Murphy orignating from co. Louth Ireland (Bridget & Bernard) have done some work on that, but thats...
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    Searching for O'Pray of Whitehaven, Cumberland

    Hi, I have just joined the site, I have been doing my tree off and on for 10 years. My paternal grandfather James O'Pray died as a result of burns he received from an explosion in the William Pit disaster June 1941, Whitehaven, Cumberland UK, he was 38 and left my grandmother Ellen (Stainton)...
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