Okewood, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

OAKWOOD, or Okewood, a chapelry in Abinger, Wotton, and Ockley parishes, Surrey; adjacent to Sussex, 5¼ miles N W by N of Horsham r. station, and 8½ S S W of Dorking. It was constituted in 1853; and its post town is Ockley, under Dorking. Pop. in 1861, 703. Houses, 134. Pop. of the Abinger portion, 417; of the Wotton portion, 218. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £322. Patron, W. J. Evelyn, Esq. The church stands on a low eminence, surrounded by woods; is rude early English, with heavy buttresses and pointed roof; and contains a good brass of Sir Edwardde la Hale of 1431.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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